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Yahoo Sets Sights On Bumping Google From Apple's Mobile Products, Report Says

Wednesday April 16th, 2014 10:41:02 PM Jason Abbruzzese
Yahoo's efforts to reinvent its search reportedly have some grand ambitions. CEO Marissa Mayer wants to supplant Google as Apple's default search on mobile products, according to a report from Re/code. See also: Yahoo's New Long Game: Contextual Search If successful, the arrangement would prove a coup for Yahoo and drastically change the company's share of the search market, particularly in the rapidly growing mobile segment. Mobile search is not only growing, it is moving away from desktop. If Yahoo were able to convince Apple to use its mobile search, it would grow its declining search share to the detriment of desktop competitors. Read more...More about Yahoo, Google, Mobile Search, Apple, and Business

The Underwater Drone Helping Search for Flight MH370

Wednesday April 16th, 2014 10:30:50 PM Colin Daileda
If wreckage from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is ever discovered, an underwater drone could very well be the first thing to spot it. The Bluefin-21 was contracted by the U.S. Navy to dive into the southern Indian Ocean off the west coast of Australia and scan the ocean floor for pieces of the plane that went missing on March 8 with 239 people onboard The drone was forced to resurface on April 16 due to a technical issue, according to a press release provided to Mashable by the Joint Agency Coordination Center, a search organization the Australian government created to help find the missing Malaysia airliner. Officials downloaded the drone's memory once it was above water but, so far, Bluefin-21 has turned up nothing significant. Read more...More about Submarine, Gadgets, Us World, World, and Drone

No Transparency on Google Glass Sales

Wednesday April 16th, 2014 09:23:42 PM Kurt Wagner
Google shut down its online Google Glass store Wednesday, but the tech giant isn't sharing details on how many units it sold The company sold Glass to the public on Tuesday and Wednesday morning, which was the first time consumers could buy the device without having to apply to Google's Explorer program. The site will remain active so interested customers can purchase accessories, should they choose, but no more Glass units will be sold, according to a Google spokesperson See also: Another Google Glass Wearer Attacked in San Francisco Google was selling Glass for $1,500 a pair Although the store shut down, it doesn't appear that Google actually sold all of its Glass. Visitors to the site will see "Out of Stock" labels on each color, but Google is simply marking them that way — not necessarily confirming they are sold out Read more...More about Glass, Tech, Apps Software, Gadgets, and Google Glass


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How to Increase Fan Engagement on Your Facebook Page

Thursday April 3rd, 2014 04:34:30 AM Amy
Facebook’s organic reach has drastically declined.  That’s a fact. When reach declines, it often feels impossible to get your fans to engage with you on your Facebook Page. It’s really a Catch 22: Low engagement means less people see your posts (this lowers your reach), but you can’t increase your your reach if you don’t ... Click to Read More

#027: Video Marketing Tips and Tricks with Caleb Wojcik

Thursday March 27th, 2014 01:00:32 PM Amy
Click here to download the .mp3 On this episode of the Online Marketing Made Easy Podcast, we talked all about video creation and editing. I know a few of you instantly felt a little anxious when you read those words, because video is not usually at the top of anyone’s “favorite things to do” list ... Click to Read More

Changes to Facebook Pages: What You Need To Know

Tuesday March 25th, 2014 01:00:52 PM Amy
Facebook recently announced a new, streamlined look for Facebook Pages. It’s no surprise that Facebook is making some changes. It is, after all, Facebook. ;) You can read an overview of the changes here. Some of the changes will take some getting used to, but many of them are positive, and there is one in ... Click to Read More


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Google Translate. Is it Good for your business?

Monday February 17th, 2014 02:55:39 PM Andy Nathan
Welcome to my RSS feed! Get my ebook free, Boost Your Social Media Traffic Overnight for subscribing. Would you believe that IKEA once had a children’s desk called a Fartfull? Or that they had a dining table called a Lyckhem. As crazy as it seems to Americans it did happen. But why would you have products with such obvious and inappropriate synonyms? The answer is simple – they did not check the [...] The post Google Translate. Is it Good for your business? appeared first on Social Media Marketing.

Plavid Viral Media Advertising

Monday February 10th, 2014 03:16:44 PM Keith Bloemendaal
Welcome to my RSS feed! Get my ebook free, Boost Your Social Media Traffic Overnight for subscribing. As bloggers, we are always looking for better ways to make money with our blog. Videos are a great way to do that, and Plavid fills that need. Plavid viral media advertising platform allows you to make money publishing integrated media on your website, blog, or social profiles. Plavid viral media advertising offers three different [...] The post Plavid Viral Media Advertising appeared first on Social Media Marketing.

6 Powerful Tips to Boost Blog Conversions

Monday December 16th, 2013 01:37:31 PM Renaud Gagne
Welcome to my RSS feed! Get my ebook free, Boost Your Social Media Traffic Overnight for subscribing. Sometimes small things make a big difference and what is the purpose of a blog anyway?   As you read this post until the end, you will discover 6 “leverage points” that you can apply to instantly boost your  blog conversions and turn them into a well oiled sales machine. I use the word ‘sales’ because [...] The post 6 Powerful Tips to Boost Blog Conversions appeared first on Social Media Marketing.


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The Problem With Making Grandiose Statements

Tuesday April 15th, 2014 04:10:13 PM Danny Brown
There’s a popular method of content creation, centred around making grandiose statements. These statements, and the blog posts around them, can range from the usual war cries of being more human in business, to posts on transparency and authenticity on the web, to how an “industry” – for want of a better term – like […]The Problem With Making Grandiose Statements originally appeared on Danny Brown - Award-Winning Social Media Marketing and Influence Marketing Blog - all rights reserved.        Related StoriesRemember When We Just Hit Publish?Facebook for Android and Why Zuckerberg Now Owns Your AssWhy Your Brand Looks Foolish When You Don’t Walk the Talk 

The Sunday Share: The Future of PR Isn’t Tomorrow, It’s Now

Sunday April 13th, 2014 12:57:44 PM Danny Brown
As a business resource, Slideshare stands pretty much head and shoulders above most other content platforms. From presentations to educational content and more, you can find information and curated media on pretty much any topic you have an interest in. As a research solution, Slideshare offers analysis from some of the smartest minds on the web across […]The Sunday Share: The Future of PR Isn’t Tomorrow, It’s Now originally appeared on Danny Brown - Award-Winning Social Media Marketing and Influence Marketing Blog - all rights reserved.        Related StoriesThe Sunday Share: The Beginner’s Guide to PR for StartupsThe Sunday Share: A Game of Social ThronesThe Sunday Share: Robots Replacing Humans (Our Automated World) 

Remember When We Just Hit Publish?

Wednesday April 9th, 2014 02:13:49 AM Danny Brown
Remember the good old days of blogging? Come up with something to say, write it down, hit Publish, and onto the next piece whenever that came to mind. Now we have to worry about content authority, author rank, Hummingbird, content overkill, content optimization, etc, etc. It seems we spend so much time worrying on the […]Remember When We Just Hit Publish? originally appeared on Danny Brown - Award-Winning Social Media Marketing and Influence Marketing Blog - all rights reserved.        Related StoriesThe Problem With Making Grandiose StatementsFacebook for Android and Why Zuckerberg Now Owns Your AssWhy Your Brand Looks Foolish When You Don’t Walk the Talk