Guest Post Manish Dudharejia is the co-founder of e-marketing firm E2M Solutions
Guest Post Google+ still holds the keys to a bright future despite a rocky start and direct competition with social media powerhouse Facebook.
Guest Post Despite Google’s claim that it is merely looking out for the wellbeing of its users by hiding keyword data, Google doesn’t hide the data if you pay for it. That is, if marketers place paid ads in Google Adwords for their keywords, Google will pass along visitor keyword data.
Editor’s Pick Hummingbird shows that the Google of the future will be mobile-focused and question-oriented.
If you want to watch hundreds of millions of dollars of investment fight a vicious live battle in .14 seconds, google “seo software.”
BrightEdge has raised $42.8 million in its fourth round of funding. The company provides an enterprise grade SEO platform that applies big data analytics to marketing efforts.
Skyword has announced closing $6.7 million in growth financing for its content marketing solutions. This Boston-based startup provides agencies, brands, media, and retail customers with a platform to publish content and tools to distribute it effectively.
You can’t access Facebook in China. Twitter is unheard of. And Google … well, Google has left China, and China isn’t exactly writing a Taylor Swift ex-boyfriend song about the world’s largest search engine.
Guest Post Sustainable SEO is all about quality. It’s about truth, genuineness, and “being natural” as opposed to “acting natural,” not increasing rankings but rather improving user experience and building quality relationships.
Want to know how Graph Search works and how results are sorted? They’re different for every person! Here’s a peek under the hood.
Guest Post Search engine optimization isn’t just a buzzword anymore. Businesses are increasingly turning to SEO strategies to ensure they rank well in search engines.
Guest Post If you’ve ever thought about paying for inauthentic endorsements like this, you better pump the breaks because third party review sites are now making it as obvious as Snooki’s spray tan that you’ve invested in fake reviews.
Guest Post The purpose of this article is to expose the lies that business owners are told by low-quality SEO firms.
Guest Post SEO director, growth product manager, and UI designer are three essential job functions that will be hard to fill in 2013. Here’s why they matter — and who the top people are in each field.
Google Webmaster Tools, the Google site that helps website owners manage how their site appears in Google, diagnose problems, and optimize traffic, is currently experiencing a major security breach.
Digital marketing company Kenshoo raises $12 million in its fourth round of funding.
I kind of feel like Fat Bastard in Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me as he’s laying back on a couch, shirtless, displaying his abdominal pulchritude, saying “I’m dead sexy!”
BloomReach, the “big data” tool for marketers that is used by the likes of Neiman Marcus and Williams- Sonoma, has raised $25 million in a round led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA).
The available domain names include 1.org, 2.org, and so on. Some are also fun options for science-fiction groups, like B.org, or creepy types who don’t spell well, such as M.org.
Content optimization platform RAMP gobbles up $15 million
Most people think web marketing is Google Ads, promoted tweets, and sponsored stories. That’s after all, where tens of billions of dollars are being spent. But to Rand Fishkin, that’s the stupid money.
“Being an ad-buyer does not make you a marketer,” Fishkin said today in his talk at GROW 2012. “There are two huge problems with this.”
Editor’s Pick Craigslist really, really, really does not want any of its listings showing anywhere else on the web.
Search engine optimization, or SEO, is big business. Big enough to get a mention on close to 900 million websites, and to be the focus of 164,000 YouTube videos.
What’s happening to Google? The search engine that famously barely tolerated paid links has transformed into a high-powered advertising engine that, in some cases, leaves just 15 percent of page space for regular, non-paid, organic listings.
Google just posted a new resource on its developer blog intended to help startups with the basics of search engine optimization (SEO).
Guest Post Unlike a few years ago, the line between SEO and social media is starting to blur. Google and Bing are using social signals more than ever in their ranking algorithms; and they’re not only monitoring what’s happening off your site, but also what’s happening on it.
At VentureBeat, we come across a lot of funding news every day. In order to bring you the most information possible, we’re rounding up the quick-and-dirty details about the funding deals of the day and serving them up here in our “Funding daily” column.
SEOmoz, a company that tackles search engine optimization for businesses, has raised $18 million in funding.
New research out today from Google finds that even when a brand is ranked number one for search on an organic basis, they can get 50% more clicks on average by paying up for an accompanying ad.
Head of Google’s Web Spam team Matt Cutts spoke on a panel at SXSW about search engine optimization and revealed a new strategy from Google that could send fear into the heart of any website manager. Google’s planning to punish any website that is “overly optimized,” according to Cutts. An audio clip of the discussion was posted by Search Engine Land on Saturday.
Education must evolve as curriculum changes, and new subject information becomes available. But it also must change to adopt the Web and accept that students are using it for just about everything.
We’ve tumbled headlong into the era of infographics.
BrightEdge, a search engine optimization management (SEO) platform, said today it has become the first such platform to become fully social in a bid to help marketers optimize their social media activity, Jim Yu, founder and chief executive, told VentureBeat.
Google last night announced a major update to its search algorithm that aims to remove low-quality sites from search results and improve the rankings for high-quality sites.
Guest Post It’s a popular notion these days Google has lost its “mojo” due to failed products like Google Wave, Google Buzz, and Google TV. But Google’s core business — Web search — has come under fire recently for being the ultimate in failed tech products.
Guest Post Joe Devine is the chief executive officer of The Search Engine Guys, a full-service search engine optimization and website design firm based in Austin, Texas.
SundaySky, a company that generates sales videos for e-commerce, real estate and travel sites, announced today it has raised $9 million in its second round of funding.
While big brands and agencies have the luxury of resources and money, local businesses don’t. What they need is a social-media dashboard — an all-in-one, Web-based monitoring tool for Facebook, Twitter, and other social sites where customers hang out — that can optimize their online presence, engage with users and manage social campaigns. But that tool needs to meet three criteria: cheap, easy to use and automated. With that in mind, here’s a list of the top four that I find particularly well-suited for business use.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt said that the future of search was blazing-fast, “autonomous” searching that constantly provides users with results. He made the comments at a keynote speech at the German IFA home electronics event in Berlin Tuesday.