This was definitely one of those weeks where the days just flew by here at TechWyse. The warm summer weather is still sticking around as August is slowly unwinding. With fresh changes from both Facebook & Google, we definitely have lots of great Internet Marketing news to report to you this week, so enjoy!
Internet Marketing News – 2010 08 23
Google Small Business Engagement
Google is now once again focusing on Small Business in its never ending development agenda. This week Google launched two new areas for Small Business owners to voice their needs to the Google Community.
Google has launched a small business blog which will be designed to give companies the ability to share knowledge how they can grow larger in a shorter frame of time. Organizations that use pay per click management services will be among those who will be able to benefit from this blog.
Deanna Yick from the Small Business Blog team said the site will act as “a central hub that brings together all the information about our products, features and projects of specific interest to the small business community”.
Visit the Google Small Business Blog today!
Google has launched a section in the AdWords Help Center aimed at helping small businesses improve their campaigns.
“The Small Business Corner is designed to give those of you who are running your own AdWords accounts the opportunity to share best practices in discussions with your peers so that you can make sure your AdWords account is doing all it can to support your business goals,” says Google’s Miles Johnson. “This new category is not about troubleshooting specific account issues, but rather about sharing and learning from the experiences of others.”
Visit the Google Small Business Corner today!
Facebook Places takes aim at Google
With over 500 million users, Facebook has once again realized it is sitting on a Goldmine. Facebook Places is the latest example of how information is being presented on the Internet. Facebook Places allows you to “check in” to any nearby locations from your mobile phone or add a new listings yourself. Once checked in, you can begin sharing that activity with your friends via their newsfeed.
Now of course it will take Facebook some time to build out its local database especially if privacy concerns once again rear their head(which lately has been increasing).
This is just another huge sign that Facebook and Google are increasingly butting heads as two of the top five destinations for World Wide Internet users.
This week we present to you a brand new Factual Based Search Engine. Swingly is an answer engine, but not like sites like Yahoo Answers, which too often is an opinion engine and more like a forum or message board. Swingly is a fact engine that pulls information from sites like, but saves you the time from reading page long documents- as it narrows your answer into a quick summary. One other great item about Swingly is that there are human elements at play, too. Users can provide feedback via small links next to each search result.
Although there is definitely a growing number of Q&A sites already available, we definitely think there’s room for Swingly to compete very fairly – and of course be very successful. If you’d like to try it out, sign up for the public beta at beta.swingly.com. You’ll be asked to create an account with your Google, Yahoo, Facebook, or OpenID account.
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