Wednesday, October 24, 2007

My "HitTail"

Several months ago at a Red Herring event, I bumped into Mike Levin, the creator of HitTail.

Mike has put together a nifty little SEO tool that tracks the keywords that drive traffic to your site, and then suggests key words that you should emphasize in your content in order to drive more traffic and have a higher page rank. I thought I would give it a try, and it has turned out to be a fun experiment. Here is the top ~30 of my "HitTail":

Appropriately, my #1 search term is "Girls gone wild." You should see some of the search terms I have in my long tail...

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Back in the Saddle... At Least Until Round 2.

It's been a while. My apologies.

As a pre-MBA, half-latina, female, East Coast, VC Analyst, I finally decided that I had one-too-many signifiers, and that it was time to knock off one of those puppies. So the past couple of months, any creative energy I have has been funneled into GMAT studying and essay questions akin to "What do you want to do with the rest of your life?" Gotta love it.

As I've gone through this process, I can't help but wonder whether the "application package" will ever become more of a LinkedIn+Blogger-esque page that would allow an applicant to link to important highlights of their web presence, in addition to containing their essays, resume et. al?

At the very least, will schools ever include "Blog / Web Presence URL:" as one of the template questions alongside "Mailing Address"? That would be a nice touch.

Anyways, this post is a cheapo (nothing easier than breaking a blogging spell by explaining the drought!), but I look forward to jumping back into the blogging dialogue.