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Google’s Gary Illyes confirmed Mobile Friendly Algo has completely rolled out.
And now that it’s out, Google is running “Satisfied With These Results?” surveys on mobile searches.
Very interesting: mobile-only internet users exceeded desktop-only users for the first time in March.
According to a study, 27% of searchers phrase their query in the form of a question.
Bing now shows “Trending on social networks” section in Search Results.
And Yahoo has added an expandable Tumblr section in the lower half of the search results page.
Facebook is killing it in social shares from publishers’ websites, according to ShareThis report.
Facebook testing a feature on mobile that lets you select friends and pages whose posts you’d want to see atop News Feed. Wouldn’t that be nice?…
Facebook ‘suggests’ native video uploads to page admins who try to post external video links.
More Facebook: apps will now ask an average of 50 percent fewer permissions than before. Finally.
Even more Facebook: Facebook offers new online chat support for its advertisers.
More, more Facebook: it is hitting the road again with Boost Your Business program for small businesses.
Facebook also launched free video calling for Messenger.
YouTube turned 10 – on April 23, 2005, the first clip was uploaded to a little private video sharing site. It was an 18-second clip about elephants at the San Diego Zoo.
Looks like Google+ has removed the automatic hashtag feature introduced way back in May 2013.
Google+ is testing a new “Collections” feature – this might be very Pinteresting…
Google+ joined Twitter on July 2011 – and finally, the team sent their first tweet.
And in response to ‘Aren’t you dead already?’ sentiment, Google+ teamtweeted this Monty Python clip.
The Twitter “firehose” is coming to Google sometime in May.
Twitter has quietly removed the yellow badge from its main ad unit, hoping to to make its native advertising content look a bit more… native.
Did you know Twitter content is available in Apple’s Spotlight search?
Twitter introduced Highlights: a summary of the best Tweets delivered via rich push notification.
Meerkat one-ups Twitter’s Periscope by launching its live video-streaming app for Android.
Speaking of Periscope: more than a million people signed into Periscope in its first 10 days.
Introducing Buffer for Pinterest: Buffer Awesome and Buffer for Business customers can now post and schedule to Pinterest, in addition to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.
SoundCloud has been beta testing its podcasting features with a private group since 2011, but now it’s finally letting everyone in.
Instagram unveiled three new filters, plus the ability to use emojis in hashtags.
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Marketing This & That
Introducing Microsoft Edge: The New Windows 10 Browser.
Email marketing news: Google pulls the plug on Gmail grid view.
Mozilla has declared war on HTTP. Good luck with that. At this point in time anyway.
Google Now added 70 new apps, including Zipcar, Spotify, ABC News, and restaurant bill payment through OpenTable.
You can use Google Now voice command ‘OK Google’ to launch other apps.
Google tests new feature that can load mobile websites 4 times faster on slow connections.
New Chrome extension warns users who type their Google password in the wrong place. Unfortunately, it’s already been hacked twice…
The social traffic company Waze (owned by Google) began tweeting out alerts about unusual traffic problems in major cities.
Evernote has rolled out new pricing plans for its note-taking service.
Love the potential: Amazon Echo – your home personal assistant.
Do you carry around too many credit cards? Stratos enables you to compile all your credit cards on a single Bluetooth connected credit card that links up to a mobile app.
Microsoft has a new tool that guesses your age by uploaded photo. They guessed mine right on the money. They guessed my post commentators’ ages (a lot ) lower. I want a recount!
Got secrets? WikiLeaks is back in the business of accepting truly anonymous leaks.
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11 Ways to Get Authority Links for Your New Blog – Neil Patel at neilpatel.com
A Slice A Day #101 – Periscope Tutorial: How [and Why] Use Twitter’s Periscope (Ana Hoffman) Pt1 – Mark Tennant at edwardscom.net
Tips Tuesday – Automate Your Tasks, Multiple WordPress and Plugin Security Updates – MaAnna Stephenson at blogaid.net
Content Marketing: How To Effectively Build an Engaged Community In 3 Steps – Andrew Warner at shadeofinfo.com
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