While surfing the web, I found some interesting stuff. You may really like; you may not. That’s how this thing goes.
• The Insult that Made a Man Out of “Marcy”
Gail Simone takes on stereotypes about female superheros.
• Hopelessly Devoted
A great review of Jen Van Meter’s Hopeless Savages.
• Comics, Everybody! The History of Captain Marvel
A wonderful comic going over the history of Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel.
• Could ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Get a Major Female Superhero Into The Avengers?
Yes, please, I so want a Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers) movie. Also it better have Rocket Racoon.
• The Cost of Entrepreneurship
I completely identify with this post. The last two years of my life have been my family and friends wondering where I am and why I never have time.
• Keeping Amazing People on the Team
Love this post from Rand about keeping an amazing team, and this makes me extra proud to be part of SEOmoz.
• Q&A: Anna Zola Miller of The Open Doors Project
Anna Zola Millers talks about the subversion and popularity of fanart and fanfiction.
• Time Ladies
Time ladies be rad.
• Katniss vs. Harry: Hunger Games outsells Harry Potter on Amazon
And they say ladies can’t carry a lead in a book. Thanks, Katniss, for proving that Harry could’ve been Hermione.
• 10 Reasons to Watch (and Love!) ‘Imagine Me & You’
A great round-up of why Imagine Me & You is a great romance.
• Weird, Area Woman Wasn’t Harassed Today
Oh, the Onion, you always say the most true things.
• What Happens When Thousands Of Teen Girls Ask Seventeen To Stop Selling Them Out?
An amazing campaign to get Seventeen to stop Photoshop everything and making women look unrealistic.
• Why boys don’t read girls (sometimes)
More about how gender is completely a social construct and how we shouldn’t tell children what a “boys” item is and what a “girls” is.
• Stocks Perform Better If Women Are On Company Boards
Putting more women on the board and in other executive roles means more profits. Hrmm… perhaps this should be a trend.
• Fem-i-nist Adjective
Just a reminder.
• Data That Persuades: My SES presentation, with notes
Love Ian’s slides about making your data work for you and not make everyone’s eyes bleed.
• Anatomy of a Successful Landing Page
A great reminder what you need to put into your landing pages.
• Schrödinger’s Email List: Are Your Readers Dead or Alive?
Great resources for kicking your email list into shape and giving your readers what they want.
• Easy To Advanced Uses Of Cell Formatting In Excel
The amazing Annie Cushing schools us on making our Excel spreadsheets lovely.
• How to Keep Scrapers from Ruining Your Content Strategy
Want to stop duplicate content problems due to scrapers snagging your content?
• 12 Lessons You Need To Learn Before Settling Down
So much yes to this. You need to be assured in yourself before going into a life-long commitment.
• An Unexpected Ass Kicking
You never know where you can meet the most interesting people.
• Letter from Gay Son to Romney-Supporting Dad: “My Dad Was Going to Vote for Romney, Until I Wrote Him This Letter”
A son’s letter to his father about the upcoming presidential election.
Recipes (I want to try.)
• Keyword Analysis in a world of 100% ‘Not Provided’
Worried about ‘not provided’ taking over your keyword analysis? Rob talks through some other keyword strategies.
• SERP Crowding & Shrinkage: It’s Not Your Imagination
Dr. Pete’s noticing what Google’s up-to so we don’t have to.
• The Google Rank-Modifying Spammers Patent
Digging through Google’s patent, Bill discovers that Google may be adjusting rankings of black/gray hat pages and waiting to see what the site’s SEO does.
• Visualize your Site’s Link Graph with NodeXL
Make an awesome chart of your links. #datanerdy
• How Google Quality Raters Rate Websites
Screenshots of what Google’s human raters see.
• 5 Ways that Social Media Impacts SEO
Ways social media helps your SEO. That’s right, time to work together.
• Catching Up with your Local Competitors & Automating Citation Discovery
How to check out both your local SEO citations and your competitors.
• Broken Link Building using BuzzStream
Paddy shows us how to use broken links for our advantage with our link building campaigns.
• Demand for SEO Professionals Has Never Been Greater [Study]
I love that my industry is so in demand, and I hope that more people start doing white hat work.
• Step by Step Guide to the Google+ Business/Local Merge Verification Process
Confused at what’s going on with Google+ and Google Places? Dive in with this guide.
• Introducing the Structured Data Dashboard
You can now look how your rich snippet progress and check them all in Webmaster Tools.
• eCommerce SEO Guide: Strategy & Content Quality
A great look on how you can improve your e-commerce product pages and overtake competitors that are using link farms.
• NASA-JPL Systems Engineer and Viterbi School Alumna on Early Influences and Designing Curiosity’s Parachute
“The reason why I’ve done everything I’ve done is because I’m such a Doctor Who fan. Sci-fi just kind of gives you the idea that anything is possible, and there’s this massive universe out there. I always knew I was interested in space exploration from that sense of wonder.”
• Get Serious – Your Blog IS a Community
Community starts right on your blog!
• Twitter Numbers: What’s YOUR Ratio?
What numbers can really matter on Twitter.
• Custom URLs for profiles and pages: a first step
Finally, Google+ gets on board with vanity URLs. Or URLs that a human can use.
• Klout Score Formula Insights
Klout’s been changing their formula. I hope this makes their measurements more realistic.
• Look At How Many Fake Followers The Most Popular People On Twitter Have
An interesting app that looks your Twitter followers and sniffs out bought followers.
• Learnings from My Pinterest Experiment
Testing out Pinterest for your business, a beginning how-to and measuring your efforts.
• Sorry, Young Man, You’re Not the Most Important Demographic in Tech
This is so true. Women are the early adopters, and we tend to be the ones buying the most devices for everyone in our family.
• The UX of TV
I love this. I don’t know if I’ll ever use my TV as my main connection to the internet, but I definitely play a lot of stuff that it not cable TV or from my DVD player.
• How to Get a Job as a Developer in Less Than Six Months
Learning to code is hard work, but you can do it!
• In Google’s Inner Circle, a Falling Number of Women
Google is doing work to retain women, but the number in Larry Page’s inner circle has fallen significantly.