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And I package them neatly in bite-sized chunks in my Weekly Marketing Skinnies right here at Traffic Generation Café every Saturday morning.
Well, most Saturdays… Some of you have noticed my brief absence (thanks so much for your emails!) Just needed a break. Was allergic to my computer for a couple of weeks. You know how it goes… Back to life now!
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April 21 marks the
spot day. Google’s Mobilegeddon Day. If your website is not mobile friendly and you noticed a traffic drop, that’s why.
Google’s mobile friendly algorithm has already rolled out completely in some data centers.
Google says there are 4.7% more mobile-friendly websites today than two months ago.
Creative Commons attribution links: add ‘nofollow’ to them.
Wow. Facebook passes 1.44B monthly active users and 1.25B mobile users; 65% are now daily users.
And, like that wasn’t enough, Facebook Video soars past 4 Billion daily views. Autoplay!
Facebook News Feed FYI: Facebook will now show more updates from friends (yay!), even less content from Pages (nay…).
This is interesting… Facebook introduces Hello – Caller ID & Blocking, plus local search app.
This is a first… (of many?): Judge allows divorce papers to be served via Facebook.
Google+ is testing a new “Collections” feature – this might be very Pinteresting…
A slew of Periscope updates. I love it more and more. Here’s a tutorial for you to get started with Periscope over the weekend. (like you’ve got better things to do?)
Updates to Direct Messages on Twitter: a new setting allows you to receive Direct Messages from anyone.
Twitter introduced Highlights: a summary of the best Tweets delivered via rich push notification.
Did you know you can now add comments to retweets? A great thing. Here’s why you should definitely add a comment to your retweets.
Named in honor of jazz pianist Bud Powell, version 4.2 of WordPress is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. Here’s what’s new.
Many very popular plugins for SEOs, including WordPress SEO, Google Analytics by Yoast, All In one SEO, and WPTouch, were affected by the latest XSS Vulnerability. Update now – the full list of affected plugins here.
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Marketing This & That
Google has just launched its long-rumored wireless cellular service – Project Fi. Here’s what you need to know.
Google gets into content recommendation with AdSense Matched Content – like services such as OutBrain and Taboola.
Contributor by Google, “an experiment in additional ways to fund the web”, is now live in beta, invite-only. The idea behind it is you pay to see fewer ads. Simple. Possibly utopical.
Italian eyewear maker Luxottica working with Google on cheaper version of Glass to be out soon.
Ingenuity? Amazon to deliver parcels to Audi trunks in Germany.
Amazon launched handyman ‘home services’ platform for gardening, goat-grazing, and more.
Amazon filed first-ever suit over fake product reviews.
Comcast confirmed it had terminated $45B Time Warner Cable merger agreement.
That’s fast… Comcast outdoes Google Fiber with new 2Gbps internet service.
To all of you who mentioned Traffic Generation Café in any share or form in the past week, my whole-hearted THANK YOU.
Traffic Generation Café would NOT be what it is today without you.
And I am not the only one who thinks that, by the way.
Take a look at the comment Kurt Frankenberg of Shoestring101.com (one of my favorite blogs, by the way) left on a recent Weekly Marketing Skinny:
Here are just some of the mentions I came across in the past week:
The Ultimate List-Builder’s Resource Guide: 111 Links to Double or Even Triple Your Subscribers – Jenna Dalton at boostblogtraffic.com
36 Outrageous Headlines You Can Not Help but Click – Andrew Warner at boostblogtraffic.com
The 5 Most Popular Blog Content Curation Formats – Heidi Cohen at heidicohen.com
Walking the SEO and Web Design Tightrope: How to Balance UX and Site Crawlability? – Christopher Jan Benitez at spyrestudios.com
131+ Free Quote Images For Your Blog and Social Media Shares – Steven J Wilson at highpoweredseo.com
Tips Tuesday – Content Audit, Page Load Speed, SEO Videos – MaAnna Stephenson at blogaid.net
50 Blogging Tips From The Experts – The Best – Infographic – Cent at yourescapefrom9to5.com
The Best Tools to Get Website Traffic Revealed by Blogging Experts – Ben Murray at virtualpioneer.com
Innovative Marketing Tips to Make Your Business Sizzle – Small Business Trends / Brother CreativeCenter
58 Experts Reveal Best Tools For Keyword Research – Robbie Richards at robbierichards.com
Traffic Trappers – Bjorn Karlsson at cortexcity.com
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