Today I had breakfast with blogger and Tech PR expert Alan Weinkrantz at the Olmos Soda Fountain. Alan blogs at 3 Screens, PR Weblog and SATechBlog, and who once even used a blog to help sell his house. According to Alan, that blog continued to get media coverage, long after the house was sold.
Alan has used social media, and particularly blogs to:
1. Become more findable in search engines
2. To dive new business development
He also gives some recommendations for companies thinking about launching a blog. The most interesting was to devote 30 minutes a day for 3 months to see some results. Watch the video for more.
As an aside, he also recommended Veoh, a cool video sharing site that allows you to syndicate your videos to YouTube, Google video and MySpace, automatically. There are many other features that Veoh offers, but I especially like the interface. Let me know what you think. I will post more on Veoh later as I use it more extensively.[Disclaimer: Alan paid for breakfast and I left the tip]