Web Design Update 1106-01

This edition of Web Update digs into the impact of social networking -- then we turn our sites on SEO ... including : [] 11 ways to find new content for your social strategy [] How to Use Blog Commenting to Get Valuable Backlinks and Traffic [] HOW TO: Get Your Employees On Board With Your Social Media Policy [] Making That Leap From Search to Display [] Technical SEO: Tools and Approach [] Tips for mobile SEO [] Web design evolution: 2 decades of innovation [] Why Websites Are Slow & Why Speed Really Matters June 1, 2011

Web Update March 16

This web update picks up from two weeks ago -- and we're still following your rankings and search engine performance. I'm beginning to believe that SEO is actually a myth perpetuated by preying on web site owners anxioties to get listed near the top of Google. Here's more ... * How To Estimate How Much Traffic You'll Gain By Increasing Your Rankings * Measuring Free Clicks in AdWords * Twitter Turns to Users to Translate Site Into More Languages * Facebook Surges, Other SocNets Gain Traction * PPC vs. SEO: Paid Search as Your Organic Competitor * Who Says Email's Dead? * Google's Search Results Get More Social; Twitter As The New Facebook 'Like' * 5 Website Features You Can Easily Offload to Reduce Costs... and more March 16, 2011

Web Update March 9

This web update is a mix and match of catch-up items we've had on our radars for weveral weeks. Some interesting stuff here ... * SEO Factors for 2011 * Curtains For MySpace? * Is Link Relevance as Effective as Anchor Text? * Designing an SEO Friendly URL Structure * Online Reputation Management's Top 3 Challenges * HOW TO: Optimize Your Company's LinkedIn Profile * Management Tip of the Day: Add Structure to Social Media * How to Plan a Successful Website Redesign... and more March 9, 2011

Google slams duplicate content

Just last month, leading search marketing specialist and technology firm, Greenlight, pointed out in its 2011 top 10 predictions for natural and paid search, that among other things, search engines would take an even more aggressive stance towards duplicate and low value content this year. February 22, 2011

8 articles for web publishers

Those web publishers sure like their numbers, don't they? So here's 8 articles web publishers should get their heads around * 5 Resolutions To Grow And Maintain Email Lists * 5 Tips for Optimizing Your Social Media Content * 5 Ways to Effectively Manage Your Online Reputation * 6 skills of a great Web analyst * 8 ways to get more people to read your content * Facebook Apps' Access to Contact InfoConcerns Security Experts * Creating Online Video Content that is Worth Watching * Why you should run your website like a magazine... and more February 18, 2011

Evolution of Search and its Engines

The first week of February saw a spate of claims and counter-claims traded between Google and Microsoft. At a Bing-sponsored event, Google accused Microsoft of cheating and copying its search results. Greenlight's Adam Bunn, director of SEO, takes a look February 10, 2011

2011 Search Predictions

This may be the big year of change for searching, search advertising, paid links, and even getting YOUR content found in the major search engines. They're tightening the throttles to search LESS content in favor of more 'vaulable' content -- in other words, content searches they can SELL. Here is Greenlight's Top 10 Search Predictions for 2011 January 10, 2011

Social Media tracks

This media track covers some interesting news, both new and from several months ago that all graphic designers and online designers should be aware of -- including:
• 13 essential social media lessons • Measuring Social Media • Social media rules of engagement • What social media will look like in 2012 • Senator: Questions Facebook on Privacy • Eight steps for creating your social media policy July 9, 2010

Google Apps: The Missing Manual

Sooner or later, you'll want to learn Google Apps, which includes a word processor, spreadsheet, and other office productivity programs, now poses serious competition to Microsoft Office's dominant position on business desktop applications June 1, 2009

GOOGLE Gotcha

All those who wanted to monetize their web sites had a big boost a couple of years ago when Google rolled out their AdSense program. I jumped on board, just like I jumped on the new upstart named "Amazon" when they first appeared on the scene. Amazon has cut its affiliates commissions back to near-oblivion, in the interest of their profits -- why did we think Google wouldn't do the same? November 4, 2007