15 Time-Tested Blogging Tips

With so many of our clients blogging now (and asking lots of good questions) the subject of blogs comes up often in our “how-to” conversations. Obviously I’m a big fan of blogs. I love to write and I love search marketing. Blogging is a wonderful pastime and satisfying personal endeavor that can pay returns on […]


iGoogle is Here!

Welcome to your shiny new personalized Google homepage. Depending on one’s perspective this is somewhere between interesting and earth shaking. Last night while logged into Gmail account from an IP address in Duluth, Minnesota, I was greeted by iGoogle (the new and much ballyhooed personalized Gogle homepage) for the first time. Yippy Skippy iGoogle is here! […]


Must Read 2007 Web Analytics Shootout – Interim Report

So great is the ripple effect of social media that people blog about people blogging about important content. It is in this spirit that I pass along the following content, which is striking in scope and seriously useful to anyone who reads analytics everyday-or should. Thanks to Stone Temple Consulting for making this information available […]


Giddy Up in the Mobile Search Wild West

There has been a lot of buzz lately surrounding the field of mobile search. At SES conferences and in subsequent web presentations I’ve seen Chris Sherman do informal polls of audience SEM firms. He asks which of us already include mobile search strategy in working with our clients. The majority of SEM firms say “not yet” […]


Reader’s Choice Search Marketing Resources

The Online Marketing Blog has gone and done it again with a terrific snapshot of the SEM, SMO, SEO landscape from inside the industry. “Whether it’s deciding what the best sources of information on search marketing are to the most important skills for practicing search engine optimization, these polls offer a glimpse of what’s on […]


aimClear Announces Agency Partnership with Leading Analytics Firm

Today we are pleased to announce that aimClear has become a partner agency with ClickTracks an industry leading web analytics solutions provider. ClickTracks serves up deep, insightful, and actionable analysis of your web site’s organic and paid search marketing results. We believe it’s the best solution available today for cutting edge traffic analysis cross-segmented by user […]


User Generated Media Can Blow the Hell Out of Your Brand.

With the proliferation of user generated media beginning to saturate sites like YouTube brands can’t count on control anymore. The question is what to do about it. Real like a Heart Attack Like it or not YouTube users create commercials for brand products every day in droves. The commercials, which are sometimes negative, bastardize and […]


Summer SEM Intern Positions @ aimClear

Duluth, Minnesota search marketing firm and publisher of aimClear Search Marketing Blog seeks paid summer interns. We are interested in applicants with any of the following skills: content writing, graphic design, statistical analysis, web development. Preference will be given to applicants adept in social media like YouTube, StumbleUpon, MySpace, Digg, Reddit, Del.icio.us, Twitter, Netscape, Facebook, […]


Content Sourcing, the New SEO

“Content sourcing” means creating channeled mechanisms to facilitate the output of predictable and valuable recurrent content.  Out of all the challenges companies face as they embark on advertising, PR, and marketing online jihads, the need to source content creation is ubiquitous. This post examines the content sourcing riddle and offers tips to begin the flow. […]

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