LOCAL BUSINESS OWNERS ACCUSE YELP OF FOUL PLAY

Yelp has been accused over the years of everything from aggressive advertising to extortion by business owners across America. The website boasts 108 million monthly visitors and a total of 42 million reviews posted to date. Yelp, Inc. held a panel at the Pantages Theatre in North Hollywood this past Tuesday as part of a […]

RIPOFF REPORT VERIFIED MAY GIVE BUSINESSES AN EDGE

Article by Pierre Zarokian Ripoff report is starting a new program in May called Ripoff Report Verified to give businesses the chance to resolve disputes in 14 days before negative reviews are posted for a hefty $90 per month. This may have a positive effect on their Google and Bing rankings. Owner Ed Magedson thinks […]

REVENGE PORN IN CALIFORNIA MAY BE SLOWED DOWN DUE TO NEW CALIFORNIA BILL

Article by Pierre Zarokian If you’ve previously lived with topless or sexually suggestive images of you placed on the web due to an ex boyfriend, you understand exactly how shameful and out of hand the entire problem may feel. Publishing photos of previous companions on the net anywhere from sexually suggestive to explicit is regarded […]

HOW WILL TUMBLR BE AFFECTED BY THE PROJECTED YAHOO BUYOUT?

Article by Pierre Zarokian If you haven’t heard, it’s rumored that Yahoo is going to buy out Tumblr. The growing site is a huge attraction to young people, something that Yahoo wants a piece of. However many critics of this deal fear that this is going to be the end of Tumblr. Tumblr’s success can […]

TOP SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS

Article by Pierre Zarokian The rise of social media has paved the way for a growing number of social media tools. There are hundreds of tools out there. I have prepared this article to review some of the more popular tools as well as some of the tools that I am most familiar with and […]

MATT CUTTS UNVEILS THE TOP FIVE SEO MISTAKES

Article by Pierre Zarokian In a video published April 29, Google’s Matt Cutts addresses the main five SEO mistakes made by webmasters. Here are the top five mistakes and how to fix them. 1. Creating a site that is not crawlable or not having a site at all. According to Cutts, there are many businesses […]

BING ANNOUNCES MALWARE RE-EVALUATION AND GEO-TARGETING TOOLS

Article by Pierre Zarokian Bing has unveiled two new features in Bing Webmaster Tools: Malware Re-Evaluation and Geo-Targeting. The new Malware tool makes it possible for users to detect and monitor malware, while the Geo-Targeting feature helps users provide Bing with information about their target audience. Malware Re-Evaluation If you’re concerned about hackers or malware, […]

WAITING FOR THE NEXT, BIG PENGUIN UPDATE

Article by Pierre Zarokian During the SMX West panel in March, Matt Cutts announced that a major Penguin update will hit the web sometime in 2013. Penguin was designed to dock rankings for sites that violate Google’s quality guidelines or practice black hat SEO techniques; its also designed to reward sites with high quality content. […]

LINKING TWO SITES IS NOT A VIOLATION OF GOOGLE’S GUIDELINES

Article by Pierre Zarokian In a video published April 24, Matt Cutts addresses the question: Does linking two sites together violate Google’s guidelines? The answer to this question is no. According to Cutts, linking two sites together that are related does not violate Google’s quality guidelines. However, Cutts goes on to vaguely explain how many […]

SUBMIT EXPRESS RECENT PRESS COVERAGE

Submit Express has been popping up in current press coverage — have you been paying attention? Online writers like Lana Bandoim, Frank Bergman, Bill Richards, and Andrew Moran have all mentioned Submit Express in their recent writings about the search engine optimization and Internet marketing industries. You can catch up on what they wrote by […]