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LinkedIn To Test The Waters of Social Networking IPOs

Seattle Tech and Online Marketing Roundup for Friday January 28, 2011

Seattle SkylineLinkedIn hopes to raise at least $175M in IPO Seattle Times

If LinkedIn succeeds with its $175 million IPO target, expect web companies like Facebook, Twitter and Groupon to follow suit. LinkedIn boasts seniority over the more popular Facebook site, and hopes to solidify its position alongside rivals at home and abroad with the premier stock issue planned in upcoming months.

Lockerz buys photo service Plixi TechFlash

The purchase of Plixi by Seattle-based Lockerz provides photo-sharing capability for its purported 18 million-plus members. Recently launched Lockerz also hopes to expose the former TweetPhoto’s massive user base to its own interactive member-reward service.


Adonit Writer: A professional keyboard case for the iPad
Geek.com

Coming soon at about $100, Adonit Writer is a streamlined, aluminum keyboard case that instantly turns the original iPad into a laptop, with a second generation version in the works. Headquartered in Seattle, Adonit is relying on Kickstarter to raise funds for production and counting on the iPad’s popularity for a ready pool of buyers.

SEO Tip of the Day – Tag Your Images

It is an SEO best practice to add the alt attribute to all your images (also known as the Image Alt Tag).

For example the alt attribute of the following image html code is “Seattle Skyline”

<img style=”margin: 10px;” title=”Seattle-Skyline” src=”http://www.sparkplugdigital.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Seattle-Skyline.jpg” alt=”Seattle Skyline” width=”260″ height=”173″ />

This tag helps Google determine what the image is about and also provides clues about what the page is about. SEOMoz experiments have also found data that showed a good correlation between image alt tags and rankings.

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