Five For Friday — January 14-18, 2013

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Here are this week’s most interesting and informative posts and articles concerning online marketing and search engine marketing:

1.  Analysts Are Unimpressed With Facebook’s Graph Search — Mashable reports on the initial perceptions of Facebook’s new search feature, the big news item for this week.

2.  Will [Not Provided] Ever Reach 100% In Web Analytics? — Search Engine Land’s Vanessa Fox reacts to the news that Chrome will be moving to secure search and what that might mean for web analytics already struggling with the keyword not provided issue.

3.  How to Spot Bad Data Within Your PPC Campaigns & What to do About It — Search Engine Watch has a very useful roundup of ways to identify the type of bad data that might be messing with your PPC campaigns.

4.  I Am Rand Fishkin: Ask Me Anything — Kind of a different item from regular news, but Rand of SEOmoz invites anyone to ask him anything. There are some nice gems in here, as well as a lot of insight into what makes Rand tick. I’d put up the same kind of opportunity here, but I’m not nearly as interesting!

5.  How to Make Sure Your Website Passes the Dreaded Blink Test – HubSpot has great advice with 12 ways to avoid losing visitors the second they land.

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About the Author

Frances Krug has worked in market research since graduating from UCLA with an MA and CPhil in Latin American history. As an editor and online content provider for the last 7 years, she currently is Associate Editor at iNET Interactive, where she also directs Search Marketing Standard's email marketing program.

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