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  • The Greatest App Of All
    Aaron honors Whitney Houston with a search-related take on one of her greatest hits. ...
  • I Got 99 Problems But Panda Ain't One
    In my last column, I dropped Searchery Rhymes/For bedtimes to go smooth without a peep./Today, I got some harder core prose/ For search pros after the kiddies are asleep. ...
  • Searchery Rhymes: 2012 Edition
    It's been more than three years since my last installment of searchery rhymes.The 2008 edition featured such favorites as Yahickory Dickory Dock, Hey Barry Diller, Sergey Pagerhoffer Schmidt, and Bah ...
  • What Do You Do?
    The latest obsession on the Web, judging by Facebook news feed density (which is a pretty good judge of such things), is what others do for a living -- or, ...
  • Seven Lessons From Billy Beane For Search Marketers
    In the immortal words of Whitesnake, here I go again. It's time for another column distilling search marketing lessons from unlikely sources. Last week it was Israel, today it's Billy ...
  • Five Lessons From Israel For Search Marketers
    When I'm in a pinch for Search Insider topics, I draw from personal experience -- i.e., what's on my mind the day my column's due. I'm especially fond of analogies ...
  • Five SEM Predictions For 2012
    As I write this column, the ink is not yet dry on the full edition of the Kenshoo 2011 Online Retail Shopping Report, but I've just finished up the last ...
  • Will Clever Sense Help Google Become The Perfect Search Engine?
    Two weeks ago, Google bought Clever Sense. Some are billing this as a response to Siri. Some see it as Google going after Yelp or Wolfram Alpha. And some have ...
  • Search Insider Summit: The Buzz Was The Buzz
    The meme is officially meta! I've tracked the buzzwords at the past 11 Search Insider Summits -- but last week's event took things to a whole new level as the ...
  • Seven Lessons From Steve Jobs For Search Marketers
    I just finished Walter Isaacson's epic Steve Jobs biography. Beyond being a captivating (and surprisingly quick, considering its 571 pages) read about the life and times of one of the ...
  • The Perfect Search Engine
    Captivating. Confounding. Mesmerizing. Maddening. Alluring. Alliterative. Call me Ishmael. No, call me Ahab. I'm obsessed. I've been searching for the perfect search engine (and whale of a pun!) for years ...
  • Search, Profit, And Be Merry
    Well it's November, and you know what that means... next month is the Search Insider Summit! Oh, yeah, and there are a few holidays, too. The time to prepare is ...
  • Mobile Matters: 15 Mobile Search Stats That Ring True
    As the iPhone 4S announcement crashed popular websites and we learned that Google's mobile revenue is now on a $2.5 billion annual run rate, one thing became clear these past ...
  • Why Display Is NOT Better Than Search
    Cory Treffiletti knew what he was doing when he asked me to join a panel at OMMA Global NY titled, "Why Display is Better Than Search." Like Emeril Lagasse presiding ...
  • Who Will Google Buy Next?
    Google's been on an acquisition spree lately, buying 10 companies since June. Meanwhile, Google's done a fall spring-clean, shutting down 10 products and features. The latest additions to the Google ...
  • Agency Pitching: 10 Ways To Stand Out And 10 Ways To Flame Out
    After spending nearly five years in the agency world and being a part of 50+ formal RFPs, it was clear to me that the client/agency RFP process was broken. From ...
  • 20 More Mistakes Made By SEM Newbies
    Two weeks ago, I shared the first half of a "Do-Not-Do" list for SEM neophytes that I crowd-sourced from fellow SEM geeks on Facebook, Google+, and Twitter. And now, the ...
  • Top 20 Mistakes Made By SEM Newbies
    People just starting out in SEM often ask for advice. Here's part one of my Do-Not-Do list -- from "don't be afraid to ask for help," to "don't get lazy ...
  • What The ZMOT?
    First off, I must apologize to fellow Search Insider, Gord Hotchkiss, for stealing some of his thunder here. Gord first talked about ZMOT in his May column on the blank ...
  • Google+ Adds Up
    When Google+ first launched, I was skeptical. Google's record in social has been everything from terribly invasive to wholly ineffective. And my initial interactions to the user experience within Google+ ...
  • 10 Sports Analogies For SEM
    Two weeks ago, in a column about attribution models, Gord Hotchkiss cited John Yi's bowling and pinball analogies for marketing. That got me thinkingL "How many sports analogies can I ...
  • From A-ZMOT: What You Need to Know About Google Today
    If you're in search marketing, you probably hang on Google's every word. It's time to start hanging on every letter! Here's what every search geek needs to know about Google ...
  • Will SMA Beat Out SEM?
    At the last Search Insider Summit, John Yi from Facebook waxed poetic about how the web is "being rebuilt around people." John -- like his brethren at Zuck U -- ...
  • Search Insider Summit Buzz-o-Meter: How Low Can Ya Go?
    was once told that top-10 columns are the lowest form of publishing. Wonder what that makes a column with 10 top-10 lists? Lower than the lowest piece of whale dung ...
  • The 10 Plagues Of Facebook Status Updates
    With the recent Jewish holiday of Passover (as told via social media in this genius video) in mind, I'd like to share the 10 plagues of Facebook status updates. If ...
  • Putting The People Back Into Paid Search
    Last week at ad:tech I presented a new approach to SEM called, "Putting the People Back in Paid Search." The thinking is that putting too much focus on the keyword ...
  • +10 And -10 For Google +1
    Last week Google announced the launch of +1, a new social layer in search. I won't bother recapping the news, but the short story is, there's now a +1 button ...
  • Googling My Kids
    A few weeks ago I became a father for the second and third time... yep, twins! As I think about all the milestones that lay ahead, the digital marketer in ...
  • The Ultimate SEO PPC Rap Battle
    I'm sure by now many of you have seen the killer Page Rank rap laid down by Charles "Chuck" Lewis, aka the SEO Rapper. Now, we've all seen SEO and ...
  • If I Were Google CEO
    Two weeks ago, I revisited a column written in 2008 outlining what I'd do if I were running Google. Now, with nearly three years of hindsight and 300+ pages of ...