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Hey Google, Is That Uber Organic Maps App Thingy A Native Ad? Need #Disclosure?

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Google mobile Maps application seems to be blurring lines between giving directions and possibly native ads, in support of upstart on-demand car service Uber. Keep in mind, Google Ventures invested $258 million in Uber last year, which was one of Google Venture’s largest deals ever. This post includes screen captures showing “Get an Uber” suggestions inserted… Read More

Google  /  Mobile Search  /  Native ads

Google Glass, +1s & Search Galore at #PubCon 2013

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Our coverage of PubCon continues from Las Vegas this morning! We all know that we should pay more attention to Google+, even though we really, really…really don’t want to. But if I’ve learned anything here at Pubcon 2013, it’s that Google+ is the future, and it’s going to get even more important to your overall… Read More

Google  /  Google Plus  /  Industry Events  /  PubCon Vegas

The New State of Google, +1 Brutal Calacanis Smackdown – Matt Cutts #PubCon Keynote

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Carb-loading is common for runners prior to a large event.  This morning bright and early, marketers carbed-up for what was sure to be an stimulating Keynote featuring Google’s industry ambassador, Matt Cutts, affable head of webspam. PubCon fed attendees carbs, caffeine and sugar to set up the keynote, which was fully appropriate. The continental breakfast… Read More

Google  /  Industry Events  /  PubCon Vegas  /  SEO

Google+: What Is It, REALLY? And… How Do I Dominate Social & Search With It? #SMX

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Welcome back to aimClear’s coverage of #SMX East 2012! Alright. Here we are. A session dedicated exclusively to Google+. Which is awesome, because admittedly, Google+ is one social channel I don’t personally use. Hooray! An opportunity to learn from the masters all about this social element to the world’s largest search engine! Let’s do this!… Read More

Google  /  SMX East  /  Social Media

Google+ Shaking Up Social & SEO at #SMX West 2012

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And we’re at it again! After a quick break post Day 2 keynote with Susan Wojcicki, Senior VP of Advertising at Google, attendees headed over to SEO for Google+ and Google Search with moderator Danny Sullivan and speakers Sean Carlos, CEO of Antezeta Web Marketing, Janet Driscoll Miller, President and CEO of Search Mojo, Daniel… Read More

Google  /  SMX West