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Great Articles You Missed Last Week in Search and Social – November 22

22 November 2011 BY

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Are you keeping up with all the great content right here on the site? The posts from our regular bloggers and now the exciting guest post series about integration? To keep up you can off course register for our newsletter and our RSS Feed or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

But as you know there is a lot more great content out there. Every week we collect some great stories, blogposts and others from around the web for you to take a look at. Not news stories, but valuable content which can help you take the next steps. Below you can find the second post of this series with great content coming from all over the world! Enjoy!

Do Social Links Affect SEO? A Correlation Study

A absolute valuable post over at Performics which takes a look at the connection between social and search when it comes to links. We know most of them don’t give any ‘juice’, but there still might be a correlation between social links and rankings. Performics looks into that.

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Track Likes, Tweets, and +1′s as Affiliate Conversions

More social links. And more research, but this time it is more about tracking these links. More specifically: tracking them as an affiliate. Hasoffers talks about setting up social engagements as affiliate conversions.
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Private search engines look to usurp Google’s supremacy

Private search is challenging the supremacy of Google by offering premium analysis of paid content that is beyond the reach of the search engine giant. While Google claims to be organising the world’s information, companies such as Dow Jones are talking up private search as superior for businesses and professionals, especially as the amount of privately held, paid news content proliferates.

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The Power of Integrated Search Marketing in a Social Media World

It’s important for marketers to think more holistically about their search marketing programs because with brands and consumers empowered to publish 24/7 via mobile, tablet or computer, we live in an age of information overload. Lee Odden takes a good look at search and social. It could have been a post part of our integration series ;).

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SEO for Google+ Profiles and Pages

Google+ is quickly becoming an important element in search. And you can optimize your profile for SEO. Kristi Hines explains how on Searchenginewatch

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The Top Eight Rules of Networking

Going to a conference and intending to network and really make something out of it? This story from the Wall Street Journal hits the nail on the head when it comes to things you should and should not do.

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27 Key Takeaways From Link Building, SEO & Social Media Sessions at PubCon Vegas 2011

Takeaways from several “link building” sessions of PubCon Las Vegas which include Links With Maximum Juice and Minimum Risk, Real World Low-Risk High-Reward Link Building, SEO 2011 – Greg Boser, Link Building 2011 – What’s Hot, and Daily Social Media Success

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Should I Work In-House or at an Agency? [10 For/Against]

5 Things That Rock and 5 Things That Suck About Agency Work. A nice discussion. And one which goes nicely with our mystery blogger guest post about inhouse SEOs a few weeks back.

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Why Blending Usability & SEO Really Matters

Whenever the phrase, “usability and SEO”, enter a conversation, there’s a very good chance it goes in one ear and out the other. Corporate management interprets it as “We need more money”, and middle management fixes their poker face until they’re free to run to Google to look up the term.

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At Google X, a Top-Secret Lab Dreaming Up the Future

In a top-secret lab in an undisclosed Bay Area location where robots run free, the future is being imagined. It’s a place where your refrigerator could be connected to the Internet, so it could order groceries when they ran low. Your dinner plate could post to a social network what you’re eating. Your robot could go to the office while you stay home in your pajamas. And you could, perhaps, take an elevator to outer space. These are just a few of the dreams being chased at Google X, the clandestine lab where Google is tackling a list of 100 shoot-for-the-stars ideas.
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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.
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