This news is just too good not to share. As a person who has watched the page ranks of several of my blogs ping-pong around, going from PR4 to unranked, back to PR3 to unranked. At one time I was tracking and graphing it, but it just became to be too depressing.
Google Giving up Page Rank Algorithm - via ineedhitsblog
Social and Mobile Marketing
We hold a perpetual license to this patent. In October 2003, we extended our exclusivity period to this patent through 2011, at which point our license will become non-exclusive. The PageRank patent expires in 2017.
- Linkedin is set for an IPO in early 2011 - It's 2010 revenue was estimated at $200 million, so if you're not on Linkedin get onto it ASAP!
- Facebook will hold off on an IPO until April 2012.
- MySpace have started massive layoffs - up to 47% of staff worldwide will go.
- ClickZ has outlined seven online marketing trends worth reading.
I think 2011 is going to be one of those years where everyone has different ideas about what technology is important to marketers. I worry that we will be unable to continue to adapt as more and more technology is available on smaller screens, in different format.
This may be the year to find a niche, set a marketing plan, hire a technical person to do what you cannot do, and be flexible enough to change as technology changes. May the gods of 3G, 4G, WAP, WLAN and all the acronyms be with you.