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Speaking at SES “Search, PR and the Social Butterfly” London and NY

I will be speaking at SES London and New York on a session called Search, PR and the Social Butterfly with a good friend of mine Mel Carson, Microsoft Advertising Community Manager at Microsoft Advertising.

“RT this. Take social media to the boardroom! Social media continues to spread its wings with the advent of Google Social Search, Bing, Twitter Search and Yahoo’s Twitter-like moves. With the demise of traditional media outlets and the rise of search and social, PR firms have also gotten a big lift and muscled in on the territory once ruled by advertising agencies. Time to eighty-six the anachronistic press kits and media lists and hand over the keyword rich online status updates and Twitter feeds. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear firsthand from online PR/social media pros that bridge the best of both worlds while influencing SEO via Profiles, Fans, Tweets, Friends and Follows.”

Social Mention a real time search platform

I recently found this fantastic tool called Social Mention, a real time search platform.

Been playing around with it and found it to be really useful for several things but mostly to get a feel for the general buzz out there. The tools is limited when it comes to other languages out-side of English, but I am sure that it will be fixed as the tool develops.

I have tested their alert services and they work great take what Google does with their alerts little further adding sites and mentions that Google does not include. Their alert are however limited to only one delivery per day, while Google is quite dynamic and delivers material as it happens.

Verdict: Great tool, worth using and best of all it is free!

55% of those using Twitter are male

According to MSN Twitter traffic is 55% men, 23.02% of the traffic comes from users aged 18 – 24 with 18 and younger at around 23%. The age group 50+ counts for around 16% of Twitter traffic and by the looks of it users belonging to the older demographics are starting to use Twitter more and more.

Traffic to Twitter seems to be balancing as the USA now counts for 30.5% of traffic according to Alexa with India at 8.4% coming second and Japan third with around 8.1%. According to MSN those searching online for the keyword “twitter” seem to match the user behaviour above with about 56% of searcher being male and 23% aged 18 – 24.

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