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Search Links of the Week: New Products, Features, and Acquisitions!

Happy Friday, everyone!

This week, plenty of news around new products, features, and acquisitions. Bitly releases their new realtime app, Google introduces the Structured Data tab in Webmaster Tools and they acquired Wildfire, and Quora makes it visible when you view a question.

Great content this week as well, tons of analysis in some of the bigger players like Microsoft’s business model and Facebook fake user counts, as well as plenty of learning like the DIY Media Kit for startups. In case you missed it earlier this week, we also published out analysis of four of the largest PC e-commerce websites in Canada: The Great Canadian PC E-Commerce Showdown. Take a look!

Have a great weekend everyone, thanks for reading!

News

From Bitly Labs: Say Hello to Realtime (Bitly)

Introducing the Structured Data Dashboard (Google Webmaster Central)

Google takes the trojan horse approach to social with its acquisition of Wildfire (TheNextWeb)

A Further Blow to Online Lurking: Quora Will Now Publicly Show Who Has Read a Post (AllThingsD)

Analysis

Microsoft’s radical new business plan is hidden in plain sight (ZDnet)

The New York Times Is Now Supported by Readers, Not Advertisers (New York Magazine)

Facebook has more than 83 million ‘fake’ users (BBC)

Why Google Content Experiments might not fulfil your testing needs (Visual Website Optimizer)

Learnings

Lying on your resume (Steve Blank)

Where the Majority of Link Juice Is On The Web (Point Blank SEO)

The DIY Media Kit for Startups (Onboardly)

Now is the Time for Your Website to Adopt “Microformats” (Smartbear)

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