My tool related learning of the day: I used Adobe Bridge for the first time. It is a “media manager that provides centralized access to all your creative assets.” I don’t know about “all,” , but it was great for finding the kind of images I needed for my work from the company’es vault.
My code related learning of the day: how to use “rel=author” to get my picture in to Googl’e search results. I just need to get a good picture of myself and then I am ready to implement it for my own blogs. Pictures help with higher clickthrough.
My fun learning of the day: how to make a cut up a horizontal portrait of myself and place it in cool chunks onto my Google+ profile page, or as the authors of the guide call it: How to Pimp Your Google+ Profile Design.
And now onto today’s SEO links with my comments in italics:
- Andrew Shotland muses about What Will Google Plus Google Places Equal?
Even if only half of his predictions come through it is a nice little collection of forward thinking possibilities. Whatever form the combination of these tools will take shape it will have serious implications for the SEO business.
- Barry Schwatrz pointed out the specs on how to get your products included into Google Product Search will change in September.
I wasn’t even aware that there are recommended ways to get into the products search. I spent a few minutes trying to find out whether a client of mine can get in even if he is not a Google Merchant, but didn’t figure it out. Will spend some time on it, as the implications could be huge for them.
- An article on SEOMoz on How Google+ Affected Social Shares and +1 Adoption Rates.
I love numbers, particularly if they are visualized. This article doesn’t have cool infographics, just standard charts, but they are still interesting. They examined the top sites on Technorati’s list and found widespread use of the latest tools. No surprises there though.