Google Affiliate Network Gets New Recommendation Engine

Google announced that it has released a new recommendation engine for the Google Affiliate Network. Publishers can go to the Advertisers > Recommended advertisers sub-tab to find a list of available programs ranked based on relevancy and predicted performance. Recommendations…

StumbleUpon Now Recommends Sites and Interests

Stumble Upon has started rolling out a pop-up along the control bar at the top of the page that recommends sites and interests based on the things that you Stumble frequently. If you Stumble pages on a site frequently, StumbleUpon…

Foursquare Explore No Longer Mobile-Only

Foursquare announced that it is expanding the “explore” feature that has been available for mobile, to include a web version at foursquare.com/explore. Essentially it’s a way to utilize Foursquare’s huge number of check-ins and personalization based on your own check-ins,…

Businesses on Facebook Need to Include Their Location

If you have a physical location tied to your Facebook page, you have a much greater chance to build your “like” count, because Facebook recently implemented a feature that prompts users to recommend a Page when they “like” it. The…

Search, Personalization And Recommendation

Lately, there has been a lot of discussion about the future of our information consumption. Are we going to be using search in a different way or using niche search engines? Are we going to get recommendations from from our social network? Will the results be personalized based on our behaviors, or even just a list of topics that we like? If you ask three different people you will probably get three different answers. The context can also change the answer. If someone is mobile, search may not be as relevant as recommendations.