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  • Google 411 is the future - but being in there is NOT automatic! - Scott Clark - SEO, SEM, ORM and Content Marketing
    Site Advice If you re a local business and you re not in Google Local now I must admit possibly living in denial  Google 411 1 800 GOOG411 is amazing and I am just blown away that so many businesses haven t taken the time to insert their company into the Google Local Business Center  We couldn t find our favorite pizza restaurant through it tonight  Paid 411 is dead Another thing that s apparent is that names not easily pronounced phonetically are going to be at a disadvantage without human assistance  Puccinis Pizza pronounced Pooch ee nees for example will lose to simpler names such as Mad Mushroom Pizza The other thing I m looking forward to is the ability to send the google results to my phone via text and for attached coupons to come with the text into the phone codes hopefully that the restaurants etc will accept over the phone advice Changes Online local seo Comments are closed About BuzzMaven Labs BuzzMaven Labs is the 15 year old consultancy of Scott Clark a veteran web business strategist and search marketing professional Contact Info 1 859 951 4414 9 5 ET BuzzMaven Labs 163 Main Street 3rd Floor Lexington KY 40507 Recent Posts Google MyBusiness Bulk Management Panel Discussion Alternatives to White Papers Be a Cheat Sheet Hero with Sales Segmentation Poor Site Search Can Shred UX and Your Bottom Line Recent Comments Jacklyn on Google MyBusiness Bulk Management Panel Discussion jason lee on Google Adwords Call Only Campaign Abandonment Considerations Ramon on Google s Pigeon Update Near Me Local Packs and Service Area Businesses bruce greif on Google s Pigeon Update Near Me Local Packs and Service Area Businesses bruce greif on Google s Pigeon Update Near Me Local Packs and Service

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  • Good Morning Dr. Chandra. I'm ready for my first printout. - Scott Clark - SEO, SEM, ORM and Content Marketing
    the glossy white almost acrylic decor that was always seen around in 2001 or Space 1999 rounded edge mysterious with almost no buttons  It will be the coolest looking thing on your desk it has one button and one light You ll have to brush up on your Lexmark Morse Code They are very sticker friendly You can put post it notes Buy Ink or your favorite Nine Inch Nails bumper sticker and they ll stay put They should have made the big acrylic like panels glow slightly Now that would have been wild The brushed metal surrounds are straight out of a Kubric film I love it Thank GOD that modern design seems to be coming back Less organic swoopy crap I ve always liked the edgy stuff brushed aluminum Tube amps Tinted glass over glowing Segmented LED Digits And I love Nixie Clocks I dig how the photo on the right has a big brushed analog clock on the panel Wow so 70s Pictures of new Lexmark Printer  Compare to old swoopy design Brushed metal surrounds so Hal 9000 tight radius corners are all the rage in design these days They started with the monolith in 2001 A Space Odyssey Okay yes I m a frustrated industrial designer so that s the end Comments are closed About BuzzMaven Labs BuzzMaven Labs is the 15 year old consultancy of Scott Clark a veteran web business strategist and search marketing professional Contact Info 1 859 951 4414 9 5 ET BuzzMaven Labs 163 Main Street 3rd Floor Lexington KY 40507 Recent Posts Google MyBusiness Bulk Management Panel Discussion Alternatives to White Papers Be a Cheat Sheet Hero with Sales Segmentation Poor Site Search Can Shred UX and Your Bottom Line Recent Comments Jacklyn on Google MyBusiness Bulk Management

    Original URL path: http://www.buzzmaven.com/2007/04/good-morning-dr-chandra-im-ready-for-my-first-printout.html (2016-02-01)
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  • Seth Godin's List of Quitters - Scott Clark - SEO, SEM, ORM and Content Marketing
     Lots of coding   Late nighters  Project changes  Ship dilution or cancellation  Bug fixing  Is anyone using product  Does anyone like it  Repeat I quit that and now do this But Seth is asking people to look inside for a path that suits them  I ve heard many times that you should do what you love and the money will follow  I think Seth is saying that you should cut your losses quickly and find the groove you belong in  It s not a defeat to quit  It s not the end of the world and you are not going to shrivel and die  It s like testing on the web a bit  You are probably NOT going to get it right the first time  You will have to observe what is happening around you you ll need to make a call  But make it  Get out from under the losing situations and try until you get it right  I find the story is told in Pink Floyd s Time Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today And then one day you find ten years have got behind you No one told you when to run you missed the starting gun And you run and you run to catch up with the sun but its sinking And racing around to come up behind you again The sun is the same in the relative way but youre older Shorter of breath and one day closer to death Every year is getting shorter never seem to find the time Plans that either come to naught

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  • A close call - but don't ban cell phones in cars. - Scott Clark - SEO, SEM, ORM and Content Marketing
    scary level of police intrusion into our lives based on what appears to be some flawed research While New York and others world wide bans holding a cellular phone to one s ear while driving they don t ban putting on makeup or munching on french fries Has anyone done any research to see how many accidents are caused by people frantically trying to find a place to pull over and talk to their boss or get directions When a limited police force is out issuing tickets for safe drivers using cellphones who s watching the rusty red Camaro tailgate the minivan full of kids What about accidents that happen while the policeman is writing the ticket rubberneckers traffic blockage I don t think anyone should hold a cellphone while driving Or put on makeup Or hold a stupid poodle While there s not a hands free way to put on mascara or feed french fries yet it s sensible for people to employ simple cheap technologies for hands off cell phone use Bluetooth headsets are available for 20 now less than a manacure for fluffy at the groomer s and most decent phones have Bluetooth on them These are simple to use and very comfortable While the conversations are still distracting at least the hands can be on the wheel Cell phone companies should provide clinics on how to set these up for people rather than staff their kiosks with clueless high schoolers who can barely communicate with less savvy customers If Best Buy and others really cared they d provide a free bluetooth headset setup service with every cell phone they sold along with safe driving tips for the customer As it is I d guess that less than 20 of cell users know how to answer a call using bluetooth headset without looking at their phones Google has made things even better with their new Free 411 service 1 800 GOOG 411 you can use your voice to get lots of information and be connected using your bluetooth setup Make it speed dial number 1 The merchant will pay for the call If you dial 411 on your phone and spend 2 00 for directory assistance you are seriously missing the boat at this phase Update Search Engine Land reports that Microsoft has launched three new local search services from Tellme I guess that s speedial 2 personalpost One comment on A close call but don t ban cell phones in cars Amber says May 22 2007 at 9 50 am If they think about baning cell phones then they should ban smoking well driving because that is more distracting you have to get it out then light it up and hold it for how ever long it takes Most people have there cell phones sitting out for easy access and they can put it on speaker phone or use those little head set things so if they are gong to ban one thing ban all things

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  • Wasted Tax Dollars on Useless Flash Websites - Scott Clark - SEO, SEM, ORM and Content Marketing
    mini rant about this site was in order  I m talking about the Aviation Safety Reporting System http asrs arc nasa gov  The site is not only a pain in the ass to use but makes me angry to see all of the wasted TAX money on useless flamboyance  If we want to look up data enter data and use communications tools why don t we all take a lesson or two from Edward Tufte or Jakob Nielson and create an efficient fast textually driven site appropriate to the purpose   I do not feel much safer knowing investigators are using this kind of a system to obtain information It appears that the old site was revised to be flash specific  The old site is bad too so someone clearly noticed this and got someone to re do it   So I m still trying to understand WHY didn t they just make it a better data driven site   This is one of the worst examples I ve seen of design gone awry  Unless this was done with volunteer donation money I feel robbed RANT Comments are closed About BuzzMaven Labs BuzzMaven Labs is the 15 year old consultancy of Scott Clark a veteran web business strategist and search marketing professional Contact Info 1 859 951 4414 9 5 ET BuzzMaven Labs 163 Main Street 3rd Floor Lexington KY 40507 Recent Posts Google MyBusiness Bulk Management Panel Discussion Alternatives to White Papers Be a Cheat Sheet Hero with Sales Segmentation Poor Site Search Can Shred UX and Your Bottom Line Recent Comments Jacklyn on Google MyBusiness Bulk Management Panel Discussion jason lee on Google Adwords Call Only Campaign Abandonment Considerations Ramon on Google s Pigeon Update Near Me Local Packs and

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  • Google acquires Doubleclick - The Affiliate World Is Changing. - Scott Clark - SEO, SEM, ORM and Content Marketing
    Doubleclick The Affiliate World Is Changing Scott Clark Changes Online Who knows if the aquisition of DoubleClick  is a good economic move for Google but I think it s a bit like capturing a multi billion dollar specimen to examine under the microscope while they perfect CPA models  We as search marketers need to get used to the whole CPA solution that Google is brewing and those of us working in Ecommerce need to embrace Google Checkout even more openly  What does this mean for Yahoo Stores an area I work in a lot where GCO is not possible  Hmmm food for thought I first blogged about Google s Pay Per Action marketing  back in June when they really started to look like they were going down the CPA route pretty seriously  And now it s happening Changes Online Comments are closed About BuzzMaven Labs BuzzMaven Labs is the 15 year old consultancy of Scott Clark a veteran web business strategist and search marketing professional Contact Info 1 859 951 4414 9 5 ET BuzzMaven Labs 163 Main Street 3rd Floor Lexington KY 40507 Recent Posts Google MyBusiness Bulk Management Panel Discussion Alternatives to White Papers Be a Cheat Sheet Hero with Sales Segmentation Poor Site Search Can Shred UX and Your Bottom Line Recent Comments Jacklyn on Google MyBusiness Bulk Management Panel Discussion jason lee on Google Adwords Call Only Campaign Abandonment Considerations Ramon on Google s Pigeon Update Near Me Local Packs and Service Area Businesses bruce greif on Google s Pigeon Update Near Me Local Packs and Service Area Businesses bruce greif on Google s Pigeon Update Near Me Local Packs and Service Area Businesses Blogroll Adam Sherk Publishing Industry Barry Schwartz RustyBrick Software Development Bill Slawski Jason Falls Social Media

    Original URL path: http://www.buzzmaven.com/2007/04/google-acquires-doubleclick-the-affiliate-world-is-changing.html (2016-02-01)
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  • Disfunctional Franchises are Brand Cancer - Scott Clark - SEO, SEM, ORM and Content Marketing
    franchise wanted a brand franchise in a certain sense but that being unavailable they bought a business model franchise  They then decide what parts of the franchise model they want to buy into and what to ignore  The system breaks  I ran into this today returning a movie to Blockbuster here in Lexington  Even though the ads for Blockbuster s new On Line Netflix competitor Blockbuster Online have been filling the airwaves good franchise marketing at work I found this posted on our neighborhood store  Earlier the same franchise didn t participate in their keep as long as you like program   So essentially any brand manager wanting to take advantage of the program designed to keep these brands relevant in today s movie at home and download to watch era are being shunted  Okay I don t know the whole inside story and it may be due to a problem that the Corporation has caused rather than the franchisee but as a consumer I see only the words NO  So the competitive advantage that Blockbuster had over Netflix return and get a new movie has been removed Sorry for photo quality my phone cam sux In my opinion this is one of the reasons that franchises should build into their models compliance penalties and bonuses If a franchise refuses to adopt a proven system wide program they are charged a non compliance fee on their royalties  This would give the corporation the ability to control the brand and customer experience Yeah I know that most promotions say at participating but isn t the whole point of franchises to er participate Franchises aren t designed for the independent minded They depend on a by the book execution of a business plan adherence to time tested systems and a willingness to follow directions A franchise is still a business Lawrence Doc Cohen owner of 24 franchised locations including five Mrs Fields Famous Brands LLC Pretzel Time outlets and a former chairman of the Washington D C based International Franchise Association told the Wall Street Journal It s not a guarantee of success  The worst thing a new franchisee can do is say to his franchiser You guys don t know what you re doing  says Mr Cohen He likens that to someone taking over a McDonald s restaurant and deciding not to put sesame seeds on the Big Mac buns  Making sure employees are properly trained and executing according to the rules is vital After acquiring a struggling Great American Cookie outlet another brand of Salt Lake City based Mrs Fields Mr Cohen discovered why the store was ailing The baker was going home at 11 a m leaving the store without fresh goods to sell the rest of the day At another store cleaning and maintenance had obviously been ignored Following a thorough scrubbing the location previously in default for lack of business now does nearly 600 000

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  • Google & Yahoo PPC Wish List: Scratchpads in Adgroups/Campaigns/Ads - Scott Clark - SEO, SEM, ORM and Content Marketing
    Scott Clark Ideas I d love to see some form of notes area connected to adgroups and campaigns  When you re modifying ads measuring performance and adjusting neuances it s hard to keep perfect notes I use google notebook but it s clumsy keeping it separated like that  It s nice b c it s sharable but you have to constantly refer to adgroups and there s no easy way to link and make it easy for others   What would be ideal is if Google and Yahoo provided a built in notes field for us to use in ongoing work  Exerpts might look like this 4 12 07 3 01 Changed prices on line 3 from 39 95 to 38 95 for 4 12 07 4 17 07 conversion test 4 12 07 3 00 Changed display URL to CustomPainting to try to boost CTR  etc Ideas Comments are closed About BuzzMaven Labs BuzzMaven Labs is the 15 year old consultancy of Scott Clark a veteran web business strategist and search marketing professional Contact Info 1 859 951 4414 9 5 ET BuzzMaven Labs 163 Main Street 3rd Floor Lexington KY 40507 Recent Posts Google MyBusiness Bulk Management Panel Discussion Alternatives to White Papers Be a Cheat Sheet Hero with Sales Segmentation Poor Site Search Can Shred UX and Your Bottom Line Recent Comments Jacklyn on Google MyBusiness Bulk Management Panel Discussion jason lee on Google Adwords Call Only Campaign Abandonment Considerations Ramon on Google s Pigeon Update Near Me Local Packs and Service Area Businesses bruce greif on Google s Pigeon Update Near Me Local Packs and Service Area Businesses bruce greif on Google s Pigeon Update Near Me Local Packs and Service Area Businesses Blogroll Adam Sherk Publishing Industry Barry Schwartz RustyBrick

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