Hi everyone! Hope you all had a great week. One of the stories that was on the spotlight this week was that of Facebook’s introduction of Graph Search. For quite a while, many where speculating that Facebook would launch a mobile phone, etc., and the announcement of Graph Search was really quite a surprise, at least for some. So what does this mean? Will it be a threat to Google? Not yet sure, but I think that for now, the dent if any, would probably be more on the revenue side of things than users letting go of Google. Let’s see. Anyway, Facebook is saying that Graph and Web search are two different things:
Graph Search and web search are very different. Web search is designed to take a set of keywords (for example: “hip hop”) and provide the best possible results that match those keywords. With Graph Search you combine phrases (for example: “my friends in New York who like Jay-Z”) to get that set of people, places, photos or other content that’s been shared on Facebook. We believe they have very different uses.
On Google’s side of thing, Denis Labelle today shared on Goggle+ a set of links that walks you through a lot of stuff on G+. I’m sure that there should be one or another that will spark your interest.
New Google+ User: Google+ Videos
How to use Google+
1.Google+: Set Up Your Profile
3.Google+: There’s more to explore
4.Google+: About Circles
5.Google+: Reading and Responding
6.Google+: Broadcast Your Hangout To The World
7.Google+: Getting Started With Hangouts On Air
8.Google+ Events: Introducing a new way to get together
9.Introducing Google+ Events
10.Google+: Organize your photos
11.Google+: See who a post is shared with
12.Google+: Edit your Photos
13.Google+: Manage the content in your stream
14.Google+: Switching between your profile and page
15.Google+: Search and trending topics
16.Google+: Photo tagging
17.Google+: Mention someone in a post
18.Google+: +1 across the web
19.Google+: Visibility of content
20.Google+: Sharebox and Notifications
21.Google+: Start a Hangout
22.Google+: Find People You Know
23.Google+: Customize Your Settings
24.Google+ Events: Share event photos instantly with Party Mode
25.Google+ Events: Make your invitations stand out
26.Google+ Events: See everyone’s event photos in one place
27.Google+ Events: Creating an event with Google+
28.Google+: Share photo albums
Finally, In this week’s Whiteboard Friday, Rand shares his favorite way to get links and social shares, while simultaneously seeding future plans to get links automatically built for you.
As usual, in no particular order:
- 5 SEO Mistakes That Even Experts Miss
- 10 Simple Things SMB Websites Need To Fix Before SEO
- What Will Be Google’s Panda/Penguin For 2013?
- Seven quick tips for anchor text links in 2013
Content Marketing/Small Business Bites
- Reduce Bounce Rate: 20 Things to Consider
- The Ultimate Guide to Advanced Guest Blogging
- How to Make Sure Your Website Passes the Dreaded Blink Test
- 5 Writing and Marketing Articles You Can Use
More Cool Stuff and Other Roundups
- How The New Facebook Search Is Different & Unique From Google Search
- What Social Sites Are Millennial Teens Favoring Today?
- How to Drive More Twitter Traffic to Your Blog with WordTwit
That’s it! Enjoy, have a great weekend!