Your weekly marketing news December 13, 2014

Weekly Marketing Skinny • December 13, 2014

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In the marketing spotlight this week:

♨ The Penguin algorithm will update continuously;
♨ add call-to-action buttons on Facebook Pages;
♨ Facebook dumped Bing search;
♨ …and announced Facebook search;
♨ Google Hangouts and YouTube apps for Android updates;
♨ avoid copywriting issues with audio on YouTube;
♨ SlideShare launches free analytics;
♨ 50 Best Places to Work in 2015;
♨ Amazon’s new “Make an Offer” feature;
♨ Google to shut down Google News in Spain;
♨ Bing has introduced Insights for Office;
♨ … and much more.

Catch up on your weekly marketing news for December 6, 2014

Weekly Marketing Skinny • December 6, 2014

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In the marketing spotlight this week:

♨ Penguin update roller coaster;
♨ how to know if your site hit by Panda or Penguin;
♨ Panda 4.1 Google Leaked Dos and Don’ts;
♨ Social referral traffic beats search traffic;
♨ pin your posts to the top of your G+ stream;
♨ a better way to flag abusive Tweets;
♨ you can now get a custom YouTube URL;
♨ Google hopes to one day replace Gmail with Inbox;
♨ reCAPTCHA is Google’s new (and better!) CAPTCHA;
♨ Yahoo is now the default search choice for Firefox;
♨ thus, Yahoo has tripled its search share in two weeks;
♨ Google to refund $19M in kids’ in-app purchases;
♨ have fun in Google’s Santa’s Village;
♨ …and much more.

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.