Monthly Archives: September 2010
One of the primary processes of exceptional SEO (Search Engine Optimization) involves utilizing social media. As an integral part of any SEO program, social media sites like Twitter, FaceBook, Delicious, Stumble, YouTube and Myspace are closely linked to content syndication as well as back link building. Many online business owners are emphasizing their social media campaigns in order to fully capitalize on their SEO work. MySpace, a social media site popular with younger professionals, is often used to target specific demographics. Coupled with the highly customizable nature of MySpace and the ability to add unique widgets to profile pages, a Myspace-centered social media campaign can quickly increase the visibility of a parent site.
According to an e-marketing website, Facebook now boasts over 500 million users. With those impressive numbers, who can deny the power social media advertising on the internet plays in this competitive and highly technical market? Even small business owners realize the power and the importance of having a website, or blog, some kind of presence on the web. In today's professional world your business can potentially lose a level of credibility if you are asked for your website address, Facebook page or Twitter address and you do not have one. SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is a central tenant of internet marketing, which effectively serves to establish a brand; those actively engaging in onsite and offsite SEO processes are actually also engaging in Social Media Advertising.
Did you happen to catch the Google logo today? As you type in the letters of your search query, one by one, you’ll see the Google Logo go from a washed out white to its traditional logo colors. If you were wondering why Google did this, there is a really good reason behind it and their blog explains it.
Whether the Internet is used for personal or business purposes, improved communications is often the primary goal. Forums, social media sites, emails and instant messaging create the perfect medium for instantaneous communication. The quickest and most effective of these tools is instant messaging. Yahoo is the most popular free instant messaging tool on the Internet. It allows users to connect through words, pictures and even web cams. Unfortunately, some users have become frustrated by the invisibility function that effectively hides users from others online. The Yahoo invisibility detector is the perfect work-around option for this troubling problem.
Online business owners who have taken advantage of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) should already be aware of the enormous impact that Social Media can have on their search engine rankings. Increased visibility and the opportunity to build organic links are just two of the ways that social media can help an online entrepreneur build a successful SEO campaign. While there are many popular social media sites including FaceBook, Twitter and YouTube, one of the most popular is MySpace. Highly customizable and searchable, MySpace offers business owners the perfect platform for developing a successful social media campaign.
Google Earth, formerly Earth Viewer, was acquired by Google from Keyhole in 2004. The program effectively creates a virtual globe by combining images obtained from several sources. Satellite images, aerial photographs and geographical data are combined to create a 3D earth model. This program has become one of the most popular programs for web users who are interested in viewing their world from a new and manageable perspective that can even be accessed on the desktop. The future of Google Earth seems obvious. As technology and bandwidth increase, it is likely that users will see an interface between Google Earth street search and the local Google search option, creating a unique opportunity for business owners to expand their local SEO (Search Engine Optimization) processes.
Dogpile, a relatively unknown Meta search engine, compiles results from a variety of different directories and search engines. The results are compiled into an easy to read list. Dogpile relies on multiple different search engines, including LookSmart, MIVA, About, Ask, Bing, Yahoo and Google. They claim to have the ability to search a far greater portion of the internet as opposed to a traditional search engine. With a clever ‘pet’ named Arfie, Dogpile, and other services like it, may soon overpower traditional search engines. As an audio search engine, Dogpile has the ability to quickly cut through unrelated websites and present the user with a list of useful sites guaranteed to meet their needs.