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Great Articles You Missed Last Week in Search and Social – November 29

29 November 2011 BY

The guest post series about integration is giving us some really great content, next to all the fabulous content our regular bloggers are writing. 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. Here’s this weeks wrap up!

Listen to the voice of the customer or stop doing business

In a recent study by MarketTools 34% of executives surveyed stated that they were aware of customers using social media to comment on or complain about their company and/or its products. That’s about one-third of respondents. Great, isn’t it? It seems some executives realize that the voice of the customer is channel-agnostic and consumers use social media.

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Google+ Is Slowly Invading Google’s Main Search Results

Google+ content is slowly — but very surely — expanding its footprint inside of Google.com’s main search results. The latest integration comes via the rel=author tag that Google’s been supporting since the summer. Based on tips from Mike Blumenthal Matt McGee reports at Searchengineland.

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12 Social Media Tools Recommended by the Pros

Are you struggling to make social media work for your business? Sometimes a few well-chosen tools are all you need to get your social media marketing working for you.

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Volunia Search Engine: A ‘Radical New View’ of Search

Volunia, an Italy-based search engine, is preparing for its early beta stages. It promises to be a “radical new view” of search, and is being spearheaded by famed technology thinker Massimo Marchiori, PC World reported.

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Social Proof Is The New Marketing

Wikipedia describes social proof as “a psychological phenomenon where people assume the actions of others reflect the correct behavior for a given situation… But how important is it and how does it influence our strategies? Aileen Lee takes a look at this on TechCrunch.

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Why Facebook Won’t Challenge Google in Search

Facebook is not planning to get into the search business, according to a top technology analyst who spoke with management at the social network. A nice analysis on CNBC.

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Lessons Learned from a Google+ Page Suspension

Google+ is still a new social channel, and consequently, there is a relative dearth of guidance on how to successfully navigate and stand out on the network. Mistakes will happen, and in fact, may even be probable.

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Facebook tracking is under scrutiny

In recent weeks, Facebook has been wrangling with the Federal Trade Commission over whether the social media website is violating users’ privacy by making public too much of their personal information. Far more quietly, another debate is brewing over a different side of online privacy: what Facebook is learning about those who visit its website.

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Mark Zuckerberg says the email’s end is nigh. LOL

So email is dead, according to the infant prodigy Mark Zuckerberg, proprietor of Facebook. This news arrived in an email from the editor, where it nestled cosily with the 1,401 other messages that I hadn’t quite got round to reading.

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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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