JC Penney Puts On Its Party Dress: Google Time-Out is Over

JC Penney Puts On Its Party Dress: Google Time-Out is Over

Sometimes when you’re bad and you get caught, you’re punished. JC Penney experienced this with Google back in February, when the retailer’s search engine optimization (SEO) practices were deemed questionable. Google investigated a claim in The New York Times and… Read more »

Is Google to Thank for Decision Engine’s Infinite Wisdom?

Is Google to Thank for Decision Engine’s Infinite Wisdom?

A recent Google sting operation involving illogical inserted search results has asserted that Bing uses Google data to make their search results more relevant, a claim Bing isn’t denying. Bing has reported the use of opt-in Google clickstream data, along… Read more »

Google Instant: Because Real-Time Wasn’t Fast Enough

Google Instant: Because Real-Time Wasn’t Fast Enough

Now Google can be your new best friend and finish your sentences for you! If you’ve been looking up anything online in the past two days, you’ve probably noticed the new phenomena called “Google Instant.” It’s kind of like the… Read more »

Google Jumps on the Mobile Marketing Bandwagon

Google Jumps on the Mobile Marketing Bandwagon

Not convinced you need to get your company into mobile marketing yet? This week could be a great time to change your mind. Yesterday Google announced on their blog that they’ve just acquired AdMob, one of the first (and biggest)… Read more »

Search Engine Marketing Seminars in January

Search Engine Marketing Seminars in January

Update: New dates for February If you work in Virginia Beach marketing, or really in any local business, chances are you’re interested on some level in one of the following: -harnessing the power of Google -increasing your website’s online presence… Read more »

Even Google is Feeling Festive

Even Google is Feeling Festive

Has anyone else noticed these? I’ve never seen the likes of this before. I mean, I’ve never had reason to search for just “Christmas” or “Hanukkah” before though either. Btw, Happy Holidays!

Google Suggest Spells Relief for Quicker Searches

Google Suggest Spells Relief for Quicker Searches

Google’s been busy. Two new features rolled out in the past week to increase search productivity. The first is universal search in Google Suggest; the other, Quick Scroll in the newest version of Google Chrome. As users request more sophisticated… 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 »

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 »

Googlism

Googlism

Is Google becoming a deity? After seeing this comic, I Googled “Googlism” just for kicks. Yep, there are definitely listings for “The Church of Google,” and “Proof That Google is God” claiming that Google is omniscient and omnipresent. That’s a… Read more »

Social Media Stats You Should Probably Know About

Social Media Stats You Should Probably Know About

Still not convinced that Social Media is not only here to stay, but here to change the way we do business? Well here are some international stats to blow your mind: There are 1.5 million business searches daily on YouTube,… Read more »