Tuesday, September 7th, 2010
Finally! A place for all you search engine geeks and data junkies to get your fix of search engine market share, all in one succinct spot.
Friday, September 3rd, 2010
With this week’s announcement of a new breed of iPods and the launch of iTunes 10 with integrated social networking, it’s clear that Apple has forever changed the way we purchase and enjoy music. Commanding nearly 30% of the market share of all online music purchases, iTunes continues to gain steam over online rivals Amazon and Wal-Mart (each holding a 12% stake).
But internet giant Google is readying a competing service that will be introduced later this year.
Thursday, September 2nd, 2010
Sheer terror. The only feeling you have when you wait to the last minute to purchase a gift for that hard to buy for relative. You scurry around the mall in search of ideas that will, hopefully, point you in the right direction. With no time left, you give in to being creative and decide to go the easy, never-let-you-down path. You buy a gift card.
Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
Everywhere you turn these days, you hear more and more about social-media-this and social-media-that. Many people constantly ask, "Is social media something I HAVE to do?"
The point of social media is not to force you in to something. It is not something that should be done "just to do it". Social media, when properly leveraged, is a very powerful business tool in the world today.
Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
In July of 2009 Yahoo! and Microsoft announced a search partnership that would attempt to chip away at the massive market share that Google currently controls of the search market. This is a Battle Royale for a larger slice of the multi-billion-searches-per-month pie, hitting a record the same month of 10.5 billion. Coincidence? Perhaps.
Thursday, July 15th, 2010
In today's fast paced culture, most of us are probably guilty of impatience. We want it and we want it now. And usually we can get it now. I can download just about any song ever sung in less than 10 seconds at the iTunes store. If I want to see an old clip from the classic A-Team television series, YouTube can give it to me right now. And if I have a question for a college friend, his Facebook wall is accessible on my laptop…and he lives in Australia.
Friday, July 2nd, 2010
What Discount Retailing and Internet Marketing Have in Common
Industries, like people, have life cycles. New ones begin, they mature, and some, like horse drawn carriages, the telegraph and film for cameras, even die. When an industry is early on in its life cycle, there are similar dynamics that you may recognize.
Tuesday, June 15th, 2010
Don't Over Think the Path to Success
I went to business school, but I don’t remember much of what I learned. I do remember writing a lot of mock business plans and developing a lot of mock financial projections. But I’m not sure why. The truth is as business people, we’ve been trained to obsess over long term planning. How many entrepreneurs spend countless hours writing 10 year business plans complete with detailed financial projections only to eventually put those plans in a drawer on their way to a day job that they hate?
Saturday, May 22nd, 2010
What to look for in an SEO Company
Friday, May 14th, 2010
The Same Principles of Success Still Apply
Traditionally, web providers have fallen into two categories: freelancers and professional agencies.
Most freelancers are less expensive, but they usually have a more limited skill set. And since many freelancers provide web design or internet marketing services only after they’ve finished their "day job," they are not always as reliable as you would like.
Monday, March 10th, 2008
The internet is revolutionizing how people make decisions about products and services. Are you using internet marketing to its fullest?