All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘PubCon’

Google Is Apparently Reducing Authorship In Results

Matt Cutts spoke at Pubcon in Las Vegas, discussing numerous SEO topics as usual. Bruce Clay has a pretty good basic recap here. You can see 25 minutes of his speech here: There doesn’t appear to be a whole lot of big news to come out of the keynote. He discussed a lot of the things Google has been doing …

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Jim Boykin (Internet Marketing Ninjas) Buys WebmasterWorld Forum

WebmasterWorld and Pubcon founder Brett Tabke has sold WebmsaterWorld to Jim Boykin, who runs Internet Marketing Ninjas. The announcement was made today at PubCon, which Tabke will continue to run. “Internet Marketing Ninjas, led by company founder Jim Boykin, is the ideal match for WebmasterWorld,” said Tabke. “I couldn’t have asked for a better situation than a long-time member acquiring …

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Matt Cutts Finally Announces Link Disavow Tool For Google Webmaster Tools

After months of anticipation, Google’s Matt Cutts, at PubCon in Las Vegas today, finally announced a new tool in Webmaster Tools to disavow links. Cutts made comments at SMX Advanced back in July, indicating that a tool would be on the way, and it is now here. In text on the tool itself, Google says, “If you believe your site’s …

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Google’s Link Disavow: Google Answers Domain Related Questions

Google launched its Link Disavow tool today. If you haven’t read about it yet, you can do so here. There are a few things Google mentions about it at the end of a blog post, I think are worth highlighting, with regards to international domains, subdomains and www vs. non-www. Google ends its announcement with a Q&A section, and the …

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Turning to the Human Brain for More Accurate Market Research

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Will Brands and Verticals Become More Dominant in Search?

WebProNews recently chatted with Tim Mayer, who left Yahoo back in August after serving as s VP of Search Products, VP of Search Business, and VP of North American Audience. 

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Social Media Has Been Around for Centuries. It’s Not About the Tech.

Connecting with people shouldn’t be about what social networks you’re using. It should be about connecting with people. Yes, you need to look at where your audience is at, but you shouldn’t be using Twitter just for the sake of using Twitter if you’re not using it to communicate to the right people. 

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Crafting an Effective Landing Page – Don’t Go Overboard

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Getting Added Twitter Value From Press Releases

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Is Ranking Number One in Google Losing Its Significance?

As you may have noticed, Google has been putting a great deal more emphasis on local these days than in years past. That includes everything from the introduction of Google Places and Place Pages to automatically showing more local results for certain searches, as well as various other solutions offered to businesses at the local level, such as product inventory or tag advertising.

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Who’s Got the Time for All This Technology?

In a recent article, we asked how business owners and CEOs can keep up with new technologies and strategies in the digital age. It’s a topic we discussed with a few people at Pubcon in Las Vegas. 

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Is a Shake-Up Brewing in the Search Market?

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There’s More to Social Media For Small Businesses than ROI

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Check-In Apps Add Key Relevancy Factor to Your Marketing

Are check-in apps just a fad or are they the future of local business marketing? It may still be too early to tell, but I’m starting to lean toward the latter, because this space is only picking up more and more steam, and businesses and marketers are getting excited about it as more apps continue to flood the mobile app markets. 

Are check-in apps just a fad? Tell us what you think.

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Clicks But No Conversions? It’s the Landing Page Every Time.

Are you putting enough thought into your landing pages? If not, it’s probably the main reason your conversions, or more importantly your revenue, aren’t higher. At PubCon in Las Vegas, WebProNews spoke with Brad Geddes, Founder of PPC training firm bgTheory about advanced PPC and landing page optimization. 

Why Landing Page Optimization is Critical

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Tips For Increasing the Chances of Customers Buying From You Online

In the fast-paced digital age where everyone wants a piece of that sweet Internet money, competition for small businesses is greater than ever. Fortunately there are  more tools available to small businesses than ever as well. Still, there are so many factors to consider, and so little time. 

WebProNews sat down with Paul Boisvert of Yahoo Small Business to talk about some things that small e-commerce companies are doing wrong and how they can improve their approaches to ultimately get more sales. 

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Common Mistakes in Enterprise Pay Per Click

In another article we looked at large scale SEO with Bill Hunt. We also sat down with Eric Enge of Stone Temple Consulting at PubCon, who talked about enterprise PPC. 

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Think the Big Brands Got it Great in Search?

There’s no question that big brands often rank very well in search, but you might be surprised at just how difficult it is to scale SEO for large sites and to get the right wheels in motion for big companies. 

Challenges of Scale

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What Does The Future Of Search Look Like?

Tim Mayer, the former head of search product and business at Yahoo, spoke in the keynote session “Future of Search: Mobile, Social, and Vertical.”

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Splitting Up Your Social Strategy for Better Results

Marketing is about achieving goals, and that goes for social media marketing as well. In fact, you might say it’s about "micro goals". At least that’s what Jennifer Evans Laycock, President of SugarSpun Marketing says. 

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Social Media

It’s easy to imagine that social media will be around forever; Facebook and its 500 million users are hard to ignore. On the other hand, everyone’s also watched sites like Friendster and MySpace fade over time. So at PubCon, a keynote panel addressed the question of whether social media is relevant or just a passing fad.

Coverage of PubCon will continue at WebProNews Videos. Stay with WebProNews for more notes and videos from the event this week.

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Social Media

It’s easy to imagine that social media will be around forever; Facebook and its 500 million users are hard to ignore. On the other hand, everyone’s also watched sites like Friendster and MySpace fade over time. So at PubCon, a keynote panel addressed the question of whether social media is relevant or just a passing fad.

Coverage of PubCon will continue at WebProNews Videos. Stay with WebProNews for more notes and videos from the event this week.

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Social Media

It’s easy to imagine that social media will be around forever; Facebook and its 500 million users are hard to ignore. On the other hand, everyone’s also watched sites like Friendster and MySpace fade over time. So at PubCon, a keynote panel addressed the question of whether social media is relevant or just a passing fad.

Coverage of PubCon will continue at WebProNews Videos. Stay with WebProNews for more notes and videos from the event this week.

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Social Media’s Relevancy Debated At PubCon

It’s easy to imagine that social media will be around forever; Facebook and its 500 million users are hard to ignore. On the other hand, everyone’s also watched sites like Friendster and MySpace fade over time. So at PubCon, a keynote panel addressed the question of whether social media is relevant or just a passing fad. Coverage of PubCon will …

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How Can Business Owners and CEOs Keep Up in the Digital Age?

How does a business owner know what online marketing strategies to choose from? There are seemingly new tactics, new ideas, and new tools coming out every day, and most companies simply don’t have the resources to jump right into every one of them. Decision makers must figure out which ones will work best and be the most cost-effective for their …

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Keep it Here for Live Coverage of PubCon This Week

More WebProNews Videos PubCon Las Vegas gets started tomorrow (at least content-wise), and promises to deliver  tons of great information about social media marketing, search engine marketing, etc. WebProNews will be covering the event with many exclusive interviews with speakers at the show (see PubCon’s full speaker list here).  At BlogWorld last month, WebProNews sat down with Brett Tabke, CEO …

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Tips For Conference Attendees

Every year in March I make my annual trek to Austin to be part of the South By Southwest Interactive show, one of the biggest gatherings of people working in all aspects of the web in the world. For those who have been, they might describe the event as a simultaneous assault of information, networking and back to back parties. It has become the Everest of social media events, and in my fourth year of attending I realized that there are techniques for surviving a large event that I have been using and adding to each year.

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