9 Questions To Ask After A Site Links To You

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Inbound links increase the value of your website in the eyes of Google and the other search engines. And, they help more people find your website and all you have to offer. Each inbound link is like your website just got another vote of confidence. So, once the link has been set up, your job is done. Or is it? …

Yahoo And Zillow Partner On Real Estate

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Yahoo said today that all of its real estate listings will now be powered by Zillow. Zillow will also sell local advertising on both sites, and the 4 million listings on Zillow will appear on Yahoo Real Estate. Real estate agents will be able to advertise locally on Yahoo Real Estate, and home buyers will have more access to listings …

9 Things Businesses Have Learned About Social Media

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Social media has walked the fiery coals of skepticism and has brilliantly performed as a marketing, customer service and relationship building tool beyond expectations. All size businesses have taken the polar bear plunge into what felt like an alien way of communicating with their customers. When businesses began using Facebook fan pages, Twitter, engaging on forums, blogging, creating videos on …

Google Aids Borders With Local Availability Tool

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Early this week, Borders announced a new version of its website on which users could (sometimes) employ Google Books to preview a novel.  Now, the two organizations are building on that relationship, as would-be Borders shoppers should be able use Google Product Search to determine whether a local store has a given piece of merchandise in stock. Lauren Indvik reported …

US-Sino Currency Rap Battle on YouTube [VIDEO]

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One week and over 200k hits, this video has the potential to go viral. The animation video depicts the ongoing economic tension between U.S and China in a humorous manner. It also mentions some controversial issues like Liu Xiao Bo, the recent Nobel Peace Prize recipient and the relationship between IMF and the U.S. I’m sure you […] Related posts: …

Google Site Search Pricing Changes

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A complicated pricing structure does few people any favors.  Businesses just risk annoying or alienating potential customers who don’t feel like pulling out three spreadsheets and a graphing calculator in order to predict their bill.  So it may be a good thing that Google Site Search gained a simpler pricing structure today. A post on the Official Google Enterprise Blog …

The Web Makes the World Happier [STUDY]

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New research from UK research firm BCS suggests that, on average, people around the world think that information technology (i.e. Internet access) increases their sense of freedom by 15% and improves their overall well-being. Altogether, our life satisfaction increases by 10% when we have IT access, the study concludes. BCS’s study set out to better understand the relationship between IT …

5 Ways Facebook Changed Dating (For The Worse)

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Facebook can mess up your life in a whole bunch of ways. It can get you fired or evicted, plunge you into debt with its addictive games, and even (yeah, right) infect you with syphilis. We wouldn’t look at all of those as serious threats, but we all know from experience that one threat is real: Facebook makes dating far …