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Want Cupcakes? Just Google It!
Want Cupcakes? Just Google It!

We were hungry and ready to start Thanksgiving early, so I decided to Google “cupcakes.” This is what happened: Bam! Right there in our office, we had a large box of custom-made Google cupcakes. That’s right. Advanced search technology not only helps you find what you’re looking for—it actually delivers the goods for you. Don’t…

Bing Predicts Looks Good in NFL Week 12, Makes Bold Predictions for Week 13
Bing Predicts Looks Good in NFL Week 12, Makes Bold Predictions for Week 13

Note: This post is for the 2014 season. Click here to see the Week 12 results and Week 13 preview for 2015. After struggling in Week 11, Bing Predicts came back with a strong showing in Week 12. The search engine had an 11-4 record this week, putting it 116-60 overall this season. Bing’s 65.9%…

YAHOO! Is Now the Default Search Engine in Firefox; What This Means for Your Website
YAHOO! Is Now the Default Search Engine in Firefox; What This Means for Your Website

This week, Yahoo and Mozilla announced a five-year partnership that makes Yahoo the default search engine in Firefox. This partnership will begin to roll out in December and become the standard for all desktop and mobile Firefox users by the beginning of 2015. In a statement from Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, the company emphasized its…

Bing Predicts Misses in NFL Week 11; Looking Ahead to Week 12
Bing Predicts Misses in NFL Week 11; Looking Ahead to Week 12

Note: This post is for the 2014 season. Click here to see the Week 11 results and Week 12 preview for 2015. Bing Predicts just had its worst NFL performance since Week 4. With an 8-6 record during Week 11, the search engine looked vulnerable and missed on several big games. Still, Bing looks good…

Why You Need to Stop Obsessing Over Keywords and Rankings
Why You Need to Stop Obsessing Over Keywords and Rankings

Do you constantly worry about where your website is ranking organically for your keywords? Well, it’s probably time to stop. SEO used to be all about keywords. Heck, many SEO campaigns were based entirely on the question, “Which keywords do you want to rank for?” The cost of your SEO campaign often was determined by…

Bing Remains Predictable in NFL Week 10; Here’s What Will Happen in Week 11
Bing Remains Predictable in NFL Week 10; Here’s What Will Happen in Week 11

Note: This post is for the 2014 season. Click here to see the Week 10 results and Week 11 preview for 2015. We’re 10 weeks into the NFL season, and Bing Predicts is still going strong. In my Bing Predicts post last week, I made two predictions of my own: NFL Week 10 would be…

Click Less, Scroll More: Why Scrolling is the New Trend
Click Less, Scroll More: Why Scrolling is the New Trend

It almost sounds backwards. Imagine if your web designer had said this five years ago: “I think you need to put more stuff on the home page.” Yet here we are, with 2015 just around the corner, and that’s precisely what we’re doing. The Death of the Fold Remember when all we cared about was…

Bing Predicts Performs as Expected in NFL Week 9; Here’s What’s In Store for Week 10
Bing Predicts Performs as Expected in NFL Week 9; Here’s What’s In Store for Week 10

Note: This post is for the 2014 season. Click here to see the Week 9 results and Week 10 preview for 2015. Bing Predicts is becoming a bit predictable. In last week’s post, I gave the prediction engine a 57% chance of going 9-4 or better. Lo and behold, Bing went 9-4. The search engine…

Search Engine Guide to Election Day
Search Engine Guide to Election Day

If you’ve ever skipped out on voting because you couldn’t figure out where your polling place was or because you didn’t know what issues were on the ballot, then you don’t have any more excuses. Thanks to the search engines, Election Day is now easier than ever. Here is your quick Search Engine guide to…

SEO Isn’t Dead, but These 9 Tactics Are
SEO Isn’t Dead, but These 9 Tactics Are

The term “SEO” triggers many emotions. For some business owners, it is the bane of their existence. They blame SEO for lost rankings, lost customers, lost streams of revenues. Other business owners delight in the term, proclaiming they owe it all to the Google. Search engine optimization is still wholly misunderstood, even almost 20 years…

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