Jon Henshaw, Co-Founder & President of Raven Internet Marketing Tools, struck a nerve when he wrote an article on working remotely which he shared on LinkedIn. “We had six months to find a new office,” wrote Henshaw in his popular piece, The incredible thing that happened after we lost our office. What happens when an […]
160 Web Marketing Events Deserving Attention in 2016
With so many web marketing events going on in the world it is increasingly difficult to find which to consider to plan your “digital study trip” without risking to waste time and money. We decided to map the most significant ones, with at least one international session in English, dividing them by their main focus. In […]
SEO is Not Part of Website Development? Really?
After taking a website for a quick pre-launch spin before its designers moved it off the development server a developer said, “SEO is not part of development.” Although I was performing accessibility compliance tests for my client, not SEO, I was stunned. I started building websites in 1995 and SEO was been part of that […]
Just Another Pothole in an SEO Client Relationship
As consultants, most of us have faced situations where a client decides to not follow our advice. It’s frustrating and disheartening and can often contribute to the deterioration of the relationship. If it does, guess what? It’s all on you! A consultant is just someone that offers advice. We’ve all received advice that we chose […]
PPC Audits: A Guide to Playing Fair
Arbitrary destruction of reputations turns people into slaves. -Nassim Nicholas Taleb, recent Facebook post Ever been taken down by an “ambush audit”? It’s not fun. Tempted to win new business yourself by ambushing an incumbent agency? Tempting, but… Is your organization actually built around approaching businesses and cold-pitching them, with the “ambush audit” as the […]
Is Google’s Relationship With The Webmaster Community Becoming Fractured?
For those who follow the SEO community, there have been many changes this year with Google’s outreach to SEOs and webmasters, starting when Matt Cutts went on leave. While one could make the argument that Google’s effort at increased communication and transparency with webmasters has been sincere, many things have been botched so magnificently over […]
Facebook’s Rainbow Filters and the Algorithmic Echo Chamber
This weekend has been full of news and momentous occasions that have made a significant impact in media outlets of all shapes and sizes. From local news papers to major national television news networks to the individuals with righteous opinions of every stripe, we cannot turn on a TV, radio, computer or personal device without […]
The Penguin Algorithm: An Issue of Ethics
On April 24th, 2012 Matt Cutts, the head of Webspam at Google, announced they would be releasing the first “Penguin Algorithm”. Although the focus these days is mostly about links many people forget Penguin was not released to only target link spam, it was also created to target “…sites that we believe are violating Google’s […]
Can Facebook Unseat Google?
Over the years, marketers have speculated over who would become the next Google. I’ve even wondered that myself, positing that Bing could overtake Google in a few years. But the next Google killer may not even be a search engine. Facebook made a couple announcements recently that indicate they’re ready to take a whack at […]
What Do These Google AdWords Features Really Do?
There are tens of thousands of PPC account managers out there today, which has led to a surprisingly wide range of account strategies. Can they all be right? If you’re an opinionated PPC pro like myself, you’re bound to think someone else’s theories are, well… weird. That bias being acknowledged, let the sparring begin! Even […]