The Chris Pirillo Show Interviews Andy Beal

Thanks to Chris Pirillo for asking me to join him for the latest edition of The Chris Pirillo Show.

Listen to the podcast
as I discuss:

- the search engine optimization industry
- Google’s dominance of the search space
- why did Google send us aspirin?
- why do new Google products generate initial buzz then not live up to expectations?
- Fortune Interactive’s SEMLogic technology

Google Doubles Profit

In stark contrast to Yahoo’s 78% Q2 drop (compared to 2005), Google announced it more than doubled it’s earnings.

The Mountain View, Calif.-based company said it earned $721 million, or $2.33 a share, for the period ended June 30, up from $342.8 million, or $1.19 cents, a year earlier.

Sales surged 77% to $2.46 billion as the company placed more ads alongside its search results.

So, Google earned $721 million, or $2.33 a share and Yahoo earned $164.3 million, or 11 cents per share.

I predict an increase in Google’s PPS and a further reduction in Yahoo’s – I know, I know, I’m a genius! ;-)

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Barry Schwartz Now a Looney-Tune?


So Barry Schwartz (aka RustyBrick) feels his current blogging outlets don’t really allow him to express his inner-self, so he’s started a new blog – The Cartoon Barry Blog.

He’s promised to disagree with Danny Sullivan of Search Engine Watch, so that in itself is worth a subscription! ;-)

When Raleigh Bloggers Attack!

If you live in Raleigh (and the Triangle area) and are interested in learning how to monitor blogs/forums and how negative media can impact your company’s reputation, feel free to join me on Tuesday July 25th.

I’ll be presenting at the lunch meeting of the Raleigh Public Relations Society (RPRS), here’s the details:

The meeting will take place from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bogart’s in downtown Raleigh. If you would like to attend the meeting, please RSVP via e-mail to rsvp@rprs.org by 5 p.m. on Friday, July 21. Reservations are needed to ensure that adequate seating is available. Cost to attend is $12 for members and $15 for guests and is payable at the door.

Hope you can join me!

Google Settles Scholar Trademark Suit

CNET reports that Google and American Chemical Society have settled their trademark lawsuit over Google Scholar.

“The ACS is pleased at the outcome of its lawsuit against Google,” an ACS representative said in response to a query from CNET News.com. “The settlement includes a confidentiality clause and as such the ACS will have no further comment.” A Google spokesman said the company was also “pleased that the case has been dismissed” but provided no further comment.

Google Accessible Search Helps Visually Impaired

Give your employees the opportunity to spend 20% of their time on projects that interest them and they’ll do remarkable things.

Kudos to Google’s T.V. Raman for developing Google Accessible, a “labs” project that prioritizes the list of search results based on how simple the web page layouts are. This makes it a lot easier for those who are visually impaired and using screen reader software.

“A” for effort Raman!

Welcome Timothy Seward to Marketing Pilgrim

Did you notice that last post had neither my name, nor Ben’s, or even Al’s tagged to it? That’s because we’re growing the list of expert authors at Marketing Pilgrim, in an effort to bring our readers even more value and insight.

Welcome Timothy Seward! Tim owns ROI Revolution a web analytics consulting firm and one of only a handful in the US that is Google Analytics certified (and is one of Fortine Interactive’s select partners). Tim knows Google Analytics like the back of his hand and is also one of those people that just loves to help out others.

His first post reveals a sales secret that we’ve been using for some months now – using analytics to see who’s been visiting your site and tracking down the “big name” companies that are ripe for prospecting.