Thursday, July 5, 2012
  • Paid Search Soars 17% In Q2

    Global spending on online search advertising rose 17% during the second quarter of 2012 vs. the same quarter a year earlier, according to estimates released this morning by Covario. Spending during the second quarter was up 5% over the first quarter of this year. ...Read the whole story

Around The Net

  • Nexus 7 Tablet Earns AccoladesBusiness Insider

    The early reviews are in, and Google’s iPad-killer, the Nexus 7, is getting high praise from some the most respected voices in consumer technology. David Pogue, New York Times tech critic and self-professed Apple fanatic, is calling the arrival of the Nexus 7 “ground shaking” -- likening it to the iPad in design quality, but at less than half the price ($200) of Apple’s tablet (which starts at $500). “Hardware-wise, the Nexus 7 single-handedly beats the $200 tablet competition, especially on screen quality,” writes Joanna Stern for ABCNews.com. “I also prefer the design to the others.” “The bottom line is that I think ... ...Read the whole story

  • SEO: Strategies That Took Years To MaterializeSEO By The Sea

    Bill Slawski gives us what he calls the 100 best SEO documents of all times. The docs range from the intersection of seach and social to big, big data. It's interesting because he began the list in mid 2000, and never went back to finish it until now. Some of the papers date back to early 2004. For example, "Bigger Index Using Smaller Files and Incremental Updating," which discusses changes at Google that made the search engine must faster dates back to November 2010. ...Read the whole story

  • Bing Adds Malls To MapsBing Maps Blog

    Bing Maps will increase its Venue Map coverage in the worldwide as part of an ongoing partnership with Nokia. There are now more than 2,750 venues in more than 30 countries, with a majority being shopping malls. The platform lets consumers zoom into their favorite mall. The new Venue Maps can be accessed on mobile, too, in the U.K. and U.S.       ...Read the whole story

  • How To Identify Duplicate Copy Through URLsSEOmoz

    Before guiding marketers through ways to identify canonical URLs for large, data-driven sites, Pete Meyers outlines the biggest misunderstanding people have about pages on their Web sites. He tells us most often think of a page as a "physical file containing code," but to a Web crawler a page looks like a unique URL. He tells us one file could generate thousands of unique URLs, and each one is potentially a page in the eyes of an engine. Meyers describes how to track URLs, identify product pages, and know the engines crawl path across company sites. ...Read the whole story

  • Yandex Steps Up Search Index In Local MarketsRussia Beyond The Headlines

    Russia's No. 1 search engine said it has increased it's global search index in hopes of competing with Google and Bing in local markets. The search engine will expand into other markets, including Turkey, according to Alexander Panov. He tells us Yandex has no plans to enter the U.S. because of the competition; but in local markets it will provide the same volume of services and data that foreign competitors offer. ...Read the whole story

  • Google Docs It Up Off The CloudComputerworld
Three Myths About Customer Love

Today, I want to talk about the last of the three posts by Harvard Business Review bloggers, Karen Freeman, Patrick Spenner and Anna Bird I have been surveying: "Three Myths about What Customers Want." Specifically, I ...More