Google to Acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 B

Supercharging Android: Google to Acquire Motorola Mobility

by  Larry Page, Google CEO

Since its launch in November 2007, Android has not only dramatically increased consumer choice but also improved the entire mobile experience for users. Today, more than 150 million Android devices have been activated worldwide—with over 550,000 devices now lit up every day—through a network of about 39 manufacturers and 231 carriers in 123 countries. Given Android’s phenomenal success, we are always looking for new ways to supercharge the Android ecosystem. That is why I am so excited today to announce that we have agreed to acquire Motorola. Continue reading »

LinkedIn Rises To #2 Largest Social Networking Site

The June numbers have been crunched, and LinkedIn officially passed MySpace to become the number two social networking site in the U.S.

According to ComScore,Facebook was the number one social networking site with 160.9 million visitors in June. LinkedIn followed with 33.9 million visitors.

Ménage à Tweet Plus Facebook

By now most of you are very aware of Google Plus and at least have a general idea of what it is about. For those of you who do not here is a run down of what the hype is all about. Continue reading »

San Francisco Bay Area SEO & Social Marketing

Best value in advertising today

Social media marketing is hundreds of times less expensive than other traditional marketing ventures such as print, radio and TV, while providing an immediate real time access to millions of people and potential clients on demand.  Social media marketing is one of the only media marketing opportunities that offers direct marketing to only your market segmentation. This saves time and money. Continue reading »

Do you know what Google, Yahoo and Bing just did?

When Google talks, SEO marketers listen. When Google, Bing and Yahoo all talk at the same time and talk the same message, the world listens.
Yesterday, the big three announced a joint venture that has everyone’s attention. The launch of a new website- schema.org and the new markup standard that’s going to make web developers and SEO freaks very happy. Continue reading »

Google and Bing. Such Social Butterflies.

Social Search: Designed to help you find more relative and credible information from your friends in your search.

Social search, if you haven’t heard, it is changing the game of SEO and search engines as we know it. Turning social media non-believers into believers by the invisible mega-ton truck loads over night.  If your a business owner and before you were thinking social media was a load of Berry Sticks there is no denying now that it is becoming an absolute must to jump in.  Not only to please the trend by throwing up a Twitter account and Facebook page and not really use it but now it is more essential than ever to interact and promote, because now, the “likes” count.

I will give a brief over view of how Google and Bing are currently incorporating social search.

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SEO Services: What to Look For

SEO Services: What to Look For

Are you thinking that it may be a good idea to have a website for your business? That’s great! Most business owners spend large sums of money maintaining company websites that do not help in any way in as far as the profitability of their businesses is concerned. Website maintenance is costly and so if you have one for your business you must ensure that you reaped maximum benefits from its existence. This can easily be achieved through the use of of one of the best Bay Area Web design companies.

There are many web and SEO companies that offer SEO services. However, before you choose one, you need
to do your research well. The information that is given in the websites of many SEO service
providers is only meant to dupe unsuspecting clients into giving out their hard-earned cash.

There are important things to consider before start. First, you should ensure
that an SEO company has experienced and qualified staff. Getting this information is
easy since there are reviews from previous clients in such service provider’s websites. Always
check what the reviews say about the kind of staff an SEO service provider has, as this will give
you a clue about the kind of client support that you are likely to get from them. Continue reading »

Groupon Wouldn’t Sell.. So Google Launches Google Offers

Flashback to December. Google throws $6 billion in Groupon’s lap.. Groupon with out hesitation throws the green right back.

Next four months leading up to today. Google develops Google Offers, Groupon’s direct competition, Groupon suffers extreme controversy for their politically incorrect riskay Super Bowl ads.  Watch out Groupon, Google is coming for you..
Google Offers is starts in 6 different locations East Bay Area/Oakland, CA, San Francisco, CA, Portland, OR, and NYC’s uptown, midtown, and downtown.  Google Offers is promising 50% off or more to places you love in the cities/areas you subscribe to. Continue reading »

Hush Hush Rumors! Twitter Buying Tweet Deck for $50 Million

So much for being hush-hush this topic is currently trending on Twitter with millions on the craze.  I’m actually losing my opportunity right now just taking the time to get this blog out in hope to share to the 3 people in the world that has not heard yet.. (I’m sweating). Just joking, no but really some background info:

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Bay Area Social Media Marketing and Yelp

Is Yelp right for your San Francisco Bay Area company?

We are asked all the time by small companies if they should advertise on Yelp or even pay attention to Yelp at all. In our opinion, the answer depends on the type of company you have.

The first answer (regardless of your company type) is yes, pay attention to Yelp. You probably have a Yelp listing weather you want one or not, so at least take control of your Yelp account and set it up right. You also want to keep an eye on it and see if and what kind of reviews you might be getting. We’ve seen many times when a company has had a half dozen reviews on their company and didn’t even know it. Sometimes this has been good news and sometimes very bad news when the reviews were negative or about another company, thought to be yours! Also, Yelp listings rank pretty well on Google, so you can enhance your social media presents and search engine rankings by making sure your Yelp account is setup right with the right company information and key words. Continue reading »