Submitted by Elisa Gabbert on Thu, 08/16/2012 - 11:19
Submitted by Elisa Gabbert on Fri, 08/10/2012 - 10:02
How do you feel about private data in public spaces? Search Plus Your World was disturbing enough. If I do a Google image search for “ice cream,” it’s because I want some generic pictures of ice cream. I don’t want to find a picture of myself eating ice cream.
Submitted by Elisa Gabbert on Fri, 08/03/2012 - 08:55
Submitted by Elisa Gabbert on Fri, 07/20/2012 - 09:19
You can gauge the unexpectedness of an event by the number of tweets announcing the news that start with “Wow.” And Monday, my tweetstream was full of wow’s, because the news broke that Marissa Mayer – formerly a VP at Google and one of the company’s most public faces – was leaving to take the helm at Yahoo as CEO. This is shocking because:
1. Who would choose Yahoo over Google?! Yahoo seems to exist solely to serve as the butt of tech jokes.
Submitted by Elisa Gabbert on Fri, 07/06/2012 - 08:35
Happy belated Independence Day, WordStream fans! With the 4th falling on a Wednesday, it feels like we had a Saturday right in the middle of the week – but no following Sunday to help us recover. Oof!
Submitted by Elisa Gabbert on Fri, 06/08/2012 - 09:31
Every year at SMX Advanced, Matt Cutts does a “You & A” question-and-answer session with Danny Sullivan. Matt McGee’s write-up of this year’s interview is full of juicy tidbits and interesting insight into Google’s inner workings – but it’s worth reminding ourselves that part of Cutts’ job is PR.
Submitted by Elisa Gabbert on Fri, 05/18/2012 - 09:18
Last week, I shared the story of a guy who convinced the Internet that Abe Lincoln invented Facebook – pretty impressive linkbait, but not exactly heart-warming. But those of you with cold hearts need not fear – I’ve got a doozy for you this week. (As Woody Allen would say, there’s nothing like hot cockles.)
Submitted by Elisa Gabbert on Fri, 05/11/2012 - 09:48
Did y’all hear about Abraham Lincoln inventing the internet (or something like that)? It was the meme of the week, an owl in a box for our time – Nate St. Pierre, a blogger and consultant, told the (long-winded) story of his recent trip to Springfield, Illinois, and how he discovered a patent application filed by Abraham Lincoln in 1845 – for a product that looks and sounds a lot like an early version of Facebook:
Submitted by Elisa Gabbert on Fri, 05/04/2012 - 09:37
Submitted by Elisa Gabbert on Fri, 04/27/2012 - 09:35
My first day at WordStream was three years ago today. A lot has changed since I started this job. For example, this is how our PPC software looked in 2009:
Check out the column headings in that “Keyword Group Segmenter”:
I’d tell you what they mean, but
I don’t remember I don’t think I knew what they meant in the first place. o_O