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Google Acquires Incentive Targeting

Google Acquires Incentive Targeting

Google is full of surprises. This week, they went out and acquired the company Incentive Targeting. What will this mean for your search engine optimization efforts moving forward? Lets break it down a little and see if we can piece together part of their master plan.

Facebook’s Dealership Success Guide

Facebook’s Dealership Success Guide

Facebook is pushing hard to extend their influence, and now they are beginning to drill down to a more granular level with their business support. They recently released a guide specifically for automotive dealerships. The only problem is that it isn’t exactly advertised everywhere, so many people may have missed it. It’s nothing revolutionary, but if you are Marketing using Facebook, […]

Wikimotive Welcomes McCluskey Chevrolet

Wikimotive Welcomes McCluskey Chevrolet

It’s our pleasure to announce the newest addition to the Wikimotive family: McCluskey Chevrolet! McCluskey Chevrolet is the premier dealer of new and used Chevy cars, trucks and SUVs in Cincinnati, and indeed in all of Ohio! They have been in business in the Cincinnati are for over 50 years (yes, 50 YEARS!) and they have no plans on stopping […]

Setting Your Facebook Username

Setting Your Facebook Username

A Facebook username is essentially your domain name on Facebook. For instance, ours is Facebook.com/Wikimotive. Much like your actual website domain name, your Facebook username is best when it is just your brand name. Snagging this username (and the accompanying vanity URL) is an important part of your social media marketing effort, so lets make sure you know how to do it.

Small Business Employees and Social Media

Small Business Employees and Social Media

Small businesses, especially ones that operate locally or regionally, need to be on social media. I don’t think anyone disputes this anymore; it is so true that it has become axiomatic. The problem comes from businesses not knowing what to do once they’re on social media. We’ve published guides here and you can find hundreds (heck, probably thousands) of others […]

Should You PPC For Your Own Brand Name?

Should You PPC For Your Own Brand Name?

Most companies are paying to rank for some keywords, but many ignore their own brand name when setting up their pay per click (PPC) system. On the surface, this makes perfect sense. Why would you pay to rank for the one term you’re pretty much guaranteed results for? If your company name is fairly unique, you are going to be […]

Google Rankings and Co-Occurrence

Google Rankings and Co-Occurrence

If you listen to the SEO experts, then you know that the industry is ALWAYS about to experience a significant shift. Usually this is just an algorithm update from Google, but sometimes it’s bigger than that. Sometimes, people predict changes that will truly alter the fundamental techniques that we have traditionally used to do business.

Facebook’s New ROI Measuring Tool

Facebook’s New ROI Measuring Tool

One of trickiest parts of  social media marketing has traditionally been measuring return on investment.  It has made many business owners, especially those who didn’t grow us using internet, wary of spending too much time or money on these nontraditional methods. Facebook recognizes this problem, and they’re going out of their way to fix it. They want your money, and […]

Happy Thanksgiving From Wikimotive

Happy Thanksgiving From Wikimotive

Well it’s that time of year again ladies and gentleman, another beautiful day of eating far too much and watching football is upon us! That’s right it’s Thanksgiving day and there is much to be thankful for. Whether you plan to spend your day with family or friends or just by yourself laying out your battle plan for Black Friday […]

Bing Webmaster Guidelines

Bing Webmaster Guidelines

Bing remains slightly inscrutable to many people. Due to Google’s overwhelming domination in the search engine market, Bing is often forgotten about entirely. Don’t let Microsoft’s brainchild remain a mystery to you though, because there is help! This week, Microsoft has (finally) released a list of Bing Webmaster Guidelines, “intended to help your content be found and indexed within Bing.” […]

Image SEO Overview

Image SEO Overview

It’s common to spend so much time trying to get pages to rank that we overlook the images we use on said pages. Sometimes, it’s just as important for a search engine optimization strategy to focus on a single image as it is to rank an entire page. So let’s go back to some SEO fundamentals and review what it takes to […]

Paying to go Viral

Paying to go Viral

The value of having one of your videos go viral is hard to measure accurately but there’s no doubt it’s a huge boon for your brand. To get that kind of spread is hard to achieve though, you could make hundreds of videos all designed to go viral and get nowhere. On the other hand, you can make one video […]

Groupon For SEO?

Groupon For SEO?

Sometimes great SEO techniques aren’t invented, they are discovered accidentally. In that vein, today I want to take a look at a new linkbuilding technique for local internet marketing that a few different experts have been kicking around lately. It may be a surprise, but the idea is focused entirely around Groupon.

New Set Of Updates For Foursquare

New Set Of Updates For Foursquare

Foursquare has quietly been making moves that will have a major impact on local businesses and local internet marketing. The service is already used to check in at a variety of places, and now their reach will be expanding. The first new feature is the explore option for non-registered users, and the attached ratings update. Explore lets users search for

Facebook Developing A Want Button

Facebook Developing A Want Button

Last week we wrote an article about Facebook’s new Wi-Fi program. This week, we want to talk about one of the other new interesting features that the social network is testing. This one aims to shorten the sales funnel between Facebook and the businesses that advertise on it, hopefully making marketing using Facebook more effective.

Facebook’s New Wi-Fi Program

Facebook’s New Wi-Fi Program

Facebook is aggressively pursuing its goal of being completely ubiquitous. Every time it seems that they have started to plateau, they find a new spire to climb. The social network’s newest stunt is their most interesting yet, with wide-ranging implications for the future of public internet access, and for businesses social media marketing.

Should You Hire A Ghostwriter?

Should You Hire A Ghostwriter?

Itʼs pretty much a universally known fact in the industry that blogging is a vital part of any search engine optimization strategy. Everyone understands you need a blog, the trouble comes from figuring out just who exactly is going to write it. Should you handle it in-house or should you have it ghostwritten? There are ups and downs to both […]

Politics and Negative Matching

Politics and Negative Matching

Well, it looks like Mitt Romney wasn’t able to knock out the incumbent Barack Obama. Whether this news makes you celebrate or despair, there are lessons to be learned from how both sides managed their internet marketing during the campaign. I’ve covered a few of them during the race, and now I’d like to cover the most recent digital gaffe.