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April, 2015

  • 29 April

    Facebook Announces Tour Dates for Boost Your Business 2015

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    Back in the summer of 2014 Facebook hosted 5 boot camp sessions for small business owners – and since then the count of Facebook small business pages is up to 40 million from last years 10 million. Facebook isn’t satisfied though so starting in June Facebook will kick-off another multi-city Boost Your Business tour. These half-day sessions will focus on ...

  • 24 April

    Facebook Updates Their Newsfeed Algorithm

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    Earlier this week on April 21st, 2015 Facebook announced a new Newsfeed algorithm that is rolling out right now. The new algorithm brings out 3 main changes which effect business owners (aka page owners) and personal users. To make life easier for everyone I threw together a quick 4-minute video (see above) discussing just how the new algorithm will effect everyone. ...

  • 22 April

    Twitter.com Gets A Redesign

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    In the past Twitter was basically pointless if you weren’t a member. There wasn’t really much you could see from the homepage and as such you were missing out on all of the real-time news that Twitter has become known for. This all changed this weekend as Twitter announced a redesign of the Twitter.com homepage which now showcases interesting topics ...

  • 7 April

    Twitter Rolls Out New Quote Tweet Functionality

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    Twitter has just began the roll out of their new Quote Tweet functionality – available currently for iPhone and Web users only. The new update allows you to say more within each quoted tweet you send out. Twitter users now have the ability add 116 characters worth of their thoughts on top of the 140-character limit of the quoted tweet. Say more ...

  • 2 April

    Twitter Introduces Curator Tool to Help Find & Display Content

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    When it comes to using Twitter for business or marketing purposes – sharing just the right content at just the right moment is absolutely key. A hot Twitter topic can gain tremendous popularity within mere minutes and be forgotten about an hour later. Keeping up with all of that content at such a fast pace used to be quiet the ...

  • 2 April

    Facebook Is Tracking Everyone

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    Facebook has been at the center of many privacy debates over the years – and it seems now they’re the focus of yet another. According to a report conducted by the Belgian Privacy Commission Facebook installs digital tracking cookies whenever a user visits any page on the facebook.com domain – such as fan pages, public photos and videos, and public user ...

March, 2015

  • 20 March

    Save Some Time, Connect Your Facebook & Twitter Pages!

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    As a business owner managing all of your social media accounts is crucial – alas time consuming. So I wanted to put together this quick video to showcase how you can save some time by connecting your Facebook & Twitter pages together – thus allowing you to post in two places at the same time! Now there are a few ...

  • 18 March

    Use Facebook To Send Money To Your Friends

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    It seems Facebook is tapping into the electronic payments market by introducing the ability to send money to anyone on your Facebook friends list via the Facebook Messenger app. Once you have your debit card added to your Facebook account you literally just start a chat, click a button and send/receive money. There’s another awesome thing about this. There’s absolutely no ...

  • 6 March

    The Google Plus Rumors Are True!

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    The last week has been littered with rumors about the future of Google+ – and to be honest people always questioned the future of Google’s social network. It was designed to take on Facebook however it never really took off; so will it join the likes of Google’s other social network flops like Orkut, Wave & Buzz? Bradley Horowitz,VP of Photos ...

  • 6 March

    Facebook Page Owners Your Like Count Is Going to Change

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    Facebook announced last night an upcoming change to Facebook Page’s like counts as they work on removing memorialized and voluntarily deactivated accounts. Over the next few weeks don’t be alarmed if you see a decrease in the number of Page likes you have – since any of the likes that have been removed were already inactive members who weren’t interacting ...

February, 2015

  • 26 February

    Facebook Launches Dedicated App For Advertisers

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    Facebook always let you manage ads in some way via their existing applications – however with two million active advertisers now Facebook has decided to go ahead and launch a brand new app dedicated to advertisers which should make it easier to manage ads on the go. Using the app, marketers can: Track ad performance Edit existing ads Edit ad budgets ...

  • 19 February

    Find The Best iPhone Apps on Pinterest!

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    Getting an App noticed is pretty difficult if you’re just relying on the App Store. Luckily Pinterest has not introduced app pins – so that when your browsing on your iPhone or iPad you’ll be able to download the app without ever leaving the Pinterest app.

  • 17 February

    Facebook Launches Product Advertising

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    Facebook today announced the launch of product advertisements allowing advertisers to showcase specific products and/or their entire product catalog. Marketers can upload their product catalog and create campaigns targeting certain products to specific audiences, or let Facebook automatically deliver the most relevant products to people. Products can be shown in single- or multi-product ad units. Facebook product advertisements allow the use ...

  • 8 February

    Twitter Tweets Will Start Showing In Real Time Within Google Results

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    Twitter and Google have closed on a deal to allow tweets to show up within Google's search results as soon as they're posted by any of Twitter's 284 million plus users. Where exactly the tweets ...

  • 3 February

    Men – Pinterest Wants You!

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    Since day 1 Pinterest’s user base has been predominantly female and this worked for a while, however now Pinterest is looking to expand its search functionality to showcase more topics that they believe will appeal to men. That being said Pinterest has quiet the challenge ahead of them, since according to a comScore survey of Pinterest’s user base, approximately 71 percent of ...

  • 2 February

    Pinning Posts in Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus

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    Now that pretty much all the top social networks support pinned/featured posts in one way or another I wanted to make the following walk-through video to show you how to utilize pinned posts on your Facebook pages, Twitter profiles and Google+ Pages. Furthermore we’ll touch base on when these pinned posts reset and what happens to them once they do ...

January, 2015

  • 29 January

    Important Stats From Facebooks 2014 Fiscal Report

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    Facebook released their 2014 financial report yesterday which showcases some interesting numbers. Numbers that directly argue every single statement ever made about the “evident decline in Facebook’s popularity”. To save you from having to read through the full report (unless you want to of-course) here are the top highlights. First the financials: Revenue for the full year 2014 was $12.47 ...

  • 29 January

    4 Basic Yet Critical Social Media Tactics

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    In another video release on the Rapid Purple channel I go over 4 basic yet extremely important social media tactics that unfortunately get overlooked way too often when new webmasters and business owners kick off their social media marketing campaigns.

  • 22 January

    Ello Now Supports Audio & Video

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    Ello, a relatively new social network that launched as an invite-only beta in March of 2014 aimed at securing private data and providing an ad-free browsing experience has integrated audio & video post formats into the social network platform. This means you can now upload and/or share links directly to YouTube, Vimeo, DailyMotion, SoundCloud and Mixcloud media. Ello will, much like ...

  • 22 January

    Facebook Aims to Minimize Fake Stories from Newsfeed

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    Fake news stories have always existed for a wide array of reasons. Sometimes someone just wants to badmouth a person or company; sometimes it’s just for laughs. Regardless what the reason behind it Facebook has had enough and they want these fake stories gone from your newsfeeds. That said Facebook is introducing a new feature that lets you report a story ...

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