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Hooker hunger and other delish data turned up by Facebook Graph searches

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A brilliant but disconcerting Tumblr blog captures the embarrassing side effects of a Facebook search engine that finds odd factoids hidden in plain sight. [Read more]...
Hooker hunger and other delish data turned up by Facebook Graph searches

Paid, Earned & Owned Tactics from the Experts; SMX Social Media Marketing Conference Rates Increase End of Week

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Sometimes “winning” is just a matter of improving the odds. And stacking the deck in your favor with successful social media marketing tactics and strategies is a smart bet. Improve your odds. Attend SMX Social Media Marketing, December 5-6 in Las Vegas. Here’s what you get: More than 45 of...
Paid, Earned & Owned Tactics from the Experts; SMX Social Media Marketing Conference Rates Increase End of Week

Will Facebook's Graph Search Be Big For Bing Advertisers?

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Following Facebook’s announcement of Graph Search a few weeks back, there’s been no shortage of analysis and speculation on what the move will mean for Facebook, its users, marketers and possible Facebook competitors, including the traditional search engines. At least in one arena, we... Please visit Search Engine Land for the...
Will Facebook's Graph Search Be Big For Bing Advertisers?

Facebook Changes Privacy Settings (FB)

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Facebook has changed its privacy settings once again. And while it sounds like for the most part the changes are for the better, there's one tweak that's going to upset tens of millions of users. Let's tackle the annoying thing first. Facebook is stripping users of the ability to hide...
Facebook Changes Privacy Settings (FB)

How International Pricing Strategy & Website Forms Impact Global Search Marketing

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In search marketing, we work in the communication business. Two aspects of communication which are often forgotten — or at least not seen to be a part of the “message” — are the buying or inquiring forms and the price. Let’s deal with the forms first. Many writers at... Please...
How International Pricing Strategy & Website Forms Impact Global Search Marketing

3 Areas That Get Overlooked When Building Links In A Bubble

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One of the most frustrating things about doing a link campaign is that usually, we’re doing it because no one else wants to, or no one else has the time to. Link building is one of the most outsourced parts of SEM and much of the time, we’re one of...
3 Areas That Get Overlooked When Building Links In A Bubble

The Big Ask Of 2012: Do You Search For Team Kstew Or Rpatz?

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Ask.com’s 100 million users remain almost as loyal as Twihards, prompting us to ask if searchers are on Team Jeeves or Team Diller when putting in their queries. For the 2012 installment of the series in hot searches, Ask added a new twist to the searcher saga, by layering in...
The Big Ask Of 2012: Do You Search For Team Kstew Or Rpatz?

Why Google "Personalizes" Results Based On Obama Searches But Not Romney

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Do a search for “Obama,” and you might find your subsequent queries for things like “medicare” seemingly personalized based on your initial Obama search. Do the same for Romney, it is doesn’t happen. Is Google biased toward Obama, as some are now writing? No. Is it the... Please visit Search...
Why Google "Personalizes" Results Based On Obama Searches But Not Romney

Google's New Year's Day Logo Cleans Up The New Year's Eve Logo

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Today on Google’s home page, you will find a special logo for New Year’s Day. The logo represents what most people and venues are doing during the day after New Year’s Eve – cleaning up. Here is today’s logo showing how the Google logo is cleaning itself up for... Please...
Google's New Year's Day Logo Cleans Up The New Year's Eve Logo

Google Running Feedback Experiment That's Similar To Human Quality Rater Test

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Google has long asked searchers to provide feedback on the quality of its search results, and often runs a number of tests aimed at encouraging such feedback. The latest such experiment, which seems to have been live for at least a month or so, is a bit different because it...
Google Running Feedback Experiment That's Similar To Human Quality Rater Test

Bing gives its social sidebar a makeover, makes it easier to find what you're looking for

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Even though it was only yesterday that Bing announced it was making some changes to the site's snapshot pane, today Redmond's search engine is coming back with a few additional tweaks. The most noticeable change is the redesigned social sidebar, which maintains its original purpose but trims a lot...
Bing gives its social sidebar a makeover, makes it easier to find what you're looking for

Google Outage Shows Business Risks in China

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Disruptions to Google Inc.’s search and email services in China over the weekend underscore the uncertainty surrounding Beijing’s effort to control the flow of information into the country, as well as the risks that effort poses to the government’s efforts to draw global businesses. Chinese users of many of Google’s...
Google Outage Shows Business Risks in China

Which Top SEO Tactics Will You Focus On In 2013?

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SEO tactics have morphed again over the past year, including the many Google updates we’ve seen. For nearly any type of business, keeping up with these changes can be a challenge, but if you prioritize the tasks necessary for success in search and social media marketing, the efforts can pay......
Which Top SEO Tactics Will You Focus On In 2013?

Google Updates SafeSearch Filter In Image Search

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Google has changed the default behavior of their image search to work similarly to how web search works. Now when you search for less explicit search terms while in image search, Google is more likely to filter out explicit images and set your default SafeSearch filter to the on position....
Google Updates SafeSearch Filter In Image Search

Mobile Search After The Final Mayan B'ak'tun

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If you are reading this Search Engine Land column, then you survived the “final day” of the Mayan Calendar as the 13th B’ak’tun resets to 0 like an odometer after 1,872,000 days, and with it, the start of the 5th world, according to Mayan culture. This 5th world is said to... Please...
Mobile Search After The Final Mayan B'ak'tun

Link Building Tool Review: Ahrefs

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Ahrefs is a suite of tools that contains “the largest index of live links.” There is a free version and a premium version, an API, and an affiliate program. They have their own index, putting them into the same arena as SEO Moz and Majestic, and they post some useful...
Link Building Tool Review: Ahrefs

Google, Mobile Search And The Paradox Of Competition

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How much does Google figure into the “future of search,” whose advances will largely be determined by mobile and non-traditional devices? That’s a hard question to answer. On the one hand Google is one of the biggest (if not the biggest) brand in the world, with almost unlimited... Please visit...
Google, Mobile Search And The Paradox Of Competition

The Big AdWords Update: Enhanced Campaigns Puts The Focus On Mobile

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New “If we were going to build AdWords today, what would it look like?” That’s the question Google’s Nick Fox, VP of Product Management, and his team began asking last year. The result is AdWords enhanced campaigns, a major update announced today that is designed to simplify campaign management across... Please...
The Big AdWords Update: Enhanced Campaigns Puts The Focus On Mobile

Google Search Now With The Holiday Christmas & Kwanzaa Decorations

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The holiday season is now in full swing! Google has finally added the Christmas and Kwanzaa decorations to compliment the Festivus pole and Hanukkah decorations you already get on Google. How does it work? Just search for [christmas] and you will get Christmas bells. Note, this also works for... Please...
Google Search Now With The Holiday Christmas & Kwanzaa Decorations
Google updates local search experience for Apple iPad users in the US

Google Responsible For Other Peoples' Lies, Deems Australian Court

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Google is now legally responsible for every crazy thing on the Internet–at least, in Australia. A The Supreme Court of Victoria fined Google $200,000 for not removing defamatory rumors linking music promoter, Milorad Trkulja, to organized crime. The court reasoned that Google is a “publisher” because it displays content and links...
Google Responsible For Other Peoples' Lies, Deems Australian Court

You Need To Steer To Survive In A SERP-Happy World

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I was ready to write a completely different column today. Then, I saw the announcement that Raven is doing away with ranking reports and any other SEO data that might ruffle Google’s feathers. I quickly went through denial/anger/bargaining/acceptance: I’m sure they’ll find another way to get this... Please visit Search Engine...
You Need To Steer To Survive In A SERP-Happy World

Confirmed: Google Moving Search Options Above Results

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That test many of you have been seeing where Google shows its search options above the search results instead of on the left? It’s not a test anymore. Google has just confirmed that all U.S. searchers will soon be getting the new interface — one that highly resembles Google’s... Please...
Confirmed: Google Moving Search Options Above Results

Super Bowl 2013 and Multiple Screens: Don't Forget Search

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We hear a lot about how TV viewers often multitask with a second device, followed by evidence such as Twitter hashtag activity and Facebook likes. While we absolutely flocked to Twitter in droves yesterday during the game, we also did had search engines at the ready to provide us with...
Super Bowl 2013 and Multiple Screens: Don't Forget Search

Overcoming The Catch 22 Of Investing In Search Without Proof Of Success

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Some readers may be surprised to discover that despite the opportunity organic search offers — a recent Shareholic study showed organic search drives nearly half of all traffic, 5 times more than social networks combined — many executive budget holders are still reluctant to make an initial... Please visit Search...
Overcoming The Catch 22 Of Investing In Search Without Proof Of Success

Google Posts New Images Of Superstorm Devastation

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Both Google Maps Mania and the Google Earth Blog are reporting that Google has started to post-Sandysatellite imagery showing the destruction in New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Specifically, via the Google Crisis Map, you can select these areas for post-Sandy Imagery: Beach Haven to Cape May,... Please visit Search Engine...
Google Posts New Images Of Superstorm Devastation
The beginner's guide to YouTube Analytics

The BIG SMX West Preview: Why You Should Attend

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The BIG SMX West Preview: Why You Should Attend

Can SEO Be Your Business Advantage?

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With Google having a bad case of frequent hiccups, websites are see-sawing up and down in their search rankings. Business owners, caught between a rock and a hard place, are asking themselves whether SEO really can be a winning strategy in these difficult economic times. By analyzing the process,... Please...
Can SEO Be Your Business Advantage?

Can Google AdWords Customer Service Be Saved?

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I recently had an AdWords client get blacklisted by Google for policy reasons. Anyone who has worked on AdWords accounts for more than a couple of years has no doubt had this happen to them as well. In this case, I had just launched the client’s account and had bought...
Can Google AdWords Customer Service Be Saved?
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