Tag Archives: Social Search

What’s next… in Social 2011

Posted on 15. Nov, 2011 by .

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On the 10th November we held our third annual Social Summit. Dubbed What’s next… in Social,  we exclusively revealed the results of the State of Social Media Survey, completed by over 1000 UK brands and agencies. The survey, which was produced by Econcultancy in partnership with LBi and bigmouthmedia, provides an insight into the rapidly maturing social media industry. Some [...]

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Gmail: Google Ace Card

Google Using Gmail to Increase Author Annotations

Posted on 28. Oct, 2011 by .

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With 260 million Gmail users worldwide [1], it’s obvious why Google allows email to be used in verifying authors of content; to increase the produce of social search annotations. Today Google announced that authors can claim content via email. Simply link your email address from content you’ve authored and verify that email account via your [...]

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Gary Illyes social annotation

Websites you link to get social annotations

Posted on 06. Oct, 2011 by .

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Remember: It’s the not just the websites you +1, share, like and tweet that enable Google to produced social annotations – the websites you link to are included too. When searching for [webmaster tools] on Google recently, I noticed a social annotation for Gary Illyes, Webmaster Trends Analyst at Google, appear in the search results. [...]

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Little Britain, Computer says no

Can Computers Make Better Social Media Judgements Than Humans?

Posted on 19. Aug, 2011 by .

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There has been a lot of discussion about services such as Klout.com and PeerIndex.net recently. I’ve read strong opinions that online influence, authority etc. can only be accurately determined by an experienced social media expert and not algorithmically. There is evidence to suggest that this assumption is not a fact and indeed the opposite is [...]

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Google +1 on a SERP Listing

Google +1 Button First Look

Posted on 01. Jun, 2011 by .

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Google’s long awaited adventure into the world of social sharing buttons is finally here (let’s ignore the previous Google Buzz and Google Notebook attempts). Google +1 Button Sizes After a first look, the Google +1 button sizes seem quite small and restrictive and not as ‘in your face’ and the Tweet button. Google gives four different button [...]

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Is Greplin a game changer?

Posted on 18. Mar, 2011 by .

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Its well known that Google are pushing for all our data to live in The Cloud. Chrome OS, Gmail, Google docs….everything they develop stores its data remotely allowing users to access it from pretty much anywhere. They’ve invested in it extensively however they’re not very good at letting you mine that data from one place. [...]

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