October 29, 2009 - Written by Gyutae Park
Real-time search is all the rage these days and it looks like it will only get bigger. Just last week, Microsoft Bing announced that it will be integrating both Facebook and Twitter status updates into its search results. Minutes later, Google followed suit and announced that it too will be adding Twitter updates (but not Facebook) into its SERPs. Even Yahoo is trying to get in the real-time search game.
The exact details on implementation aren’t yet clear, but it’s likely that real-time Twitter and/or Facebook updates will be added to the regular search results – particularly for breaking news and queries where articles and blog posts have not yet been written (hence “real time” search).
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October 23, 2009 - Written by Gyutae Park
Competitive research is a huge part of SEO. After all, in order to improve your sites’ rankings in Google, you need to step over your competitors. The more data you have and the more you know about other sites in your industry, the better off you’ll be.
A few weeks back, I reviewed SEO Spyglass, a great competitive link building tool that provides you with key insights and metrics on your competitors’ link sources. Definitely check that one out if you haven’t already.
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October 3, 2009 - Written by Gyutae Park
Earlier this month, I had the amazing opportunity to go to ThinkTank, DK’s Internet marketing networking event on the beaches of San Diego (not to be confused with the ShareASale ThinkTank version). The invitation-only “conference” normally costs $3,000 to attend, but thanks to a contest organized by Andy Liu over at Inspired Startup, I pretty much had an all-expense paid trip there. Thanks again Andy!
To participate in Andy’s Startup Challenge contest, all you had to do was write a blog post describing your biggest challenge as a start up. I wrote about finding passion, both in yourself (as an entrepreneur) and in others (your partners), and apparently the post resonated with a lot of people. Check it out: How to Solve the Biggest Challenge For Your Online Startup Business
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October 1, 2009 - Written by Gyutae Park
Anyone with a basic understanding of how SEO works knows that obtaining high quality links from other related sites plays a huge factor in increasing search engine rankings. Common link building strategies range from submitting to directories and guest posting on blogs to creating widgets and promoting link bait type articles on social media. But where do you start looking for potential link targets? How do you know which links will yield the greatest results for your SEO efforts?
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