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Eyewitness account of dog attack

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Participants: Logan Young: victim #1 Dennis Yu: victim #2 Joe Merkel: witness Geoff Bartlett: attack dog owner   Regarding the dog attack from my point of view (Joe Merkel): I was on the laptop, on the couch. Suddenly, Logan’s leaving. I just barking and growling, all that. I look over;… Read more »

Competition is for losers

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In his new book “Zero to One” and in this awesome Stanford startup lecture, Peter Thiel talks about how companies need to differentiate such that you have no competitors. That sounds ridiculous, if you’re a consultant, since there are so many other consultants out there beating their chests, all saying they’re… Read more »

Do you want to really understand Dennis Yu?

I did an experiment yesterday on Facebook. I posted a quote, unattributed. Post by Dennis Yu.   And it got a few dozens likes immediately. Ironically, it was a Simon Sinek quote, which a few people spotted. Martin Luther King was able to get 250,000 people together Washington DC on… Read more »

Dennis Yu is an interest target for boosted posts!

You know my new-found love for boosted posts. One of my complaints has been that core audience targeting hasn’t been available in this streamlined interface. There are fewer options. And even within the interest targeting, options you’d find in precise targets aren’t here. For example, you can select Infusionsoft in… Read more »

Small Business Tells All– How He Achieved 1081 Percent Growth on Facebook

Hello Dennis, After following the instructions for Dennis’ AppSumo video, I was able to build a following of 3,775 fans of my FB page (from 300). That’s good news. When I post a link to a new page of my webcomic or something, my “Feedback” percentage tends to be in… Read more »

Facebook Fan Page updates showing up in Google Alerts

I set up Google Alerts to monitor a number of keywords– and increasingly I’ve noticed how updates to Facebook pages are now showing up.  Part of this is the fact that Google is increasingly using social signals to determine rankings, since what might have gotten hundreds of links a few… Read more »

Want to be a well-known affiliate blogger? My interview with Murray Newlands

I was able to catch up Murray Newlands, a famous blogger. We were able to have nice about his work in affiliate marketing, and the secret behind site, Murraynewlands.com, an affiliate blog that came from nowhere and is now everywhere in Google and twitter. Not only has he some great… Read more »

India conferences canceled, but Dennis Yu attends anyway!

But I am still going anyway.  The terrorists seek to stop business and tourism from transpiring.  Going to check out Mumbai, Bangalore, New Delhi, and Chandigahr.  Will be back in Boulder on December 12th. But hey– we have SMX Sydney in April 2010, featuring Dennis Yu and Gillian Muessig presenting… Read more »

Google provides self-serve display advertising

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Google placed in beta yesterday a new service to create free display ads.  This is a cleaner implementation, in my opinion to what Yahoo and AdReady have with MyAds.  Slowly, Google is moving from text-based to true self-serve advertising.  This is going to put a lot of low-value designers out… Read more »

Why People Fail (Must be present to win)

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Perhaps a pessimistic title— I’ve had my fair share of failure, so I thought I’d share my understanding of what causes that to happen in companies and projects that I’ve worked on. The main reason?  Not starting.  Yes, it really is that simple.  People have all kinds of reasons why… Read more »

When people take Facebook too seriously….

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Today I received two “urgent” messages from a Facebook user named Brian Zisk. They are both similar in content and tone, so I’ll just post one of them below.   There is a game on Facebook called “Friends For Sale“.  You buy and sell friends, and in the process are able… Read more »