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January 2014

Is Google Authorship Photo Snippet Query Dependent, Not Content Quality or Author Dependent?

Google has recently confirmed, and Search Engine Land has reported back in December that Google “has applied a 15% reduction in the amount of rich snippets displayed in the search results.” Some have even called that an Authorshippocalypse is going on. Eeeek! Oh, the horror! There are changes going on.

August 2013

SEO Firm Offers Natural Link Building Services

There are so many companies out there that claim to offer natural link building services, which is an interesting type of service. Think about it for a minute. If your company offered something called “natural” link building services, then the links that you get to your website uh, well, would NOT be natural?

July 2013

In SEO, It s Not What You Do, It s How You Do It

For years (perhaps as long as I ve been in this industry), I ve read comments all over the web about how anyone can do SEO and/or the obligatory don t waste your money on an SEO expert.

Twitter Bans Automated Bulk Following

Twitter has banned the widespread practice of auto following other Twitter users, as well as bulk following Twitter users. If you’re following users in an automated fashion in any way, you had better stop it right now. Or risk losing your Twitter account.

June 2013

FTC Sends Letter to Search Engines Regarding Disclosure

The FTC has sent an updated letter to the search engines about disclosure of paid ads versus natural search results. I ve analyzed the letter, and here is what you need to know.

How To Customize Your Sunglasses

When it comes to customizing accessories, sunglasses are by far the most fun and the simplest DIY project out there. From the use of beads and gemstones, to paint and even old costume jewelry you no longer have a need for, you can really show off your unique style and creativity. All you need is a little inspiration and an inexpensive pair of sungl

April 2013

SEO Agency Launches Google AdWords Campaign Targeting Bluegl

Vizion Interactive, an SEO Agency, has launched a Google AdWords campaign where they are specifically targeting searches for a competitor’s brand name. But, in this case it’s Blueglass, an interactive marketing agency that has had its share of controversy in the past few weeks

March 2013

5 Common Driving Distractions that Could Cause an Accident

We all lead busy lives and when we get in the car, things don’t just automatically turn off. Our busy lives keep on rolling as we move down the road so it’s common for many people to continue to multitask behind the wheel. The problem with this is that when you’re driving, you are operating a large vehicle that has the capacity to seriously i

November 2012

The New Internet Milking Craze

Well, first we had the planking craze. Then we had the owling craze. And now, just recently, we have seen an uptick in the amount of people creating videos of themselves pouring milk over their head. Yes, we now have a new craze–which is called the Internet Milking craze.

October 2012

Five Deliverables Every Design Agency Should Offer

When you re searching for an agency to design your website, there are a few specific things you should be looking for, namely these five deliverables Here are 5 deliverables that every web design agency should offer.

August 2012

Google to Pay $22.5 Million to Settle FTC Privacy Charges

Google has agreed to pay a $22.5 million dollar civil penalty to settle FTC (Federal Trade Commission) charges that Google misrepresented themselves when it came to the privacy of Apple users. Google told users of Apple’s Safari web browser that Google would not place tracking cookies or serve targeted ads to those users. That violated an earlier p

July 2012

Thomson Reuters to Acquire MarkMonitor

Thomson Reuters has signed an agreement to purchase MarkMonitor. This acquisition of MarkMonitor, based in San Francisco, California, is said to “strengthen the broad portfolio of intellectual property solutions from Thomson Reuters”. The completion of the acquisition is, of course, subject to standard regulatory approvals, and the actual terms of

FedEx (NYSE: FDX) and Verizon (NYSE: VZ) Get An quot;F quot

FedEx is running a new campaign with big displays in their formerly Kinko s shops with the tagline quot;EarthSmart quot; as the program name.

June 2012

The Secret to an Effective Website Redesign

You should not build a house without a blueprint for the same reason you should not try to redesign a website without a clear vision: It will crumble.

BlogWorld 2012 Expo Day 1 Recap: Why Shakespeare Went Viral

Standing Dog content writer, Josh Duke, recaps day 1 at BlogWorld Expo, where he learned the secret behind likeable content that leaves an impression.

Aussie hotel to give away $20,000 Andy Warhol painting

AN Australian hotel group is giving away a $20,000 Andy Warhol painting to a guest who can pick the real one from a fake.

May 2012

Search Secrets: How a prominent SEO company is covertly purc

An initial email led to the discovery of a sophisticated but largely anonymous network of sites purchasing links on behalf of Dun amp; Bradstreet.

April 2012

Why Exact Match Domain Names are Good (or Bad) for SEO

Is an Exact Match Domain Name good or bad for your search engine optimization strategy? Bill Hartzer, Director of Search Engine Optimization at Standing Dog, considers whether or not acquiring an Exact Match Domain Name is right for you and your business.

Home Depot Caught Promoting Questionable Linking Tactics

Home Depot, the home improvement “big box” retailer, has been caught promoting what I call “questionable” link tactics and providing false information to their vendors. In an email to their vendors (specifically those who provide installation services), a representative from Home Depot encourages their vendors to link to specific pages on Home Depo

February 2012

Google to Retire Hosted Domains Product within AdSense

Google has decided to retire the “hosted domains” product that they have through the Google AdSense program. According to an email directly from the Google AdSense team, they have evaluated the benefits of their partner network and decided to retire the Hosted Domains program with Google AdSense.

Free Mobile Broadband Service Coming in Second Half of 2012

There is a new free mobile broadband service coming in the 2nd half of 2012. FreedomPop, backed by Skype’s co-founder Niklas Zennstrom, has formed a partnership with Clearwire to provide an innovative and disruptive 4G mobile broadband service in the United States.

January 2012

The Art of Writing Effective Title Tags

One of the most basic SEO practices that can go a very long way in helping your site gain in Search Engine Rankings and add validity is the Title Tags. Here is how to write an effective title tag.

Boxes Of Snakes Botch Carjacking in Ridley Area of Delco - D

According to blogger William Bender from Philly.com there was a deal set in Ridley Township to sell 20 Ball Pythons to a New York man for $12k. The two men never completed the deal once the snake peddler was held up at gunpoint and shot in an apparent carjacking.

The Seven-Step Recipe for Marketing Success

Owen Frager, the Chief Innovation Officer of the Frager Creative Group, one of the nation’s first virtual marketing communications agencies serving Fortune 500 brands, has recently written an interesting article about the seven step recipe for marketing success. In it, he describes how there is a lot more to interactive digital marketing than eye-c

What is a destination wedding?

A destination wedding combines the excitement of travel with the romance of a wedding. Generally, a destination wedding lasts for a few days and takes place away from your hometown. While these weddings may involve more planning, many people find them more memorable, particularly when held in an exciting location like New Orleans. The bride and groom also enjoy the added benefit of a honeymoon that begins as soon as the ceremony ends!

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