So a few years ago I was part of the lucky group (40%) laid off from AdBrite as part of the infamous Sequoia backed company layoffs of ’08 (this deck lead to them). I was just playing with the Facebook Timeline and came across a “note” I had posted in regards to a status I had made right after the layoffs. I still think in many ways this is true…. I would change some of the verbiage today if I was writing it, but feel like much of the oxymoron remains. So unedited and unabridged is this rant from the past brought to you courtesy of the new Facebook Timeline feature: Continue reading
Can you block search partner sites of Bing & Yahoo in adCenter?
Questions about the Syndicated or Search Partner network for Bing and Yahoo has come up multiple times in just the last couple of days in my #PPCchat twitter stream.
Luke Alley (@LukeAlley) December 08, 2011
Google+, Google Plus, Google +1, Facebook for Google, or whatever you want to call it, is all the Buzz (wait didn’t Google kill that?) lately. I have seen a lot of articles about the implications for SEO, Paid Search, Facebook, Twitter etc. I have read most of them and it seem with the latest round of articles talking about Google+ Brand Pages and Adwords Social Extensions but they seemed to have missed a couple of things which could be big game changers. Continue reading
This was shared as “big news” but to me this really isn’t that shocking that Mobile Search Share continues to rise. We have more smart phones in the hands of consumers than ever and more and more of those are using their phones to search while out and about. Especially as the share of Android phones continues to rise, is it any surprise search would as well?
So it has been forever since I actually wrote on my blog. I decided to start somewhat fresh and just pulled in a few posts from some previous blogs I had written. For any of you who know me personally, on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, you know that I have had some crazy health issues lately. I won’t go into too much detail about them right now, but suffice it to say I was basically in bed for over two months and not able to work for 3. Things have improved some but the biggest thing this has brought about is a change in perspective for me in my life.
I was forced into the realization recently that I didn’t have a lot of control in my life right now. I was able to spend a lot of time thinking (yes it hurt), and reflecting on my life and the people around me. It took me 3 months but finally one day I decided I needed a knew motto for my life: