Kickstarter Unveils New #Tags to Track Project Trends

Kickstarter wants to make it easier for potential backers to find specific types of projects and browse projects pertaining to certain themes. They also want to be able to display which types of projects are trending on the site at…

Foursquare Lets You Tag Facebook Friends, Even If They Don’t Use Foursquare

On Monday, Foursquare updated their apps with a new rating system for locations. Now, when you find a business using the explore feature, it will have a number rating (from 1-10) attached. According to the company, this type of rating…

Google News Introduces Standout Content

Leveraging Google News for traffic and pageviews is a strategy that’s been around as the popularity of Google News began to increase. For instance, an article from SEOMoz discussed the approach, and it was written in 2006. Now, thanks to…

Facebook Tweaks @ Mentions

The @ mention of friends or pages on Facebook has been a success since it debuted in 2009.  People inherently like to include others in their communications, and tagging a friend is the surest way to make sure that they…

Google Talks Local Search Relevance Factors

Google is placing a great deal of emphasis on local in its search results these days. In fact in many cases, it would appear to significantly reduce the importance of ranking in the regular organic results