SEO News

Michael Boland

Michael Boland

Senior Analyst

BIA/Kelsey

Articles by Michael Boland

  1. When will ROBO's Time Come?

    "Research online, buy offline," (ROBO) is the concept that a growing volume of product research is happening online while the majority of buying remains offline in physical stores. A growing number of local search engines are basing their business...

  2. Searching Rich Media at TechCrunch50

    Video search has been a key topic at the TechCrunch50 show in San Francisco. Lots of newly launched companies presented (kind of like DEMO minus the payola). In a “rich media” grouping of companies, the proverbial challenge of making images and...

  3. Searching Rich Media at TechCrunch50

    Video search was a key topic at the TechCrunch50 show in San Francisco this week. Lots of newly launched companies have presented (kind of like DEMO minus the payola). In a “rich media” grouping of companies, the proverbial challenge of making...

  4. Has Mobile Local Search Finally Arrived?

    Can the iPhone and Google's Android fix the limitations that have plagued mobile advertising and mobile search? It could take a couple years to really get moving, but after a long period of being rusted shut, it appears that the wheels are finally...

  5. What Can TV Learn from Search?

    A few television and cable companies appear to have taken a page from the online marketing playbook. But if television networks are to take a page from the Internet, they should take the entire page. In other words it's not just effective...

  6. The 3G iPhone: Good Things Come in Threes

    Social media has been positioned by many as a killer app for mobile, along with local search. The combination of all three -- mobile, local, and social -- makes sense, as they go hand in hand in lots of situations. The new 3G iPhone could...

  7. Black, White, and Blue all Over

    The LA Times is in the midst of an aggressive online product rollout. If anyone should be able to build solid local content sites, it's newspapers. It's their game to lose, with a sizeable but quickly closing head start, as publishers across the...

  8. Think Universal, Act Local

    Much of the discussion around Universal search, or blended search, focuses on video and images. But local search may be a more important factor, one that has the greatest impact in blended search results.