Google Now comes to iOS - What now for SEOs?
I was reading Metro today and saw an article titled “Google Now comes to iPhone, challenging Apple Inc’s Siri” and thought it was worth sharing. Here’s the original publication in Reuters http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/04/29/google-iphone-apple-siri-idINDEE93S0AC20130429 Why is this important to SEOs? Predictive search technology is intended to speed up the content discovery process,...
thatshowtheygetyou: First Beyonce didn’t sing the national anthem at the Inauguration. Then she sang it at a Superbowl press conference. Though some say neither version compares to Whitney’s classic rendition, I give the edge to Maya Rudolph for combing the best and worst diva performances of all time into a single, hilarious 3 minute parody. Enjoy!
Google's plan for world domination →
I love this post from Blind Five Year Old that breaks down Google’s “evil” (or not so evil) plan. Clearly Google is a powerful company. At times, it may even seem omnipresent. And when a company gets that big villainous characterization is almost unavoidable. When we look at Google’s latest initiatives it does appear that the company has its hands in every digital pot...
Facebook Graph Search
Facebook just announced Graph Search. Here are my initial thoughts. There are a few things you can search… people photos places pages for businesses And searches are going to be along the lines of… People who like bikes in Brooklyn Photos of dogs my friends like Restaurants my friends like Cities my friends have visited So, with this tool, they elevate the “like” and...
Newsflash: Carrying a gun increases risk of... →
Re: End Gun Culture
I got a lot of positive feedback for the end gun culture post, but did notice that some people missed the point. For example, #nephbit wrote “I’m sorry. By that argument, this would mean that the first amendment would only apply to the printing press.” My response? Seems like you don’t understand the argument, which is that the second amendment, not unlike like the first...
Anonymous asked: The second amendment doesn't mention guns more advanced than 17th century muskets because it doesn't define what "arms" are. The founders knew that weapons would become more advanced as time goes on, and that people must be prepared to defend themselves against their government. Herpity Derp, dumb shit.
SEO Takes Center Stage as Businesses Demand... →
A Guide To Working With ‘Difficult’ Clients -...
This clever infographic created by Search Engine Journal is spot on. We all encounter difficult clients at times. I’ve probably encountered at least one client for each of these descriptions, and some clients that fit more than one of them! It is possible to spot these personalities before you find yourself awake in the middle of the night trying to figure out where the project went wrong....
TemplateServe Credits empower webmasters with...
I’m pleased to announce today that TemplateServe has launched a new program to help busy webmasters and small business owners get the website help they need when they need it. The program allows customers to purchase credits which can be used for TemplateServe goods and services. This initiative, paired with our already transparent pricing, will help customers get website projects underway...
One day he has a certain strong view about staying in Afghanistan but then on...– Colin Powell
Colin Powell endorses Barack Obama for president
In an increasingly digital world, political... →
Future of Language? Google's Star Trek Vision →
Human conversations are almost always trite, nonsensical and nonlinear. Probably more say these days than in previous generations when there was higher appreciation for language. Therefore, a machine, which functions on logic, will never be able to replicate natural human conversation beyond a superficial level. Instead, as we move toward greater dependence on these technologies, we’ll have to...
Google Exact Match Domain (EMD) Update: Brands vs....
revadigital: Google recently announced an exact match domain (EMD) algorithm update intended to ensure low-quality EMDs do not rank well in Google search results. Matt Cutts tweeted that the update would “impact 0.6% of English-US queries to a noticeable degree.” So far, the update has had a heavy-handed impact on websites that have built their SEO strategy around an EMD, leaving major brands...
The President spoke directly to voters tonight about his vision for an economy...– That’s how the Obama campaign is spinning the debate in a statement by OFA campaign manager Jim Messina just emailed to reporters and people who manage nwktumblrs. (via newsweek)
Presidential Debate Numero Uno: Initial Thoughts
While I usually don’t post politics here, I must say that I’m shocked that people think The President lost the debate. But I guess who won is subjective. Maybe the subject matter was too dense for some people to follow. Mitt Romney talked about his principles and waved numbers out of context. It’s as if people only understand addition and subtraction because whenever The...
Template Tuning Service Methodology →
Web Design Approaches When it comes to building websites, there are three approaches. One way is to start from scratch. This approach begins with a discovery process in which a project manager discusses the needs with the clients and works with a designer and programmer to create a functional specification document and a visual mockup, which is then approved, produced and published. Another way...
Small Business Website Builder Software Comparison →
Website Builder Software If you’re looking to grow your business with a professional website, but can’t afford to spend thousands of dollars on Web design, website builders like Wix, Weebly and Intuit can help you publish a website with zero or minimal upfront costs. The trade off is that you have to do it yourself. If you’re not in the Web design business, you probably...
AdWords Live Chat Ad Extension Now In Beta! |... →
revadigital: AdWords Live Chat Ad Extension: Per Chat Marketing This new Ad Extension appears to enable a live chat session by clicking on the “Live Chat” icon within the Google AdWords ad (also known as “Chat in Ads”). The Live Chat Ad Extension in AdWords is an exciting development because it greatly reduces the the time it takes to speak to leads, which may lead to higher...
5 Ways To Foster Fanatical Brand Advocates | Fast... →
revadigital: In an article that begins by claiming “you don’t need advertising, you need advocates,” Bob Fuggetta, a community blogger for FastCompany.com offers these 5 tips for building brand advocates. Provide an “insanely great product.”: This was one of Steve Jobs’s famous statements. Very few people go out of their way to advocate mediocre products or services. Advocacy starts with having...
New Facebook Exchange lets advertisers show...
If you’re not familiar with Facebook as a social marketing platform, here’s a brief introduction to how it works. Marketers get a hint of what Facebook users are interested in based on what they “Like” and measure the value of their campaigns by a very nontraditional metric called engagement. The belief being that engagement drives sales. It’s a simple idea and it has made Facebook a great place...
The Complicated Nature of Google URLs
Here’s a bit of Google geekiness to start your day. RankPanel.com just published this post on Google search parameters in 2012. In it, the writer discusses how complex Google search URLs are as opposed to some other websites due to Google’s intricate filters and the way it passes user data from one page to the next. If you didn’t know, when you conduct a search on Google that URL can reveal...
REVA Digital Media: Google Plus Local to replace... →
Google Plus Local to replace Google Places In its latest move to get small businesses on board with Google+, Google has updated many of its online network’s features and begun replacing Google Places in search results. According to Google’s Marissa Mayer, the company has already replaced 80 million Google Places pages with Google+ Local pages, and many more replacements are expected within...
Technology in Education: Creating Innovators: Why... →
techedblog: America’s last competitive advantage — its ability to innovate — is at risk as a result of the country’s lackluster education system, according to research by Harvard Innovation Education Fellow Tony Wagner. Taking the stage at Skillshare’s Penny Conference, Wagner pointed out the …
Microsoft So.cl makes your searches public...
Micosoft has made its new Bing-powered learning network So.cl public. Here’s a quick run down of what the site is all about. What is So.cl? According to Microsoft, So.cl is “an experiment in open search” that’s focused on “exploring the possibilities of social search for the purpose of learning.” So.cl uses Microsoft’s public Bing API, so...
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Is 2012 the year of Augmented Reality?
I’ve been posting a lot on augmented reality lately and am starting to wonder two things. One, will 2012 be the year for augmented reality? And two, why isn’t anyone thinking of ways to use augmented reality that don’t involve Oreos popping up in my face, or something similar. Now, I’m not actually saying that Oreo has any plans to use augmented reality in a campaign,...
REVA Digital Media: Microsoft and Barnes & Noble... →
revadigital: Microsoft has decided to invest $300 million into Barnes & Noble, makers of the Nook, tablet to create a new subsidiary. While the details are being worked out, the so-called “Newco” (a placeholder until they think of a name) sounds like a spinoff of Barnes & Noble’s Nook digital media…
Not quite “Minority Report” grade yet, but we’re getting there. Are you ready for augmented reality advertising?
Battle for the internet | Technology | The... →
Over seven days the Guardian is taking stock of the new battlegrounds for the internet. From states stifling dissent to the new cyberwar front line, we look at the challenges facing the dream of an open internet. Click the headline to find out more and follow The Guardian @guardiannews.
Apple, book publishers sued for conspiring to fix... →
New Social Learning Website for Teachers -... →
Kidedotals.com is a social learning community for K-12 teachers, childcare service providers and parents. Share and discover free lesson plans, kids songs and educational videos. Collaborate and build online learning modules. Get teaching and parenting advice from our community of experts.
Technology in Education: 15 Ways To Use The New... →
techedblog: Inspired by the magnificent edu-tweeter @ShellTerrell, I wanted to share a few of the great ways she and her fellow tweeps plan on using the new iPad in the classroom. I love crowdsourcing this kind of information. I’ve taken the liberty of using some of the many tweets and enhancing them to…
An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail. Scientists made a...– Edwin Land What It Takes To Innovate: Wrong-Thinking, Tinkering & Intuiting :: Articles :: The 99 Percent I think school is the perfect place to embrace this type of experimentation of life. That is why we need to have less lesson planning and more question asking, more tinkering, more...
Eighty percent of the jobs created in the next decade will require some mastery...– How Corporations Are Helping To Solve The Education Crisis | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation
10 Steps To Stealing Your Way To Creative Success →