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Google+: A Ghost Town in Our Mid-Sized Town

I’ll believe that Google+ is catching on when I can look at the “Nearby” circle and see content that’s newer than a day old. I took the screenshot below a couple nights ago. It’s not like the Tri-Cities is the middle of nowhere. We have 253,000 people in the metropolitan area (2010 census). We have […]

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More Google Shopping Madness

Remember when I showed how Google was pushing Shopping ads/results when I did a site:marketingland.com search? Now there’s this, on a search when I was trying to find out the name of the drummer from Men At Work: Absolute madness. I clicked through to see the jacket, and the color is called “drummer blue.” And […]

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Google: Any Excuse to Show an Ad

In what world is it relevant to show a bunch of ads when someone does a site: search looking for an article from a specific publisher? In Google’s world!!! I was searching for a specific article about Pinwheel that we previoiusly published on Marketing Land, but Google ignored the site:marketingland.com part and crammed a bunch […]

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Google’s Scheme Revealed!

Yesterday afternoon I came upon an invite to Schemer.com, a recommendation engine owned by Google that got a little press within the last few weeks. The idea is that, with help from friends, you can discover things to do — big or small stuff — track what you want to do, what you’ve done, etc. […]

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