20Oct

How Google is Changing Long-Tail Search with Efforts Like Hummingbird – Whiteboard Friday

Howdy, Moz fans and welcome to another edition of Whiteboard Friday. This week I wanted to talk a little bit about Google Hummingbird slightly, but more broadly how Google has been making many efforts over the years to change how they deal with long-tail search. Now long tail, if you’re […]

20Oct

Why Visitor Analytics Aren’t Enough for Modern Marketers

Posted by randfish For the first two decades of the web, the vast majority of those performing web marketing tasks used visitor analytics tools (from log files and hit counters all the way up to today’s full-featured visitor analytics tools) to do their jobs. We’d look at how many visits […]

18Oct

High-tech Halloween costume tricks

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> <img src="http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/dam/assets/131017174817-1-iwound-horizontal-gallery.jpg" alt="A smartphone or tablet, some seriously spooky animation and a convincing fleshy case make for a realistic fake wound. Mark Rober quit his job at NASA to make these cool digital-effect […]

18Oct

Apparently This Matters: Death watch

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> The Tikker watch counts down to your death. Happy days! Here are some other notable countdowns that are far less morbid. On July 8, 2011, Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center, marking the […]

18Oct

Big asteroid buzzes past Earth and will be back

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> A diagram shows the orbit of an asteroid named 2013 TV135 (in blue), which made headlines in September 2013 when it passed closely by Earth. The probability of it striking Earth currently stands […]

17Oct

Is the iPhone 5C a flop?

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> The iPhone 5S went on sale September 20 in 11 countries and territories around the world. The gold-colored model, shown here, is already back-ordered online. The latest additions to the iPhone line — […]

16Oct

Why Anonymous wants justice in rape cases

Hacker collective is demanding an investigation into handling of Missouri rape case Group posted statement online Tuesday criticizing law enforcement Anonymous: “If justice system has abandoned (victims), then we will have to stand for them” Expert: If there’s a perceived injustice, the group is more driven to get involved (CNN) […]

15Oct

New iPads expected at event next week

Apple included this image with its invitation to a company press event October 22 in San Francisco. Apple sends out invites for an October 22 press event The company is expected to announce upgraded iPad and iPad Minis There could also be some Mac news, including a release date for […]

15Oct

Voice of Siri: How her life has changed

This new publicity photo, taken by her son, is just one of many changes for Susan Bennett since her sudden Siri fame. On October 4, CNN revealed Susan Bennett as the original U.S. voice of Siri on the iPhone Since then, Bennett has faced a whirlwind of change Media requests, […]

15Oct

Twitter opening up private messages to anyone

Under a change on Twitter, you may be able to send a direct message to someone who doesn’t follow you. Twitter is making direct messages open to people you don’t follow Users will have to opt in to the feature Some see broader communication, while others see spam (CNN) — […]

14Oct

Billionaire uses flip phone

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, was spotted recently with an old school flip phone. Cork Gaines, a writer for Business Insider, posted this screen grab on Twitter. Here are some other […]

14Oct

Researchers: We can watch 3-D with only one eye

New research may lead to advances for people who have trouble watching traditional 3-D. New research says viewing images through a small hole can produce a 3-D effect University of St. Andrews team says the tech could change how movies are shown Some people feel nausea and dizziness from 3-D […]

13Oct

5 Dos and Don’ts of International SEO

Hello Moz fans. It’s a pleasure to be here today. I am here to talk a little about international SEO, five dos and don’ts that I see happening all the time. I would like to share them with you as an extension of my MozCon presentation about this topic. The […]

13Oct

5 Dos and Don’ts of International SEO – Whiteboard Friday

Hello Moz fans. It’s a pleasure to be here today. I am here to talk a little about international SEO, five dos and don’ts that I see happening all the time. I would like to share them with you as an extension of my MozCon presentation about this topic. The […]

11Oct

Why your face may appear in Google ads

These examples show how an endorsement might appear in Google Maps, a Google search or Google Shopping. Google will be able to show people’s faces and reviews in ads starting in November “Shared Endorsements” pull from +1s and reviews Google+ users leave for companies Google announced the update to its […]

11Oct

Superheroes galore in 'Scribblenauts Unmasked'

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> In “Scribblenauts Unmasked,” the covers of classic comics are reworked as part of the story. Perhaps the most iconic comic ever, “Action Comics No. 1,” is included. It introduced the world to Superman. […]

10Oct

App for home (and pet) surveillance

The simple Dropcam surveillance camera lets people watch their homes, and pets, live from mobile apps. Dropcam is a simple surveillance camera that streams live videos The company released a new camera that has a wider field of view and a better lens The product is a hit with pet […]

10Oct

Make beer as easily as coffee

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> <img src="http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/dam/assets/131008115431-picobrew-zymatic-beer-machine-horizontal-gallery.jpg" alt="The $1,300 PicoBrew Zymatic claims to produce home-brewed craft beer, using just a downloaded recipe and a handful of ingredients. But this Arduino-powered microbrewery isn’t the only alcohol-inspired robot that could […]

10Oct

Lonely, young planet drifting without a star

An artist’s impression of free-floating planet PSO J318.5-22. Astronomers find a young, low-mass planet wandering through space alone “We have never before seen an object free-floating in space that that looks like this,” one says The planet will give an insight into the workings of young gas-giant planets like Jupiter […]

09Oct

Report: New iPads coming this month

The iPad Mini, left, next to the full-size, fourth-generation iPad. Apple unveiled both devices October 2012. Report says Apple plans October 22 iPad event Company could unveil an iPad Mini with retina display and a thinner full-sized iPad Apple holds press events in October to get new products out in […]

09Oct

Other planes may have diamonds

This illustration is a fanciful idea of how a robot could mine for diamonds on Saturn. Carbon has multiple solid states, including diamond and graphite On Saturn, soot could turn into diamond at high temperature and pressure No spacecraft has gone this far into the interiors of the outer planets […]

09Oct

Samsung shows curved Galaxy Round

Samsung’s curved Galaxy Round will be released in South Korea. It’s unclear if it will later be available elsewhere. First result of Samsung’s new flexible screen technology is on the new Galaxy Round The phone has 5.7-inch curved display screen The Round is only available in South Korea, at least […]

09Oct

Vine stars get 15-minutes of fame, 6-seconds at a time

Popular Vine star Jessi Smiles poses for a tablet selfie with a fan. Vine stars have gained millions of followers for 6-second videos The Twitter-owned Vine is helping some actors launch careers They make money through sponsored Vines and even have representatives (CNN) — The set-up is simple. A beautiful […]

09Oct

HP and Google roll out $279 Chromebook

The new HP Chromebook 11 can be charged using the same kind of USB cable used on many smartphones. The HP Chromebook 11, made with Google, costs $279 The laptop can be charged with a regular USB cable There will be a model available with 4G connection (CNN) — HP […]