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Why Everyone Should Be Moving To HTTP/2: Fast-loading websites have always had an advantage over their slower-loading counterparts because people don’t like to wait. If a site is too slow in delivering information they will simply bounce away. Site speed has also become a ranking factor and the Great God Google can deliver some pretty […]
Introducing the new Google+: Back in July Google ended speculation about the future of Google+, announced it is here to stay, and stated there would be some changes over the coming months. In a fresh announcement made earlier this week via the Official Google Blog, Eddie Kessler (Director of Streams), confirmed the changes are underway […]
Safe Browsing Protection from Even More Deceptive Attacks: Google’s Safe Browsing service is pretty low-key. Many people probably don’t give it a second thought until their browser displays a warning message stating they are about to visit a deceptive site that may steal their personal details or install dangerous software. In an article posted last […]
Free Cross-Promotion for Content Creators: CoPromote is a co-marketing tool that helps marketers and content creators reach more people by using the concept of share and share alike. The CoPromote community already boasts more than 800 thousand members. On a bigger scale that may not sound like a lot, but last month the service helped […]
Meet YouTube Red, the Ultimate YouTube Experience: On October 28 YouTube is rolling out a new service. It’s called YouTube Red and it’s designed to give users more choices when they are watching videos, while also helping to support video creators. YouTube announced the news last week and used the opportunity to tell users a new […]
Introducing the Accelerated Mobile Pages Project, for a Faster, Open Mobile Web: Smart devices have revolutionized the way people access the web, but many sites are not geared towards phone and tablet users. This can be disastrous for publishers. If their site is slow loading, or provides a poor user experience, visitors will click away […]
Are You Really Mobile Ready? You already know how important it is to be optimized for mobile. But are you limiting your optimization efforts to the obvious areas like your website, mobile apps, and mobile advertising? What about the other tools that make up your online marketing toolbox? Go beyond the obvious and make sure […]
A Proposed Protocol for Ethical Ad Blocking: Many online publishers serve ads to their website visitors. In some cases the revenue generated helps pay for site maintenance and hosting fees, in other cases it may be the site’s sole raison d’être. But some people are not happy about being served ads, hence the growing popularity […]
Why Social Advertising? With Facebook continuing to tighten its grip on the reach of promotional updates, and other social media platforms sure to follow suit; it is time to be realistic about whether your social media marketing strategy can survive without including at least some social advertising. Digital ad spending surpassed print ad spending in 2013, […]
Google Brings You Closer to Your Customers in the Moments That Matter: The advent of smartphones has allowed people to access the web anytime, anyplace, anywhere. It’s a real game-changer that affords businesses more opportunities to reach out to potential and existing customers. In an announcement made on Sunday, via the Inside AdWords blog, Google […]
Unleash the Power of the Link: Bitly may no longer be Twitter’s favored URL shortening service, but they currently shorten around 6 million links each month, so it’s pretty fair to say Bitly users are a loyal bunch. In fact, if anything the company is going from strength to strength, but that’s not all that […]
Introducing Signal for Facebook and Instagram: Last week Facebook released a new discovery and curation tool designed to help journalists use Facebook and Instagram more efficiently. The new tool is called Signal and, according to the official announcement on FB Media, it can aid the newsgathering process by giving journalists the ability to “surface” relevant […]
Become a Smarter Marketer with Primer: Small business owners and business professionals working at large companies share a common goal—they need to connect with customers. But keeping up with all the latest marketing strategies that are necessary to reach customers can be hard work, and less than 10% of adults devote a portion of their […]
Connect the Apps You Use, Automate Tasks, Get More out of Your Data: Zapier is a versatile tool that can take much of the hard work out of running an online business, or working online, by providing users with an easy way to integrate their favorite web apps. A Zapier Way of Working There are […]
Updated Conversion Lift Tells Advertisers Which Campaigns Work Best for Their Goal: Last week Facebook updated their Conversion Lift tool and announced the changes via the Facebook for Business blog. The original tool was launched in January, but it only allowed advertisers to ascertain ad performance by comparing the actions of a test group, that […]
Unfollow Twitter Users Who Don’t Tweet Often Enough: The ratio of your Twitter followers versus how many people you follow is important. UnTweeps is a fantastic online tool that can help you to filter out inactive Twitter users and makes it easy to unfollow them en mass. UnTweeps uses Twitter’s API to make the removals, so […]
LinkedIn SlideShare Introduces Clipping, Saving Your Favorite Content Just Got Easier: There were some interesting developments over at LinkedIn last month. On the 19th they rolled out the LinkedIn Lookup App and the following week they announced some big changes with SlideShare. LinkedIn acquired SlideShare in 2012 and began integrating it into their social network. […]
Feedly—A single place for all the news, knowledge, and ideas you rely on to think, learn, and keep ahead: When it comes to great free tools it doesn’t get any better than feedly. It’s a feed aggregator that allows you easy access to “all your favorite content in one place”. Feedly is not by any […]
Introducing LinkedIn Lookup: Easily Find, Learn About, and Contact Your Coworkers: The internet and associated modern technology has made it easy for people to collaborate on projects even though they may live in different cities or countries and may never meet. However, it can be hard to keep track of who is working on what […]
7 Steps to Semantic Content Excellence: Google is constantly refining their search engine algorithms and the spiders are learning to evaluate the quality of pages by the way visitors are interacting with them. So a lack of visitor engagement can result in a plummeting level of traffic. In a recent article published at Search Engine […]
Pages Messaging: New Ways for People and Businesses to Connect Private messaging is so fast and convenient it is many people’s preferred option of contacting their friends and family. These days more and more people are want to communicate with businesses in the same way, and over one billion people a month visit Pages to […]
Hashtag Analytics for your Brand, Business, Product, Service, Event or Blog Have you ever sat and thought how wonderful it would be if there was a hashtag analytics service you could use to monitor the level of buzz your business generates? Do you dream about a tool that could help you discover popular and trending […]
#NoHacked: How to Avoid Being the Target of Hackers Continuing their #NoHacked campaign, Google published some valuable anti-hacking tips yesterday on their Webmaster Central Blog. Falling victim to hackers can be very damaging to your online reputation and important data may be lost. Neither scenario is good and Google states the amount of sites that are […]
List of Video Search Engines and Video Search Websites (Updated) Unless they have been living in a virtual limbo land, most people are likely aware that YouTube and Google boast the best video search engines, but they are not the only options available. In an article published last week, on the video marketing website ReelSEO, […]
Everything in its Right Place People have been speculating about the future of Google+ for quite some time and rumors of its upcoming demise were spread all over the net. It turns out nothing could be farther from the truth. In an article published on the Official Google Blog yesterday, the Big G silenced the […]
Customization and Control – New Tools for Video Publishers: Facebook Media is busy developing new tools to help video publishers improve their businesses on Facebook. The new Videos Tab in Page Insights was announced in June and, in an article published on Tuesday, Facebook Media Product Manager, Anaid Gomez-Ortigoza voiced her team’s excitement over the new […]
Google, the Wassenaar Arrangement, and Vulnerability Research: “Google, the Wassenaar Arrangement, and Vulnerability Research,” as a title it’s a bit of a mouthful, but the latest article posted on the Google Online Security Blog makes interesting reading. In some ways Google is a little like a god, lording it over the internet, but gods are […]
Winning the Shopping Micro-Moments: In an article published yesterday on the Inside AdWords blog, Google outlined the plans they are implementing to help retailers win shoppers during those crucial “micro-moments” they spend searching for information about products or services. What are Micro Moments? Those precious micro-moments when shoppers are out and about, and want to […]
A Scientific Guide to Hashtags – How Many, Which Ones, and Where to Use Them: Twitter may have been the first social media platform to use the hashtag, but the idea caught on fast. Hashtags have become a force to be reckoned with, but using them in an effective way is not always easy. Getting […]
Facebook Updates How Cost Per Click is Measured: At long last Facebook announces that they are redefining what constitutes a “click” within their “Cost Per Click” advertising option – no more paying for shares, comments, or page likes when they don’t fit your objectives. How Clicks Were Previously Measured Prior to this update, when you […]
Search Engine Land’s Periodic Table of SEO Success Factors: Earlier this month Search Engine Land released the latest version of their Periodic Table of SEO Success Factors. This is the third edition since the original table was released in 2011. What is the Periodic Table of SEO Success Factors? Search Engine Land has designed the […]
Better Business with #FacebookPlaceTips and #PayPal Announces Changes to PP Purchase Protection | News From the Source News From the Source from DeltinaU: Get the skinny on some of the most important developments and changes in social media and digital marketing – from the source of the story. In this edition: Facebook Place Tips and PayPal […]
Google Rolls Out #MyAccount and #Instagram Announces Improved Ads | News From the Source News From the Source from DeltinaU: Get the skinny on some of the most important developments and changes in social media and digital marketing – from the source of the story. In this edition: Google My Account and Instagram Ads Google My […]
How to Fix Damning Business Reviews from @SEngineLand and A Beginner’s Guide to Quora from @BufferApp | News You Can Use News You Can Use from DeltinaU: Stories you can use to improve your online presence and marketing strategies. In this edition: How to Fix Bad Business Reviews and A Beginner’s Guide to Quora 10 Ideas: […]
Pinterest Announces Buyable Pins and Google Launches Google Photos | News From the Source News From the Source from DeltinaU: Get the skinny on some of the most important developments and changes in social media and digital marketing – from the source of the story. In this edition: Pinterest Buyable Pins and Google Photos Pinterest Announces […]