Yardi Launches New SEO/SEM Marketing Service

socalTECH

Santa Barbara-based Yardi , the developer of property management software, has launched a new property marketing service, which includes search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), and enhanced online listings on Yardi's RENTCafe service. yardi property management marketing real estate realestate

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Value and Meetups - SEO / SEM

SoCal CTO

I went to a meetup yesterday that was on the topic of Internet Marketing / SEO / SEM. I'm hoping to figure out a way to spark a meet-up around SEO / SEM in Santa Monica / West Los Angeles / South Bay The meeting had a decent case study and some pretty good discussion around the room of different tools that you might consider using. Then the organizer went into a 20 minute sales pitch around his new training/coaching offering.

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Startups Stick with Organic vs Paid Search Results

Startup Professionals Musings

Probably every one of you who has a business and a website have been approached through email or personal contact, and asked to spend money on paid search results (appear on the first page of search results, right hand column, despite low SEO rank). seo startup ppc SEM organic search busines

10 Marketing Lessons for Early-Stage Tech Startups

Both Sides of the Table

The following are some lessons I learned about early-stage startup marketing. Because market is such a broad topic, I’m restricting these lessons to PR marketing (as opposed SEO, SEM, product marketing, etc.). I call this “marketing futures.&#

Guerilla Marketing, Brad Feld Style

InfoChachkie

Serial entrepreneur, venture investor and startup accelerator pioneer Brad Feld has notoriously mocked traditional marketing throughout his career. If you have amazing products, the marketing of those products is trivial. If you have $hitty products, the marketing is impossible.

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

Both Sides of the Table

But being best-in-class at online marketing is also a sine qua non to standout from your peer group. The starting point of product IS marketing, which is what a lot of young entrepreneurs that never studied business don’t realize. How do people drive SEO growth?

Many Websites Look Like Zombies to Google Search

Startup Professionals Musings

The solution is keeping your site alive and vital, and following basic search engine optimization (SEO) suggestions. Completion of these tasks is not the full SEO job, but will keep your company out of the Internet dead zone. SEO does not have to be a major expense.

Pubcon 2010 Here We Come!

Tech Zulu Event

The TechZulu team is coming back to Pubcon this year from November 8-11 to bring you some amazing content from the masters of affiliate marketing, Search and SEO, Social Media, Link building, Advertising, Branding, PR, Analytics and tons more. Tags: Advertising & PR Events Pubcon Social Media Video Advertising affiliate marketing analytics Branding Link building PR pubcon Search SEM SEO

Search Engine Marketing - No Panacea for Startups

Startup Professionals Musings

Probably every one of you who has a business and a website have been approached through email or personal contact, and asked to spend money on Search Engine Marketing (SEM). This is NOT the same as Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

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DOMAINfest Global

SoCal Tech Calendar

Attendees include online advertising experts, domain publishers, domain monetization experts, SEO and SEM specialists, website developers, online marketers, ad or affiliate network suppliers, search advertising providers, venture capitalists, bankers and trademark/legal advisors. Thursday, February 2, 2012 -- DOMAINfest Global. DOMAINfest is a conference series that brings domain industry and Internet professionals together to learn, network, and do business.

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DOMAINfest Global

SoCal Tech Calendar

Attendees include online advertising experts, domain publishers, domain monetization experts, SEO and SEM specialists, website developers, online marketers, ad or affiliate network suppliers, search advertising providers, venture capitalists, bankers and trademark/legal advisors. Wednesday, February 1, 2012 -- DOMAINfest Global. DOMAINfest is a conference series that brings domain industry and Internet professionals together to learn, network, and do business.

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DOMAINfest Global

SoCal Tech Calendar

Attendees include online advertising experts, domain publishers, domain monetization experts, SEO and SEM specialists, website developers, online marketers, ad or affiliate network suppliers, search advertising providers, venture capitalists, bankers and trademark/legal advisors. Tuesday, January 31, 2012 -- DOMAINfest Global. DOMAINfest is a conference series that brings domain industry and Internet professionals together to learn, network, and do business.

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The Search Agency Highlights Growth In Revenues, Jobs

socalTECH

According to the company, which provides search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), and other related online marketing services, it had revenue growth of 37% in 2009, and hired more than 40 additional employees. The firm said the growth came as a result of increasing demand for the firm's online marketing services. Tags: searchagency thesearchagency growth marketing online

The Most Misunderstood Facts About Building a Business on YouTube

Both Sides of the Table

The point isn’t to “build a business on YouTube” but rather to use YouTube as a marketing platform to build a video business that works across many platforms. But you don’t need to spend money on SEM. For me this was a simple market analysis.

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Get Your Website Out of the Internet Dead Zone

Startup Professionals Musings

The solution is basic search engine optimization (SEO). Use this to expand your market credibility and brand awareness, and provide a more personal side to market communications. Another alternative is to buy your way out of the zone with Search Engine Marketing (SEM).

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Why The Haters are Wrong About Growth Hacking

Both Sides of the Table

I actually really enjoyed many of the points Muhammad made about marketing in general and I found myself nodding through the entirety of the article except for it’s core premise. It’s about looking out for and catching the next major marketing wave before others have grokked it.

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Startup Business Model Considerations

SoCal CTO

all the other folks out there that will try to enter the same market) the barriers have been dropping over the last few years. Team – higher requirements for caliber of team members Product – focus on truly differentiated and not me-too Market – is it really big enough to provide investor returns** Traction – need more users, partners, patents, etc Timing – are you building for yesterday or 2 yrs from now?

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Interview with Dmitri Leonov and Constantine Suychmez, Ulevate

socalTECH

Dmitri Leonov: We built a distribution business for equipment for the spa industry, and have had 10,000 client over that time, but in the last few years, we've really focused on talking to spa customers about their needs in the market. It turns out, the size of the spa market is double the size of the global taxi market, and the market dynamics and unit economies of this are incredible. market.

How Startups Can Use Metrics to Drive Success

Both Sides of the Table

How many adds came through organic SEO? How many through SEM? 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.

Doing the Right Things is More Important than Doing Things Right

Both Sides of the Table

They are tasked with “getting deals done&# so they race around talking to tons of potential partners inking anything from channel sale deals , product integration, international distribution agreements, co-marketing arrangements, M&A discussions, etc.

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How to Decrease the Odds That Your Startup Fails

Both Sides of the Table

Lately I’ve been having to say things I thought I’d never have to remind people, like, “getting to positive gross margin in several territories is a very low bar to claim success” or “profitable excluding marketing costs” is not actually a real thing. Market Size. It’s ok to target a small market and you can probably build a niche business that is extremely valuable to you as an individual. Market Structure.

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Internet Business Lingo Quiz for Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Search engine marketing (SEM). This popular form of Internet marketing seeks to increase website ranking in search engine results. Techniques include search engine optimization (SEO) and paid result placement. No SEM plan means you are missing a huge marketing opportunity.

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Freelancers Are The New Entrepreneurs For Services

Startup Professionals Musings

Here are a few examples: Marketing specialists. As your business starts up, you need marketing programs, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Search Engine Marketing (SEM), a modern “pull” strategy based on social networks, and lead generation.

The Cost Equation for a Startup is Better Than Ever

Startup Professionals Musings

Do basic Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Marketing (SEM) yourself. Sales and marketing costs. Print your own collateral and marketing materials until the business is rolling.

This Week in VC Episode 6 with @Jason Calacanis: Best One Yet

Both Sides of the Table

It’s always fun chatting with Jason because he’s knowledgeable about the market, quick on topics and pushes me to talk more about VC / entrepreneur issues. WordStream – Provides software and services that help businesses manage SEM and SEO campaigns.

Test Your Aptitude for Business Internet Jargon

Startup Professionals Musings

Social media marketing. Search engine marketing (SEM). This popular form of Internet marketing seeks to increase website ranking in search engine results. Techniques include search engine optimization (SEO) and paid result placement. Viral marketing.

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You Don’t Need to be Rich to be an Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

Do basic Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Marketing (SEM) yourself. Sales and marketing costs. Print your own collateral and marketing materials until the business is rolling.

Entrepreneurs Can Thrive on Services or Products

Startup Professionals Musings

Here are a few examples: Marketing specialists. As your business starts up, you need marketing programs, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Search Engine Marketing (SEM), a modern “pull” strategy based on social networks, and lead generation.

Pour And Stir II – Managing Your Cost Per Customer

InfoChachkie

This entry focuses on how you can minimize your cost per customer acquired by systematically establishing the infrastructure necessary to track the results obtained from a variety of online and offline marketing vehicles. Such Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is modern-day snake oil.

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Be Part of the Entrepreneurial Revolution

Startup Professionals Musings

Do basic Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Marketing (SEM) yourself. Sales and marketing costs. Print your own collateral and marketing materials until the business is rolling.

Entrepreneurs can be Specialists or Generalists

Startup Professionals Musings

Here are a few examples: Marketing specialists. As your business starts up, you need marketing programs, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Search Engine Marketing (SEM), a modern “pull” strategy based on social networks, and lead generation.

Interview with John Tomich, Onestop Internet

socalTECH

The sixth is marketing analytics, including SEM/SEO, collecting customer names, emails -- we use ExactTarget for emails, and Omniture for Analytics. We're expanding into Europe, growing our marketing and technology platform, and just acquired a company--Billion Dollar Babes--which is a closeout sales firm, which has been around for eight years offline. Yesterday, Rancho Dominguez-based Onestop Internet (www.onestop.com) announced that the firm has raised $13.3M

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Interview with Billy Fried, Kijubi

socalTECH

I was in advertising and marketing, working in Newport Beach on the Mazda account. Billy Fried: We first tested it in California, which was our launch market a year and a half ago. The idea was to have tent poles up in the most important leisure markets. We bat about 800 in terms of people buying off on the idea, who understand the bigger reach we have on the Internet, and the more SEO/SEM we do, which delivers business to them that they wouldn't have gotten otherwise.

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