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Google’s Visual Search Technology Returns Branded Answers

According to The New York Times, Google introduced a smartphone application last year that lets users take photos of objects and get search results in return. The app called Google Goggles is now available on Android phones and the iPhone. Google is now bringing this functionality to five national brands in an experiment to see […]

Yet Another Facebook Story: Zuck Likes Microsoft For Search (Harvard/Stanford Rivalry Plays Out In Real Time)

Microsoft’s 2007 investment in Facebook is paying off. The two companies announced a search partnership yesterday that will incorporate the opinions and preferences of one’s Facebook friends into Bing search results. Watch live streaming video from facebookinnovations at livestream.com According to Ad Age, the move will help Bing further differentiate itself from Google and extend […]

Many Are Searched, Few Are Found

Domain name purveyor, Go Daddy, wants to help small business owners find new customers. This is why: Seventy percent of households now use the Internet to find local products and services. Yet many of the local providers of essential services, like barbers, pet groomers and dry cleaners, have a weak Web presence or no Web […]

Today In Twitterverse: How To Use Search To Initiate Brand Conversations

I was scheduled to appear on The BeanCast last night. Sadly, I got my Comcast wires crossed and failed to connect via Skype in time for the recording (my deepest apologies to show host Bob Knorpp and last night’s guests Joseph Jaffe, Len Kendall and Gunther Sonnenfeld). Had I been able to connect, I would […]

Dynamic, Real Time Display Ads Better Than The Current Dross

According to ClickZ, The Google is quietly testing a new display ad format that integrates a marketer’s tweets and allows people to follow said marketer without leaving the page they’re on. Google has made no announcement regarding the program, but Qualité Search Marketing, a firm based in Oslo, Norway, said it was invited by Google […]

Google’s “Search Stories” Raise The Engagement Bar To Oxygen-Deprived Heights

Do you recall the Super Bowl spot “Parisian Love” from Google last February? Now you can make you own “Search Story” courteous of Google. I made my first one last night. Please jump over to Bonehook for that Search Story, then go make your own. And let us know when its done, so we can […]

SEO Tutorial For Copywriters: Headlines That Please The ‘Bots, Reach The People

For the majority of the time I’ve been producing content for the placement on the Web, I have not cared a click for optimizing my headlines, or body copy, for search. Why? Because I write for people, not machines. Of course, online, you need to please the machines, in order to reach the people. David […]