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10 websites to get you started in 2009

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In the new year its all about doing what we do better, streamlining it and being more effective, here is a list of websites and blog posts that just might help you get that ball rolling.

Lee Odden whom I respect very much has just posted an article about 6 social search engines. The great thing about this, is that I have not heard of any of these before and I love when there are new shiny things out there that might make what we do better. Let me know what you think.

Contrary to how some of you might use Twitter or better yet, the way you add followers, I like to check out who’s following me before I follow them back. With that being said, Taly Weiss started following me the other day, and as I’m wont to do, I checked out her bio and then checked out her  blog site, Trendspotting, This site has so much cool data that it can only help to shape your opinions to make you smarter. I’m glad we found each other.

So staying on the topic of Twitter, if you don’t know what Mr. Tweet is yet, I’d suggest you investigate. Do so at your own risk since it helps you determine who you should follow. You could end up using it all day. But even better, check out Mr. Tweet’s blog too.

And while you’re at it, read this article about the 10 ways that twitter will be changing blog design in 2009. I’m not sure I totally agree with it, but you can definitely see how Twitter is weaving it’sw ay into the fabric of what do online.

I haven’t used this yet but at $139 a year for online  computer and technical support, it isn’t a bad deal. Although iYogi led me to think it was a yoga site.

Here’s a great list of the up and coming companies of  the 2009 Social CRM/CRM 2.0 Space, maybe one of them might help you or your company?

Profilactic is a social media aggregator/lifestreaming service that pulls together just about everything you and your friends create online, it currently supports 190 social sites.

I came across Ennect somehow somewhere, maybe one of its web marketing components  might work for you?

A very good friend of mine Paul Chaney writes a great blog, check out what his 4 goal words are for 2009 and then go check out the company Paul works for Bizzuka

Ok, so now you have 10 sites or blog posts that can jump start 2009. You see if we can’t share the resources that we bookmark, then how else are we going to get better at what we do? I need to rely on you to help me get better. What sites or blogs would you suggest or recommend?

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4 Responses to “10 websites to get you started in 2009”


  1. 1 Lee Odden January 5, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Hey Marc, thanks for mentioning Online Marketing Blog. I’m glad the roundup on social media search tools was useful. We’ll be trying to do a better job of offering that kind of new information the rest of 2009 too. 🙂

  2. 2 Paul Chaney January 5, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Marc, thanks for the mention of my blog and Bizzuka. It’s a privilege and pleasure to know you my friend. Much success in 09 in spite of economic forecast.

  3. 3 Mike Ermitage January 6, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    I would recommend http://www.tweetworks.com – it gives you group functionality for Twitter. We’re using it to create twitter groups for live events – conferences, seminars – to allow visitors to tweet about everything from what they learned in a session to where the closest place to eat might be.

  4. 4 seosoeasy January 12, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    It was a good start for me in this year 2009 and i really appreciate you for posting this article.I was familiar with some of them in above lists,but other ones are new to me and at the same time it was interesting too.Thank you.


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