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August, 2015

  • 3 August

    Almost 50% Of The Internet Population Visits Facebook Once A Month


    Facebook has released their Q2 2015 statistics, and apart from a 39% growth in revenue, there are some very interesting numbers in there that webmasters and marketers should take note of. First off 1.49 billion people access Facebook at least once a month, and considering that the global online population is currently estimated at 3 billion – that means that ...

July, 2015

  • 30 July

    YellowPages Launches ypPresence Starter To Help Small Businesses Manage Their Online Presence

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    An online presence is one of the most important things for small businesses these days – unfortunately not everyone is comfortable dealing with creating dozens of profiles for their business and then consistently monitoring them all and updating their listings. YellowPages took note of this, and today unveiled ypPresence Starter – a $69/mo solution which allows you to create, manage, ...

  • 29 July

    Facebook Is The Most Popular Social Login Option


    Social logins have always been immensely popular – however with so many different networks to choose from have you ever wondered what the most popular ones are? Back in December of 2014 Facebook and Google made up 80% of all social logins, but the Internet changes very quickly – so now that we’re half way through 2015 what do the ...

  • 23 July

    No More Custom Backgrounds on Twitter Profile Pages


    One of the biggest joys of creating a social media profile has always been modifying it to represent you or your business. Remember when MySpace let you have almost complete control over the look and feel of your online profile? Custom graphics, backgrounds, colors, animations, etc. Slowly all of that has died – and Twitter had remained as one of ...

  • 21 July

    Instagram Finally Has A Decent Desktop Search Experience


    Instagram has completely revamped their desktop search experience – finally letting you search for posts and people based on hashtags and locations. Furthermore hashtags and locations now also have a dedicated landing page showing the top posts within that category or location.   The revamp of the desktop search is an extremely welcome update – especially when you consider that ...

  • 17 July

    Making Use Of User Generated Content


    UGC is a fairly common term among the marketing community; unfortunately there isn’t really a simple marketing 101 dictionary somewhere that the average business owner can pick up and learn what UGC is and how to make use of it. UGC stands for User Generated Content and if you’re not making use of this you’re probably spending way too much ...

  • 13 July

    3 Core Basics to Social Media for Business Owners


    Unfortunately regardless how much information goes out there about social media there still seem to be a ton of business owners out there who completely avoid managing an online presence for their businesses just because they have absolutely no idea where to start. That’s where this video comes into play. Here I go over 3 core basics that any and all ...

  • 13 July

    Facebook Changes How Cost Per Click is Measured


    When it comes to running Facebook ads – you’re cost-per-click used to factor in actual engagements such as likes & shares across the Facebook network – however this doesn’t really help anyone’s ROI and personally it has bothered me since about 2012. Luckily Facebook has announced this week that they’ve changed how CPC is measured – taking comments, shares and ...

  • 8 July

    If You Build It They Will [NOT] Come


    This past July 4th I decided to stay in the city, and that spurred some severe annoyance before I discovered how many fireworks I can see from my rooftop. However well before I got to enjoy some beautiful less-than-legal firework shows from the top of my rooftop I had to eat – and that’s when I noticed something. Restaurant owners ...

  • 7 July

    Twitter Now Displays Your Birthday


    Twitter needs to be able to create better demographic breakdowns of their users, and as such they have introduced a new feature allowing Twitter users to enter and showcase their birthday on their Twitter profile. Now granted Twitter isn’t going to come out and say that they introduced this new feature to help improve their advertising capabilities – but this ...

  • 2 July

    Buyable Pins Have Launched for iOS Users In The US


    Pinterest wants to eliminate the need to go searching for the product in the photo you’re looking at – so they’ve introduced Buyable Pins. Buyable Pins offer a blue “buy it” button which lets pinners immediately buy the product seen in the image. So far Pinterest has launched Buyable Pins for iOS users inside the US. Checking out is currently ...

June, 2015

  • 26 June

    Buffer Tells Us The Best Time To Send A Tweet


    Ever sat there wondering what is the best time to send out a tweet? Most of us who handle any type of marketing on Twitter have pondered the same thought before and finally someone did something about it. Buffer, a service that lets you share articles and links across multiple social media channels simultaneously, decided to study 4.8 million tweets ...

  • 24 June

    Facebook Wants Page Admins To Respond To Messages Faster


    While going through my morning routine and checking on the pages I manage I noticed a new feature below one of my Facebook pages’ cover photos listing how fast my page had answered past messages. If you’re looking at this on your mobile device you’ll see a new drop down below your pages’ cover photo telling you what you’re current response ...

  • 17 June

    Twitter Introducing Auto-Play Videos & GIFs


    Following in the steps of Facebook, Twitter has announced that they are introducing auto-play videos and animated GIFs to the microblogging service. Much as with Facebook this is something you either hate or love – and if you do happen to hate auto-play then you’re in luck. Twitter will allow you to revert to the old click-to-play style. As of ...

  • 17 June

    Who Checked Into My Facebook Page?


    Ever since Facebook let people check-in to the Facebook page for a business marketers and page owners have asked for the ability to see a list of everyone who has checked-in to their Facebook page. Unfortunately Facebook hasn’t made any solution public yet – however there is a trick that I have been using for a little while now that ...

  • 15 June

    Twitter Removing 140 Character Limit for Direct Messages


    In a surprising announcement Twitter has decided to remove their famous 140-character limit on direct messages. Tweets will continue to have the 140-character limit; however you will be free to maintain personal communication via direct messsaging without being forced to stick to a 140-character limit. Frankly this is a long overdue change. Direct messaging is essentially like private messaging – ...

  • 15 June

    Facebook Newsfeed Algorithm Considers Article View Times


    In a blog post over the weekend Ansha Yu and Sami Tas – software engineers at Facebook – announced that Facebook now keeps track of how long someone spends looking at an article to help personalize users newsfeeds. See Facebook doesn’t want to assume that the only popular articles are those with plenty of comments and likes – and as ...

  • 12 June

    Request A Facebook Bluetooth Beacon For Your Business


    The assumption I made a few days back in my Facebook Beacon update video regarding the nearing launch of the Facebook Beacons has been confirmed as Facebook rolls out a dedicated page allowing page admins to see if any of their business pages are eligible for a Beacon right away, or request a Facebook Bluetooth Beacon for their business. Furthermore ...

  • 11 June

    Vine Launches A New Search Experience


    Twitter has been pretty focused lately on providing a better way to search through their social networks, attempting to expand the life-span of Tweets and Vines. The redesign of the Twitter.com homepage, and the new search experience that they still won’t show me on my @RapidPurple twitter account on my iPhone. Now they’ve moved their attention towards the Vine mobile ...

  • 10 June

    25% Of Twitter Tweets Are Fake


    The Georgia Institute of Technology ran a fairly interesting research project which determined that almost 25% of all tweets contain false information. Research staff parsed over 1% of all messages sent on Twitter for a period of 96 days and in the end over 60-million tweets were recording. Once the tweets were analyzed and fact-checked it turned out that one ...

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