The Weekly Compete Pulse

Welcome back! This first week back after New Years has been full of reflecting on 2011 and making resolutions and predictions for 2012. What are some of your most memorable moments from 2011? Looking back, BostInno discusses the impact of free products from PR companies: Will Blog for Food…or Maybe Not. How Freebies Have Changed the Blogging Landscape.

Going forward, what are some of the New Years resolutions that you made this year? TechCrunch proposes that in 2012, we need to overhaul our current system for commenting on blogs: Do Blogs Need Comment Reels? Yes, and Here’s How.

Similarly, Search Engine Watch notes that it looks like Google’s Panda update resolved to improve the quality of search results: Search Engines are Wining the War on Content Farms.

What do you think is in store for 2012? Mashable predicts, among other things, that future analytics will be a big hit in 2012: 5 Predictions for Online Data in 2012.

Finally, AdAge predicts that 2012 will bring about big changes in the advertising world: Welcome to the Beginning of the End of the Fragmented Ad Tech World.

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About Kendra Bissonnette:
Kendra comes to Compete to work in the Online Marketing department as the social media co-op. Kendra is currently a student at Northeastern studying Communications and Interactive Media. Find Kendra on Twitter @KNBissonnette.