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October 28th, 2011 by Search Influence Alumni

StumbleUpon: Where Should You Share? [Infographic] — Social Times

StumbleUpon is one of the most powerful sharing vector services out there, allowing users to “stumble” to your page based on their set of stated interests. This Social Times infographic provides some valuable data on how sharing your content via stumbling can work for you, from hard numbers on how much social media traffic the service actually drives to comparisons of the “half-life” of links distributed via different venues (Twitter, Facebook, et cetera).

Microsoft Wants You to Search the Web Like Miley Cyrus — Search Engine Watch

Microsoft has applied for a patent on the “persona” model of search results, essentially allowing users to search as their favorite celebrity. Read on to learn about some of the potential ramifications of this new system and the advantages it can lend to everyday searchers.
How Much Money Do Viral YouTube Videos Make? — Social Times

As much as we may deride the uninspired lyrics of Rebecca Black or giggle at the uncoordinated antics of Afro Ninja, there’s no denying that the viral video phenomenon can net its stars some serious notoriety. But how about fortune to go along with the fame? Social Times takes a look at the cold hard cash generated by these Internet phenomena.

How Big is Your Long Tail? – Whiteboard Friday — SEOMoz

Optimizing for “long tail” or ultra-specific keywords can be rough, and the individualism in the way people search for things (according to Google, an astounding 20% of search queries at any given time are completely unique) is fascinating. Understanding the art of the long-tail keyword is key, and Rand is here to enlighten you on the basics of this integral part of product-specific SEO.

8 More Habits of Highly Effective Bloggers — CopyBlogger

As a follow-up to her previous set of good blogging practices, CopyBlogger’s Annabel Candy offers up yet another group of tips on how to make your content the belle of the blog.