Friday, July 27, 2012
  • Google Enters TV Biz, Google Fiber Debuts In Kansas City

    Google became a service provider Thursday with the official launch of Google Fiber. The service initially rolls out to support television and Internet access in Kansas City. The company's intention is to compete with Verizon FIOS and AT&T U-verse, giving consumers another option for TV and Internet service. ...Read the whole story

    Around The Net

    • Google Handwrite For Phones, TabletsGoogle Inside Search

      Google now allows searchers to write a search query in script or printing on tablets and mobile devices. Enable the feature and tap the Handwrite icon on the bottom right corner of the screen to activate the writing surface. Autocomplete options appear below the search box to complete the query. The tool allows searchers to write the query anywhere on the screen, not just in the search box. ...Read the whole story

    • Insights From Facebook Earnings CallBIA/Kelsey

      Jed Williams "unpacks" Facebook's advertising business, starting with the Sponsored Stories ad unit, which taps into content in news feeds. It’s the ad unit inserted into desktop and mobile newsfeeds. In an earnings call, COO Sheryl Sandberg shared both quantitative and qualitative information about the ads. She said the ads generate about $1 million in daily run rate, with half occurring on mobile. Williams provides other details too. ...Read the whole story

    • Link Building InternallySEOmoz

      John Doherty explores the potential effects that Google's Penguin algorithm has had on internal links. He tells marketers how to target important pages to rank better for competitive terms, yet not become affected by algorithm updates. He also shares knowledge picked up optimizing sites in the travel industry -- particularly with regard to microsites and ccTLDs. ...Read the whole story

    What Do A BLT And Search Marketing Have In Common?

    An oft-quoted line is "The whole is greater than the sum of its parts." This is just as true for digital marketing and search as it is for the lowly BLT. Marketers who understand the interdependence ...More

    • Marissa Mayer And Yahoo's Regression To The Mean

      There is not a lot of overlap between the universes of Gord Hotchkiss and Marissa Mayer, but our orbits have intersected on a few occasions in the past. I've had the opportunity to talk to Mayer ...More