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Archive for May, 2011

News Update: Is Your Site As Fast As Lightning? Use the Site Speed Report And Find Out!

May 11th, 2011 | | News Update

In a world of many impatient people, a website’s load time is critical to success. Google Analytics just made it easier to get a grip on the virtual racetrack with the Site Speed Report. As part of the new Google Analytics, the Site Speed report will measure how fast your landing pages are loading, and will assist SEO managers in providing a faster web experience for users.

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If You Tweet and Nobody is There to Hear It, Does it Make a Sound?

May 11th, 2011 | | Basic SEO Tips, Social Media & SEO

This post is specifically about how to start a Twitter account, and gain followers, as opposed to managing an account. These are two different things entirely, and require different strategies, otherwise you may find yourself Tweeting to a handful of followers as opposed to a legion (i.e. Charlie Sheen). So, to start, there will be a brief introduction of a few good strategies to employ when looking to get followers, followed by more down-the-road type strategies to continue your …

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News Update: Google Instant Previews—‘Flash’dance, Anyone?

May 10th, 2011 | | News Update

Some of you may have read my News Update on PPC Hero a couple of weeks ago which covered Google’s release of the Instant Preview feature in the advertising sector of the search engine. Google continues their expansion and optimization of the Instant Preview feature with the recent announcement that Flash-based websites will no longer show up as empty white boxes in the Instant Preview window!

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Analyzing Mobile SEO in Google Analytics

May 6th, 2011 | | Analytics, Mobile SEO

Mobile queries have increased 4x in the past year alone. If that statistic doesn’t sound shocking, how about this: there are three times as many smart phones being activated every minute than there are babies being born. Mobile search is exploding, but despite these statistics 79% of large online advertisers do not have a mobile optimized site.

This post will walk you through how to analyze mobile data to determine if you should start developing a mobile version of your website.

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News Update: Google Announces Interior Business Photos on Google Maps

May 6th, 2011 | | News Update

Yesterday Google announced that they will be releasing Business Photos for Google Maps, which means users will be able to check out the inside of local businesses online. Marissa Mayer, Google’s Vice President of Consumer Products, said that Google Business Photos will be released in the U.S., Austrialia, New Zealand and Canada next week, and expanding to additional countries next month. Businesses will be able to either submit their own photos, or apply to have a Google-sponsored photographer come and …

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Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

May 5th, 2011 | | SEO Boy

Get out your sombrero and maracas! It’s time to celebrate! Maybe even smash a guacamole stuffed pinata? Have a great Cinco de Mayo, from all of us at SEO Boy!

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Our Greatest Hits for April 2011

May 5th, 2011 | | Greatest Hits

The page views have spoken! Below we have gathered PPC Hero’s and SEO Boy’s most visited, and hopefully most valuable, articles from April. Whether you’re a new or long-time subscriber, you may have missed these insightful and helpful PPC and SEO management tips. Enjoy!

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May the Fourth be with You

May 4th, 2011 | | SEO Boy

PPC Hero and SEO Boy are ready for a Star Wars party! I can hear PPC Hero’s introduction now: “I am C-3PPC Hero, Google-human relations. And this is my counterpart, SEO-D2.” Have fun celebrating, Star Wars fans!

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Letter from the CEO – It’s alive! It’s alive!

May 3rd, 2011 | | Hanapin Marketing News, SEO Boy News

It’s been two months since increasing our investment in our blogs, and we’re already seeing big dividends! Page views and visits are up 10% each on PPC Hero and SEO Boy. Bounce rates on both have decreased 2% and average time on site is up 8% and 4%, respectively. Big, big congrats to our team at Hanapin for doing such an outstanding job, and kudos to Bethany Bey and Abby Henry who led the charge! Here’s …

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