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July 10, 2014

Security Alert: Simple Google Queries Uncover Sensitive Government Documents

Most people who spend a good bit of time online know that you can do special additions to your searches to help Google find what you want - things like adding quotes around your search to find an exact phrase or specifying a timeframe.

But even still, we have trouble finding exactly what we’re looking for - often because we don’t know how to ask.

And that’s where really understanding search operators can make a huge difference. Even beyond quotes and timeframes, you can use search operators like filetype: or site: to help Google understand your specific intent.

Google’s ability to decipher your intent matters, which is why search operators are more than just a fun tool for SEOs to play with. They can help you evaluate contracts by tracking down comparables, reconnect with old friends that don’t have a presence on standard social platforms, or even just find a very specific piece of content from a very specific source.

July 2, 2014

What's New in Digital Paid Media

Quite a bit has happened in the world of paid media over the past two months. Unfortunately, this post isn’t long enough to touch on everything, but we’ve done our best to recap the top updates, releases and trends from May and June.

June 24, 2014

Why Fútbol Is More Popular than Football

In the days and weeks (and, for some of us, years) leading up to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the entire world shifted its attention to Brazil in anticipation of the opening match.

The World Cup is the most globally televised sports event in the world, with millions tuning in to catch each game. The final match even draws more global viewers than the Super Bowl – easily considered by Americans to be the biggest television event of the year.

Fútbol’s popularity around the world can’t be denied, as it dwarfs iconic American sports like baseball and football.

The only question is why.

June 19, 2014

How to Salvage a Disaster Project

As a Project Manager, starting a brand new project from scratch is full of challenges, but at least being on board from the beginning allows you to give life to a well-organized being.

When taking over an existing project, on the other hand, it’s hard to know what to expect. Sometimes, these projects have been guided by a great PM. Other times, they’ve been bungled by a terrible PM, or even multiple PMs that have each inserted a little bit of their own style along the way.

These PM-schizophrenic projects are often the most difficult ones, full of mass confusion. But they can be salvaged.

June 12, 2014

How Moz Analytics Fits into Your Existing Toolset

The long awaited Moz Analytics came out of beta late last year to initially mixed reviews. While most users agree that it looks great, the question is does it really provide substantive data and insights? This Moz Analytics review will answer just that.

The platform syncs with Google Analytics and pulls data on your site’s inbound channels to provide different insights than what we’re accustomed to from Google Analytics. Moz touts the tool as providing, “beautiful data visualizations over time with custom reporting, competitive insights to help with research, and actionable recommendations to improve your performance.”

Obviously Moz Analytics isn’t a replacement analytical tool, as it relies heavily on Google Analytics, but where it can fit into your existing analytics arsenal?