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Semantic Analytics: How to Track Performance and ROI of Structured Data

If you're interested in tracking the ROI of adding semantic markup to your website, while simultaneously improving your web analytics, this post is …

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Transcending Complacency on Superintelligent Machines

As the Hollywood blockbuster <i>Transcendence</i> debuts this weekend with Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman and clashing visions for the future of humanity, it's tempting to dismiss the notion of highly intelligent machines as mere science fiction. But this would be a mistake, and potentially our worst mistake …

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<b>Here's what the critics are saying:</b><p>Your site is brilliant! The bullshit generator made me feel right at home!<b><br>— Josh K.</b><p>I <b>love</b> the web bullshit …

Checking Google Places Penalties

<b>UPDATE:</b> On June 24, 2014 Google removed the ability to search Google Places, eliminating this method of checking Google Places Penalties. Read more …

Artist Rachel Sussman Photographs the Oldest Living Things in the World before They Vanish | Colossal

<p>Since 2004, Brooklyn-based contemporary artist Rachel Sussman has researched, collaborated with biologists, and braved some of the world’s harshest …

Local Landing Pages: A Guide To Great Implementation In Every Situation

<b>Editor's note:</b> This post has been updated to reflect Google's re-branding of Google+Local pages as "Google My Business listings". Carry on!<p>Do you …

Top Local SEO Myths

Like my post? Please share!<p>It may not be springtime, but it’s time for a little housecleaning. Local SEO – like its organic cousin – is filled with …

The Facts Behind Google Author Rank & Authorship [Infographic]

SEO and content marketing isn’t just about creating compelling content, but having it written from an authoritative author. One way to showcase your …

Consumer Mindshare and Yelp: An Empire in Local Search Or a Wannabe?

Last week Greg Sterling noted: <i>… Yelp and Google. They’re like Spain and Portugal in the 15th Century — rivals trying to carve up the local globe.</i><p>The …

Are the robots about to rise? Google's new director of engineering thinks so…

It's hard to know where to start with Ray Kurzweil. With the fact that he takes 150 pills a day and is intravenously injected on a weekly basis with a dizzying list of vitamins, dietary supplements, and substances that sound about as scientifically effective as face cream: coenzyme Q10, …

Google’s “Project Tango” is a smartphone with Kinect-style computer vision

Signups for Google's 3D mapping and augmented reality development platform start today.<p>Google is launching <i>yet another</i> crazy moonshot project. This …

Google Places Guideline Update: Now Allowing Descriptors in Business Title

Google has announced an update to their Places Guidelines and now is explicitly allowing owners to add a descriptor, via the Places or Plus …

Desert Breath: A Monumental Land Art Installation in the Sahara Desert | Colossal

<p>Located near the Red Sea in El Gouna, Egypt, Desert Breath is an impossibly immense land art installation dug into the sands of the Sahara desert by …

The Mystery That Binds Us All

In last week's <i>New Yorker</i>, essayist and critic Adam Gopnik reviewed Peter Watson's <i>The Age of Atheists: How We Have Sought to Live Since the Death of God</i>, a book that — starting with Nietzsche's pronouncement that God is dead — visits most of the famous atheists of the 20th century. Gopnik's review …

Fascinating Art Inspired by the 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch'

Confirmed: Tinder Works in Antarctica

"She was quite literally camping in Antarctica ... and found me. It's mind-blowing."<p>Say you're a scientist, conducting research in Antarctica. Say it's cold. <i>Really</i> cold. So, so cold. And lonely.<p>Say, though, that you've brought a valuable piece of equipment with you on your trip: your smartphone. …

Thomas Friedman Visited Silicon Valley and Is Wrong About Everything

The first line in town idiot Thomas Friedman's latest column is maybe the most stupid part: "The most striking thing about visiting Silicon Valley …

State of Google Places for Business - A Downloadable Guide

<i>[Ed. note: The following is a guest article & PDF Guide written for Local U by Morry Mitrani of SaleAMP.com.]</i><p>Both an internet gateway and a curator …

The Best GIFF You'll See Today

Sell Your Personal Data for $8 a Month - MIT Technology Review

A startup called Datacoup is far from the only tech company hoping to get rich by selling insights mined from your personal data. But it may be the …

Ready to break the internet? Netflix’s “House of Cards” premiere is a big test of how video gets to you

“My wife and I like to lay in bed and watch Netflix,” Tom Wheeler, chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission, said the other day. But when their internet connection slows down, breaking up the video feed, Wheeler’s wife is incredulous: “You’re chairman of the FCC,” she says to him. “Why …

Net Neutrality

Neither Confirm Nor Deny

How a sunken nuclear submarine, a crazy billionaire, and a mechanical claw gave birth to a phrase that has hounded journalists and lawyers for 40 …

Local SEO & Listing Management: A Blueprint for Multi-Location Brand Success

<b>A strong local search presence and visibility has always been important for multi-location brands.</b><p>Google continues to make this increasingly so, with …

Science inches closer to real BioShock-style plasmids

No, not Electro Bolt. But human genetic augmentation is a lot closer than you think.<p>In 1953, molecular biologists James Watson and Francis Crick …

Schema: Localbusiness vs business category tag

Member SinceJul 2013Posts33Thanks (Received)0Likes (Received)0<p>Hey guys,<br>I was searching this question on Google and actually landed on a thread on …

What If Google Was a Guy

• Google - Brian Huskey<br>• Guy 1 - Colton Dunn<br>• Guy 2 - David Theune<br>• Old Man - John Livingstone<br>• Girl 2 - Elaine Carroll<br>• Little Kid - Brennan Gale<br>• Guy 4 - Marques …

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