Tag Archives: Social Search

Linkbuilding is Dead. Long Live Linkbuilding.

Posted on 28. Sep, 2012 by .

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The death of linkbuilding has been greatly exaggerated. Far from killing off the noble art, Google recent updates have opened up brave new horizons for seasoned linkbuilders.

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Yandex Goes Social

Posted on 05. Apr, 2012 by .

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Following Google’s widely discussed steps and recognizing the increasing importance of the ‘social internet’ in the modern search, at the end of February Yandex announced its intention to focus on developing social search services that would use content of all the most popular social networks to an equal extent. The advantages for its users that [...]

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Example Author Notification

Google+ Notifications to Include External Citations

Posted on 07. Feb, 2012 by .

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Monitoring is big business. Brands want to know who said what, where and why. There are hundreds of tools, especially in the social field, that are more than capable of providing great insight into as said. At the same time, search marketing specialists are keen to know when a website is linked to. Out with [...]

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Will Google Adopt Prizes.org Rewards as Aardvark Becomes Fruitful with “Ask on Google+”?

Posted on 23. Jan, 2012 by .

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Imagine a Google where you were rewarded for your engagement with your circles, more specifically, what websites you referred your circles too or questions you helped them answer. Aardvark helps users “Ask on Google+” but Prizes.org has all the ingredients to introduce loyalty – an incentive to socialise. Late last week, people started reporting that [...]

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Starbucks vs Hugo Boss Avatar Comparison

Optimising Avatars and Logotypes for Search & Social

Posted on 20. Jan, 2012 by .

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Google and Facebook are the most visited websites in the world, according to Alexa [1]. They both present the opportunity to brand your digital operation with avatars in Google Search, Plus Your World and Facebook’s Wall, but are you optimising your avatar to its best ability, and how do logotypes influence the process? Owned media [...]

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Google gets even more personal. Your World, Your Results

Posted on 10. Jan, 2012 by .

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Back in November, bigmouthmedia held our third annual social media summit, dubbed ‘What’s Next…in Social 2011‘. At the heart of this summit was Social Search, and how the introduction of Google+ and the +1 button would finally set the Social Search juggernaut rolling. Today, Google has taken an even bigger stride to providing personalised, social [...]

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Matthew Effect: The Motivations of Google+

Posted on 23. Nov, 2011 by .

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How the “Matthew Effect” and the move to attribute influence to authors i.e. people, is the motivation behind Google+, and why Facebook is only a commercial rival to Google+. Introduction Since its conception Google+ has been compared to Facebook and thus seen as a rival in social networking. I don’t believe Google+ is a rival [...]

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Google+ … What’s all the fuss?

Posted on 17. Nov, 2011 by .

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Google+ has stormed the social sphere, racking-up millions of users in a few short months. But what’s the fuss with Google+? How is it growing? And how is it set to evolve? Read on for my take on Google’s fledgling social network. Google+ : The fuss, so far Google+ has definitely grabbed it’s fair share [...]

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Android Google+ Brand Page

10 Great Examples of Creative Google+ Brand Pages

Posted on 17. Nov, 2011 by .

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It was less than 2 weeks ago since Google finally released Google+ pages for brands and businesses. Just like a Facebook fan page, brands can now engage with users on yet another platform, with photos, posts and even video calls using the Hangout feature. For many, the debut is quite limited though – for example you [...]

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Bigmouth Link on Delicious Profile

Dear Delicious, Please add rel=”me”

Posted on 16. Nov, 2011 by .

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A plea to Delicious to add the rel=”me” attribute, enabling Google to annotate Delicious bookmarks in its personalised search results. Update One & Two: Delicious replied and added profile links. Dear Delicious, Im a long term bookmarker and have been fan of Delicious for some time now. Consuming so much information daily, I began forgetting [...]

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