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At a special event in the garage where Google was born, the company announced a new “Hummingbird” search algorithm is live and especially designed to handle complex queries. Google also announced a new design for tablets and phones, richer direct answers with comparison, a new song… Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

Categories: Website Design

   As more designers and writers look to analytics to inform their decisions, many still struggle to implement their findings in a sustainable, ongoing way. Too often, testing and analysis are one-off activities, providing plenty of important-looking numbers but not lot of context or specific direction. After more than five years helping content and design teams capture, measure and understand website performance data (client-side at Bazaarvoice and now at Volusion), [...]

Categories: Website Design

Two glasses companies have a revolutionary idea: Spectacles should be cheap, and anyone who needs them should be able to have a pair. Warby Parker pitches its product to customers as stylish specs. But underneath the chic is a business model set to change the way glasses are distributed. For each pair sold, the company donates another to VisionSpring, a non-profit dedicated to selling those donated glasses in poorer communities worldwide. [...]

Categories: Internet Marketing

Posted by randfish For nearly two years, marketers have been frustrated by a steadily increasing percentage of keywords (not provided). Recent changes by Google have sent those numbers soaring. The site Not Provided Count now reports an average of nearly 74% of keywords not provided, and speculation abounds that it won’t be long before 100% of keywords are masked. Without that referral data, our tasks as Internet marketers become far [...]

Categories: Internet Marketing

Our team is committed to keeping you at the bleeding edge of data. That’s why we’ve continually made the content at our annual user summit more accessible. Last year we liveblogged the event on social and published a recap of key announcements. But we’ve heard you loud and clear: you want more. So we’re excited to fulfill that request: this year, we’re extending a virtual invitation to all our users. [...]

Categories: SEO

Apple today announced that it sold more than nine million iPhone 5c and 5s devices during their first three days on sale. Whilst reports on Friday suggested that pre-orders of the 5c hadn’t exhausted supply, the queues outside Apple stores for both iPhones and stories of shortages of the 5s hinted that sales would exceed the record of five million sales set by the iPhone 5. But even the most [...]

Categories: Technology

As part of our quest to power our operations with 100% renewable energy, we’ve agreed to purchase the entire output of the 240 MW Happy Hereford wind farm outside of Amarillo, Texas. This agreement represents our fifth long-term agreement and our largest commitment yet; we’ve now contracted for more than 570 MW of wind energy, which is enough energy to power approximately 170,000 U.S. households. The Happy Hereford wind farm, [...]

Categories: Blogging News

There are going to be a lot of people who will tell you that the iPhone 5S is such a small, incremental improvement over the iPhone 5 that it’s not worth getting. There are going to be people who will tell you that the “unapologetically plastic” iPhone 5C is still just plastic and it’s not at all the “affordable” iPhone that we had hoped it would be. And then you [...]

Categories: Blogging News

17 Pinterest Metrics Every Brand Should Track – If you’ve ever needed a cheat sheet on the top metrics to track, Branderati and Shareroot created this colorful and helpful Infographic. For more detail, visit SocialMedia Today who created a text version of the content. Google Buys Bump to Share Anything Between Your Phone and Laptop – The app allows you to select anything on your phone — photos, files — [...]

Categories: Internet Marketing

Advertise here with BSA Fireworks doesn’t get as much attention as some of the other products from Adobe, but it is still a valuable resource for many designers. If you’re interested in improving your skills with Fireworks, here are some of the best tutorials available. Fireworks Tutorials: Circular Shadows and Highlights Classy Personal Portfolio in Fireworks Apple Air Banner in Fireworks Extracting Logos Designing for Mobile Devices Using Fireworks CS4 [...]

Categories: Website Design