WebiMax

How do you know if you’re getting the scoop on Snoop or some impostor?  Facebook’s name-verification facelift. If you didn’t get notified, you need to raise your level of clout…

Badgeville also made changes, integrating information from Klout, giving brands the ability to interpret if social ‘studs’ or ‘duds’ are taking part in ‘gamification.’

Are tweets allowed in all countries?  That’s a good question explored in Ryan Buddington’s post on Twitter and international censorship.

Do you plan on taking a trip this spring?  If you’re using Kayak to book a hotel, you’ll be pleased to know Durba Chatterjee blogged about how Kayak has integrated TripAdvisor ratings, helping the former’s users make better decisions based on the experiences of others.

 

Around the Web

Ken Wisnefski and Danny Sullivan were featured in a Fox News article on political Google bombs.

Rand Fishkin discusses and provides suggestions in regard to forming a Web marketing team.

Todd Bailey comments on social media remembering Whitney Houston.

Greg Sterling reflects Valentine’s search and mobile stats.

Matt McGee on January, online usage stats.

Liz Borod Wright on social media tips for bloggers.

Neil Patel on getting attention through social sharing.

Happy weekend, search fans!  You have some time this weekend.  Catch-up on your online marketing/search engine optimization reading.  I’ve read, synopsized, and delivered links to informative tidbits from around the world of search.  Take a gander at what I’ve gathered:

Facebook

The Facebook brand is not shy about showing its face in the media.  WebiMax CEO, Ken Wisnefski, made contributions to this MSNmoney article on Facebook’s IPO.  Additionally, it’s always enlightening to know a little about the man behind the business machine; get friendly with Mark Zuckerberg‘s managerial style through Todd Bailey’s post.  Lastly, what are Facebook’s plans for mobile advertising?  The mobile industry is expected to dial-in big numbers this year.  Read about Facebook’s mobile advertising participation through John Borkowski’s post.

 

General Search

WebiMax VP, Todd Bailey, did a guest post on search engine optimization, explaining how to get toward the top of the SERPs for preplanned terms and phrases, taking from his Dx3 Canada presentation.

See the latest Comscore results, showing Bing outscoring Yahoo from Search Engine Land.  Also from SEL, this post on Google traffic; Google still gets traffic from a number of verticals.

 

Technical SEO

Do you want to address integral, SEO technical issues in an hour?  Read this SEOmoz post by Dave Sottimano.  Before you address problems, maybe you need to develop a technical SEO process; read this post from another Mozzer, Stephanie Chang.

 

S(eo)aturday Drivethru…

Here are some quick links to read while you’re on the go…

Joanna Lord on inbound marketing

Lisa Barone on 12 respected ladies in search

Jon Cooper on natural link building

Anthony Pensabene on brand awareness