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3 Reasons Google+ Will Fail

  • July 28th, 2011 by SEM Contributor
According to Paul Allen (founder of Google + surpassed 10 million users after only 2 weeks. These numbers may not be extremely accurate, but they seem to support the widely held belief that Google+ is gaining users quickly and it’s hard to deny the buzz coming from the likes of Mashable, the Twitterverse and countless other marketing and SEO… Read more

Google Blends Social and Search with Google+1

  • July 11th, 2011 by Cijo Abraham Mani
Social media is changing every moment with new concepts and products that are being launched. Google, the search giant have now entered the social circle with a strong product Google+ which has both a social networking platform and also a Google+1 button. The button is intended to gain social media recommendation. A lot of websites have started using the Google+1… Read more

Facebook Smear Campaign Against Google Is a Sign of Power Struggle

  • June 16th, 2011 by SEM Contributor
The backyard brawl that is the tech industry just got a little dirtier. On Tuesday it was confirmed that Facebook engineered a behind-the-scenes smear campaign against its competitor Google. The Daily Beast reports that Facebook hired public-relations firm Burson-Marsteller to spread anti-Google stories to news outlets. The goal of the stories was to raise concerns claiming that Google was invading… Read more

Can’t Remember a Face? Now Google Makes it Easier!

  • April 20th, 2011 by SEM Contributor
Leave it to Google to redefine search once again. And possibly keep us all safe from evil-doers with just a click of our cell phone camera. As it happens, Google is on the verge of making human faces a searchable commodity. Oh, sure, the technology isn’t perfect yet, but it will be in the next year or so. Some folks… Read more

Social Connections And A Move Away From Google

  • March 7th, 2011 by SEM Contributor
Facebook needs to monetize their vast user base and they have been steadily progressing towards a fully monetized site for quite a while. Their efforts to monetize include the addition of their ad network and credits system mostly used for in game purchases are some of the big successes they have had. In the last couple of months they have… Read more

Fcommerce (Social Commerce) and What It Can Do for Sales

  • February 14th, 2011 by SEM Contributor
Social commerce wasn’t something I had taken much notice of or indeed really cared that much about until I heard talk of it being able to increase sales for an ecommerce site. Then I was interested! Before I started to research the idea I had a notion that this was a totally new type of commerce (which we can add… Read more

Hiding Your Online Embarassments

  • January 5th, 2011 by SEM Contributor
At last! A strategy to clean up the “digital detritus” that I left all over the Internet before tweaking to the reality that, “What happens online, stays online . . . forever!” (See: ‘Dealing with ‘Online-Multiple Personality Disorder’) Writing on Time magazine’s Techland blog, Allie Townsend outlines what steps you can take if you, like me, were initially… Read more

Groupon Declines $6 Billion Offer from Google

  • December 20th, 2010 by Damian Davila
Groupon’s CEO, 30-year old Andrew Mason, has just joined the Hall of Fame of Entrepreneurs that say no to a lot of money. Just like Facebook’s Zuckerberg did to Yahoo! and MTV Networks just a few years ago, Groupon has declined the $6 billion offer from Google. There are both supporters and critics of Groupon’s snub to Google, but nobody… Read more

Go Social – Social Media Generates Effective Signals That Will Boost Search Engine Rankings

  • December 20th, 2010 by Cijo Abraham Mani
Does your company have a social media presence ? If not, it is time that you should build up one! Google and Bing has made it clear that social signals are now used as a ranking factor. Social media signals do had its own priority in search long back as I have been doing extensive research on the same and… Read more

HOW TO: Delete Social Networking Account on Facebook, Twitter, Google, Myspace and Wikipedia

  • December 7th, 2010 by Ann Smarty
Have you ever tried to delete your social networking account? In some cases, it is a simple process. You click a few buttons, confirm and a day or so later you are wiped from the database. But with the creation of more intensive websites, it is becoming increasingly harder to delete your account. In some cases it may seem next… Read more