CM’s Website Workout: Trimming the Fat

CM’s Website Workout: Trimming the Fat

With Google’s recent announcement that page load time may soon factor into ranking algorithms – and alongside the Google Labs release of the Site Performance tool within Webmaster Tools, internet marketers everywhere are wondering what they can do to improve… Read more »

Personalized Search: Do Not Want.

Personalized Search: Do Not Want.

So maybe personalized search sounds great to all the people who want to see the sites they visit pop up first on their SERPs for easy access, but this morning, personalized search feels to me like Google’s way of sticking… Read more »

Google Zeitgeist ’09: We Are What We Search?

Google Zeitgeist ’09: We Are What We Search?

Is it just me, or is Google Zeitgeist 2009 just a cumulative reminder of the bizarre things that went on this year? With the data Google released, we can see the fastest rising and falling searches this year, but for… Read more »

iPhone Launches in South Korea

iPhone Launches in South Korea

  The Apple iPhones have finally hit the South Korean market It’s about time. This past weekend, several hundred consumers lined up in Seoul to pick up their pre-ordered smartphones at Apple’s launch event. Some brought their sleeping bags and… Read more »

A Reason for Thanks Today: Expansion

A Reason for Thanks Today: Expansion

This afternoon the CM staff got the chance to begin an exciting, cathartic, and slightly dangerous task if not left to the professionals. We’re expanding! Construction started today with knocking down a wall belonging the office next door, providing more… Read more »

YouTube Automatic Captions and SEO?

YouTube Automatic Captions and SEO?

This morning Google announced the launch of automatic captions in YouTube. Now YouTube video captions have been around for a while, but with 20 hours of video uploaded every minute, not a very high percentage of those users take the… Read more »

Virginia Beach Mayflower Marathon Food Drive

Virginia Beach Mayflower Marathon Food Drive

Now here’s a marathon anyone can get into. Not ready to run a 5K any time soon? That’s okay! Participate with Customer Magnetism in the 13th Annual Mayflower Marathon, which is a Food Drive happening this Friday through Sunday, benefiting… Read more »

It’s Not Just the News Anymore

It’s Not Just the News Anymore

As if we didn’t already know that social media is taking over (at least for now), a Did You Know 4.0 post on YouTube.com kicked out some startling statistics. NBC, ABC & CBS are collectively getting 10 million unique viewers… Read more »

Quick Quotes on Twitter From Day #1 of PubCon 2009

Quick Quotes on Twitter From Day #1 of PubCon 2009

So day one of PubCon is coming to a close, but instead of recapping the entire day, I’ll just share a few quick quotes from some social media speakers at the convention today. “They [tweets] are the first viral mechanism… Read more »

The Wheels Are Turning at Google

The Wheels Are Turning at Google

New and exciting things this week from the big G. Recently Google unveiled its spiffy new search options. Having always been all about helping the users find what they are looking for, Google has been releasing new options to help… Read more »

Mini Site Links FTW

Mini Site Links FTW

If you’re active in SEO you know about the coveted mini site links that are available to selected websites. These bad boys greatly increase traffic and click through, helping the sites that have them to dominate the search results. Peep… Read more »

Yahoo Search Pad: Making Waves in the Search Engine Pool?

Yahoo Search Pad: Making Waves in the Search Engine Pool?

Search is evolving. Internet users these days are turning to search engines for more needs than just your basic search queries. The engines are rolling out new and improved features to win over users and increase the user experience. Recently… Read more »

Google SearchWiki: Should SEOs Be Terrified or Stoked?

Google SearchWiki: Should SEOs Be Terrified or Stoked?

A few months back Google introduced its newest tweak to improve overall user experience. Google SearchWiki, enter stage right. This new option, implemented on a smaller scale, allows users to actually customize their search results. Users do this by clicking… Read more »

Video Search Marketing: How & Why It Can Work For You

Video Search Marketing: How & Why It Can Work For You

If you haven’t been living under a rock for the past 2 years, then I’m certain you’ve heard the word “YouTube”. The phenomenon of online video hit like a nuclear bomb with YouTube’s launch in December of 2005, and has… Read more »