Internet Trends for 2013

Did you know Vine’s user base doubled from March to April? And nearly 150 million photos were shared on Snapchat last month, up from 60 million in February? Or that U.S. citizens, even in the homeland of both those apps, share much less online than people in Saudi Arabia, India and Indonesia? These stats and […]

Big International Social Networks Are Closing In On Facebook

Last year, Facebook marked a new milestone in its nine-year history. It lost users. While the network did pass the 1 billion monthly active user threshold globally in 2012, Facebook also lost 1.4 million U.S. monthly active users late last year, a small but symbolic decline. Nor was it the only network experiencing a slowdown. […]

YouTube Launching Paid Subscriptions

YouTube is set to launch a paid subscription model for its specialist video channels as early as this week, according to a report. The move, which has been in development for months, aims to help channels finance a wider range of content such as television shows and films, and will serve as another source of […]

Google Takes Another Bite Out of SEO: Keywords

For search engine marketers — and the companies who depend on them — things just got a little tougher. SEO companies, most still reeling from the impact of Google’s Panda and Penguin updates, aren’t going to like what the CEO of LinkSmart reported in Forbes on Jan. 22. It’s not just links that are taking […]

How To Hide Your Personal Information On Facebook

In the age of the Internet, privacy is a luxury and you have to constantly be on your heels to maintain it. Facebook makes it particularly hard for users to guard their personal data. Despite many changes, Facebook privacy settings remain complicated. Moreover, past updates have unexpectedly made previously private information available to the public. […]

SEO Isn’t What You Think It Is

Updates to Google’s algorithms mean that social engagement, rather than search engine trickery, yields top results. Marketers are buzzing from the aftershocks of Google’s recent most updates, code-named Panda and Penguin. Panda, which launched around February of 2011, started using artificial intelligence in new ways to enforce the best practices guidelines Google had long provided […]

Facebook losing on customer satisfaction

It’s got rivals beat on market penetration, but Facebook is getting low marks for satisfaction in a new customer-satisfaction survey, and that has one analyst firm suggesting that Mark Zuckerberg and company better watch their backs. Facebook scored 61 out of 100 on a satisfaction scale released today as part of the American Customer Satisfaction […]

How recent Facebook updates impact your business

Once again Facebook is rolling out new brand-focused features for Pages, this time making a play at a number of third-party apps like Hootsuite and Tweetdeck with the introduction of Admin Roles and Scheduled Posts today on the site. Admin Roles Page Managers can assign an admin to one of five unique roles, Manager, Content […]