When you are a business that operates in a highly competitive environment, it has never been more important to be sure that all of the reviews that appear online related to your business, are as positive as possible. This all relates to and builds up to your online reputation and how you are seen on [...]
After reviewing an allegation against Google, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) earlier this month (January 2013) decided not to take any legal action against search engine behemoth over its search practices. The FTC confirmed that Google will not face any anti-trust law violations. According to some published reports, Google spent over $25 million lobbying [...]
SEOs are getting more complicated for small business owners who are trying to stay on top. Google’s complicated algorithm and other requirements are not making it easier either. Here are few guidelines to follow. Content and user experience are key: Content should keep the visitor engaged making it interesting. Keep the phrase “content is king” [...]
SEOmoz is a software development company and an online service specializing in search engine optimization (SEO). Founded in 2004 it earned an annual income of $1.4 million. However, at the end of 2011, it earned whopping $11.4 million in revenue. Some of the tools are free with limited datasets; however, there are three different professional [...]
Pairing up with the right SEO agency for your business is an investment worth your consideration. It would be a gross understatement to say that it’s important to get your services, your reputation, and, in general, your presence in front of the widest swath possible of today’s uncannily diverse Web readership. Given all the niche [...]
The security of LivingSocial’s computer systems was breached through a cyber attack. Through their shenanigans, perpetrators were able to gain access to LivingSocial’s customer data. Apparently, the information of about 50 million customers was affected by the attack. Authorities were notified and they are actively looking into the case, it’s being reported. Besides names and email addresses, dates of birth, and even some encrypted (hashed and salted) passwords were compromised in the attack. News outlets circulated a memo sent by company brass. In the memo, Tim O’Shaughnessy, LivingSocial’s CEO, said, “We recently experienced a cyber attack on our computer systems that resulted in unauthorized access to some customer data from our servers,” adding, “We are actively working with law enforcement to investigate this issue.” So far it’s being assumed that no credit card or other financial information belonging to customers was accessed
Have you caught up on all the recent press coverage Submit Express has been getting? A piece that appeared recently in Yahoo Voices, by Lana Bandoim, discussing why responsive Web design cannot be ignored made reference to Submit Express’s recommendations for improved mobile site design and for providing site users with a “more valuable” experience through design upgrades. Frank Bergman, over at Vatalyst , discussed in another article how “Submit Express Edges Out Other Competitors.” Bergman provided an overview of the services provided by Submit Express and gave a rationale for why search engine optimization is here to stay, though it’s undoubtedly undergoing changes.
Interested in being a Google Glass “Explorer” and early adopter? Submit your application to the contest going on right now. Folks of voting age, and living in the United States, have until February 27 to participate in the Google Glass competition. To be a contestant, there is a social media application to submit — only through Google+ or Twitter, no Facebook applications accepted! — and $1,500, plus tax, to pay.
Tom Simonite, a senior IT editor at MIT Technology Review , recently interviewed Ben Silbermann, Pinterest’s CEO and co-founder. The interview gives a glimpse at how company brass envisions the monetized future of the hugely popular, and still young, site. It seems everyone is using Pinterest — amateur chefs, First Lady Michelle Obama, designer-types putting together outfits suitable for sundry fashion weeks, and even mothers of would-be supreme tech chieftains (Silbermann’s mom has a popular Pinterest board). But overall, since Pinterest gained wide popularity in early 2012, no one has flocked to it as much as women have. So where does Ben Silbermann think the site he helped start in 2009 is going