René Pickhardt on May 25th, 2011

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Since I will hold a session at this years future music camp about search engine optimization of band websites and the importance of the homepage for a bands online marketing I was preparing everything and looking up some statistics. With my band In Legend we have been right away [...]

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René Pickhardt on May 24th, 2011

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Yesterday I clicked on Eli Parisers site moveon.org and right away I was surprised that the AddThis plugin under the headline story offered facebook, email, twitter AND meinVZ (one of germanys biggest social networking sites) I asked a friend in the states to visit moveon.org. For him the plugin [...]

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René Pickhardt on May 24th, 2011

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: As everyone knows I am doing quite a lot search engine optimization for my band In Legend. After the new records Ballads and Bullets has been released last friday and I had already optimized the website so it would rank #1 for lyric search and also quite well if [...]

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René Pickhardt on May 23rd, 2011

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: So today I’ll start my research about the 57 signals Google uses to personalize search results. To verify that Google uses your Location to tailor search results was an easy score. After the experiment we can be 100% certain that your location is one of the 57 signals. Well [...]

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René Pickhardt on May 18th, 2011

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Of course your band’s website is not youtube! So you might ask what youtube has to do with my series about the perfect band website. If you are a musician and you want to survive on the Internet you have to have a music video running on youtube. As [...]

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René Pickhardt on May 18th, 2011

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Ok this article is overdue! Open source is the way to go. I could now give an almost infinitly long list of reasons and examples where and why open source is winning. But instead I want to give you just an experience from my last two weeks. Before I [...]

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René Pickhardt on May 17th, 2011

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Since my blog post on Eli Pariser’s Ted talk about the filter bubble became quite popular and a lot of people seem to be interested in which 57 signals Google would use to filter search results I decided to extend the list from my article and list the signals [...]

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René Pickhardt on May 9th, 2011

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: As stated before I did my first testings with Neo4j. Now I wanted to include Neo4j to GWT which is actually very straight forward but for some reasons I was fighting with it for quite a while. I even had to emberass myself by asking stupid questions on the [...]

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René Pickhardt on May 6th, 2011

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Yesterday Julia Preusse – who started her PhD studies at WeST just a month before I did – had a talk about her research interests. She is interested in communities and the behaviour of users in discussions. I thought she was having some interesting ideas. That is why I [...]

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René Pickhardt on May 5th, 2011

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: For my social news stream application I am heavily thinking about the right software to support my backend. After I designed a database model in MySQL I talked back to Jonas and he suggested to search for a better suiting technology. A little bit of research brought me to [...]

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