Mar 31

15 Years: Once in a Lifetime

by | March 31st, 2017 | Posted in Search Marketing Blog, WebRanking News | Comments (2)

”And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile. And you may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife…and you may ask yourself well…how did I get here?” – Talking Heads, “Once in a Lifetime”

I have the beautiful wife.

My house is nice, although too many paternity-leave hours spent holding a sleeping baby and watching HGTV leaves me doubting just how beautiful it is.

I drive a nice mid-sized automobile. I’m an Oregonian, I don’t do large vehicles.

So…how did I get here?

Or better yet…why am I still here?

WebRanking’s 2006 Christmas Party – Look at How Young We Looked!

Mar 30

GoTo.com – The Original PPC Search Engine Launches New, Organic Web Search

by | March 30th, 2017 | Posted in Search Engines | Comments (1)

GoTo.com, a ground-breaking pay per click search engine from the Dot Com era, launched a new Alpha version on March 28th, 2017 with a nostalgic design but to little fanfare.

This time it’s billing itself as “A human-powered search platform” with Organic search results instead of Paid listings.

GoTo.com Search Engine

GoTo.com Searches Again!

Mar 21

Web Ranking: Nuisance Phone Calls on Your Caller ID

by | March 21st, 2017 | Posted in Search Marketing Blog, WebRanking News | Comments (0)

What a difference a space makes.

Since 1998, we’ve been WebRanking (one word, capital W, capital R). You know, those friendly digital marketing fellas that help businesses find online success (that’s us below).

Most of the WebRanking (one word) crew after we “escaped” from the Sherlock Room.

However, if you are reading this, there is a good chance you are here because of those other guys: The two-word Web Ranking that keeps showing up on your Caller ID over and over again. The annoying people that are calling your home phone repeatedly, but don’t leave a message. The ones who when you do pick up are trying to sell you a free home security system, or some other too good to be true offer.

Mar 10

The Portland Guide To PPC [presentation]

I recently had the privilege of presenting at Engage Conference (formerly SearchFest) in Portland for the SEMpdx group. I was part of the “Paid Search: Origins” session that was moderated by Mr. Todd Mintz and also included Ada Pally.

The Portland Guide to PPC by James Svoboda

The Portland Guide to PPC

My presentation for this session is titled “The Portland Guide To PPC”. In it I take a good look into many of the aspects and considerations that we account for when building high performing and deeply segmented Local PPC campaigns, and all from a uniquely Portland point of view.

Mar 02

Digital Marketing Update – March 2017

by | March 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Digital Marketing Updates | Comments (0)

We feel the luck of the Irish this month! We’re lucky to have fantastic clients, a great team of employees, and a great base of newsletter subscribers!

In this month’s digital update, we look at 2017 Ranking Factors, How to Hire a Good SEO, and more.

Head with us to the end of the rainbow and look for treasure!

Feb 22

Google’s Advice on “How to Hire a Good SEO” Explained

by | February 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Search Engine Optimization | Comments (1)

How to Hire a Good SEO

Finding transparent and straight-forward advice from Google and Bing can often be a challenge. We’ve come to expect search engines to parse information in small bite sized morsels. This often leaves us trying to find the deeper, hidden meaning.

So, it was quite refreshing when Google offered up advice to business owners on assessing and hiring SEO experts and agencies in the form of this video.

Feb 10

Bing Homepage Spotlight: Boardman, Oregon

by | February 10th, 2017 | Posted in Portland Events, Search Engines | Comments (0)

At WebRanking, we are proud of our home states. We love it when Oregon and Minnesota get a little outside recognition!

Today Bing featured Oregon on their homepage and a somewhat eerie Tree Farm in Boardman, OR:

Bing.com Homepage 2017-02-10 - Boardman Tree Farm in Boardman Oregon

Bing.com Homepage February 10th, 2017 – Boardman Tree Farm in Boardman, Oregon

Feb 03

Digital Marketing Update – February 2017

by | February 3rd, 2017 | Posted in Digital Marketing Updates | Comments (0)

We’d like to send out our love and best wishes to our readers and clients here on this wonderful month of February. Thanks for sticking with us, we truly appreciate it!

In this month’s digital update, we look at Choosing an SEO Company, Siloing, Local Authenticity, Security, and more.

Let’s dance, shall we?

Dec 14

Digital Marketing Update – December 2016

by | December 14th, 2016 | Posted in Digital Marketing Updates | Comments (0)

As 2016 nears the finish line, we want to thank our clients, colleagues, partners and newsletter readers for helping make this year another success. We wish you the happiest of holidays and look forward to all that 2017 has in store!

In this month’s digital update, we look at new Google Analytics spam, the future of content marketing, growth hacking, and more..

Digital Marketing Update December 2016

Let’s make like a present and wrap this year up!

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