Facebook and Twitter Tool To Show The Real Search Results – Right at the beginning of the week, a new tools was launched by engineers from Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. The tool is actually a bookmarklet that whenever clicking on it whenever searching in Google, its switching the search results to show other social networks results besides Google+.
Google Panda Update January 2012 – Google has confirmed this week it conducted another “data refresh” for its Panda algorithm for the first time in 2012, after the last one occurred 9-10 weeks before. No new signals or factors have been implemented in this update and no general major rankings movement has happened.
Google+ With Nicknames and Pseudonyms – For the first time in its short life, Google+ has began allowing users to use nicknames (as long as it isn’t offensive or belongs to a known figure) and established pseudonyms (Madonna, Lady Gaga, etc) after a few days of verification process.
Webmaster Tools New Updates – Two new updates have been implemented into Webmaster Tools: A new way of calculating the average query position (considering only the top positions) and a whole new sitemaps section where the webmaster can test his sitemap for errors.
Twitter Tries Expanding To The Non-Western World – Twitter has introduced two updates in an effort to attract more international users. First, it announced that on translating right-to-left languages (Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew and Urdu) and second, Twitter announced it will begin censoring Tweets and users in specific countries.
Facebook Will File For IPO This Week – Another report is indicating that Facebook’s public offering is getting closer: The WSJ is reporting that Facebook will file for IPO in the upcoming week, in an effort to raise $10 billion for a $75-100 billion company’s worth estimation, in one of the biggest public offering in history.
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