Google just rolled out Place Search, a new search result layout, which now gives you local results when Google thinks that you are looking for something local. You might have noticed that now, in the left column, Google set your location, mostly based on your IP or cookies, which allows it to deliver results based on where you live (you can change the location if you wish).Tags: google, google local, google place search, google search, google seo, place search
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Contributing over 32% of EBay’s revenue last year of 8.7 billion, PayPal is already finding new markets and users to play an even larger role next year. Since most people are finally starting to see that the future is moving past PC’s and turning to mobile and tablet type devices, I am sure you can see where this is going.Tags: Ebay, EBay's PayPal, EBay's PayPal options, Mobile Marketing, mobile social media, PayPal, PayPal's e-payment options, PayPal's e-payments, PayPal's mobile e-payment
For those who know Hootsuite you already know that they have made all their iphone apps free this month. You probably ALSO have heard rumors that there is an iPad app, although it’s not available for download just yet. So I’m guessing that’s coming in the next few weeks. For those of you who don’t know about Hootsuite, let me take this opportunity to fill you in a bit.Tags: facebook, facebook integration, hootsuite, ipad app, iphone app, ping.fm, smartphone app, social media, social media integration, social networking, social networks, Tweetdeck, twitter, twitter integration, twitterrific, wordpress, wordpress integration
Yahoo just launched a mobile version of their Answers platform which got me thinking about how you can use this tool to help promote your business and your expertise. A simple thought is to go to the site and answer people’s questions, thus providing value and demonstrating that you know what you are doing. You have a profile and can link to your website, which not only gives value to your website, but gives value to your business. A better idea though, would be to look for a question someone has submitted related to your business and write a blog post about it and then link to your blog post as the answer to the person’s question.Tags: backlinks, SEO, yahoo, yahoo answers
Is there a space where the recession isn’t laying waste to every business around?
Is there a land of hope and plenty in this virtual financial dust bowl of the economy?
Yes! It is the land of milk and honey called the Internet.
Look at these stats:
Netflix Third-Quarter Profit Rises 26% on New Users*
“Netflix Inc, the mail-order and online movie-rental service, reported third-quarter profit rose 26 percent as the pace of new subscriber additions accelerated. The shares surged.
Google just renamed its Google Suggest instant functionality Google Autocomplete. While this is far from being a groundbreaking announcement, I just wanted to take that opportunity to warn you about an issue occurring with Autocomplete.Tags: google autocomplete, google news, google seo, google suggestions, search engine news, search engine seo
The debate is on and many businesses are finding it necessary to formulate policies to monitor and control the rampant use of social media websites during the work day.
Part of the issue is whether or not employees are using social media sites to enhance the company or are they on these sites wasting time and costing the company money in lost production.Tags: facebook, FB, small business, social media, tweet, twitter
Microsoft Bing must have been feeling the burn with Google still holding over 70% of the U.S.’s searches last month. Or maybe they are anticipating the release of the largely rumored, Google Me…
Bing has finally figured out a way to pull some traffic for themselves, right under Google’s nose.Tags: bing, facebook, google, google me, microsoft, traffic
According to IAB’s Internet Advertising Revenue Report, online advertisers spent more than 12 billion in the first 6 months of 2010, making it a new record.
The growth is mostly attributed to a return of display advertising and, more particularly, video advertising and sponsorship. PPC advertising enjoyed an 11% increase, still representing about half of all online advertising spending. With more businesses turning to online advertising, online competition will obviously increase, which makes professional PPC management more essential than ever.Tags: internet advertising, Online Advertising, pay per click advertising, ppc advertising, web advertising, website advertising
I am super obsessed with a few of my Android apps and have always been a huge Logitech fan, so when I heard the recent Google TV news today I started thinking…
Is it bad to get your self a Christmas gift?Tags: Android Apps, Google TV, Google TV media center, Harmony Link, Harmony Link technology, Logitech, Logitech media center, media center, The Logitech Revue, The Revue, youtube