King Content and the Search Marketing Expo Advanced

The Search Marketing Expo (SMX) Advanced is taking place in Seattle right now. At the event, Bing’s Senior Product Manager Duane Forrester urged, “Never lose sight of the fact that all SEO ranking signals revolve around content of some kind.”

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Yesterday at SMX, both SEOmoz‘s Rand Fishkin and Google webspam team head Matt Cutts spoke about the whole Facebook “Shares” and Google-ranking thing. For those wondering how or whether Google obtains this information, conference attendee Danny Sullivan, editor-in-chief of Search Engine Land, goes to great lengths to unpack the details.

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E-retail is coming to Facebook, in all of its data-rich glory. According to InformationWeek‘s David Carr, MarketLive recently launched a service allowing retailers to set up their stores as they wish on the social media giant. Ulla Popken, one of the first stores planning to use the service, was featured on Internet Retailer.

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Internet Retailer also reports that electronics case vendor Incase has found a way to boost customer confidence by providing 360-degree views of its products on the iPhone. Because mobile Apple products do not support Flash, retailers previously struggled to offer useful rich media on those devices.

As most of us know, online retail has steeply and steadily increased since its inception, and it’s happening all over the world. Figures show that in China, the online shopping market has more than doubled in the past year alone!

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