Bing Lists ‘Alternatives’ In Search Results

By Aaron Wall

Bing recently stated testing listing ‘alternatives’ near their local search results.

I wasn’t able to replicate these in other search verticals like flight search, or on an iPhone search, but the format of these alternatives looks similar to the format proposed in Google’s ongoing monopolistic abuse case in Europe:

“In effect, competitors will have the ‘choice’ either to pay Google in order to remain relevant or lose visibility and become irrelevant,” a European consumer watchdog, BEUC, said in a letter it sent to all 28 EU commissioners. The letter, seen by The Wall Street Journal, terms the deal “unacceptable.”

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Stay Savvy Online: Social Media Tips for Job Seekers [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Irfan Ahmad Today social media allows us to be more connected than ever before. Unfortunately this means that potential employers are able to learn more about us than we would like. It’s more common than you may think for these discoveries to prevent employers from even considering an application.

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Source: Social Media Today

    

Four Things You Can Do Now to Increase Traffic to Your Website

By leaderswest The creators of Triberr, Dino Dogan and Dan Cristo are also expanding the network by offering paid campaign opportunities for bloggers and a host of other cool stuff. It’s a pretty great distribution channel that has greatly amplified my traffic. Incidentally, I hear a lot of people say that they tried Triberr and don’t “get it.”

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Source: Social Media Today

    

5 Steps to Executing a Perfect Facebook Sweepstakes

By Jim Belosic Building a successful Facebook app goes beyond making the app look good. A clean look that’s branded and clearly displays your promotion or strategy looks better than an app that has been thrown together. However, an app that is executed well involves a variety of elements, and we’ll outline them here.

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Source: Social Media Today

    

Digital Divisiveness: Electronic Displays of Insensitivity Take Toll on Relationships [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Irfan Ahmad Did you know that nearly 9 out of 10 people report their relationships being damaged as a result of the insensitive use of technology. According to a recent study of more than 2000 people, 90 percent respondents say that their friends or family stop paying attention to them in favor of their digital devices.

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Source: Social Media Today

    

How to See Which Facebook Pages Have Liked Your Business Page

By andrewmacarthy Do you want to find out which other businesses have liked your Facebook Page? Discovering this is a good way to check out if the competition is keeping tabs on you, and often provides a good list of related company’s that you might want to reach out to in order to join forces with to work together in some capacity.

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Source: Social Media Today