This article is part of Local Search Week here at Search Engine Land, a special look at local search marketing issues in the run-up to our SMX Local & Mobile conference next month. Why am I so bullish on mobile? When mobile services become better known by searchers (that’s a large challenge) and used correctly (another challenge), they can offer something most people want more of. Time! It has been my experience when you can actually demonstrate to people how that can save time, you’re likely to make new friends quickly. Increasingly, users can get the info they need with a mobile device without using a desktop or laptop computer. Just think how quickly we went from only business people and tech geeks having mobile or cell phones to what sometimes seems like everyone having one (especially noticable when you’re driving). The next step fpr mobile search is for the masses (moms, dads, even grandmas) to gain access to useful information when and where they need it. … [Read more...] about Why I’m Bullish On Mobile Search
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Modern computer networks are amazing things. They transport data to hundreds or thousands of computers simultaneously without confusing Mary’s spreadsheets with Robert’s cat videos. They join and separate independent offices and workstations; they deliver all the worlds’ information in the blink of an eye; and, much like the electricity in your house, you hardly think of the network until it’s not working correctly. But unlike the electricity in our houses, computer networks are really really good at remembering the data passing through their wires. Can the I.T. People See What Sites I’m Visiting At Work? Let’s get this out of the way. If they’re doing their jobs properly then yes, they can. If you visit Google or CNN or Facebook or your child’s daycare website, the I.T. professionals can see that you visited those sites. Take a look at this image which is a screen capture from the network dashboard I have running for my home … [Read more...] about Prying Eyes: Can My I.T. People Really See What Sites I’m Visiting At Work?
If someone writes a post that contains a big list of tools they’re using, I’m going to read it almost every time, even if I keep running into the same information. I’m always on the lookout for new ways to help our clients develop better content and build better links; so, the more creative platforms out there, the better, in my opinion. My main purpose as far as link generation goes is pretty simple: I need some new ideas for discovering relevant link partners and for creating link-worthy content. I use tools primarily to give me ideas that I can build on, whether it’s for creating content, working with PPC, deciding on internal anchor text, or identifying link partners. I tend to fall back on the same old handful of tools, so during the past couple of weeks, I decided to rely more on some I hadn’t used before. Thus far, I am loving the following sources of inspiration. Tools For Generating Content Ideas The following three tools are all free (which is … [Read more...] about 4 Tools (And 1 E-Book) I’m Loving For Content Creation And Link Development
URL shortening services are experiencing a renaissance in the age of Twitter. When every character counts, these services reduce long URLs to tiny forms. But which is the best to use, when so many are offered and new ones seem to appear each day? Below, issues to consider and a breakdown of popular services, including recommendations and services to avoid (the new DiggBar being one of these). The URL Shortener Mega Chart NOTE (March 2011): I’m hoping to update this article in the near future. Much of the basics are still valid. But you should also see Google URL Shortener Opened To The Public; Comparing To Bit.ly & Twitter, which is sort of an interim update. To make recommendations, I reviewed various services and how they stacked up in a variety of features. All this got dumped into a spreadsheet, below. You can also view it in full-screen here. Each column represents a feature. Want to know more about that feature and why it is important? Each is explained below the chart. … [Read more...] about Which Shortening Service Should You Use?
Bing’s holding a big press event here tonight in Hollywood, California. We’re live on the red carpet. OK, no red carpet, but we do have Ryan Seacrest hosting the event. Sit back and stay tuned as we live blog what’s to come. NOTE: See our Bing Entertainment, Unwrapped: Music, Movies, Games & TV story which covers in non-live blog format the changes announced today. I’m here at the Soho House with Search Engine Land managing editor Elisabeth Osmeloski, who will be both shooting photos and filling in the massive gaps in my knowledge of popular culture (Me: who’s Ryan Seacrest? Elisabeth: He has a million jobs. He’s like the new Dick Clark. Just end the story, “Seacrest out!”). Along with Ryan — I mean Mr. Seacrest — we’re promised a one hour discussion with (and I quote Elisabeth’s earlier preview article): Kathryn Bigelow (director of the Hurt Locker) and T Bone Burnett (writer, best original song “The … [Read more...] about It’s Bing & Ryan Seacrest