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Minutive, Vol. 9*: Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends, IPAs (No, Not That Kind), and More

No. 2333 • June 3rd, 2016 • No Comments

KPCB Internet Trends Report 2016 BY MARY MEEKER For those of you not immersed in the tech world, this annual report is the gold standard in synthesizing global business and consumer trends in digital media, software, and hardware. The link above points you to my favorite slide in this year’s deck, in which Baidu predicts […]

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Minutive, Vol. 8*: Google’s Go-to-Market Gap, Is the SEM Agency Dying? and more.

No. 2331 • May 27th, 2016 • No Comments

Google’s Go-To-Market Gap BY BEN THOMPSON Google the search engine reached mass adoption simply by being so much better than everything else. But in the new era of voice and messaging as the primary search interfaces on mobile, zero-friction “good enough” search on Apple, Facebook, and Amazon may prevent history from repeating itself. The SEM […]

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Minutive, Vol. 7*: A Voice Search Benchmark, GMB Spam, and More

No. 2328 • May 22nd, 2016 • No Comments

Google says 20 percent of mobile queries are voice searches BY GREG STERLING We now have a benchmark for voice search. As I suggested last week, I predict this number eclipses 50% of mobile queries (and becomes the single largest search type) in under three years. Over 40% of all voice searchers have adopted it […]

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Minutive, Vol. 6*: More on Voice Search, Chatbots, San Francisco, and More

No. 2326 • May 13th, 2016 • No Comments

Siri’s creators say they’ve made something better that will take care of everything for you BY ELIZABETH DWOSKIN To quote one of my favorite fake-Sean-Connery lines from Celebrity Jeopardy, “The game is afoot” in voice search. Viv launched to quite a bit of fanfare this week, and unlike beacons, this is a category that does […]

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Minutive, Vol. 4: Local SEO Myths, Chatbots, a Digitally-Savvy Politician, and More

No. 2324 • May 7th, 2016 • No Comments

…and we’re back. After a couple weeks of R&R, I’m diving back into the deep end this week with the most interesting stories that popped up while I was on vacation. The 9 Most Common Local SEO Myths, Dispelled BY JOY HAWKINS A punchy, spot-on, well-prioritized roundup from one of the rising stars of the local […]

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Minutive, Vol. 3: The future of Local Search, a Phenomenal Content Resource, and More

No. 2322 • April 10th, 2016 • No Comments

Welcome to the third edition of Minutive. Without further ado, here are my favorite articles from the previous week, generally at the intersection of small businesses, technology, and marketing. Note: I’ll be taking the next three weeks off for vacation, so the next issue may take slightly longer than 60 seconds to read. 🙂 “Does everything […]

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Minutive, Vol. 2: Amazon Echo, Here, LinkedIn and More

No. 2320 • April 2nd, 2016 • No Comments

Welcome to the second edition of Minutive. Minutive is my new experimental newsletter highlighting my favorite articles from the previous week, generally at the intersection of small businesses, technology, and marketing. I’ll try to keep it short enough for you to browse/skim/digest in under 60 seconds. Thanks for signing up! Amazon’s end goal for the Echo is letting […]

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Minutive, Vol. 1

No. 2318 • March 26th, 2016 • No Comments

Welcome to the first edition of Minutive. Minutive is my new experimental newsletter highlighting my favorite articles from the previous week, generally at the intersection of small businesses, technology, and marketing. I’ll try to keep it short enough for you to browse/skim/digest in under 60 seconds. Thanks for signing up! Why We Should Fear a Cashless World BY […]

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Back in the Saddle*

No. 2175 • January 11th, 2016 • 23 Comments

*Kinda.   After three years at the company, I decided to leave Moz at the end of 2015. Moz was basically my first real job ever.  I’d had a couple of short stints at small companies in the Bay Area back in the mid-2000’s, but nothing like working at a venture-backed startup with over 200 employees.  The company […]

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GetListed.org (and Yours Truly) Is Joining Forces with SEOmoz

No. 1726 • December 4th, 2012 • 63 Comments

Hopefully the headline says it all, but if you want the official details, please head on over and read the official release. Needless to say, as a full-time employee of SEOmoz, I won’t be taking on client work for the foreseeable future :).  Going forward, I’ll be blogging almost exclusively on the SEOmoz blog, so if you’re […]

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