Google+ seems to be all the rage these days, with wildly divergent views among social media practitioners and users with respect to the viability of the social network. Personally, I’m still on the fence with regards to the current value of Google+ to brands and marketers
Judging by the growth in companies offering Facebook News Feed Optimization (NFO) services, it seems that an industry analogous to SEO (Search Engine Optimization) may be in development. The SEO industry has had its fair share of critics comparing many offerings to “snake-oil”. Will the same happen here? Can you really optimize messages for Facebook’s News Feed?
A just released study by SEO specialist Bright Edge suggests that many brands, particularly retailers, are starting to see well-optimized Twitter and Facebook pages in their top search engine results. While this should not be surprising to any marketer, it does reinforce the fact that social media is helping users discover branded content and destinations. […]