Yesterday, Matt Cutts tweeted a link to a new scraper report tool that you can use to report websites that are outranking your website. If this other site has scraped or copied or stolen your content, then you can use the form to report the spam to Google. That new form could be useful for some, and I applaud Google for adding it. But that’s honestly not what I’m interested in here. In fact, what I find more interesting, is that fact that Matt Cutts tweeted a Bit.ly URL. And as a result, we can get all sorts of really cool data about his Tweet and the link that he Tweeted. [Read more...]
Social spam isn’t a new phenomenon by any means; however it has grown substantially in the last couple of years. In fact, in the first half of last year it managed to rise by over 355% – by no means a small change. [Read more...]
In the past day or so, Facebook has registered “Content Fellowship” related domain names, possibly indicating that they have a plan to offer a content fellowship. There are several domain names that they’ve registered that seemingly would protect a new possible project that they’re working on.
Here is a list of the domains recently registered by Facebook:
Here is a sample of the whois data:
Usually, when a company is starting a project, a new website, or a new product or service offering, it is customary for them to register several related domain names in order to “protect” their mark or their project. I tested each of these domain names in a web browser and they currently do not resolve.
After seeing that Twitter doesn’t actually recognize the new gTLDs as real links in Tweets, I was curious to see whether or not Facebook recognizes the new gTLDs as links in posts. If you were to include the URL of a new website that you just put up on a new gTLD, then would Facebook include that URL in the post and change it so it’s a clickable link? [Read more...]
I was curious to see whether or not Google Plus actually recognizes the new gTLDs as links in posts. If you were to include the URL of a new website that you just put up on a new gTLD, then would Google Plus include that URL in the post and change it so it’s a clickable link?
Well, I made a post with a list of URLs of 14 of the new gTLDs that are now available to the public for registration, and I am happy to report that Google Plus actually recognizes them. That’s good news.
Well, notsomuch for Twitter.
Twitter does not recognize the new gTLDs, and therefore doesn’t change URLs that include them into clickable links.
Facebook recognizes the new gTLDs, though, as well.
Many online businesses understand the innate value in social media networking to increase their web traffic and ultimately their profit margins; yet, surprisingly, some do not or have not yet begun to tap into the benefits that social media affords when it comes to marketing and growing one’s online or drop shipping business. The following five reasons are strong evidence why social media is integral to any ecommerce strategy in today’s digital marketplace. [Read more...]
It’s a new year, a time to start off with a clean slate. Unfortunately for some, that could take awhile. Let’s wrap up 2013 with some of the worst social media fails so that you have an idea of just how easy it is for a slip-up to go viral.
Because it only takes one mistake to mess up your online reputation, exercise caution in how you express yourself on the social media front. Look for examples by following the Facebook or Twitter accounts of companies such as InstantCheckmate.com, or Facebook’s Security page that offer suggestions for maintaining your online presence. [Read more...]
If only Facebook had a “creeper” button. Your social media interactions may be harmless, but it only takes one ill-intentioned stalker to worsen your online reputation and your personal security. Here are six surefire ways to spot a potential social media stalker. [Read more...]
The impact of social media can longer be under estimated. As a matter of fact, the world is typically spinning around it. This is evident from the number of social media forums that keep taking place all the time. Any person who relies on the internet particularly social media needs to take advantage of the booming social media market. This is possible through ensuring that you invite a well known and reputable social media keynote speaker at any of your events. Many people are always faced with a challenge when it comes to selecting a keynote speaker. Well, some of the qualities of a social media keynote speaker to look out for are as follows: [Read more...]