All About The Data – Google Buys Looker – Salesforce Buys Tableau

These acquisitions headline the growing interest in data and more so the need to understand data. The problem is more so the lack of understanding the data.

“Don’t forget About the Body” When it Comes to Website Optimization

Straight from the disembodied head of Matt Cutts… “Don’t forget the body” when you optimize your website. Each page of a website is made of at least 3 main parts. The Head: This is where links for style information, scripts and meta tags (Title, Description) are found.  The code in the Head is not directly […]

Ever Wonder How Google Really Works?

Google seems to have a magical way of finding things online. I mean you just type something into Google and “boom!”, there’s your answer. Well, they actually have a process. Our friends over at QuickSprout created a great infographic that explains how Google really works in simple terms. Check it out! Courtesy of: Quick Sprout

Top 3 Ways to Get Punished by Google

Getting punished by Google can be tragic. It could not only slow down your incoming traffic,  but even worse it could halt it completely. Search engines are always looking for ways to improve their search results because they know that the search algorithm with the best results wins. In the past couple of years Google […]

Getting Into Holiday Campaigns – Google Style #GooglePartnersPumpkins

Google sent us a pumpkin today. Time to get our holiday campaign creative on! Thanks Google Partners! Are your online marketing campaigns ready for the holidays?

The World Has Gone #Hashtag Crazy – Justin Timberlake Video

It seems these days everyone is jumping on the #Hashtag bandwagon. The phenomenon was started by Twitter users. Essentially it started as a tag on a post to signify what the post was about. This created a way to tag your post so it would come up in search even though you didn’t explicitly mention […]

“Buy a Link Now” and What Will You Get?

Today I notice on the bottom of the Reuters site there are ads that are served by Marchex. After there ads their a link that says, “Buy a Link Now.” As an SEO this made me cringe a little. (Click image to Enlarge) The reason this bothers me is because clearly Google does not want […]

Google Trends Not Reporting Data for Wyoming

Here’s a strange tidbit of information. It doesn’t appear that Google Trends is reporting an data from the US State of Wyoming. I noticed it today when I was doing keyword research for an SEO project that I’m working on for a client. I even tested the keyword “dog. ”  This still showed no searches […]

5 Changes to Google Analytics You Need to Know Now

I’m typically not a big fan of infographics, but thought this one was quite good. Brian Clifton Author of Advanced Web Metrics with Google Analytics shared this over the weekend. There are several changes coming to Google Analytics that are going to be pretty important. You’ll find 5 of them below.  

Google Offers Virtual Tours of Its Data Centers

Google has recently opened the doors (virtually of course) to it’s infamous data centers. Now you can see where your bits, bytes and gigabytes are traveling when you search for something on Google.com, watch a YouTube Video or send an email through Gmail. From the virtual tour: When you’re on a Google website (like right […]