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September 15th, 2010 | Finn
| Search Behavior
I haven’t spent this much time on Twitter.com since 2008. I use TweetDeck and HootSuite like there’s no tomorrow, but not so much Twitter.com. It continues to be the worst Twitter interface…until perhaps this evening.
At an in-office event Tuesday, September 14th, Twitter displayed to a select few the new Twitter.com interface. According to the Twitter blog, users will will get access to the new interface, “over the next few several weeks.”
Several sites are …
September 14th, 2010 | Eric
| Search Behavior
The power of suggestion in psychology is a theory that you can get someone to do something that they may have not done in the first place. If it’s rejected by the scientific community, the Advertising world would readily agree and scooch it’s own research findings under the table.
It’s a fair assessment to say that most SEO blogs are written for people who have a current vested interest in SEO – mainly, a website. Our readers either have a website, work in some form of web based industry, or are our peers. But what about the business owner that isn’t on the web? Believe me, they are out there and many of them just don’t have time to be a Web Developer and SEO Pro on top of …
September 10th, 2010 | Robert
| SEO News Roundup
Want some more Facebook fans? If Facebook is part of your Internet marketing strategy that’s an easy answer. Brian Carter at Search Engine Journal gives us 5 easy to follow tips on how to ad some fans and integrate your sales strategy with social media. Bottom line, give people an incentive to be on your page and they will come (so long as they know how to get there). Check out the tips and put this strategy to use.
While visiting DK New Media’s new office location in downtown Indianapolis, DK CEO Douglas Karr pulled up Google.com on his Mac.
“Did you see that Google Instant came out today?” he asked.
Douglas pulled up a Google search and started to type in a few words.
“Oh, wow,” I said, “Where was that today when I needed it?”
Among the updates Google has made to their offering:
For all of those who have been away or asleep for the past two days, Google has introduced a new search product called Google Instant.
With Google Instant, when you type a query into Google, the results are streamlined with each letter you type. So, as you’re typing a query, results (both Paid and Organic) change with each letter typed. Based on what you’ve typed so far Google does a search and lists results that are common completions of your …
September 7th, 2010 | Eric
| Local SEO
Relevant Searches mean “finding you stuff where you are right now in life.” If you live in Toldeo and desire a certain product, Local SEO will bring the product that is in a Toledo store up on a search result before the same product that is in a warehouse in Miami.
September 3rd, 2010 | Robert
| SEO News Roundup
Google is getting smarter, along with all the other search engines. Think Skynet from the Terminator movies. Well, not really, Google really hasn’t mastered the whole human genocide thing yet, but Google and other search engines have begun to understand the whole link-exchange phenomenon that so many sites have been preaching. Link building still works for high-traffic sites, but simple link exchanging really doesn’t do that much to help anymore. However, what has been noticed is that if …
September 2nd, 2010 | AmyHoffman
| Greatest Hits
SEOboy’s most visited and, hopefully, most helpful posts from August 2010. Check out these posts and catch up on things you might have missed!
September 2nd, 2010 | Finn
| Reputation Management
Every once in awhile something happens in a work week so jaw-dropping, so utterly unbelievable that it puts the rest of your week into perspective and makes you feel better about your own skill sets.
Take for example the exchange I had with a potential online advertiser my employer is considering using. And “yup,” if one of the middle-management guys over there wasn’t a buddy of mine, I probably would have been evil about it.
Me: Hey, is this link important?