Category: Search Engines & Social Networks

  • Elon Musk Sells Billions of Dollars in Tesla Stock Ahead of Twitter Purchase

    Elon Musk needs to find $21 billion in cash to complete his purchase of Twitter. The remainder of the $44 billion deal is being financed with debt and a margin loan. According to multiple news sources. So on Thursday, Musk sold a portion of his stock in Tesla, around $4 billion of it per forms […]

  • UX and SEO Agree, Keeping Things Simple Makes For A Good Website.

    All those cool widgets and embeds you like because they make your site “better”. You know the chatbox, Yelp reviews carousel, the fly-in Instagram imbed that looks like a 90s PowerPoint slide, that neat jQuery-driven social share widget &c, those are making your site slow, and that’s bad for both UX and SEO. It doesn’t […]

  • TikTok Surpasses Google: What That Means For Marketing

    A few years ago, TikTok was largely viewed as an annoyance. A platform, only disruptive in the sense that its watermark was popping up on Twitter and Instagram. But now, it surpasses Google as the most popular website of the year. Google is a search engine but was never a search company, search gets eyeballs, but […]

  • Difference Between SEO and PPC: Is PPC Replacing SEO

    When people talk about SEO, they mean Google most of the time. Yes, other search engines exist, and people do want to optimize on YouTube, Amazon, and no one turns down high rankings on Bing. But Google is the core of the game for SEO. And Google at this point mostly drives to Google, things […]

  • The Old Is New Again, QR Codes, Netflix, And Vimeo

    The old is new again, or so it feels. Today I learned that Netflix is testing real-time programming in France. To be clear the streaming company isn’t getting into live programming, they are testing a linear experience that sounds just like a broadcast or cable channel that plays the same prerecorded content to everyone at […]

  • Adding AI To Everything! Marketing Spin, but it seems to be working.

    AI is not so much a tech buzzword, most of the people who work in AI know AI is not particularly sophisticated at the moment. But between the media, and the marketing hype around AI, I feel safe in saying AI is the new IoT. We will now have AI toasters and hairbrushes, IoT hairbrush […]

  • Search Engine Optimization Is Harder If Companies Change The Rules

    Many marketers who do SEO think mainly of Google, and sometimes Bing. But the reality is that any platforms with search have people who try to optimize for a better result. People work hard to try to rank on search engines like YouTube, Amazon and the Apple App Store. It’s not just optimizing performance based […]

  • YouTube Pays $170M After Breaking Children’s Privacy Law

    Google the parent compay of YoUTube is paying fines totaling $170 million to the FTC and the New York Attorney General to settle a case of unlawful data collection of children under 13. The penalty for YouTube is paid out as, $136 million to the FTC and $34 million to the New York Attorney General. […]

  • Memos Show the U.S. Government Has Been Lying About Backpage All Along

    For almost a decade, backpacks has been booed by politicians, criticized by legislators, and dramatically misunderstood by the media, with negative stereotypes reinforced by Hollywood. In early 2010, the top prosecutors in 21 states argued that classified advertising site was “exploiting women and children.”  The Department of Justice closed Backpage.com in 2018, but it still activates anger […]

  • Malicious sites used To Hack iPhones For Years, Says Google

    Security researchers at Google say they’ve found a number of malicious websites which, when visited, could quietly hack into a victim’s iPhone by exploiting a set of previously undisclosed software flaws. The researchers found five separate operating networks involving 12 separate security vulnerabilities, including seven mixed safari, internet browser and the built-in iPhone. The five […]