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  1. 3 Hot Bing Ads Features for 2013 from a Certified Search Nerd

    Bing currently works with PriceGrabber.com, ResellerRatings.com, and BizRate.com to display merchant ratings for businesses with 10 or more reviews and an average rating of 4.0+ on 5.0 scale. From my corner of the search marketing industry, there’s...

  2. Blog SMO Guide: How to Apply Social Media Optimization to Your Blog in 33 Steps

    Tip: If you use a 1 to 5 rating scale, be sure to leverage hReview microformats for SEO to get rich snippet displays of reviews in search results. Include rating options for the article Whether it's a like/dislike or five-star rating, allow the...

  3. Facebook Places Banks On Foursquare, Gowalla, Yelp, Booyah Steam

    Facebook did not give an indication of the time scale for deployment in other countries, the policy being to "roll out when we feel we're ready," Zuckerberg commented. The feature is a mix of what the partners offer: first, you check in, then you...

  4. Questioning collateral

    Meanwhile, the correlations that have been identified in good times might not necessarily hold up during a large-scale market crash. Minimum rating thresholds may be written into collateral agreements for corporate and municipal bonds, meaning a...

  5. Moody’s: junk default rates to peak in Q4

    A similar trend will occur on a global scale, Moody's predicts. The New York-based credit rating agency predicts the default rate for European speculative-grade (Ba1– C) debt will rise from 9.3% in the third quarter to a peak of 10.9% in the fourth...

  6. The road to a quality Street

    They would rather the issuer and the hedger were the same party because of the economies of scale and efficiency gains. Structured Products: How sensitive are investors to an issuer’s credit rating a year after the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy?

  7. Tamalpais Global Partners Master Fund: Tamalpais Asset Management

    The market underestimated the ability of companies to scale back and get through an economic downturn," he says. In 2005 the convertibles market suddenly came under pressure after the rating agencies downgraded General Motor's (GM) debt just as...

  8. Deals of the Month: Staples

    After months characterised by risk aversion, and in the midst of a month boasting record supply but much of it at the top of the ratings scale and from issuers widely deemed defensive choices for investors, the appearance of a triple-B credit was...

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