Weekly Picks: Bad reviews can now hurt your search engine rankings


Very interesting week! Google changes its ranking algorithm to factor in negative reviews. Record sales for online retailers during Cyber Monday (good news for the economy). 5 million people check-in to Foursquare and more:

Google Changes Its Rank Algorithm In Response To DecorMyEyes Story
http://techcrunch.com/2010/12/01/googl/

Being bad to your customers is bad for business
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/12/being-bad-to-your-customers-is-bad-for.html

How the Fortune 500 Use Social Media to Grow Sales and Revenue
http://mashable.com/2010/12/02/fortune-500-social-media/

Customers pay by swiping smartphones, not credit cards
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2010-12-01-mobilepayments01_ST_N.htm

eBay Cyber Monday Mobile Sales Up 146 Percent, iPhones Dominate Transactions
http://techcrunch.com/2010/12/01/ebay-cyber-monday-mobile-sales-up-146-percent-iphones-dominate-transactions/

Boom! 5 Million Users Check-In To Foursquare
http://techcrunch.com/2010/12/01/foursquare-hits-5-million-users/

YouTube Officially Launches Ads You Can Skip
http://techcrunch.com/2010/12/01/youtube-officially-launches-ads-you-can-skip/

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