Manny Rivas

Manny Rivas

Manny has published 56 posts

Information Architecture: Are Your Customers Lost?

So you’ve paid close attention to the SES Chicago 2009 coverage of PPC sessions, you’ve cleaned up your SEO and monitored analytics. OK, but how about the session dealing with the piece at the core of your website’s performance? We’re talking about information architecture here, and without it potential customers visiting your site will be […]

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YouTube Optimization Clinic with Greg Jarboe

The following is a summary of Greg Jarboe‘s SES Chicago ’09 YouTube & Video Optimization session moderated by Anne Kennedy, Founding Partner & CMO of Joblr.com; Managing Partner & Founder of Beyond Ink. Greg is President & Co-founder of SEO-PR. We all know Google rules search. Interestingly enough however, there were 10 billion videos watched […]

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The Future of Search: Are You Ready For Change?

Welcome to those tuning in for  our SearchEngineStragtegies Chicago 2009 conference coverage. After a night of tossing and turning in a cold sweat, replaying the brutal defeat of my beloved Vikings :(, I’ve pulled myself together. Hey, at least SES Chi-town 2009 won’t let me down. My session today (first session of the day titled […]

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YouTube Success & Marketing For Brand Visibility

Building an effective YouTube profile doesn’t necessarily need to be time-intensive, but like any other social media platform solid marketing requires commitment and constant upkeep. Visibility takes  understanding the direct influence behind community outreach and maintaining presence in the  dialogue. YouTube success requires a brand voice spoken so clearly that it echoes across several channels.   […]

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The Lost Marty Weintraub Rockstar Pictures

It’s been interesting to note search journalists lobbing tongue and cheek verbiage like “PPC rockstar,” “Social Media rockstar” and other mutually indulgent hyperbole at Marty. All seriousness aside, we were cleaning out the office today and found a poster, circa 1985, that left the weekend aimClear crew howling. In a momentary haze, Marty gave me […]

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YouTube Analytics: Insight Adds 3 Cool Features

Hop into the YouTube analytics suite Insight and you’ll notice YouTube has added some new features to the platform. Obvious additions are pretty new color charts allowing us  to view discovery of videos over time. Being able to monitor view-count over the lifespan of a video and tracking the sources of those views is nothing […]

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YouTube Ranking Factors: 15 Guerrilla Tactics

Understanding various social & algorithmic nodes is important, as users build up enough street-cred’ to hang with other pages in first string YouTube SERPs. Once a profile gains momentum and authority, results begin to appear. YouTube uses various metrics, known and black box, to establish ranking and authority of videos and channels. We recommend participation […]

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Tracking Results: YouTube Analytics Fundamentals

When posting videos on YouTube, there’s little more titillating than knowing (with analytic-certainty) that people are actually viewing them.  Watching the view-count crank definitely produces a delightful tingly feeling. When a video is tailored to a particular audience to reach a specified objective, measuring more granular demographic data about views and viewers can be incredibly […]

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SEO Blueprints: Preplan Sound Site Architecture

Don’t cut corners on your site’s foundation! Information architecture is an important part of a site’s performance and should be addressed from the very get-go of development. Many existing websites could benefit greatly if their content was only properly organized, labeled and prioritized. This SES Toronto session Information Architecture, Site Performance, Tuning and SEO offered […]

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