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Yelp Trends Reveals What's Hot or Not Locally, But Beware of Unreliable Data

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Yelp Trends works like any search engine, except you can compare multiple search terms in the context of one city. Reviews are from 98 cities in 20 countries, so there is a wealth of information to play with, but how much of that data is viable? To power Trends, Yelp draws upon data it has accumulated from user reviews over the past 10 years. But how much of that data is viable? 0 Comments

Foursquare Upgrades App, Transitions Check-Ins to Swarm

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Calling it the beginning of the ‘personalized local search’ future, Foursquare has moved all check-in functionality from Foursquare to Swarm. It has also revealed a new logo and given us a sneak peek of what the new Foursquare will look like. Calling it the beginning of the ‘personalized local search’ future, Foursquare has moved all check-in functionality from Foursquare to Swarm. It has also revealed a new logo and given us a sneak peek of what the new Foursquare will look like. 0 Comments

When Will Social Search Engine Volunia Deliver its Quantum Leap?

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Volunia is the brainchild of search engineer Massimo Marchiori, credited with inspiring PageRank as we know and love it with his Hyper Search algorithm concept. Marchiori shares an update on the new search engine’s progress and upcoming features. Volunia is the brainchild of search engineer Massimo Marchiori, credited with inspiring PageRank as we know and love it with his Hyper Search algorithm concept. Marchiori shares an update on the new search engine’s progress and upcoming features. 0 Comments

Google Subtracts Advanced Search + Operator

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Google has made a change to the way advanced searches are done, much to the annoyance of numerous power users. Google no longer is allowing use of the plus sign (+) operator to indicate mandated inclusion in the search result offerings. Google has made a change to the way advanced searches are done, much to the annoyance of numerous power users. Google no longer is allowing use of the plus sign (+) operator to indicate mandated inclusion in the search result offerings. 0 Comments

Twitter Acquires TweetDeck for $40 Million

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What was first cited as “advanced talk” between the two businesses has been happening for over a month. Twitter beat rival UberMedia in a bidding war for the application development company, paying $40 million for London based startup, Tweetdeck. What was first cited as “advanced talk” between the two businesses has been happening for over a month. Twitter beat rival UberMedia in a bidding war for the application development company, paying $40 million for London based startup, Tweetdeck. 0 Comments

How Twitter Data Can Improve Real-Time Search

Problem: Google must vastly enhance real-time search the same way it improved search in the late '90s: by establishing authority. Solution: see inside. Problem: Google must vastly enhance real-time search the same way it improved search in the late '90s: by establishing authority. Solution: see inside. 0 Comments

The Demise of SEO Won't Be Caused by Personalization

Search engine optimization is evolving, not dead. Let's forget about rankings and focus on traffic and its quality, and improve the user experience. Search engine optimization is evolving, not dead. Let's forget about rankings and focus on traffic and its quality, and improve the user experience. 0 Comments