This Week on the Web: Facebook Graph Search, G+ Highlighted Posts, and Our Google Super-Villain Infographic

We’ve seen some exciting new developments this week on the Web. Here’s our recap of the best!

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As you’ve recently heard, Facebook implemented video onto their Instagram platform. But they didn’t stop there! To keep up with the competition with Twitter’s Vine, they recently made the videos from Instagram embedded-able across the Internet. Facebook also kept busy by also rolling out their official Facebook Graph Search to the public. The beta version of the new search tactic was rolled out in January, but at last, it’s available to all. We’re not sure if this is good or bad . . . but you should check your privacy settings people!

In other news, Google is revamping its Google + platform with it’s new feature: highlighted posts. Seemingly similar to Facebook’s tactics to show you stuff your “friends” have liked, Google will now be emphasizing posts that were +1’d by people you have in your circles.

Every two years, Moz (formerly known as SEOmoz) releases a report to determine which attributes of pages and sites have the “strongest association with ranking highly in Google.” The 2013 search engine ranking factors include a few of the following findings, as listed by Moz itself:

  1. Page Authority correlates higher than any other metric we measured.
  2. Social signals, especially Google +1s and Facebook shares are highly correlated.
  3. Despite Penguin, anchor text correlations remain as strong as ever.
  4. New correlations were measured for schema.org and structured data usage.
  5. More data was collected on external links, keywords, and exact match domains.

 

Last, but certainly not least, we were very excited to release our latest infographic this week. What if a super-villain got a hold of the 50.2 billion dollars in revenue that Google generates a year? We broke it down here:

How a Super-Villain Would Spend Google’s Revenue

Check out the full graphic, which we’re proud to say is hand-drawn and ready to print as a high-quality poster!

 

 

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Sydney Banks

Sydney Banks is one of the Social Media Coordinators at Customer Magnetism. She spends her days in the office strategizing social media content, managing ad campaigns, and generating reports. Away from work, she stays busy entertaining an active Golden Retriever and being a wife and mom. She is only slightly obsessed with Minions and it’s not unusual to see minion paraphernalia close by at all times.