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Google Panda question: “Should you remove old blog posts that rarely get read to help reverse a Panda penalty?” John Mueller of Google responds.
Google Penguin question: “What if you can get a great link from the traffic perspective, but it might look spammy in the eyes of Google?” John Mueller of Google responds.
Matt Cutts of Google extends his leave from Google into 2015.
He also answers questions about his extended leave as well as whether he’ll actually be returning to Google in an interview.
And what is Matt Cutts up to while on his extended to 2015 leave from ruling Google’s spam-fighting empire, you might wonder? See for yourself.
Bing is waving a white flag: “OK, we can’t compete with Google on pure search”.
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Top 25 Referral Sites Rankings for 2013 & 2014: Facebook was the only site among the top ten referral sites to experience a significant increase in the amount of traffic sent to publisher websites.
New on Twitter: You can now compose new Tweets at the top of your home timeline.
If you have found Twitter Analytics slightly clunky when it comes to selecting date ranges to dig deeper into data, you will be happy to know that Twitter has added a new date range calendar to Twitter Analytics.
This is HUGE (literally)! Facebookistan: Almost as many people use Facebook as live in the entire country of China.
Mark Zuckerberg hosted the first in-person public Q&A at Facebook in Menlo Park where he answered questions from people around the world.
Mark Zuckerberg’s ‘organic reach speech’: Zuckerberg answers the What happened to the organic reach on my Facebook Page? question.
Sounds like Facebook heard “loud and clear” that people want to be able to fine tune what they see on the network. So it’s giving users more News Feed controls.
Facebook has rolled out a site-wide experiment that causes some users to see posts by pages “bundled” or “collapsed” together.
Facebook has stepped up to help you fight Ebola – here’s how.
Now you can add a cover photo to make your LinkedIn post stand out when posting to LinkedIn Publishing platform.
Triberr announced the Triberr Top 100 Blog contest.
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You can now monetize your website’s content with Google consumer surveys.
WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg delivered the State of the Word address to the WordPress community last week.
Disqus now uses your comments to sell ads.
Marketing This & That
You can now be be logged in to multiple Google accounts simultaneously without having to have multiple browser windows open and without logging out and logging back in again.
Google has made Maps even more “actionable” with OpenTable reservations and Uber pickup and price estimates built into the app.
Microsoft announced that you can now create and edit documents using its mobile Office apps for free.
Google launched a new extension for Chrome that lets you open files from Google Drive directly into a compatible application installed on your computer.
Google tests new Chrome OS revert feature for rolling back to the previous version.
PayPal officially launches Pay After Delivery service.
Google’s self-driving car is ‘almost entirely controlled’ by an app.
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:
How to Validate Your Business Idea on Craiglist – Kurt Frankenberg at shoestring101.com
Topic Modeling, Social Traffic Referrals, New Tsu Social Network, Speedlink 45:2014 – Francisco Perez at iblogzone.com
How to get traffic to your website without Google [2 Alternatives] – Jane Sheeba at dosplash.com
Steal These Blog Layout Tricks from the Pros – Brittany Bullen at mommybloggeracademy.com
Tuesday Tech Tips #5 – 11/4/14 – Debbie Gartner at trulia.com
Topic Modeling & Semantic Connectivity – Omi Sido at royalsofia.com
How Images Can Improve Your Content Marketing – Ashley Faulkes at semrush.com
Ask the Editors: How Do You Want to be Pitched and What Has Changed? – Amanda DiSilvestro at highervisibility.com
5 Reasons Why Your Small Business Website Will Fail – Annemarie Cross at annemariecross.com
October Report ~ 91 Authors, 182 Comments, 6 Blog Mentions Plus 99K Alexa in 70 Days! – Jackson Nwachukwu at worthblogger.com
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