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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.
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 How Hashtags Work from @seosmarty over at @Moz It's probably a bit outdated (Google Plus has been steadily given up hashtags since then) but it gives a good overlook of how hashtags operate on different social media sites. 3.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 ...
As unbelievable as it sounds Twitter is over ten years old. This is a ton of information. And even though it may feel like yesterday, most of us have joined Twitter years ago. How often do you look back? Do you know if it’s even possible? Today’s round up has three tools allowing you to go back in time and access your personal Twitter archives.
We took a little break for the holidays, but now we’re back! Even though haven’t written a post in a few months, our forums didn’t take a break at all. In fact, if anything, they’ve been a bit busier discussing some of the latest news. This week’s title refers to the (perceived) growing power of online reviews.
Instagram has become one of the hottest social networks around. But did you know you can do more than just post photos? Here are ten insanely, awesomely helpful hacks to try right now. Change The Format Of Your Picture Once upon a time you could only use squares for your Instagram photos. Which was a real pain if you wanted something that didn’t fit well within those confines.
With news of Vine’s demise recently announced, the question of the next big thing has been on everyone’s minds. What will Twitter come up with next? Will it turn a medium on its head in the way Vine’s little looping 6-second clips managed to do? Will it launch something incredible and life changing? It will be awhile before we can find out about their next move.
Some people call them “content upgrades”, I prefer the term “digital assets“; either way they are important to invest time and money in: Digital assets attract links and social media shares (And thus generate traffic and increase your site rankings) Digital assets build brand loyalty by letting your site users take your brand home with them (Download, bookmark, install whatever you have cre.
Perhaps the biggest piece of news this week is that Google’s mobile-first index has awoken. The project is starting small, Google says. Over time it will grow until the whole web is covered. At that time, and moving forward, the mobile index will be of significant importance to webmasters. Our community members are busy dissecting and discussing this and other pieces of news.
Instagram is quickly becoming the platform to beat in the world of social media. As of 2016, there are 500 million active users. While the applications are still not as solidified in the marketing niche as you see with Facebook and Twitter, it has becoming a uniquely valuable tools for brands looking to appeal to a generation moving further away from the standard networks.
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