With 1 Billion+ Travel Pins, Pinterest Gives Place Search An Upgrade

pinterest-place-search-600 Forget the idea that Pinterest is all about fashion photos, cute animals and inspirational messages. The company says it's now hosting more than a billion Place Pins across four million Place Boards. Together, all this represents more than 300 unique countries and territories. That's a lot of image and board geotagging going on. To make it easier for pinners to find and create all these location-based images and boards, the company announced Place Search improvements today that it says "supercharge" the experience. The primary improvements, says Pinterest engineer Jon Parise, are [...]


LinkedIn’s New “Galene” Search Platform Offers Broader, More Relevant & Faster Results

linkedin logo Last week, Linkedin announced it had rolled out a newly upgraded search platform Galene, designed to offer broader searches and more relevant results that are now delivered twice as fast. According to the announcement, LinkedIn began building Galene more than a year ago, and is now leveraging it to power the site's multiple search products including People Search, Job Search, LinkedIn Recruiter, and internal applications like customer-service and advertising support. From the announcement: Galene has helped us improve our development culture and forced us to incorporate new development [...]


Starbucks & The Economist Admit To Using Google+ For SEO More Than Social

google-plus-featured Last Friday, a New York Times report on Google+ spotlighted Starbucks and The Economist as two brands currently using Google+ to impact search efforts. Alex Wheeler, Starbuck's vice president of global digital marketing, told The New York Times, "When we think about posting on Google+, we think about how does it relate to our search efforts." According to the The New York Times report, Starbucks has only three million Google+ followers compared to its Facebook page's 36 million Likes. The New York Times says Starbucks, "Updates its Google+ page for the sake of good search placement, and ta [...]


Why “Big Data” Won’t Win You The Battle For Online Revenue

Marin Software Revenue Connect With so much attention currently being focused on big data, advertisers are beginning to lose sight of one crucial truth: big data is worthless if it's not the right data. So what is the right data? We all know that the digital advertising landscape has dramatically matured over the past decade, and businesses are now wise to invest in technology that enables marketing sophistication. But, the right data is what makes that marketing sophistication meaningful. It's what marketers use to power more complex, strategic and smarter marketing decisions. It's the data that matters most to your [...]


Where Do You Go When You’ve Maxed Out SEM?

sem brick wall Advertisers frequently tell me, "If you can hit my CPA target, my SEM budget is unlimited!" This is great in theory but often limited in practice -- at some point, there simply are no more new keywords, or landing page tweaks, or ad text tests that can increase an advertiser's SEM spend. [caption id="attachment_183221" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Has your SEM optimization hit a wall? See options below.[/caption] Two years ago, maxing out on SEM resulted in a virtual dead-end for online marketing growth simply because other channels could not come close to the CPAs achievable in SEM. [...]


How To Run A Successful B2B Social Media Marketing Campaign

social media Many marketers think of social media in the context of B2C companies: after all, 4 in 10 consumers buy products that they've favorited, liked, tweeted or pinned on various social networks. Yet, according to a recent study from MarketingProfs, 87% of B2B marketers use social media platforms in their content marketing efforts. In fact, of 13 tactics proposed from the content marketing arsenal, social media was the most popular. So the question stands: how can a B2B marketer ensure that his or her social media inbound campaigns are the most effective they can be? Here's a closer look at som [...]


What Everybody Missed About Hummingbird: Social Signals

google-plusone-featured Danny Sullivan joined me for a live broadcast event via a Hangout on Air (HOA) this past Halloween, and this included a major revelation about Hummingbird and Social signals. Scott Scowcroft has done an awesome job of extracting this part of the broadcast into a short, 5-minute HOA Nugget video (aka "The Scott Treatment") for me, and you can watch it here: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJZIg3WlL74[/youtube] To summarize, it appears that Google previously had major technical limitations with regard to the use of social signals as a ranking factor. With Hummingbird, Google now ha [...]


How Local Businesses Should Size Up & Tackle Social Media

4 Tips to Launch Your Business into Social The most frequently asked question posed these days at events, webinars and new client meetings is “What is the best social media platform for my local business?” Research shows social channels are becoming more important signals in major search engine algorithms that affect the entire SEO and local search landscape. However, effective local and social media marketing is a time-consuming and daunting, yet important, effort for local businesses. Before engaging in a hands-on, local-social marketing effort, it is a good idea to take a step back and look at your overall objectives. What [...]


4 LinkedIn Recommendations For The B2B SEO Professional

4 Tips to Launch Your Business into Social LinkedIn's recent announcement about the redesign of LinkedIn Group pages has had me thinking much more about why B2B search marketers need to leverage this social media platform in support of SEO initiatives. According to the announcement, "there are more than 200 conversations happening each minute across LinkedIn Groups and more than 8,000 Groups created each week." And in Holger Schulze's 2013 B2B Content Marketing Trends Report, LinkedIn tops the list as the most effective social media platform for delivering content. [caption id="attachment_170910" align="aligncenter" width="480"] [...]


Shatner’s Tweet Hints That He May Like Bing Just As Much As Bing Likes Captain Kirk

bing-startrek In a brief exchange on Twitter yesterday evening, the original Captain Kirk gave Bing a shout-out, recommending the Microsoft search engine could possibly enlighten a fellow Twitter user. William Shatner responded "I hear Google pr Bing helps with that problem" after @Andypops1 tweeted on Shatner's feed, "I still have no idea what spumoni is." Assuming the "pr" in Shatner's tweet was a typo, it appears Shatner is recommending Google or Bing to find answers online. While it would have been a stronger recommendation without the Google reference, it's worth noting that the man who overcame [...]


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