Google Editing Search – Right to be Forgotten

-Google Must 'Forget' Unfavorable Search Results in Europe -Users Request Content Removed - Google Complies? Yes, you read correctly, hold on though this is happening in Europe.  I originally heard this on NPR about a month ago and have read numerous posts and articles on this and just haven't stopped wondering how on earth this may effect Google here in the United States. Media Crush has been providing brand management and mitigation services for about ten years now, this means we have … [Read more...]

Customer Acquisition for Small & Medium Sized Businesses

5 Reasons SMBs Should Focus on Search, Not Social for Customer Acquisition Jay Taylor | Search Engine Watch Social media is all the rave, and for good reason. Fortune 500 companies are showing that social can be a very effective marketing tool, particularly when it comes to brand awareness and engagement. But how effective is social media when it comes to customer acquisition for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs)? SMBs are increasingly placing emphasis on social … [Read more...]

Disable Google Personal Search

How to Disable Google Personal Search Results Article Courtesy of:  Brian Gardner Recently Google announced that it will be rolling out a new kind of search – one that’s more personal to you. This new search will include three different types of features – personal results, profiles in search and people and pages. If you’re like me and do a lot of testing with keywords and rankings, you’re annoyed by the idea that your habits on the internet will show up in your search results. While I … [Read more...]

Social Media Tips

8 Small Business Social Media Tips From the Pros By Cindy King Are you looking for some social media tips to grow your small business? We asked eight small business pros for their hottest social media tips. Here’s their advice for you to take your business to the next level. #1: Show Them the “Real You” Ed Gandia Use Facebook to show prospects, clients and customers the “real you.” Sure, provide the occasional business tip. Or link to your new blog post. But that’s what everyone … [Read more...]

Social Traffic without SEO?

Getting Social Traffic on the SERPs Without SEO Article Courtesy of: Simon Heseltine It’s coming up on a year since Matt Cutts announced that social signals are absolutely used as ranking factors for your content, but that’s not what I’m going to talk about here. I’m going to talk about other ways that social can drive organic traffic to your site outside of links being retweeted or publicly shared by influencers. Personalization If you perform a search on Google for SEO, you’ll … [Read more...]

Google+ to Lead to the Comeback of Google’s Realtime Search

The Real Thing is (almost) Back... Posted by Pamela Seiple If you've been missing the appearance of real-time results in your Google searches over the past month, relief is on the way. Realtime Search was Google's way of including relevant posts and data from sites like Facebook, Twitter, and other social media services in real time. During a recent search panel in California, Google Fellow Amit Singhal revealed that the Google Search team is actively working on bringing Google … [Read more...]

I’m Feeling Lucky

The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59 Article Courtesy of:  Greg Jarboe Don’t wait until Christmas. Don’t wait for your birthday. Buy I’m Feeling Lucky: The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59 by Douglas Edwards today and read it in the next two weeks before you go to SES San Francisco 2011. Why? Because letting one of Google’s early employees take you on a trip inside the hyper-energized company that broke the rules and rocked the world will put everything that you will … [Read more...]

Google +1 The Rise of The Spammers!

Response to Hubspot and more... 5 Ways Google + Will influence Search Results or...Here comes the next big Spam opportunity! Thank you Google Plus ! So how is Google planning to circumvent the affect of manually manipulating the SERP and SEO! The offers are already coming in...500 +1's for only $349! Here we go again! I may be wrong but it seems like Google is getting a little Microsoftish with its need to be entrenched in everything and anything  all for the sake of milking … [Read more...]

2011 Ranking Factors Guide

SEOMoz has just published their 2011 Ranking Factors Guide, which is the essential reference for search marketers to learn about the new or changing factors shaping their world. While the entire report is very large, I've pulled out some of the most important details to our readers, based on the questions and discussions that I see on a daily basis from HubSpot customers and fans. If you're interested in reading more of the report or looking at their raw data, you can find it on SEOMoz's site … [Read more...]