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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Google's Matt Cutts: Guest Blogging Best Done In Moderation

Google's Matt Cutts: Guest Blogging Best Done In Moderation:

“Guest blogging seems like it’s the fad of the month,” said Cutts, but he says it is best done in moderation. “It shouldn’t be your full-time job.”
He emphasizes that if guest blogging is all you are doing to drive traffic to your site, you’re probably not doing any favors for your site’s reputation.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

10 Quick Time-Saving Excel Shortcuts for Search Engine Marketers

10 Quick Time-Saving Excel Shortcuts for Search Engine Marketers

Repeat a Formula to Multiple Cells

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

4 LinkedIn Recommendations For The B2B SEO Professional

LinkedIn tops the list as the most effective social media platform for delivering content.
B2B content marketing linkedin


Thursday, August 22, 2013

Yahoo overtakes Google in US web traffic

In an earnings call last month, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer noted that page views were rising after more than a year of declines, citing recently refreshed versions of Yahoo mail, weather, sports, news and Tumblr, both on desktop and mobile."

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman Does Not Fear Foursquare

Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman Does Not Fear Foursquare | Adweek:

Yelp's Jeremy Stoppelman
Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman is on a serious roll. While second-quarter revenue rose 69 percent year over year, the nine-year-old social review site is expanding in myriad ways. Yelp just launched a mobile app that lets users post from their smartphones as well as a food-delivery service. It also acquired software that lets you make restaurant reservations. And with European traffic soaring, Stoppelman now has his sights set on Latin America and Asia. Always opinionated, Stoppelman spoke frankly about the company’s expansion plans—and didn’t hold back on his own review of a certain rival.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

July 2013 U.S. Search Engine Rankings

U.S. Explicit Core Search
Google Sites led the U.S. explicit core search market in July with 67 percent market share (up 0.3 percentage points), followed by Microsoft Sites with 17.9 percent and Yahoo! Sites with 11.3 percent. Ask Network accounted for 2.7 percent of explicit core searches, followed by AOL, Inc. with 1.2 percent.
comScore Explicit Core Search Share Report*
July 2013 vs. June 2013 
Total U.S. – Home & Work Locations
Source: comScore qSearch
Core Search EntityExplicit Core Search Share (%)
Jun-13Jul-13Point Change
Total Explicit Core Search100.0%100.0%N/A
Google Sites66.7%67.0%0.3
Microsoft Sites17.9%17.9%0.0
Yahoo! Sites11.4%11.3%-0.1
Ask Network2.7%2.7%-0.1
AOL, Inc.1.3%1.2%-0.1
*“Explicit Core Search” excludes contextually driven searches that do not 
reflect specific user intent to interact with the search results.

comScore Releases July 2013 U.S. Search Engine Rankings - comScore, Inc

Monday, August 5, 2013

Google Display Planner With Contextual Targeting & Placement Tools

Google announced they are merging three of their popular tools, the Contextual Targeting Tool, the Placement Tool and the Google Ad Planner into a single tool under the Google Display Planner.
Google said this should make "everything easier" having all these tools in one place. I'd have to assume that some of the functionality will be lost but hard to say at this point.
Google said on Google+ that the Contextual Targeting Tool and the Placement Tool will be sunsetted in the next few days, and Google Ad Planner will be deprecated sometime in early September.