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Wajam: We Do Bing Social Better Than Bing Wajam: We Do Bing Social Better Than Bing

Wajam recently released a new and improved version of its browser add-on that brings a more social experience to Google. The company has now released the counterpart for Bing and Yahoo. Since Wajam released the Google version, of course, Bing …

New Bing Is Available To Everyone In The U.S. New Bing Is Available To Everyone In The U.S.
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Last week, Bing unveiled some new changes to its search interface, including greater social integration, and a social pane on the right-hand side, showing results from your Facebook friends and “people who know” from Twitter. Bing calls this pane “sidebar”. …

Google: Personalized Search Results Are Lifting Clickthrough Rates Google: Personalized Search Results Are Lifting Clickthrough Rates
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Google launched Search Plus Your World earlier this year. Most Google users probably just know it as Google filling their results with a lot more results based on social connections. A lot of users complained about it, but Google appears …

Will the New Bing Improve Social Media Authority Rankings? Will the New Bing Improve Social Media Authority Rankings?
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When Microsoft unveiled the new Bing format yesterday, it became clear that the company is banking heavily on social search. The entire right column of Bing’s new three-column search results formant will be given up to social results. The column …

Mark Zuckerberg: The Unlikely Zen Guide to Bing’s Social Design Mark Zuckerberg: The Unlikely Zen Guide to Bing’s Social Design

Bing’s new design for search that incorporates a Facebook-driven social sidebar came by way of some pretty sagacious guidance from a man who’s made a career out of turning the internet into a more personal experience: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. …

Facebook Search Engine Could Nab 22% of the Market if Launched Today Facebook Search Engine Could Nab 22% of the Market if Launched Today
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A new study conducted by Greenlight, a digital marketing agency, suggests that Google+ could be more successful than had been previously expected and that Facebook, should it actually launch a search engine, would capture nearly a fourth of the global …

A Different Take On Google Social Search (Coming to Yahoo And Bing Too) A Different Take On Google Social Search (Coming to Yahoo And Bing Too)

If you don’t like Google’s approach to social search with Search Plus Your World, you may or may not like Wajam and its newly redesigned Google search experience. Wajam has been available as a browser add on for quite some …

Wajam Makes Personalized Results Less Obtrusive On Google Wajam Makes Personalized Results Less Obtrusive On Google

Some people like personalized search results based on their social connections. Some don’t. Google thrust Search Plus Your World upon users earlier this year, to mixed reviews. While it has an on/off toggle, it has littered search results with more …

New Facebook Search Engine In The Works, Should Google Worry? New Facebook Search Engine In The Works, Should Google Worry?
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It looks like Facebook is finally taking search more seriously. The company is reportedly working overtime on improving its own search feature, which leads us to wonder if it may even have something bigger up its sleeve. We’ve written about …

Google Shows Twitter Results In “Search Plus Your World” Fashion Google Shows Twitter Results In “Search Plus Your World” Fashion

Update: A Google spokesperson tells WebProNews: “Like you wrote up in your article, it’s not new. Search plus Your World builds upon existing search features such as Social Search, personalized search, and authorship. You will continue to see existing Social …

Should Facebook Do Search To Compete With Google? Should Facebook Do Search To Compete With Google?
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We’ve talked about this concept a number of times in the past. In 2010, for example, we ran an article: “What if Facebook Goes Search While Google Struggles to Go Social?” It’s interesting how relevant this conversation still is over …

Twitter: Google Should Be Ranking Us Better For @username Twitter: Google Should Be Ranking Us Better For @username
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Twitter made it clear that it was not thrilled with Google’s new “Search Plus Your World” set of personalization features very shortly after it was announced. Twitter General Counsel Alex Macgillivray tweeted: @amacAlex MacgillivrayBad day for the Internet. http://t.co/Az4rdNVQ Having …

Google “Search, Plus Your World” Makes Google More Personal Than Ever Google “Search, Plus Your World” Makes Google More Personal Than Ever
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Google just announced some new elements it is bringing to Google Search: personal results, profiles in search, and people and pages. They’re billing the changes collectively as “Search, Plus Your World”. Should Google be getting more personalized? Let us know …

Bing’s New Holiday Marketing Campaign, Now With More Rudolph Bing’s New Holiday Marketing Campaign, Now With More Rudolph

Recently Bing announced a new holiday marketing campaign for its Bing search engine. The new campaign finds Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and his friends, taking center stage in four separate advertisements for Bing. Each advertisement was done in the same …

MC Hammer Announces WireDoo, A Relationship-Based Search Engine MC Hammer Announces WireDoo, A Relationship-Based Search Engine
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Although you probably know MC Hammer as that guy with that song with those pants, the 49-year-old pop-rap pioneer has become quite the tech nerd in the last few years. He’s dipped his toes in startups and is a fixture …

Bitly’s Take On Social Search Bitly’s Take On Social Search
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Social search is an interesting animal, mostly because there are so many different approaches. There’s realtime search, like we’ve seen from Google+ and Topsy in the last week. There’s Google’s social search, which simply sprinkles social results throughout its web …

Julpan from “Orion” Creator Acquired by Twitter Julpan from “Orion” Creator Acquired by Twitter

Twitter has acquired Julpan, a social search company founded by Ori Allon, who is credited with the creation of the Orion Search Engine, and an algorithm Google bought the rights to for use in search refinements. He left Google last …

Search Google+ With This Tool Search Google+ With This Tool
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Many of us have wondered why Google+ didn’t launch with a search feature. I mean, it’s Google. Still, there are ways to search it that should suffice, at least until Google finally launches an official feature. Developer Andrew Shen, for …

Wajam Adds Location to Social Results on Google, Bing, Yahoo Wajam Adds Location to Social Results on Google, Bing, Yahoo

We’ve written about Wajam a few times. From my personal user experience, I think these guys are getting social search better than just about everybody, and now they’ve taken it a step further by adding location into the mix. Wajam …

Add Your Google+ Circles to Results in Google Search, Bing, IMDB, Wikipedia, eBay and More Add Your Google+ Circles to Results in Google Search, Bing, IMDB, Wikipedia, eBay and More
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We’ve written about Wajam a few times. It’s a social search tool that you can add as a browser extension, which displays results from your social networks at the top of Google or Bing search results. For example, I can …

Microsoft Doing Something Else with Social Search (Internally) Microsoft Doing Something Else with Social Search (Internally)
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What looked like the beginning of a social search engine from Microsoft was spotted at socl.com. Fusible discovered that Microsoft owns the domain socl.com, visited the URL, and was greeted by a landing page for something called Tulalip. The screen …