Hey Google, #mansplaining much…?
So how am I going to explain to my two daughters that technology is something for girls? Who is your target audience with this commercial?
It has been well documented that Amazon has a problem with counterfeit product being sold on its marketplace. eBay had a similar problem back in 2002–2006. When I was working at eBay, there were several lawsuits of large brands trying to keep luxury goods off the eBay marketplace. Eventually, eBay set up the VERO program, Verified Rights Owners, to clean up the fraudulent sellers from the market and protect consumers.
You might ask yourself, where are the organic results on this Google Search Result?
Even when you’re first in the organic results, you actually are not anymore, as Google puts a pretty large answer box in between the advertisement on top and the first result. Anybody an idea how I can trigger this box?
How this works on the mobile SERP and more, read the expanded post.
With a simple Captcha question, Google is training it’s Artificial Intelligence engine. Through the help of hundreds of Captchas, the people taking the Captcha test will validate if an image is showing a certain scene.
Check out the image below of a Captcha I got this morning. I simply needed to select all images with a statue.
Unknowingly you could be used as a reverse check in a BLEU (bilingual evaluation understudy), in which the computer generated text needs to be verified by human editors.
Back in 2014, Google Research published the ability to recognize what’s in an image and…
It takes a special kind of jerk to turn a kids party like Halloween into a chance to step on a soapbox and preach your political views….to kids..!!!
Last week I spotted the following scene at one of my neighbors. A skeleton with an Obama mask as its face.
The skeleton has a carton box sign around its neck, which reads:
WOW, You’re working very hard. I’ll take half of your candy and pass it out to some other kids that are lazy and sitting at home.
So many times I see this happening. To save time, people automatically share stories or stats on Twitter. Without remembering what goes out on their Twitter feed, their sharing is breaking down their reputation. From content that they don’t endorse, or tats that makes their account look irrelevant.
For example; I saw the following popping up in my feed today:
From everything you shared the last week, your followers were that engaged you only got one of them to favorite one of your tweets.
Before you set up a system to auto share, consider curating everything that goes on your Twitter stream. Here is a handy system I started using more than 3 years ago, and still is helping me to not share anything which would make my feed look automated.
Great, you’re publishing content online, and might even build a media brand. So why make it more difficult with some bad targeted ‘related’ stories integration which very well might hurt your brand.
I’m talking about the 4x2 tiles of other site stories, packed with mildly interesting pictures and click bait headlines, powered by some obscure company you probably have never heard off, but promised you the world in either engagement, traffic back to your site, or a modest incremental income.
Take the example above here, a screenshot I made from when I was reading an article on a particular stock…
I just finished reading the story on Techcrunch about the new life Delicious.com is given. One passage struck me, which can be simply explained with the right knowledge;
In a far weirder move, though, the site is also moving back to its original URL: del.icio.us. That’s the domain Delicious launched with, but it later moved to the easier-to-remember Delicious.com.
It’s not weird to move from Delicious.com to del.icio.us if you know the CEO has a background in SEO. From the Techcrunch article:
The year 2015 begins with a lot of change, something I’m quite familiar with since I’ve done major changes all at once in the past; i.e. in 2006 I met Fiona, moved to the US to take on a new job, got married and had a beautiful daughter. Yes, I like to shake things up sometimes! Moving to the US was one of the most difficult decisions I’ve ever made, but in the end it all worked out. Just recently, I was confronted with a similar hard decision I had to make; and it was more a luxurious position I…
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