I’m starting a new weekly post here called twurl – this week’s URLs. I’ll be sharing the top posts, articles and web pages that I found throughout the week. Most will have been links I shared via Twitter but if you’re like me you don’t keep up with *everything* shared by your community. Here is your chance to catch up with the most interesting/important/entertaining posts I saw last week – the ones that grabbed my attention and became conversation at the office/dinner table/over IM.
- Google Maps Enhances Mobile Browser Version – Google added mobile functionality to rival (beat?) the app.
- Native App versus Browser – Which is better for mobile commerce? – Don’t just focus on visits and page views, for commerce make sure you focus on conversion, too.
- A First Look at the new SkyGrid – As consuming news becomes an increasingly difficult task, SkyGrid finds news you might be interested in. It’s like a digital assistant for your news reader.
- 11 Best SEO Blogs to Follow – Great list by KaiserTheSage that will likely include a few new ones for you as well.
- Technical Site Audit – Great checklist on how to perform a technical site audit. A must read.
- Hacked Canonical Tags – A sinister, but real, issue where hackers add a canonical tag to your pages, effectively stealing all your link juice without you even noticing.
- SEO Strategies for eCommerce Websites – a thorough list of what you should do when SEOing an eCommerce site.
Apps & Tools
- CloudFlare – speeds up web apps by creating a Content Distribution Network for the masses. Video interview by Scobleizer.
- 5 Social Media Marketing Tools – Search Marketing Sage’s list of the top tools they saw at Pro SEO.
- Why 2 Engineers Left Apple to Start Hype – An HTML5 Flash alternative for animations
- 9 Outstanding Websites for Design Inspiration – A showcase of some really creative uses of HTML5 and CSS3.
Product Management & Architecture
- Should Architecture in an Agile Project be Allowed to Emerge? – A LinkedIn Group post with great conversation about the Agile methodology and where non-functional requirements fit.
- The Number Line – A comic by xkcd where we learn about important elements such “negative imitator numbers” and “e and pi observed”. If you sat through a decade’s worth of math classes this is your gift because only you will be able to understand the shear genius of this comic.