Archive: November, 2009

Cyber Monday 2009 – Boom or Bust?

Posted by Mark Thompson - November 30, 2009 - Ecommerce, News

Today is Cyber Monday, the biggest online shopping day of the year.  This is the day where online retailers slash prices in order to start the holiday shopping season off with a bang. According to and Forrester Research, online retailers are optimistic about Cyber Monday. By The Numbers It is estimated that 84% of […]

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SOS Weekly Recap in Search 11/23/09

Posted by Mark Thompson - November 27, 2009 - SOS Recaps

SEMPO Releases Second Annual In-House Salary Survey Results Avinash Kaushik: Social Media Analytics: Twitter: Quantitative & Qualitative Metrics MakeUseOf: 5 Sites To Find Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sale Listings Online Marketing Blog: All New Redesign SEOmoz: Google Link: Command – Busting The Myth Official Google Blog: Easy Holiday Shopping With Google Product Search […]

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Can You Really Outsource A Social Media Strategy?

Posted by Mark Thompson - November 25, 2009 - Social Media

The foundation of social media involves the interaction, engagement, and discussion with people using user-generated video, audio, and text through blogs, wikis, social content sharing sites, and video hosting sites. With that being said I ask…Is it possible to outsource your social media strategy? I always found it was a good debate to understand how […]

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Top 10 Forums to Engage with Internet Marketers and Web Professionals

Posted by Mark Thompson - November 23, 2009 - SEM, SEO

Forums can be a great way to communicate with industry experts, gather feedback, position yourself as an industry leader and drive relevant traffic to your site.  The first step to marketing via forums is to find the right forums, where people are discussing your industry.  Using forum search engines like BoardTracker, BoardReader or BigBoards can […]

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SOS Weekly Recap in Search 11/16/09

Posted by Mark Thompson - November 20, 2009 - SOS Recaps

Search Engine Land:  21 Link Builders Share Advanced Link Building Queries Hubspot: Twitter’s New Retweet Feature Makes Quality, Unique Content Even More Important for Marketers Mashable: STUDY: Most Fortune 100 Companies Don’t Get Twitter Matt Cutts: State of the Index, November 2009 SEOmoz: Whiteboard Friday – Link Growth Partners WebProNews: Google Finally Shows Off Chrome […]

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Google Request and Contact Forms You Should Know About

Posted by Mark Thompson - November 18, 2009 - News

As most people know, you can’t just pick up the phone and talk to a Google representative…unless you want to spend money in Google Adwords.  So here is a comprehensive list of request and contact forms for various Google products. Website Request Forms Webpage Removal Request Tool: This tool is used if you would like […]

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Holiday Marketing Guide 2009: Hot Products, Tips, & Resources for Online Retailers

Posted by Mark Thompson - November 16, 2009 - Ecommerce, SEO

Forrester estimates that online retail sales will reach $44.7 billion this holiday season.  That is a 8% increase year over year.  The contributing factor is the increase in buyers doing more of their shopping online, as well as retailers focusing a larger portion of their marketing dollars on internet sales.  Here are some important stats […]

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SOS Weekly Recap in Search 11/09/09

Posted by Mark Thompson - November 13, 2009 - SOS Recaps

Google: Free Wifi for the Holidays Outspoken Media: PubCon 2009 LiveBlogging and Speaking Schedule Search Engine Land: PubCon Vegas ’09 Blog Coverage Search Engine Land: Day Two: PubCon Vegas 2009 Search Engine Land: Day Three: PubCon Vegas 2009 SEO Roundtable: PubCon 2009 Las Vegas Archives SEOmoz: Link Building Has Changed Search Engine Land: 11 Effective, […]

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