Don’t have the time to read all the marketing news, blog posts, announcements, and other content related to SEO/social media/online marketing published each week?
I’ve got you covered.
I sift through trillions (well, hundreds) of online publications to stay on top of marketing news that might affect your online business.
And I package them neatly in bite-sized chunks in my Weekly Marketing Skinnies right here at Traffic Generation Café every Saturday morning.
Between you and me, I have no idea why I bother investing hours of my time weekly reading all these marketing news just to boil them down for you in my Weekly Marketing Skinnies, other than the fact that I know you don’t have the time to keep up with the fast-paced marketing industry on your own, yet you DO need to be in-the-know to remain competitive.
Plus, your enthusiastic comments and social media shares show me just how much you truly appreciate being kept in the marketing loop in just a few minutes per week.
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Now grab your cup of coffee and let’s catch up on the marketing news that matter to your business.
Let’s start with the news from Traffic Generation Café.
Last July, I published an article that offered 10 practical ways to gain an influencer’s attention.
To date, that article has been shared nearly 6,000 times.
Why did it strike a chord with so many people?
I think it’s because more and more business owners are beginning to realize the value of influencer marketing.
Consider this article the remix. The upgrade.
The eleven new ways to gain an influencer’s attention.
And all without selling your soul.
Read the full post here: Influencer Marketing: 11 Memorable Ways To Gain An Influencer’s Attention
Users who download Java will now be prompted to make Yahoo their default search engine. Watch out for that. And why do you still use Java anyway?
Wow – Microsoft made a better YouTube search engine than Google!
Getty Images added as “interested third person” to EU antitrust case against Google.
Facebook is letting off the reins… or tightening them? Facebook account is no longer needed to access Facebook Messenger.
Facebook Page admins can now set expiration dates for videos.
Facebook also announced a new Videos tab in Page Insights, which will enable video publishers to more easily determine the overall performance of their videos across custom date ranges.
New Facebook feature on iPhone: easily find and share links on Facebook without your browser.
Scary: Facebook can recognise you in photos even if you’re not looking.
If you do FB advertising, you might like this: Facebook to open entire suite of its ad targeting tools to Instagram in the next few months.
Google(+) notifications settings update: notification options for Google Photos, YouTube added.
Annoyed with Twitter’s video autoplay? Here’s how to kill it.
Meerkat one-ups Periscope (again): Meerkat launched an embeddable Meerkat player for your website.
Finding anything on Instagram is now a whole lot easier with two major search updates.
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Marketing This & That
On 9 July 2015, the European Parliament might destroy photography – make it difficult for you to take a picture of a public building from public grounds.
Finally: ‘Undo Send’ is now an official feature of Gmail on the Web.
This is surprising: Google’s Picasa Web Albums is back to life.
Google launches free ad-supported version of Play Music. I listened to it for a while. Like it better than Pandora, I must admit!
Tumblr launches Tumblr TV, a platform for surfing GIFs. A mesmerizing time waster!
To all of you who mentioned Traffic Generation Café in any shape 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:
How To Fail At Blogging: 15 Insanely Absurd Tips Every Blogger Needs To Ignore – Andrew Warner at successfulblogging.com
How To Promote Your Latest Blog Post Like A Boss – Richards Adams at techtoucan.com
The Ultimate Guide to Writing Comments That Open Doors with Popular Bloggers – Kevin Duncan at boostblogtraffic.com
Have I missed your mention? Let me know in the comments!
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