Talk about a change in strategy for a mega company. Today Apple announced they were finished doing their signature product launch events. These events have been an integral part of the technology company for many years and some would say the events are the reason Apple has skyrocketed to the top of the gadget world. The ipod, iphone, and the ipad were all introduced at big events where bloggers and mainstream reporters ate up the news of cool new devices meant to distract us all from reality.
In a press release, Apple CEO Tim Cook stated, "The product launch events we have held in the past are over. We have milked the ignorant American public for all the attention we can and frankly, we cannot believe people still come to these launch parties.
In an open statement to the internet community, Matt Cutts, the head of Google’s web spam team, is urging web masters, internet marketers and business owners to ask him how to get their websites to rank on the first page of Google.
Some questions have already been submitted to the Google Moderator Page. Jake, a Brooklyn locksmith asks plainly, “Hey Matt, how do I get my website to rank #1 in Google?” Evan, an internet marketer from the UK asked this gem, “What’s the best way to dominate search for all my keywords and crush my competition like a boss?” Finally, Karen from San Francisco has an interesting approach. She wants to know, “Matt, if I pay you a commission, can I get a do-follow link from your blog?”
For years Yahoo has been struggling to keep its users from switching to Google and Bing, its long time competitors in search. According to the February 2014 Comscore report for search engine rankings, Google continues to hold strong with 67.5% of the US search market while Bing comes in a distant second at 18.4%. Yahoo, on the other hand, “continues to slip so much that it’s difficult for us to measure where they’re at,” said a Comscore representative.
Yahoo’s share of the search market has declined for six consecutive months, leaving them in a battle with Ask.com, AOL and even Squidoo. Indeed, Squidoo nudged ahead of Yahoo in February 2014 by .07%. When asked about his company’s performance, Squidoo founder Seth Godin was visibly
If it wasn’t already filtering too many legitimate reviews, Yelp has decided to make things even more difficult for the consumer by adding to its already robust review filter. Though Yelp no longer calls it a filter on their platform, the feature generally blocks reviews that appear to be fraudulent or break Yelp’s review guidelines.
If reviewers leave a review for only one business or if they don’t have a completed profile or if they don’t have enough Yelp friends or if they use the wrong words in their reviews or if they’re too closely related to the business owner or if they have connections to other reviewers of the same business or if they review a business outside of their city of origin or if they act suspiciously while writing
Working out of his bedroom with the door closed is Sam Miller (not his real name). Sam is one of the most well-known gurus in digital marketing. He’s sold internet marketing software and courses that range from backlink schemes, article spinning programs and Facebook advertising courses, among others. He’s the owner of dozens of WordPress plugins and boasts an email list of over 10,000 other internet marketers, a third of which who—according to Sam—buy almost everything he sells.
He doesn’t design products himself. Sam uses subcontractors to develop his plugins and most of his products are sold as an affiliate or through joint venture agreements.
Sam’s bedroom is dark and secretive, the walls decorated with model airplanes