Just a quick post on a Sunday to give a shout-out to some of my friends that also own or run websites, quite an ecclectic group but I’ve been having fun chatting with each of them in person about how they’ve designed their sites so far and where they are going with them. If you are just starting your blog or website, it can be a lot of fun to hang out with friends or colleagues who run websites to bounce ideas off of each other, get tips and advice, and tell stories.
Red Moon Chinese Cafe: This Eden Prairie Chinese Restaurant is ran by my friend Ben Kwan, where he is doing some phenonminal social media promotion to get new customers. From a twitter account for the restaurant, mailing list, weekly web specials, and tons of coupons, he’s using lots of free tools to get more visitors to his restaurant. A local FOX news even covered his social media efforts and showcased how he is really doing something innovative in a time when fewer people are dining out. I’ve given him a few pointers to become more SEO friendly, so I’m looking forward to seeing some updates to the site in the near future!
Interface, Inc: Based in Scottsdale, they are the world’s largest producer of Load Cells. My girlfriends’ dad is the President and they recently hired a new webmaster to make the site more search friendly. If you don’t know what load cells are, they are instruments that measure how much pressure something can take before breaking, and they’re used on cars, airplanes, and all sorts of things for strength testing – really important stuff!
Nobosh.com: My friend Brett runs this site, it’s a really awesome site that works like a news aggregator to pick out the most current business, technology, and advertising news (my 3 favorite subjects!) from a variety of online publications and arranges them in a useful and exciting format. Please check out it, go register, and then you can review articles as bosh (non-sense) or nobosh (no-non-sense).
Do you have a site that is pretty cool and want it featured in a blog post? Hit me up and I’d be glad to take a look.