A bit more Arnold, a bit more scandal, some reality TV drama (imagine that), and a smidge of religious extremism to boot. Without further adieu, here is how May 17, 2011, will forever be remembered.
This seems to be turning into a gossip column, but the search engines don't lie. So, without further adieu, here are today's Hot Google Searches.
1. Dukan diet: “It’s not a fad diet,” said the French author of The Dukan Diet, which was released today across the world. The diet is similar to the Atkins diet, allowing dieters to eat meat but limits other foods.
Read this article: Trending Tuesday #2: Google's Hot Searches
Google is rolling out its new '+1' feature, an immediate relative to the Facebook 'Like' button, which was met with resounding popularity when it was launched last April. Google users will soon be able to click the +1 button to recommend search results to friends and connections. When users 'Like' something on Facebook, the action immediately enters into the News Feed so users can see what their friends are 'Like'ing. When users '+1' a search result, their action is indexed -- placed on a back burner -- and viewed only when their social connections perform the same or a similar search.
Read this article: Google +1 to rival Facebook "Like"
Social media can be an engager, an adviser, an awareness raiser. It can build connections. Sometimes, it can burn bridges-- how many apologies have we seen for ill-received Twitter rants? But there is no doubt that social media, if used correctly can, and should, play an important role in your company. How do we know? Let’s take a look at how one of the big guns is utilizing social networks in its marketing campaigns.
This was a pretty eventful week for us at Volacci (DrupalCon and South by Southwest Interactive: AHH!), and the social media industry was not far behind. Quite a few of the big players announced new features to their sites. Too busy to read up on all of them? Well, here's a quick rundown to keep you up-to-date.
Read this article: Social Media Showdown: This Week on the Social Interwebs (March 7-11)
"Google depends on the high-quality content created by wonderful websites around the world, and we do have a responsibility to encourage a healthy web ecosystem," said Google fellow Amit Singhal and engineer Matt Cutts Thursday on the official Google blog.
Read this article: Google changes search algorithm, demands better content
Some of you may have already begun to notice that with the holidays rapidly approaching your web traffic has started to drop significantly. This is typical. During the holidays, we have noticed that outside of e-commerce clients, the traffic to sites is usually down quite substantially.
Read this article: Holiday Blues: Website Traffic and the Holidays
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could promote your AdWords product ads with something more than a standard text ad? Boy, that’d be the day, right?! Wrong. That day is here and the time is now, my search-happy friends.
Read this article: Google Rolls Out Product Listing Ads for Search Engine Advertising Results
The fine folks at Google certain know how to keeps themselves busy. On their continuous quest to improve the overall user experience of internet search, they have recently rolled out two new search features that bring a tear of joy to my eye.
Read this article: New Google Search Features: Search Previews and Google Instant for Mobile
Mobile advertising is a relatively new phenomenon in world of strategic communications, so it goes as no surprise that some campaigns have recently violated Google’s policy for content guidelines. Known as the “google slap”, this legendary ban is dished out when marketers violate too many rules when using Google’s search engine advertising service: AdWords.