SearchMash.com – Google’s Testing Site and What It Means For Local Businesses

Earlier this week, there were many bloggers writing about SearchMash.com. This site appears to be a testing server for Google to test out AJAX style features such as combining Images and web results on one search page. See below for some screen shots. One element of this search platform that I do like is the

Hits, Page Views and Unique Visitors – Which Metric Should I Use?

Psst … Did you know that last month my web site had 5000 hits on it? Sounds impressive doesn’t it? Well if they calculate hits, how I calculate hits, most likely it is not that impressive. One problem with online advertising is that there is still some confusion, and no thanks to traditional media sources,