We all love search engine conferences and online marketing events. Many of the search engine conferences offer a discount and I have compiled them below: Search Conference Discounts: March 17-20 SES Search Engine Strategies NY New York NY 10% off Discount Code: 10SMS April 15-17 AdTech San Francisco 20% off Discount Code: BRSFD or BRSFZ9…Details
If you haven’t checked out your Google webmaster tools lately, you may be surprised to see some new additions next time you log in. Google recently updated their webmaster tools and added a new “Settings” area with several new features for SEO’s including geographic targeting, preferred domain, an option for inclusion in Google Image Labeler,…Details
This post will examine different kinds of search engine optimization spam and the shady SEO’s who create them. The easiest way to spot a beginner search engine optimizer is to examine pages for keyword stuffing, text in odd places, an over abundance of links, long gratuitous keyword stuffed filenames, Hidden text at the top or…Details
In a great piece of research from the Search Insider Summit in Park City, UT showing the disparity of spending between pay per click and natural search engine optimization campaigns. Even though SEO is more cost effective, drives more traffic and is sustainable for the long term, it receives less of the marketing budget than…Details
I like twitter and use it almost everyday to connect with contacts, spread humor and share information. I found a new service that shows Twitter rankings for different keywords and phrases. I typed in “Barack Obama” and it broke their script 🙂 Most search terms get considerably less traffic, such as the one for my…Details
During the US presidential debate in New York on October 10 2008 several key topics were discussed including Roe v Wade Litmus Test ACORN Joe the Plumber Charter and Vouchers Below is a graph of real time searches on Google following remarks made by Barack Obama and John McCain during their presidential debate. I wonder…Details
I have more love for ATT Wireless. After returning from my honeymoon in the Aegean Sea and Santorini I had wireless data usage charges from my iPhone of nearly $200. This is after I purchased an international data plan that was supposed to protect me from high charges. The ATT international data plan cost $24.99…Details
With the stock market down about 30% this year and many investments down 40% or more, I would like to look at positive ways to feel better and reduce life stress. Stress from fiscal uncertainty does not need to be debilitating, and one of the best ways to overcome it is by engaging in worthy…Details
I recently bought an iPhone and decided to cancel my Verizon wireless service. When I called verizon to terminate they informed me they would charge me for the remainder of my month under contract (30 days) as well as a $90 pro rated early termination fee. I have been a customer with Verizon for over…Details
This flash video shows the remarkable growth of the Wal Mart chain of discount stores.
The graph plots the growth from 1 Wal-Mart store in 1962 to 3176 stores in 2008.
You can clearly see the tipping point occur at the end of 1971.
Original credit for this WalMart business growth map: View flash animation