Google +1: Google’s Social Search to Compete Against the Facebook Like Button

On April 2, 2011, in Facebook, Google, Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, Social Media, by Abbas Alidina

Google just launched Google +1 to improve the search results we see by making them more relevant to us based on the recommendations of other people. Google +1 is currently in beta mode and has not yet been officially released. If you feel like exploring, head over to Google Experimental Labs and take +1 for [...]

The Convergence of Search & Social

On December 22, 2010, in Marketing, Middle East, Search Engine Optimization, Social Media, Speaking, Training, by Abbas Alidina

Will Social Media replace the need for Search Engines? Or will Social Media co-exist with Search? I recently joined fellow trainer and good friend, Akanksha Goel, to deliver a presentation on this topic at the Social Media Marketing Masterclass (SMMM) organized by IIR Middle East, one of the largest training organizations in the region. From [...]