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 »

Watch Out for Surfing Seniors

Watch Out for Surfing Seniors

I recently found myself on 2 different occasions at a table full of senior citizens trying to explain what search engine optimization and web content writing are. Wow. It begins with that innocent little question, So what do you do? Followed… 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 »

Getting the Most Out of Google Analytics

Getting the Most Out of Google Analytics

CM’s Vice President of Organic Search, Jeremy Sherman, spoke at the Hampton Roads Internet Marketing & Technology Group meet-up this past week at New American Mortgage on getting the most out of Google analytics. His talk covered information as simple… Read more »

We Dare You to Donate

We Dare You to Donate

The CM team gathered up our nonperishables this morning and stopped over at the Mayflower Marathon Food Drive in the parking lot of the Pembroke Mall in Virginia Beach. The drive continues all weekend, so stop by the store and… 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 »

Reputation Management Advice via #PubCon

Reputation Management Advice via #PubCon

Awake early in Las Vegas for another fun-filled day of SEO knowledge and hashtagging #PubCon. Let’s start off the day with a subject dear to all SEOs’ hearts: reputation management. Jennifer Laycock started off the session with a few things… Read more »

Why the TwitterPeek is Such a Super Silly Idea

Why the TwitterPeek is Such a Super Silly Idea

Finally, it has arrived: the mobile device that simply and straightforwardly “Puts Smart Phones and Twitter Apps to Shame!” Brought to you by Peek, the enterprising company that released an email-only device in 2008 at just $50 a pop (and… Read more »