August 29, 2014

Get listed on Google Maps by Nine Eye

Get listed on Google Maps Getting listed on Google Maps is more important now a day's then it was before. Last October Google put the SEO world upside down on their heads when it changed how Google Maps is displayed. Now Google Maps is displayed as Google Places within the regular organic listings. Most local business's worked really hard and spent a fortune on getting their business to rank on Google for their local services and local products. Then poof! Gone with a major change, go to love it when Google makes a change. Although the smart local business's followed suite and optimized their local Google Maps listing. Getting listed on Google Maps is not rocket science. It's almost identical to ranking a website within Google Organic. But the truth being there are many ranking factors to Google Maps - Google Places for those who don't like to call it what it really is. I … [Read more...]

Is SEO DOA as a core marketing strategy?

Is SEO DOA as a core marketing strategy? Ron Springer is overhauling his company's website and is spending a big chunk of his marketing budget to help boost its search engine ranking. He had no idea he might be throwing his money away on an Is SEO DOA as a core marketing strategy? outdated strategy. "If search engine optimization isn't what gets you up to the top of the list, what is?" said Springer, who runs boutique event planning firm Esprit Productions in Libertyville, Illinois. "We designed it with search engine optimization totally in mind." Entrepreneurs like Springer may want to reconsider pouring money into search engine optimization (SEO) as their primary marketing strategy, according to Chris Dixon, who recently penned a controversial blog (bit.ly/gjIzMJ), titled: "SEO is no longer a viable marketing strategy for startups". "I talk to a lot of startups and … [Read more...]

Mimes in Motion: Charlie Chaplin Google Doodle

Charlie Chaplin Google Doodle Very cool from Google! I really enjoyed how Google took the time to recognize Charlie Chaplin, one of Americas greatest silent star actors. Although Charlie Chaplin was not from America originally, Charlie Chaplin raised the bar for American silent actors back in the day. I personally am a huge fan of Charlie Chaplin, so I thought it might be nice to follow in Google's footsteps and take the time to recognize Charlie Chaplin's 122 birthday. Below are some neat things I found and wanted to share about Charlie Chaplin: Childhood: Charles Spencer Chaplin was born in London, England, on April 16th 1889. His father was a versatile vocalist and actor; and his mother, known under the stage name of Lily Harley, was an attractive actress and singer, who gained a reputation for her work in the light opera field. Charlie was thrown on his own … [Read more...]

Mimes

Mime Artist A mime artist (from Greek "μίμος"—mimos, "imitator, actor")  is someone who uses mime  as a theatrical medium or as a performance art, involving miming, or the acting out a story through body motions, without use of speech. In earlier times, in English, such a performer was referred to as a mummer. Miming is to be distinguished from silent comedy, in which the artist is a seamless character in a film or sketch. The performance of pantomime originates at its earliest in Ancient Greece; the name is taken from a single masked dancer called Pantomimus, although performances were not necessarily silent. In Medieval Europe, early forms of mime such as mummer plays and later dumbshows evolved. In early nineteenth century Paris, Jean-Gaspard Deburau solidified the many attributes that we have come to know in modern times—the silent figure in whiteface. Jacques Copeau, … [Read more...]