All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘soccer’
Steve Nash, aside from being one of the best known players in the NBA, is something of a soccer aficionado; and so, he holds annual soccer matches for charitable purposes with a mix of professional soccer and NBA players. While the soccer pros preform just fine, sometimes the NBA players go a little bit out of their comfort zone. The …
This match seems like a no-brainer, Germany has not trailed in a competitive match in two years, and it is unlikely Greece will be the first to do it. They will attempt to keep their defense back and attempt to stifle the German onsught for as long as they can, countering when an opportunity presents itself. To win they will …
ESPN deserves credit for their stellar presentation of the sporting event being watched by the whole world over, even the United States. No, I’m not talking about the NBA Finals, LeBron James, or Kevin Durant. While these three are indeed worthy of attention, the popularity of the NBA pretty much pales when compared to world-class soccer, especially on an international …
Remember when the Internet lost its collective minds last week when rumors began to swirl that Nexon, the South Korean publisher of free-to-play titles, offered to buy EA? Yeah, that’s not what happened. After a South Korean newspaper, translated by Bloomberg, shared the news that a takeover was likely, everybody started to question whether or not Nexon could buy EA. …
During a Champions League match between AC Milan against Barcelona, the AC milan fans decided to have some fun. They put up this mosaic that has Pac Man chasing after a ghost wearing Barca colors. The words below say “Let’s Eat Them!” in Italian! Although the game ended in a scoreless draw, it’s nice to know that the fans over …
Major League Soccer’s First Kick isn’t until Saturday night, but it’s already been determined that the LA Galaxy will win the Supporters’ Shield at the end of the year. Well, according to the FIFA 12 video game, at least. EA Sports has announced the results of their pre-season simulation and according to their sim, the LA Galaxy will be setting …
Google just announced a new kind of optimization tips it will be rolling out for AdSense users. They’ll show publishers how to make changes to their AdSense for Content ad unit type or format setting right in the account. Google indicates that these tips wil help publishers earn more, so they’re probably worth paying attention to. “To generate these new …
In the online video world, the hottest new trend is live streaming. It’s a fascinating concept, but one that not a lot of people and companies have mastered. Brian Gramo, the founder of theStream.tv, however, is one of the exceptions. He began streaming several years ago out of his bedroom back before Justin.tv, Stickam, and other streaming networks were around.
Google broke out its Insights for Search tool (as well as some other internal sources) to paint a picture of search activity related to the 2010 World Cup.
The World Cup’s 30 days of soccer began on Friday, and there will no doubt be plenty more related searching in the coming weeks. Google Consumer Operations Strategist Jaime Forman-Lau says:
Matt Cutts has provided some useful information for webmasters in the last few videos that have been uploaded to Google’s Webmaster Central YouTube channel. It should be noted that this channel is designed to answer questions and provide useful tips for webmasters regarding their site’s performance in Google. The topics are not always breaking news. Some you may know, but there are always other people out there that don’t know the information.
Google wants webmasters who offer video content to be able to get their videos displayed in search results more easily. The company has announced that that it now supports Facebook Share and Yahoo SearchMonkey RDFa, which are both markup formats that allow webmasters to specify information that is important to video indexing.
In a previous article, we discussed why and how to rank in image searches. The article was based on discussion from the recent Search Engine Strategies conference in San Jose. Bing’s Todd Schwartz was part of that discussion, and he has now shared additional insight into Bing’s image search.
At the Search Engine Strategies conference in San Jose, WebProNews attended the session on how SEO can help save the publishing industry, a quite interesting topic, considering the controversy the industry has been experiencing of late. Do you think SEO can help publishers save their businesses? Share your thoughts here.
Google and Bing have both talked about site architecture issues lately on their blogs. Site architecture is an important part of search engine optimization, and crucial to ranking.
"You can have great content and a plethora of high quality inbound links from authority sites, but if your site’s structure is flawed or broken, then it will still not achieve the optimal page rank you desire from search engines," says Rick DeJarnette of Bing Webmaster Center.
If you want your blog to do better in Google’s search results, Matt Cutts recommends WordPress. According to a presentation Google’s Webspam captain gave at WordCamp San Francisco, Word Press takes care of about 80-90 percent of SEO mechanics.
I probably don’t have to tell you that people are looking for ways to make extra income in this economy. Luckily there are ways you can get extra revenue out of sites you already have.
A Google spokesperson tells WebProNews that the company is seeing more and more people doing just that. "We’ve also been seeing regular people capitalizing on changes in consumer behavior (ie, more people searching for recipe sites and therefore stay at home mom’s creating recipe blogs as a result)," he says.
The SMX Confernece was in Sydney Australia last week, and one topic discussed by representatives of both Google and Yahoo was that of duplicate content filtering across international domains. Rand Fishkin of SEOmoz notes that while the subject has been discussed in the past, many people including experts in the field have been in the dark.
In this age of fast-moving information and technologies, it is extremely important for businesses to protect online reputations. Currently, that means getting involved with social media and real-time search.
You can use every marketing strategy under the sun, but if they don’t translate into conversions, it’s all for nothing. Some methods take longer than others to lead to conversions, and there are hundreds of variables that come into play for the success of any campaign.
Conversions end with your site. That’s why you need to concentrate on what is and what isn’t working. There are plenty of web analytics tools that can help you figure out where your traffic is coming from, where you are losing your visitors, etc.
Using the right keywords in your search engine marketing campaigns will obviously yield the best results. Unfortunately, we don’t always know what those best keywords are. And even if we do have the best ones nailed, there might be others that would potentially perform just as well or close. On the Google Analytics Blog, Google offers a few tips for expanding your keyword lists to potentially get the most out of your campaign.
Getting you site’s content crawled by Google News is not the easiest thing in the world. Luckily, Google has a number of guidelines that can help you get your content in. Furthermore, today, on the Google News Blog, Abe Epton of the News Online Operations Team posted 8 tips to help Google News better crawl your site. These are:
1. Keep the article body clean
I recently posted about ways to get more conversions out of Google Site Search. This was based on tips that Google itself offered for capitalizing on its potential. These tips were:
1. Make your search box easy to find
2. Make sure search is always available
3. Customize the appearance of search to fit your site
5. Be open to feedback
6. Learn what users are looking for
Google has kicked off a series of videos for AdSense tips at the Inside AdSense blog. This is an effort to help publishers get the most out of their AdSense accounts. After all, the better publishers make out from the program, the better the program will continue to perform for Google right?
Last week, Google began a series of videos called "Optimisation Essentials" for AdSense tips. When I reported on that, some discussion was sparked in our comments, and hopefully that will continue now because Google has put up the second video in the series. The theme here is "Dress for success – impressing your audience."
We’re quickly approaching the end of October. For businesses, that can only mean one thing. The holiday season is nigh! For online businesses, this means that it’s time to kick-start the tactics you should have been using all year. The clock has already begun to tick for getting people to your site and for you to cash in on online shopping for the holidays.
I am subscribed to a website called Daily Blog Tips. it is a great website that commonly has some great nuggets of information on how to make you blog run smoother and in general make life online a lot easier. I spotted a great post today on their called:
If you’ve ever trained a newbie, you know that there’s a lot of routine stuff you’ll sigh your way through. Questions or comments may bring up entirely new ideas, however, and it’s for this reason that many businesses, whether they’re new or old, can learn from tips for startups.
Looks like Google is having a contest to ask students across the world to help local business’ become more optimized in the Google SERPs:
Everything can come together in Yellow Pages listings – these are what get some people to make purchases. So this puts the Yellow Pages in a rather unique position, and Charles Stubbs, the CEO of YellowPages.com, discussed what he’s learned in the industry at SES Chicago.
Google-owned YouTube has the following notice on their upload page:
Do not upload any TV shows, music videos, music concerts, or commercials without permission unless they consist entirely of content you created yourself. Please refer to our Copyright Tips page for some guidelines and links to help you determine whether your video infringes someone else’s copyright.
Writing for the Web is tricky business because there is no audience more diverse. Writers, especially purist writers (I’m pointing at myself both accusatorily and guiltily), are stubborn, especially ones honed in a print world where the appropriate audience finds you or rejects in distant silence, and writers (secretly) want you to bask in their brilliance.
Have you heard of behavioral marketing, but not known exactly what it is? You probably have been exposed to behavioral targeting before at one or more points in your life and not even known it. Behavioral targeting, if done right, can be a very useful tool in your internet marketing tool belt.
RSS feeds are a great addition to your overall SEO strategy, say the experts at the Search Engine Strategies Conference in San Jose. In addition to keeping your content fresh, they also increase the amount of optimized on-site content while helping the publisher reach new and niche markets.
It’s a fitting time to share a strategy I’m trying to get more organized while in-flight.
A Question and Answer session at eBay Live in Boston led by Bill Frischling, chief operating officer and co-founder of Dyscern, a brand name consumer electronics site, yield a few helpful hints for how sellers can build better relationships with their customers.
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There has been some useful posts of late that discuss the pracitical methods to get started at developing a new site or blog specifically for affiliate marketing. In particular Aaron Wall discusses practical tips for starting a new site and Dosh Dosh looks at choosing the right blog niche.
Lee Odden posted What’s Old Is New: Web Site Marketing Tips, and it’s a good read for Web marketers tired of chasing the latest social media trend. Some techniques date to the early years of the Web, but can still be effective if done right. Site announcements, surprisingly, can still generate traffic and links.