The Thanksgiving Holiday week has began here in the United States and I decided for a change to unwind by not talking about content management. Instead of talking about software, I'd like to shift gears and talk about cell phones.
After spending a decade with Verizon Wireless and the last four years as a Motorla Droid user, I decided to try something different. For the past two weeks, I've been an owner of the new Google Nexus 5 running on the no contract AT&T MVNO, Consumer Cellular. While there are plenty of reviews available about the Nexus 5 and Consumer Cellular, there isn't a whole lot of verified information how to setup your Nexus 5 on Consumer Cellular.
When Google announced in 2012 that they were bringing Google Fiber to Kansas City, my father called me and said he was interested. As an information technologist, I was excited. I told the “old man” that Google Fiber was going to change everything. Last month, Google Fiber finally came to my parents' neighborhood, and I made the six-hour drive to visit the house I grew up in.
After watching my parents interact with Google Fiber, I confirmed not only that Google Fiber was a game changer, but I also discovered something I hadn't expected: in a world where technology companies prefer to deliver shock and awe, Google made every effort to deliver no surprises to homeowners. On the surface, my parents weren't doing anything different than they had before Google brought their tech to town. This ultimate game changing disruptive technology could not be more non-disruptive to the families who are about to consume it.
Telerik today announced several new usability benefits intended to enhance efficiency for digital marketers and business users of Sitefinity CMS, the company’s leading content management system solution. Sitefinity serves more than 70,000 users that account for millions of website interactions daily. Increasingly, the need for authoring and editing content in context of the front-end presentation is an expected feature, especially amongst the Fortune 500. That is why the Sitefinity CMS now comes equipped with inline editing, an HTML5-based module for implementing Google Analytics web analytics service and a dynamic administration dashboard.
Just a quarter of search results on the first page of Bing and Google are the same according to a comprehensive analysis of US search results in 2013
New York - On Bing, as on Google, pages from top brand web sites seem to have an automatic advantage which means they rank in the top search results positions. And content quality, social media signals and backlinks are all associated with pages that rank higher in searches. While only about a quarter (24.7%) of web pages (URLs) that appear on the first page of Bing’s search engine results are also included on the first page of Google.
The findings come from the SEO Ranking Factors – Rank Correlation 2013 for Bing USA study by digital marketing software and services company, Searchmetrics, which aims to identify the key factors that help web pages rank well in searches on Bing US and compares them with results from a similar earlier Searchmetrics study of Google US results. The new study is based on an analysis of search results from Bing.com for 10,000 popular keywords and 300,000 websites appearing in the top 30 search results and picks out the issues that correlate with a high ranking on Bing.
Google has already rolled out its fiber-optic technology for residents in specific areas of Kansas City – on both sides of the state line. High-speed Internet and TV services have come to many of the city’s “fiberhoods” – a neighborhood which has pre-registered for Google’s network in order to get its service.
The fiber has been installed in twelve areas of Kansas City, Kansas and in two areas of Kansas City, Missouri. The installation is in progress in many more areas of the Kansas City metropolitan.
Next city on the list is Austin, Texas. The city expects its service to be live in mid-2014. While Austin residents await their 1 Gbps Internet speeds, let’s take a look at what the service has done for Kansas City.
Cheapoair is most visible in paid search and Kayak is top on social media according to Searchmetrics’ air travel sector study
New York, September 2nd, 2013 - Expedia.com is the most visible web site in Google US organic search results for air travel related searches, while Cheapoair.com is most visible in Google’s paid search results according to a new study. Content from Kayak.com is most prominent on social sites including Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.
But ‘keyword domains’ are becoming less important according to a comprehensive analysis of factors that correlate with ranking highly in Google UK searches in 2013
But ‘keyword domains’ are less important according to a comprehensive analysis of factors that correlate with ranking highly in Google US searches in 2013
Web pages that rank higher in Google searches tend to have more Google+ plus ones and Facebook shares. While having a relevant keyword in the web site domain name or web address now seems less closely linked with high rankings according to new research. And while pages with higher quality content rank better, top brand web pages apparently continue to automatically rank in top positions without obeying the same rules as other sites.
"Longer, richer pages are more expensive to create, but our data shows that as the quality of a page increases, its effective revenue decreases. There will have to be a pretty significant shift in traffic to higher quality pages to make them financially viable to create."
- Paul Edmonson, HubPages CEO, Interviewed in Google Panda Two Years Later: 5 Questions With HubPages CEO Paul Edmondson, Search Engine Land, February 26, 2013
Perhaps I was always vulnerable to drinking the Google Kool-Aid. Not only disillusioned with the current state of social media, but also ashamed that I didn't see the value of social media from the start. Not only does Google offer an alternative to Facebook but it also offers you an opportunity to be an "early adopter". For many the question remains, is it worth leaving or diluting your current investment in Facebook as you increasingly invest more time and content into Google+? For me, the answer was obvious as I see Google+ as a game changer for social media and quite frankly CMS Report has historically done a lousy job supporting its Facebook page. Google+ offers the opportunity to do social media well from the start and to avoid yet another missed opportunity.