Eric Interviews Microsoft’s Mikko Ollila

When I had the chance to interview Mikko Ollila, senior product manager for Local Search at Bing, I was excited. Bing has done some nice things with their local search experience, and I wanted to learn a bit more about it. Our discussion quickly shifted into a review of how Silverlight enables immersive experiences. The affect is … [Read more...]

New Social Media Powerhouse: Blueglass Interactive

I know I am day late with this post, but this is not really a news blog :). For those interested in social media marketing services, a new killer agency in the space has formed yesterday, Blueglass Interactive had formed. The company has many industry stalwarts, including: Chris Winfield, Dave Snyder, Brent Csutoras, Loren Baker, … [Read more...]

Shashi Seth Discusses the Future of Search

Today I have the privilege of posting an interview with Shashi Seth, the Senior VP of Search Products for Yahoo! It was a fun interview for me, because the very first interview I ever did was with Shashi back on October 24, 2006. He was at Google at the time, and they had just launched their Custom Search Engines product line. The … [Read more...]

Briefing by Majestic SEO

My latest briefing of companies in the link building tools business was with Dixon Jones of Majestic SEO. In the near future I will publish a briefing about Wordtracker Link Builder. One of the things that distinguishes Majestic SEO is that they have a huge data set - more than 1 Trillion links are cataloged by them. They have also … [Read more...]

New Data on the Value of SEO

Presumably anone who reads this blog really does not need to be convinced of the value of SEO, but chances are that all of you have run into situations where you are trying to explain to someone else of the value of SEO. This is often a very challenging activity. New data from a survey by The Info Tech Group provides some great … [Read more...]

The Value of Linkscape Defined

This briefing by the SEOmoz Linkscape team is the first in a series of such briefings. In the near future you will see similar briefings of Majestic SEO and Wordtracker. In the SEOmoz briefing we get a pretty good look at some of the things that make this tool so valuable. Number one for me is the mozRank and mozTrust metrics. … [Read more...]

Briefing by Localeze

Recently I received a briefing from Jeff Beard and David Dague of Localeze. In this briefing I learned about how Localeze is focusing on Business Listings Identity Management. The basic idea is to enable businesses to have much more control over how data about how their business is listed online. It's an interesting concept, and I … [Read more...]