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Istanbul Turkey, Here We Come!

Posted by on Jan 21, 2010 in Social Media Events | 5 comments

  Several months ago I was asked to participate in an exciting event debuting in Istanbul, Turkey called “Social Media Business Forum.” This is the first of it’s kind in this country, and plans are to expand this series all over key cities in Europe. The purpose is to give attention to an aspect of marketing that businesses even in Europe should utilize, that being social media marketing, and strategies. Now granted, Europe has many initiatives already in social media, and the internet, in fact I just came back months ago from...

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Google Set To Launch “Click-to-Call in Ads on Mobile Devices with Google AdWords”

Posted by on Jan 4, 2010 in Bing, Blog, Google | 0 comments

I have received a couple of emails from Google today regarding the launching of the long awaited “Click-to-Call” feature we have been anticipating. At this time, this feature only works with Google Adwords, so just make sure you have turned this option on in your Adwords Campaign Settings. I will show you a screenshot here below, but feel free to read the entire excerpt from Google…welcome to 2010 people, the year of Mobile advertising wars.         “Dear AdWords Advertiser, We’re pleased to announce that...

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Posted by on Dec 19, 2009 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

My Wife Knows Me Thanks Babe! Clever idea for stupid husbands!

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Google Reportedly To Buy Yelp…Gulp!

Posted by on Dec 19, 2009 in Bing, Blog, Google | 0 comments

Google Reportedly To Buy Yelp…Gulp!

This weekend I have been hearing rumblings that Google is poised to buy Yelp for $500 million, a social network of sorts based on reviews of local business establishments. Let me make a prediction, 2010 will be the year of “local Search” and local UGC (User Generated Reviews) What does this mean for Google? They can strong arm the local search market by acquiring Yelp, and snag an additional 25 million monthly unique visitors! Now this will add to Google’s recent aggressive push towards their own Business Local product, and...

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Will 2010 Be a Turn Around Year?

Posted by on Dec 19, 2009 in ty downing | 0 comments

Yes. This could by far be my shortest post ever….

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Google Caffeine Now Live On A Data Center, Any Changes?

Posted by on Dec 1, 2009 in Google, Search Engines | 0 comments

Like coffee? I do, several cups a day because I love the taste and smell of coffee, but also caffeine. Lets not talk about coffee though, but Google’s “sandbox” new and improved search engine, dubbed “Caffeine. It was announced recently on Matt Cutts blog that we can expect “caffeine” after the holidays, but I am not sure how they define “holidays” because yesterday they went live with one data center for testing, at least for 50% of the users hitting that data center. I must be on the other end of the 50%,...

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Garmin Using Google Maps & Local

Posted by on Dec 1, 2009 in Google | 0 comments

Man, Google is taking control of GPS dashboard units too…

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Mobile Movie Apps, More Than Just Movies…

Posted by on Nov 25, 2009 in Google | 0 comments

This morning Mashable posted an article about a new Google search feature for mobile devices. Just fire up your iPhone, Droid or WebOS phone, go to Google and search for “movies”, and click on the “More movies” link. Take a look at the video below. As much as I like Google, there are far more powerful “apps” that give you more than movie information, take for example “Flixster” app.  It geo-targets your location and provides places nearby to eat at after the movie (Pics below), upcoming movies, dvd sales and much more....

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Google Advertising “Chrome” On Home Page Of CNN?

Posted by on Nov 15, 2009 in Google, ty downing, Video | 3 comments

I just happened to notice this on CNN’s home page today, an ad by Google? If you are aware, Google hardly ever spends on advertsing, at least not as much as Yahoo! & Bing? It’s just interesting to me that we are seeing a little more aggressiveness on Google’s part to dominate.  What do you think? By the way, if you click the ad Google has on CNN, it takes you to the video below. I also added some additional goodies from...

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Take a look at Googles gift to San Jose Airport

Posted by on Nov 15, 2009 in Google, Video | 0 comments

Just gotta love Google!

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