Welcome back to another week of A Smorgasbord of Social Media. We have some interesting news coming out of the social world that we’re excited to break down for you. Let’s dive right in. New Regulations On Facebook Regarding Guns Sales Facebook and Instagram’s core beliefs have always revolved around helping people connect and communicate. In this large realm of connectivity, things like posting about a couch you have for sale has it’s own space. Even though the transaction doesn’t take place online, Facebook still solicits the transaction, and this is where tech giants run into some ethical issues. Specifically, we’re referring to private sales of firearms. This week, with the help of New York Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman (and other organizations), Facebook has taken a stand against using their social media platform for firearm sales. While these new platform changes will still make it possible for users to … Continue reading
Last week, we spent the entire column talking about Google. It was a good one, but it was pretty one-dimensional. This week, we’ll hit all of the classic big players in search marketing. Bing, Yahoo, and Google all have new developments this week, so let’s get right to it! Bing has a new feature on its search engine that’s making some noise called Bing Saves. This development takes personalization of search to the next level, allowing users to save search engine results for future use, see what’s trending now, and view a Twitter-like public feed. Part of me wonders if this is a good thing—sometimes it’s good to see results that you weren’t expecting—but it’s certainly an interesting innovation. I’m excited to get a chance to use the word “innovation” when talking about Bing for a change! It seems like almost every site online will allow you to access … Continue reading
Hello folks, and happy Wednesday! I hope you’re ready for another round of piping hot SEO news, because I’ve brought it right out of the oven. Enjoy! Google News: Cutts: Focus On Clarity Of Content Rather Than Technicalities – In a recent webmaster video, Matt Cutts answered a question regarding whether someone’s content should be more technical or more approachable. Cutts said it’s always best to focus on clarity in your content, so as to make it as approachable and readable as possible for the widest possible audience. This will help keep users engaged in your site. You can also offer more technical resources to supplement this content if you choose, but make sure your main focus is clarity and readability above all else. Makes sense to me. Google Gives Details On How They Identify Paid Links – Google recently released a nearly eight minute video, again with … Continue reading
Have you ever wondered what makes the prom dress such an American classic? For decades it has reigned supreme in our pop culture consciousness, the subject of both glee and consternation for teenage girls all across the country. If you want to rule the school, you’ll show up on prom night in the sleekest and chicest number money could buy. But what defines “sleek” and “chic” has changed a lot throughout the decades, and Ever-Pretty is here to show us the storied history of the #2 most important dress a girl will ever wear with their new Infographic. Check out the full Infographic on their site to learn all about this cultural touchstone!
Hey everyone, and welcome to another week of A Smorgasbord of Social Media – the best place to find the latest round up of all things social media. Here are some interesting updates that we’re excited to share with you. Facebook Tagging Can Extend Pages’ Reach With Facebook’s latest release, a page can now show up in the news feed of pages it tags. For example, if one of our client’s pages tags Wpromote in their post, the post will also be shown in the news feed of people who follow Wpromote. This was already happening with updates from friends – “if a friend tags me in a photo, my friends might see the update even though they are not friends with the person who tagged me”. This can be a good way to gain reach by using the following of another page. After testing this feature for pages, Facebook … Continue reading
The glamour and pizzazz of old Hollywood can be impossible to resist. The tinsel, the clothing, the million watt smiles in black and white – it’s a storied tradition of high style. What better symbolizes all that jazz than the elegant furs and old Hollywood class of yore? The luxuriousness of furs lives on today, adorning only the most fashionable of Hollywood’s women. ML Furs’ new Infographic gives a highlight reel of furs both classic and new, giving us a front row seat to the history of fur in cinema. Some of these iconic furs – and the women who wore them – even managed to snag an Oscar or two. Perfect reading for what’s sure to be a star-studded weekend. Check out the Infographic in its entirety to learn about the history of high style in cinema.