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May, 2017

  • 16 May

    Google Rolls Out Verified Customer Reviews

    Reviews are a great way to make sure your business stands out on Google, and Google just changed the game. Verified Customer Reviews lets your users leave a review directly after making a purchase from your website. These reviews then go to grow your overall review rating on Google, as well as your seller rating – and that goes a ...

  • 9 May

    MailChimp Makes Automation Free For Everyone – Forever!

    Automation is something that MailChimp does really well – offering a wide array of powerful marketing automation features. Features that were previously only accessible for paying members. However, as of this month, that’s all changed. MailChimp has made automation free for all! Users on the Forever Free, Monthly, Pro, and Pay As You Go plans can all setup automation campaigns ...

  • 1 May

    Automate Your PPC Campaigns with Google AdWords Smart Display Ads

    As a business owner it’s often difficult to get started with a PPC advertising campaign. Google AdWords offers alot of different targeting and remarketing options which can feel rather daunting at first. As you progress through your campaigns, the constant monitoring and tweaking can feel rather tedious, especially if you don’t have the budget to hire a dedicated marketing agency ...

April, 2017

  • 6 April

    Comodo Dome Shield Provides Free DNS-Based Online Security for All

    Over the years malware threats have steadily risen, with the latest report showing a 132% increase in malvertising from 2015 to 2016. Malicious websites are constantly popping up, and new malware threats are constantly going around and infecting websites. Luckily Comodo is here to help by offering their cloud-based web security platform, Comodo Dome Shield, completely free of charge for ...

March, 2017

  • 30 March

    Yahoo Launches An Online Website Builder

    Everyone seems to be rolling out a website builder these days – which makes sense considering how important it is for a small business to have an online presence. Yahoo wasn’t about to be passed by as they rolled out a new website builder themselves. For those of you who don’t know – Yahoo has been creating website builders for ...

  • 16 March

    reCaptcha Is Becoming Invisible

    Seeing a reCaptcha on a contact form has become pretty standard these days, and while the overall process of passing the captcha is rather harmless – it can still be rather annoying at times. Luckily Google has found a way to make the entire captcha process entirely invisible! Well as invisible as it can get. Anyone that the algorithm deems ...

February, 2017

  • 28 February

    Amazon S3 Outage Breaks The Internet

    Amazon’s S3 service had a few hiccups today – and took down a big portion of the web during it. Have you noticed throughout today that your emails look rather weird, websites don’t function properly, images online don’t seem to load, and even your smart thermostats and connected light bulbs aren’t working as they should? That’s because Amazon’s web-based storage ...

December, 2016

  • 7 December

    GoDaddy Buys Host Europe for $1.79 Billion

    GoDaddy is an extremely well known name when it comes to the web hosting market in America, however when it comes to the international market there are a lot of players with a significantly larger presence. To help fix this, GoDaddy has acquired Host Europe Group – a leading managed hosting provider in Europe & Germany. The final purchase came ...

November, 2016

  • 24 November

    Alexa Wants To Retire Top 1M Website List – Twitter Doesn’t Let It

    Earlier today Scott Helme noticed that the Alexa Top 1 Million Websites list was no longer accessible online – and promptly sent a tweet to Alexa who confirmed the pages retirement. This however didn’t go over well with the rest of the Twitter community … Hey @AlexaInternet have you stopped providing your Top 1 Million Sites list? https://t.co/MT94elIaA2 — Scott ...

September, 2016

  • 28 September

    SpeedySparrow Officially Converts to Spiral Hosting

    SpeedySparrow was acquired by Spiral Hosting a couple of years back in 2013, and since then nothing much has really changed with SpeedySparrow. The network and infrastructure got better, and the SpeedySparrow brand remained alive and well … until now. See ever since the acquisition, Spiral Hosting has had to spread their staff and available resources between two different brand names. All ...

  • 19 September

    Shutterstock Launches Photoshop Plugin To Compete With Adobe Stock

    It looks like Adobe Stock is getting some competition as Shutterstock rolls out a brand new plugin for Photoshop which lets you to search for, trial, and license Shutterstock’s stock images, right from inside Photoshop. The plugin works in much the same way that Adobe Stock functions now – letting you use watermarked images from the Shutterstock library. Modify these images ...

  • 15 September

    Bing Ads Mobile App Now Supports Bulk Campaign Editing

    Bing has updated the Bing Ads mobile app to support bulk editing of your campaigns – making it much easier to roll out a change across a collection of campaigns simultaneously. Check out the video below to see how to use the new bulk editing features: The new bulk editing functionality is just the tip of the iceberg also. Bing ...

  • 15 September

    DigitalOcean Launches Hatch – An Online Incubator Program For Startups

    DigitalOcean has announced the launch of a brand new online incubator program geared towards supporting startups. Meet Hatch – a unique startup program which not only offers participants access to DigitalOcean cloud for up to 12 months with a credit up to $100,000; but it also offers up free technical training and 1-on-1 mentorship – helping to provide an educational ...

August, 2016

  • 19 August

    Google AdWords Call-Only Ads Now Display Business Name

    Call-only ads in Google AdWords have been extremely popular since their launch – however one constant complaint from advertisers has been the lack of business name display. This finally appears to be changing as Josh Leibner of Red Ventures pointed out on Twitter a few days ago: Google .@AdWords Call-Only Ads are now pulling Business Name into the headline. #ppcchat ...

July, 2016

  • 18 July

    Instagram Starts Rolling Out Business Profiles

    It seems that the rollout for Instagram Business Profiles has began today as several of my client businesses have been issued a notification to switch their Instagram accounts to a new business account. The initial notification should appear at the top of your profile page in a blue box, looking a bit like the following: However if you didn’t see ...

  • 18 July

    Verify Your Google My Business Listing Via Email

    It seems that Google is experimenting with a new method to verify businesses for the Google My Business program. Rather than waiting weeks for a post card, users who have an auto-receptionist setup on their phone will be able to verify their business listing using a company email address. This was first spotted by Kiran Kumar over on Twitter: We can ...

  • 18 July

    Google AdWords Gets Price Extensions

    Google has announced the rollout of price extensions for Google Adwords – a brand new ad extension that lets you showcase the price of your various products and services within your ads. Price extensions will currently show across multiple rows, featuring a different product/service on each row and showcasing it’s description and price. Price extensions can be used in conjunction with all other ...

June, 2016

  • 28 June

    Facebook Rolls Out Redesigned LIKE & SHARE Buttons

    Facebook has just launched the redesigned LIKE and SHARE buttons, getting rid of the iconic Facebook icon-logo, gaining an emoji-style thumbs up icon, and merging the count right into the button to create a flatter, more modern, and more noticeable button. The new design is actually part of a much larger redesign of the Facebook social plugins. As such the new buttons, are ...

May, 2016

  • 16 May

    Google Announces Whitelist of Websites Where Flash Will Continue to be Supported

    Flash is on it’s way out – and most of us have come to accept this. HTML5 has offered a phenomenal replacement, and all of the recent security issues regarding Adobe Flash isn’t exactly making things better. We know that Google is looking to switch Chrome users from Flash to HTML5 by the end of 2016 – however news has ...

  • 11 May

    Bing Ads Now Support Keyword & Ad Copy/Paste

    When it comes down to managing a successful PPC campaign you will eventually find yourself with a series of keywords or ad-copy that you know works, and that you tend to use as the basis of your new campaigns. As such having the ability to copy/paste keywords and ads across different campaigns is an amazingly useful feature – and one ...

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