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...]

Mikko Ollila Interviewed by Eric Enge

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Mikko Ollila is a senior product manager working on Bing Local. He is responsible for defining the value proposition and driving the business strategy for Local Search. Ollila first started working at Microsoft Corp. in 2006 with Microsoft Dynamics as a product manager overseeing supply chain ERP offerings. He joined Bing in 2007, … [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, SVP Yahoo Search, Interviewed by Eric Enge

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Shashi is the senior vice president of Search products at Yahoo!, responsible for leading the company's efforts to invent a next-generation search experience. Shashi has deep expertise in the Internet and Search industries, having held leadership positions at Google, eBay and AOL. Prior to his role with Yahoo!, he was the senior … [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...]