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Maven Research Crowd-Sources Consulting Work

Maven Research Crowd-Sources Consulting Work

By Sean Patterson May 25, 2012 | 1 Comment

When Wyatt Nordstrom launched Maven.co back in 2009, he had questions. Questions he could not find answers to. Maven Research was founded, three years ago this month, to use the web’s long reach to answer the unanswerable questions businesses have …

SES: Show Me The SEM Money

The search industry has attracted plenty of entrepreneurs who want to make a go of the SEM or SEO business. A session at SES San Jose talked about the all-important topic of what to charge for those services.

SEO – Working for Clients or Yourself?

Early last week Brian Provost of Scoreboard Media Group posted The First Question You Should Ask Your SEO Consultant. That question according to Brian is “If you can rank a site in lucrative markets, why would you do it for clients instead of for yourself?” It’s an interesting question and one deserving discussion.

SEO (Publish or Perish?)

Rand Fishkin recently put up a post titled: Wasting Time or Clearly Incompetent – The SEO Consulting Debate. In it Rand refers to a post by Brian Provost at ScoreBoard Media Group titled: The First Question You Should Ask Your SEO Consultant. Brian has since published an update titled: Attack of the SEOmoz Clones: More Thoughts On SEO Consulting.

Microsoft: Faster Computers = Cheaper Gas

Research firms and think tanks are constantly looking for new ways to process oil in order to increase gasoline production, given the world’s dependence on the valuable commodity. Analyzing chemical bonds and refining techniques, however, many not be the only solution when it comes to achieving optimum efficiency.

When Somebody Steals Your Copy or Design

If you read my earlier post on having my copy swiped by other companies I’m sure you feel my righteous indignation.

SES Video – Neil Patel & Cameron Olthius

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

SES: SMO Is SEO With PR
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As if it needed it, the online world just got another acronym: SMO. Not to be confused with EMO, or the Yiddish pejorative schmo, SMO stands for Social Media Optimization, as introduced to the attendants of the Search Engine Strategies Conference in Chicago.

HR Consulting Firm Provides Employee Retention Guidance

You attract them, you screen them, you interview them, you hire and train them, and then they leave you. It is estimated that employee turn over costs U.S. companies over one billion dollars annually.

IT Consulting Services: Choosing What to Offer

IT consulting services are offered at different levels and types in almost all the virtual IT businesses you encounter. Deciding which IT consulting services you should offer is a key consideration when starting your business.

My Time with SEOMoz

I had a great time consulting with Rand and Gillian of SEOMoz.

MySQL Gets Telecom-Specific

Due to demand, MySQL AB announced the expansion of its telecom-specific services and consulting for MySQL software. Specifically, the company is promoting its MySQL Cluster, a high-end version of the standard database designed for fault-tolerant, mission-critical network and telecommunications applications at carrier-grade.

Firms Not Maximizing Knowledge Mgmt.

A study released ALM Research reveals that the legal industry, especially in the US, is not maximizing the full potential knowledge management.

AdSense.com Rejected By AdSense
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Confusion over Google’s advertising network and an Oregon-based marketing firm has left the latter dealing with lots of calls and emails for AdSense support.

IT Consulting: Steps to a Gradual Business Launch

In IT consulting, you need a step-by-step plan to launch your practice. There are 21 steps that will take you through the first 90 days of beginning your IT consulting business.

IT Consulting: Identifying Sweet Spot Clients

If you want to make a decent living and have a good, strong, sustainable IT consulting business, sooner or later you are going to come to this conclusion that the sweet spot of small businesses is the place to be.

IT Consulting Rates: What Should You Charge?

Your hourly IT consulting rate potentials will vary according to where you live.