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This is the February 4 2010 edition of Who's Blogging What, a newsletter that closely monitors 1,100 top web marketing blogs for online professionals involved in social media, search marketing, email, user experience and web analytics. Subscribers are updated with highlights and useful new links every Thursday. If you would like to be kept up to date you may enter your email address in the box at the right.

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The mobile web picked up some speed this week. PR blogger Brian Solis summarized a Morgan Stanley research report describing a world where two out of every three web users are untethered. O'Reilly Radar corroborated with data showing that one of the jewels of the web, social search, was becoming a mobile phenomenon.

The foursquare system of 'checking-in' at a location is getting a lot of attention. The Bravo TV network launched a plan to engage users by having them check-in at show related locations. The media blog Poynter Online described how Canada's Metro News was using foursquare to push location based reviews to followers. Non-media brands told Ad Age about preliminary data indicating a 'huge potential' for directing traffic via check-ins.

Foursquare and its competitors may find their favorite locations to be extremely crowded very soon. Silicon Alley Insider revealed that Facebook is working on check-in technology meaning that people might soon cruise with their favorite networks and provide an attractive moving target for Facebook advertisers.

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The most useful posts of the week

Social Media
  • Facebook Groups Vs Pages: The Definitive Guide [All Facebook]
  • 20+ mind-blowing social media statistics revisited [eConsultancy]
  • Facebook Fan Pages vs. Groups for Marketing and SEO [Fathom SEO]
  • Twitter Demographic Report - Who Is Really On Twitter? [Palatnik Factor]
  • Tips for Promoting New Blogs [Online Marketing Blog]
  • 10 Ways to Build Social Media Expertise Using Personal Web Projects [Harvard Business]
  • Turn Your Blog Into a Social Media Hub [Danny Brown]
  • 3 New Ways to Measure the Social Web [Mashable]
  • American Greetings Launches Twitter Contest for Valentine's Day [ClickZ]
  • The 10 Most Useful Facebook Extensions For Google Chrome [All Facebook]

Search Marketing
  • The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Social Search Engine [John Batelle]
  • First lesson on Social search optimization in Google [Jesper Astrom]
  • The Top 10 SEO Competitor Tools for 2010 [I need hits]
  • Ten Ways to Improve Your AdWords Click-Through Rate [Word Stream]
  • Optimizing Page Speed For Ranking Using Google Tools [SEOMoz]
  • How to Identify New Trends and Generate Easy Traffic [Keyword Driven]
  • Keyword Research with Google Only: No Other Tools Needed [Search Engine People]
  • How To Optimize Pay Per Click Advertising & Control Costs [FutureNow]
  • 5 Free Link Building Tools for Small Business SEO Campaigns [All Business]

User Experience
  • Ten tips for scoping your e-commerce platform [Econsultancy]
  • 5 Places To Create Contact Forms [Developer's Paradise]
  • A Look into Registration Buttons in Web Design [Six Revisions]
  • 25+ beautiful examples of hand drawn elements in web design [Richworks]
  • Five free tools to choose perfect colors for your website [Zparacha]
  • Splash Pages: Bad for Usability, Bad for SEO [Shimon Sandler]
  • Everything You Need to Know About Image Compression [Noupe]
  • 10 Useful Tools to Develop, Monitor, Evaluate or Debug Web Pages [Center Networks]

Email Marketing
  • 7 Tips for Writing Better Email Subject Lines [SitePoint]
  • Subscription forms: list growth and sign-up language [Email Marketing Reports]
  • The Most Oopsy-Prone Elements Of Email Marketing [Email Insider]
  • Using Twitter to Drive List Growth [The Email Wars]

  • Customising Google Analytics for your business - 6 key types of customisation [Dave Chaffey]
  • Tactics in Web Analytics Visitor Segmentation [SEM Angel]
  • How To See Google Analytics Traffic Faster [Blind 5 Year Old]

Radar Screen

  • A First Taste Of What The Google Tablet Will Look Like (Pics) [Techcrunch]
  • Is Facebook becoming a portal? Now 4th largest source of traffic to news sites [Digital Beat]
  • Creating Your Personalized News Channel [Facebook Blog]
  • HTML5 is Great for Mobile, Developers Say [ReadWriteStart]
  • Groupon and the Wannabes [GigaOm]
  • Facebook's January US Traffic by Age and Sex [Inside Facebook]
  • Coming Soon: Skype for iPhone Over 3G [Mashable]

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