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Economy down and Google up

Have you seen the latest results from Google? A 31% increase year-over-year, even though every economic indicator we get has been bad. Are you so jealous that you’re ready to stomp Google? Or are you one of the businesses rapidly moving your spending to paid search, fueling these very results? Regardless, find out why Google is reaping the benefits in my new post on Search Engine Guide, “Economy Down and Google Up.”


Mike Moran

Mike Moran is an expert in internet marketing, search technology, social media, text analytics, web personalization, and web metrics, who, as a Certified Speaking Professional, regularly makes speaking appearances. Mike’s previous appearances include keynote speaking appearances worldwide. Mike serves as a senior strategist for Converseon, an AI powered consumer intelligence technology and consulting firm. He is also a senior strategist for SoloSegment, a marketing automation software solutions and services firm. Mike also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of SEMPO. Mike spent 30 years at IBM, rising to Distinguished Engineer, an executive-level technical position. Mike held various roles in his IBM career, including eight years at IBM’s customer-facing website,, most recently as the Manager of Web Experience, where he led 65 information architects, web designers, webmasters, programmers, and technical architects around the world. Mike's newest book is Outside-In Marketing with world-renowned author James Mathewson. He is co-author of the best-selling Search Engine Marketing, Inc. (with fellow search marketing expert Bill Hunt), now in its Third Edition. Mike is also the author of the acclaimed internet marketing book, Do It Wrong Quickly: How the Web Changes the Old Marketing Rules, named one of best business books of 2007 by the Miami Herald. Mike founded and writes for Biznology® and writes regularly for other blogs. In addition to Mike’s broad technical background, he holds an Advanced Certificate in Market Management Practice from the Royal UK Charter Institute of Marketing and is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. He also teaches at Rutgers Business School. He is a Senior Fellow at the Society for New Communications Research. Mike worked at from 1998 through 2006, pioneering IBM’s successful search marketing program. IBM’s website of over two million pages was a classic “big company” website that has traditionally been difficult to optimize for search marketing. Mike, working with Bill Hunt, developed a strategy for search engine marketing that works for any business, large or small. Moran and Hunt spearheaded IBM’s content improvement that has resulted in dramatic gains in traffic from Google and other internet portals.

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  1. Avatar Vicky Adams

    I’m not sure if my opinion is right…But I think the economy trend do not make big hit to online business. Google is one of the case.

  2. Avatar Fagforening

    All we can say now is that Google is above the economy and does not gets affected.

  3. Avatar Bad Credit Loans

    If the economy keeps spiraling down I do think Google will get hit at some point. Just can’t see it above everything else and staying that way.

  4. Avatar Will Dizon

    But, Google’s stock value has gone down since last year. They still do well.

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