Mar 072015

Welcome to Web 2.0. Social media will be your guide! From December 2010, when Google confirmed social signals from Facebook and Twitter are used to determine search rankings, to the present day when the search giant reinstated the SEO-value of social signals, the critical need for a powerful social media presence has only increased. Today, you need to “emit” […]

Mar 072015

Your paid search listings are about to get a slightly new look and feel with the addition of dynamic structured snippets, the Google AdWords team announced. Building off the Structured Snippets featured introduced last September to organic search, Google is bringing a similar functionality to search ads where an additional line of text will be […]

Mar 062015

Google announced the launch of its first ever app dedicated to managing AdWords campaigns. The app is now available worldwide on the Android operating system, with an iOS version said to be in the works. “Businesses, large and small, are increasingly using smartphones to manage everything from customer support to product orders to marketing. Now, […]

Mar 052015

In his book Success Secrets of the Online Marketing Superstars, Mitch Myerson introduces you to 22 innovators who have redefined the developing landscape of online marketing. Learn how to master proven strategies, avoid costly mistakes and grow your business. In this edited excerpt, contributing author and founder of Brian Dean describes the six easy steps you […]

Mar 012015

CARMEL, Ind. (AP) – Back in early 2008, the excitement around ChaCha Search Inc. seemed warranted. An exuberant Scott Jones, a pioneer of voice mail technology, was at the helm of the young Q&A-service; company. CEO Jeff Bezos and Compaq founding CEO Rod Canion led ChaCha’s $6 million funding round a year earlier, and […]

Feb 282015

You ask.. We answer. Q: Now that the construction of the Hwy. 406 overpass at Glendale Ave. is winding down, I was wondering if the city bus routes will change? It seems since the construction started, the buses have been re-routed around Glendale to the back of the Pen Centre along Chestnut St., using Jacobson […]

Feb 262015

Organizing friends to go out to the movies or dinner can be a pain; you jump between apps and websites as you try to figure out which restaurant to eat at, which movie to see, at what theatre, all the while trying to organize it over texts. Vurb, a new iOS app, aims to simplify the […]

Feb 242015

Matt Gibstein posted on Twitter screen shots of Google testing live chat functionality within the Google search results, where they show local business information in the knowledge graph local box. The chat button displays in the business box and when initiated opens up a Google Hangouts/Google Chat window. The Chat button also displays the availability […]

Feb 242015

Search Marketers. PPC Legends. Remember the days when we were using Overture or GoTo’s bid management tool to advertise in search engines? No? I’m dating myself, but what I recall from that time was the analog style of bidding. I’d enter my bid on a keyword (with no match type) and moments later observe some […]