Police raided Googles South Korean offices to confiscate Google Street View data to determine if Google has broken the law with the data and types of data it has collected through its street view vehicles . Earlier this year it became known that the vehicles collecting data for Google Street View were also capturing information [...]

Ruud Questions: Meg Geddes aka Netmeg

by Ruud Hein July 2nd, 2010

Shes out there and you know it. Well known and around and active on the web since forever you're the closest we have in our community to the Elders. I say that both with respect and the full knowledge you will kill me for saying that, if we ever meet. Still — there is this [...]

Ruud Questions: Stephan Miller

by Ruud Hein June 25th, 2010

Stephan Miller is a classic self-employed affiliate marketer; building multiple web sites, setting up income streams. You run multiple sites to generate multiple streams of income. You monetize via Adsense and affiliate sales. What's your strategy? Launch as fast as you can, as often as you can and see what sticks? Create a unique angle [...]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –Search marketing dream team relies on key tenets of social media– Ajax, ON, June 2, 2010" For the second consecutive year, Search Engine People Inc. (SEP), Canadas largest search marketing firm, has been named one of Canadas fastest growing companies. The company inproved its ranking from 87th in 2009 to 42nd in [...]

In Italy a court in Milan has decided that three Google executives can be held liable for the violation of the privacy of an Italian boy with Down Syndrome. The boy was bullied and harassed. A video was made of one such occasion and was uploaded to Google Video in September 2006. A complaint was [...]

Larger Than Life

by Barry Welford February 9th, 2010

The Internet is a very crowded place. So many people are all clamoring for attention.  SEO is the way to get in front of a large number of eyeballs given that many will search with search engines like Google.  How can you make sure you stand out from the crowd?  Ranking high for important keywords [...]

Industry Developments in January 2010

by Ruud Hein February 2nd, 2010

LINK WARS (1) Our world-wide web is one made up of links; without them, no web. Plain and simple. It's thus that any threat to linking  affects us all. In China the dominant search engine Baidu was acquitted for linking to illegal music downloads. The reason, Beijing No.1 Intermediate People's Court said, is that Baidu [...]

January 2010: The Most Popular Posts

by Ruud Hein February 1st, 2010

We're stat crazy like most SEO business oriented people are. We track everything at least twice and have tools to track the tracking [feels dizzy] One of the things we track is how the content we share with you is doing. It's a list we check not twice but trice using the WordPress plugin Popularity [...]

Ruud Questions: Kristy Bolsinger (RealNetworks)

by Ruud Hein January 22nd, 2010

You're the Social Media Marketing Strategist for RealNetworks. Strategist: that means you don't actually execute anything? Put differently: Kristy, what in the world is it that you *do*?! Heh. Hardly. Surely there are positions out there like that, but mine is far from it. My job is both creating AND implementing the social media strategy [...]

Dave Rutherford of the Rutherford Show interviewed SEP CEO Jeff Quipp on January 12 on the topic of social networks and their impacts on small business. The interview was broadcast on both Calgary's am 770 CHQR and Edmonton's CHED 630. The interview can be found here http://bit.ly/7Cdwwv, scroll to time 34:30. In the interview Jeff [...]