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“Stay a Hippie” or Summary of Digital Marketing Ideas Presented on Webit Congress Sofia 2011

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Hello bloggers, business owners and all web marketing curious people, here is the promised summary of interesting data from Webit Congress Sofia 2011 that took place on 26-27th October. Intuitively, digital marketing was the topic I was most interested in. I have tried, where possible, to extract the points and statistics that I found interesting and present them organized by …

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Webit Congress 2011 Is On!

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Yesterday was the first day of Webit Congress 2011. Today is the second. Tomorrow will be the.. no, that’s insane, if the congress continued for another day we would have something like 7k attendees rather than the 5k for the two days – the event is big enough as it is. So yes, Webit Congress 2011 boasts about 5200 attendees …

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Google Testing Grey Google Places Balloons

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If you ask 100 online marketers what the symbol of Google Places is most probably all of them will answer it is the red balloon-shaped marker that appears both on Google Maps and in the organic search results. However, Google seems to be testing a new layout even for this most iconic sign. About a week ago Jo Shaer notified …

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Google Places One-Box Layout Changes

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For two weeks now I have been hearing signals about Google changing their branded one-box layout yet again. First, on October 10th Barry Schwartz posted an article featuring a screenshot he found on Google+. The search that triggered this new layout was “Orlando International Airport”. A few days later James Norquay posted a very similar image of the one-box for …

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Google AdWords Express in 3 More Countries

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Update: 04 Nov 2011, 5:00 PM EST: I tried digging as deep as possible and found the following information for the cities where AdWords Express is currently in trial (note that I quote directly what the Google rep provided): 1. The Netherlands; Rotterdam 2. Spain; 3 Cities 3. Japan; 11 Cities 4. Australia; Cities are not mentioned 5. New Zealand; …

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Proximity As a Factor in Local Search Ads Ranking

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Yesterday Google’s Mobile Ads Product Manager Surojit Chatterjee made an interesting announcement about innovations in the mobile search advertising context. A big portion of the news have to do with local search ads for mobile devices. The most important of these is the introduction of a new ads ranking factor: Proximity as a factor in mobile search ads ranking: The distance …

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The Lost Day on Google Places

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Update, 20 Oct 2011, 12AM EST: Statistics for October 12 have returned everywhere I checked and I have confirmations from others about the same. That was fast. Kudos to Google. Every now and then Google loses data from the Google Places Analytics tool. Usually for a few weeks there may be no impressions and actions count, as it happened back …

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A Few Workaround Options for Google Places Verification

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A few weeks ago I was invited to write a guest post on Search Engine People‘s blog. I genuinely accepted the proposal as they are the biggest SEO company in Canada, and a little more exposure for my articles is always welcome. The topic I picked was “Workarounds for Google Places Verification” – problem, which many business owners are facing …

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Joomla Day Bulgaria 2011 Summary (With an Emphasis on SEO Topics)

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Hello again everyone – time for me to deliver the report from Joomla Day Bulgaria 2011 that I promised. The event happened yesterday in a nice and cozy lecture hall in a university in Sofia, Bulgaria and took a lot longer than expected, hence me writing today rather than last night. There were four speakers and about eighty people audience …

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Joomla Day Bulgaria Is Happening Right Now

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Joomla Day (the website is in Bulgarian) Bulgaria 2011 is here! I am excited to be at the event and arrived a little early so that I can let you know that later in the day I will be blogging about the topics covered at the forum. They’ve got loads of coffee here so I think that all the IT …

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