SEO for Small Business?

Q. Are there SEO freelancers or boutique SEO firms for a small business? The issue is money. SEO’s results can be measured in sales, revenue, and  profits. Large companies can track this so they invest heavily in it. This means SEO experts work with large corps...

Mesothelioma: Fake Story

You will often read that “mesothelioma” is the most expensive keyword at $100 per click. Mesothelioma is caused by asbestos. Lawyers can get million-dollar settlements for asbestos lawsuits. No wonder they’ll bid so much. But do they really bid $100?...

Chaos Monkeys: The Book

  “Chaos Monkeys” by Antonio Garcia Martinez (hereafter, AGM) worked as a quant at Goldman-Sachs, came to Silicon Valley in 2008, did a small startup at Y-Combinator, and joined Facebook, where he worked on the advertising engine. He describes his experiences in...

No Statistics in Adwords Editor

Another minor bug in Adwords Editor. Problem: Adwords Editor can’t download statistics. Why: The date format in the statistics dialog box is wrong. This happens if you change the date format settings in Windows 10. Workaround: Change the date format in Windows...

Marketplaces: The Next Direction of the Web?

June 10, Chicago — I was at IRCE (Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibit) for three days. It’s a large show for ecommerce on the Internet. There were 650-700 booths and perhaps 10-20,000 visitors. One afternoon, I walked up and down every aisle and...

No More Right-Side Ads at Google

Google announced on Feb. 19, 2016 that they will no longer show ads on the right side of the search results. Ads will appear only at the top and bottom. Google will make the change in all languages, all countries. See TheSEMPost and SearchEngineWatch.com. I checked:...