• PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2017
    [Engineering] Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?
    How To Improve Your Email Campaigns Using Analytics | Search Engine People. This week’s posts made me want to live in an RV and perennially chase the warmer weather while reading more novels and finding creative ways to stay well-clear of writer’s block. Quite a good week, if I’m being honest! think it’s probably because it’s grey and drizzly here (autumn is well on the way) that I’m dreaming of an endless summer road trip… How This 27-Year-Old Made $1 Million Last Year | Forbes. The ‘Sharent’. Are We Safe As Parent Bloggers? Excellent.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2017
    [Engineering] What Humans Want Vs. The Chatbot Struggle
    It's not just about chatbots as an engine of commerce. Do you think that chatbots are the future? You cannot not throw a marketing professional down a flight of stairs these days without the word "chatbots!" tumbling out of their mouths. There is no doubt that building automated tools for brands that reside inside messaging apps is a key near-to-mid-term strategy for connecting to consumers. We are already seeing services like Uber reside in popular messaging apps in other parts of the world. We're also seeing a significant growth curve in both usage and adoption of messaging services.
  • THE NEW STRATEGIST  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2017
    [Engineering] 5 Great Pinterest Marketing Resources
    In addition to these great Pinterest marketing resources, why not check out this episode of the Marketing Doubleshot podcast where we talk about how Pinterest often functions more as a search engine than what we would consider a pure social media site. – Listen to Ep.11 – Pinterest the Search Engine & Agencies Making Software. Is your brand getting great marketing results from Pinterest? Check out these handy Pinterest marketing resources to do even better. Pinterest is a fantastic marketing tool that is under-utilized by countless brands. Bloggers can, too.
  • KATIE LANCE  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2017
    [Engineering] Developing an Effective Real Estate Content Marketing Strategy
    Quality versus quantity – It’s been said time and again that search engines favor longer form, quality content that provides value to its readers as compared to content chock full of keywords, so focus on crafting insightful pieces. 3. Target audience – Create with your target audience in mind–focus in on a niche by being as specific as you can–and your content will be more likely to rank high on search engines. First of all, you’ll want to focus on creating great content that enhances your brand. 2.What’s your area of expertise? Blog posts. Videos .
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2017
    [Engineering] 6 Free SEO Tools Social Media Marketers Can Use Too
    What it does: The Yoast SEO Plugin makes it easy to optimize WordPress sites for search engines. Every marketer has their favorite set of tools that help make their job easier. When you’re looking for new tools, you probably stick to ones made specifically for your industry. For instance, email marketers might use autoresponders or coding tools. Social media marketers use social media management tools and SEOs use keyword research and analytics tools. But who says your toolset has to be limited to your specific industry? But we’re here to bridge the gap. Google Analytics.
  • WEBBIQUITY SMM  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2017
    [Engineering] The 21 Best Content Curation Tools
    Find relevant content delivered to you automatically, all in one place, from hundreds of thousands of sources, using Curata’s self-learning engine. Instant RSS Search is a Google powered feed engine to help you discover RSS feeds around your favorite topics. Although content marking is now a nearly universal practice—with 93% of B2B marketers using content marketing— half of all marketers still rank “producing enough content” as one of their top five challenges. Fortunately, content marketers don’t have to do it all themselves. Google Review Count:  350.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2017
    [Engineering] How Videos Can Transform Your Content Marketing Strategy
    It’s also been proven that organic traffic from search engines increases by 157% when there’s a video included. This is a guest contribution from Nathalie Cohen-Sheffer. From do-it-yourself tutorials to adorable animal clips, videos are a big part of our life – and business owners as well as bloggers are taking notice. Here are seven reasons why everyone needs to incorporate video into their marketing strategy, and the sooner the better. From consuming news to communicating with our friends, video has taken over. In fact, 1.47 It Increases Traffic. It’s Motivating.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017
    [Engineering] Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?
    Awesome Ways to Declutter Your Digital Marketing Life | Search Engine Journal. This week is all about writing (and writing lots), getting your SEO right, and decluttering your online life. Enjoy! Writing Techniques that Stir Your Audience to Action | Copyblogger. Emotion, Emotion, Emotion is the new Location, Location, Location. If we’re not getting our audience to feel, how are they going to be motivated to engage? The Four Essential Qualities You Need for Freelance Writing Success (and How to Develop Them) | Aliventures. This SEO Checklist = 48.7% Do you hold events?
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2017
    [Engineering] Google’s Search Algorithm is Like a Soccer Team
    Marketing SEO algorithms content marketing content strategy create quality content create quality content that rank high in Google Google Google Page Rank Google search algorithm high-quality content larry page Mexico PR content strategy search engine search engine optimization SEO rules for your content Sergey Brin soccer soccer fans The Purpose of Algorithms The Secret Rules of Modern Living: Algorithms what is Google algorithm? Google’s search algorithm was created to help users effectively and efficiently find the content they are looking for. World Cup
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2017
    [Engineering] 9 Tips on How to Get More Subscribers: A YouTube Guide
    And as the second-largest search engine in the world (only behind Google), gaining new subscribers can help build awareness and customers. Search engine optimization (SEO) is critical for getting your videos to rank in YouTube’s search results. Just like any other social network, YouTube has its own space for businesses to create communities. With Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, it’s all about gaining real and authentic followers. But on YouTube, it’s essential to learn how to get more subscribers. On a platform like YouTube, shareability is everything. minutes.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2017
    [Engineering] The Trouble With Twitter, Flying Uber Cars And More On This Week's CTRL ALT Delete Segment On CHOM 97.7 FM
    Well, without missing a beat, Uber hired a NASA Langley Research Center engineer named, Mark Moore. Moore became (somewhat) known in the engineering world for his research into VTOL (short for Vertical Takeoff and Landing). Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio out of Montreal (home base). It's not a long segment - about 5 to 10 minutes every week - about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media. The segment is called, CTRL ALT Delete with Mitch Joel. This week we discussed:  . Is Twitter dying? airbnb.
  • WEBBIQUITY SMM  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2017
    [Engineering] The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools
    This real-time social search engine is an endless oasis of content ideas.” Social media monitoring is vital for virtually every B2B or B2C brand. 58% 58% of consumers follow brands on social media. 71% 71% say they are likely to purchase an item based on social media referrals; in fact, consumers report that  social media plays almost as big a role in purchasing decisions as does television. However—96% of the people who discuss brands online do not follow those brands’ owned profiles. These tools can help you find out. 1) Socialbakers. Google Review Count:  345. 10) Attentio.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2017
    [Engineering] Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?
    2017’s Four Most Important Ranking Factors, According to SEO Industry Studies | Search Engine Journal. After taking some time off over the holiday season on my blog, I’ve been thinking about things I normally don’t have time to – and I think those things have been reflected in today’s roundup! Things like going back and optimising older posts for SEO, thinking about my blogging origins and how they’re influencing my blogging future, and getting back to my first love: writing. Where are you at? Get ready to reduce the length of your title tags! Is it ever?
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2017
    [Engineering] The Psychology Behind Making Money on Social Media
    Back in the day, one could create that straight path to the money by manipulating search engines through article marketing and link building. There is a new strategy that baffles some people’s social media. It isn’t cheating, either—psychology is something which has been around as long as we have been smart enough to acknowledge that it’s there. You use psychology every day, too. You may not realize it, but it’s there, hiding in the shadows of your subconscious, waiting to be revealed through some past experience or relationship. The Crooked Path to Making Money.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2017
    [Engineering] SEO for Bloggers: A Basic Explanation
    Search Engine Optimisation. Use these pieces to learn the cornerstones of search engine optimisation and you’ll be better able to use SEO to improve your blog. Search engine optimisation, or SEO, is a way of crafting your blog that focuses on growing your search engine results organically. It’s the best way to create your pages to deliver a great user experience, both to your readers and to search engines. Too often, people try to game the system, piling on more and more SEO-friendly details in an effort to get a higher search engine ranking.
  • PROACTIVE REPORT  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2017
    [Engineering] PR Insights from the 2017 Trust Barometer
    People are more likely to believe search engines (59%) than human editors (41%.). Online sources and search engines are trusted more than traditional media.   If you do not yet have SEO under your belt make it a priority. The 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer has some interesting data for PR practitioners. Here the top 10 insights from the report. Trust in Authorities is Eroding Worldwide. Trust in business, government, NGOs and the media all declined this year. Trust in media is now at an all time low. The Trust Gap Widens . The System is Broken. Fears and Concerns. Building Trust.
  • SIMPLY MEASURED  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2017
    [Engineering] 10 Content Marketing Lessons I Learned From Seeing How Our Content Is Shared
    Owned Social Content Is Our Engine. Do you know which blog posts or webpages are driving the most visits to your website right now? Probably. It’s not amateur hour. But did you know: Facebook sends 82% of social media traffic to longer stories and 84% of social traffic to shorter news articles. Pew Research Center, 2016). 76% of people use their Facebook feed to find interesting content. Source: https://www.hubspot.com/marketing-statistics ). In the past two years, content consumption on LinkedIn has increased 21%. Source: https://www.hubspot.com/marketing-statistics ).
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2017
    [Engineering] Always Up-to-Date Guide to Social Media Image Sizes
    This isn’t just because of the social aspect, but also your Google+ account is tied to the search engine itself. Whether it’s a brand promotion, video, news update or even a meme, visual content rules the social media landscape. What has become so important is effectively conveying your brand on social media through images and video. In this quick-scroll world of social media, the visual face of your brand is often times the first thing your audience sees and possibly the one thing they remember. Social Media Image Sizes Per Network. Twitter. Instagram. LinkedIn. Pinterest. Tumblr.
  • SIMPLY MEASURED  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2017
    [Engineering] Why Brand Voice Matters and How to Form It
    At Hard Rock, we have more than 200 global locations that act as content engines and speak on behalf of the brand on their local social media channels. A distinct and unwavering brand voice is one of the core attributes of a strong online brand presence–but it is also the most vulnerable. At Hard Rock International, we fiercely manage and protect our brand voice. The risk of not enforcing brand voice is scattered messaging, which confuses brand presence and can ultimately tarnish relevance and reputation. Step 1: Figure Out Who You Are and Own It. throwbackthursday.
  • DIVA MARKETING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2017
    [Engineering] Radio For Small Business, Interview with Lee Kantor & Stone Payton Business RadioX
    His ability to see the client's ultimate objective then reverse engineer an elegant solution that helps them achieve their goals has been critical to our success. H ow to get the word out about your company and products is a one of the biggest challenges facing many small business owners. As we often discuss on Diva Marketing, the digital world provides a multitude of of opportunities from blogs to social networks to online advertising. For good measure, let's throw in eMail and websites. There are usually several guests, discussing diverse topics, on each show. In themselves).
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2017
    [Engineering] A System for Easily Publishing Consistently Great Content – A Pamela Wilson Series
    At the same time, I knew that publishing content on a consistent basis was the most effective way to get both people and search engines to notice my site. This five-part series is a guest contribution from Pamela Wilson of Big Brand System. Content marketing works — you know that. It’s one big reason you read ProBlogger! You like the content here and you want to learn more about how to create it yourself. It’s all well and good to talk about how to write content effectively, of course. But at some point, you’ve got to actually do it. Regularly. But it doesn’t have to be.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2017
    [Engineering] A System for Easily Publishing Consistently Great Content – A Pamela Wilson Series
    At the same time, I knew that publishing content on a consistent basis was the most effective way to get both people and search engines to notice my site. This five-part series is a guest contribution from Pamela Wilson of Big Brand System. Content marketing works — you know that. It’s one big reason you read ProBlogger! You like the content here and you want to learn more about how to create it yourself. It’s all well and good to talk about how to write content effectively, of course. But at some point, you’ve got to actually do it. Regularly. But it doesn’t have to be.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2017
    [Engineering] New Platforms + Meager Results = Same Old Song And Dance
    search engine marketing. Explosive growth on a platform does not (often) come with great marketing results for brands. If brands love one thing, it's the ability to insert themselves into a space where an audience gathers. The assumption is that because people have gathered, it will be easier to get their attention (wrong). This is hardly ever the case (sadly). In the early days of digital marketing, brands would be completely confused why their advertising was not performing, when there was such a large and growing audience online. Still, the debate raged on. You would be wrong. brand.
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2017
    [Engineering] There Is No Salvation for the ‘Facebook Expert’
    The walking dead who are peddling search-engine optimization, Facebook ads, or other disciplines are starting to realize this. You see, keywords were a great start in search-engine marketing. In the same way you could cloak the search engines (show them one thing, while showing users another), with Facebook ads, you could programmatically bid high and low every 60 seconds. In the old days of search marketing, it was about tricking the dumb robots –buy links, cloak, spin content, or whatever trick you could pull. Sounds like a bunch of mumbo jumbo?
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2017
    [Engineering] Unlock Facebook With a Physical Security Key?
    Security engineer Brad Hill said in a Facebook Security note  that the option is an alternative to the two-factor authentication  solution it currently offers, whereby users receive security codes for login approvals via text messages. Facebook announced support for physical security keys with certain web browsers  and mobile devices. He wrote: Starting today, you can register a physical security key to your account so that the next time you log in after enabling login approvals, you’ll simply tap a small hardware device that goes in the USB drive of your computer.
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2017
    [Engineering] Hugo Barra to Lead Virtual Reality Efforts at Facebook
    Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun  always says that the highest calling of an engineer is to make technology breakthroughs quickly and readily available to the widest possible spectrum of humanity. Facebook has a new lead for all of its virtual reality  efforts: vice president of virtual reality Hugo Barra. Barra had been vp of international with Chinese electronics company Xiaomi  since September 2013. Prior to Xiaomi, he served as a product management director at Google, working mostly on its Android team. He was a co-founder of mobile speech-recognition software company LOBBY7 in 2000.
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2017
    [Engineering] Why Facebook Is Loading Faster on Chrome, Firefox
    If you have, here’s why: Infrastructure engineer Ben Maurer  and software engineer Nathan Schloss  penned a detailed blog post about how Facebook worked with Google and Firefox parent Mozilla on performance improvements, specifically in the areas of browser caches and revalidation. Have you noticed improvements in speed when accessing Facebook via Google Chrome or Firefox? The results of Facebook’s work with Google and Mozilla were: Both Chrome and Firefox recently launched features that make their caches significantly more efficient both for Facebook and for the entire web.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2017
    [Engineering] Digitize The Physical To Win At Business
    They are an engine of branding for the brands that are taking part (they look like little action-oriented banner ads). . Should we even call anything "digital" anymore? Senior marketing professionals love writing op-ed pieces calling for the death of using the word "digital" in front of anything. Let's not call it Digital Marketing anymore." The sentiment is a pragmatic one: "everything is digital!" The sentiment is a romantic one: "we're not doing it, but if we kill that saying, we can claim that we do it all." It's a smart play. It's clear where my heart lies: I believe in digital.
  • PEG FITZPATRICK  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2017
    [Engineering] 10 Amazing Tricks To Get The Most Out Of Your Travel
    Reverse engineer hashtags on Instagram with the geolocation tags to find unique places and amazing photo opportunities. I love to travel! I’m going to share some of my favorite travel hacks with you. I’ve used social media to help plan my trips. It’s helped me see more amazing things and enjoy my trips in different ways. hope they bring joy to your next trip as well. 1. Buy a top ten guide for the city or country. These handy guides give you an overview of what there is to do and how to get around. like to mark things by day with post-its. No one! Yum! 5. Wow, right?
  • CONVINCE & CONVERT  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2017
    [Engineering] 20 Pros Reveal What Makes a Perfect Twitter Marketing Strategy
    It can increase traffic to your website, which in turn can improve your search engine page ranking. What’s your Twitter marketing strategy? Is it working? There are over 350,000 tweets posted every minute of every day. How do you ensure your messages stand out? Google, Nike, Starbucks, and more big brands fought for attention and won. Was it luck or brilliant Twitter marketing? Twitter Marketing Strategy Insights from 20 Experts. We took a close look to learn how these big names got it right. To mix it up a bit, we added a couple of CEOs you may have heard of. sJutSQHmFX. y1mNUJ9K3g.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2017
    [Engineering] Connect The Dots Marketing
    search engine. Are we seeing the bigger picture? There are three disruptive technologies that are emerging. Candidly, there are many more. Candidly, they may have already disrupted our society, but they have yet to impact brands and marketing. That will soon change. The big winner at CES this year was Amazon 's Alexa technology. In short: voice. Voice as navigation. Voice as control. Voice as search. Voice as OS (operating system). Have you read the news? In October of last year, MediaPost published the article, Gartner Predicts 30% Of Searches Without A Screen In 4 Years. and growing.
  • BUFFER SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2017
    [Engineering] How to Build an All-Star Social Media Team in 5 Steps
    an engineer replying to a technical question on Twitter). —. We often talk about the importance of social media managers and the amazing people who handle social media as a team of one. But often, for agencies, larger enterprises, and even some small businesses, social media is handled by teams of people covering a broad range of skills. So how do you go about building an awesome social media team? There are so many things to consider: What skills do you need in your team? How should you structure the team? How do you hire new team members? Assess your current situation. Content Creator.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2017
    [Engineering] How to Come up With More Than Enough (Great) Ideas for Your Blog
    Don’t copy-and-paste content into an entirely new post with a different URL: you won’t keep the search engine traffic from the old post (which has probably been linked to be various other websites). Do you ever sit staring at your computer screen, wondering what the heck you’re going to post about? Maybe you scramble around for an idea – any idea! – and then rush into it. Or maybe you give up, and you don’t write a post at all. Coming up with enough ideas for your blog can be daunting, whatever stage you’re at. Some bloggers also have some unhelpful hang-ups around ideas and inspiration.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2017
    [Engineering] How to Come up With More Than Enough (Great) Ideas for Your Blog
    Don’t copy-and-paste content into an entirely new post with a different URL: you won’t keep the search engine traffic from the old post (which has probably been linked to be various other websites). Do you ever sit staring at your computer screen, wondering what the heck you’re going to post about? Maybe you scramble around for an idea – any idea! – and then rush into it. Or maybe you give up, and you don’t write a post at all. Coming up with enough ideas for your blog can be daunting, whatever stage you’re at. Some bloggers also have some unhelpful hang-ups around ideas and inspiration.
  • SOCIALTIMES TWITTER  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2017
    [Engineering] Twitter Updates Progress on Diversity, Inclusion
    We put ourselves where the talent is, and we showed up in force at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing , the National Society of Black Engineers’ annual convention  and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Conference. We launched a partnership  with Code2040 , focused on minority software engineering students. Twitter’s update on its diversity efforts followed the same theme as counterparts Facebook  and Pinterest : modest progress, along with the acknowledgement that more work needs to be done. We don’t presume to have all the answers.
  • SOCIALTIMES TWITTER  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2017
    [Engineering] Google Acquires Twitter Assets Fabric, Crashlytics, Answers, Digits, Fastlane
    Fabric vice president of engineering and general manager Rich Paret wrote in a blog post : When we met the team at Google, we quickly realized that our missions are the same–helping mobile teams build better apps, understand their users and grow their businesses. Google announced Wednesday that it acquired several technology assets from Twitter, most notably its Fabric  mobile application development platform. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Fabric and Firebase operate mobile platforms with unique strengths in the market today.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2017
    [Engineering] How to Get Traction with Your New Blog
    We also have a resident SEO guru, Jim Stewart of Bloggers SEO , who talks us through the foundations and writes helpful posts decoding the mystery of search engine optimisation  here. But basically, if you want your blog to be found on Google and other search engines, think about they key words of what your blog is about, and also each post. Make This is it. This is your year, you say. You’ve been tossing up the idea of starting a new blog for ages now. ” You may have even read last week’s post on WHY you should start a blog and found yourself all fired up.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2017
    [Engineering] How to Get Traction with Your New Blog
    We also have a resident SEO guru, Jim Stewart of Bloggers SEO , who talks us through the foundations and writes helpful posts decoding the mystery of search engine optimisation  here. But basically, if you want your blog to be found on Google and other search engines, think about they key words of what your blog is about, and also each post. Make This is it. This is your year, you say. You’ve been tossing up the idea of starting a new blog for ages now. ” You may have even read last week’s post on WHY you should start a blog and found yourself all fired up.
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2017
    [Engineering] Facebook Sets Up Shop in Paris’ Station F Startup Campus
    Our investment in Station F will support local entrepreneurs with weekly workshops and mentoring from some of Facebook’s top engineers. The “first worldwide Startup Garage” at Station F  in Paris will devote several spaces to launch partner Facebook. Station F announced in a blog post  that Facebook will launch a program in April called Startup Garage From Facebook at Station F, which will be a six-month program designed for participation by 10 to 15 data start-ups, occupying an 80-zone area of the campus. And we couldn’t be more thrilled that it picked Station F to partner with.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2017
    [Engineering] 5 Ridiculous SEO Myths Every Blogger Should Ignore
    Every time Google makes a change to their search engine, it’s the people who do the “wrong” thing that suffer. Search engines still need to be given some hints to truly understand what your post is about. Search Engine OptimizationSEO scares or confuses most bloggers and for very good reason. Google makes it a challenge for you to understand what they are doing, and they keep changing the rules. If that were not enough, there is also a lot of half-baked information out there and blog posts filled with the wrong information. too many keywords in your posts.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2017
    [Engineering] 5 Ridiculous SEO Myths Every Blogger Should Ignore
    Every time Google makes a change to their search engine, it’s the people who do the “wrong” thing that suffer. Search engines still need to be given some hints to truly understand what your post is about. Search Engine OptimizationSEO scares or confuses most bloggers and for very good reason. Google makes it a challenge for you to understand what they are doing, and they keep changing the rules. If that were not enough, there is also a lot of half-baked information out there and blog posts filled with the wrong information. too many keywords in your posts.
  • SOCIALMEDIA.BIZ  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2017
    [Engineering] How to create mobile-friendly content with Google’s AMP
    He commends Google’s collaborative approach and easy access to leadership and engineers. How does AMP affect mobile interactions? “A better, faster mobile web is better for everyone, including users, platforms like Pinterest, and publishers,” Jon Parise, product engineer at Pinterest, wrote on the Pinterest blog. How Accelerated Mobile Pages can fuel your mobile marketing strategy. Target audience: Businesses, brands, mobile marketers, digital marketers, advertising agencies, SEO specialists, entrepreneurs, educators, journalists, Web publishers. The wonders of AMP. Mobile Tools
  • SOCIALLY SORTED  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2017
    [Engineering] The 11 Top Social Media Management Tools I Can’t Live Without
    Blog. I’m adding my top social media management tools for my blog here as my blog is the engine room of my social media marketing. These are the 11 Top Social Media Management Tools for Business that I can’t Live Without in my business right now.   . I’ve tried and tested many tools but these are the tools that I am using right now, every week to post and engage on social media.  . Use  this guide to jump in and give them a spin on the platforms you are marketing on.  . Because I am fussy. Damn fussy. My Criteria for Top Social Media Management Tools. That says a lot.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2017
    [Engineering] Your Niche Is A Small Village: Here’s How To Become Well-Known In it by Marketing Yourself
    Source: Search Engine Watch. This is a guest contribution from Victor Idjola. Sometimes, the way many startups become very well-known after a period of oblivion makes it feel like the industries we operate in are actually small villages. And they really are! Have you noticed? Almost every new company that manages to build a great product and use some marketing tactic(s) that works ends up making the headlines within a couple of months. It’s not always like that. But it happens many times. Take Buffer , for example. They got 100,000 users in 9 months. So what happens if they fail? first.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2017
    [Engineering] Your Niche Is A Small Village: Here’s How To Become Well-Known In it by Marketing Yourself
    Source: Search Engine Watch. This is a guest contribution from Victor Idjola. Sometimes, the way many startups become very well-known after a period of oblivion makes it feel like the industries we operate in are actually small villages. And they really are! Have you noticed? Almost every new company that manages to build a great product and use some marketing tactic(s) that works ends up making the headlines within a couple of months. It’s not always like that. But it happens many times. Take Buffer , for example. They got 100,000 users in 9 months. So what happens if they fail? first.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2017
    [Engineering] Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?
    Why SEO & lousy content don’t mix | Search Engine Land. Hello and welcome to the first Reading Roundup of 2017! May this be the year we make the breakthroughs we want, understand the things we haven’t yet, and have more fun than ever. Let these readings be your guide! The Top 9 Social Media Strategists to Watch In 2017 | Entrepreneur. love these picks because they’re so diverse. They’re not all Digital Whizkids, they’re just people at the top of their game, not matter what the genre. How to Fix Internal Server Error in WordPress | Web Hosting Secret Revealed.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2017
    [Engineering] Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?
    Why SEO & lousy content don’t mix | Search Engine Land. Hello and welcome to the first Reading Roundup of 2017! May this be the year we make the breakthroughs we want, understand the things we haven’t yet, and have more fun than ever. Let these readings be your guide! The Top 9 Social Media Strategists to Watch In 2017 | Entrepreneur. love these picks because they’re so diverse. They’re not all Digital Whizkids, they’re just people at the top of their game, not matter what the genre. How to Fix Internal Server Error in WordPress | Web Hosting Secret Revealed.
  • SOCIALMEDIA.BIZ  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2017
    [Engineering] Tips to boost your video marketing (infographic)
    Keep in mind that stand-alone videos can’t rank highly by themselves: Search engines can’t tell what’s inside the videos so they index only the text on your page. If you supplement the video with an accompanying transcript, search engines will index the multimedia content more effectively, increasing the search traffic to your site. Post by Take 1 Transcription. tudies show that 69 percent of consumers would choose video over text to learn about a product or service. So are you doing all you can to give your business’s video marketing a boost?
  • SOCIALTIMES TWITTER  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2017
    [Engineering] Twitter Dashboard to Shutter Feb. 3
    When Dashboard was introduced in June, product and engineering manager Noah Pepper wrote in a blog post : Easily engage with your audience: Create a custom feed to find out what’s being said about your business. Twitter is pulling the plug on Twitter Dashboard , the iOS and desktop application it launched last June to help businesses better connect with users. The social network announced in a series of tweets (embedded below) that Dashboard will be shuttered Feb. 3, adding that it hopes to incorporate some of the app’s features elsewhere within its ecosystem.
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2017
    [Engineering] Facebook Journalism Project: A Complete Guide
    Highlights follow: While we’ve worked with our news partners on this in the past, as part of the Facebook Journalism Project we’ll begin an even deeper collaboration with news organizations across the spectrum, connecting our product and engineering teams so that we can build together from the early stages of the product development process. This month, our engineering team, in collaboration with the engineering team of German news organization Bild , will launch a test to explore offering free trials to engaged readers, right from within Instant Articles. and James L.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2017
    [Engineering] 8 Reasons You’re Losing Money On Your Blog
    As the saying goes, “It takes money to make money.” In other words, if you want to generate revenue, you’re going to have to put up some of your own money to get the engine lubricated. This is a guest contribution from Larry Alton.  . You spend hours and hours of time each week on your blog, but at the end of the month, there’s nothing to show for it in your bank account. In fact, after you add up all of the expenses associated with maintaining your blog, you’ve actually lost some money. What’s the problem? Here are some possible culprits and what you can do to overcome them. 1.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2017
    [Engineering] 8 Reasons You’re Losing Money On Your Blog
    As the saying goes, “It takes money to make money.” In other words, if you want to generate revenue, you’re going to have to put up some of your own money to get the engine lubricated. This is a guest contribution from Larry Alton.  . You spend hours and hours of time each week on your blog, but at the end of the month, there’s nothing to show for it in your bank account. In fact, after you add up all of the expenses associated with maintaining your blog, you’ve actually lost some money. What’s the problem? Here are some possible culprits and what you can do to overcome them. 1.
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2017
    [Engineering] Meet Team Sprout: Brian, Platform Engineering Manager
    Brian Cordonnier, a Platform Engineering Manager on Sprout’s Publishing Squad, embodies this commitment both in his work at Sprout and his hobbies outside of the office. Brian started at Sprout as a Software Engineer and was promoted to Engineering Manager, a role in which he’s added ‘leading a Squad’ to his coding repertoire. Department: Engineering. You started as a Software Engineer, and you’re now an Engineering Manager. So beyond being a part of the engineering team, you’re on the Publishing Squad. Tell me about that.
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2017
    [Engineering] How to Promote Your YouTube Channel Like a Pro
    YouTube is the second-largest search engine in the world. Video marketing has exploded tremendously over the past few years. It’s easier than ever to create high-quality videos and quickly upload them to YouTube using just your iPhone. But simply creating videos doesn’t necessarily guarantee anyone is going to watch them. You need to figure out how to promote your YouTube channel if you want to be successful. Not sure where to start? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are 16 ways to promote your YouTube channel like a pro: 1. Write Engaging Titles. Facebook.
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2017
    [Engineering] Why B2B Advertisers Need Facebook
    Business-to-business advertisers have long prioritized search-engine marketing as their primary digital path to new customers. Advertising/Marketing Facebook Account-Based Marketing ad revenue Ad Targeting age B2B business to business custom audiences Dynamic Ads Dynamics Education Elite SEM Engagement industry Job Title Lead Ads lead generation LinkedIn Location Lookalike Audiences MAUs Michael LaMonte Monthly active users Pixels retargeting revenue Sanjay Teckchandani Search search engines Search-Engine Marketing Targeted AdsBut guess what? Image courtesy of Shutterstock.
  • THE REALTIME REPORT  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2017
    [Engineering] 3 Ways To Boost Your Career Using Social Media
    Even if you have an online degree in family nursing from reputable online FNP programs, or you decide you want to work in an aerospace engineering role, you can be sure social media has the ability to help your career grow. 3 Ways To Boost Your Career Using Social Media. Social media has many benefits, not just for businesses, but also for users seeking to better their careers. Media is now a daily part of people’s lives, not just for personal communication with friends and family, but social platforms are now used to help users get in contact with potential employers and vice versa.
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2017
    [Engineering] Stay Scrappy: Sprout Hack Week 2016
    As any engineer can tell you, stagnation can be a slow demise. Sprout Engineering Team SproutFor one week each December, all of us at Sprout take a break from our usual jobs and take part in Hack Week. During this week, we try our hands at new skills; we brush up on old ones; we make new friends and new discoveries. We rediscover what it’s like to have no boundaries but time and our own ingenuity. We embody a core Sprout value: We stay scrappy. We have a philosophy at Sprout that given the right circumstances, brilliant people will do brilliant things. What a day. Bring on 2017.
  • AGORA PULSE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2017
    [Engineering] Why Can’t Social Media Tools Post Directly to Instagram?
    There are some apps that have reverse-engineered the Instagram API so that they can automatically post directly to Instagram for users. You might think this is a clever way to get around the posting issue, but it is in direct violation of Instagram’s Platform Policy , which states, “Don’t reverse engineer the Instagram APIs or any of Instagram’s apps.”. You’re taking a huge risk by using a third-party software that reverse engineers the Instagram API so that you can schedule content that automatically posts. What is an API? Why can’t tools post directly to Instagram for me?
  • SIMPLY MEASURED  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2016
    [Engineering] 5 Instagram Audience Development Strategies From The New York Times
    You can credit Eric Hammarberg, an engineer at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, for ensuring all that delicate, ornamental plaster on the decorated ceiling, which had begun collapsing, won’t fall down. When was the last time you held a real physical newspaper? Chances are much higher that you get your daily news fix from a smartphone, tablet, or laptop. This shift to digital media, accelerated by a decline in advertising revenue from print media, has flipped the newspaper business onto its head. No one is untouched, even a prestigious publication like The New York Times. regram.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2016
    [Engineering] If Your Agency Is Not Consulting, Then What Is It Doing?
    There is no doubt that agencies are faced with mass consolidation, as the major holding companies need to feed their engines of growth (look now further than us. For marketing agencies to survive, they must start looking more like the consultants. This is one of the bigger themes that seems to be cropping up lately in the marketing industry. It's happening for a bunch of reasons. There is a large push from brands to develop in-house marketing capabilities. This is not only a smart move, but a strategic one as well. For years, marketing was seen not as a profit centre, but an expense.
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2016
    [Engineering] Facebook’s Favorite Hacks of 2016
    Seattle-based group of engineers and designers leveraged some of the infrastructure behind Facebook Live  with the goal of building a small, private, livestreaming experience within Messenger. During our three-day-long summer hackathon, one engineer decided to hack on top of Nuclide to integrate support for the programming language Swift. At another hackathon later in the year, a few engineers set out to produce a version of Atom that runs in the browser as a step toward supporting remote development. Masks will also come to Android soon.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2016
    [Engineering] Math Is Hard. Or How To Make Your Advertising Count
    Many won't remember that the Internet was not built to be an engine of commerce. At what point will advertisers hold the publishers really accountable? Those who were early into digital marketing had many hopes (like me). That advertising would be highly targeted and relevant. The net effect of this would be that online advertising would not only be better than other media formats, but that it would be worth more to advertisers, because consumers would appreciate it more. That advertising would be super-accountable and measurable. We would know this down to each and every impression.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2016
    [Engineering] Display Advertising Is A Failed State
    On one had, the smart advertisers are finding a tremendous amount of value in certain online/digital advertising channels (think about search engine marketing, affiliate marketing, email marketing, specific targeting capabilities on Facebook , being smart with YouTube pre-rolls, etc.). It was for one of the top meta-search engines on the Internet. Of course, the immediate challenge we faced is that ads began showing up on websites that were gaming the search engine space, and brands did not want their ads aligned with these types of publishers and properties. search engine.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2016
    [Engineering] How to Apply SEO Best Practices to the News Release
    The news release is dead! Long live the news release! Maureen Jann has some great tips to show you how to use SEO best practices to increase visibility. The post How to Apply SEO Best Practices to the News Release appeared first on Spin Sucks. Related Stories The Six PR Conferences to Attend in 2017 Nine Great Business Gifts for the PR Professional My Three Favorite PR Stunts (Metrics Not Included).
  • IGNITE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2016
    [Engineering] RIP: Social Media Networks & Features that Died in 2016
    Twitter went through a pretty big restructure which meant their heads of engineering, media, product and Vine have left the company. Needless to say, a lot of newsworthy events happened in 2016. The social media space saw many changes as well. Social media networks constantly have to improve and evolve in order to stay relevant. This post will revisit some of the social media networks and channel features that didn’t make it to 2017. We will start with maybe one of the more shocking channels that saw its last updates in 2016, Vine. Meerkat. Twitter as a Social Network.
  • SOCIALFISH  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2016
    [Engineering] Making Sure Your New Website Theme is Social-Friendly
    This platform has a lot to offer in the way of product display that is search engine optimized and user-friendly. You’ve launched your new web theme, and you need to make sure it’s going to convert visitors. Social shares are going to make or break your SEO, traffic generation, and your sales funnels. So, it’s time to make sure your new theme is social friendly. What is a Social-Friendly Theme? Social-friendly themes are setup to allow for all the latest social features – sharing, follow tools, rich pins, featured images in shared posts, social commenting, etc. Meta descriptions.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2016
    [Engineering] Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?
    15 Content Marketing Pieces That Won Our Hearts & Ranked Most-Shared in 2016 | Search Engine Journal. It’s Christmas eve! And the final roundup of this year! Looking back, it’s amazing the amount of tips, tricks, advice and inspiration that’s been shared over the last 12 months in these posts. Every Saturday a handy list to peruse over your morning coffee. It’s been a blast collating all the cool stuff I read during the week, and I always feel I’ve learned something usef ul. Keep an eye on your inboxes on December 31! Salon. Can’t hurt!
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2016
    [Engineering] Facebook Live Updates for Facebook Mentions
    Engineering manager Jesse Chen  and product manager Chris Hatfield detailed the following updates to Facebook Live for Mentions in a Facebook Media blog post : Team prompts, which allows users to create drafts of the descriptions for their Facebook Live posts. A new comment-moderation tool, which enables Mentions users to filter certain words and phrases, preventing them from appearing in comments during their broadcasts. Ad adjustments tray, enabling users to customize the appearance of their broadcasts. Facebook Mentions users: What are your thoughts on these updates?
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2016
    [Engineering] Facebook, 17 Universities Announce Sponsored Academic Research Agreement
    Regina Dugan , vice president of engineering and head of the social network’s Building 8  group, announced  the Sponsored Academic Research Agreement, a multi-university group that will allow the social network to collaborate with individual faculty and labs on joint technology projects within weeks and days. It’s why we work in partnership with entrepreneurs, engineering teams, system integrators and businesses large and small–globally. Facebook is turning to 17 universities to help it speed up technology projects. University of California-Berkeley. Harvard University.
  • SIMPLY MEASURED  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2016
    [Engineering] 12 Ways UX Design Affects Web Traffic
    Search engine optimization strategies are one of the major ways to pull in new traffic to your website. UX design is something far too many companies ignore. UX design focuses on creating an experience for the visitor of a website that is clear, easy to use, and guides them down a desired path to complete some type of conversion. UX design isn’t only beneficial to the visitor of the website. Using a user-friendly design can also help improve your web traffic and bring a larger audience to your site. Easier to Navigate. One of the best examples of great UX design is Apple. Helps SEO.
  • SOCIALMEDIA.BIZ  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2016
    [Engineering] Google wants a warm meal every day instead of a fancy Christmas dinner but once-a-year
    Why do SEO professionals skulk around dark alleyways, offering their search engine services in furtive, hurried whispers? W hy do search professionals scatter like roaches when the kitchen light comes on? Why is everyone acting so sneaky all the time? What’s up with that? Don’t we all know that Google Search is a  somniloquist ! Whenever he is able to catch some shut-eye, a nanosecond at a time, he cries out in his slumber, “feed me. feed me Seymour.”. But, honestly, Google would always prefer to eat healthy. Quality over quantity. Because DC’s already hungry, DC’s only somewhat a snob!
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2016
    [Engineering] Facebook Reveals Its 2016 Games of the Year
    Engineering manager Calvin Grunewald  revealed the social network’s 2016 Games of the Year in a blog post , saying of Gardenscapes – New Acres: A new launch on Facebook web this year, the game combines simulation elements with time-management and hidden-object mechanics, creating an exciting experience that breathes new life into an established property. Gardenscapes – New Acres from Playrix  was named Facebook’s 2016 Game of the Year. Other winners were: Best web games: Poker Heat, Playtika. Naturo Online, Oasis Games. Taonga: The Island Farm, Volka. Liberators, MutantBox.
  • KIKOLANI  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2016
    [Engineering] 5 Tools for Successful Digital Marketing Campaigns
    Michael Peggs is the founder of Marccx Media , a digital marketing agency specializing in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Search Engine Marketing (SEM). Recent statistics show that the average person spends more time online than they spend listening to the radio and watching TV combined. If you are looking to target new customers, you should be focusing your efforts on digital marketing. There are a lot of aspects involved in digital marketing, SEO, link building , social media management, content management and analytics, just to name a few. 149 Medium Monthly Rate. Mplans.
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2016
    [Engineering] Now Hear This: Facebook Debuts Live Audio
    Product specialist Shirley Ip and software engineer Bhavana Radhakrishnan  announced the new feature in a Facebook Media blog post , also pitching it as a way for publishers to go live in areas without strong network connectivity, as live audio obviously consumes far less bandwidth than live video. A picture may be worth 1,000 words, but words are still worth something to Facebook. The social network Tuesday announced the introduction of Live Audio, a way for publishers to broadcast audio-only content live. Readers: What are your initial thoughts on Facebook Live Audio?
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2016
    [Engineering] Facebook Adds Instant-Verification Component for Account Kit to Android SDK
    Software engineer Ethan Goldman-Kirst added in a blog post : Instant verification is the result of trying to streamline the login process and rely less on SMS for those signing in with their phone number. Facebook added an instant-verification component for its Account Kit  to its software-development kit for Android. The social network introduced Account Kit at F8  in April as a way for developers to allow users to login to their applications with their phone numbers or email addresses and to register for their apps without creating passwords. Instant Verification Zing App.
  • SOCIALTIMES TWITTER  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2016
    [Engineering] Twitter Top Tweet Search Results Now Displayed By Relevance Instead of Chronologically
    Senior software engineer, search quality Lisa Huang announced the change in a blog post , saying that users who were part of its test group engaged more with search results and spent more time on the social network. Twitter quietly tweaked its top tweet search results to display in order of relevance, rather than in reverse chronological order. Historically, these search results have been largely presented in reverse chronological order. In many cases, however, the most recent results may not be what the searchers are looking for.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2016
    [Engineering] Podcast SEO: How to Improve Your iTunes Ranking
    iTunes is a search engine. The first step to understanding podcast optimisation is realising that iTunes is yet another search engine. Search Engine Optimisation. Podcasting Search Engine OptimizationThis is a guest contribution from Kate Toon, SEO expert and trainer at The Recipe for SEO Success. When most people start their own podcast, the last thing on their minds is SEO. They’re too busy developing eye-catching graphics, buying a cool microphone, and trying not to make that horrible saliva sound when they speak. Why podcast SEO matters. Step 1: Ignore the noise.
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2016
    [Engineering] Mark Zuckerberg Introduces Jarvis, His 2016 Personal Challenge
    We use a Crestron system with our lights, thermostat and doors; a Sonos  system with Spotify  for music; a Samsung TV; a Nest cam for Max; and of course my work is connected to Facebook’s systems. I had to reverse-engineer application-programming interfaces for some of these to even get to the point where I could issue a command from my computer to turn the lights on or get a song to play. How much progress has Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg  made in fulfilling his New Year’s resolution for 2016 ? Zuckerberg said in a Jan. But often that isn’t enough.
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2016
    [Engineering] Facebook 2016 Open-Source Year in Review (Infographic)
    Both of these projects are fundamentally changing how engineers build user interfaces. Facebook launched 77 new open-source  projects in 2016, yielding 60,000 commits and bringing its total to nearly 400 projects and more than 500,000 followers. Open-source developer advocate Christine Abernathy  offered an overview of the social network’s 2016 open-source efforts, as well as the infographic below, in a blog post. Highlights include: The top new Facebook projects in 2016 show the large appetite for React and React Native in the developer community.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2016
    [Engineering] Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?
    Monetizing your SEO expertise | Search Engine Land. I’m willing to bet you’ve got tons of SEO info up your sleeve, after teaching yourself what you need to know to grow your blog. Influencer marketing: where we’re headed in 2017 | Search Engine Watch. We are at the penultimate reading roundup for this year! I’ve written and scheduled all the content and social media on my blog up until Christmas – it really is feeling like the holidays are so close. I’ve got a beach cocktail with my name on it! Until then, though, the hamster wheel keeps on turning.
  • PEG FITZPATRICK  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2016
    [Engineering] 20+ Powerful Tips and Strategies for Video Success
    The primary goal for Google and other search engines is to serve relevant search results to their users. YouTube is the second largest search engine after Google. YouTube is also the second largest search engine  — bigger than Yahoo and Bing combined. Video success seems fleeting but it’s easier than you think to create powerful video content. Video has been a huge challenge for me personally because I don’t know how to edit video. I’ve tried and I have Adobe Creative Cloud and iMovie but it’s hard for me. even mine!). Enter Adobe Spark Video. You
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2016
    [Engineering] 10 Book Recommendations From Team Sprout
    Here are some of their top picks in engineering as well as a few fiction and nonfiction options to mix things up. Our Engineering Picks. 1. Recommended by Colin, Senior Software Engineer. 2. Recommended by Chris,  Senior Software Engineer. 3. The Idea Factory” explores how engineering and technical innovation revolutionized communication and ushered in the Information Age. Recommended by Dan, Software Engineer. 4. Recommended by Shane,  Software Engineer. 5. Recommended by Matt, Software Engineer on Bambu by Sprout Social. 3. Ritchie.
  • SOCIALTIMES TWITTER  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2016
    [Engineering] Twitter Adds Live Video to iOS, Android Apps
    Senior manager of software engineering Sara Haider  said in a blog post  that the update will roll out to all iOS and Android users “over the coming days,” and she provided further details on the new feature: Starting today, you can create and tweet live video from the Twitter app, powered by Periscope. Twitter announced Wednesday that users of its iOS and Android applications can now create and tweet Periscope -powered live videos directly via their apps. We're making it easier for you to share what's happening in your world. Now you can #GoLive on Twitter! https://t.co/frWuHaPTFJ
  • SOCIALMEDIA.BIZ  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2016
    [Engineering] All your best content may now be considered fake news
    No matter how filtered against their sites and properties social networks, search engines, and social media might become, their core membership, readership, viewership, and subscribers will always be able to access content directly, hell or high water. I t’s time for you to really invest in your own personal or professional social platforms. As lines are being drawn, it’s time to make sure all your hard-wrought creative work lives on your own blog or website instead of on someone else’s. Fake news has been in the real news recently. At least that’s what they say they’re doing.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2016
    [Engineering] How to Swipe Great Titles … and Use Them On YOUR Blog
    Struggling to Improve Your Search Engine Rankings? From ProBlogger Expert Ali Luke of  Aliventures. How often do you sit down to write a post, only to draw a complete blank? Blogging prompts can be really helpful if you’re stuck for ideas. Sometimes, though, what you’re struggling most with us coming up with a title. What you want is a ready-made title template: one that you know will hit the mark with readers, and that will help you create a well-structured post. The great news is that you can find those templates all over the place, on any popular blog you read. parenting blog).
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2016
    [Engineering] How To Structure Your Blog Content For Great Rankings
    Search engine optimisation, or SEO, is simply a way of organising the content on your site so that it’s more likely that Google will understand it. Search Engine Optimisation Fundamentals. Search engines look there to find your page’s relevance, so make sure to include a keyword string in each one. Search Engine OptimizationFrom ProBlogger SEO expert Jim Stewart of Bloggers SEO. Content may be king, but if you don’t optimise your blog content in a way that Google likes, your readers will never find it. But how do you know what Google is looking for?
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2016
    [Engineering] Facebook Seeking Head of News Partnerships With 20+ Years’ Experience
    Support new product launches and collaborate closely with Facebook product and engineering teams. Facebook may be looking to take on its fake news  problem with a real person. Kerry Flynn  of Mashable  discovered a job listing  from the social network for a head of news partnerships. The goal of the news partnerships team is to help publishers and journalists understand how to reach and engage their audiences and to innovate with new technologies. Be a public-facing voice of Facebook and its role in the news ecosystem. Lead ongoing engagement with news organizations globally.
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2016
    [Engineering] Facebook Live + 360 Video = Live 360
    Product manager Supratik Lahiri and software engineer Chetan Gupta announced in a Newsroom post that Facebook will launch Live 360 video Tuesday (Dec. There are Facebook Live  livestreamed videos and 360 video  360-degree videos, and now, there is Live 360. 13) at noon PT/3 p.m. ET, with National Geographic  going live from the Mars Desert Research Station facility in Utah as eight space scientists emerge from 80 days of isolation. We’re combining these two formats with Live 360 video. Live 360 transports people into new experiences—right as they happen.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2016
    [Engineering] Creating a Blog Content Plan for 2017
    The beauty of having these posts planned out means you can have them published in the lead up to the event, making them relevant and timely for your readers and also hopefully relevant to the search engines! This is a guest contribution from ProBlogger Expert Nicole Avery. Creating a blog content plan is one of the best things you can do to ensure your blog has quality content that is created efficiently with the time you have available. common cry I hear from bloggers who don’t use a content plan is that if they planned out their content it would stifle their creativity. Easter posts.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2016
    [Engineering] The End Of Advertising (Easy There)
    From the push, pull and inform perspective, content is tough to beat as a great engine of marketing (I live it. Say this with me. all together now: "advertising is here to stay.". You may not like to say that. It's a fact. Advertising is not going anywhere. Advertising is not dying. Advertising is not being replaced by anything (sorry, content marketers). Advertising is changing. Why this rant? Why this rant again? Why this rant again now? Content marketing will replace advertising? This is not happening. There is no data to back this up. hate advertising. Advertising sucks. Inform. .
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2016
    [Engineering] When It Comes to Facebook Posts, Size Matters
    Search-engine-optimization results are better. ePublishing Facebook Algorithms Comments Conversions Engagement family friends Keywee Likes links News Feed organic reach Photos Publishers reach Search-Engine Optimization SEO Shares Videos Yaniv MakoverA proven tenet of online publishing, it’s been shown time and time again that long-form content drives more value than short-form content. Conversion rates can be better, as can social engagement rates. Prior to that, we found very little correlation between the amount of text in a Facebook post and its organic reach.
  • SPROUT SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2016
    [Engineering] Sprout Social Named One of Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work
    The best job I’ve had in my 15-year career…[Sprout has] a collegial engineering culture that prioritizes mentorship, quality over quantity and reasonableness over idealism…coworkers who are happy to help, take pride in their work and are fun to hang out with at baseball games, happy hours and other periodic social outings.”. We are excited to share that Sprout Social has been named one of Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work in 2017, an honor based entirely on our employees’ reviews of the company. So what did employees have to say about being part of Team Sprout ? love this company.”.
  • WAXING UNLYRICAL  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2016
    [Engineering] Creating a Communal Narrative: A Case for Skipping the Press Release
    Leta Soza , our director of PR engineering and operations, wrote A Journey Into the PRTech Unknown. And PR Engineer Kelly Byrd wrote The Science of PR: How PRTech Reporting Proves Value for PR blog Bulldog Reporter. Guest Post by Rebekah Iliff. While there are still some valid reasons for creating and pushing out a press release over the newswire, it’s far less necessary now than it used to be. Good reason: Press releases allow you to consolidate messaging and can act as true north throughout a PR campaign. Bad reason: Because you’ve always done them… So, why stop now?
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2016
    [Engineering] Facebook No. 1 in Tech, No. 2 Overall in Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work in 2017
    from Glassdoor, and a software engineer based out of its Menlo Park headquarters told the company: From its openness to its diversity, Facebook has truly surpassed all tech companies in terms of culture, perks and employee lifestyle. If you’re looking for the tech sector’s Best Place to Work in 2017  according to the Employees’ Choice Awards from Glassdoor , look no further than Menlo Park , Calif. The jobs and recruiting marketplace released its annual Employees’ Choice Awards winners Wednesday, and Facebook was the No. overall company, trailing only Bain & Co.
  • SOCIALMEDIA.BIZ  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2016
    [Engineering] Ultimate SEO Checklist – 75+ effective techniques (Infographic)
    Search engine optimization is the key factor that can improve your site’s visibility and ranking on search engines. Post by Nirav Dave. Target audience: Businesses, brands, digital marketers, advertising agencies, SEO specialists, entrepreneurs, educators, journalists, Web publishers. L et’s agree on the fact that SEO is a vast digital landscape that is forever evolving. So getting a grasp on what SEO techniques work and what tactics are no longer effective is essential for the growth and success of your online business. What this SEO checklist is about. Search SEO
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2016
    [Engineering] Facebook Forms Partnership to Create Affordable Housing in Silicon Valley
    The partnership will devote $625,000 to job training in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Facebook Affordable Housing California Charitable Donations Charitable Giving Comité de Vecinos del Lado Oeste--East Palo Alto Community Groups Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto East Palo Alto Economic Activity Elliot Schrage engineering Faith in Action Bay Area housing Job Training Legal Support Mathematics Menlo Park Newsroom partnerships Philanthropies Rebuilding Together Peninsula science STEM technology Youth United for Community Action
  • SOCIALTIMES TWITTER  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2016
    [Engineering] Twitter Acquires Yes, Names Founder Keith Coleman VP of Product
    Twitter spokesperson told Kia Kokalitcheva of Fortune  that Coleman will report to chief technology officer Adam Messinger , while the rest of the Yes team will be added to various product and engineering teams at the social network. Twitter finally found a replacement for former head of consumer product Jeff Seibert , who vacated the position in June, but the social network had to acquire a company in the process. Keith and team are joining Twitter to help lead and strengthen our service! https://t.co/5aFouFxTsh. 5aFouFxTsh. First day is Monday – let's go!
  • KATIE LANCE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2016
    [Engineering] [Webinar Replay] Content for Real Estate: Build Your Brand, Your Audience and Your Business
    Search engine optimization (SEO) basics. Do you have a content strategy in place to move your real estate business forward in 2017? In this special webinar hosted in partnership with Adwerx we covered keys for a successful content strategy for real estate including: Why your real estate business needs a content marketing strategy. How to build a blog that works. Best practices for distribution – how to get your content out there! Tools and tips for planning, creating and curating hot content.
  • SOCIALTIMES FACEBOOK  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2016
    [Engineering] Facebook Analytics for Apps Adds Time Zones, Hourly Charts
    Software engineer Tianqi Li introduced the new Analytics for Apps features in a blog post : You can now set a time zone on the settings page of Analytics for Apps. Facebook added two major features to its Analytics for Apps  Thursday: the ability to set time zones and view data by hour of the day. The social network also added an option for “last 24 hours” in Analytics for Apps’ date picker and the ability to break down reports by time interval. You can get to the settings page by clicking the gear icon at the upper-right corner of your screen.
  • TWIST IMAGE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2016
    [Engineering] Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #337
    Well, Princeton engineers may have gone from theory to practice. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? Check out these six links that we're recommending to one another:  . Listening to Trump - Nonsite.org. "I am not going to post links about the election. I am not going to post links about the election. I am not going to post links about the election. So with that: ' he structure of Trump's discourse will never demand that all the pieces be connected. He Alistair for Hugh). Alistair for Mitch). The result?
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