Mobile Ad Revenue to Reach $11.4 Billion in 2013

The world is on the move, and it doesn’t look like this trend is changing any time soon.  Gartner Research recently came out with a report that projected mobile ad revenues would pass the $11 billion mark this year, and that, my friends, is a lot of cheddar.  If that’s not impressive enough, mobile advertising […]

Choosing the Right SEO Metrics

By Jeremy Rivera A few years ago, before coming to Raven Tools, I was a customer support representative for a company that provided web sites for real estate agents. I took calls from on everything from a site not loading to a “broken printer” that just needed to be plugged back into the socket. Eventually, […]

Facebook’s Graph Search: Creepy or Awesome?

When I opened Facebook earlier this week, I was delighted to see that I had finally made it off the waiting list for the social network’s intriguing take on a search engine: Graph Search.  For those of you that don’t know much about it, Mark Zuckerburg and Co. have released a new service that lets […]

Pinterest Introduces New Analytics Features

Good news for all you avid pinners out there. One of the fastest growing social networks, Pinterest, has finally come out with basic analytics for its business profiles.  Companies now have the ability to keep track of statistical data relating to their Pinterest profiles as well as the company websites themselves.  With this new analytics […]

… Let Me Google That for You

Sometimes, people ask stupid questions.  We’re human; it happens.  However, what tends to get especially annoying is when people ask for things that they could easily find on their own, without putting you through the trouble of figuring it out for them. Enter Let Me Google That for You, a service that allows you to […]

Boundless

So the coolest thing about writing a blog about the Internet (other than the incredibly wide range of relevant subject matter on such a broad topic) is the ability to shamelessly promote some of the coolest sites I come across.  This week’s specimen: boundless.com, one of the ambitious startups tackling online education. Boundless is the answer to […]

Design Trends for 2013

The following is a guest blog by Anthony Davis of iDesign Inc., one of our awesome partners. (www.meetidesign.com) Wow, what a change the last couple of years have been in web design. Did anyone have an iPad two-three years ago? Hardly. Smart phone? Nope, Blackberry was king. That is not smart these days. In fact, […]

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 […]