Martin Beck

Martin Beck is Third Door Media's Social Media Reporter, covering the latest news for Marketing Land and Search Engine Land. He spent 24 years with the Los Angeles Times, serving as social media and reader engagement editor from 2010-2014. A graduate of UC Irvine and the University of Missouri journalism school, Beck started started his career at the Times as a sportswriter and copy editor. Follow Martin on Twitter (@MartinBeck), Facebook and/or Google+.


Facebook Search Finally Lets You Search For Posts Again

More than a year after promising to give users the ability to search for posts, Facebook is finally coming through. The company today announced an update to Facebook Search that will make it possible to find that thread congratulating you on your new job, the hilarious comment you made about Walking Dead last month or […]


Twitter Search Now Indexes Every Public Tweet

Twitter history will soon be more accessible. The company announced today that it is giving users the ability to search within the full archive of public tweets. From a blog post by Twitter search infrastructure engineer Yi Zhuang: Since that first simple Tweet over eight years ago, hundreds of billions of Tweets have captured everyday […]


Pinterest SEO: 7 Tips From A Pinterest Engineer [#SMX]

It’s not hard to make the case that Pinterest is a perfect social network for marketers, and Tailwind CEO Daniel Maloney hit upon the crux of the matter during a session this week at SMX East in New York. Twitter, he said, is mostly about what I’m doing; Facebook is about who I am; Pinterest […]


Bug Causes Some Google+ Elements To Drop From Brand Boxes [UPDATED]

Some Google+ elements have disappeared from Knowledge Graph boxes that appear in Google search for some brands, but Google says this is a bug that’s being fixed. The bug only impacts the Knowledge Graph box appearing on the right side of the search results page. If the brand has a Google+ page, then some Google+ elements are […]


Facebook Tests Searching By Keyword In Mobile Apps

Eventually Facebook will bring Graph Search to mobile devices. At least Mark Zuckerberg says so. In January, he said it would be coming “pretty soon”. Facebook is staying quiet about any timetable, but now and then tests leak into public. In June, it was a test for mobile web users. This week, it’s a test […]

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