Still Time to Send Holiday Greetings!

Friday, December 17th, 2010

With only one week to go before Christmas, you may be thinking that there’s no time left to send holiday greetings to your clients or customers. But thanks to the magic of Google it’s not too late! With a new Google Maps app, you can create your own e-cards by selecting from 10 holiday covers, [...]

Accentuate the Negative

Monday, December 13th, 2010

In the social media arena, featuring consumer resources such as Yelp and Google Places, a strong showing of good reviews has become an extremely important part of a successful online business marketing campaign. But what about the reviews that are not so good? Are they always bad news or is there a way they can [...]

Upright Expert Cited in Cincinnati Business Record

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

In a recent Cincinnati Business Record article, Topping the Web, our very own SEO Director, Allison Kulage, provides expert insight on the best ways for businesses to garner top search engine rankings. The focus of the article, which also includes the observations of two other area SEO professionals, is on the most effective methods for [...]

Friday Funk: Google Doodles

Friday, October 8th, 2010

If you’re like me, and use a custom iGoogle theme page for your Google searches, you may be missing Google Doodles. These are the creative interpretations of the classic Google logo that the search engine displays on certain days. They appear on the main search page to mark everything from holidays to noteworthy days in [...]

comScore Search Website Trends, February 2010

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Last month comScore, an online market research group, published fascinating trends in what it calls expanded search usage. Expanded search refers to websites (including but not limited to search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing) on which searches are performed.  The chart below will help you understand this definition more fully.  The purpose of this [...]

Can You Actually Be On Facebook Too Much?

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

As we have said before in previous blog posts, Facebook is the world’s largest social media networking site, with over 400 million users.  The average user in the United States is a female between the ages of 25 and 34.  From 2008 to 2009, total minutes spent on Facebook increased from 1.7 billion to 13.9 [...]

What’s All the Buzz About?

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Today, Google announces their latest Google Buzz. In the past, Bradley Horowitz, Googles vice president for product management, dreamed for Google to have a platform that allowed its users to share experiences, much like Facebook and Twitter. Horowitz’s dreams came true. Google Buzz allows you to follow people as well as have them follow you [...]

Search Engines Honor 9/11 Today

Friday, September 11th, 2009

Like many major tragedies, the events of September 11, 2001 have been politicized and wildly distorted over time. Yet what remain most poignant are individual stories of heroism and tragic family loss. We all have a special responsibility to preserve these stories for generations. Especially today, on its eighth anniversary. A free Friday moment? Celebrate [...]

Google Places Traffic Stats: What the Google Local Business Center Tells Us

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

photo credit: dinimueter Recently, we posted information on how to get listed in Google Places. If you have a local business, or even a business with a physical address, this is a listing you absolutely must have. And now you can view all sorts of awesome stats on how that Google Places listing is working [...]

SEO Basics – If You Build it RIGHT, They Will Come

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

When you first built your site, did you have high hopes that “If you build it, they will come”? Sometimes website designers and site owners alike often get caught up in that field of internet dreams and forget the very important step of Search Engine Optimization (SEO). It might have worked for Kevin Costner in [...]