In performing search engine optimization, should SEOs keep their procedures and strategies secret from clients? Should their clients sit patiently by, waiting for the end results and not be concerned about the process that gets them there? I would answer no on both questions. In fact, I firmly believe that the client should know everything that is being done to optimize their sites for organic search. Not only do I believe in full disclosure, I believe in documenting it in writing.
We have all received them, right? eCards for birthdays, anniversaries or simply as thank you notes. American Greetings, Yahoo and Blue Mountain are some of the big names but there are a large variety of sites that allow one to send personalized greeting cards via email. Typically the recipient clicks on a link in their email and they are taken to the web site where the eCard resides. They are able to view the eCard and then send one in reply if they like.
I live and breath SEO and SEM. It is certainly a passion of mine and has been for some nine years now. However even passions can get weary and sometimes I just need a break. With that thought, my friend Matt McGee has come up with a list of 21 signs that may indicate you need a break from SEO.
A recent Inc. 500 study reveals what many of us business owners already know and that is that word of mouth advertising is still King. What percentage constitutes kingship? How about 82%. The Word of Mouth Marketing Association extracts additional percentages from the survey.
A new study released by KnowledgeStorm finds that blogs and RSS feeds are gaining momentum with business to business users. The survey was completed by more than 4,500 business and IT professionals around the world, representing a wide variety of job titles, vertical industries and company sizes. It aimed to explore how new forms of media such as podcasts and blogs are affecting content consumption and purchasing influence in the BTB marketplace. What was discovered?
What does Network Solutions, the original domain registrar and Danny’s Family Carousel, a chain of car wash/oil & lube facilities have in common? They try to up sell you to the max. In other words, they not only want to sell you what you originally came in for but add on as many items as they can.
Not search marketing related but too funny not to post – a video showing the ideal portable computer. Enjoy!
Kind of a funny headline, “Live Search Now Live” but in reality, Microsoft’s new search platform dubbed Live Search has been in beta for quite a while now but as announced today is now live for all the world to see and use. Microsoft has been testing, accepting user feedback, iterating and testing more since March but now has release their new search platform both at Live.com and MSN.
Freshbooks, a company that delivers fast and simple invoicing and time tracking services to help you manage business has put together a new fall series of free teleseminars focusing on everything from paid search advertising to web analytics to project management. The seminars start this Thursday and will run every week at 1pm EST for the next nine weeks.
Do you target specific geographical regions with your AdWords account? Have you wished for a way to test to see if those ads are actually showing for the regions you are targeting? Well now you can preview your ads related to specific regions and localities. Inside AdWords, the official source for information about AdWords, announces the ability to preview your ads no matter where they’re targeted.
A new social search site called ChaCha.com will pay people to answer questions online. CNet reports that ChaCha.com will pay what they call “guides” up to $10 per hour as they search for Web sites that contain answers to user questions. Additionally guides can invite other guides to the site and earn 10 percent of what the invited guides earn.
A new show entitled “The Search Pulse” will air for the first time today at 5pm (EST) on WebmasterRadio.fm. The show features Barry Schwartz, Chris Boggs and Benjamin Pfeiffer of Search Engine Roundtable in which they will discuss recent news in the industry of search and search marketing.