It is becoming more evident everyday that we are living in a Google world. What began as a search engine has quickly evolved into many additional things. Just this month, Google entered the cell phone business with the release of the Nexus One. They are also working their way into the real estate business. What’s next? This post takes a somewhat humorous look at possible Google acquisitions for 2010 and beyond.
I came across a funny cartoon put together by that I thought I’d share here. While I don’t want to give away the whole plot before you see the video, I will say that at the point in the cartoon when it seems as all hell is breaking lose, I have to admit I get the same feeling when our Internet connection is interrupted.
Twitter has definitely hit the mainstream. That includes the Jon Stewart Show where Jon makes a feeble but humorous attempt to describe what Twitter actually is. While the video segment itself reveals Jon’s understand (or lack thereof), I especially like when he is speaking to his tech correspondent, or at least trying to speak with her as she is distracted by, what else… Twitter.
Time for a round up of the best posts put out here in 2008. Posts were selected from a combination of those that received the highest number of backlinks, those that went popular on Sphinn & Digg and this author’s personal favorites.
Every year on April 1st, we see some pretty clever April Fools jokes played by search engines. One of my all time favorites is when Google revealed a very secret part of their algorithm by disclosing what Pigeon Rank is and how it works. Here is a summary of some of the better jokes I came across today. Enjoy!
While Eli Manning could not make the trip to Disneyland in the traditional “I’m going to Disneyland” fashion proceeding Superbowl wins, Google did. The search engine giant invited its California-based employees to attend a corporate event at the Disneyland Resort last week.
I wrote last week about The SEMMYs, an annual awards event honoring the great content produced across the search and online marketing industry, in which a total of 9 posts from this blog or ones I had published at Search Engine Guide had been nominated in a total of 7 categories. While I felt it was quite an honor to have so many posts nominated, there was still many posts within each category until now where judges have selected the finalists. The good new is that we have had 4 posts selected in 4 separate categories.
The Semmys is an awards site that was put together by my good friend, Matt McGee, in which he has nominated a number of the best posts of 2007, all arranged by category (much like the Emmys). Categories include SEO, PPC, Small Business, Google, Analytics, Online Marketing/General, Blogs and Blogging, Search Tech, Reputation Management, Link Building, Rants and Viral Marketing. A total of 9 posts from this blog as well as ones I have published elsewhere have been nominated in 7 categories.
Time to crank out one more post before the year ends. Rather than put together a list of resolutions as many do, I thought it would be fun to look back and highlight some of the top posts on this blog. Posts were selected from a combination of those that received the highest number of backlinks, those that went popular on Sphinn & Digg and this author’s personal favorites.
It is the end of the year which typically brings out many online contests that look to define the best of the best, whether that involve products, technology, blogs or something else. One such contest is Search Engine Journal’s Search Blogs Awards of 2007 which aims to define the best blogs in a variety of categories. There are 18 categories in this year’s contest, one of which is the “Best SEO Blog of 2007.” This blog (SearchRank Blog) has won a nomination for that category. In fact, we are among 11 other blogs competing for the best SEO blog of 2007.
Earlier this month, Mike Blumenthal put decided to put together an awards contest to find the funniest search engine marketing posts of 2007. Our post, “10 Signs That You May Be a Blog Addict,” published in April of this year made the initial nomination list and now has made its way into the top ten.
Twitter is scheduled to be offline tomorrow from 10am-10pm PST – 12 whole hours. That is a half a day folks! What are hardcore Twitter addicts to do with their time? Here are seven things that certainly won’t replace the Twitter experience but are sure to help you get through the downtime.