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Google’s +1 button may be used to help re-order search rankings
Google is planning to turn its +1 button into a crowdsourcing tool to help re-order search results and fight web spam. It will embark on studying the clicks on +1 buttons as signals to influence the ranking and appearance of websites in search results. If the +1 clicks are eventually used to help determine search rankings, then there’s going to be heavy pressure on sites to embed the Google+ button.
Twitter’s Promoted Tweets go live
Twitter has just ramped up its ad plan again with ads to appear in a user’s Tweet stream from accounts not being followed. The concept, which went live today, is described as “Promoted Tweets to users like your followers”.
What are the top 10 small business Facebook pages?
More often than not, huge brands’ Facebook pages are heralded as great examples of engagement and fan activation – but what about small businesses that don’t have the same global fanbase? Check out the top 10 small business Facebook pages – selected out of 1400 nominations for some ideas and inspiration.