Back in November of 2016 Google began testing out a new chat feature for local businesses. Successfully letting businesses message their customers directly from a Google SERP. The initial test pilots must have resulted in some positive feedback because business messaging is now being rolled out for all businesses nationwide! To see if your business can use the new business ...
Snapchat is extremely popular these days, with over 100 million users watching more than 6 billion Snapchat clips DAILY. With all those eyes, Snapchat geofilters have been a great way for businesses to obtain user-generated content and let their customers do the marketing work for them. In-fact when applied creatively, with some proper outside-the-box thinking, Snapchat geofilters can help you ...
Those of you who follow me on Facebook probably saw my post a few days ago talking about the effects that voice search is having on the world of SEO. Fact is that voice search popularity is steadily increasing. Even Forbes has stated that 2017 is the year of voice search. As such you can be sure that the SEO ...
Pingdom, the place you usually go to test how fast your website is loading, is now capable of offering full blown server monitoring! Thanks to a recent acquisition of Scout’s SaaS-based server monitoring technology, Pingdom has rolled out SolarWinds Pingdom Server Monitor – a full fledged server monitoring system complete with detailed metrics, SMS alerts, and detailed custom dashboards. “We’re ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...