Bada Bada…Sting

Bada Bada…Sting

If you’re in the search space and want to make some noise, there are few influencers who are as, well, influential as Danny Sullivan. He’s been at it a long while. In fact, I remember trying to garner his affections at the end of the last millennium for my search engine client Northern Light, which […]

Friday’s Video Views

Trend Search If search is your thing, you’d be hard-pressed to find two more in-the-know folks than Danny Sullivan and Matt Cutts. Here’s a clip of the two of them talking trends in search. (Hey, where’s my pal Lee Odden?) HT @kevinokeefe via Search Engine Land. Dreams of BMW We all know how great advertising […]

Search Engine Reputation Management

Search Engine Reputation Management

I constantly implore my boys to take their online profiles very seriously. A month doesn’t pass without my asking them to expunge from their Facebook pages any obscene wall posts and photos in which their “friends” tagged them in some state of unseemly debauchery, e.g., beer pong games or dubious attire. Fortunately, compared to others […]

The Journalist’s Tableau

The Journalist’s Tableau

John Batelle may not agree, but Danny Sullivan certainly will remember: Google once had a competitor in search. Cambridge, MA-based search engine Northern Light, a client back in the day, happened to produce more relevant results than the fledgling Google (though admittedly not as fast). We were so confident in the engine’s abilities that we […]

But is It Optimized for Search?

But is It Optimized for Search?

As Yahoo! threw out its last lifeline to prevent it from falling into the arms of the boys from Redmond, Google was there to save the struggling online enterprise. Few at the time thought, or rather played up, how much turbulence such a Google-Yahoo ad partnership would generate from the regulatory authorities both here and […]

Millennium Search

Millennium Search

The Micropersuader today touted, or rather, tweeted, his latest Ad Age column — “Three Trends That Will Shape Digital in 2008.” It was his third trend that struck a resonant chord with this blogger: “Curators Collect and Connect:” “During the past 10 years, content has become a commodity. So has data. Information overload makes it […]