FaceBook Ghost Town, Black Thursday, Cyber Monday, more, Speedlink 46:2012

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a great week. This weeks “top of the charts” list undoubtedly is all about Black Friday and Cyber Monday (shameless promotion). Actually, there are several reports out there that are saying that the “tradition” may be changing as most deals where up and running as early as Thursday, specially online. On the other hand, there are many Cyber Monday deals that already started, and many are offered all the way to the end of the month. Have you purchased anything yet? I’m going crazy (online), lol.

Anyway, one particular report that called my attention was that of TechCrunch, whose headline is self-explanatory.. Wow! Out of control?

A Glimpse Of The Apocalypse: Walmart Customers Fight Over Phones On Black Friday

On a different front, a recent study from recommend.ly suggests that business activity using FaceBook pages can also be dubbed as being a”Ghost Town”. With over 5.7 million Facebook Pages examined, recommend.ly found that 70 percent of the Pages it studied aren’t actively posting, with Pages in the Community, Company and Public Figure categories especially inactive. Marketingland.com, reports that there has been a lot of debate about whether Facebook is purposely making brand/business content less visible in fans’ News Feeds, in favor of paid content. What do you think about this?

Finally, for AdSense users, Google has yet released another new feature to filter ads. “Using the technology behind Google Image Search, you’ll now be able to upload an image file from your computer to search for related image ads; you can then review and take action on the returned ads.”

As usual, in no particular order:

SEO/Inbound Marketing

Content Marketing/Small Business Bites

Social Web/Other Roundups and Cool Stuff

Why You Might Want to Do SEO on Someone Else’s Site – Whiteboard Friday

This week, Rand discusses this theory and shares a few reasons why (along with examples of how) you should work SEO on someone else’s page to help yourself.

That’s it! Enjoy and have a great weekend.


DiTesco is a Business and Inbound Marketing Consultant, and founder of iBlogzone.com. iBlogzone's main objective is to help startups and small business owners achieve success in their online ventures. | More About Me and my Digital Marketing Services in SP Brazil.

7 thoughts on “FaceBook Ghost Town, Black Thursday, Cyber Monday, more, Speedlink 46:2012

  • Hi DiTesco,
    I never left the house on Black Friday or spent one dime. I think it’s horrible how people behave over a few bargains. It’s really not that serious!

    I haven’t tried the AdSense image search yet. I’m waiting for someone else to dive in and let me know what they think before I go there (hopefully Lisa will do a video) 🙂

    Rand is always so animated. He seems so passionate and you can tell that he loves his job! btw – did you see the presentation where my friends from Heyo showed him a thing or two about Facebook SEO? Let me know if you need the link, it’s a good one.

    Thanks for the link LUV!

    • LOL, Ileane. I spent a lot of dimes already with this “black Friday” thing 🙂 I know what you mean about those people going frenzy over bargains..

      BTW, thanks for that link you sent me about the Mozinar from Heyo.. That is priceless and the little over 1 hour is totally worth it. Excellent!

  • I think its barbaric to act like that over a deal! Its sad that we have a Holiday to be thankful and the very next day we trample people to get a good deal because they want more.. I did go out and shop once the crowds slowed down and things weren’t crazy but for goodness sake these types of people drive me crazy!

  • I’ve done all my holiday shopping online for the last 5 years. LOL
    I don’t dare go out in that mess. It actually scares me – not just from a cootie stand point…. but from a physically getting hurt stand point.

    OT: I hadn’t see the Whiteboard Friday you posted and was glad to catch it.
    Never thought about what Rand was saying – good idea.


  • I snagged a few great deals on Black Friday. There were a lot of them I wanted, but there just wasn’t enough money to go around for them all. Cyber Monday deals were decent too, but after the Friday deals I didn’t have much left to spend on them. I wish we had sales like these two days a few more times per year. There was also a lot of fighting over deals in the news too. Some of them were outright crazy, and a little sad actually.

    • Hi Ray. I hear you.. I too went a bit crazy over the BF and did a bit more on Cyber Monday. That’s it though, I done buying stuff. Now wondering if I’ll really ever get to use the stuff and memberships I purchased, LOL.

      Thanks for stopping by

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