Thomas Keeley

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I know that for many people, online reputation management is always a major issue, especially for those of us who work on projects that aren’t related to our current employment.
One of the biggest challenges in online reputation management is the powerful caching and indexing power of search engines like Google and Yahoo. With their [...]

Unfortunately, it looks like Google is calling it quits (at least for now) on its Print Ads program.
From AdWeek:
In a entry posted Tuesday on the corporate blog, Spencer Spinnell, director of Google Print Ads, said the company would stop selling print ads on Feb. 28, and that all previously purchased campaigns would cease [...]

Pandora to add commercials

With the economy hurting just about every industry, it looks like even some of the most successful and “sticky” websites on the net are going to be making changes to increase revenue. This time, it looks like it’s Pandora that is going to try their luck with increasing their advertising potential:
Pandora has recently rolled [...]

On January 6th, both the “twitter-sphere” and “blogosphere” was enraged with frustration after the traditionally reliable platform was offline for 38 minutes, bringing many businesses and nonprofits to a temporary standstill.
From, which hosts CRM and other enterprise applications over the Internet for thousands of companies, said on its community site that the [...]

With the economy continuing to decline, companies of all sizes are now finding themselves having to make adjustments to their marketing budgets, while still hoping to maintain consistency in performance and conversion.
This was made quite clear in a report released today on

It makes sense that you would see the largest increase in the two [...]

Next Stop, DreamForce 2008

Starting Sunday afternoon I’ll be in San Francisco for the DreamForce 2008 User and Developer Conference.

For those of us in the nonprofit sector who currently use, this is a great opportunity to see what other organizations are doing, but more importantly to see how people are using SaaS outside of the nonprofit sphere.
One [...]

I received an email from the folks at Google AdSense this afternoon; however this email has to be by far the most interesting one that I have received:
Dear Publisher,
We understand that the recent economic turmoil has created a lot of uncertainty in the lives of AdSense publishers. During these difficult times, we’re continuing to invest [...]

Is Blogging Dead?

Starting a new blog with a post titled “Is Blogging Dead?” is probably not how most bloggers would recommend starting a new venture, however based on some discussions and posts I’ve read, I can’t help but chime in on the question.
This question was derived from a post by Paul Boutin at, “Twitter, Flickr, Facebook [...]

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