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Great Articles You Missed Last Week in Search and Social – November 14

14 November 2011 BY

We try to give you as much valuable content as possible. Most of that content comes straight from our very own keyboards. Content you can find in the great articles from our bloggers. To keep up with that great content you can off course register for our newsletter and our RSS Feed or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

But we have to be honest: not all of the great content on the web comes from State of Search. There are many other writers out there who produce great content. Content we at State of Search lover to read. And we love to share that with you. So starting today we will bring you an update on some of the best stories out there. Not news (most of the time), but valuable content which can help you take the next steps. Below you can find the first of this series with great content coming from all over the world! Enjoy!

ROTS: Return on Time Spent

Marketer’s are always losing battles to time. Time is all you need to get everything done and to be most effective marketer possible. Marketing operations are more complex than ever before and the demands on our resources are constantly increasing. We need to identify solutions that help us get the most bang for the buck; because we aren’t about to get 25 hour days any time soon. Bryan Eisenberg goes into a few tools which might be helpful.

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Greenlight > How much do Google rankings fluctuate in a day?

Interesting post which looks at fluctuation in rankings. As you will see there are a lot of fluctuations. But what to do with it?

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Yahoo Stops Selling Ads To “Retargeting” Firms

Yahoo has stopped doing business with “retargeting” companies who used to buy and resell its ads. AllthingsD looks at the why and the consequences.Peter Kafka at AllThingsD discusses what the consequences might be.

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Gary Morgenthaler Explains Exactly How Siri Will Eat Google’s Lunch

Is Siri going to be the ‘Google killer’ we’ve all been waiting for to appear? It could be. Gary Morgenthaler thinks so and explains why on TechCrunch. Must read.

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Was More Personalized Search Google’s latest trick or treat?

An in depth look at some of the latest Google changes which seem to be focussed on Personalization. A very interesting post on the SEER Interactive website.

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Five Steps To Better B2B Lead Generation

Many questions I get when it comes to social is “what about B2B?”. There are still many companies struggling with that. This article from B2Bbloggers.com takes a look at just that, but takes it in a broader perspective.

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Tracking social media activity on and off your website

Anna Lewis (Koozai) describes on Econsultancy how you can track social media activity. The question always raised is how you can measure Social. Anna goes into that.

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Google: Why Businesses Will Want To Be On Google+

Business Insider analyses what Google+ Pages for Businesses can mean for businesses.

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Eric Schmidt Is Right: Google’s Glory Days Are Numbered

Some people say Google is finally getting some real competition, from Siri this time. Has Google indeed hit its high point and are all the balls on the table?

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Google+ Pages Now Open For Businesses, Brands, Places & More

Searchengineland reports extensively on the launch of Google+ Pages for businesses. Analysis by Danny Sullivan who writes about the history of Plus and businesses, how to create a Page and what we can expect.

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Bas van den Beld is a speaker, trainer and online marketing strategist. Bas is the founder of Stateofdigital.com. -- You can hire Bas to speak, train or consult.

Nice job, you found it!

Now, go try out the 12th one:

Use Google Translate to bypass a paywall...

Ran into a page you can't read because it is blocked or paywalled? Here's a quick trick (doesn't always work, but often does!):

Type the page into Google translate (replace the example with the page you want):

http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ja&tl=en&u=http://example.com/

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