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Most of these logos, created by gamer Steve Napierski, are remixed in a way that you would immediately recognize the real brand behind it, others might take a second look. I didn’t get Belmont = Dupont and Tonberry = Burberry at first, but might vary according to your exposure to those brands each and every day.
The bigger problem, for me at least, is to recognize the actual computer game (for ex. Subzero being a character from Mortal Kombat) which shows how firmly established brand logos are in my brain, and, that I obviously didn’t play enough games in my childhood 🙂
Yesterday Google announced a major(!) upgrade to its search ranking algorithm which will drastically change the way designers and more importantly online marketeers will think about their website layouts. In Google’s ongoing effort to help users find more high-quality websites in search results, the company will introduce an improved algorithm. From then on Google will not only analyse content and keywords but also the page layout, more importantly the placements and usage of ads. Continue reading “Google Now Analyzes Ad Placements – Improves Search Ranking Algorithm”
Hootsuite, the social media management dashboard, released an infographic showing the top 15 trending brands on twitter from 2011. To round out the trendiest topics they also included Topics, Tags and in Memorium Trends.
Interesting to note MySpace is still at #7
even though the network is pretty much dead (Nielsen ranks them at #5 of social networks & blogs, before Google+ and tumblr) , and, RIM even makes it into the top 15. The data in this series was collected by WhatTheTrend from over 500,000 trends which appeared on twitter.com Continue reading “Top 15 Brands On Twitter 2011”
Google’s got a creative and tricky search result once again. After “tilt” or “do a barrel roll” it’s now “let it snow”. People who aren’t celebrating christmas can type in “hannukah”. Google started with those tricks some time ago but since new web technologies emerged and still continue to do so they not only pimp their doodles but also create better and better search results. Continue reading “Let It Snow, Google”
Matt Cutts from Google has been asked if Google would favor sites that are built following SEO Best Practice techniques, and, that there must be many technically poor sites that actually have fantastic content which shouldn’t be penalised. His answer:
Did you know that Berkshire Hathaway produced Textiles before getting into the private equity business? Or Sony producing Rice cookers before conquering and (at least partially) losing the electronics world? Check out the answers and Nokia shoes from 1936… Continue reading “Best Pivots in Business: Did you know Berkshire Hathaway was into Textiles?”
For the first time ever Google showed an advertisement during the Super Bowl. As guessed correctly by John Battelle it was “Parisian Love”, a cute story around a guy searching for topics around Paris.
I like it. What do you think?