Sep 08

Patience in Life as in SEO

by | September 8th, 2009 | Posted in Search Engine Marketing, WebRanking News | Comments Off on Patience in Life as in SEO

My first born is now officially 3 days overdue. Am I patiently waiting? Heck no, not in the least. I’ve seem to have turned into a hyperactive child in need of his Ritalin at the end of a three day candy binge waiting for his habitually late sleeping parents to finally get out of bed on Christmas morning. Except I’m not even sure what day my Christmas is going to fall on. Yeah, I really am that bad off.

Aug 11

Facebook in the News – Adds Live Search and Acquires FriendFeed

by | August 11th, 2009 | Posted in Real Time Search, Social Media | Comments (1)

Facebook was making a little news on Monday, as they launched a new search interface that allows members to view all posted results from the entire network of registered Facebook users, or just results from current Facebook friends. This new “Everyone” filter is very similar to Twitter’s search feature, as it allows you to monitor the entire Facebook network for information and updates on real time news and events. This feature was tremendously popular during the recent Iranian elections, as it allowed users to stay up to date when information from other, more traditional media outlets was scarce.

Facebook Social Network

Facebook Social Network

Jul 29

I Bing. Yahoo, Do You?

by | July 29th, 2009 | Posted in Pay Per Click, Search Engines | Comments (1)

After several false starts, today Microsoft and Yahoo announced a 10 year deal which will see Microsoft power Yahoo search while Yahoo will “become the exclusive worldwide relationship sales force for both companies’ premium search advertisers,” according to a joint statement released by both companies. This new agreement is expected to go into effect sometime in 2010.

Bing Search Engine

Bing Search Engine

Yahoo

Yahoo

Jul 15

7 Preferred Link Building Alternatives to “Link exchanges: The poor man’s SEO” by CNET

by | July 15th, 2009 | Posted in Link Building, Top 10 Lists | Comments (3)

Yesterday morning I received an email with a link in it to a new cnet article titled “Link exchanges: The poor man’s SEO”. Since link popularity building is an integral part of any search engine optimization campaign, I had to see what this longstanding publication had to say on the subject. I was more than a little shocked when I read the second sentence:

“Everyone else has to rely on the poor man’s search-engine optimization: the link exchange.”

I could hardly believe that cnet would seemingly recommend to website owners to participate in trading links to increase search engine rankings. There are many other free and low-cost link building alternatives that are actually endorsed by SEO professionals.

CNET News

CNET News

Jul 15

“I’m Social, Bi$%ch!”

by | July 15th, 2009 | Posted in Social Media | Comments Off on “I’m Social, Bi$%ch!”

daveAnyone doubting the power and pull of social media needs look no further then the impromptu gathering last night / this morning at Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square, where through the power of Twitter and Facebook, a crowd of thousands showed up to hang out with the elusive and hilarious Dave Chappelle.

Jul 14

Google AdWords Pay Per Click Seminar for Success in Minneapolis

At WebRanking, we are dedicated to enhancing our own knowledge in the industry we love. So on Thursday and Friday of this week, July 16th & 17th, I will be out of the office attending the Google AdWords™ Seminar for Success in Minneapolis. This is an Advanced Level Training Seminar designed to educate experienced advertisers in the successful management and creation of premium Google AdWords Pay Per Click (PPC) campaigns.

Google AdWords Seminar in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Google AdWords Seminar in Minneapolis

Jul 03

WebRanking Out of the Office on Friday – Happy 4th of July!

by | July 3rd, 2009 | Posted in WebRanking News | Comments Off on WebRanking Out of the Office on Friday – Happy 4th of July!

Hello Everyone,

Just a quick post to let everyone know that we will be out of the office all day on Friday, July 3rd in observation of Independence Day. Things will be back to normal on Monday.

Best wishes and hope you have a happy and safe weekend!

Fireworks on the waterfront in Portland Oregon

Fireworks on the waterfront in Downtown Portland

Jul 02

Bing and Twitter Sitting in a Tree

In an effort to get a leg up on Google when it comes to real time search, Bing has started integrating real time Twitter messages into their search results. According to their official blog, Bing will now provide results from a handful of the more “prominent and prolific Twitterers” coming from a wide range of spheres.

bing & twitter

Jun 29

Online Marketing Summit – The Portland Stop

by | June 29th, 2009 | Posted in Conferences and Seminars, Portland Events, WebRanking News | Comments Off on Online Marketing Summit – The Portland Stop
OMS - Portland - June 2009

OMS - Portland - June 2009

Monday finds me out of the office once again, as both Tony and I will be attending the Online Marketing Summit at the Monaco Hotel in Portland. The OMS is an education based event that focuses on best practices in online marketing. The topics for the one day event will include Social Media, Search, PPC, Email Marketing, Analytics and Integrated Marketing Strategies.

Jun 16

Twitter is the Freedom Engine?

by | June 16th, 2009 | Posted in Social Media | Comments Off on Twitter is the Freedom Engine?

twitter.comWhile Bing might be promoting itself as the decision engine, Twitter could make a play for being known as the “Freedom Engine”. According to an article previously posted in the Washington Times, the State Department last weekend asked Twitter to delay it scheduled maintenance this week, which would have cut daytime service to Iran on Tuesday, just as protests against the recent elections continue to gain momentum.

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