Category SXSWi

An Actual New Kind of Search Engine

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About a year ago, I wrote about my disdain for Bing, an aversion that still holds true. Their searches are irrelevant, the ads seem to mock, and Bing’s self-righteous nature only makes me dislike it even more. (In case you are wondering, I’m team Chrome.) But, thanks to a newly released search engine, I have a new respect for those reevaluating the original engine-y model. This new model, Blekko, is a search engine that eliminates the spam and paid search results. A search engine that doesn’t pull up spam? What a novel idea. No more jumping to the top of the line just because you’ve got money; Blekko is not swayed by socioeconomic status.

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Round-Up: What I Learned at SXSWi 2012

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By Kelsey Jones

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Bethaney and I are on a plane right now, waiting to head back home to Kansas after being in Austin, Texas for South by Southwest Interactive this week.

To say that SXSWi was information overload would almost be an understatement. There are was so many people to meet, sessions to take in, and things to do that every day seemed overwhelming. That being said, we still had a blast.

What we learned at SXSWi is definitely going to help us become better internet marketers. Here are some key points I learned from some of the sessions.

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