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JoHarrington
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on 10/23/2012

Brandon wrote this weeks ago:  Zynga Falls - Could it be due to lack of Creativity?

Three hours ago, Zynga went under.

I know that I've just Tweeted his article to all of my friends!  He so called it.  Go Brandon!  (But what a shame for Zynga.)


JoHarrington
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on 10/23/2012

Ah!  That contextualises it all a bit more.  I've never been a big fan of Facebook, so I didn't encounter too much of Zynga. 

But I'm very, very well aware of what's happening over with Jagex.  They've taken the Runescape that we knew and loved and basically monetised it into submission.  The whole gaming industry is in a massive shake up right now.

Steam is doing well though!

Microsoft sheds 10% of their staff just to keep things fresh?  Wow!  They deserve to go under!  Even if I didn't already think dark thoughts about them re their past mess ups, I would now.


lobobrandon
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on 10/23/2012

Thanks for spotting this Jo and also tweeting about it. Ryan, Zynga doesn't just depend on FB anymore - they've now gone and taken over G+ too. Ok not taken over, but they're present there as well. 


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katiem2
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on 10/24/2012

Struggling is the que to evolve in today's changing economy. Anyone and Everyone will do good to realize this and stop waiting for things to go back to the way they where. 

 

Things will never be the same, it's the natural eb and flow of change, as does every generation we are experiencing a pivotal change that will evolve into a new way of life as we know it.

The companies that downsize, if you will, maybe the companies to thrive and succeed in tomorrows market place.

Just saying...


lobobrandon
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on 10/24/2012

That's definitely true ryank. But, it's not the lack of mobile advertising, the method of monetisation needs to be changed. Google's profit margin has decreased as well and it's due to the same reason. But, they do have ads - just that they don't seem that great on the mobile


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katiem2
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on 10/24/2012

Yes that bubble lurks over head does it not.... and yet where will we go, everyone uses the net for everything in the present time... dot com may be dead but author branding has never been more useful. They gotta get those results from somewhere.

 

Brandon, BTW, Not to underscore your insights, great job Brandon, spot on friend. 


nightowl
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on 10/24/2012

ryank: 10/24/2012 - 01:11 PM

Is Wizzley iPad and iPhone friendly? I don't own either so I'm oblivious, somebody should create an 'iPad viewer' or 'iPhone viewer' so that we can see what our stuff looks like on those devices!

Wizzley is responsive, to some extend. Here's a nice tool for testing a website on all sorts of mobile device displays:

http://www.responsinator.com/


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lobobrandon
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on 10/24/2012

Ryan, I did get a spike in views, but not much. However, my G+ account had a lot going on people were commenting like crazy on one post where I had shared the link. It's the first time I wrote a news kind of article, so it was interesting that this happened.


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lobobrandon
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on 10/24/2012

Since we're talking about optimization and stuff here, I guess you'll would like this site. It's not much, but helps give a general idea of what's going on:

http://www.woorank.com/en/www/wizzley.com

 

PS: Google "types of shells" without quotes and check out Pam's article it's got a rating... How did that happen? I don't seem to spot any kind of rating module on the article. 


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lobobrandon
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on 10/24/2012

Post got sent twice so edited this.


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lobobrandon
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on 10/25/2012

Hmm now I know how that rating got there! I found it from the woorank thing as the top ranked pages (and their keywords). 


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lobobrandon
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on 10/25/2012

Just checked again, Ryan the articles aren't ranked 5/5. Check again and see Night Owls recipe one that's ranked when you search site:wizz... 


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lobobrandon
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on 10/25/2012

No Ryan... check this google search: http://goo.gl/ojDqm

The fourth result is: Rating: 4.9 - 8 votes (That's this article: http://wizzley.com/recipes/) It's got 8 thumbs up. Why is the rating 4.9 and not 5 then? That's what I need an answer to :)


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lobobrandon
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on 10/27/2012

Ryan have you managed to use adsense ads for your website? The responsive thing I mean? 


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lobobrandon
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on 11/12/2012

Nope. I just re-did the basic design to make all the ads 250sq's so that it looks fine on all screen sizes.  Did you manage to do it?


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lobobrandon
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on 11/12/2012

Haha :) 


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