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Realtime Search stop due to Google/Twitter breakup

Google Google Realtime Search As we told you yesterday, Google Realtime Search has ceased for now, which means you’ll no longer see tweets and Facebook updates among search results. We told you we’d update you if we found out more, and today we have. Google has let its contract with Twitter expire, sending Search Engine...
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SEO 101 for Travel Bloggers

Several weekends ago, for the first time, I accompanied my wife, Geraldine (aka Everywhereist, whose blog was just placed on Time.com’s Top 25 Blogs of 2011 and then on Forbes’ Top 10 Lifestyle Sites; woo hoo!), to Vancouver, BC for a professional conference focused on her career rather than mine (TBEX – the Travel Bloggers Exchange). Given that...
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New Google + doesn’t add up to a Facebook killer

It’s hard to imagine that there is a Facebook killer somewhere around the next tech innovation, but there probably is. Granted, in the end, it won’t look much like a “killer� but probably closer to something new, shiny and different that has enough new whiz bang boom to garner attention. Many thought that this was...
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WordPress 3.1 Downloaded 15 Million Times In Under 5 Months

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What Google +1 Means for SEO

When thinking most of us hear the world “Internet” several things come to mind but when we say “search engine” Google has the monopoly on this term. In fact, the term “Google it,” has become a phrase most of us utter at least once a day. Google has this notability for good reason; it is...
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Microsoft signs search pact with China’s Baidu

Google has exited the Chinese market market for online search, but two of its biggest rivals, Microsoft and Baidu, have signed a pact to cooperate in the populous country. Specifically, Microsoft will supply search results for English-language queries on the Chinese search engine, according to representatives for both companies that spoke to The New York...
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WordPress 3.1 Downloaded 15 Million Times In Under 5 Months

The latest stable version of WordPress, 3.1, was first released on 23 February 2011. Now, less than 5 months later, the blogging software has been downloaded over 15 million times according to a tweet posted mere minutes ago (and the download counter). Joomla just recently announced that its software has been downloaded 23 million times...
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The huge untapped potential of Q&A content for SEO

Question and answer content has been around on the internet a lot longer than the web. From the early days of usenet (and before that, on prehistoric technologies that came before my time) people have been asking experts for answers. You can’t fail to have noticed, however, that it has resulted in some of the...
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Report: Engineers make Facebook ‘hack’ to mimic Google+

Think Google’s budding social network Google+ is a copycat of social networking juggernaut Facebook? Think again. A group of engineers has made a hack in Facebook that mimics the way Google+ builds friend lists, tech site TechCrunch reported. Facebook engineers Vladimir Kolesnikov, Peng Fan, Zahan Malkani, Brian Rosenthal designed Circlehack, which gets inspiration from Google+’s...
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Tumblr Now Has More Blogs Than WordPress.com

Tumblr now hosts more blogs than WordPress.com, despite having existed for half the time of its competitor. According to Tumblr’s info page, the site hosts more than 20.9 million total blogs, up from 7 million in January. By contrast, WordPress.com’s stats reveal that the platform powers 20.8 million Web sites. Tumblr was founded in 2007,...
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