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Easter Bunny Kicked Out of PRWeb Press Release Web Site

The Easter Bunny has officially been kicked out of PRWeb, the popular press release web site. According to Standing Dog’s latest blog post, the Easter Bunny could not be included in a recent press release due to the fact that the Easter Bunny is parodic.

2012 and Hacked, Hosting Malware on Site

It looks like and, the search engine for domain names, has been hacked, and apparently is hosting malware on their web site. These messages started appearing to visitors of both and within the past 24 hours, and I have verified that users are still getting these messages.


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

Google Places Listings in Search Results

If you search at Google for a keyword phrase that includes a city name, most likely Google will show Google Places listings as part of the Google search results. But optimizing for this has become increasingly difficult, since what Google shows and when they show it is so inconsistent. Here is how Google Places is different than the Google web resu

More Android Users Looking for Jobs than iPhone Users

According to data released by LinkUp, 20 percent of job seekers use their mobile devices to look for jobs. What is interesting is that 79.7% of visitors to the LinkUp web site used an Android device to find jobs. Surprisingly, however, Apple iPhone usage fell from dominating last year’s first quarter numbers at 62.1%, down to 12.3% in Q1 2011. Blac

How to Use Twitter for Customer Service

There is now a great new tool for customer service that would probably not expect: it is called Twitter. Not only is Twitter a great social networking web site, Twitter is a great tool. And, more importantly, a time saver. On the Standing Dog Blog, we have a great blog post by Paul Griffith about how use Twitter as a customer service tool for your

Why Social Validation is the New Search Engine Optimization

You probably have heard me preach it before: if at all possible, for search engine optimization purposes, your web site should include a blog or other section. Here is why your SEO Strategy must include social validation.

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


Search Engine Optimization - How you can Identify Search Engine Ranking Problems with Your Website

I often speak to individuals who declare that they are struggling from poor search engine rankings. Regardless of what you do, you simply can t discover your web site in Google–and sometimes it’s not just the keywords the websites is targeting, the website can t be discovered for the company’s name. In any situation, the website is definitely suffe

Search Engines Indexing Email Addresses from Facebook

Private email addresses of individuals who have Facebook accounts are getting indexed by the search engines, including Google, Yahoo!, and Microsoft’s There are certain web pages on Facebook, mainly the Facebook Email Opt Out web page, that are getting indexed by the search engines. There is a problem because these web pages contain email

Report: Half of Americans Have Social Media Profiles

A new study released today shows that consumer use of social networking web sites is not a youth phenomenon. Apparently now at least half of those living in the United States have social media profiles. A new study released today shows that consumer use of social networking web sites is not a youth phenomenon. Apparently now at least half of

Nominations Now Open for Wirefly Blog Awards

Wirefly, a leading internet retailer of mobile phones and service plans, is launching its first ever Wirefly Blog Awards to acknowledge and honor the other sites on the Web that best help consumers stay up-to-date and well-informed about mobile phones and the cell phone industry.

How to Protect Your Facebook Fan Page

Facebook Fan pages are different than being on Facebook and having your own personalized User ID on there. Facebook Fan pages are different, and they are essentially a type of interactive web page that are on Facebook. If you have set up a Facebook Fan page, here is how to protect it.

Facebook Pushes Yahoo! Into Third Place

Two years ago, search engine site Google Inc. (GOOG) eclipsed rival Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) as the No. 1 Web destination in the United States. Now, a six-year-old social networking site upended those statistics and raised the question: Is Google’s position in danger?

Forcing Google to Show Real-Time Web for Your Keyword

Here is how to literally force Google to display the real-time web, the Latest results for..., for a certain keyword or keyword phrase.

HOW TO: Force Google to Display Real-Time Web for Any Keyword

Here is how to literally force Google to display the real-time web, the Latest results for..., for a certain keyword or keyword phrase.


How to Add Links to Your LinkedIn Profile

Many of your employees might already be using LinkedIn as a networking tool. But they may not have links from their profiles to your web site. Here is how to add links to your LinkedIn profile.

Search Engine Optimization Tip 33: Discover Links

When searching for links to a web site, it is important to go to Yahoo and search there. Google, on purpose, does not show you all the links that they know about to a web site.

Search Engine Optimization Tip 32: Keywords that Convert

Here is to find your best converting keywords that have traffic but are not ranked well. This is where you can focus your search engine optimization efforts and improve your web site bottom line quickly.

Study Shows Digg and Facebook Users More Loyal

There is a new study out that shows that people who visit Digg and Facebook are more loyal readers than on other web sites. Visitors to and are not as loyal. Twitter, in fact, was shown to have visitors that are not as loyal as other web sites.

Search Engine Optimization Tip 30: Promote Others

If your web site or company name is mentioned or some other site links to you then you should do your part to help promote those who link to you or mention you.

The 11 Types of Alexa Hot URLs

The Alexa Hot URLs list shows the hottest internet web pages right now on the internet, updated every 5 minutes. Getting your website on this list is not difficult, especially if your site falls into one of the 11 types of Alexa Hot URLs.

Yahoo adds Search Pad feature

Called Search Pad, the feature is supposed to solve a problem that many researchers on the Web have -- how to keep track of those bits of information they dig up from multiple websites

SEO Web Site Review: Water Filter Corner

This quarter s SEO Web site review selection is very interesting, and should be useful to many readers. Their Web site recently launched, and like many new sites, has several elements that need to be corrected to attain success in the SERPs.

There is No Shortcut to Good SEO...Or Is There?

Why is it that so many Web sites rank when they re blatantly participating in paid link activity?