Tracking visitors to your Website and what they do while on your site can give you valuable information to the business owner …
In a new article published in SearchEngineWatch.com, our CEO Pierre Zarokian writes about the supposed change in Bing’s policy on removing URLs from its search engine. Published on August 23, Bing No Longer Complying with Court-Ordered Defamatory Content Removals? , the article reveals that several reputation management attorneys have told Zarokian that Bing refuses to remove certain content from its search engine, even after a court of law declares the content defamatory. This can be significantly harmful to many website owners and businesses. Has Bing truly stopped accepting court orders to remove defamatory content from its search index? The article includes insightful interviews with the lawyers, Bing’s response to the recent claims, and interesting commentary by Eric Goldman of Ripoff Report.
A recent article from the LA Times reports the growing dissatisfaction with Yelp, a popular review site for restaurants, tradesmen, and local businesses. Yelp, Inc. held a panel of three reviewers and two business owners at the Pantages Theatre on Tuesday in Los Angeles, California. The meeting was held in an effort to explore misconceptions surrounding the company and to build relationships with business owners. However, the discussion quickly degenerated into an emotionally ridden criticism of the website’s aggressive advertising practices. One business owner, Craig Martin of Cafe 50′s in West Los Angeles, told the panel, “I have one-star reviews for my diner from people that have never walked into the place
Twitter has announced that it has revamped its search results on Twitter.com, making it possible for users to search the social network with features similar to Google’s Universal Search. As they type their queries users can now search photos and accounts as well as recent searches and social contexts. Twitter’s updated search results panel now features accounts and photos. For any given query, Twitter search will first display people results, followed by top tweets and then photos related to the query. A new photo tab makes it possible for users to join both filters
Your online reputation is now protected by the new launch of Reputation Fighters. Founded by Pierre Zarokian of Submit Express, Reputation Fighters will offer the same quality service offered by the parent company for the last 14 years. Deeply involved in the operations of Submit Express, Pierre is known for assuring great work for his customers. Online reputation is incredibly important for small businesses because it reflects the amount of time, money, education, equipment, staff training and marketing you have invested. Unfortunately, many businesses fall victim to angry staff and crazy customers ranting about them online, whether the content is true or not. Most customers use online review sites like Amazon and Yelp to determine if they want to even set foot in your door to buy your products and services. 83% of consumers report that online customer reviews helped them formulate their decisions. Even one false review can dramatically decrease your sales, especially those placed on high ranking sites like RipOff Report. Reputation management helps reduce the impact of negative reviews showing up in search results
Article provided by Review Mediation. Given that L.A. County started to demand public printing of eating venue grades received, the playing field …
Ripoff report is now offering a postive reputation program called Ripoff Report Verified that gives firms 14 days to take care of new complaints before critical reviews are posted for an ongoing $90 per month. Businesses may be able to use this to have higher rankings in Google and Bing. Ripoff report is notorious for getting companies in trouble with bad reviews, fake or real. Owner Ed Magedson believes that there is “99% truth” to all the reports placed on the website and will not remove any reports placed therein. But other business owners say otherwise.
It has been rumored all week that Yahoo is going to buy out Tumblr for 1 billion dollars. The blogging site is has grown incredibly popular among young people, but many worry that the site will end up as an ad farm for Yahoo’s main site, ads that bring in billions of dollars a year. David Karp, CEO of Tumblr, is praised for staying away from traditional online advertising, and fans worry that this could be the end of its anonymous interface. What Tumblr fans most enjoy about the website is the lack of traditional advertising and the need to disclose who they really are in person. Mayer’s aggressive efforts to turn Yahoo into something renewed that users will use more often can either be a good thing or a bad thing for Tumblr. However Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer reassures Tumblr fans that there will be no branding of Yahoo on the acquired domain and that Tumblr is to remain as a separate business operation with Karp in charge
The security of LivingSocial’s computer systems was breached through a cyber attack. Through their shenanigans, perpetrators were able to gain access to LivingSocial’s customer data. Apparently, the information of about 50 million customers was affected by the attack. Authorities were notified and they are actively looking into the case, it’s being reported. Besides names and email addresses, dates of birth, and even some encrypted (hashed and salted) passwords were compromised in the attack. News outlets circulated a memo sent by company brass. In the memo, Tim O’Shaughnessy, LivingSocial’s CEO, said, “We recently experienced a cyber attack on our computer systems that resulted in unauthorized access to some customer data from our servers,” adding, “We are actively working with law enforcement to investigate this issue.” So far it’s being assumed that no credit card or other financial information belonging to customers was accessed
Have you caught up on all the recent press coverage Submit Express has been getting? A piece that appeared recently in Yahoo Voices, by Lana Bandoim, discussing why responsive Web design cannot be ignored made reference to Submit Express’s recommendations for improved mobile site design and for providing site users with a “more valuable” experience through design upgrades. Frank Bergman, over at Vatalyst , discussed in another article how “Submit Express Edges Out Other Competitors.” Bergman provided an overview of the services provided by Submit Express and gave a rationale for why search engine optimization is here to stay, though it’s undoubtedly undergoing changes.