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Tag Archives: social networking

October, 2015

  • 20 October

    Twitter Lays Off 8% Of Their Workforce

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    Jack Dorsey was recently named the new CEO for Twitter, and just a few days later Twitter announced plans to lay off 336 of their 4,100 employees as part of a new plan to restructure the company – something I touched based on in my video here. The layoffs aren’t going to be cheap – costing the company between $10 ...

  • 15 October

    Get Instant SEO & Social Media Stats Via Our New, Free, Online Tool!

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    Back in 2012 I started offering free SEO analysis reports here on Rapid Purple in an effort to help small business owners and other webmasters have a way to get some basic SEO details and statistics regarding their website without ever paying a dime for it. When this first launched I would manually run these reports, compile the data, and email ...

  • 14 October

    Facebook Begins Testing Integrated Shopping Section

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    There have been talks about Facebook looking for ways to integrate shopping into your newsfeeds – and as of this week we finally have something tangible to play with as Facebook starts live-testing a way for businesses to sell their products right within the Facebook app! On Facebook we’ve seen that people are coming to our platform not only to connect ...

  • 9 October

    Facebook Begins Testing Reactions – The Extension To The Like Button

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    Remember when you started hearing all this hype about Facebook making an unlike button? Well this week Facebook started testing out what they actually meant when they mentioned an alternative action to the Like button: Reactions. A Reaction does alot more than just a like – it lets Facebook start to learn what you really like, and what you kind of enjoy. ...

  • 9 October

    Twitter Starts Curating Itself Via The Launch of Twitter Moments

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    Earlier this week Twitter announced the launch of Moments – something that I think is a tremendous sign towards where Twitter is heading – and I love it! See Twitter Moments is basically the answer to any Twitter user who has ever sat back and thought to themselves that things were just way too fast paced. Twitter Moments curates trending and popular topics ...

  • 1 October

    The Twitter Button Is Changing For The First Time Since 2011

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    The Twitter button we’ve come to use and love has been essentially the same since 2011 and can currently be found on thousands of websites all around the interwebs – and now it’s time for a major change. First off is the visual updates which change the tweet and follow buttons from the old gradient effect and to a modern, high-contrast ...

  • 1 October

    Instagram Is Up To 400 Million Active Monthly Users

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    Just recently I uploaded a video specifically talking about the many benefits to Instagram and why business owners should be out there creating pages for their businesses and staying active on the Instagram community. In that video a few numbers got thrown around, such as “68% of Instagram users interact with brands while on Instagram“. Well earlier this week Instagram released ...

September, 2015

  • 29 September

    GoDaddy Small Business Survey Shows Majority Of Small Businesses Do Not Have A Website Yet

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    GoDaddy commissioned a Small Business Survey recently intended to show how small businesses are using the Internet – and considering how much I focus on small businesses actually using the Internet I was extremely excited to look at the results. 4,000 small businesses, with less than 5 employees, across Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, Mexico, Turkey, UK and the United States ...

  • 27 September

    Facebook Notes Finally Gets An Overhaul

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    Facebook notes originally came out back in 2006 – and I’m pretty sure it never really got an update since then. As such notes never really stood out and never gained any traction – however Facebook has always wanted to have some form of blogging network to call their own. Facebook has always been a place to share your thoughts ...

  • 17 September

    Google+ Page Link & Reviews Removed From Google Search Results

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    Google has been hard at work restructuring, rebranding, and basically taking things AWAY from Google+. As of this week Google has dropped the links that pointed to a businesses Google+ page, and they’ve dropped the reviews count from all Google search results. Searching for a business now provides a rather empty search result focusing on the website link and contact ...

  • 12 September

    Facebook Pages Updated For A Better Mobile Experience

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    Facebook Pages are accessed by billions of people every single month, with over a billion of those using their mobile devices. So it comes as no surprise that Facebook has launched several new features for Facebook Pages specifically targeted towards improving the user experience for mobile users. This starts with more prominent call to action buttons which, on mobile, now ...

  • 1 September

    Facebook Hits 1 Billion Online Users in 24 Hours

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    Right as August 2015 came to an end – Facebook reached a rather epic milestone and one that speaks volumes about why every business owner should be using Facebook in their businesses online presence campaign. On August 24th, 2015 Facebook had one billion people online. That’s 1 in 7 people on Earth that were using Facebook that one day! That’s ...

August, 2015

  • 25 August

    Facebook Introduces A New Donate Now Call to Action Button

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    Back in December last year Facebook began rolling out Call to Action buttons for Facebook pages – something that by now I see on almost every Facebook page I visit. Unfortunately many of you business owners STILL haven’t made use of them – but that’s another story. Today I wanted to focus on the addition of a brand new Call-to-Action ...

  • 24 August

    Facebook Sends More Referral Traffic Than Google

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    I swear it feels like lately more and more news is rolling out that showcases how important Facebook is when it comes to attracting social traffic. According to the Parse.ly Quarterly Authority Report Facebook sends the majority of referral traffic when it comes to the top 100 news websites – totaling 38.3% of referral traffic, while Google ended up with 35.8%. By comparison, ...

  • 18 August

    Twitter Rolling Out A 10k Character Limit for Direct Messages

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    Back in June Twitter announced their plans to finally remove their 140-character limit for direct messages – and this week Twitter has finally began rolling out the update. Regular tweets still have their 140-character limit – however the new change to direct messages is intended, as Twitter says, to allow you to “Speak your mind. All of it“. The new limit, if you’re ...

  • 18 August

    Instagram No Longer Supports Custom Locations

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    Last night Instagram rolled out a new update on iOS and Android devices (v7.4) which introduced a more detailed place search, allowing you to see trending places and search for posts at specific places. However they also took away something dear to most marketers on Instagram – custom locations. That’s right, Instagram no longer supports custom locations. In a help ...

  • 14 August

    Infographic: We Like 4,166,667 Posts Per Minute On Facebook

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    DOMO, a business management platform in the cloud, has compiled an infographic showcasing how much Internet activity happens every minute across sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Amazon, Netflix, Snapchat, Vine, Uber, and more. The infographic embedded below shows some staggering info that says two things. There is absolutely no excuse for a business to NOT be utilizing the social networks ...

  • 11 August

    How Do You Start Your Small Businesses Online Presence

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    I’ve put together several videos now where I urge business owners to make more use of social networks by communicating more with their customers and their fans – however without some sort of established online presence this is pretty hard to do. How are you going to tell your Facebook followers about your brand new drinks menu if you don’t ...

  • 6 August

    Facebook Finally Let’s Business Owners Reply Privately To Customers

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    When we come right down to it, no business will ever satisfy everyone. Eventually someone, somewhere, will have a bad day and take it out on your business. Yelp has always allowed you to handle certain responses and communications with your customers in a public or a private manner; however Facebook has always required you to reply to customers in ...

  • 3 August

    Facebook Updates Newsfeed Algorithm To Target Habitual Hiders

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    Facebook is constantly tweaking and changing the newsfeed algorithm to try to perfect what exactly is shown to users and attempt to ensure that the content users are being served is something they actually want to see. This was where the hide feature originally came into play – allowing users to hide the stories and posts that they did not ...

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