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. A few things: I believe the problems in this space are not just smart Engineering problems. 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. Domain Names Search Engine Optimization

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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.

Microsoft Announces Internet Explorer Replacement

The Social Media Incubator

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.

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.

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. Search Engines

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.

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.

Nine Winning Digital Marketing Strategies From The B2B World

Webbiquity SMM

So when Microsoft decided to run an Instagram campaign for Women’s Day earlier this year, they chose National Geographic as a fitting partner that would allow them to reach a wider audience. Guest post by Cheryl Joy.

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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

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

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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.

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.

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

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. Search Engine Marketing Jobs

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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.

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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. 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. Search Engine Technology

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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.

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:

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 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. – Familiar with the Microsoft Office product suite. Search Engine Marketing Jobs

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.

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. Microsoft Sites ranked second with 2.7

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).

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. Search Engines

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).

DataSift Curation Engine Aims for Relevance in Real-time

Number of Retweets Whether tweet contains a hyperlink Datasift is a rules-based engine that can filter this firehose using thousands of complex rules and provide a filtered stream in real-time within milliseconds. It is easily the most powerful relevance filtering engine I have seen yet.


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.

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The 5 Most Important Questions to Ask Prospective Facebook Ads Clients

SocialTimes Facebook

” 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?,”

Twitter Developer, Platform Relations Lead Prashant Sridharan Joins Segment

SocialTimes Twitter

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.

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.

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. Social Media Social Network Bing Microsoft

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #370

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It proves that the ancient Greeks had tremendously advanced engineering and knowledge of math and astronomy, but that knowledge was lost when the Romans and the church destroyed it all (along with things like the library of Alexandria). Why Microsoft stock is at an all-time, 31-year high - Recode. How is Microsoft doing? microsoft. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?

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 Microsoft’s cloud since I can run these crawls at 425mbps, which is quite a bit faster than my current internet connection. Google link building Search Engine Optimization

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. Image via

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The Pros and Cons of the Top Web Browsers

The Social Media Incubator

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 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 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.

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.