Focus On The User: Facebook, Twitter & Myspace’s Version Of Google

Facebook Director of Product Blake Ross has created a bookmarklet that people can add to their web browsers to take the “Search Plus Your World” out of their Google search results. Granted, Google has its own toggle to turn the…

“Search Plus Your World” Indexing Content Faster?

You know those new personalized search feature Google launched last week that everybody’s talking about? It looks like there may be another advantage to using Google+ for search. Apparently Google is showing content quicker in the personalized results than it…

Google Search Plus Your World: Marketing Implications

Google launched Search Plus Your World (SPYW) this week (as if you didn’t know), and has sent waves of controversy throughout the media – mostly with regards to competition and relevancy. But what do the changes mean for marketers? Online…

Google vs. Facebook: The “Search Plus Your World” Saga Continues

Wow. “Search Plus Your World” has really left a mark. Google’s new set of Google+ integrations and personalization features into search results has caused nothing but controversy since Google announced it earlier this week. There are two main reasons: competition…

Google Vs. Twitter: Is “Search Plus Your World” Bad For The Internet?

This week, Google launched Search Plus Your World (SPYW), a set of features to personalize search results for users, which also happen to give Google+ content a lot more play in search results. The whole thing has sparked a great…

Twitter: Google Should Be Ranking Us Better For @username

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’s Matt Cutts: “Search, Plus Your World” Returns More Than Just Google Content

On Tuesday, Google announced the launch of “Search, Plus Your World,” which is a set of new personalized search features. For a longer explanation, you can read here, but basically, it involves Google suggesting Google+ content and profiles based on…

Google “Search, Plus Your World”: Twitter Not Happy [Updated]

Update: Google has responded to Twitter’s comments via Google+: “We are a bit surprised by Twitter’s comments about Search plus Your World, because they chose not to renew their agreement with us last summer (http://goo.gl/chKwi), and since then we have…

Google “Search, Plus Your World” Makes Google More Personal Than Ever

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…