May 28 – Shifting the Balance | Washington Post

Recently, proposed bills such as the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) have stalled, largely because of negative backlash by Internet companies and, more importantly, the Obama administration.  Kenneth Wisnefski discusses online security in addition to the proposed SOPA and PIPA.  Read more

May 25 – Why Facebook’s IPO Woes Matter To Marketers |

Since coming online in 2004, Facebook has risen to the top of the social-media landscape and asserted itself as the essential platform for connecting with people over the Internet.  Kenneth Wisnefski discusses Facebook’s IPO and its impact on marketers.  Read more

May 16 – Time for Facebook to Grow Up | FOX Business

Just days before Facebook’s highly-anticipated initial public offering, some investors continue to fear an exodus of Facebook’s biggest advertisers if Mark Zuckerberg fails to tighten his focus on ad sales.  The concern follows a report on Tuesday that General Motors (GM) will stop buying ads on Facebook, as it sees them as ineffective.  Read more

May 14 – Google’s Penguin Freezing Out Small Business Searches | CNBC

“The Penguin update targets all the practices that search engine optimizers (SEO) have been doing for the past 10 years, such as getting paid links or spinning content articles and distributing them just to improve their ranking,” Todd Bailey, search engine expert and vice president of marketing at WebiMax.  Read more

May 11 – Google’s Penguin Update Hardest on Small Business | Business News Daily

Being at the top of a Google search results page is a highly sought piece of real estate for many businesses. After all, being listed near the top of the results page on Google can be the difference between gaining new customers and losing them to another company.  Read more

May 10 – WebiMax Receives Multiple Awards from the Interactive Media Council | PR Web

Kenneth Wisnefski, founder and CEO of WebiMax, a leading search engine optimization firm, announced today that the company received multiple awards from the Interactive Media Council, Inc. for 2012. WebiMax received the Outstanding Achievement Award and Best in Class award for the second consecutive year.  Read more

May 7 – WebiMax Launches, a Google Update Resource Center | CBS Money Watch

Google officially announced the Penguin update is one of over 500 annual updates to their search algorithm, however the problem is the amount of sites that were wrongfully flagged. Last year when the company released their Panda Update, over 40% of websites were wrongfully penalized. Read more

May 7 – WebiMax Launches, a Google Update Resource Center | San Francisco Chronicle

Google launched a major update to their search engine algorithm, titled the Penguin update on April 24th. The Penguin update targets websites and businesses that Google has identified as over-optimized and penalizes them for trying to trick their search algorithm and increase rankings. This update is predicted to impact 3% of all search queries.  Read […]

May 4 – “Hunger Games” success spells trouble for TV ads | Reuters UK

The success with which “The Hunger Games” film harnessed social networks, en route to becoming 2012’s biggest blockbuster, underscores a growing threat to billions of dollars in movie-advertising revenue on which broadcasters rely.  Read more

May 1 – New Legislation in Congress Supports Facebook User Privacy | Search Engine Journal

A new bill proposed by Eliot Engel (NY-D) and Jan Schakowsky (IL-D) known as the “Social Networking Online Protection Act” is the first legislation in Congress that addresses the practice of pre-employment Facebook screenings and is intended to make the practice itself an illegal act.  Should SNOPA be signed into law, it would outright ban […]

May 1 – 10 Worst States for Small Business Taxes | Advisor One

Small business owners who just filed their taxes are heaving a sigh of relief that the season is over and their returns are in. That leaves time for the bigger questions, of course: What’s next year going to be like? Am I in a good place? How can I pay lower taxes in the future?  […]