Monthly Archives: February 2014

Flickr Pro Users To Lose Historical Referrer Data Tomorrow

If you’re a Flickr Pro user, you have about 24 hours to download the historical stats and referrer data associated with your photos. CSV and/or Excel files are available via your stats page until 12:00 pm PDT tomorrow, June 1st. You’ll see a yellow warning message like the one below, with a direct link to the download page:

After tomorrow’s deadline, Pro users will....More>>>

23-Point Web Content Litmus Test – Is It Truly Unique, Engaging & High Quality?

Creating unique, high quality content for company websites, blogs or social is one of the biggest challenges businesses face. Each piece you publish must accurately reflect your business and be unique, engaging, and relevant to have any positive effect with your readers – and with search engines.

Use this informal litmus test to see how your content measures up. Be critical in your....More>>>

Google’s Horowitz – “We Need To Improve” Google Plus & Facebook’s Sharing Controls Are “Familiar”

In what amounted to a “State of Google Plus” talk today, Google’s Bradley Horowitz said “we need to improve,” hinted at some features that may be in Google’s pipeline and called Facebook’s new sharing controls “familiar.”

Horowitz, the VP of Product for Google Plus, spoke to Tim O’Reilly during an hour-long, live webcast conversation....More>>>

AP & Google Reach A Deal – Sort Of

Google and the Associated Press have reached an agreement allowing Google to continue using AP content. But whether this is a long-term agreement replacing the one that expired last month is unclear. And despite the agreement, AP stories won’t be hosted by Google News any time soon, it seems. Yahoo’s also struck a new deal with the AP.

Here’s the statement I received from....More>>>

Facebook Ad Analytics Will Track More Than Clicks & Likes

Facebook’s new analytics are designed to make paid advertisers – retailers more than others, perhaps – feel better about their spends. In the coming weeks, the social network’s Ads Manager dashboard will no longer simply be about how many click-throughs or “likes” a paid promotion creates.

Marketers soon will be able to track “any action that can....More>>>

Million Short Search Engine Serves Up Nothing But Obscure Results

Ever wanted to find really random sites or articles, but when you search in Google all you get are results from the most popular websites? Meet Million Short, a new search engine that lets you purge up to 1 million of the web’s most prominent sites to provide users with non-relevant search results to give you something new and interesting.

How does it work? As the Million....More>>>

Google Expands Search Suggestions, Real-Time Search & Adds Refinements To Local Searches

The Google blog posted their weekly, “this week in search” announcing small but important changes released on Google search. They include expanding the search suggestions user interface internationally, adding more language support to real-time search, adding refinements to local search queries and introducing lists for bookmarks.

On Google.com, Google used a boldface for search....More>>>

Google Maps UK River, Canal Routes

Google has revealed plans to map some 2,000 miles of canal towpaths to add to its services in an effort to encourage people to get out and explore the waterways of the UK.

Google is undertaking the project in conjunction with the Canal & River Trust, which is responsible for the UK’s water systems, and wants to highlight the existence of canal path routes through towns and cities....More>>>

New PPC Report – Bing Ads Vs. Google AdWords In 6 US Verticals

AdGooroo has released a new study titled Yahoo! Bing PPC Performance Metrics that analyzes advertiser participation and performance metrics on the Yahoo! Bing network through Bing Ads compared to Google AdWords. The study looked at U.S. advertisers in six verticals during Q312.

Backing up one of the loudest complaints among advertisers about the Yahoo! Bing network, the study found that....More>>>

Google Hit With Patent Lawsuit Over Chrome for Mobile Technology

Google is being sued by California-based EMG over technologies used in its Chrome mobile web browser.

EMG filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, alleging that Google’s Chrome web browser infringes patents relating to its zooming and scrolling functions.

EMG is seeking financial damages from Google and wants to prevent the company from....More>>>