The third generation of Google’s “pure” Nexus-series phone goes on sale tomorrow, the Galaxy Nexus. Sporting the latest version of Android, is this the phone you’ve been waiting for? As always, maybe. There are nice things, there are bad things. Here’s my past month living with the phone. First Impressions I’ve had a Galaxy Nexus review unit since the middle of November, and I covered some initial thoughts about the phone in my earlier review, First Impressions: Galaxy Nexus Android 4.0 Smartphone. In particular: Finally, a “pure” Android phone comes to Verizon’s awesome 4G network It’s big, but it feels good The camera gets better controls Despite having NFC, there’s no Google Wallet support Android 4.0 takes getting used to after Android 2.2 Button confusion! How do I go back? Where’s the search button? I’ll revisit some of these issues, but not all of them. My focus in this review is on how I’ve … [Read more...] about Real Life With The Galaxy Nexus Android 4.0 Smartphone
What does under contract mean in real estate
Editor note: This “anti” post is part of a two-part series about the proposed Search Marketing Code of Ethics, as presented by SEMPO at SearchCongress.org. To read the “pro” viewpoint from Tony Wright and Chris Boggs, click here. This post is not sponsored by any organization or party and was facilitated by the SEJ Editorial Team. Alan Bleiweiss also contributed to this post. His comments are noted throughout. As many of you may already know, SEMPO has proposed that we, as search marketers, meet at a “Search Congress” to discuss the draft and submission of a “Code of Ethics”. Upon first hearing of this, most of us would admit, “Hey, this sounds like a great idea!” I am sure the people who created the concept thought this. We all know there is an issue with unethical practitioners, ones who call themselves SEOs, but in reality are simple con men who found a business vertical that can bring them fast money with little effort. … [Read more...] about SEMPO Code of Ethics: Not So Black and White
Love it or hate it, the Open Directory Project (ODP or “DMOZ”) always seems to creep into the conversation when we’re discussing links and/or SEO. Check any forum, social news or answer site and you’ll see a wide variety of opinions on the 11 year old directory and how it’s managed. When talking about the DMOZ two camps typically emerge, those who support the directory and its mission (editors) and those who support getting into the directory (SEOs). While the two sides tend to clash, I’ve found the “directory trust” SEOs seek is the same trust DMOZ editors feel they need to protect. The determination by both groups to satisfy their goals fuels the constant struggle between webmasters and directory. Since DMOZ is not a search giant, and seemingly does little to promote itself or the core values of the directory, you have to wonder why editors and SEO’s even bother with it. But since they do, I decided to approach DMOZ for input on a … [Read more...] about A Solid Directory Or The Great Pumpkin Of Search?
Whenever the phrase, “usability and SEO”, enter a conversation, there’s a very good chance it goes in one ear and out the other. Corporate management interprets it as “We need more money”, and middle management fixes their poker face until they’re free to run to Google to look up the term. Though there is improvement, traditionally the term, “usability and SEO” represent two distinct countries, each with their own culture and belief systems. SEO inhabitants live, eat, breathe and play in the realm of marketing, especially in search engines. Their challenge is to monitor search algorithms and find new ways for getting their clients’ websites to appear at the very top of search results. What happens after that is not of their concern. Exposure, repeated exposure and increased inbound human traffic to sites are primary goals. The Usability tribe is more like an interbred family of blended bloodlines from different smaller tribes, such … [Read more...] about Why Blending Usability & SEO Really Matters