+1: Google’s version of Facebook ‘likes’

There can be little argument that Facebook is the global leader when it comes to owning the social graph of online interpersonal connections.  It’s also no secret that Bing now uses Facebook ‘like’ data as a ranking factor for search results.  However Google has had some disputes with Facebook, and for one reason or another…

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Awesome Expert SEO advice from the Distilled ProSEO seminar

Lots of great nuggets of information coming out of the Distilled ProSEO conference again this year.  Here are a few of my favourites tweets and links from day 1 (Monday 25th October).  Some EXTREMELY valuable and up to date information in the links below… Tweet Twitter SEO list featuring #PROSEO presenters and attendees from LAST…

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Klout.com now also considers Facebook for influencer scores

Klout.com is a relatively new site which calculates a ‘Klout’ score to represent someone’s level of influence on social networks.  Tweet The score is calculated using a number of factors such as number of followers and percentage of posts retweeted.  Up until now, Twitter has been the only social network which Klout has used to…

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How to find things online without searching (Part 2 of 5)

Following on from part 1 in this mini series, part 2 focuses on how ‘liking’, ‘tweeting’, ‘stumbleupon’ and other social voting mechanisms makes it easy for people to find fresh, personalized, relevant content without having to type a single search word. Tweet Do your customers ‘like’ your content? When I posted part 1 of this…

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5 great Tweets about search from the past week

  Here are 5 search related topics which I have found interesting over the past week.  Please re-tweet any which you feel worth sharing… More signs that facebook is moving in to locations services SOON! http://tinyurl.com/2ws9bdt [re-tweet] Location based marketing is getting big! Dominoes Pizza and Starbucks are just two examples of companies who have…

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Example of promoted Tweet on Twitter

Search Engine Land recently reported on a Disney Pixar’s use of the Twitter ‘Promoted Tweets’ functionality in order to ‘artificially’ get ‘Toy Story 3’ in to the list of trending topics… Whilst Pixar had to pay to get the term in to the list (all be it at the bottom), what is interesting here is…

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Exciting news from Bing at SES New York!

Yusuf Mehdi from Microsoft took to the stage at SES New York today, and announced some exciting news about Bing! Super exciting new features… Contextual searches on Windows Mobile 7 with Bing… Yusuf demoed a very rare Windows Mobile 7 device.  He mentioned that the phones are context sensitive.  If you are ask for directions…

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#uksnow Twitter tag highlights UK obsession with weather

Getting relevant content published on the web early when a topic is trending is a fantastic way of getting lots of traffic to your website, but did you ever think about watching the weather forecast in order to predict what the next trending Twitter topic will be?! This morning the UK population turned to Twitter to share…

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Majority of social network users are female!

This post over on Pingdom provides an enlightening graphic showing the split of male vs. female social networking users, broken down by site. . . Share

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X-Factor + Twitter = predictable odds?

I’m not ashamed to admit that a couple of weeks ago I spent my Saturday evening with my girlfriend, nachos, a comfortable sofa and X-factor (equivalent to ‘American Idol’ in the U.S.).  I am a person who gets very excited every time he realises that life has been changed by technology – Saturday night was…

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