Search Influence Brief

Search Influence is a national, full-service, online marketing company based in New Orleans. The only New Orleans company on the 2012 Inc. 500 list, Search Influence is the largest online marketing company on the gulf coast with 35 full-time employees and 40 contract writers supporting our hundreds of direct and white label customers. For direct …

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EdgeRank: Explained in 4 Bullets

Facebook search is driven by EdgeRank, FB's internal algorithm: Affinity - demonstrated "like" Edge Weight - depth of connection Recency - Self-explanatory Media Types - Images, Videos, Polls, etc. get more weight So, more fans are better and if they interact, better still. That said, you can't necessarily affect the degrees of separation which can affect Edge …

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Google Reviews Tip

Mike Blumenthal shared an incredible tip at SEMpdx SearchFest 2011 regarding creating a shortcut to Google Reviews input box. Shortcut to your Google places page: You can truncate the very long, awful main URL. Better still, link directly to the input box for reviews: Note the addition of &dtab=2&action=openratings&ct=write-review Awesome!

Comment Spam Is Out of Control

I just went through and cleared a dozen comments all of them spam. This one was most offensive to me for whatever reason. There was a question last night on #blogchat from @Yogitastic regarding moderating comments. My gosh, if we didn't moderate comments we'd have nothing but spam and that's even with Akismet minding the …

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Testing Directory Submission Tools

I was doing some investigation of directory submission providers on an SEO / Internet marketing forum and came across this post offering automated directory submission from a web site called Directory Submission Tools. I've been looking for ways to economize the directory submission process and thought I would give it a try with this site. …

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Yelp Review Filter Explained (How do I spam that?)

I was looking for more contact info for Luther Lowe and noticed his tweet about a blog post explaining Yelp’s Review Filter. Luther does a good job of explaining the Yelp Review Filter and Yelp has commissioned a video which tries to explain it in a friendly way. The review filter, Yelp’s legal woes and …

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DANGER! Your Google Business Listing Is at Risk

You need to watch out! I was just reading the Google Lat Long Blog and they’re telling people to edit YOUR Google business listing. This is really, really, bad. Look at this picture. I didn’t want to steal the image from the Google blog post so I made my own which shows a business listing …

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