Google Social Search Your friends and contacts are a key part of your life online. Most people on the web today make social connections and publish web content in many different ways, including blogs, status updates and tweets. This translates to a public social web of content that has special relevance to each person. Unfortunately, that information isn't always very easy to find in one simple place.
New York Times Shrinks Labeling on Its Natives Ads The New York Times has shrunk the labels that distinguish articles bought by advertisers from articles generated in its newsroom and made the language in the labels less explicit. The Times became only the latest online publisher to begin selling so-called native ads when it introduced its Paid Posts in January, adopting a tactic meant to draw readers to ads by making them more or less resemble the surrounding editorial content. A bit of reader confusion over what's an ad is inherent. Several marketers have bristled at all the labeling, suggesting it turned away readers before they had a chance to judge the content based on its quality. But recent Paid Posts from Chevron and Netflix have replaced the blue moat that enclosed Dell's native ad with a slimmer blue line running only along the top. "Paid For And Posted By" has been trimmed to to "Paid Post," and in slightly smaller type.
31 Free Tools for Brand Monitoring Brand monitoring is an essential task for any company. By tracking what people are saying about your brand, and how often they’re saying it, you can ensure the right message is getting out there. Here is a list of free tools for monitoring your brand. The list includes (a) search tools to help you find what is being said about your brand, (b) alert tools to let you know when people are talking about your brand, (c) aggregators to help you manage conversations about your brand.
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The Top 100 Alternative Search Engines Written by Charles S. Knight, SEO, and edited by Richard MacManus. The Top 100 is listed at the end of the analysis. Ask anyone which search engine they use to find information on the Internet and they will almost certainly reply: "Google." Researching with Wikipedia Wikipedia can be a great tool for learning and researching information. However, as with all reference works, not everything in Wikipedia is accurate, comprehensive, or unbiased. Many of the general rules of thumb for conducting research apply to Wikipedia, including: