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22 Jan 2015

Mobile, Twitter, Facebook and Google all Face the Future with Big Changes

This week on the forums, it’s eyes forward to the future in several of the threads. From current trends like mobile usability to how our past may affect the future through the “Right to be Forgotten”. With a proliferation of predictions and musings on what may be to come, January 2015 continues to be a popular time to reflect and forecast what the next step may be for people from…


19 Jan 2015

Great Examples Of Twitter Based Contests and Campaigns

Twitter has had some really amazing campaigns and contests that were both innovative and effective. These five examples are proof that Twitter is a great way to spread awareness and build your brand. You just have to be willing to think outside the box, pay up, or be different. Diet Coke #ShowYourHeart Campaign Coca-Cola made a splash when they ran a marketing campaign for their Diet Coke brand. It was…


16 Jan 2015

Mobile Marketing: What Forwardfacing Marketers Are Considering

E-Commerce: Preparing for mobile payments One of the biggest traditional mobile commerce challenges for visitors on mobile devices is going through the process of buying something. Even with a responsive websites or mobile only experience, it is very difficult to make online payments. Mobile payments systems are finally starting to gain ground among users. Whole Foods recently announced that about 1% of its transactions were now through Apple Pay. Also,…


15 Jan 2015

User Experience in Design, Google Domain Registration, Ad Copy and Lots of Link building

As usual Google and their latest moves and desires are at the forefront of the conversation. But Yahoo and Bing get a nod this week with some new tweaks to their paid ad displays. There are some beginner and advanced conversations on getting links in, linking out and separating the idea of link building from the idea of entity mentions and brand building. As usual there are some great minds…


14 Jan 2015

The Race to Search Engine Supremacy: A History of How and What We Search Online (Infographic)

Since the dawn of the World Wide Web, the Internet has become a truly gargantuan place. Despite its size, the nearly infinite amount of information and content available there can be located and accessed in seconds. How is such an impressive task made possible? Search Engines. The ability to efficiently search the Web became a necessity shortly after its inception, and companies from around the world rushed to meet that…


12 Jan 2015

How to Schedule Instagram Updates (and Post to Instagram from the Web)

Instagram is a fascinating community. It is based entirely on content, and normally that doesn’t foster much of a feeling of togetherness. Somehow Instagram has managed to find the right balance between social sharing, and social interaction. The result is a place that is growing in both capabilities and popularity, and drawing those who would normally have stuck to a more familiar setting like Facebook. If you are going to…


09 Jan 2015

Links, Algorithms, Copyrights and The Epic Rise of Mobile Video

A new year always brings opportunities and surprises. In the communities this week there are already plenty of interesting revelations, indications and predictions coming our way. The past and future of link building are in discussion along with other timely topics like copyright protection, mobile consumption and the ever evolving question of what factors are at play within the Google Algorithms. If you’ve got your own theories, the communities are…


09 Jan 2015

Inspiring Content Marketing: Just Do It!

I read a really SEO- inspirational story on this week about musician Matt Farley, who made $27,000 making music on the side, and getting it on spotify and iTunes, after noticing that people type in ‘weird stuff’. High five to Matt Farley for leveraging the long tail of iTunes and Spotify! Some cool takeaways for the rest of us a) Dive in even if you suck at first When ever…


05 Jan 2015

9 Cool Youtube Tools to Boost Your Creativity

Admit it, you spend well over the healthy amount of time on YouTube. We all do. With so much content, from amateur videos to professional films, being uploaded every day, it is an irresistible distraction and a bit of a productivity hazard… as well as a huge creativity booster! Youtube is a fantastic platform with a lot to offer. These nine cool YouTube tools will help you get the most…


29 Dec 2014

3 Twitter Search Tricks You’ll Love Playing with

There are a number of positives to using Twitter, especially as a blogger, a writer or a marketer. The first is the obvious connection and communication with readers and followers. The second is the easy ability to have your work shared by others to their friends and the Internet at large. Finally, the third is the ability to monitor any brand name in real time. Completely unique, Twitter provides a…


24 Dec 2014

4 Awesome Holiday Strategies From 2014

So, it is almost inventory time and many of us have holiday hangovers! I know that I’ve spent a good deal of time shopping online and offline this year and thought I’d share some of the cool offline / online integration strategies and online strategies that I’ve seen this season. 1 – Receipt by email as part of the big box POS experience Even for in-store visitors who are protective…


22 Dec 2014

7 Hot Slideshares: What Can WE Learn?

There is something very enticing about using Slideshare. It is a well established social network and content sharing platform, and yet it hasn’t become so over-used that you can easily become lost in the crowd. There is still a rather good chance of finding a certain viral (or near viral) status there. But just because it isn’t as crowded as the Facebooks and Twitters of the world, doesn’t mean you…


19 Dec 2014

Big Structured Web News: Google Transferring Freebase to Wikidata #SEOQA

Google announced this week that they will be shuttering and the data will be available on wikidata on June 30, 2015. With all the talk around structured data, entities, and the knowlege graph, I naturally wondered if this signaled anything from those other initiatives. The following quote in the post provides some clarification: “So we’ve decided to help transfer the data in Freebase to Wikidata, and in mid-2015 we’ll wind…