Wikipedia is a user-generated and user-edited resource that provides information on a vast array of topics. When constructing your Local Web Presence Structure I believe it is wise to read the definitions of the terms you will run into.
Search Engine Optimization Journal
3 Common Link Building Mistakes
It may seem like a relatively simple process, but it is incredibly important that you take a strictly white hat approach to your link building.
3 Tips for Starting Your Social Media Marketing
The point is that just about everyone knows they need to get a social media marketing campaign under way, but many are still a little fuzzy on the hard details.
Blog Posts to Read for August 11, 2011
Below you will find our favorite blog posts that are related to SEO, search engine marketing and social media marketing from this past week.
SEO Video Lesson -Tips for Launching a Social Media Marketing Campaign
If you are looking to develop a social media marketing strategy, here are a few essential tips to help you get off on the right foot.
Seems to be a good resource.
David Anders, The Computer Guy, Seattle
A simple list of links of mainly blog posts urging you to claim your Google Places Business Listing.
The Google Search was a simple “claim your google places business listing”.
Google Places and subpages were #1 thru #4
How To Claim Your Google Place, and Why You Should July 20, 2011
Claim Your Business Listing on Google Places for Better Local Search Results
Google Places: How to claim your local business listings YouTube
How To Claim Your Google Places Page For Your Local Business May 23, 2011
Ten Advantages of Google Places For Your Business Feb 6, 2011
How to Claim Your Google Places Local Business Listing Apr 12, 2011
Today, more than one in five searches are local and your business is impacted by customers searching the internet ….
Those are the results from the first page of the Google Search.
These are my blogs where I am using ScribeFire to post this
The Seattle Web Promotion online identity was started Aug 1st and is intended to be the example used when I sell my services.
The blogs are at
You can learn alot by looking at Google’s Search Features Page
They also have videos about search on Youtube.
Google’s Channel – YouTube
Google Search Options – YouTube
Google social search feature – YouTube
Google Social Search Update – YouTube
Google Music Search Feature – YouTube
Inside Search Event 1 hour Jun 14, 2011
Google Search with Instant Pages
Search Out Loud with Voice Search
Introducing Voice Search for your computer
Search by Image
Google Images with sorting
Google Public Data Explorer
Live Transit Updates in Google Maps
Google Advisor (financial comparisons)
Collected and Posted with Scribefire on Firefox on a Macintosh Aug 3rd, 2011
Posted to WordPress, Blogspot, Posterous, and Tumblr blogs.
Seattle Web Promotion, David Anders, The Computer Guy, Seattle
Google provides overviews and howto’s for types of businesses, this is a sample.
|Technology companies – from computer hardware and software firms to electronics manufacturers to Internet destination sites – face an increasingly competitive marketplace. When people look for your company’s products and services, make sure they find you. Share your product listings and reviews, publicize your blog, get your website indexed — everything you need to increase your exposure online to reach as many customers as possible.
|We’ve found that technology/Internet businesses often have some of the content below. Click each content type to learn how you can use Google’s services to promote your content.
||Website: Make sure your website is included in Google Web Search and is easily accessible to Google.
||Business Information: Add or update your business information on our location-based services.
||Events: Advertise upcoming webinars and events.
||Gadgets: Build branded mini-applications to deliver news and information to websites and desktops worldwide.
||Product Listings: List all of your products for sale.
||Product Reviews: Give your customers a chance to learn more about your products.
||Blogs: Give your business a voice, and let your customers know what’s going on right now.
||RSS: Instantly deliver your latest content to customers whenever you update your website.
See all the content you can share with Google »
Seattle Web Promotion has four blogs, currently. Scribefire and Firefox are used to post snippets of webpages.
You can judge the accuracy of the posting on each of the above blogs.
How To Disable Google’s Personalization Of Search Results
It’s never been a secret that Google uses your personal information (web history and browser data) by default to personalize your search results. Basically what it means is that what you see for some Google searches is (slightly) different from what other people see for the same searches.
You may like the feature (but want to switch it off for some searches) or you may want to disable it completely – it’s up to you and your purposes.
Help articles › Managing and using Google products › Web History › Basics
Web History offers you more relevant search results and recommendations based on your web activity, providing you with a more personalized experience on Google.
To access your Web History, visit http://www.google.com/history
[My Web History seems to go back to Jan 2006]
Turning off search history personalization
Google sometimes customizes your search results based on your past search activity on Google. This customization includes searches you’ve done and results you’ve clicked. Since personalized search treats signed-in and signed-out users differently, the instructions for turning off search history personalization are a little different in each case.