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Blogging ideas – Matt Cutts suggests what is good content

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Matt Cutts from Google did a presentation in Paris a while back and during it made some suggestions about what can make good content for a blog, content that might get you some quality traffic:

  • Provide a useful service – Blog about legal issues for example
  • Do original analysis/reporting
  • Provide great information/tutorials
  • Blog from a creative niche
  • Write code and open source it
  • Live Blog
  • Make lists
  • Create controversy
  • Network via your blog
  • Start an event/conference

Here’s his 107min presentation:

Fluffy Links – Tuesday 27th of July 2010

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Have a looksee at the Something Wonderful Comic who are looking for new readers.

Aoife makes her own crisps. Oven-Dried Salt ‘N’ Vinegar. Wow. Yum.

You’ve seen the Joe Duffy soundboard, right?

Handy for all businesses. Bord Bia Marketing Reports.

Parnell Summer school. 8 – 13 August this year is entitled: Gotcha! The Role of Media in Politics and Society

Mrs2Be now has a social media directory of Irish Wedding Suppliers.

Stream or download this album from a great band for free. The Cast of Cheers.

Facebook are looking for a Community Manager, Platform Operations (Dublin)

How to make your own In and Out burger.

Fatboy Slim – Everybody Loves A Carnival

Fluffy Links – Monday July 19th 2010

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Nice. Robin Blandford got to ask Eric Schmidt what he does on his 20% time in Google. And he said…

Sabrina has a great blog post (on her newly designed site) on building newsletters.

Want some financial advice from a Cork based expert? Read Allan’s blog.

Sweet. So far 50 companies have signed up to get Facebook Stickers for their Business Pages. 100 sticker sets still available.

NCI have a career bootcamp coming up in August. Sign up!

Forget the coat-hanger or bump solution. Nice business tips from the recent public talk by Steve McApple from Jobsland.

Into politics and new media? PDF Europe is on in Barcelona.

See, cursing is good. This is my excuse for using the S word, the R word and w Cunt. I mean C word.

Jónsi – Go Do (Jónsi & Nico Muhly @ Bethnal Green Live Sessions)

Fluffy Links – Friday July 16th 2010

Friday, July 16th, 2010

A very short Fluffy Links today.

Stephen compares insurance quotes in Ireland.

Well done Stan Carey, getting a nice mention on the Economist website.

Holger has a list of his top ten Hammer Horror movies.

Love this photo from Phil on the most popular beers during the parades.

Steve Albini doesn’t hold back about the music industry.

Fluffy Links – July 13th 2010

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

New site on all things popculture – Inside The Margin

New to me. Prickly Goo is written and edited by Ruairí. So there you go.

The Terminator is in the screen cinema on the 26th. Nice.

I like the idea of easy to build Google Android apps. Blogging and even Twitter allows unskilled people to show talent. Heck, lots of people started off as web developers thanks to Dreamweaver or even Geocities.

Another BTW is on July 29th.

Feile Icarus is a premium event running in Galway for entrepreneurs and creatives at the end of August.

The Seed

The Seed from Johnny Kelly on Vimeo.

A two-minute animated voyage through nature’s life cycle, following the trials and tribulations of a humble apple seed.

Fluffy Links – Monday July 12th 2010

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Vodafone UK is to become the first mobile phone operator to pass on 100% of donations to charities via text messaging, now there’s a petition to get the networks here to do the same.

Specially negotiated deals via Boards.ie. You don’t need to be a member to avail.

The Ryan Academy has announced a new venture accelerator fund for early stage Irish tech start-ups. Bit I like is:

€50,000 in direct funding, as well as a three-month programme of support from the Ryan Academy for Entrepreneurship, which will include office space, mentorship and specially-designed networking and educational programmes

Cash is handy but mentoring with the right people is worth so much more.

Nice handy app for Android phones. Say when you have left a parking spot so others can find it. Open Spot.

Via Josh Spear MyPlastiki is a catamaran constructed using 12,500 plastic bottles sailing to highlight environmental ideals.

Psycho with live orchestra in the NCH in October. Oh yes.

The Bogus Pogues (Pogues tribute band) are playing their first gig in Róisin Dubh on Friday 16th July during Galway Arts Festival. Tickets are €10 , proceeds go towards a local community gardens project in Galway’s west end.

Here they are covering Thousands are Sailing:

Happy Marchingseason

Best trailer for a conference ever? Dotconf

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

The young lad Traynor’s accent is spot on there!

Fluffy Links – Wednesday July 7th 2010

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Nice review from Cian on the new Oxegen iPhone app. Really well thought out.

I mentioned this on Twitter recently, nope, Lidl are doing hotel breaks.

SME and trying Online Marketing? Why not take Doris Murphy’s survey?

Bizcamp comes to Galway. Nice to see Enterprise Ireland sponsor it. Even if their local staff believe entrepreneurs are born, not made.

Saw Kirsten Rutherford and her Underground Restaurant on the BBC last night. Great idea and she also runs a farmers market in the house and gardens too!

The Noisy Idiot Dilemma – first 2 chapters.

via Joey

Caribou – Odessa

Bacon Explosion with Irish Pork

Monday, July 5th, 2010

Heart attack on a plate. Worth it. So we decided to make an Irish Pork Bacon Explosion last weekend. My friend Jonathan did all the work while I took photos.

Streaky bacon weaved together
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Sausage meat plastered on top
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Barbecue sauce put on that
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Cooked bacon bits sprinkled on top
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Rolled and then weaved
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Fluffy Links – Monday July 5th 2010

Monday, July 5th, 2010

Swedish Pirate Party will run the Pirate Bay from inside parliament if they get enough seats. Amazing hack of the political system.

Eolai selling paintings with a countdown to zero price. Worth buying without the reductions in my opinion.

Liking the website of Luke Abbott. Lot of posts on viral marketing there. Some nice insights too.

Cork Food Web. Mini-social web.

This rocks. Inspiring and engaging talk about Facebook Games, psychology and game theory to better the world.

Delighted that the Mulley Comms Facebook study got mentioned on All Facebook and Inside Facebook.

Study of iPad and Kindle reading speeds.

Inspiring video from Stephen Fry about everything including how kindness is more powerful than justice.

STEPHEN FRY: WHAT I WISH I’D KNOWN WHEN I WAS 18 from Peter Samuelson on Vimeo.