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Romi Mahajan leaves Microsoft to Join Metavana as CMO

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Long time friend and well respected CMO buddy of mine Romi Mahajan is leaving Microsoft to join Metavana. My new role as CMO of Metavana, a soon to be launched social-sentiment engine, has all the elements of my dream job – People, Impact, Autonomy and direct correlation to both the Consumer and Enterprise spaces. That itself puts us in a category of one.

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 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.

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

Attending & Speaking At Search Engine Strategies 2011

Jason Yormark

I’m definitely looking forward to attending at Search Engine Strategies in New York next week.  It will be my return to a show I attended quite often during my tenure at Microsoft Advertising. Joining me will be panel moderator Greg Jarboe, President of SEO-PR and Jeffrey Harmon, Chief Marketing Officer for Orabrush.  I had the pleasure of meeting Greg back in my Microsoft days and I look forward to his moderation excellence. For those of you attending, I would love your support and feedback. The session will be on Wednesday, March 23rd from 3:45-4:45.

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

Cool Facts About Search Engines

Engaging Brand

We all use search engines every day. All these search engines offer a valuable resource to dig through the endless supply of information strewn across the web and bring us what we are searching for. But how did search engines start? Here are some cool facts that you may never have known about search engines: The Users. These users have definite ways of accessing information: 93% of consumers worldwide use search engines to find and access websites. You may not think that search engines were available in the early 90s, but you would be wrong. Now –.

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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.

5 Ways to Find Keywords That Deliver Superior Web Marketing Results

Convince & Convert

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?

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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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!

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. . 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? place to stay.

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.

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

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.

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 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. Use May Infringe Upon Search Engine Patents

Bill Hartzer

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. Tweet This!

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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

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 %.

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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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.

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

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] [.]

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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.

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

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 But most of that can be easily fixed.

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.

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

The Realtime Report

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?

7 Steps for Performing Your Next SEO Audit

Convince & Convert

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 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.

Social Media - A Site That Tells Your Age In Your Photo!

Social Media Network Marketing

Microsoft engineers Corom Thompson and Santosh Balasubramanian developed the site to test out the company's new face-detection API. Here is a website that tells you your age. Or let me put it as, it has algorithms that sense your photo and the tell your Age that you look in the photo. The response was overwhelming. Now, it's just about everywhere you look online. Here it is: [link

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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.

Bing Search Engine Losing Users Fast

Bill Hartzer

Bing , one of the newest search engines on the block powered by Microsoft, had a great opening with a strong marketing campaign, but lately has been declining on the number of new users to the search engine. According to stats recently released from a study performed by Chitika , an online ad network, traffic from August through the first half of October appears to show that the number of users coming through Microsoft’s search engine has declined much more quickly than they were expecting for this time of year. Tags: Search Engines Digg this!

How To Use to Review Your Disavow File

Bill Hartzer

Once the file is done processing, open it up in a spreadsheet like Microsoft Excel. 5. disavowed domain that’s really trusted can cause a drop in search engine rankings. Search Engine OptimizationAs a US Brand Ambassador for, you probably already know that I’m a big fan of their product, and use it on a daily basis. Why would you want to do it? link].

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.

Search Engine Rankings – Search Market Share for May 2011

Bill Hartzer

As you probably know by now, every month I make it habit of posting the latest search engine market share–the search engine rankings for the previous month, as provided by comScore. percent market share and Microsoft has 14.1 percent and Microsoft Sites with 14.1 Microsoft-owned websites had 2.4 As such, comScore has released its monthly comScore analysis of the United States search marketplace. As always, Google ‘s web sites led the search market again in May 2011 with 65.5 percent of all search queries conducted in the United States. Yahoo!