We thought it would be intriguing to look at SEO in its smallest form, a single letter search, and examine the companies that Google suggests after typing each letter in the alphabet. The size of each company’s circle represents approximate site traffic. Here are your champions of single letter SEO:
Earlier last week I was fortunate to attend the Social Media Marketing World 2013 conference put on by Social Media Examiner and held in our beautiful back yard of San Diego. Most social media marketing events I had been to in the past were comprised of a fairly predictable audience (20-something tech geeks like myself) and a similarly predictable agenda of speakers and trendy topics (“How to Go Viral”).
I am very glad to say that my experience at SMMW was nothing like this; I was surrounded by an incredibly diverse group of marketers and business owners, while the speakers and topics all offered something of value and held my interest (not always an easy task). Click here to view some of the key insights I derived from the event that impact our clients, our agency, and projects like the Win the Web Internet Marketing Podcast.
On the web, the proliferation of “free” services has created a common expectation that nothing should cost money unless it delivers some sort of explicit or unique value that easily justifies its purchase. This mislead expectation is why so many web products and services must charge a regular subscription fee or enroll users in contracts in order to maintain profitability. It’s also the reason that services like Wikipedia must conduct massive donation drives to stay afloat.
But the introduction of micropayments, specifically the framework established by Flattr, empowers content creators to receive money from their fans on a one-by-one basis, on-demand and as desired by each individual.
I have officially retired the DirtyData music project and name in favor of the brand I was born with in Germer. Please take a moment to check out my songs on SoundCloud below, like Germer on Facebook and follow Germer on Twitter.
My latest entry to the Best Rank blog covers the frustrating and deceptive changes that Facebook has made to EdgeRank, the algorithm that determines what content appears on your news feed and what doesn’t. Learn more about the technology and a few of the things that you can do to minimize the impact on your Facebook experience.
The show covers internet marketing news, advice, trends, tools and even includes time for gripes and grievances. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or the video blog on YouTube at the links below!
My latest entry to the Best Rank blog is now live. Did you know that you can use Bing to search through Facebook photos? Learn how Bing is implementing more Facebook functionality into its search results as it continues to scratch away at Google’s market dominance.
My first entry for the Best Rank blog was posted this morning. Click on the image below and check out some easy ways to make sure your Facebook page provides a consistent experience across desktop, tablet and mobile platforms.
I now am the Social Media Manager at Best Rank, a San Diego-based internet marketing firm that specializes in SEO, PPC, Web Development, Conversion Rate Optimization and, of course, Social Media. You can find out more about my role and the company by clicking the picture below.
The Freelance Work section of my site was just updated with work I did for the Mobile Leaders Alliance building a WordPress-powered site to provide news and resources as the newly founded group continues to grow.