Does Search Traffic Show a Decline in the Power of TV Commercials

I’ve been working on an SEO project for a client that has a variety of websites. One aspect the project entails going through multiple sites and making sure they are following onsite SEO best practices. Keywords include product names, brand names as well as other related phrases. Many of the sites have a page of […]

Google Webmaster Tools Adds Search Query Alerts

If you already use Google Webmaster Tools (If not, you should be!), then you’ve probably seen the Search Queries Feature, but Google has now added alerts for Search Queries data. So now you can be notified when something changes with the search queries where your site is showing. The Search Queries feature gives insight into […]

HootSuite Users Can Now Use HootSuite to Manage Their Google+ Pages

After asking and asking and well… asking again, HootSuite users can now use HootSuiite to manage their Google+ pages! HootSuite is an online dashboard that allows people manage multiple social media accounts as well as work with teams. When working with a team you can do such things as assign tweets to your team members, […]

Awesome Google I/O Project Glass Demo

This was definitely a great product demo! A jump from a Zeppelin, mt. biking across a roof top with a jump, repelling down a building and mt. biking to the stage.  There was so much that could have gone wrong, but it went quite smoothly. Great work Sergey! Do you think you’ll buy Google Glasses?

Very Sneaky of You Google – Google Hides Old Version of Analytics in Footer

If you haven’t weened yourself off of the old version of Google Analytics, you may have logged into and to your horror discovered there is no longer a link to the old version on the header. Instead of the tear it off quick like a band-aid approach Google is trying the slow smoker’s patch version. […]

Is “Social Media” More Important Than “SEO”?

Today another local marketing firm post an interesting statistic on Facebook. It was about the graph below where Google Trends shows how “social media” is now search on more than SEO and they implied that because of this, we should be spending our money on social media instead of SEO. Although this is an interesting […]

Google’s New Privacy Policy To go Into Effect on March 1

Google recently announced their new privacy policy which will go into effect on March 1, 2012. Here’s the overview of the new plan: Effective March 1st, Google will be consolidating over 60 different privacy policies across Google properties and replacing them with one that they say is a lot shorter and easier to read. The new […]

YouTube Update: The New Google. Does “Don’t be Evil” Still Apply? – Part 2

This is the second entry of our series about the changes at Google and Larry Page are making a lot of changes as we head into 2012. Decide for yourself if they are still following the “Don’t be Evil” mantra. Read the first post in the series here: The New Google. Does “Don’t be Evil” […]

The New Google. Does “Don’t be Evil” Still Apply? – Part 1

In the last few months since Larry Page has taken the helm as CEO at Google he has been making a lot of changes to their services. They’ve been changing the look and feel of their various properties, even changing the functionality of their search pages. Larry has even said the company would “put more […]

Is Google Walling Out the Rest of the Internet to Make Their Search Better?

In the last few months we’ve seen a number of changes released by the search powerhouse Google. The updates are coming at a fast and furious pace. Today’s addition as well as one of their previous changes have been doing more than raise a few eyebrows. There is sure to be more talk about anti-trust […]