Hit By Google Update


A lot of focus has been given on how much search algorithm changes at Google have impacted the fortunes, and traffic, of Los Angeles-based Demand Media. However, another Los Angeles technology firm appears to have seen some major traffic changes on its site this week due to a recent update from Google, according to a report today. with one of the top five sites seeing a huge loss in "SEO Visibility" due to the recent changes.

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Small Business Marketing | Get Customers versus Get Leads

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To learn how to advertise on Google to get traffic to your website or offline business read “ Advanced Google Adwords ” by Brad Geddes. The best place to find forums is Google. Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Getting “Leads” does not mean money in the bank.

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YP Launches New Organic SEO Service


Startup technology veteran and Idealab alumni Stu MacFarlane, who is now Executive Vice President of Products and Marketing at YP said the new product helps local businesses connect with consumers by providing a strong SEO strategy. YP said the new product provides local businesses with a mobile responsive, content-rich website, supported by a full range of SEO services designed to improve rankings on Google and other search engines.

SEO for Startups


I recently had a conversation with an pre-launch startup where they discussed how SEO was going to be really important for them. And to me, there seems to be a lot of confusion by founders of startups around search engine optimization (SEO) and how it works for a startup.

Changes in SEO

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011 -- Changes in SEO. The Biggest Changes in SEO that you need to know A team of search engine panelists will be discussing the biggest changes in Search Engine Optimization. How New ways Google looks at content and external links. How Techbizconnection. How social media is making a major impact in ranking. New How International search is taking off.

Insights: 21 Strategies for Generating Irresistible SEO Benefits


Dustin gives his 21 Strategies for Generating Irresistible SEO Benefits : It's pretty easy to blow thousands of dollars (even tens of thousands of dollars) on a search engine optimization (SEO) strategy that barely gets any results. Creativity is the key to good SEO (More.).

Google Hell


I've worked with several businesses that were essentially based on driving traffic via search engine optimization (SEO). I just saw a Forbes article talking about Google Hell - getting placed in the secondary index. It doesn't prevent Google Hell, but it certainly reduces the chances There are a wide variety of techniques that can be used, but getting high rankings is not easy and highly volatile.

Google Maps Mobile


skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Wednesday, February 28, 2007 Google Maps Mobile I recently downloaded Google Maps Mobile for my Treo. Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller SEO for Startups Startup Version 1.0 Its works great. And there was a big surprise. It includes traffic! This is something that Ive wanted on my wifes GPS for a while. If you havent checked it out, its pretty amazing.


Understanding the Underbelly of Online Marketing & Why You’ll Lose if You Don’t

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SEO / SEM are promotional techniques for marketing through the Google distribution channel, which have yielded huge benefits to many companies – Yelp being a prime example. How do people drive SEO growth?

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The Search Agency Opens Office In San Francisco


The company said the new office will help support its Bay Area client base, plus provide it with local access to agency representatives at Google and Yahoo. The Search Agency is a provider of search marketing services to clients, providing paid search, SEO, and other services to help its clients.

What are the Technical Performance Requirements for your Startup?


Is SEO important? Google told us back in 2010 that site speed was important for SEO. 500ms increased response time means 20% less traffic for Google , 100ms increased response time decreases Amazon sales by 1% The impact is quite real.

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Interview With Mike Mothner, Wpromote On Growth, Acquisitions


The area which probably is really attuned to your readers, is we also serve many mid-market, growth oriented companies that are looking to grow and acquire customers, with paid and earned digital channels, paid search, paid media, social, email, and organic SEO, as well as digital PR and content. We're not the vendor that does SEO, and not the vendor that does paid search, we're their marketing vendor.

How This Entrepreneur Raised $28,000 Using Airbnb to Fund Her Startup

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One of the many things you become expert at when you launch your own company and have no money is SEO. Tracy studied SEOMoz and several other online sources of SEO tips. Tracy DiNunzio isn’t your typical Silicon Valley startup founder.

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32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder


SEO for Startups )? See also - When to Use Facebook Connect – Twitter Oauth – Google Friend Connect for Authentication. SEO Support - will URLs need to be well formed? Will back-end support for SEO be needed?

The Most Misunderstood Facts About Building a Business on YouTube

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Almost every online business I know (eCommerce, online software, mobile games) invests heavily in “customer acquisition” This includes investments often not properly measured (SEO, PR, Social) as well as costs that people measure more precisely (advertising, SEM, FB CPA/CPI ads).

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32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder


SEO for Startups )? See also - When to Use Facebook Connect – Twitter Oauth – Google Friend Connect for Authentication. SEO Support - will URLs need to be well formed? Will back-end support for SEO be needed?

Render Media: Creating A Digital Publisher In The Social Age


He was a co-founder of Applied Semantics, which started the AdSense technology, which they sold to Google in 2003. Back then, it was a much different game, and there was not much of an emphasis on social and more on SEO.

How to Decrease the Odds That Your Startup Fails

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In our industry we call that a TAM (total addressable market) and I’m sure you can even Google methods for calculating a TAM. Equally, hoping to unseat TripAdvisor without understand their SEO strengths and how much it would cost to knock them down would be naïve. That marketing can be PR or SEO or influencer distribution or other forms of “unpaid” marketing. This is based on “price elasticity” and you can google that to understand it better.

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How Startups Can Use Metrics to Drive Success

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How many adds came through organic SEO? For example, if you have developers, content people or SEO folks working on SEO programs you’ll need to allocate their time / costs to this effort. SEO is seldom “free.”. You Manage What you Measure.

Chartbeat is to Blogs as Google Analytics is to Print Newspapers

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What do Google Analytics and print newspapers have in common? I’ve been using Chartbeat for over a month now to track performance of my blog and I find myself looking at Google Analytics much less these days. In fact, I’m surprised by how antiquated Google Analytics feels.

Do VC Platforms Make Sense?

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Other firms like Google bring massive resources to design or engineering and as as corporate VC can offer things normal VC firms can’t offer. In the VC insider baseball world a discussion has gone on about “VC platforms” over the past 5 or so years.

What I Would Look for When Choosing a VC – Knowing What I Know Now?

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SEO marketing vs. social marketing. Google. Picking a VC is hard. You don’t really have much to go on to decide who would make a good fit. Reputation of firm? Of partner? Deals done in your industry? It’s a bit of all of these.

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How to Solve the Biggest Frustration Marketers Have With Social

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What you really want to know is which campaigns drove “bottom of funnel activities” such as: Purchases, newsletter signups, subscribers, comments and so forth in the same way you’d be tracking this on Google Analytics for your SEO / SEM campaigns, direct referrals, etc.

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The Next 5 Years: Possible Trends in Business Software

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The increasing interest among SEO firms in the preparation of websites which display well across a multitude of platforms, including both standalone computers and mobile technology, will likely continue to impact Business Process Management.

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ProfileTree | LinkedIn For Services, Advertisers & The Unemployed

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It is a platform that allows anyone who offers a service to advertise it for free – we promote this profile on the most popular social networks such as Twitter , Facebook, Google Plus, Pinterest, Stumbleupon and many more.

5 things Silicon Valley gets wrong about Southern California

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Clash of the Titans: Google joins Apple, Microsoft in announcing new tablets (and more). Google Plus. Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs was named one of Fortune’s 10 Brilliant Technology Visionaries for 2012 alongside the great and powerful Oz’s of Apple and Google. SEO Software.

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Interview with Gordon Gould, SmartyPants Vitamins


If you want read about SEO, there are probably 30 million pages on the web about that. However, if you try to find something good quality about how to build traffic on Amazon, through internal intra-Amazon SEO, how to position yourself on Google's searches on Amazon, and how to get into product feeds--there is very little information, relatively speaking. We're learning more about how Google Shopping works, and looking to dominate there.

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Interview with Sam Rogoway, Near Networks


One, is it makes it easy for businesses to embed that video on their own website, on blogs, and Facebook, and they can also link to that video on their Google Places page. To the extent that a business is not familiar with embedding, we also help them with that process, with claiming their Google Places page, and link that video. There was a recent study which showed that adding a video makes it 53 times more likely that you'll have a Google first page search result.

Challenge of Predicting Winners


skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Sunday, February 25, 2007 Challenge of Predicting Winners I just read a bit on the payout to YouTube from the Google Acquisition ( Internet News , CNN ). Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller SEO for Startups Startup Version 1.0 Part of the discussion around this is the talk about the founder who only got $83M (as compared to $3xxM for the other founders) who bailed out early and choose to go back to school. The poor guy.

The 7 “Free” Ways to Get Traffic on the Web

Jason Nazar

Search Engines – Google, Yahoo, MSN, ASK redirect billions of searches everyday.Search engines have the potential to drive millions of visitors to a given site.Wikipedia and About are two of the most popular sites on the web, but the majority of their traffic comes from referrals from search engines, not people going directly to their site.To s a simple formula, go to Google and type in this query site:“ name of your ”.The The 7 Ways to Get (unpaid) Traffic on the Web. “If

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Recycled Bride Wants You To Save On Your Big Day | Wed Without Tears

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She also had to learn every aspect of running a technology business on her own, teaching herself the necessary skills (social media, SEO, design, some light coding, etc) by simply Googling it.


Angel Investing Skill 2 – Domain Knowledge

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Remember that you’ll be investing against people who have worked on the Google algorithm and REALLY know what drives SEO. Oh, and he was acquired by and worked at Google.

An Afternoon with Rap Genius | Mahbod Moghadam (Co-Founder)

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More recently, a conflict with Google over SEO practices saw heavy penalties on their search results, but ultimately led to a resolution between the two parties. Fellow co-founder Ilan Zechory, met Mahbod and Tom at Yale and went on to work at Google for a number of years.