Archive | May, 2010

The Week We Searched For- May 28, 2010

The Week We Searched For- May 28, 2010

Posted on Friday, May 28th, 2010 by

Google and Facebook continue to face international problems for privacy violations. Apple surpasses Microsoft as the #1 tech company in the world. [...more]

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Facebook Introduces New Privacy Controls

Facebook Introduces New Privacy Controls

Posted on Thursday, May 27th, 2010 by

After weeks of external pushback from users and privacy defenders, Facebook has implemented changes to their privacy policy. On Wednesday, Facebook began rolling out a new set of privacy settings that should simplify how users censor their profiles online. [...more]

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A Conversation With Alec Green

A Conversation With Alec Green

Posted on Thursday, May 27th, 2010 by

This month, The Search Agents sat down with Alec Green, VP Marketing at The Search Agency, to discuss the year anniversary of our blog, future marketing initiatives and more... [...more]

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Cast Your Vote!

Cast Your Vote!

Posted on Thursday, May 27th, 2010 by

The original Search Agent celebrated his first birthday on Monday and we've decided to give him the greatest gift of all... the gift of life. We have five finalists in our "Give-A-Search-Agent-an-Identity" contest. And you, the fans, will decide his fate. [...more]

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10 Ways to Feed Your Company Blog

10 Ways to Feed Your Company Blog

Posted on Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 by

Managing a company blog can seem like a real chore. Here are 10 ways to tap into the collective intelligence of your organization and keep your blog well fed with hearty content. [...more]

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AdWords +New +Matchtype

AdWords +New +Matchtype

Posted on Monday, May 24th, 2010 by

The big news from Google AdWords is the introduction of the Broad Match Modifier. Early in its beta release, this new modifier fills the gap between the oh-so-broad Broad match and the nitpicking Phrase match. A gap which anyone working in PPC will be excited to see filled. [...more]

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Happy Birthday, Mr. Search Agent!

Happy Birthday, Mr. Search Agent!

Posted on Monday, May 24th, 2010 by

Today marks the one-year anniversary of The Search Agents, The Search Agency’s corporate blog! It’s been an exciting year in the world of online marketing and it has been a pleasure to report, analyze and joke about the developments in SEM, SEO, social media, and beyond. [...more]

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The Week We Searched For- May 21, 2010

The Week We Searched For- May 21, 2010

Posted on Friday, May 21st, 2010 by

Google dominates this week's stories with some big announcements from their I/O Conference and Eric Schmidt's response to the latest privacy breach. [...more]

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Can a Website Be Too Big or Too Small?

Can a Website Be Too Big or Too Small?

Posted on Thursday, May 20th, 2010 by

In this post, Aryn tackles the age-old question, "Does size matter...for websites?" A site that is too small may limit its organic search traffic. Too big, and it becomes difficult to manage and differentiate the content. So, what is an SEO content writer to do? [...more]

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Using Heat Maps to Improve Web Site Usability – Which Tool is Best?

Using Heat Maps to Improve Web Site Usability – Which Tool is Best?

Posted on Monday, May 17th, 2010 by

There is no doubt in the value of a heatmap report for online usability testing. Everyone wants to see a visual representation of where people clicked on their site in order to make changes that matter. But there are a ton of tools out there. Which one is best? Which one gives you more for your buck? And how user friendly is it to use? [...more]

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The Week We Searched For- May 14, 2010

The Week We Searched For- May 14, 2010

Posted on Friday, May 14th, 2010 by

It was a busy week in the world of online marketing, as Google and Verizon announced their plans to develop a tablet to compete with the iPad and Adobe authored a response to Apple's recent "Thoughts on Flash." [...more]

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The Future of SEO: Inline SVG Fonts

The Future of SEO: Inline SVG Fonts

Posted on Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 by

You may have noticed that some websites are using fonts which appear to be images, but are actually fonts that have been rendered using new SVG/Flash techniques. In this post, I introduce two of the leading systems for rendering text and discuss their pros and cons. [...more]

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Question Authority

Question Authority

Posted on Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 by

How important is domain authority in SEO? How do links from authority sites influence your SEO ranking? Would you rather have a link from an external site with high PageRank or from a recognized authority in the topic of your page? [...more]

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The New Google Results Page – A Better User Experience?

The New Google Results Page – A Better User Experience?

Posted on Friday, May 7th, 2010 by

If you used Google at all today then you probably noticed that something looked slightly different. If you have a keen eye like me, then you already know the look and feel of our search results have changed – rather dramatically. [...more]

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The Week We Searched For- May 7, 2010

The Week We Searched For- May 7, 2010

Posted on Friday, May 7th, 2010 by

In this week's "Week We Searched For," we discuss Google's not-so-extreme makeover, the FCC increasing its regulation of internet providers, and more Facebook privacy problems. [...more]

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Attack of the Teenage Quality Scores

Attack of the Teenage Quality Scores

Posted on Monday, May 3rd, 2010 by

Unpredictable. Hyperactive. Irrational. And, potentially, very expensive. That's how a keyword's Quality Score (QS) can be like a teenager. Perhaps no single quantity in Google's AdWords system is more mysterious or misunderstood than Quality Score, and what you don't know about it can hurt your account. [...more]

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