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Are You Putting Your Google Winnings in the Bank?

June 20th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Had an interesting discussion last week with the CEO of a startup that was getting a lot of traffic from Google. His board had been encouraging him to invest in scaling up the business faster. His strategy had been to pursue slower growth so that he always had enough cash in the bank in case [...]

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Google’s New Image Search Is Freaking Me Out

June 16th, 2011 · 10 Comments

I popped my standard headshot in and here’s what I got: A couple of thoughts: 1. If you saw a pic of me when i was about 4 years old, you would see a lot of similarities between me and that kid second from the top right.  Something SixthSense-y going on.  Wonder if I will [...]

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Are Google Maps Getting Tighter Radii?

June 15th, 2011 · 7 Comments

I just wanted to use “radii” in a headline… Mike Blumenthal tweeted yesterdat that he thought the radii of the Google map for various local queries had gotten smaller. To me it seemed like the radii hadn’t changed much but the map pins had gotten bigger so I decided to compare the map that displayed [...]

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Tags: Google · Google Maps · Google Place Search

Google Offers Fact Sheet Favorites

June 2nd, 2011 · No Comments

Google Offers has added a lot of detail about how the program works and tips for participating businesses. Mike B. has excerpted some of the more pertinent info so I thought I’d provide my spin on some of my favorites from the fact sheet: Publicity No photos, please! Er — actually, lots and lots of [...]

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Tags: Daily Deals · Google

Spotted in the Wild: Google Up/Down SERP Arrows

May 16th, 2011 · 18 Comments

Anyone else seeing these?  Kind of useless but nice.

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Hard-To-Find Is The New PageRank

May 12th, 2011 · 9 Comments

Greg Linden uncovers a potential new Google Maps ranking signal: direction requests: …certain very large search engines have massive logs of people asking for directions from A to B, hundreds of millions of people and billions of A to B queries. And, it appears this data may be as or more useful than user reviews [...]

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Tags: Google · Google Maps · Google Place Pages · Google Place Search · Online Maps

Yellow Pages SEO After the Panda Update

April 18th, 2011 · 12 Comments

Contrary to popular belief, Pandas don’t just eat bamboo, they also eat local search sites.  My post on Yellow Pages SEO in the Post-Panda World is now live on SEL.

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Tags: Google · Yellow Pages

Google Toe Tags Tags

April 15th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Just saw the news over at Greg’s blog and couldn’t resist…

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Google HotPot Was Always Sort of a Crock

April 8th, 2011 · 7 Comments

Lior Ron announced today that Google is dumping the HotPot brand for its local reviews system and rolling it into Google Places. It’s a good move and I am guessing an indicator of more product coherence from GOOG as a result of Larry Page becoming CEO. I was always confused by the HotPot brand. Most, [...]

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Tags: Google · Google Maps · Google Place Pages · Google Place Search · Google Social Search · Online Reviews

Is Gmail Your Biggest Competitor?

April 8th, 2011 · 4 Comments

I logged into Gmail today and saw the following message: Ironically a second later I got the following email from a client: So you probably already know this, but thought I would share.  I am working on an email to past customers, and in the process of testing it, I send a copy to my [...]

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Tags: Google · Small Business Marketing