Many Blogs are posting on the Good and Bad Predictions this year. However, here is another list as a gist of all the predictions being made online for the social media network on the World Wide Web.

  1. Social Commerce will be a BIG word this year. People will be investing in setting up online social shops inviting the shopaholics and social bugs online to buy through social commerce.
  2. Companies will try to determine how best to integrate with the explosion of social gaming.
  3. Mobile version of the social site is a mandatory aspect of today’s world and if you don’t own an application you need to get updated.
  4. Marketers will have a more focused market targeting new innovations and capturing the social audience.
  5. Social Media will be the main stream keeping in mind the biggest platform of buyers and sellers as FACEBOOK followed by capturing their target audience on TWITTER and finally grabbing the attention to the working and profile of the company through LINKEDIN.
  6. Small business will find a better chance and better place on Social media to compete with the bigger names at low cost bringing in big competition.
  7. Fifty-four percent of all companies block social media in the workplace. Expect this number to decline as companies start to leverage their employees more and more as media outlets.
  8. More people will learn they can plug their laptops into their high-definition televisions and watch online content and get rid of their cable television service – and bill. This will only result in the intensification of Net neutrality talks in Washington.
  9. The trend of marketing dollars moving from traditional media to digital media continues at a rapid pace.
  10. Social media will have an ever-larger impact in the search engine rankings.

We suppose that these and many more predictions rely on the internet making various promises and predicting the year ahead, However, the above mentioned some tend to be quite unique and stable on the recorded performance of the highly competing social media websites.

Many more online mergers and acquisitions are being predicted to come up. It is being predicte that Twiter and Facebook will be facing more and more competitions. Google ME is supposed to be landing this spring in competition with the other social media spaces. Orkut and Myspace have already lost their positions and nothing much can be expected out of them this year.

What are your points in addition to the Social media predictions?

What more do you think can be the part of the he database on social media predictions? Do share your views and comment on the existing predictions that have been hovering over the World Wide Web.

I started Using Chrome a year back, Honestly I wasn’t satisfied with it’s performance at the earlier stage. However, after fighting with Firefox, which crashed many times daily and demanded updates that slowed browsing and constantly interrupted me, I gave Chrome a second chance.
My biggest concern was the lack of extensions (“plugins” for Firefox users), but after about an hour on the Google Chrome Extensions site, that was no longer a problem.

So, I’ve compiled a list of the best Chrome Extensions for SEO and a few other can’t-live-without extensions (in no particular order).
1. Chrome SEO

Includes page, backlink, traffic and rank stats, and more.
[download & install now]

2. SEO Site Tools

Includes internal and external page data, social media stats, server information and more.
[download & install now]
3. Google Similar Pages beta (by Google)

Shows pages similar to the Web page you’re currently browsing.
[download & install now]

4. Domain Details

Shows domain, website and server details at a glance.
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5. PageRank

Shows Google PageRank on your toolbar.
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6. SeoQuake

Appears to be based on the Firefox plugin (currently in beta).
[download & install now]
7. Speed Tracer (by Google)

Shows page performance data.
[download & install now]
8. Ultimate Chrome Flag

Get domain, page and server data as well as PageRank and the hosting country’s flag icon.

[download & install now]
9. SEO Playground

Shows great on-page content information.
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10. Whois+

Get Whois, DNS, Email and Ping information for the current domain.
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Filter your Anayltics report

Google Analytics Filters

Google analytics is a unique tool which helps us in knowing our visitors and tracking their activities to a website. A website has traffic from many visitors, sub domains, sub-directories, IPs, geographic locations and google analytics provide us systematic report about the traffic. But the report given by analytics can be over or under estimated as we have not informed it about how to track the site and which are the parameters on which they have to estimate the data. So there is a feature, called FILTER MANAGER in Google analytics through which we can track the traffic which are of actual use to us, by setting filters. Filters are the way of manipulating the data which we are getting about our visitors. Through filters, we are specifying what data to be collected and what data not to be collected.

Some of the Google Analytics filters which are essential for the webmaster are:

-         Excluding the traffic from IP addressesA website also get the traffic from our own staff, our competitors and other non target audience so we will collect the IPs of all these users and set a filter for this.

-         Excluding the traffic from the sub-domainsIf a website have many sub domains and we just want to see the traffic from our main domain or specific sub domains only then also we will set a filter for all the sub domains from which we don’t want to see traffic.

-         Excluding the traffic from non-targeted geographic region: Sometimes we are targeting a specific countries or region for our website but due to lot of natural search traffic we are getting visitors, who are out of our target so we will set a filter which will exclude the non targeted geographic region.

-         Excluding the Traffic from sub-directories: If we don’t want to see the traffic from the entire sub directories we will set a filter for these sub directories.

-         Excluding the traffic from irrelevant Referral sitesIt is been observe that there are many referring sites which are sending traffic to the website but among those sites, some are just sending non targeted audience so through filter we can exclude these irrelevant sites so that we can get more specific traffic.

-         Excluding all lowercase or uppercase: Sometimes the urls written in both uppercase and lowercase refers to the same page but google analytics report it as a unique pages so we will use filter for excluding either lowercase or uppercase.

-         Setting Long Cookie session : If the first party cookies expires too soon and our visitors returns after that session then the visit is counted as unique so it will be redundancy of data so to avoid we should set long duration for cookies.

-         Tag all the pages: We should be sure that all the pages are well tagged with Google Analytics code so that all the traffic can be estimated from all the pages.

-         Including the PPC traffic: If we are running any PPC campaign and want to know the traffic generated by it then we should set a filter for these campaign which will only show the traffic generated by the campaign.

-         Track e-Commerce transactions: If we are doing some e commerce activity and we want to know the actual status of it then also we should set a filter for tracking the activity.

There are several other filters also but I have explained main filters of google analytics in my blog with which we can get more unique and valuable data of our visitors coming to our website. Now we just have to create profile then set all these filters according to our requirements.

It is still Jan 2010 but the Marketing Executives Networking Group (MENG) report says that 82% of all companies are planning to incorporate social media into their marketing and PR plans. As per the social media strategy the following points should be considered in a row:
· Listen to conversations
· Establish share of voice
· Set goal/ benchmarks
· Find bloggers and communities
· Identify influencers
· Develop a content strategy
· Pick tools
· Create and deliver the content
· Engage and facilitate conversations
· Measure results
All the above mentioned points are of importance let’s get to know a little more about each of them.
1. Listen to conversations:
Conversations represent the topics of discussions that are in news. Be aware of what is in news and what world is talking about you. Being online is sharing every bit of you with the world. Conversations also include what kind of feedbacks you get rather than what you expect. Conversation with people on social media that leads to discussions shall enhance your own features. Such discussions help you get more productive and with effective feedback you get a chance to improve and satisfy peoples need
2. Establish share of voice:
When you look into millions of conversations on net t is necessary to identify where you stand. Share your voice in such discussion pools and identify the rate the net public gives you for the article or a topic of discussion. This shall be analysed by the amount of comments, feedbacks and clicks that are graphed.
3. Set goals/ benchmarks:
The above mentioned conversations will help you further in setting goals. Derive the proper need or request from your organisation. Set it as a goal and work on it.
4. Find bloggers and communities:
You need to inspect places which relate to your business. You have to know where the conversation and discussions are taking place so you can allocate your resources for best ROI.
5. Identify influencers:
Check out who is influencing you. Note who your customers trust. Building relations with people who have a grave impact on a group of people will attract quality crowd to you. Network with influential people has a influencing impact on your company.
6. Develop a content strategy:
Your presence on internet is due to the quality of your content. Develop good content that is eye catching and good at grammatical concern. Content should be precise but specific and should have a magnetic quality so as to force readers to return to your content. Social media depends on content and socializing needs to converse on content regularly.
7. Pick tools:
Social media is a large platform to socialize and build customer network. Be particular at choosing your area of socializing. It is not necessary to build quantity of social media user ids but to pick up quality sites to spread word.
8. Create and deliver the content:
Once you have decided on the content strategy and the platform to spread word is confirmed, bright ideas will naturally flow in and you will shortly know what to create and how to deliver this content.
9. Engage and facilitate conversations:
Today people no longer want to be passive by-standers but want to be the part of the league by playing a part in a conversation. Social media is about bi directional flow of conversation.
10. Measure results:
Social media conversations can be measured. Check in for the fan page insights or record in graphs the conversations, interactions and then the traffic to your website through the social media sites.

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  • Google Webmaster Tools: Well there are so many thing you can do with Google webmaster tool, some of them are:Geographic target,Preferred Domain,Image Search, Crawl Rate, Web Crawl, Content Analysis,Statistics,Link Data, Sitemaps.
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  • LinkVendor.com: You can find list of SEO tools to find out what competitors did and interpret all data for your advantage.
  • SiteYogi: Give you an overall of your website performance in term of seo
  • Alexa: Give you traffic rank of your website along side some other detail of your website
  • SiteRake: Siterake allows site owners to chart the performance of their site in the search engines.
  • URLmetrix: Check your web popularity, rankings
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SEO Tools for Finding Backlinks

  • Backlink Watch : This SEO Tool help you to get complete detailed information about quality and quantity of backlinks pointing to your website
  • Link Diagnosis : Examine your link Competition. This tool can show you all the important information about your competitor’s links. The report includes pagerank, anchor texts, no-follow information and more…
  • Domain Backlink Checker : This free SEO Tool analyzes up to 1000 inlinks (backlinks, inbound links) to arbitrary page (or website) and shows domains of backlinks.
  • Bad Neighborhood Tool : This SEO Tool will scan the links on your website, and on the pages that your website is linking to, and flag possible problem areas.
  • Broken Link Checker : Check the Broken Links
  • Domain-Pop : Use Backlink Check to: analyse your domain- and IP popularity (analyse your own homepage URLs) find new link partners (analyse competitors hompeage URLs) find link exchange networks (analyse suspicious homepage URLs)
  • Majestic SEO Backlink Tool: Majestic-SEO is worlds biggest backlinks and anchor text database where you can get detailed reports about your competitors backlinks and anchor text.
  • LinkScape : SEOmoz’s flagship product, Linkscape, allows access to link information on more than 38+ billion URLs across 237+ million domains.

SEO Tools for Keywords Research Help

  • Google Sets: Automatically create sets of items from a few examples
  • Google Insights for Search: With Google Insights for Search, you can compare search volume patterns across specific regions, categories, and time frames.
  • WordTracker Labs : This tool provide you list of keywords related to you term/keyword/phrase.
  • Adwords Keyword Tool: Nice keyword suggestion tool mainly used in PPC, But i find it very help in SEO Process while selecting keywords for my projects.
  • KeywordSpy: Find which keywords your competitor using..
  • Adwords Traffic Estimator: This tell you the number for people wil search for defined terms/keywords per day.

SEO Engine Simulator Tools

  • SEO Browser: Check how a Search Engine sees you website.
  • Spam Detector: This tool analyzes a web page, searching for characteristics that search engines could consider spam
  • Website Speed Test: Find out how fast your website loads
  • Spider Simulator: Show’s you A spider’s eye view of the web page
  • Spider View: Discover how spider bots view your website.
  • Spider Test: Shows the source code of a page, all outbound links, and common words and phrases.

SEO Site Grader Tools

  • SEOmoz Trifecta Tool: Measures metrics to estimate the relative popularity and importance of Page, Blog or Domain. Trifecta replaces SEOmoz’s Page Strength tool.
  • websitegrader This SEO tools Perform a complete analysis of your website and give rank to your website base on SEO Factor out of 100
  • WebSiteGrader.com: Website Grader is a free seo tool that measures the marketing effectiveness of a website. It provides a score that incorporates things like website traffic, SEO, social popularity and other technical factors.
  • Webmaster Grade: This SEO tool perform a Domain lookup
  • Website Analyzer: Use this SEO Analysis Tool to analyze and measure the ranking potential of your web pages.
  • SEO Scorecard: How does your website compare to your competitor’s websites?
  • Popuri.us : A SEO tool to check at-a-glance the link popularity of any site based on its ranking (Google PageRank, Alexa Rank, Technorati), social bookmarks (digg, mixx), subscribers (Bloglines, etc) and more!

SEO Tools for SERP

  • Shoemoney SERP Tool: This seo tool show the ranking of a term in different search engine for a particular website
  • DigitalPoint SERP Tool: This seo tool can be used to check search engines (currently supporting Google, Yahoo and MSN) for search engine ranking and track those ranking historically, which as you probably know is critical when doing Internet marketing for your website(s).
  • SearchBliss Google Dance: Show the result of a key phrase in different data centre of Google.
  • SEOcase.net: Show the result of a key phrase in different search engines.
  • Exact Factor: Show the result of different key phrase for a given website.

SEO Firefox Tools

  • Search Status : Display the Google PageRank, Alexa rank and Compete ranking anywhere in your browser, along with fast keyword density analyser, keyword/nofollow highlighting, backward/related links, Alexa info and more.
  • SEO Quake: Seoquake is a Mozilla Firefox extension aimed primarily at helping web masters who deal with search engine optimization and internet promotion of web sites. Seoquake allows to obtain and investigate many important SEO
  • Rank Quest: RankQuest SEO(Search Engine Optimization) Toolbar provides you quick access to more than 30 intuitive SEO tools. Alexa Rank and Page Rank provided by Alexa and Google respectively ensures the popularity of the site. Once you download and install the SEO Toolbar you are only one or two clicks away from carrying out most of your day to day SEO…
  • SEO Pen: Provides some basic tools to help with search engine optimization. Including google backlinks, yahoo backlinks, PageRank check, http header viewer, and more. All features are available by right-clicking on an open area of a web page, or by using…
  • SEO Workers Analysis Tool: SEO Workers Analysis Tool extension allows you to perform a basic analysis of the page in your browser with a single click. The results from the SEO Workers Analysis Tool are structured into the following useful groups:
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  • Kgen: KGen (Keyword Generator) is an extension that allows you to see what keywords are strong on visited web pages. Than, you can retrieve them for social sharing (tag filling) or webmastering/SEO
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  • High Light All : Automatically highlight and count all occurrences of the selected text with just a click (substitute to Ctrl-F with highlight option). Another click in the document removes highlighting.
  • Firebug: Firebug integrates with Firefox to put a wealth of development tools at your fingertips while you browse. You can edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page…
  • HTML Validator
  • SEO Book for Firefox: HTML Validator is a Mozilla extension that adds HTML validation inside Firefox and Mozilla. The number of errors of a HTML page is seen on the form of an icon in the status bar when browsing.
  • Using Stylish to Show NoFollow
  • View Source Chart

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