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Search: Not Provided: What Remains, Keyword Data Options, the Future

Occam's Razor

In late 2011, Google announced an effort to make search behavior more secure. In this post I want to share four angles on secure search: 1.

Duck Duck Go Passed 1mm Searches Per Day

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

  One million searches per day is not chump change. DuckDuckGo Hits New Milestone: 1 Million Searches (

NextView Investment Themes: A Search for Authenticity

View from Seed

The post NextView Investment Themes: A Search for Authenticity appeared first on The View From Seed. Maybe a loved one or friend did. Rob Go.

Leveraging the Social Media: 5 Ideas For Your Job Search

crowdSPRING Blog

Social media platforms provide wonderful channels for an active job search strategy and you can start today. Update your profiles.  Be social.

Pull the Plug or Keep Searching for the Believer? When Fundraising is Tough.

Genuine VC

And with the focus on searching for a believer, there is risk in an entrepreneur (and existing investor-set) convincing themselves that going just a bit broader, initiating just one more conversation, speaking with just one more firm will a new (and better) result. I’ve seen both outcomes in a prolonged “believer” search

Congratulations IndexTank!

K9 Ventures

So Diego did what only a hacker who loves music can do — as a side project he built a search engine for MP3s – ( that let you find almost any song available on the web in MP3 format. And so began Diego’s foray into search technology. Diego saw a problem with search. Diego was a hacker’s hacker.

7 Data Presentation Tips: Think, Focus, Simplify, Calibrate, Visualize++

Occam's Razor

You will never obsess about the cost per trade of your E-Trade portfolio, right? Focus on Economic Value from your search advertising.

So You Want to Compete Against Amazon?

Jeff Jordan

related strategy is to feature products from companies that typically are not distributed or searched for on Amazon. 

Eight Silly Data Things Marketing People Believe That Get Them Fired.

Occam's Razor

Number of Likes represents social awesomeness. 4. # 1 Search Results Ranking = SEO Success. 5. Search has a ton of strong intent. Always.

Google Analytics Tips: 10 Data Analysis Strategies That Pay Off Big!

Occam's Razor

It helps you understand how reliant the company/client is on Search (too much is actually not good). Search is always big for everyone.

Los Angeles CTO / VP Engineering Job Searches


Targeting Your Job Search The best starting place is to visit my post on: One Page Job Networking Tool. If you think about it, that makes sense.

Excellent Analytics Tip #26: Every Critical Metric Should Have A BFF!

Occam's Razor

Now you have excellent context for making smarter decisions about the full-value of each acquisition channel in your portfolio. Simple. gaac ).

Multi-Channel Attribution Modeling: The Good, Bad and Ugly Models

Occam's Razor

Looking at the picture above … we've spent money on Social, Direct, Search, and Referral efforts and received 767 conversions. Click.

E-commerce 2.0

Jeff Jordan

The typical shopping experience at both is that the user enters a keyword phrase into the search box, and the company tells you what they have that matches your query.  players typically display their available product as a search result, typically depicted as page after page of small product snapshots.  Some examples: Direct Sourcing.

Six Visual Solutions To Complex Digital Marketing/Analytics Challenges

Occam's Razor

secondary, under-appreciated, challenge is that search engines value freshness of content. Two things I love a lot: 1. All of that is good.

Empowering Analysis Ninjas? 12 Signs To Identify A Data Driven Culture

Occam's Razor

An example is: "We should add these 80 keywords to our PPC portfolio with a max bid of $14." Tools. People. Consulting. Processes.

You Are What You Measure, So Choose Your KPIs (Incentives) Wisely!

Occam's Razor

Ask. 4. % of Search Traffic vs. Share of Global Search Volume. That shows you that 45% of your traffic is from Search. Sidebar].

Excellent Analytics Tip #24: Obsess About Real Business Profitability

Occam's Razor

Digital advertising and marketing is a key part of ZQI's multi-channel acquisition portfolio. Sounds like fun? It is. They do everything.

Multi-Channel Attribution: Definitions, Models and a Reality Check

Occam's Razor

None of the channels above, whether glorious social, beloved direct, magnificent search, sweet referral, would ever get "credit."

Google's Search Based Keyword Tool: Monetize The Long Tail of Search

Occam's Razor

The Search Based Keyword Tool (SbKT) was that for me. One of the most common phenomenon is the long tail of search. The Problem? Thanks.

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NextView Investment Themes: A Search for Authenticity

View from Seed

The post NextView Investment Themes: A Search for Authenticity appeared first on NextView Ventures. Maybe a loved one or friend did. Rob Go.

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Twitter Tips To Help You Land A Job


However, with today’s fast paced world, online tools such as social media can give you the upper hand and help you expedite the job search process.

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Boston Mobile Madness

Early Stage Adventures

Boston Investments Mobile Portfolio StartupsAt Xconomy’s very successful Mobile Madness event a couple of weeks ago, I was struck by the vibrant mobile startup scene in Boston.   Its not that mobile focused startups are new to Boston, but rather that the ecosystem “feels” vibrant at the moment.  Please let me know if I am missing anyone!

Dear Avinash: Attribution Modeling, Org Culture, Deeper Analysis

Occam's Razor

Roll that out to your entire portfolio (or to a subset as a controlled experiment) and measure conversion improvements. EU Cookies!) context].

How to End Your Job Search: Post Job Campaign Considerations

David Teten

This is a guest post from Jim Kacena , Career and Job Search Coach, in Chicago, IL.  I received the article below via the International Executives Resource Group , of which I’ve been a long-time member.  (The IERG is a gated online community for senior executives with strong international background.). Jim Kacena. Campaign Wrap-Up.

Volition Capital Leads First Investment – G5 Search Marketing

Thinking About Thinking

I am pleased to share in today’s announcement that Volition Capital has led its first investment with a $15 million financing in G5 Search Marketing. To achieve the goal you need to be expert in website design, search engine optimization, search engine marketing, and multi-channel lead management.

Getting it Right the 2nd Time (our investment in SEOMoz)

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

At the time I was deep into the SEM side of the search world and was thinking about whether we wanted to place a bet on the organic side of search (aided at the time by what seemed like a large number of SEO agencies trying to productize their service into some kind of software package). So welcome team SEOMoz to the Foundry portfolio!

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Software Is Eating the World—And Will Help to Feed It

John O'Farrell

Many rural women and men can no longer make ends meet on their land, forcing them to migrate to  cities  in search of opportunities.”. Portfolio CompaniesThe Challenge of Sustainable Development. just came back from a short stay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  The Green Revolution – Part I. The Revolution’s Serious Costs.

Everlaw Raises Series A led by a16z

K9 Ventures

K9 Portfolio Company VC A16Z AJ Shankar Class-action Litigation Everlaw Legal Tech Series A Steven SinofskyImage from: [link] ). Onwards.

YourTrove Launching Social Search Platform

Mark Birch

One last major challenges with search has been the intersection of context with personal relevancy.

Design Staff ? Hiring a designer: hunting the unicorn

Design Staff

We can talk about how to review portfolios, how to interview candidates, and how to persuade a designer that your team is worth joining. games).

Why the Browser Matters

Ben's Blog

In 1996, there was no social networking, no video, no search that worked, no RSS, and no Twitter to name a few. Search —Back in 1996 during the time of the last browser UI innovations, searching the Internet was very different. In fact, the search products of the day didn’t work very well, so people didn’t use them very much.

Capital And Success

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

These tweets are about the competition between our portfolio company DuckDuckGo and another search engine called Blekko. In a post early last week I asserted this: Access to capital and raising a boatload of it is rarely the thing that wins the market. And then later in the week I saw this tweet. And then this one. It is decidedly not.

The Significance of SEO in Web Design

Duct Tape Marketing

People go online to search for different types of information and this means that your company needs a strong online presence. Search Results.

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A Step-By-Step Guide On How To Build A Profitable Niche Content Website by Yaro Starak

No matter what you are involved with today, you can easily establish a niche website to add yet another passive stream of income to your portfolio and further diversify your risk across several income baskets. It is a topic that has a significant enough demand, or search volume, yet not as many competitors, or search results.


Corporate Acquisitions of Startups: Why Do They Fail?

Steve Blank

The Innovation Portfolio. Is the Potential Acquisition Searching or Executing? Five Types of Innovation to Buy. So what? Lessons Learned.

33 Insider Tips For Getting Hired At A Startup


Craft a killer portfolio : Now’s the time to strut your stuff. Show off what you can do with a portfolio that will really knock their socks off.

New Rules for SEO Success in 2013

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Focus on Your Keyword Portfolio, Not Rankings Search engine users are getting smarter and more specific.

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3 Faux Pas To Avoid With A Potential Employer And How To Get Hired


Not having several copies of your resume and any other necessary documents printed out and kept neatly in a binder, portfolio, etc. Right!


A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

We had one of our many (non-stop) email conversations among the USV crew last week about a situation in our portfolio where nobody could agree on something. lamented that “VCs are such optimizers.” ” It takes one to know one you see. love the concept of satificing instead of optimizing. Thanks Nick!