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What Does the Filter Bubble Mean for Measurement and Search Engine Optimization?

May 27, 2011 6 comments

Dotcom vs Dotorg

In my past post, I talked about the societal ramifications of the “Filter Bubble” as described by Eli Pariser.  Essentially Google and other web platforms (including social networking sites like Facebook) have been quietly manipulating what each of us sees so that everything is personally-tailored to us.  I tend to think that this pushes us further toward an unsettling future where we live in our own insular cocoons, distanced more starkly from those who aren’t like us.

The Filter Bubble also has serious ramifications for measurement and search engine optimization (SEO), practices of dire concern to anyone in public relations, marketing, or advertising.  If Google looks different to every single person searching it, what does that mean for PageRank? Read more…

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