Just the Facts: The rise of auto-generated profile sites, and what that means about the direction of search

People like to do quick, basic research before engaging in business. As the go-to place for that research, Google’s page 1 has become a kind of dossier about people and brands.  This is why the Knowledge Panel (the summary info that typically appears on the top right part of the Google search results page) has […]

Editing the Wikipedia Article about You or Your Company

Clients often ask should they edit their brand’s Wikipedia article – Is it okay to edit these articles yourself? Wikipedia says: “You are discouraged from writing articles about yourself or organizations (including their campaigns, clients, products and services) in which you hold a vested interest. However, if you feel that there is material within an […]

Executives: How to SPF (Search Protection Factor) Your Summer

“Wear sunscreen.”  This iconic advice (given by a “commencement speaker” in Baz Luhrmann’s song from the late 90’s) has become code for the following wisdom:  Life is complicated in unexpected ways, but there are some simple, basic things you can do to avoid an unnecessary crisis. At least that.   This summer, you’ll wear sunscreen to […]

How Deep is Google’s Love?: Where the In-Depth Articles have Gone (and What it Means for You)

Recently, Google appears to have made a significant change to its search results page that eliminated several in-depth articles for many clients. We’ve taken a deeper dive into this development to see what it could mean for brands and high-profile individuals, and the PR professionals who work with them. As you know, when searching for […]

Five Blocks President Howard Opinsky speaks with PR Week on Bezos’ response to AMI

“We’re not even close to the beginning of the beginning to how information will be wielded as a weapon of war and business,” Opinsky said… Read more

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