Everything You Need to Know About Hummingbird

Hummingbird

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a Google search algorithm update! Hummingbird is everything that it was cracked up to be. In many ways, it’s more subtle than previous algorithm updates that focused on the components of search rankings rather than the style or engine. Penguin and Panda were huge, but they aren’t the same type of updates as Hummingbird.

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Digg Regrets

Digg Reddit

Digg is dead. It isn’t coming back. The current model is fine for some but the thought of using the site to drive traffic, to get a sense of accomplishment for submitting front page stories, or of getting some strong interaction from the comments have switched to be the duty of Reddit. The new Digg is just a normal website with some cool features. It isn’t special.

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How Will Fiat’s Strength Push Chrysler to the Top

Fiat

Just recently Sergio Marchionne, who is the CEO of both Fiat and Chrysler, announced the final acquisition of the remainder of Chrysler.  Fiat already owned 58.5% of Chrysler and an agreement was recently reached to purchase the remainder for $4.35 billion.  What does this mean for both Fiat and Chrysler?

What this means is Chrysler is on the rise and fast.  In the fourth quarter alone, Chrysler recorded an increase in profits of $659 million without the tax break they were granted which is valued at $962 million brining their actual quarterly profits to $1.62 billion, an increase in more than $1 billion in profits.  Couple this with the manufacturing advancements Fiat has put in place and Chrysler is going to own the market and fast. [Read more...]

Working in Marketing is Harder than it Looks

Stressed Marketers

Those outside of marketing often think it’s an easy job. You just have to learn how to spam, learn how to sound clever, and then get your unwanted messages in front of as many people as possible. A recent study shows that it’s not the easy, stress-free job that many believe it is. [Read more...]

Pinterest Article Pins will Make the Social Site Much More Marketable

Pinterest Random

It may have grown up to dominate the niche of casual image sharing, but rich pins are the future of Pinterest. They will help to get Google’s attention as well as the attentions of businesses and marketers who would normally not fit into the Pinterest niche. [Read more...]

The Easiest Way to Waste Money on Facebook

Dodge Avenger Event

Looking at the screenshot above of the landing page that Facebook took me to when I clicked on Dodge’s advertisement in the sidebar, one might believe everything was in order. It’s not exceptionally attractive and definitely offers way too many options to be a strong landing page from a social media campaign, but at least it’s pretty compelling. The clear call to action – get a quote. There’s a payment offer for those who want such things. There’s a financing term offer for those who like 0%. There’s a cash back offer for those who want to pay less.

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