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Romi Mahajan leaves Microsoft to Join Metavana as CMO

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Long time friend and well respected CMO buddy of mine Romi Mahajan is leaving Microsoft to join Metavana. A: After an aggregate of 9 years at Microsoft, being the CMO of a $100M dollar digital agency, and a writer, I wanted to get back to my roots in terms of “building” something that had huge customer promise and could make a dent in reality as we know it. We are an engine!

Microsoft Buys 8 Search Engine Optimization Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

Microsoft has purchased eight domain names related to search engine optimization (SEO). I am not quite sure about the reasoning behind this move by Microsoft, the owner of the search engine. It does not appear that any of domains are owned by Microsoft at this point. Domain Names Search Engine

Microsoft’s Bing Does Not Support HTTPs SNI

Bill Hartzer

Bing Search EnginesIn an interesting post on GitHub , the user tkrotoff has apparently contacted Bing Webmaster Support with questions about why Bing Webmaster Tools will not accept his website’s sitemap file. He is trying to tell Bing’s Webmaster Tools about his sitemap file and it give him an error when he submits the file.

Microsoft Announces Internet Explorer Replacement

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Microsoft officially announced today at Build 2015 the new Windows 10 browser would be called Microsoft Edge. Microsoft Edge will be a clean, minimalistic browser with little to no icons or menus to slow page speed. It will also incorporate Microsoft’s voice assistant, Cortana. The new browser will be shipping with Windows 10 when it is launched later in 2015.

Microsoft Files DMCA Takedown Request, Claims Microsoft is Infringing on Copyright

Bill Hartzer

Microsoft filed a DMCA ( Digital Millennium Copyright Act ) request with Google. Microsoft. Yes, Microsoft filed a DMCA takedown request last week with Google, asking Google to remove and from the Google index. All because Microsoft is infringing on their copyright. But, this one was one that might just deserve a Darwin Award.

Search Engine Rankings for September 2011

Bill Hartzer

Every month about this time comScore releases the search engine rankings data, and I report it here. These are not the actual search engine rankings that you see when you search at a search engine, which are constantly changing. billion search queries during the month of September 2011, followed by Microsoft with 2.5 Search EnginescomScore, Inc. More than 17.1

comScore April 2013 Search Engine Rankings

Bill Hartzer

Every month about this time comScore releases the search engine rankings data, and I try to remember report it here. These are not the actual search engine rankings that you see when you search at a search engine, which are constantly changing. Think of this more as the “market share” for the search engine industry. In April 2013, Google had 66.5 percentage points.

comScore December 2012 Search Engine Rankings

Bill Hartzer

Every month about this time comScore releases the search engine rankings data, and I try to remember report it here. These are not the actual search engine rankings that you see when you search at a search engine, which are constantly changing. Think of this more as the “market share” for the search engine industry. percent market share, followed by Microsoft with 16.3

The PESO Model: Changing the World—One PR Campaign at a Time

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If you want to be successful in the modern world you have to master modern PR. Katie Harrington shares a case study on how applying the PESO Model to the marketing and PR strategy led to a successful campaign that saved human lives. The post The PESO Model: Changing the World—One PR Campaign at a Time appeared first on Spin Sucks.

Search Engine Market Share for December 2013

Bill Hartzer

Every month about this time, comScore releases their data for the search engine market share for the previous month. Google’s search engine market share rose.6 Google’s search engine market share is 67.3 percent, Microsoft (Bing) went up.1 Microsoft – 18.2%. percent during December 2013. percent to 18.2 percent, Yahoo! had 10.8 percent.

November 2013 Search Engine Rankings Released, Google Loses Market Share

Bill Hartzer

comScore has released its monthly search engine rankings, the numbers that detail the search engine market share. percent of the market share for searches, followed by Microsoft (Bing) with 18.1 Microsoft had 3.3 Google actually lost search engine market share last month, as it went down 0.2 Google now has 66.7 percent, and Yahoo! with 11.2 percent. percent.

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5 Ways to Find Keywords That Deliver Superior Web Marketing Results

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The best content is both likely to rank highly in the search engines, and to motivate your visitors to become new customers for your business. You can also use a tool like SEMRush to view the top keywords a competitor ranks for in the search engines. Microsoft Advertising Intelligence. Google isn’t the only search engine in town. Dont forget that Microsoft and its Bing search engine are valuable tools as well. Everyone knows that building organic traffic to a website starts with having great content. So where can you find these amazing keywords?

February 2012 Search Engine Rankings

Bill Hartzer

Every month about this time comScore releases the search engine rankings data, and I report it here. These are not the actual search engine rankings that you see when you search at a search engine, which are constantly changing. Think of this more as the “market share” for the search engine industry. percentage points), followed by Microsoft Sites with 15.3

Search Engine Market Share for December 2011

Bill Hartzer

Every month about this time comScore releases their search engine rankings, the search engine market share, for the previous month. So, since it’s January 2012, we are now seeing the search engine market share for December 2011. Microsoft’s web sites now has 15.1 Google Sites ranked first with 12 billion (up 3 percent), followed by Microsoft Sites with 2.7

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

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Active across social networks, Cindy leads Microsoft’s small- to midsized-business sales and marketing efforts as Vice President U.S. The 10-year Microsoft veteran is also a graduate of Harvard Business School. Now a Business Information Analyst at The Mint Partnership, Valerie has an extensive background in the architecture and engineering industry. Stacey Acevero.

Search Engine Optimization Manager Job Opening – Dallas Texas

Bill Hartzer

From time to time I post various job openings and employment opportunities in the Search Engine Marketing and Search Engine Optimization industries. Today, I have a job opening for a Search Engine Optimization Manager here in the Dallas Texas area. This position would be ideal for someone with several years of Search Engine Optimization experience who would like an opportunity to work on major client accounts. – Knowledge of CSS enhancements to better search engine visibility and technical optimization. Search Engine Marketing JobsQualifications.

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Search Engine Optimization Job Openings – Dallas Texas

Bill Hartzer

From time to time, I post search engine optimization-related job openings in the Dallas Fort Worth Texas area, and other current SEO-related job openings. This individual will be responsible for managing paid search accounts across major search engine platforms such as Google AdWords, Microsoft AdCenter and Yahoo! The position is available to an individual that displays a high level of internet expertise and keeps up to date with advances in search engine marketing. Search Engine Marketing JobsPPC Marketing Specialist. Search Marketing.

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Never Has LinkedIn Been More Powerful Than Today

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Now, Microsoft has gone and acquired LinkedIn for $26+ billion. It's hard to (really) know who is checking out your profile (the more advanced users now how to adjust their settings, so that you can't tell when they've seen your profile), and the LinkedIn search engine is fairly robust. microsoft. microsoft office. search engine. LinkedIn is the most powerful weapon you have in building your reputation. . I believe this. Wholeheartedly. The problem, of course, is that we live in this strange new on-demand world. What do you want? What do you need? A car. Use May Infringe Upon Search Engine Patents

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got together recently and formed Schema.Org , that will help you, as a webmaster, web designer, or search engine marketer , standardize your html code. You may be infringing on the patents that are owned by particular search engines. Overall, I am really glad that the search engines are doing this–to help us standardize the code we use when creating web pages. or Bing.

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Microsoft Acquires Synsup Labs Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

In an interesting move that might indicate an upcoming acquisition or a major project in the works, Microsoft has acquired 47 domain names related to Synsup Labs. Here is the list of domain names related to Synsuplabs that Microsoft has quietly acquired today: Today was an exception, though, as Microsoft as acquired a whopping 47 domain names. Tweet This!

comScore Search Engine Rankings for October 2013

Bill Hartzer

Every month at about this time, I try to post the search engine market share, the search engine rankings, for the previous month as reported by comScore. Microsoft own sites, including, took some more market share from Google, and now has 18.1 percent of searches were performed on sites owned by Microsoft. Previously, Microsoft had 18.0 Microsoft 10.3 %.

In-House Search Engine Marketing and Social Media Job Opening in Dallas

Bill Hartzer

I have a friend who currently has a job opening for a Search Engine Marketing / Search Engine Optimization / Social Media job in the Dallas, Texas area. This is a full-time in-house marketing position, and the person will handle all of the marketing, search engine marketing, social media marketing, and search engine optimization for the company’s two websites.

Entry Level Search Engine Optimization Job Opening

Bill Hartzer

An Interactive Marketing Agency based in Dallas, Texas that specializes in the Travel industry is seeking a new Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Coordinator. Search Engine Optimization is a discipline within Internet Marketing that helps ensure that our client Websites’ show up in the Search Results of Google, Yahoo! This individual will work with our Search Engine Optimization team to provide support services. – Proficient at Microsoft Excel. Feel free to get in touch with me directly if you are interested in this search engine optimization position.

comScore January 2012 Search Engine Rankings

Bill Hartzer

Every month about this time comScore releases the search engine rankings data, and I report it here. These are not the actual search engine rankings that you see when you search at a search engine, which are constantly changing. Think of this more as the “market share” for the search engine industry. percentage points), followed by Microsoft Sites with 15.2

BREAKING NEWS: Duane Forrester is No Longer Sr. Product Manager – Webmaster Outreach at Bing

Bill Hartzer

On his blog, Duane posted: Microsoft announced changes within the structures of several groups in the company. Whether that means that you’re at Microsoft, or maybe even Google, I’m sure you’ll have a very active role in the Search Marketing community. Bing for Schools: No Ads for Students Microsoft has launched Bing for Schools, a national pilot program.

Introducing the New Social Kid in Town:


Tweet Microsoft just launched their social media rival to the established social media platforms Facebook, Google+, Twitter and Pinterest. However, there are some major differences: Users cannot upload their own images but on the other hand share web content found by searching on Bing, Microsoft’s own search engine. Social Media Social Network Bing Microsoft

Google Web Designer For HTML5 Sites That Work On Any Device

Bill Hartzer

Overall, my first impression of Google Web Designer is that it really reminds me of Microsoft FrontPage or Microsoft Publisher. It’s simpler, and the code it creates tends to look much more simpler than all the unnecessary code that Microsoft creates (which is a good thing). Google Search Engine Technology Search Engines I took 2 minutes.

Social Media News Ticker: Edit Your Facebook ‘Look Back,’ LinkedIn Kills ‘Intro,’ Twitter Debuts Data Grant Program

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Foursquare finds itself a Microsoft deal: investment plus a commercial pact – in addition to investing in Foursquare, Microsoft will be integrating Foursquare data into its Bing search engine, as well as its Windows Mobile apps and services (re/code). Facebook. Twitter. LinkedIn. Foursquare. Any social media updates that we missed this week?

The 5 Most Important Questions to Ask Prospective Facebook Ads Clients

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” People tend to think of Facebook as demand fulfillment when it is more about demand generation.They ask, “How can I find someone looking to hire a search-engine-optimization firm?,” In one case, I replied, “Microsoft spent billions of dollars trying to build a better search engine than Google and failed, but you’re telling me you can do it for $5,000?”

Twitter Developer, Platform Relations Lead Prashant Sridharan Joins Segment

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His hiring follows the additions earlier this year of vp of partnerships Rick Armbrust (formerly of Facebook) and two ex- Dropbox executives, vp of success Zhenya Loginov and vp of engineering Thomas “Tido” Carriero. While at Twitter, Sridharan led the developer-relations team, after serving as a developer advocate at Facebook and director of marketing at Amazon Web Services and Microsoft. Sridharan is an incredible asset given his successful track record building thriving developer ecosystems at Twitter, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

What Humans Want Vs. The Chatbot Struggle

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It's not just about chatbots as an engine of commerce. With that, we have the challenge of companies like Facebook and Microsoft and many others (including agencies like ours ) talking up the value, merits and opportunities of chatbots. microsoft. Do you think that chatbots are the future? You cannot not throw a marketing professional down a flight of stairs these days without the word "chatbots!" tumbling out of their mouths. We are already seeing services like Uber reside in popular messaging apps in other parts of the world. and Foot Locker Inc. Be brief. Be gone. brand.

DataSift Curation Engine Aims for Relevance in Real-time

Mapping Startups & Services Filtering For Relevance In A Matrix DataSift Curation Engine Aims for Relevance in Real-time On August 27, 2010, in Social Web , by Mahendra Palsule As I have said many times previously, if 2009 was all about the hype of Real-time, the future is all about capturing Relevance in real-time. Datasift can filter this firehose using over 20 variables. link] [.]


The Problem With Time Spent

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Long before Google existed, I worked for a search engine selling Internet advertising. In fact, we had such a strong search engine algorithm, that our users were finding the right results faster (remember, this was pre-Google days). Our search worked better than other search engines (at the time), and the reward for this was getting people in and out as quickly as possible. This is not about Google vs. Facebook vs. Yahoo vs. Microsoft. microsoft. search engine. How long do people engage with your media and content? Not always. We were sunk. Not so.

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Is Microsoft Getting Ready for a Bing to Kumo Brand Change?

Bill Hartzer

As Danny Sullivan reported a while back, Microsoft has been testing and playing around with a new brand, called Kumo. As he reported, when you went to there used to be an actual search engine there, that looked a lot like today’s Is Microsoft getting ready to change the Bing brand to Kumo? Well, that may be the case–if the big change Microsoft made in the past 24 hours means anything. Microsoft changed the nameservers of 211 domains that they own, to the MSFT.Net nameservers. That’s only my speculation, at this point.

7 Steps for Performing Your Next SEO Audit

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Search engine optimization (SEO) audits have the unfortunate reputation of being time-consuming and tedious. Since 93% of online experiences start with search engines ( SEJ ), you need regular audits to keep your site relevant and ranking well. The search engines keep forcing companies to reevaluate their SEO strategies. Image via Select cell A2. Select More.

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The Pros and Cons of the Top Web Browsers

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Pros: Functionality, default browser for Windows operating system device, easy use, one of the most frequently used, offers Microsoft help support. Cons: Lack of customization, built-in Google search engine issues, difficulty deleting cookies, some compatibility issues, lack of add-ons. What web browser do you use? These issues can stem from using an outdated web browser. FIREFOX.

Connect The Dots Marketing

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Technology such as Google Assistant for Home , Amazon Alexa for Echo , chatbots and software development kits from Microsoft , Soundhound and others will make this possible. microsoft. search engine. Are we seeing the bigger picture? There are three disruptive technologies that are emerging. Candidly, there are many more. Candidly, they may have already disrupted our society, but they have yet to impact brands and marketing. That will soon change. The big winner at CES this year was Amazon 's Alexa technology. In short: voice. Voice as navigation. Voice as control. alexa.

During Link Cleanup, Don’t Forget Links to Redirected Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

One of several search engine optimization tasks that I am involved with is cleaning up a website’s link profile. My process typically includes gathering all of the backlinks, putting them into Microsoft Excel, and then removing the duplicates. I use a separate proprietary software tool (which I have installed on a cloud server in Microsoft’s cloud) so I can crawl all of those links myself and see the anchor text and whether or not the link is “live” right now. Google link building Search Engine Optimization Google Webmaster Tools.

Attenzi – A Social Business Story

Waxing UnLyrical

The foreword is penned by Adam Pisoni, Microsoft Yammer co-founder and CTO, and the eBook is available in all popular formats for free at He has combined his engineering experience, his IT expertise, and his knowledge of PR best practices to develop the Influence Scorecard. Guest Post by Philip Sheldrake. We’re at an incredibly exciting point in time.

We Have No Idea If Online Ads Work

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From the article: "In 2013, Randall Lewis of Google and Justin Rao of Microsoft released the paper On the Near Impossibility of Measuring the Returns on Advertising. Can''t ads be a great engine to lead to content that will keep a consumer''s attention? The opportunity to build a sales funnel and an engine of conversion in online advertising offers brands an unparalled dating experience. microsoft. Are you doing pure branding or are you trying to make something else happen? This isn''t a new message. There is way too much misinformation out there. It''s sad.