Keyword-based app search engine startup Quixey added the ability to find Facebook apps this week. Users can now type in what they’re trying to do, such as “promote my band” and receive recommendations of apps across mobile operating systems, browsers, social networks, and the web. Quixey does a satisfactory job, returning generally relevant results, but missing some of the most popular Facebook apps when users search for their function.Continue
Wajam, a social search extension for the browser, has added Google Plus integration, alongside Facebook and Twitter, so that users can search their friends' posts across all three major social networks.
The plug-in displays personalized results, accompanied by faces and profiles from social networks, inside normal searches. The Wajam team says they recognizes Google Plus' appeal as "a viable alternative" to Facebook, but they also criticize it for its lack of deep search features.Continue
Tired of waiting for Google - you know, the search engine company? - to add a functional search feature to its new social network Google Plus? Yep, so were we. So we did a little Googling, and found a way to add it ourselves. No, it's not a browser extension. (There is one of those, of course, but it's filled with ads.)Continue
Google Plus has been live for barely two weeks, but inevitably, online marketers and search engine optimization experts are curious about how the new social product might influence organic search rankings in the future.
Officially, there's no official indication of how Plus will affect SEO, but plenty of speculation and some obvious hints about where things may be headed.