U Rank: Microsoft Discovers Social Search

Everybody wonders what’s bubbling away in Google Labs, to the point that we sometimes forget that other major search companies boast their own research and development departments. To wit, Microsoft Research began offering its own variation of social search in October 2008. Dubbed U Rank, it’s an interesting experiment.
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Content is King: Information Architecture

A web site’s content does not exist in a vacuum. You need to have the right content to interest your target audience, but you also need to have your site set up so that it’s easy to find and very obvious as to what your site is all about. This means both the search engines and your visitors will find it easily. Keep reading to learn how to make this work.
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