Amazon Flexes Muscles Against Google and Apple

Amazon is getting amazing again. They are developing new competitive products and services that may give them an edge to position themselves for the new internet social-browser-ipad-mobile device market. Did you notice that their browser speed @ Amazon.com just got noticeably faster?

If we think we are barraged with overkill of apps and services now, the big boys are just getting started. It's a tech revolution and the internet is becoming a huge player in revised marketing plans and strategies.

Here's what Amazon is doing and this is all related to Tweets and Likes, and maybe even some SEO :)

- Amazon's answer to IPAD: why just limit Kindle to books? For $199 here's what you get:
The New Kindle

- Amazon just announced the release of Amazon Silk : a new browser concept that promises a better user experience. Watch the video: Amazon Silk - News Release / Blog


Is the Kindle Fire amazing? At $199 maybe yes!  -  it runs on the new mega-speed Amazon Silk browser:
with rich media content and increasing file sizes being the trend, speed is the key to the best user experience.

from Amazon:
"Modern websites are complex. A typical web page requires 80 files served from 13 different domains. This takes a regular browser hundreds of round trips, and adds seconds to page load times.

Amazon Silk is different in a radical new way. When you use Silk, without thinking about it or doing anything explicit, you’re calling on the computing speed and power of the Amazon Web Services cloud (AWS). We've refactored and rebuilt the browser software stack to push pieces of the computation into the AWS cloud. This lets Silk do more work, more quickly, and all at once. We call this “split browser” architecture.

Silk browser software resides both on Kindle Fire and on the massive server fleet that comprises the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). With each page request, Silk dynamically determines a division of labor between the mobile hardware and Amazon EC2 (i.e. which browser sub-components run where) that takes into consideration factors like network conditions, page complexity and the location of any cached content" 

Shorter Transit Times
"Amazon EC2 is always connected to the backbone of the Internet where round-trip latency is 5 milliseconds or less to most web sites rather than the 100 milliseconds that’s typical over wireless connections. AWS also has peering relationships with major internet service providers, and many top sites are hosted on EC2. This means that many web requests will never leave the extended infrastructure of AWS, reducing transit times to only a few milliseconds." 

I plan to buy one of these so that I can write more about it from a user experience ....and make presentations to clients on my web development services :)   It may take a bit longer than a few milliseconds ...

David Brown
Logion Web Design and Development LLC
Salem, Oregon

Blogger Templates Hot for Likes

Blogger.com (now owned by Google), is a free blog available in the free Google account that can be set up easily by anyone. They just added a new set of "dynamic" template layouts for setting up your blog, and by doing so have leveraged display and other features that takes this platform to a whole new level.

The new dynamic blogger templates are cool in many features, while challenging in others. The possibilities of linking various displays with images to create unique urls from the same blog opens ups a lot of creative opportunities. This new blog, Likes, Tweets, and SEO for Business is just getting started with this format for our own business as well as clients. We already have another project in the works. The bottom line is this : by using the integration of various social and other media tools for marketing, results will start to appear that can be monitored with analytical tools and stats. It's a whole new internet.

Consider these facts: By creating attractive and relevant quality content, people on Facebook are more likely to share it with others, giving more credibility to your brand. See my blog (actually posted after this one)
Viral Marketing on Steroids :)

 (note: the 200 x 200px image used in this blog seems to be a good size for archived posts once a new one is published.) This new blog is still a process of development, including reconfiguring the CSS to place my logo in the header. Consider :
People on Facebook - There are more than  800 million active users!
More than 50% of active users log on to Facebook in any given day
Average user has 130 friends
There are over 900 million objects that people interact with (pages, groups, events and community pages)
Average user is connected to 80 community pages, groups and event
More than 2 billion posts are liked and commented on per day
Onn average, more than 250 million photos are uploaded per day

Mobile -There are more than 350 million active users currently accessing Facebook through their mobile devices

The New Blogger Dynamic Pages

The new blogger.com dynamic templates have a social media tab below each post, in addition to allowing a faster load of code. Although you have a default view when saved, there are seven others shown above that can be used by the viewer: Classic, Flipcard, etc. This default view with the Magazine template opens with a popup page, that when closed then reverts to the main blog page. Try viewing this blog with the other tabs to see the effect.  The bouquet image is a 345 x 378 px aligned right.Notice how some of the templates only show an image which may encourage embedded text with the image to identify a topic that can be clicked on to view. The editing does not seem easy to navigate to, but these new dynamic templates are still in the beta testing stage for my review before fully integrating them with other blogs that I have developed with blogger.com. Nice features though. Good job Google ! As content is becoming more important for page ranking and reputation management, I  am looking forward Google's further development of these dynamic templates for these purposes. - David Brown , Logion Web Design

About Likes, Tweets, and SEO



With the new Blogger dynamic pages, I decided not to retrofit all of prior blog posts to the new format, and started this new blog: Likes, Tweets, and SEO - Search Engine Optimization ( SEO). I have a thirty year background in marketing and sales, am the owner of Logion Web Design and Development LLC, and have been actively involved in web development, design, and SEO for eleven years. My programmer specializes in Adobe Cold Fusion, manages a hosting comapny, and is a domain registrar. Between us we have over twenty five years of diverse internet experience. I am fascinated by the amazing momentum and participation in Facebook, Twitter, and SEO.  My particular focus is to follow the trends of how Facebook and Twitter can be used effectively for SEO.

I work with small business owners both in their website design and development and especially in the integration of SEO into their marketing plan. For an example of an integrated marketing plan I manage the website, write the monthly blog, manage an email campaign with 432 subscribers to date, and manage the Facebook page for one client. There is momentum, increased business, and a buzz just beginning to take off. They have been at the top of Google for their main keyword phrase for five years. My first major website, www.NeonDoc.com, set up in 2001, was an e-commerce and information site in Chicago, and it now used as an advertising site. It's still at the top of Google for Chicago Neon Signs without much SEO effort. I Love it :)

I offer a free consultation to find out more about your business or organization needs and to discuss my services in more detail. Thanks for visiting.

David Brown
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