SEO News

Kevin Ryan

Kevin Ryan

Articles by Kevin Ryan

  1. Suing Google over Yahoo

    Yahoo's last ditch effort to generate additional revenue and thwart a hostile purchase from Microsoft might have provided sufficient impetus for a partnership six months ago, but we're a long way from the world we all knew then. The government,...

  2. Search Trademark Hobby Kit

    Who owns the trademark when it comes to search? A lot of angry litigation stems from the huge dollars that big brands measure from clicks on their trademarked terms in search results. Are they simply misunderstanding the search realm and buying...

  3. Vote Obama/Google in '08?

    Google CEO Eric Schmidt hit the campaign trail this week with presidential candidate Barack Obama. Did he cross the line? Is there any merit to Google's statement that Mr. Schmidt's personal beliefs are his own and Google isn't backing Obama, just...

  4. Googloomy Times, Desperate Measures

    Crashing markets, bank bailouts, and government investments in the private sector are the new norm. Let's take a closer look at what you can do to avoid being caught up in the hoopla. If you're smart about it, you might just benefit from the...

  5. Stop In-House SEO Disasters Now!

    Whether you're in the house or outside it, fighting the good fight is never easy. Though we don't do it enough, hat's off to the in-house SEO practitioners everywhere.

  6. In Tough Economic Times, Whither Search?

    The news about our world's economic conditions aren't just bad, they're insane. What will happen to advertising and marketing dollars as a result? Is search insulated from our economic meltdown? The short answer: not by a long shot. The long...

  7. I'm a PC, What Are You?

    Apple is trying to connect with the rest of the world (beyond college students dominating the Mac audience) via great ad campaigns. However, if you can't connect with your audience in the real world, you're flushing all your marketing efforts...

  8. Launch Google Freedom Now

    How much power should Google have? How much is too much? Why should you care? Would we really be better off in a Google-free world?

  9. Rehabilitating SEO -- Part 2

    Time is a precious commodity, especially for search marketers. Every generation of Internet tools and technologies have to pass through time-waster adolescence. As an SEO, you need to recognize where in the continuum you are. Besides that, SEOs...

  10. Rehabilitating SEO

    Search marketers are some of the most passionate and dedicated people I've ever encountered. Those seeking to advance their position within search results can easily become obsessed (to the point of addiction) with checking results and...

  11. Search Ad Tools Help Manage Complexity

    Search advertising tools have been unhappily married to search providers since they first appeared on the scene. But increasing consolidation and acquisition of search advertising tools by big holding companies is slowly opening a window of...

  12. Woohoo for Yahoo

    Even after the vote re-count, a majority of shareholders voted Yahoo's board in, and Carl Icahn settled for the right to propose two board seats and a spot for himself. At the end of the day, what's more important than rebuilding the Web's biggest...

  13. What's Wrong With Being Cuil?

    Cuil may be a good search engine...someday. But launching it as a "Google-killer" was a mistake. What have we learned today? First, make sure it works before you launch it. Second, make sure you can live up to your claims or you'll suffer the...

  14. Google's Path to Domination

    And you may ask yourself, 'how did we get here?' Today's search landscape is a result of Yahoo trying to integrate large acquisitions too fast, while Google focused on core disciplines, small complimentary acquisitions, and smart build-outs. And...

  15. What's on your Mind?

    Anyone engaged in the practice of search has at one time or another struggled to motivate searchers. Motivation comes in the form of click action, triggered by text. But the action starts long before reaching search results.

  16. Yahoo's Judgment Day

    Microsoft was set to save Yahoo from certain death with a solid offer to purchase assets, or so we thought. According to yesterday's shareholder presentation, the deal wasn't such a great idea.

  17. Yahoo's Suicide Pact with Google

    Who cares if Yahoo outsources its search advertising to Google? You should. On what planet is having only one place to buy anything a good thing for competitive pricing?

  18. Social Networks: We Are All Animals

    People don't talk anymore. They misinterpret information, fly off the handle, and dehumanize the people around them. To them, people on the receiving on end of communications aren't people at all. A lot of human complications could be reconciled...