Google Quality Rater Guidelines 2014

Bill Hartzer

I just got ahold of the latest copy of Google’s Quality Rater Guidelines, with a date of March 2014. Now, I have gotten a copy of the guidelines, and have set up the “pay with a tweet” service in order for you to download a copy of this document.

Social Media Campaigns Kick-Off 2014 World Cup

The Realtime Report

Today marks the start of the 2014 World Cup, a month-long event highly anticipated by fans – and marketers – around the globe. Using one of the twelve new fry boxes, customers can download the app and begin playing.

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How to Build a Content Calendar (Plus a Free Template for 2014)

Convince & Convert

We have no problems with other people borrowing our methods we wanted to offer a content marketer’s guide to building a content calendar along with a free template for the 2014 calendar year.

30 Remarkable Content Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2013 (and 2014)

Webbiquity SMM

And it continues to expand: 82% of marketers plan to increase their budgets for content marketing in 2014. Content marketing has become ubiquitous, with 93% of B2B marketers now using it. Image Credit: Robert Rose.

How to Use Twitter Cards in Social Media Marketing


link] — Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) June 20, 2014 Player card Video, audio, or other media Best for sharing video and song clips within a tweet Sometimes I think my days can’t get any more rediculous until today.

How to Measure Social Media Success for Your Small Business


It is very different from that immediate, direct measurement we see from “Click Here”, “Download” or “Buy Now”.

Leveraging Social Identity


Download the slides to this webinar. and download the full research report. Watched this over the weekend. It’s really good.

Get Internet Voicemail from Website Visitors with SpeakPipe

Ari Herzog

I click a link and can choose between playing it on the spot and/or downloading the file to my computer. In the spirit of Vine, SnapChat, and other applications that enable you to record your voice (or any sound) in combination with video to your friends, meet SpeakPipe.

Virgin America Launches First In-Flight Social Network With #PlanePitch Twitter Contest

The Realtime Report

Users access the network by downloading Here on Biz iOS mobile app and registering a new account using their LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter profile. ECA| G.Na (@PandaZMafia) February 11, 2014 . Jennifer D (@vastjewels) February 11, 2014.

20% Of Apps Are Opened Only Once

The Realtime Report

So your brand has created a useful, engaging app for consumers, and seen a significant number of downloads. Do you think most users are engaging with it more than once after downloading?

Most Popular Posts on ProBlogger 2014: Monetization


Everything from content to plugins and download incentives is covered. Most Popular Posts on ProBlogger 2014: Monetization. We’ve covered so much ground here on ProBlogger this year, and much of it about monetization – here are the top five posts this year in that category.

Which Social Networks Drive the Most Engaged Referrals?

The Realtime Report

The study examined 6 months of data (Sept 2013 – Feb 2014) across Shareaholic’s network of 200,000+ sites reaching more than 250 million unique monthly visitors. Download the report here: Shareaholic’s “Social Referrals That Matter” Report.

[Cool Social Tools] Hot Online Community Platforms for 2015


It was our pleasure to team up with SocialFish for the 2014 Online Community Software Selection Guide — there were more than 3,000 downloads! And did you already see the 2014 Guide? Guest post by Teri Carden and Ben Martin of Online Community Results.

Social Media Strategy Template

Proactive Report

Download the PDF of the Social Media Strategy Template here. In January 2014 almost three-quarters of all adults were active in social media, according to the Pew Research Center. That grew to 45 companies (9%) in 2013 and 2014 saw a massive jump to 178 (36%).

Fan-Powered PicCollage Contest Drives Impressive Engagement for Starbucks

The Realtime Report

The app has been downloaded by 55 million females, with an average user age of 19. Is your brand looking for an effective way to reach teens?

Are You Measuring Your Social Media Efforts?


Engagement includes comments, retweets, bounce rate, average amount of time spent on your site, white paper downloads, and video views. Businesses that have jumped on the social media train will do well to make sure that they monitor their social media efforts.

Health And Fitness Apps See 62% Increase In Usage In Last Six Months

The Realtime Report

Apple has already begun marketing the various health and fitness apps that can be downloaded as a part of HealthKit and iOS8. Usage of health and fitness apps has grown exponentially since 2013.

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76% of Mobile Video Ads Are Viewed In-App [Study]

The Realtime Report

To download the full study, click here. Mobile video is rapidly becoming the new darling of the digital advertising world, and the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) recently conducted its first Mobile Video Benchmark Study to examine mobile video performance.

71% of Airlines See Mobile as the Future of Airline Payments

The Realtime Report

Download the full report here — Alternative Payment and Distribution Landscape: Airline Distribution Channels. photo: Wikipedia Commons.

Why It Might Be Time to Completely Change Your Social Media Strategy

Convince & Convert

I’ve embedded the slides below, and I do hope you’ll spend a few minutes now (or download for later) because this issue impacts every.

Social Media News Ticker: Twitter Launches New Profile Design and Buys Android App Cover

The Realtime Report

Facebook is forcing all users to download Messenger by ripping chat out of its main apps – soon mobile users will no longer be able to send and receive messages on Facebook’s mobile app; they will have to download the Facebook Messenger app to chat on mobile (TechCrunch).

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5 Shifts to Fix Your Social Media Metrics

Convince & Convert

In fact, I very much recommend you jump over to their website after this post and download all of the slides from the Webinar. And don’t forget to download the slides from the Webinar on cross-channel social media metrics.

The 4 Ways to Find Online Influencers

Convince & Convert

The 8 Things Online Influencers Can Do For You  We covered A LOT of ground in this session, so I encourage you to download the slides and/or watch the free Webinar replay.

Half of Consumers Read Email Exclusively On Mobile

The Realtime Report

For more information, click here to download the full report from Yesmail Interactive. Email marketing is far from dead — but is your brand optimizing email campaigns for mobile?

4 Parts of a Must-Click Call to Action

Convince & Convert

Run a simple submit-button test to determine if your customers are more likely to convert if they read, “Get my e-book now” than “Download the e-book.” When it comes to CTAs, it’s tempting to scour the Internet for that one trick that will get your customers clicking.

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5 Social Media Tips for Social Good Companies That Will Get Your Message Heard (In Less Than 10 Minutes Per Day)


Download social media apps to your smartphone or tablet. All of the social platforms out there have mobile apps that you can download on your smartphone, so you can access your accounts at any time, from anywhere. Guest post by Meg Rulli, Co-founder, ModMark Group.

Dr. Houzz Reveals a Widget-Flawed Google Algorithm

Viper Chill

15 million downloads of their app(s). — Matt Cutts (@mattcutts) March 24, 2014. Fear building is continuing to grow, and it’s definitely off to a hot start in 2014. — Matt Cutts (@mattcutts) February 22, 2014.

Writing tricks for content marketers

Sherrilynne Starkie

For example: Old style: Download Facebook Messenger now! Time was you only had to worry about writing for the human eye and sometimes for the ear.

How to Build a Billion Dollar SEO Empire

Viper Chill

For the RMN page that is ranking, here are the anchor texts that are pointing their way: Just in case the above screenshot isn’t clear, people are actually using phrases like: “20% off bath bed and beyond coupon, 2014 coupon and codes” as the actual link text.

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How to Track Mobile App Conversions

Convince & Convert

To understand the meaning behind downloads for your mobile app, you need to know how to track conversions effectively. On a mobile app, a download is by no means a conversion, although it does have valuable data that can increase your conversions. Time to Understand Download Data.

When content calendars are not the answer

Janet Fouts

The calendar may include links to existing resources like e-books and white-papers, videos and other downloads. Content calendars can be an excellent tool to plot out your social outreach strategy for creating and sharing content over time.

8 Simple Tweaks to Boost Website Conversions

Convince & Convert

Our overall list building strategy was going well at the start of 2014. Jan 2014. Aug 2014. When this landing page article was published by Hubspot , I used the final line of the post to invite interested readers to download a related template.

How to Do a Social Media Strategy- Workshop

Laurel Papworth

Online course with downloadable documents and videos in December 16 & 17 2014. Online, you can access the videos for a month afterwards (or download them permanently yourself).

7 Ingredients for Employee Social Advocacy

Convince & Convert

tweet this ) I encourage you to download the slides above for far more detail, but here’s a primer for the “give it to me right now” contingent… 7 Ingredients for Employee Social Advocacy Note these are not the only ingredients.

Now Might Be the Time to Switch from Internet Explorer

The Social Media Incubator

These include online syncing and storage, easy screen capture and video downloads, and heightened compatibility due to tapping into both Chrome’s and Internet Explorer’s rendering engines.

27 Must Use SEO Tools for Incredible Content Marketing Results

Writtent Blog

It’s a free download. Content marketing is about creating, optimizing, and distributing valuable content to grow your web presence and steer the actions of consumers. It involves driving traffic, generating leads, and building authority.

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25 Ways to Create Shareable Content

Convince & Convert

They created a short ebook that included the quotes and fun images and let people download it for free. The trend toward using the web to grow your business continues.

75% of Apps Are Used At Least Seven Times Per Month

The Realtime Report

The number of downloads is a useful metric, but it’s just a starting point: of those who download the app, how many are retained, and how often are they opening the app?

4 Proven Ways to Maximize the Value of Your Video Marketing

Convince & Convert

For example, if Alan drops by your website and downloads a white paper, he gets 20 points. By now, most marketers have realized that video isn’t a passing fad. It’s the real deal when it comes to delivering authentic storytelling, and it’s changing the way businesses offer unexpected value.

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How to Improve Your Content Promotion in 10 Words (or Less)

Convince & Convert

Download our free whitepaper on Subject Line Open Rates. Creating great content is indisputably the first and most crucial element of an effective content marketing strategy.