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Blogging: Analytics, SEO, and Content

Blogging: Analytics, SEO, and ContentWork with the former marketing director at Conde Nast Digital to improve your search rankings, integrate social, and increase traffic to your blog! Starting November 5, Jim Hopkinson will teach you how to analyze KPIs, monetize your blog through ads, sponsorships, and affiliates, and leverage your blog toward a larger platform such as publishing, speaking, or consulting. Register now!

Facebook Gifting App EGifter Starts Using Algorithm To Go Beyond Birthdays

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Several Facebook gifting applications have relied upon birthdays to get users to interact. But eGifter, an app from GroupGifting.com, wants to change that. The team recently introduced to its app an algorithm to recommend good times to give gifts other than birthdays. For instance, if a friend posts that they’re celebrating a milestone such as a baby, engagement, or new job, eGifter will learn this and recommend a gift.

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Facebook’s Entity Graph Brings Real-World Relevance To Graph Search

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What is that makes Facebook’s graph search tick? The entity graph — Facebook’s set of place-specific data. Every time users are prompted to describe a little more about places where they checked in, that’s the entity graph at work. It’s Facebook’s way of making sure the real world comes across accurately on the social network. Mashable recently took a look at what the entity graph is and how it fits into graph search.

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How Facebook Killed The Web’s Incognito Days

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The early days of the Web opened the doors to everyone’s interests. You might have thought you were the only one in the world thinking like you. But after a quick search on, say, AltaVista, you realized that there was an entire forum dedicated to the obsession of (add your [weird] interest). You could do whatever you wanted — read, watch, and listen — and nobody could follow what you did.

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