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May 2011

Duplicate Content: Google Not Following Own Best Practices

Google is not following their own webmaster guidelines on their own web site. We all have issues with our web sites at one time or another. When we optimize our web sites we try to make sure that we follow the industry’s best practices. But that doesn’t always happen, even if you are Google. I have uncovered a few instances where Google is not foll

April 2011

High Profile Poker Domain Names Seized

Three high profile Poker domain names were seized today. The FBI has charged the founders of the three largest Internet poker companies doing business in the United States with bank fraud, money laundering, and illegal gambling offenses. Others were charged, as well. The PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and Absolute Poker domain names were seized as a

March 2011

Company Settles with FTC for $250,000 Over Misleading Online

A company that sells guitar-lesson DVDs online has settled with the Federal Trade Commission for a whopping $250,000 over charges that the company “deceptively advertised its products through online affiliate marketers who falsely posed as ordinary consumers or independent reviewers”. The company supposedly schemed to have fake positive reviews po

Google Search Quality Still Lacking After Google Farmer Upda

As you are probably aware, Google has been in the media spotlight lately about the Google search quality. I took a look at a recent topical search result and compares the Google search results with the Bing search results. Google s search results are filled with a duplicated PR Newswire press release. Bing, on the other hand, shows unique content w

January 2011

Why You Should Check In on Foursquare

There are several reasons why you should make it a habit of checking in on foursquare, the social networking web site, while you go about your daily activities. I personally enjoy connecting with others and finding out who is also at my location and who has checked in. I also enjoy the fact that since I have connected my foursquare account with man

December 2010

Problems with Google Places Uncovered

Google’s recent search update where they have pulled places listings into the organic results is generating some errors in accuracy. Rob over at Standing Dog has uncovered some pretty interesting issues regarding Google Places and their integrated search results. Read the Google Places blog post to earn exactly what the problems that have been unco

October 2010

Facebook Chat Client Launches Today

As a self confessed laptop or computer nerd, what particularly impresses me about this Facebook client is both its reliability when related to Facebook chat along with the ease with which you ll be able to customize the shopper. As an example, the Facebook chat client’s intuitive interface makes customizing shortcuts a breeze; I like that I can hot

August 2010

Increasing Your Success Rate with Social Media

For small businesses, social medias ever-emerging presence is really a dramatic game-changer that can possess a big impact on their bottom line. Here is to dramatically increase your success with social media.

Survey: Third of Companies Use Interpersonal Advertising to Promote Their Company

According to a new analyze by Career Builder, one-quarter of businesses leverage social media to recruit and research potential employees. Twenty-nine % of companies with 500 or fewer employees are utilizing social networking in some way. And much more than half of leisure and hospitality organizations use social media to help promote their companies.

Survey: Third of Businesses Use Social Media Marketing to Help Promote Their Company

According to a new analyze by Career Builder, one-quarter of companies leverage social networking to recruit and study possible staff. Twenty-nine % of businesses with 500 or fewer employees are utilizing social networking in some way. And more than half of leisure and hospitality organizations use social media to help market their companies.

July 2010

Will Your Facebook Store Help with Search Engine Optimization

Ask an Expert is an occasional feature where we ask ecommerce experts questions from online merchants. For this installment, we address a question about the search engine implications from selling on Facebook. The question comes from Brian M. Almashie, vice president of ecommerce for Shopwildplanet.com, a retailer for Wild Planet toys.

June 2010

SEO Tip: How to Remove a Page from Google

This search engine optimization tip has to do with removing a page or a specific URL from the Google search engine. Their interface has changed recently, so you may want to read about how to remove a web page from Google using Google Webmaster Tools.

Conductor Launches Searchlight Search Engine Optimization Sy

Conductor, a SEO (Search Engine Optimization) technology company, has launched Conductor Searchlight, a full-featured search engine optimization (SEO) operating system. Conductor spent many months of testing the product with 30 customers and has finally made it available to everyone.

May 2010

New PubCon South At Dallas Video Interviews Online

During the recently concluded PubCon South at Dallas conference our own Vanessa Zamora, video content producer at WebmasterWorld, conducted many video interviews with some of the people who spoke to PubCon audiences about search, social media and other Internet marketing subjects. These interviews are available now on the PubCon video blog and are

April 2010

Lists Of The Most Important Internet Personalities

Internet Evolution has come up with their first-ever list of the top 100 most innovative and influential people in the Web 2.0 world. In the social networking category, Mark Zuckerberg, the Founder of Facebook, beat out Kevin Rose, the Founder of Digg. In the search category, the heads of Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo! were named, but surprisingly J

Top 100 Most Influential People in Web 2.0 World

Internet Evolution has come up with their first-ever list of the top 100 most innovative and influential people in the Web 2.0 world. In the social networking category, Mark Zuckerberg, the Founder of Facebook, beat out Kevin Rose, the Founder of Digg. In the search category, the heads of Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo! were named.

March 2010

Yahoo Shutting Down Yahoo Publisher Network

Yahoo! has decided to close the Yahoo! Publisher Network. For those of you who are not familiar with the Yahoo! Publisher Network, it is a contextual advertising network that relies on ads from the Yahoo! Search Marketing program.

Google Issues Search Engine Optimization Report Card

Google has issued what they are calling an SEO Report Card, an effort to provide Google’s product teams with ideas on how they can improve their products’ pages using simple and accepted optimizations.

Search Engine Optimization: Why We Still Need Meta Tags

Combined with the title tag, I still believe that as online marketers we absolutely need to make sure that we continue to populate these meta tags correctly and appropriately on all pages of our websites or our clients websites even though some search engines do not use certain tags for ranking purposes.

February 2010

Monetize More Users with Offerpal Tasks

Today Offerpal unveiled its latest product to help social game developers monetize their users - Offerpal Tasks. Built by leveraging Amazon Mechanical Turk, Offerpal Tasks allows gamers and social networkers to earn virtual currency for free by completing what Mechanical Turk calls Human Intelligence Tasks, small online tasks.