Bing to integrate with Facebook for personalized search results [VIDEO]

Exciting News! Today Microsoft announced that Bing will partner with Facebook to deliver personalised search results based on your social network.  (see video below) Tweet So rather than seeing just anyone’s reviews of the movie or holiday destination you are searching for, you will see the information that YOUR social network has been sharing about…

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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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How to find things online without searching (Part 1 of 5)

Tweet Getting traffic to your website nowadays requires a lot more than getting your pages in to the top 3 search results on Bing, Yahoo and Google.  An increasing number of ‘searches’ are made without typing a single word, or in some cases without users even knowing.  Are customers finding your content without searching?  Or…

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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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A new way of identifying influencers?

This is an interesting idea for a method of finding influencers (or indeed, being found) for a particular topic.  The ‘Empire Avenue’ game generates a ‘share price’ for you based on how well connected you are via your Facebook, Twitter and other social media profiles.  Members of the site can then ‘invest’ in you and…

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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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Want to get noticed? Get some friends!

Are you still just publishing content to the web?  Or are you injecting content in to the social sphere? For a long time, the only websites which have been easily discoverable in search engines have been those which are optimised and well linked to, particularly for competitive search terms.  This also applies to image search,…

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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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