With the new moon in February, the Year of the Snake will be upon us. Although it won’t have the fanfare of its Dragon forerunner, there’ll still be plenty of fireworks in a year bursting with opportunities for businesses selling in China. China’s sixth zodiac animal, the Snake, is said to have many material possessions. Author informationMark TannerMark Tanner is the founder of China Skinny, a service helping western businesses better understand Chinese consumers. He has been in the marketing game since 1998 in North America, Europe, Australasia and most recently, China, with a short break in Africa paddling down the Nile. His company China Skinny provides a free weekly newsletter giving insights into Chinese consumers. Subscribe at chinaskinny.com.TwitterGoogle+The post 6 Chinese Online Trends You Should be Anticipating in the Year of the Snake appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Two weeks ago we gave you a quick preview of what’s in store for attendees of the Search Marketing Expo Conference in Toronto, Ontario. But if you want to dig deep and learn more than what can be presented in 15 minutes, you need to come early for the workshops. Do your sales and marketing Author informationMichelle Stinson RossSocial Media Consultant at Firestarter Social MediaMichelle is the co-host of the popular Social Media discussion group #SocialChat, blogger, and Social Media Advocate/Consultant +Michelle Stinson RossTwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedInThe post Develop A Social Media Presence That Customers Love: SMX Toronto Workshop appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
If you’re a journalist who needs some inspiration but have only 10 minutes to spare, these TED talks are worth your time. More About: journalism, Journalist, TED Talks
Last week, Global Web Index released its December 2012 study of Active Social Platform Usage. As expected Facebook remains on top with over 50% of global internet users actively engaged on Facebook each month. The jaw-dropper of the report is that the Google Plus (G+) network has surpassed Twitter in number of active monthly users. Author informationMichelle Stinson RossSocial Media Consultant at Firestarter Social MediaMichelle is the co-host of the popular Social Media discussion group #SocialChat, blogger, and Social Media Advocate/Consultant +Michelle Stinson RossTwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedInThe post Google+ Surpasses Twitter to Become Second Largest Social Network appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
For the last several months there has been a great deal of discussion of negative SEO, what it is and how to counteract it. Matt Cutts, head of the Google Webspam team, talks about how Google is addressing negative SEO and explains how the Disavow Links tool works. Cutts specifically addresses the concerns of local Author informationMichelle Stinson RossSocial Media Consultant at Firestarter Social MediaMichelle is the co-host of the popular Social Media discussion group #SocialChat, blogger, and Social Media Advocate/Consultant +Michelle Stinson RossTwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedInThe post Matt Cutts on Negative SEO appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
With the help of its community of citizen cartographers, Google has launched a detailed map for North Korea in Google Maps. To build a complete map from what Google calls “very limited map data,” the company used the data from users who added it using the Google Map Maker over the past few years. Though the new map offers a fascinating insight into the most isolated country in the world, Google readily admits it still needs work. “We know this map is not perfect — one of the exciting things about maps is that the world is a constantly changing place. We encourage people from around the world to continue helping us improve the quality of these maps for everyone with Google Map Ma… Continue reading… More About: Google, Google Maps, North Korea
Gary Henderson is the Founder and CEO of Interactivity Marketing. He has spent the last 11 years managing digital marketing in various capacities. He has worked with large brands such as Ford Motor Company, AT&T, and many major hotel chains. He has also done work for celebrities such as Christina Aguilera, Jeff Foxworthy, and Carrot Author informationMichelle Stinson RossSocial Media Consultant at Firestarter Social MediaMichelle is the co-host of the popular Social Media discussion group #SocialChat, blogger, and Social Media Advocate/Consultant FirestarterSocialMedia.comTwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedInThe post A Conversation with Gary Henderson: Interactivity Digital Conference appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
More and more clients are coming to me for audits because they have been harmed by low-quality linking efforts, either intentionally, unintentionally, or possibly as a result of a competitor’s attempt to harm their site. As a result of having gone through several of these in the past months, I have developed a core set Author informationAlan BleiweissAlan Bleiweiss has been an Internet professional since 1995, managing client projects valued at upwards of $2,000,000.00. A noted industry speaker, author and blogger, his posts are quite often as much controversial as they are thought provoking.Google+The post How To Clean Up Bad Links and Establish Trust With Link Vendors appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Learning a new language comes with its difficulties, but three designers are looking to put translations right at your fingertips. The Ivy Guide, a device that fits over pens and pencils, scans words and projects its translation directly onto the document. Check out the video, above, for more. The scanner tip adjusts to any writing tool with a flexible sponge, and while pressing the translating button, readers can underline text. The word is then projected in the chosen language, and cleared by pressing again. The scanner connects to a USB for easy charging. SEE ALSO: 15 Mobile Translation Apps for the International Businessperson Designers Shi Jian, Sun Jiahao and Li Ke say … Continue reading… More About: language, reading, Tech, translations application
Forget about Al Pacino in Any Given Sunday, this might very well be the best inspirational pep talk ever. And the one who gives this speech is none other than a young, very classy, kid. SEE ALSO: Top 24 Most Inspiring Photos of 2012 We don’t know his name — he goes by Kid President — and in this video he delivers a touching and inspirational speech that sometimes borders on the poetic. The video is dedicated to Gabbi, a child who is fighting cancer “like a boss,” Kid President says. Watch the video above to see Kid President’s uplifting speech. Screenshot courtesy of YouTube More About: inspirational, Kid President, Kids