5 for Friday — Links, Stories & Posts For Your Weekend

February 1st, 2013 by Search Influence Alumni

High 5The Next Frontier For Google Maps Is Personalization — TechCrunch
Google has already personalized most of its search results and Maps personalized with user interests will be next up. There’s a lot to look forward to with Google, so stay tuned over the next few months for updates.


This GIF Search Engine Is Everything You’ve Ever Wanted — Mashable
Any .GIF you’ve ever dreamed of is now easily accessible with Giphy. Find the perfect .GIF for any occasion.


SEO Smackdown Round 2: Old Vs. New Search Engine Optimization — Search Engine Land
Has SEO really changed? Here are some tips about keywords, site design, links, and search behaviors to help you find out what big picture items you should keep in mind.

4 SEO Tasks Small Business Must Do Every Month — Search Engine Watch
Four simple ways to increase traffic to your small business website:
1. Identify Demand
2. Create Great Content
3. Tune Content
4. Track & Promote

How 4 Consumer Brands Are Using Visual Content To Tell Stories & Engage Customers — TopRank
It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it. The same goes for your content and how you present it. Look at how Kraft, General Electric, Sherwin-Williams, and Coach have used visual content to tell their story.