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December, 2014

  • 12 December

    Facebook Launches New Search


    Over the course of this past week Facebook has been rolling out an update for its 1.3 billion users offering enhancements to search, primarily emphasizing the ability to look up older posts by keywords. The update has been in the making for quite some time, and it’s now finally available to both desktop and mobile customers. The social network makes the ...

  • 8 December

    Google+ Finally Enables Pinned Posts


    Last week Google's Dennis Troper announced on Google+ that you can now finally pin your G+ post to the top of your stream. So if you want people to see a specific post first, you can pin that post and even if it is weeks old, it will remain at the top of your profile.

  • 3 December

    Facebook and Google Make Up 80% Of All Social Logins


    As a regular internet user chances are that you’ve logged into a website or two using one of your social profiles. These days you can use Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIN, and a slew of other social profiles to login almost anywhere. However while it might be cool to offer your users the ability to login to your website using 12 ...

November, 2014

  • 19 November

    Links Finally Return to Twitter Direct Messages


    For quite a while now Twitter users have been unable to send links to fellow followers via direct messages. Fast forward over a year and Twitter has finally returned the feature to their private messaging system allowing everyone to send links to their followers and friends. At the time that links were first removed from Twitter it was all because of ...

  • 7 November

    Twitter Makes It Even Easier To Compose Tweets


    Twitter has introduced a small change to the Twitter home stream by moving the new tweet box off the left-hand side to the top of users’ feed. This means when someone wants to compose a tweet they no longer have to click on the small box on the left. This gives Twitter much the same user experience as Facebook has now ...

October, 2014

  • 30 October

    Facebook Up To 1.35 Billion Monthly Users


    Facebook’s 3rd quarter earnings report came out a couple of days ago – and as expected Facebook brought in a substantial amount of revenue and generated quiet the income raise. However the important numbers within that report to us webmasters is the current user base. Based on this report Facebook currently has 1.35 billion monthly users, which is quiet impressive ...

  • 27 October

    TwitPic Gets Snatched Up By Twitter


    Veteran TwitPic users have been on one hell of a rollercoaster ride as TwitPic was shutting down, wasn’t, was again – and then it finally seemed to have shut down as it reached it’s last remaining day – and Twitter snatched it up. So this means that unfortunately Twitpic will no longer be taking on new photos or data and ...

  • 27 October

    Weekly Post Roundup 10/19/2014 – 10/25/2014


    Internet News SingleHop Launches VMware-Based Virtual Private Cloud Marketing News Apple Launches Maps Connect – Letting Business Owners Manage Their Apple Maps Listings SEO Talk Bing Ads Introduces Universal Event Tracking Google Updating Their DMCA Algorithm Penguin 3.0 Is Slowly Rolling Out These Couple of Weeks Social Media News Google Rolls Out A Quick-Post Button In It’s Navbar There’s A ...

  • 24 October

    Google Rolls Out A Quick-Post Button In It’s Navbar


    While doing my daily rounds of email checking I had noticed a new icon in the top of my Google navigation bar. The new icon, a square with a plus in it, can be clicked to open a pop-up that will allow you to quickly post or share something onto Google+.   You have the same full capability as you ...

  • 23 October

    There’s A New Share Button Around Called Yammer


    There’s a new share button in town and this time around it’s from a social network you’ve probably never actually used. Chances are unless you’re working in a truly enterprise environment in a company with thousands of employees – you’re probably not using Yammer – Microsoft’s Enterprise Social Network. However various organizations are using Yammer – and as such Microsoft ...

  • 17 October

    Twitter Introduces Audio Cards To The Twitter Stream


    Late last night Twitter announced Audio Cards – a new addition to your Twitter stream which allows you to listen to music and podcasts directly from your stream on iOS and Android devices. Furthermore when you so happen to find something that you like you can dock it and continue browsing Twitter while it plays in the background. Apart from ...

  • 16 October

    Alas Twitpic Is Shutting Down; Go Download Your Data!


    It’s been a rather confusing time for those of you following the Twitpic heartline awaiting news of its new acquisition or closure. Unfortunately it turn out the acquisition didn’t happen – and as such Twitpic is in-fact closing. And it’s closing fast. In-fact the final day for Twitpic is October 25th, 2014 – 9 days away. Company founder Noah Everett ...

September, 2014

  • 9 September

    Facebook Adds A Counter To Facebook Videos


    I’ve always said it. People like counters. The ability to see how many times somebody has viewed their website, photo, or video has always been interesting to everyone. That was the concept that fueled the creation of the free counter service here, and some part of what caused Facebook to introduce counters to shared videos. A significantly larger part was the ...

  • 2 September

    Twitter Analytics is Here for Everyone!


    Its been a quiet weekend here at the Rapid Purple blog as we all celebrated Labor Day – however with that said these past few days have also been extremely busy in the tech world. For starters Twitter announced the launch of Twitter analytics for all Twitter users. Something that was previously reserved for advertisers or verified accounts only. Access to ...

February, 2014

  • 18 February

    Social Signals Checker Tool Launched


    Social signals as we know them have been all the rage in the SEO sphere in the past couple of years. In fact ever since Danny Sullivan first wrote a thought-provoking article on social signals and their impact on SEO way back in December of 2010 social signals have been at the tip of every webmasters tongue. Since then, social ...