'twas The Web Before Christmas

by Ruud Hein December 14th, 2007

"So in order to not make any more sales during Christmas, I don't need to do anything?!" I shook me head. "Nope. Nothing. Just leave your site as-is and your sales will remain more or less the same." "Amazing…" He was clearly impressed, both with my knowledge of search engines as well as their highly [...]

RSS Analytics: How To Analyze Your Feed's Growth

by Dev Basu December 14th, 2007

Image Credit : Torchondo Lay Down Google Analytics. Analyze Your RSS Growth Instead A recent analysis by 45n5 states that the average RSS subscriber syndicated to an Internet Marketing| SEO | Make Money Online niche is worth about $31 in intangible value. While this number may be debatable, there is no doubt that growth in [...]

Twittle-Twattle

by Tom Tsinas December 14th, 2007

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Dont Even Get Me Started

by Donna Fontenot December 14th, 2007

Google Knol. OMG. Don't even get me started on what I think of that. Talk about handing the keys to the kingdom right on over to the dictator. Here, you've already got 99% of the control anyway, please, take the rest. When does Google "become" the Internet? When we allow them to control it all, [...]

Google Local Search Symposium

by Tom Tsinas December 13th, 2007

While most of us were at Pubcon last week, Google put on a by invitation only Local Symposium. This meeting was to go over Google's rules and best practices, and to discuss some of its ongoing efforts with call reporting, mobile ads, printable coupons and website analytics. Peter Krasilovsky reported that while it was not [...]

Codicil: Anyone who knows me know I'm the second last person in the world to suck up to the boss… (I'd say last but that's too much like aspiring to a recognizable title, which I don't as a rule do.) I would like to think I'm a good employee, showing up on time, putting in [...]

Google Being Backed Into A Corner?

by Donna Fontenot December 13th, 2007

John Battelle has listed an exhaustive list of questions that a House Representative is asking Google to answer. This representative is "the senior Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which has Internet regulation as one of its responsibilities." I won't list all of the questions (see Mr. Battelle's post for that), but here's [...]

Pay It Forward Link

by Donna Fontenot December 12th, 2007

Eric Cho of semhints.com has a meme going in which we each link to a search-related site with no expectations of getting anything in return (which means I don't need to link to Eric and you won't link to me). Instead, I will link to someone – and I choose Alliance Link as my "pay [...]

Top 5 SEO Client Questions…Answered

by Jennifer Osborne December 12th, 2007

Organic search can sometimes be difficult for a marketing person to get their head around. This is because Organic search doesn't follow regular business rules. It follows Google's Rules. In business most of us are familiar with the rules of engagement. Barring everything you learned in Economics, HR, Strategic Planning, Finance, it all boils down [...]

Its true! Let me explain. While I was at Pubcon in Las Vegas last week, I sat in on a couple of sessions about video optimization, and had this revelation that almost certainly will come to fruition. Search optimization of videos will become a very important component of movie, video, and television production going forward. [...]