BrightEdge Weekly Search Recap – 10/14

This week we announced our exciting new S3 platform and hosted the Share 11 conference with a range of great speakers and informative sessions. With the holiday seasons approaching SEO Moz has some e-commerce suggestions, and we also saw some information about new trends in mobile search, Twitter links and plugins, Facebook marketing and a Silicon Valley  tribute to the memory of Steve Jobs. Read on for more!

Simply use this list of the top ten e-commerce tips and tricks to update your site. By considering some of the most common e-commerce goals, you can implement the best ways to get your site holiday-ready. From increasing visitors and encouraging repeat business to improving your conversion rate, these tips cover all your bases. Find out if your site lands on the naughty or nice list by comparing it to this holiday hot list.

2. Google+ Search Goes Real Time & Gains Hashtag Support

Google has announced that its still relatively new Google+ Search feature now will update its results in real time plus has new support for hashtags.

Silicon Valley isn’t a place with a long memory. There are plenty of people who migrate here in search of wealth, without knowing much about its history. To them, only the newest technology is important, not the stuff of the past. They race ahead from one bubble to the next, oblivious to the fact that there are such things as boom-and-bust cycles.

Google has inched back above the 66% market share threshold in the latest numbers from Experian Hitwise. And both Bing and Yahoo saw slight drops during the month of September.

Twitter is forcing all hyperlinks submitted within tweets and direct messages to use its URL service, the company announced on its developers blog today.

Are links from the Yahoo Directory, DMOZ, Best of the Wen and other directories still valuable for SEO purposes? Or has the rise of social media and other channels made directory links less relevant?

Twitter analytics startup SocialGrapple has been acquired by Google. The exact details of the deal were not disclosed, but TechCrunch notes this is more of a talent acquisition by Google.

With Facebook’s major changes set to roll out this week, little thought has been given to answering how Timeline and the revamped Open Graph will affect our interaction with rest of the web, and how websites stand to benefit. I believe that weaving Facebook even deeper into websites is going to yield a positive experience for consumers and sites alike. Here’s why.

Mobile developers are increasingly finding the power of social integration in their apps, which is one way to make them engaging and sticky and to help get the word out about their apps. But all social integrations are not equal.

The prediction that Internet traffic originating from mobile devices will eventually exceed that of desktop computers connected to the Internet is on its way to a reality.