Tag Archives: search trends

Adobe Digital Experience Makers: 5 Key Takeaways

Adobe’s Vancouver edition of the Digital Experience Makers event was a roaring success with more than 180 digital leaders from over 50 unique brands—including Best Buy, Lululemon, MEC, and many more—coming together at the TELUS Garden Tower. Right from the start, there was a positive, collaborative energy throughout the Tower as a diverse mix of […]

Here’s Why Google’s Latest Mobile Update Will Be Great For Business

Today everyone has the internet in their pocket, but the mobile web is at odds with what users do on the web, which is search and browse. Brands should be keeping up with this user behavior, however many haven’t been and have faced negatives changes in their performance. People bounce. If the page doesn’t load within […]

Google Further Monetizes Places by Charging for Directions

With the announcement that they will now charge advertisers when searchers click for directions from a local ad extension, Google has taken yet another step in its march toward the monetization of the Google Places channel. Since launching location extensions integrated with a Google Places account, Google has been pushing the product hard with local advertisers. […]

Own Your Content

If you sell stuff online and you describe the stuff that you sell and you show me pictures of what you’re selling, you as the builder of this content own both the description and the media. But why in the world are you giving it away to others to rank? I understand the theory behind […]

Is Google Offers the next big thing in group buying, or a natural extension of the local coupon? Does it matter?

The announcement of Google Offers will make a splash. No big deal. But what are the implications? Here are some factors to consider: 1. Conversion Tracking For many local businesses the hardest part about search marketing is tracking to conversion. If they could see the effectiveness, they’d probably spend more.  Google offers could provide some relief. The […]

With the Past as Our Guide, We Can Define Our Future

Norm Hagarty, CEO: By now most of us in the directional media industry have heard about TMP’s unfortunate demise. I don’t believe that this kind of turmoil is ever good. It certainly is not good for TMP’s staff, many of whom will face uncertain job prospects (at least in the short term); clients who now […]

Google’s Panda +1=New SEO Kung Fu

Google wants to know what you think. The Google +1 update has been well documented here. +1 seems to be part of a trend, wherein Google is taking into account user feedback when doling out search engine rankings. Details are now coming to light about how Google put together its new Panda algorithm update. These […]

+1…more time for Google

Google hasn’t had an easy ride in the social space. Google Wave and Google Buzz were both false starts. There has been speculation recently as to how Google was finally going to crack social media. Today they fired their latest salvo in the race; +1. As with any of Google’s most successful offerings, what works in its favour […]