SMX Overtime: Managing your online business reviews

Last month I spoke at SMX East about scaling online reputation management – specifically reviews. At the end of my presentation, “14 Tips to Scale Reviews Across Multiple Locations,” I fielded a number of fantastic questions from session attendees and wanted to follow-up on some additional ones. How do I convince clients to respond to…

Amazon ad spend rises over Cyber 5, but most efficient sales days still ahead

On Cyber Monday alone, consumers spent $9.4B via online channels – that’s up $1.5B from just last year, according to Adobe, and another record-breaking figure in terms of e-commerce sales. For marketers, the entire five-day stretch known as Cyber 5, but dubbed “Turkey 5” by Amazon, was likely a banner sales weekend, but looking at…

Google brings ‘Interpreter Mode’ language translation to the Assistant on smartphones

Google introduced its real-time translation feature, “Interpreter Mode,” for Google Home and smart displays earlier this year. It tested the feature in several hotels in Las Vegas, New York and San Francisco at concierge and registration desks. Now the company is more broadly rolling out Interpreter Mode to Android devices and iPhones. Where there were…

3 pitfalls of PPC experiments

While there are many true-and-tried best practices in search marketing, the devil is in the details when it comes to achieving the best results. For example, it’s hard to argue with the merits of automated bidding but it’s not that hard to get bad results if you deploy it incorrectly.  Say you read that Hertz…

Say hello to Google’s new Publisher Center

Google has launched Publisher Center, an interface that allows publishers to submit, manage and monetize their content in Google News and other Google properties, the company announced on Tuesday. The new Publisher Center merges two existing tools, Google News Publisher Center and Google News Producer. Why we care The new Publisher Center improves on user…