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April, 2017

  • 25 April

    Infographic: Guide To Social Media Image Sizes [2017]

    Making a new cover photo for Facebook? Want to redesign your Google+ profile? Then you need an updated infographic showing you the latest image sizes – and luckily the good folks over at MakeAWebsiteHub.com have created a new graphic, fresh for 2017, featuring all the social media image sizes you might need! Check it out below, and if you’re curious ...

March, 2017

  • 29 March

    Twitter Plans To Sell Pre-Roll Ads on Periscope

    I recently pointed out that Twitter’s growth is severely behind their competition, both with their user base growth and financially. As such Twitter needs to step things up, and the new plan to help generate some revenue is to start selling pre-roll ads on Periscope videos. Pre-roll ads are shown right before the start of a video, much like YouTube ...

February, 2017

  • 24 February

    Customer Service on Twitter Just Got More Personal

    Twitter is well aware of how popular their platform is for customer service. As such they have launched a new feature allowing customer service agents on Twitter to include their names and profile pictures inside Direct Messages. This gives the entire customer service interaction via Twitter a more personal approach. According to an internal Twitter study 77% of people are ...

  • 14 February

    Twitter Growth Is Severly Behind It’s Competition

    Twitter has many problems these days – and growth is one of the major ones. Over the course of  a 2 year span (2015 – 2016) Twitter has gained only 31 million active monthly users. A recent study showed Instagram gaining 300 million and Facebook gaining 467 million during the same year. Check out the full comparison below which sadly ...

January, 2017

  • 26 January

    Buying Fake Twitter Followers Doesn’t Help Your Business

    Reports have been going around that up to 500,000 fake Twitter profiles have recently been discovered by researchers – which frankly doesn’t come as much of a surprise to me. While Twitter may have strict policies in place regarding the use and creation of fake accounts – places like Fiverr are still full of gigs offering hundreds of Twitter followers ...

August, 2016

  • 26 August

    Twitter Launches A New Embeddable Message Button For Your Website

    Twitter has rolled out a brand new website button which, when embedded, allows anyone to send you a direct message via Twitter directly from your website … kind of. The new button can be accessed here under Twitter Buttons, and all it requires is your profile URL or @username, and your user ID – which means you have to leave the page, ...

July, 2016

  • 19 July

    Facebook Has Over 1.6 Billion Active Monthly Users

    Every now and again someone comes along and asks what the true importance of social media is for business owners, and luckily there is plenty of data available to answer that question. The latest from Statista showcases just how many monthly active users various social networks have, with Facebook in the lead with more than 1.6 billion active monthly users. Instagram ...

June, 2016

  • 29 June

    Twitter Launches Dashboard for Business Owners

    Managing Twitter as a business owner isn’t exactly easy. Twitter is an extremely fast-paced environment and as a business owner you rarely have the time to properly monitor the Twitter timeline, and catch important tweets as they come in. At the same time Twitter is a great place to share news about your business, and connect with your customers. Until ...

  • 23 June

    Twitter Raises Video Limits to 140 Seconds

    Twitter seems to really like the number 140 considering that is their tweet character limit, and now also their video length limit. That’s right – you can now upload videos that are up to 140 seconds in length! Now, everyone can post videos up to 140 seconds long! We can’t wait to see the amazing videos you create and share.https://t.co/DFsuvnXkuL — ...

  • 22 June

    Analyze Your Twitter Activity with Engage for iOS

    Want to really understand what your Twitter account is doing for your business? Want to get some cold hard data about your tweets activity? Check out Twitter Engage for iOS – a brand new app that lets anyone analyse their tweet activity. The app gives you a real-time view of your accounts Likes, Retweets, Mentions & Impressions – however there ...

May, 2016

  • 31 May

    Twitter Updates 140 Character Rules – Excludes Mentions & Retweets

    When Twitter first launched the 140 character rule fit the concept perfectly – letting users share brief and short, text based messages. However in an ever-evolving world that is obsessed with media content and visual stimulation, Twitter now shares photos, videos, polls, and so much more. As such the 140 character limit was starting to get in the way – ...

March, 2016

  • 17 March

    Twitter Updates Moments to Make Link Browsing Easier

    One of the most annoying parts of following links within any social media post on your mobile device is that it usually takes you away from what you wanted to be doing. Facebook solved this by opening links in an internal browser within the Facebook app, and now Twitter has launched a similar feature within Moments – letting you go ...

December, 2015

  • 17 December

    Twitter Moments Makes It To the UK

    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 [2016]

    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.

November, 2015

  • 3 November

    Twitter Rolls Out Hearts; Changes Favorites to Likes

    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

    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

  • 21 October

    Twitter Just Launched 24-Hour Anonymous Polls

    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

    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 ...

  • 9 October

    Twitter Starts Curating Itself Via The Launch of Twitter Moments

    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

    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 ...

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