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Ashley Zeckman

Online Marketing News: Marissa Mayer Says Yahoo!, Shell Media Disaster, General Mills on Pinterest, Semantic Search A Reality

Ashley Zeckman on Jul 20th, 2012     Online Marketing

Is Bigger Always Better?

This recent infographic from Mogreet weighs the effectiveness of “Narrowcast” vs. “Broadcast” as it relates to social and mobile marketing.  In a sea of noise marketers need to know how to get through to their customers.  Highlights include:

  • 98% of all text messages are opened
  • 84% of Facebook news feed stories are not viewed
  • 174 million Americans text daily

Google’s Marissa Mayer Says Yahoo!
One of the biggest and most shocking news items this week was Google executive Marissa Mayer transitioning to the new CEO of Yahoo!.  Mayer has been an employee of Google for 14 years and was one of the most public figures for the search engine giant.  I for one am curious to see if she can turn Yahoo’s sinking ship around!  Via CNN.

Lee Odden

SEO with Feeds & XML

Lee Odden on Apr 15th, 2010     Interviews, Online Marketing, SEO, SEO Tips

SEOMuch of the search engine optimization advice found online and at conferences centers around keywords and links. A lot of the spotlight on internet marketing has focused on content and social media. There’s no question that we’ve been a strong proponent of these tactics, sharing many, many posts on them.

Content and link based SEO relies on the search engine crawlers to find web pages and digital assets on their own. Search engines are far from perfect at this, so the opportunity to provide search engines with structured lists of content via feed, can provide some companies with a competitive advantage.

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SEO Basics: 6 Tips for Google Webmaster Tools

TopRank Online Marketing on Apr 7th, 2009     Google, Online Marketing, Search Engines, SEO, SEO Tips, SEO Tools

Google Webmaster Tools is a free service that provides a wealth of information directly from Google. Once you have verified a site with Google, they’ll give you access to all sorts of information.

Here are just a few features of Google Webmaster Tools:

1. Errors
Google Webmaster Tools will show all sorts of errors with a site. Not only does it show broken links on the site, but also links that are driving traffic to the site for which there is no valid page. Google even tells you pages it knows about but has been restricted from crawling. That’s good to know incase someone accidently blocks to much.

Google Webmaster Tools Error Report

Google Webmaster Tools Error Report

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Google Webmaster Tools Review

TopRank Online Marketing on Oct 18th, 2007     Google, Online Marketing, SEO, SEO Tools

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Google Webmaster Tools is a great resource for any site owner. It’s designed to inform webmasters about how Google bot is interacting with their website. It gives detailed information on broken links, popular keywords and how often Google is stopping by. It’s Googles way of giving site owners the information that they need to be successful.

The Setup

Getting started with Google Webmaster Tools is not to difficult. The first thing you’ll need is a Google account. Since all Google services use the same login, you may already be setup. If you have Gmail, Adwords, Analytics, iGoogle or one of the many other services, then you are ready to go. If not, sign up for a free Google Account.

Lee Odden

SES Video: Vanessa Fox Google Webmaster Tools

Lee Odden on Aug 24th, 2007     Google, Online Marketing, Search Engine Strategies, SEO, SEO Tools

Even though she’s moved on from Google to Zillow, Vanessa Fox still carries quite a bit of passion for her creation, Google Webmaster Tools which was renamed from Google sitemaps about a year ago. She was even spotted at the Google Dance giving advice to SES attendees at the Google Webmaster Tools product demo table.

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Many webmasters and beginning search marketers could benefit a great deal from the features offered by Google Webmaster Tools so I asked Vanessa if she’d do a short video with me to provide a few tips.

For more info on Google Webmaster Central visit the blog.

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