E-Commerce/Online Marketing

Alibaba’s IPO May Herald the End of US E-Commerce Dominance – Businessweek

Saturday, August 09, 2014

In 1995, 31-year-old Jack Ma, a former English teacher from Hangzhou, China, who had recently started a translation company, took a trip to Seattle. A friend there showed Ma his personal computer and how to surf the Internet. Ma entered the search terms “Chinese” and “beer” and found nothing, suggesting that the future of global commerce could have been a lot different if there had been at least one early…

Alibaba’s IPO May Herald the End of US E-Commerce Dominance – Businessweek

Saturday, August 09, 2014

In 1995, 31-year-old Jack Ma, a former English teacher from Hangzhou, China, who had recently started a translation company, took a trip to Seattle. A friend there showed Ma his personal computer and how to surf the Internet. Ma entered the search terms “Chinese” and “beer” and found nothing, suggesting that the future of global commerce could have been a lot different if there had been at least one early…

Alibaba’s IPO May Herald the End of US E-Commerce Dominance – Businessweek

Saturday, August 09, 2014

In 1995, 31-year-old Jack Ma, a former English teacher from Hangzhou, China, who had recently started a translation company, took a trip to Seattle. A friend there showed Ma his personal computer and how to surf the Internet. Ma entered the search terms “Chinese” and “beer” and found nothing, suggesting that the future of global commerce could have been a lot different if there had been at least one early…

Alibaba’s IPO May Herald the End of US E-Commerce Dominance – Businessweek

Friday, August 08, 2014

In 1995, 31-year-old Jack Ma, a former English teacher from Hangzhou, China, who had recently started a translation company, took a trip to Seattle. A friend there showed Ma his personal computer and how to surf the Internet. Ma entered the search terms “Chinese” and “beer” and found nothing, suggesting that the future of global commerce could have been a lot different if there had been at least one early…

Your weekly #bhamtech vocabulary lesson: source code, open source, SEO … – AL.com

Friday, August 08, 2014

Earlier today I posted an article on WordCamp Birmingham, an annual event that aims to help beginners and experts alike improve their use of the popular and powerful website platform WordPress.  While writing that article, it occurred to me that I may have used words that some people don’t understand. Here’s your second tech vocabulary lesson:  Source Code: Computers, even at their most complicated, are instruction followers. That is literally all…

Alibaba’s IPO May Herald the End of US E-Commerce Dominance – Businessweek

Friday, August 08, 2014

In 1995, 31-year-old Jack Ma, a former English teacher from Hangzhou, China, who had recently started a translation company, took a trip to Seattle. A friend there showed Ma his personal computer and how to surf the Internet. Ma entered the search terms “Chinese” and “beer” and found nothing, suggesting that the future of global commerce could have been a lot different if there had been at least one early…

Alibaba’s IPO May Herald the End of US E-Commerce Dominance – Businessweek

Friday, August 08, 2014

In 1995, 31-year-old Jack Ma, a former English teacher from Hangzhou, China, who had recently started a translation company, took a trip to Seattle. A friend there showed Ma his personal computer and how to surf the Internet. Ma entered the search terms “Chinese” and “beer” and found nothing, suggesting that the future of global commerce could have been a lot different if there had been at least one early…

Will Google My Business Kill SEO? – Forbes

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

No, you’re not alone. Trying to get your business found online is indeed dark magic. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) has always been difficult for most businesses, particular smaller ones like mine. Just about every client I know is trying to find the silver bullet of search:  the secret way to get your company listed on the first page of Google Google without paying for it (or paying as little as…

Is SEO Dead? NOOOOOOO! – Search Engine Watch

Monday, August 04, 2014

… Again? Wait! Before you send me 1,000 Fiver links filled with exact match anchor text on a link wheel, no, this will not be yet another “is SEO dead” article, and it won’t rehash the many other articles that tell you why it isn’t dead. It’s simple: If you work in SEO you know SEO isn’t dead. If you don’t do real SEO for a living, well, you’re…

Implied Links, Brand Mentions And The Future Of SEO Link Building – Forbes

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Search engine optimization (SEO) has historically been a tricky game filled with speculation and increasingly abstract tactics to keep up with Google’s ever-more-sophisticated algorithmic changes. While Google always keeps the exact details of its updates under tight wraps, experts in the industry can make reasonable assumptions about the nature of each change based on information provided through public updates and details found in recent patents. One of the most recent…

Implied Links, Brand Mentions, And The Future Of SEO Link Building – Forbes

Friday, August 01, 2014

Search engine optimization (SEO) has historically been a tricky game filled with speculation and increasingly abstract tactics to keep up with Google’s ever-more-sophisticated algorithmic changes. While Google always keeps the exact details of its updates under tight wraps, experts in the industry can make reasonable assumptions about the nature of each change based on information provided through public updates and details found in recent patents. One of the most recent…

How to Eventually Become a Millionaire Using Your SEO Knowledge – Search Engine Watch

Friday, August 01, 2014

There are many types of SEO services you can offer and running your own websites might even be more profitable. With a wide range of clients you get asked to offer your expertise in many forms, but which ones are the most lucrative? Here are a few potential career choices for an SEO expert to make. Teaching SEO Gathering up-to-date SEO knowledge can be a daunting task that requires…

A 5-Step Guide to Switch from SEO to PR and Vice Versa – Huffington Post

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Are you ready for a career change and you’re considering making the switch from SEO to PR or vice versa? If you are, do you find yourself wondering if you’ll find success in making the switch because they’re similar yet entirely different fields? How can two things that share so many similarities be so different at the same time? Distinguishing the Two Enter the occasionally blurred lines of SEO and…

Google search changes will push SEO firms and social media marketers closer – The Guardian

Monday, July 28, 2014

Google’s Panda, Penguin and Hummingbird search algorithms affect around 90% of online searches, according to Search Engine Watch. These algorithms strip out “bad searches” – sites stuffed with keywords, duplicated content and manipulated hyperlinks – and rightly so; the onus for higher search rankings has consequently been placed on the quality, originality and relevance of online content. So must our understanding of search engine optimisation (SEO) fundamentally change in light…

Customized Ecommerce Meets 3-D Printing in Amazon’s New Online Store – Entrepreneur

Monday, July 28, 2014

Desperately seeking a bobble head doll that looks just like your friend or frenemy? Thanks to developments in 3-D printing and the ever expanding reach of Amazon, you can have one delivered to your doorstep. The ecommerce giant has just launched an online store where customers can design 3-D printable toys, jewelry, home decor and other sorts of miscellaneous tchotchkes. For example, you can customize your own 3-D…

5 Stupid SEO Mistakes You’re Making Right Now – Forbes

Sunday, July 27, 2014

One of your main goals as a business owner is to raise awareness of your business. You work hard to keep your social media accounts active, and you’ve beefed up your website with content to help it rank well in search results. Yet, despite all your efforts, you haven’t seen an increase in sales. What are you doing wrong? While there’s plenty of information online that provides solid SEO tips,…

5 Stupid SEO Mistakes You’re Making Right Now – Forbes

Sunday, July 27, 2014

One of your main goals as a business owner is to raise awareness of your business. You work hard to keep your social media accounts active, and you’ve beefed up your website with content to help it rank well in search results. Yet, despite all your efforts, you haven’t seen an increase in sales. What are you doing wrong? While there’s plenty of information online that provides solid SEO tips,…

5 Stupid SEO Mistakes You’re Making Right Now – Forbes

Sunday, July 27, 2014

One of your main goals as a business owner is to raise awareness of your business. You work hard to keep your social media accounts active, and you’ve beefed up your website with content to help it rank well in search results. Yet, despite all your efforts, you haven’t seen an increase in sales. What are you doing wrong? While there’s plenty of information online that provides solid SEO tips,…

5 Stupid SEO Mistakes You’re Making Right Now – Forbes

Sunday, July 27, 2014

One of your main goals as a business owner is to raise awareness of your business. You work hard to keep your social media accounts active, and you’ve beefed up your website with content to help it rank well in search results. Yet, despite all your efforts, you haven’t seen an increase in sales. What are you doing wrong? While there’s plenty of information online that provides solid SEO tips,…

5 Stupid SEO Mistakes You’re Making Right Now – Forbes

Sunday, July 27, 2014

One of your main goals as a business owner is to raise awareness of your business. You work hard to keep your social media accounts active, and you’ve beefed up your website with content to help it rank well in search results. Yet, despite all your efforts, you haven’t seen an increase in sales. What are you doing wrong? While there’s plenty of information online that provides solid SEO tips,…