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Social Media News Dec 6th – Google Shuts Down Several Services in December 2011

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The Lowdown on Facebook's New Graph Search

The Lowdown on Facebook's New Graph Search

Rumors have been floating around for years that Facebook would eventually attempt to challenge Google’s space in the search industry by creating its own engine. This possibility has caused G to shift in its seat uncomfortably every time Facebook has made any kind of major announcement lately – a.... More »
Facebook Unveils Suite of Spanking New Marketing Tools

Facebook Unveils Suite of Spanking New Marketing Tools

A Facebook engineer recently announced the introduction of new marketing tools for Pages. The news came by way of a post on the official Facebook Developers Blog on Monday. In the post, Omid Saadati unveiled the new features in detail, and he noted the ways in which they would effectively simplify t.... More »
Revealed: How to Use Twitter’s New Search for Greater Social Exposure

Revealed: How to Use Twitter’s New Search for Greater Social Exposure

Twitter is arguably one of the most powerful sites online today, but the microblogging platform’s search function has always left something to be desired. Never fear: Frost Li (a Twitter engineer) posted an announcement on the official Twitter blog that would effectively erase that problem for goo.... More »
Leaked! Google+ Share Button Coming to SERPs Near You

Leaked! Google+ Share Button Coming to SERPs Near You

As if you needed yet another reason to get involved with Google+. A leak on Twitter yesterday exposed that Big G is testing out a feature in which a “Share” button will appear on each listing in the SERPs. In the Tweet, Berian Reed revealed that he stumbled upon the unusual new feature in.... More »
Breaking Now: Twitter Strong-Arms Third-Party Apps

Breaking Now: Twitter Strong-Arms Third-Party Apps

Straight from the Twitter Developers Blog HQ: Third-party apps bow down, starting today. Those at the top of T Mountain have ushered in a set of strict new rules, and the Internet backlash is heating up – fast. Apps such as Tweetbot are on the chopping block now, and it seems as though Twitter is .... More »
It’s been a while since I’ve done a collection of news for the Social Media Space so today I thought I would do a Round Up of all things Social!

Make sure you check out the topic:
“Google Shuts Down Several Services in December 2011″

There are a number of services that are impacted and if you’re one the users of these services you should plan accordingly.

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It’s Time To Make Facebook Marketing Work

Nearly a billion people around the world use Facebook — and it’s no surprise marketers are chasing all those users. In fact, Facebook says 96 of the top 100 marketers are on the site. But I haven’t spoken to many companies that are thrilled with their Facebook programs. Marketers worry about how few fans they have, about how few comments and wall posts they get, and about the ROI of their Facebook spending — and many of them have good reason to worry…

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YouTube Analytics: This Week in Social Media

Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up-to-date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.
What’s New This Week?
YouTube Releases YouTube Analytics: YouTube Analytics now gives you a quick overview and more detailed reports for tracking your audience building and retention statistics…

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Why Facebook Buying Gowalla Could Change The Social Media Game For Good

Have you ever wondered why Facebook is the world’s most popular social network? Is it all about the user experience? Or is it because Facebook is the undisputed choice for businesses when it comes to social media? Or perhaps because Facebook did most things right while others got it wrong? Well, I strongly believe that Facebook’s biggest strength is its’ continuous focus on innovation and its relentless focus on the ‘Change is good’ philosophy…

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10 Ways to Get More Fans on Facebook

Have you created a Fan Page, but now you’re wondering – “How Do I Get People to ‘Like’ my Page?” If so, you’re not alone. Many people struggle with getting Fans. Here are 10 ways to get more Fans.
1. Create A Customized Welcome Page – Creating a Customized Welcome Page is an excellent way to increase your number of fans…

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Google Shuts Down Several Services in December 2011

After the big clean-up of Google in September and October when also Google Buzz, Google Knol (Wikipedia competitor) and social search engine Aardvark where shut down amongst many others Google now shuts down even more services in an attempt to strengthen its focus on more profitable services.
It seems that Googles hunger to growth was even to ambitious for this giant and now needs to re-focus…

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Social Sharing And Continuous Scrolling Added To Yahoo! Image Search!

Looks like the Yahho! Image search just got better. Yahoo has announced the addition of two new features to the Yahoo Image Search. They are- social sharing and continuous scrolling.
Social Sharing:

It is all about sharing an image you found on Yahoo Image search on social platforms like Facebook…

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8 Small Business Social Media Tips From the Pros

Are you looking for some social media tips to grow your small business?
We asked eight small business pros for their hottest social media tips.
Here’s their advice for you to take your business to the next level.
#1: Show Them the “Real You”
Ed Gandia
Use Facebook to show prospects, clients and customers the “real you…

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Why Walmart is Making a Huge Social Media Mistake

Walmart is turning to its 1.4 million employees for social media help.  This is exactly the wrong thing to do.
In this week’s Advertising Age, I read a fascinating article about Walmart’s efforts to turn its 1.4 million employees into social media brand evangelists.
The idea is doomed to fail on principle alone…

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The Social Network ‘Path’ Relaunches As A “Smart Journal”

As a kid, I always learned – If you fail once and then again, don’t give up and try again!
Each year hundreds of new social networks are launched. Some try to be a Facebook clone and then end up realizing that it wasn’t a good plan in the first place. Others such as Unthink dare to challenge Facebook and though they manage to grab eyeballs, it’s difficult to predict their longevity…

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