Black Marketing Friday: Best Online Marketing Deals of 2014

Black Marketing Friday: Best Online Marketing Deals of 2014

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I’ll be honest with you – I get no respect for being ‘Ana Hoffman of Traffic Generation Café‘ in the Hoffman household.

So every time I can leverage my name ‘for the greater good’, I am all for it.

Like getting some special marketing deals for Traffic Generation Café readers.

In the past couple of months, I’ve done some door knocking contacting a few product owners I know, asking them if they might be willing to offer you special deals on products I’ve grown to love.

Some said ‘no’ (they had good reasons). Many said yes.

And now that it’s Thanksgiving week in the U.S., it’s time to say Thanks for everything that happened with our business in the past year (or didn’t happen for that matter – all for the best) and set ourselves up for an even more successful year ahead of us.

Weekly Marketing News November 22, 2014 - at Traffic Generation Café

Weekly Marketing Skinny • November 22, 2014

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In the marketing spotlight this week:

♨  Official mobile-friendly labels from Google;
♨ You can now share tweets via direct message;
♨ Official Twitter WordPress plugin to embed Vines;
♨ Facebook Groups now has its own app;
♨ A case for dumping Facebook marketing;
♨ Americans pay more for slower Internet;
♨ Google Contributor subscription service launched;
♨ Yahoo beat Google as Firefox search engine;
♨ Great Bing homepage updates;
♨ Google Wallet is giving away $200K;
♨ Have you heard? Black Friday has started;
♨ …and more.

Your Weekly Marketing Skinny November 15, 2014 at Traffic Generation Café

Weekly Marketing Skinny • November 15, 2014

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In the marketing spotlight this week:

♨  Porn stars demand Google’s help to combat piracy;
♨  A possible improvement to Google Answers boxes;
♨  Is Apple search bot crawling the web?
♨  The future of search: mobile & audio-driven;
♨ New ‘Mentions’ tab on Google+;
♨ Twitter is asking Google to take it back;
♨ 3 game-changing updates in the pipeline for Twitter;
♨ Organic Facebook reach is about to drop even more;
♨ Send video cards with Facebook’s new service;
♨ YouTube’s music subscription service is here;
♨ New home just for music on YouTube;
♨ The number of male active users on Pinterest doubled;
♨ Embed SoundCloud tracks inside LinkedIn;
♨ Create presentations right in Slideshare;
♨ You can now edit captions on Instagram;
♨ Obama announced his support for Net Neutrality;
♨ …and more.

Your marketing news skinny for November 8, 2014

Weekly Marketing Skinny • November 8, 2014

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In the marketing spotlight this week:

♨ Matt Cutts extends his leave (and will he return?);
♨ Bing is waving a white flag;
♨ Google Panda and Penguin questions answered;
♨ Top 25 Referral Sites Rankings for 2013 & 2014;
♨ Mark Zuckerberg hosted an in-person public Q&A;
♨ Facebook gave users more News Feed controls;
♨ Triberr announced the Triberr Top 100 Blog contest;
♨ Make money with Google consumer surveys;
♨ Disqus now uses your comments to sell ads;
♨ Use mobile Office apps for free;
♨ and more.

Your Weekly Marketing Skinny for November 1, 2014 - Traffic Generation Café

Weekly Marketing Skinny • November 1, 2014

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In the marketing spotlight this week:

♨ Microsoft’s face of search has been laid off;
♨ new Mobile Usability feature in Webmaster Tools;
♨ YouTube’s new “creator credits” field;
♨ YouTube is exploring new subscription services;
♨ Facebook and the seven dwarfs of referral traffic;
♨ Facebook doesn’t want to send you traffic from mobile;
♨ TwitPic gave Twitter its domain and photo archives;
♨ Tumblr now has sponsored auto-play video posts;
♨ great updates to Google Calendar;
♨ new ‘Stars’ Bookmark Manager for Chrome;
♨ take a look at a modular smartphone;
♨ and more.

Your weekly marketing news for October 25, 2014

Weekly Marketing Skinny • October 25, 2014

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In the marketing spotlight this week:

♨ Google’s Penguin 3.0 update is here;
♨ Lower rankings with multiple DMCAs;
♨ Mobile SEO: be number one or don’t bother;
♨ Facebook unveils Rooms;
♨ Zuckerberg did Q&A session in Mandarin Chinese;
♨ Ello raised $5.5 mil and converted to PBC;
♨ Tsu: the good, the bad, the neutral;
♨ Breaking: Sundar Pichai is the new Man in Google;
♨ Google’s new Inbox;
♨ full iPad access to the Buffer dashboard;
♨ …and more.

Your weekly marketing news October 18, 2014

Weekly Marketing Skinny • October 18, 2014

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In the marketing spotlight this week:

♨ Moz 2014 Local Search Ranking Factors;
♨ Twitter’s new Audio Cards;
♨ Tweets from people you don’t follow;
♨ Facebook beats YouTube in views;
♨ “Survey Funnel Formula” webinar replay;
♨ +Post Ads campaigns directly from Google+;
♨ Facebook now has stickers;
♨ Google’s biggest competitor is Amazon;
♨ Chat with doctors when you search for symptoms;
♨ Google has released Android 5.0 Lollipop;
♨ Apple has released new iPads, iMac, and OS X;
♨ Free download of OS X Yosemite;
♨ Change your Dropbox password!
♨ …and more.