Trends to Note in the Search Industry

Every so often it helps to take a step back from your industry so you can figure out where it is and where it’s going. The search industry is no exception. I’ve spotted some interesting issues and trends that I’d like to share with you. Finding a way to make use of these trends could help you in the long term.
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LinkedIn Stays All Business with New Social Features

LinkedIn, the social network for business professionals, stepped out of the shadow of larger sites competing in this market with new features designed to help its nearly 17 million members get ahead in their careers. In doing so, it’s showing that there is a lot more to online networking than blogging about last night’s party and sending virtual drinks to your friends.
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eBay Opens Social Networks

When you’re the biggest online auction house around and you’re starting to feel the competition breathing down your neck, what do you do? If you’re eBay, you borrow a bunch of ideas from your competition and try to make them your own. In this second article of a two-part series looking at eBay’s changes, we’ll see what else the site has done for its customers, both buyers and sellers.
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