Archive for May, 2010

Link Building Tool Interview with Rand Fishkin

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

This week, to launch the May thru July Link Building Tools Series of the SEO & Link Building Best Practices Blog I’ve had the extreme pleasure of speaking with a link builder that, in my opinion, really needs no introduction but just in case you’ve been hiding under a rock somewhere, I’ll clue you in. […]

Link Building and Internal Linking: A Tutorial for Beginners

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Link building is the process of attracting inbound links to your website. It’s a difficult, time-consuming process – a recent survey revealed that search marketers find it to be the single most annoying, challenging task on their plates.   Annoying or not, link building is necessary to achieve high organic search rankings. In this tutorial, […]

Where’s the Kindle?! Find it First and It’s Yours!

Monday, May 17th, 2010

UPDATE: Lauren, at USO Networks Inc, is the winner of our "Where’s the Kindle" contest. Congrats! She found the icon on our Search Engine Optimization Video page. Thanks to all who entered, tweeted, and helped us promote this contest. This is the official kick-off of the Vertical Measures “Where’s the Kindle?” contest. We’ve placed an image of the […]

Facebooks ‘Like’ Feature – Will it Work?

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

  Years ago my brother and I worked with a friend of ours to create a web startup based on doing Movie, Music, and Book recommendations.    The fundamental technology behind the idea was the brain child of our friend and business partner, Owen.    He wrote a guest blog on Facebook's new 'Like' feature […]

Why Facebook “Like” Won’t Change the World

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Social media have claimed the mindspace of a generation. This is impressive, but it has not proven easy to monetize, and the model may be nearing saturation. Many therefore believe that the name players are out for bigger game, grabbing chunks of search, personalization, and e-commerce generally. Exhibit A in this case is Facebook Like.  The concept is […]