These days, offering consumers a mobile version of your website isn’t just a nice perk—it’s an absolute “must do” in a world of ever-increasing smartphone usage and market penetration.
If you haven’t yet taken the time to build a mobile website version or if you’ve circumvented the process by installing a bland mobile template on top of your existing site, now is the time to undertake this process using the tips below. In addition, even if you already make use of a responsive mobile design, then you’ll still want to review this information, as mobile SEO best practices are constantly changing.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the social network is already handling a billion search queries per day, and that it is interested in launching a social search engine powered by the activity of its users — something that could turn out to be Google’s worst nightmare.
“Search engines are really evolving towards giving you a set of answers… like, I have a specific question, answer this question for me. And when you think about it from that perspective, Facebook is pretty uniquely positioned to answer a lot of the questions that people have. That’s one obvious thing that would be interesting for us to do in the future.”
When it comes to closet swag, Jaden and Willow Smith have the sibling style thing on lock. The talented duo (and offspring of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, NBD) stepped out at Toronto International Film Festival this weekend and killed it yet again in perfectly complementary ensembles. But then again, is this REALLY any surprise?! They're no strangers to looking the part- remember the amazing MSFTS outfits they rocked at the BET Awards this year? Well, let's just say these two went above and beyond on Sunday, showing their wild sides (literally) in eye-popping animal prints. Keeping it all in the family has NEVER been so stylish..
WOW! Did someone at StreetFight just reach inside my brain and pen all my Google Local frustrations? He summed up SO many of the complicated Google+ Local issues, that plague consultants and business owners alike.
See full article, but Google Places CARTOON above says it all!
Head over to the "Local Search Forum" for the link to the VERY comprehensive article about all the Google+ Local complications and confusion and please weigh in with your thoughts.
I had some time before a meeting in downtown LA today, so took a side trip to the amazing Walt Disney Theater. The Frank Gehry-designed building opened in 2003, and is just stunning to see.
This is one building where having a built-in level on your camera is essential - nothing is level or parallel r straight! Worth a visit if you're ever in LA. All shots X-Pro1 with 18mm and 35mm Lenses.
Local search isn’t just about brick and mortar. In fact, a very large number of the local businesses we interact with on a frequent basis are service-area oriented. Top search categories like real estate, wedding planners, building contractors, and lawn and garden services perform some or all of their services at an offsite location (like a home for sale or an event facility), or at the customer’s residence. And yet service-oriented businesses make something of a poor fit in a local search model that is oriented toward my physical location and the proximity of nearby businesses on a map.