The Good and Bad of the New Facebook Graph Search // thnxz to – @sitepronews

Facebook is preparing to introduce its newest feature, the Graph Search. The social network already has several great tools available to help you analyze content, build apps and get closer to your target audience. The Graph Search is another offering that has the potential to improve your social media marketing strategy.

This tool will have the ability to scan through user posts, photos, videos, pages and check-ins in order to make connections between different users throughout the network.

Here are some of the good (and the bad) points of the new Graph Search on Facebook:

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The Good

New Fan Research

You will be able to gather new information about your fans with Graph Search, including favorite athletes, music, books, movies and more. You can use filters to segment your fans based on interests. (This will only work for profiles that are public.)

The Bad

Search Rankings

Results on the Graph Search will be based on App or Page activity, factoring in these metrics:

* Number of check-ins
* Fan activity
* Size of fan base
* User location
* User relevancy
* Relevancy to user’ friends


Targeting The Consumer: Comparing Tablet to Desktop Paid Search Performance

via MediaPost | Engage:Affluent

In my world, we think a lot about reaching affluent audiences with targeted rich media. Of course, rich media isn’t the only way to reach luxury buyers – search engine marketing is also incredibly effective and complimentary to the rich media experience. Since search is extending well beyond the desktop, brands now have to think about targeting audiences by device as well as by keyword phrase.

To talk more about this, I’ve invited my friends at Morpheus Media, who’ve just completed a study on tablet search behavior across five luxury brands, to join me here. Basheer Bergus, Paid Search
Strategist at Morpheus, shares what they’ve learned…

El curioso origen de los nombres de grandes marcas de la red

En ocasiones llegamos a interiorizar tanto algunas palabras que pasan a formar parte de nuestro vocabulario y quedan tan arraigadas en nuestro día a día  que su significante, su pronunciación o incluso su propia imagen están por encima de su significado y su origen porque  claro,… ¿cuál es el origen de la palabra google?, y ¿twitter,  youtube ?, etc,…

Pues según cuentan por ahí…

Los creadores de Google fueron a buscar un nombre para su “pequeño” en la historia reciente de la Matemática y lo hallaron en la palabra “googol” que fue creada en 1930 para designar un número formado por un uno seguido de cien ceros.

Edward Kasner, matemático estadounidense, consideró que era bueno contar con un nombre para un número tan grande y le pidió a su sobrino de nueve años que lo inventara, con la promesa de que mucha gente lo usaría.

El niño propuso googol, que desde entonces fue ampliamente usado por los matemáticos en todas las lenguas. Kasner contó posteriormente que su sobrino le propuso después un nombre para un número inimaginablemente más grande: un uno seguido de un googol de ceros, que se llamaría googleplex

La empresa Google confirma que su nombre se inspira en la palabra inventada hace casi ocho décadas y precisa que el término “refleja la misión de la compañía de organizar la inmensa cantidad de información disponible en la web y en el mundo”.

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How To Improve Your SEO Social Indicators

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What do social signals have to do with your SEO campaign? Maybe more than you think. And the divide between SEO and social media seems to shrink every day.

Google and Bing have both confirmed that social indicators are becoming increasingly important and that they are already being used to some degree, to create ranking results.

Bing is known to use information from a wide variety of social sites. A good Twitter following will help improve your Twitter ranking, while the Bing Social Sidebar combines results from the likes of Quora and Klout to show experts in a particular field.

Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ are the most important to Google and, unsurprisingly, Google+ leads the way in helping to promote a site in Google rankings.

What’s more, traffic and leads from social media and social networking websites can create a bunch of loyal brand ambassadors. Likes, follows, shares, pins, and retweets can help fire your website to the top of the search pile while delivering targeted and active visitors.

What are SEO social indicators?
Social indicators are, essentially, a measurement of your popularity and authority on the social web; activity on sites like Facebook and Twitter that revolves around you, your website, and your business.

To look at it another way, they are a measurement of the number of friends you have, how often people interact with you, and how much they talk about you with others.

Why are they important?
These social interactions are known to deliver visitors to websites by growing a brand’s reach.

New readers and connections will notice that you are cropping up in conversation and within a context that interests them. As a result, they might be intrigued enough to click through and visit your website, connect with you via social networks, and find other ways to interact with you.

Social indicators are also important to an SEO campaign. Most successful websites take an intentional approach to link building, finding ways in which they can develop high quality links from authoritative sites. A site with a lot of social attention can enjoy high search engine rankings.

Choose your social sites wisely, integrate your efforts within your own site, and conduct some competitor analysis on the top performers in your industry. Then try these six techniques to improve your social indicators. Leer más “How To Improve Your SEO Social Indicators”

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MacGurn said some global brands have established an online presence in Russia, but few have tied that into social. Earlier this year, Yandex pulled in site content from social networks, partnering with Twitter to serve public tweets and social profiles in search results. The engine estimates having about 250 million personal profile pages hosted on blog platforms and social networks.

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