Archive for December, 2009

Make Bing your Default Search Engine!

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

      Ok, so it is time for me to step up to the plate, practice what I preach, eat my own dog food, etc, etc.    Today I changed the default search engine on my browser to from Google to Bing. Why? I think the search world really needs Bing to work.    Maybe […]

50 Topics to Help You Get Started on Your Corporate Blog

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Adding a company blog is a great idea for many different reasons: internal links, as a communication channel for your company, to show your creativity, create yourself as an authority in your industry, and for brand awareness. And don’t forget traffic: Here at Vertical Measures our blog accounts for almost 25% of our site traffic! […]

What Do You Think of Google Real Time Search?

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Just to bring us all up to speed, Google Real Time Search launched last week and also announced partnerships with Facebook and MySpace. According to an article by Danny Sullivan, Google’s pulling in real time information from a variety of sources, including Twitter, Google News, Google Blog Search, FriendFeed, Jaiku, and others. Of course, all […]

Personalized Search: What’s the Impact on SEO?

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Google’s recent announcement about their extension of personalized search options to users who aren’t signed-in to their Google account has created another round of buzz in the SEO industry. SEO clients are already asking questions. Will I lose my #1 position? How do I know if I will show up in SERPs for my keywords […]

Ten Tips for Better Website Content Writing

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

I see this everyday: websites that provide great information, are updated regularly, and designed with the utmost of care but are lacking the essential: search engine optimized content! Just putting up a website and crossing your fingers that it’s done the job to get indexed by search engines, found by prospects, and shared for the […]