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If you have recently put in a search term in Google, you may have noticed the results containing an expandable grid box. In this box are a series of questions involving the search term you looked for. Each of these questions can be expanded using a drop down menu to see the answer. The answers offer a link for continued reading in the page they have been drawn from as well as ...
Facebook has taken the next step in their attempt to become more business integrated and savvy. Their Messenger system is allowing companies to create bots letting users purchase products, request services, get information, and more. All from a personal message window on their Facebook dashboard. Here’s how to add a chatbot Here’s how to create one These are the nine ...
As we become more and more reliant on our smartphones, mobile marketing becomes more critical for the modern brand. The sooner we get on the mobile marketing train, the better off we are going to be. Certain trends have become obvious, and ignoring them puts a serious damper on our branding results.
The SEO world has more acronyms than you can shake a well-optimized stick at, and our communities are talking about some of the biggest ones this week. On Cre8asiteforums, we’ll talk about social media and compassion, Amazon’s strange new .bot TLD, and lending a hand to an old friend. From WebmasterWorld, we have stories about vanishing image search traffic and the difficulti ...
Next week I am heading to Pubcon SFIMA, so I thought it would be a good time that I try a couple of new Twitter tools to make the most of it. I love using Twitter when I go to conferences because it helps me get much more out of an event in terms of connecting to people and getting my word out there.
It’s that time again! Pinterest, Twitter, and YouTube are the topics du jour. They don’t get a lot of coverage in our communities, usually, so this is quite a treat! On SEO Chat, one of our senior members, Prof.stan, has started a thread all about marketing strategy on YouTube. There’s a new thread about 404 errors (spoilers: Google usually doesn’t care about them).
You may have noticed an interesting trend developing on Instagram lately. People are using emoji’s in their descriptions and comments. Not just a little bit… sometimes there will be as many as ten emoji’s in a single description. This isn’t that unusual if you think about it. Instagram is a visual platform, and it encourages visual storytelling.
This week, we bring you stories about domain leasing, the spread of HTTPS, web design, content and blogging, and more from our communities! January was a busy month for us, and the last week of it was filled with exciting news and discussion. What I love about the stories we have this week is that they’re so new and fresh compared to our usual fare.
Greetings once again, SEO fans! We’ve got a big t-bone steak of an update for you this week. WebmasterWorld’s administrator, engine, was kind enough to put together a “Best of 2016” thread which I’m dying to share. If you know the caliber of discussion that happens on WebmasterWorld, then the idea of a “best-of” thread should already have you salivating.
Making your site faster has been a hot topic for many years now. It started with Google announcing site speed a ranking factor and it’s got hotter with the mobile search traffic getting more and more discussed. Sadly, it’s also one of the most complicated topic to discuss. You are unlikely to handle speeding up your site yourself: You’ll need good developers to rely on.
Kim Krause Berg is celebrating 19 years with Cre8asiteforums – and that’s worth celebrating! You can do so by visiting them and reading their archives. We have a thread this week all about that, as well as threads from WebmasterWorld and SEO Chat about what it means to be an SEO, interstitial penalties, and image tags.
Social Media for Business 101 from our own @IMNinjaSuzy A good place to start, this article organizes what you may already know listing some essential tips and tools. 2. How Hashtags Work from @seosmarty over at @Moz It's probably a bit outdated (Google Plus has been steadily given up hashtags since then) but it gives a good overlook of how hashtags operate on different social media sites. 3.
Happy New Year and welcome back! We took a little break from writing these posts, but our communities were still churning out great threads! On Threadwatch, we have news about Google throttling traffic and the death of the Link Search Operator. Webmasterworld members are discussing Facebook’s journalist outreach program and keywords, while SEO Chat members are all about duplicate content.
Social media world is always changing. We see new platforms emerge and go on a monthly basis. I am personally always sad to see platforms go because I realize their teams and hard work behind each project but life is life. It never stops! Here are the three we saw go in 2016: Blab Blab used to be the best Google Hangout on Air alternative out there.
Tweeting is much more than posting 140 characters in hopes someone out there will read and click the link. Twitter has gone far beyond its original 140-character limit. These days you can upload images and videos and play with different formats and packaging. Tweeting about your products or offers is perfectly fine.
Big news this week, folks! Unfortunately, it’s bad news. Yahoo recently admitted to being hacked again… in 2013. The hackers took information from one billion accounts, which is staggering. In other news, Google has changed their “In the News” section to a “Top Stories” section to escape accusations of fake news, AMP URLs will be changing soon, and Bill Slawski has a fantast ...
I confess, being more active on Medium has been on my list for a couple of years now. Still getting there, so to get inspired, I’ve decided to look into the related tools. And I was impressed. Really loved what I found: Do you feel like starting on Medium now? Inspiration 1. Top Publications This is a leaderboard for Medium publications.
From fake news and AdSense spam to site migrations and Google experiments, we’ve got a lot to talk about this week! As usual, our communities are buzzing with the latest news and SEO tips and tricks. I’m especially excited to share some advanced discussions from WebmasterWorld this week. One begins as a thread about bad links and Penguin, but evolves into a great discussion ab ...
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