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February, 2016

  • 2 February

    Nearly Half Of The World Is On The Internet

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    Every year We Are Social publishes a global report showcasing many of the key statistics surrounding digital, social, and mobile media. Usually these give you a great idea of what to expect for the remainder of the year – letting you tweak your marketing and advertising campaign to better suite the trends. 2016 brings with it some great statistics based ...

December, 2015

  • 17 December

    Twitter Moments Makes It To the UK

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    Twitter Moments – my favorite new Twitter feature – has finally rolled out in the UK! Here in the UK, we’re proud to be the first European country to roll out the service, and we pulled together a talented curation team whose sole aim is to bring you the very best of Twitter across the biggest and most fascinating topics. ...

  • 3 December

    Infographic: Guide To Social Media Image Sizes

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    Adding some holiday cheer to your social media profiles this season? Maybe you’re just redesigning you’re image for 2016? ClickZ recently published an awesome infographic featuring all of the image sizes you need to know about for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIN and YouTube! Check out the infographic below, or click here for a larger version.

  • 3 December

    Facebook Brings Messages & Events To The Page Plugin

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    Integrating social media widgets into your website is a sure-fire way to help boost engagement from your audience, and Facebook is well aware of it. So aware that they have decided to rework the Page Plugin to allow your visitors and customers to message you’re Facebook page directly from the widget. Facebook messages provide public figures, organizations, and businesses a ...

November, 2015

  • 30 November

    Google Removed Reviews From Google+ Pages & There’s No Reason To Panic

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    Last week Google launched a brand-spankin new design for Google+, and all everyone seems to actually care about is the fact that business reviews have been removed. Reviews will no longer be shown on Google+ Pages in the new Google+ design. Reviews are still accessible on Google Search and Maps which have always been the primary way that users find ...

  • 19 November

    Facebook Makes It Easier For Non-Profits To Raise Funds

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    Facebook has just rolled out a brand new tool designed to allow not-for-profits to raise funds for a campaign without pushing users off to their own landing pages or donation forms. The new tool, called Fundraisers, adds a dedicated page where a non-profit can share their campaign mission statement, rally support, and collect donations. People raise money for disaster relief, ...

  • 3 November

    Twitter Rolls Out Hearts; Changes Favorites to Likes

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    As of right now you no longer favorite tweets on Twitter, you like them. Twitter has rolled out a new heart shaped icon which replaces the old favorites star, and as of now favorites will be called likes. You might like a lot of things, but not everything can be your favorite. The new hearts icon has rolled out on Twitter ...

  • 3 November

    Twitter Advertises Moments During 2015 World Series

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    When was the last time you saw a Twitter commercial on TV? Go ahead. I’ll wait. . . . . . If you answered never – you were close. Back in 2012 Twitter ran a TV advert during a Nascar race. If you missed that – you’ve never seen a Twitter ad. Until the 2015 World Series where Twitter finally ran ...

October, 2015

  • 29 October

    You’re Website & You’re Social Media Channels Should Be Working Together!

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    One of the most common mistakes I see business owners making when it comes to their online presence is treating their website differently than they treat their social media profiles. If you ask the average business owner what his website for – most of them tell you “information about the business“. Their social media profiles however are to “engage with ...

  • 23 October

    65% Of American Adults Are On Social Media

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    I have always preached on the importance of social media and often times I mention that business owners would be surprised as to just how much of their client base is utilizing social media. Well according to the latest report from Pew Research Center that number is 65%. Nearly two-thirds of American adults (65%) use social networking sites, up from 7% ...

  • 21 October

    Twitter Just Launched 24-Hour Anonymous Polls

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    Twitter is focused on changing right now, that’s becoming pretty clear with all the new changes happening. Twitter Moments was a pretty major change – so much that it got it’s own center button within the mobile Twitter app. Well a few hours ago Twitter announced another pretty exciting new feature that’s rolling out – anonymous polling! The way it’ll ...

  • 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 ...

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