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Pinterest vs Tumblr: Not Even a Contest

Image from: Gallery / Shutterstock Attention all: we’ve come to the brink, to the edge, to the precipice. Much-adored microblogging platform Tumblr.com is about to be surpassed in unique visitors by quirky style-wrought upstart Pinterest.com. I know what you’re thinking: these two are in separate categories, with Tumblr falling in the blogging field and Pinterest falling in the personal networking field, but if you’ve ever used either service you’ll know

The Weekly Pulse

Our favorite ballpark, Fenway Park, turned 100 yesterday and Boston Innovation wrote about the ways that the Red Sox used social media to celebrate the birth of the ballpark. This week, the people behind the Red Sox Twitter handle hid 300 ballons filled with tickets around Boston and tweeted out hints about the location of the balloons. What a cool idea! Does your brand have a social personality? AdAge published

Round 2 of Tumblr vs. WordPress vs. Blogspot: FIGHT!

Image from: Mitar Art As a follow-up to a much celebrated blog by Damian Roskill last November I felt it was about time we jump into Round 2 of Tumblr vs. WordPress vs. Blogspot: FIGHT! In addition, to a quick update of the metrics on these platforms, I thought it might be nice to take a look at top blogs from each of these networks. We’ll be taking a look

Tumblr vs. WordPress vs. Blogger: Fight!

Image from: Digital Genetics/Shutterstock Tumblr has been in the news a lot recently because of their huge user numbers (there’s also been some question of whether or not they are a “bot fest” – but I’ll leave that for others to analyze.) Back in 2009, I compared Tumblr to Posterous – but since that time Tumblr has just pulled away. So much so that Posterous seems to have seen the

The Weekly Compete Pulse

Good afternoon! If you haven’t already seen who’s in the lead online, this week we released the Top 250 Websites for August 2011. Take note of which music television station is making a comeback and which industry is taking a dive for the second month in a row. In other news, Amazon seems to be making a big play in the tablet sphere by introducing the Kindle Fire Touch Tablet and

The Weekly Compete Pulse

Spring officially arrived this week, and the Compete team had a great adventure to New York city for Search Engine Strategies. We got to talk with a lot of online marketers there, and we definitely picked up some good marketing tips. Check out some of this week’s news articles that we read and found interesting for online marketers. World Poetry Day was on Monday. Did you celebrate? Many people took

Optimizing Your Personal Branding With Microblogs

WordPress, Tumblr, Posterious, oh my! Every day it seems like a new platform emerges. How many do we really need? Better question is: how many do I really need? According to the Unique Visitors to Tumblr and Posterious, a lot of us think we need them! I have accounts to all three platforms and I’m realizing the need to start thinking about blogging like I think about the e-mail marketing