See the World Through Google’s Eyes

For those of you out there that don’t watch Google’s every move like a hawk, the company has been developing an ambitious new product.  It’s called Google Glass, and the concept involves attaching a camera and small display to eyeglasses to augment a person’s experience on the go. A new video is out on the […]

Google Pizza

If pizza delivery companies utilized their fax machines more often, we might never have had the Google that we know and love today.  According to the search behemoth’s co-founder, Sergey Brin, when he started on his original web service project some two decades ago, the initial idea was to “streamline” the pizza ordering process. In […]

Google to Pay Apple $1 Billion for Search Rights

According to a recent report from Morgan Stanley, it might cost Google a small fortune (though what’s a small fortune when you’re a tech giant?) to remain the default search engine on iOS devices past the year 2014. This figure is up significantly since 2009, when Google only forked over a pittance of $82 million […]

Bill Gates on Bing

A few days ago, Bill Gates held one of the best AMAs (Ask Me Anything) that I’ve ever read.  He made jokes, offered what seemed like honest, in-depth answers, and even wowed his audience by actually responding to follow up questions and comments, a relative rarity for most big name AMAs. For all his gusto, […]

Tips for Writing Great Content

For years, Matt Cutts of Google has been stressing that one of the keys to being successful in the search engine’s algorithm is producing “great content.”  But what is great content? That’s the million-dollar question.  Usually, Google’s perception of great content is based on the concept of providing “real value” to people browsing your site. […]

Hit the Slopes with Google

Now that Google has started mapping North Korea, the last nation to be depicted in the search giant’s Google Maps service, the company seems a little bored.  What do you do when you’ve basically mapped the whole world?  What new frontiers are there to be catalogued? The moon? Mars? Nope, not space- yet anyway.  For […]

Oreo blows up on Twitter during Super Bowl

For all 3 of you out there that were not watching the Super Bowl last night, the Superdome actually lost power for a little over half an hour. Oreo took advantage of this with a simple but brilliant tweet that went viral immediately, enjoying over 14,500 retweets. What made the post so effective wasn’t that […]

Page Rank

It’s rare to find a musical artist that can weave a story with their words.  It’s even more rare to find one that can teach you something with their music.  Rarer still do you find one that can school you in SEO with a rap song.  But here it is, the Page Rank rap.  Some […]

Franchise SEO has uploaded a blog post written by Local Search Masters, “4 Ways To Get More Business From Google – Part 1.” Part 1 focuses on local SEO keyword research – figuring out what your target audience is typing into search engines like Google and Bing. If you know what words your target audience uses […]

What’s the deal with SEO?!

Trevor talks about which questions to ask when you look for an SEO company. Here are some examples: Can you show me examples of your previous work and share some success stories? Do you follow the Google Webmaster Guidelines? Do you offer any online marketing services or advice to complement your organic search business? What […]