Quantcast: You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Til It’s Gone

stats1I began using Sitemeter on my Blogger blog before WordPress.com introduced an in house stats program. I began using it here in 2006, still use it on both WordPress.com blogs, and won’t be letting it go any time soon because as Joni Mitchell sang:  you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone. Continue reading

Download your Quantcast Data

stats1 Earlier this year I visited Quantcast and saw that data I wanted access to was not available to me. I knew that as all WordPress.com hosted blogs are monetized and that they were also Quantified, as the Quantcast HTML code is inserted into our blogs by Staff. I emailed Quantcast and officially requested that my site be Quantified and the data be displayed.  Continue reading

Silver Surfers: The New Social Networking Wave

babyboomer coupleThe Pew Internet and American Life Project produce fascinating results that bloggers ought to pay heed to. Blogs, or online journals, are a way for internet users to express themselves creatively or to document their experiences. About one in ten internet users contribute to a blog; one in three internet users read blogs. Continue reading

Buzz.com for Businesses on Facebook

facebook iconsThe changing nature of Facebook  from a college friends connecting site to reflect Fastest Growing Demographic on Facebook: Women Over 55 is accompanied by other shifts as well.  Facebook is teaming with business men and women  focused on entering relationships with future partners, investors, clients, employees and customers.  More than 1.5 million local businesses have active Pages on Facebook. Continue reading