There’s been a lot of fearmongering talk lately about Google’s human quality raters and just exactly what they’re used for and how their ratings are used internally at Google. Discussion was running rampant at Pubcon where I witnessed several SEOs grill Matt Cutts about the subject, and seems to have spread like wildfire across the […]
My search marketing career started in 2003, back when the keyword meta tag rained superior and search engine submissions still counted for something. Back in 2003 if someone asked me if Google would be around in two years I would have laughed. Fast forward to today, and the same question is asked, I’d pause and […]
As geo-location and real-time mapping begin to play a larger role in online advertising, a distant fear looms on the horizon. For quite some time, publishers have been granted the benefit of supposed “free” products such as Bing Maps or Google Analytics, with little thought to the real cost of these services. However, all of […]
Recent trends indicate that Google’s heels are getting nipped at month over month by Bing + Bing-powered Yahoo Search. But do the “other search engines” stand a chance at gaining real ground on Google? Have a look at our company stackup and recent traffic trends.
Although social media sites have been around for less than a decade, they have played an active role in shaping the future and culture of the Internet, and probably will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Search engine marketers have been long studying the web-browsing habits of various demographics — including their choice […]
Who’s smarter: SEOs or the search engines? A look back at how the criteria for making page 1 has changed over the years.
Recipe-finder.com announced on Friday that it publicly entered the recipe portal niche this month. The recipe portal niche has been fairly competitive over the past few months, with other sites such as Foodily and Supercook. Recipe Finder, however, has features that allow social sharing and menu planning simple and easy. There’s over 1 million recipes […]
Google and Firefox have been playing buddy-buddy nearly since Mozzila brought their browser to the stage. The collaboration could come to an end this November, however, when the Google-Mozilla search contract is slated to lapse. This contract has Google set as the default browser in Firefox. In turn, Firefox gets a share of revenue generated […]
Are you wondering who has sued Google? Save yourself time and ask who hasn’t sued it. We haven’t; that’s one. Here’s a picture of Google’s legal scene.
With the current tragedies such as the Norwegian massacre and the death of Amy Winehouse, news has been buzzing about the two incidents. Google has been swamped with searches for these stories and thus one would wonder, how does Google rank news stories, and what makes your news better than someone else’s? Google News is […]