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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 […]

Dec 02

Proud Sponsors of the 2010 Digital Marketing Conference

by | December 2nd, 2010 | Posted in Conferences and Seminars, Portland Events | Comments Off on Proud Sponsors of the 2010 Digital Marketing Conference

As one of Portland’s longest tenured Search Marketing Agencies, we believe it is important to be active supporters of the region’s growing online marketing community. It is for this very reason that we are proud to announce our sponsorship of the Networking Room at the 2010 Digital Marketing Conference presented by Portland State University. This […]

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  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 […]

Sep 23

Ignite Portland 9 Video | Sabotage: The Movie

by | September 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Portland Events, WebRanking News | Comments Off on Ignite Portland 9 Video | Sabotage: The Movie

As proud sponsors of Ignite Portland 9 we were tasked with creating a 30 second promotional video to be played during the event’s intermission at the Bagdad theater. Our original idea was to create a 70’s stylized buddy cop movie trailer with my 1 year old son, but when the “Lil’ Dictator” was more inclined […]

Jun 15

4 Father’s Day Tips for Being Successful in Social Media

by | June 15th, 2010 | Posted in Social Media, Top 10 Lists | Comments (1)

On September 13th 2009 Owen Matthew (a.k.a The Lil’ Dictator) was born and life as I knew it changed forever. You see I had become a father for the first time in my life and this momentous occasion spurred a huge change and maturation in me personally, forcing me to reprioritize my life, focus on […]

Jun 09

Red & Black vs. Black & White: Yelp Publicity Story for Small Businesses

by | June 9th, 2010 | Posted in Blogging, Social Media | Comments Off on Red & Black vs. Black & White: Yelp Publicity Story for Small Businesses

The Red & Black Café is a worker owned, collectively managed, anarchist friendly, vegan coffee shop and restaurant located here in Portland, Oregon. A curiosity in some parts of the country, but here in the Northwest just another place to get a vegan meal and a cup of coffee… unless that is; you’re a Portland […]

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 […]

Apr 06

Yelp Increases Transparency and Eliminates Favorite Review Feature

by | April 6th, 2010 | Posted in Local Marketing, Social Media | Comments (1)

Yelp has been getting a lot of attention recently and none of it is for being funny, useful or cool. With multiple lawsuits in the works, and claims of extortion and review manipulation being bantered around daily, the integrity of Yelp’s has been up for debate. In an attempt to quell those complaints and add […]

Apr 01

Yelp Interview Part 3: Luther Lowe Discusses Free & Paid Tools for Businesses, Opting out of Reviews & New Webinar Series for Small Businesses

by | April 1st, 2010 | Posted in Local Marketing, Social Media | Comments (2)

This is the third and final part of my interview with Luther Lowe, Business Outreach Manager at Yelp. In the first part we discussed what it means to be Yelp’s Business Outreach Manger, the recent class action lawsuit brought against their company and how Yelp is a transactional social media website. While part two covered […]

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