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Dec 31

Facebook, Credit Unions and Credit Opportunity Ads

by | December 31st, 2019 | Posted in Social Media | Comments Off on Facebook, Credit Unions and Credit Opportunity Ads

“Your ads have been disapproved…” Many credit unions are receiving ad denial emails after attempting to enhance their Facebook ad campaigns. These denials are part of a settlement reached between anti-discriminatory groups and Facebook resulting in new policies that took effect in August of this year. While your current ad campaigns might still be approved, […]

Feb 23

Searchfest 2015: Your Guide to Eating & Drinking in Portland

by | February 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Conferences and Seminars, Portland Events | Comments Off on Searchfest 2015: Your Guide to Eating & Drinking in Portland

It’s February which means SEMpdx’s Searchfest is right around the corner, and with it is our updated for 2015 Guide to Eating and Drinking in Portland.  Once again I’ve updated this guide with some great spots located close to the Sentinel (formerly Governor) Hotel where you can enjoy a meal, find a great happy hour special, […]

Dec 21

2012 Holiday Toy Drive and Company Dinner

by | December 21st, 2012 | Posted in Minnesota Events, WebRanking News | Comments Off on 2012 Holiday Toy Drive and Company Dinner

This past Sunday in Minneapolis, the entire WebRanking crew and immediate family were fortunate to have the opportunity to all be together to celebrate the holidays and what was a very successful 2012 for the company. With offices in both Portland and Minneapolis, it isn’t often we have the chance for everyone to get together […]

Jan 31

Google, what the (bleep) are you doing?

by | January 31st, 2012 | Posted in Search Engines, Social Media | Comments (4)

Google announced its new privacy policy last week – it was immediately met with Congressional concern, fire and brimstone from privacy advocates and some good old fashioned ribbing on Twitter from none other than Steve Martin (yeah, THE wild and crazy guy). This was just another dark cloud in a growing storm of concern regarding […]

Dec 12

WebRanking’s Guide to Portland Online

by | December 12th, 2010 | Posted in Conferences and Seminars, Portland Events | Comments Off on WebRanking’s Guide to Portland Online

Portland is a thriving city with a heavy focus on sustainability, food, beer and tech. As our city continues to grow, everyday seems to offer new and exciting activities, events and retail experiences for the entire family. Looking for a new restaurant? Like most you probably turn towards Yelp. But what about the food cart […]

Nov 09

How To Succeed on Yelp (Without Even Really Trying)

by | November 9th, 2010 | Posted in Local Marketing, Top 10 Lists | Comments (3)

WebRanking is proud to present the following guest blog post by Don Bourassa, the Portland Community Manager for Yelp.com.  We wanted to personally thank Don for taking time out of his busy schedule to put together this informative post featuring 8 tips to help local businesses find success on Yelp. Take it away, Don… As […]

Oct 19

Is Lead Fraud, Click Fraud 2.0? A New AdSense Scam Targeting Google AdWords Display Network Advertisers

by | October 19th, 2010 | Posted in Analytics, Pay Per Click | Comments (10)

Ladies and gentlemen: the story you are about to read is true. Not even the names have been changed to protect the innocent. What follows is an account of what at first seemed like a few fraudulent leads, but upon closer inspection included stolen personal information, unscrupulous AdSense publishers and a blind eye turned by […]

May 25

3 Social Media Guidelines for Keeping Your Private Parts Private

by | May 25th, 2010 | Posted in Social Media | Comments (4)

There has been a lot of discussion as of late regarding Facebook and their new “Your Information is not as private as you might have thought it was” privacy policy. While I really don’t have anything new to add directly to this conversation that hasn’t already been said, it does lead to a discussion about […]

Feb 16

Yelp Adds New Business Categories

by | February 16th, 2010 | Posted in Local Marketing, Social Media | Comments (6)

Yesterday on their official blog, Yelp.com announced that they have launched new categories for business owners.  The expansion is quite thorough and allows the niche business to separate themselves from some of the more general category listings.  From “Disc Golf”, “Tattoo Removal”, “Window Installation”, “Lasik” and “Cosmetic Dentists”, there are now specific categories to match […]

Feb 09

A Love Hate Letter to Social Media

by | February 9th, 2010 | Posted in Social Media | Comments (3)

Dearest Social Media, I love you.  No, scratch that. I hate you.  Wait, please don’t unfollow me.  I didn’t really mean that.  I’m sorry. I was…drunk, yeah that’s it. I wasn’t thinking straight. Really, it’s not you…it’s me.  I really do love you…but to be honest, I think I might hate you at the same […]

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