LijitImage from WikipediaThere’s a Lijit search widget over on the right side of my blog. A friend asked me last week what it did and why I had it. Frankly, because I really like the neat little avatar display of all my social networking sites where I can be found. You can click on them and find me immediately.

Lijit’s wheelhouse, however, is what I’ll call trusted search. By entering a keyword in the search box, you are searching content from Social Media Explorer, but then also content from my social networks, sites in my blogroll, that I link to and so on. Essentially, if you trust me for your social media information, you can search for items on the Lijit widget over there and get data from places I trust, too.

Tara Anderson from Lijit was trying to maim me with stickers at South by Southwest last month, so I turned on the camera and we talked about Lijit. And she hints around about a soon-to-be partnership with “a big blog network” that, to my knowledge, has yet to be announced still.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylHnZgyVPA8[/youtube]

Tara’s pretty persistent, too. After first reaching out to me last fall and getting a promise to check Lijit out, she emailed me back a few weeks later and called me on not following through. The widget has been on my sidebar since. And I think I came home from Austin with 40 Lijit stickers. Let me know if you want one.

[tags]Lijit, blog search, trusted search, social media tools, tools, Tara Anderson, Jason Falls, SME-TV[/tags]

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Jason Falls

Jason Falls is the founder and chief instigator for Social Media Explorer's blog and signature Explore events. He is a leading thinker, speaker and strategist in the world of digital marketing and is co-author of two books, No Bullshit Social Media: The All-Business, No-Hype Guide To Social Media Marketing and The Rebel's Guide To Email Marketing. By day, he leads digital strategy for CafePress, one of the world's largest online retailers. His opinions are his, not necessarily theirs. Follow him on Twitter (@JasonFalls).

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  • http://learntoduck.com Micah

    OOOOO! Can I get one? Oh wait, I work with Tara, nevermind!

    Jason, it was great meeting you at SXSW, and I look forward to connecting again soon…

  • http://www.themobiblog.com TheMobiBlog

    Jason,

    Awesome podcast interview as always.

    Im going to give lijit.com a shot I’ll be sure to let you know how it works out.

    Oh and last but not least Tara OMG what a Sexy, Exciting, Animated Women..Id buy the Brooklyn Bridge from her.. lol

    Good Work Man!

  • http://www.socialmediaexplorer.com Jason Falls

    Micah … Likewise. Keep up the good work man. You guys rock.

    Thanks Mobi. And I’ll be sure to let Tara know she has a fan!

  • http://iquitforlijit.typepad.com/i_quit_for_lijit/ Tara Anderson

    Jason, it was wonderful having the chance to hang out with you more this past weekend. I really appreciate your support, your love of Bourbon and your bear hugs. Thanks for this video and let me know if you run out of stickers!

  • http://www.socialmediaexplorer.com Jason Falls

    Hey Tara,

    Had a blast at BS08 as well and was tickled you were there. I love my bear hugs, too … maybe I should do them with Lijit stickers reversed on me so the victims become billboards for you!