Weekly Marketing Skinny • February 1, 2014

Weekly Marketing Skinny • February 1, 2014

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In the marketing spotlight this week:

  • SEO Traffic 2014: Your One-Stop Reference Guide for Non-SEOs
  • “Dear Google, We Can Help With Your Google Rankings”
  • New video from Matt Cutts: Should I build links using article directories?
  • Google Answers Questions With Longer Responses Now
  • How To Analyze A Link: Link Building Basics
  • Google’s Matt Cutts: We’re Taking Action Against Buzzea, The French Link Network
  • Matt Cutts On When Old Sites No Longer Rank Well
  • Quentin Tarantino And Prince Attack Linking
  • Google to Affiliates: If you don’t add value, you might be in violation of our guidelines
  • Facebook Turns 10 & Zuckerberg Say You Don’t Have to Be Yourself Any Longer
  • Facebook is the Most Visited Social Network; Twitter and Google+ Tied for 3rd
  • Facebook Introduces ‘Paper’ to Help You Follow News
  • Twitter, CNN, and Dataminr have teamed up to develop a Twitter alert system for journalists
  • Four Analysis Tools To Help You Harness The Power Of Google Plus
  • Google+ Tip: How to make your still photos not so still any more
  • Flipboard Releases Badges and Widgets to Promote Your Magazines
  • Check your passwords: Yahoo Mail got hacked
  • New Web addresses now live: .bike, .guru, others now open
  • Watch All The 2014 Super Bowl Ads
  • and much more…

Don’t have the time to read all the marketing news, blog posts, announcements, and other content related to SEO/social media/online marketing published each week?

I’ve got you covered.

I sift through trillions (well, hundreds) of online publications to stay on top of marketing news that might affect your online business.

A note on the new formatting:

This week I am testing something new: embedding news from my Google+ stream into this Weekly Marketing Skinny.

Why am I doing this?

  1. It helps me to be more efficient.
  2. Hopefully, it’ll help you to better interact with, comment on, and share each bit of news as you wish to.

Here’s what you can do with each post:

embedded google+ marketing news

Let me know if you like this new format in the comments!

Now let’s start with the news from Traffic Generation Café.

At TrafficGenerationCafe.com

Yippie! I finally published my SEO Traffic Guide for non-SEOs.

Once you check it out, I am sure you’ll understand why it took me a couple of weeks to write it. However, judging by almost 200 comments, 380 +1, 130 tweets in a matter of a couple of days, it was a success. Let me know what you think:

SEO Traffic 2014: Your One-Stop Reference Guide for Non-SEOs

search engine traffic guide 2014

If you want to be found on the web, yesterday’s SEO strategies are simply not good enough today.

Problem is today’s SEO strategies might be exactly what will boot you out of Google search engine rankings tomorrow.

So how do we, everyday bloggers and online business owners, get a shot at any search engine traffic at all?

Is there hope for us, non-SEOs?

Click here to find out (will open in new tab).

SEO

“Dear Google, We Can Help With Your Google Rankings”

New video from Matt Cutts: Should I build links using article directories?

Google Answers Questions With Longer Responses Now

How To Analyze A Link: Link Building Basics

Google’s Matt Cutts: We’re Taking Action Against Buzzea, The French Link Network

Matt Cutts On When Old Sites No Longer Rank Well

Google to Affiliates: If you don’t add value, you might be in violation of our guidelines

Quentin Tarantino And Prince Attack Linking

 

Social Media

Facebook Turns 10 & Zuckerberg Say You Don’t Have to Be Yourself Any Longer

Facebook is the Most Visited Social Network; Twitter and Google+ Tied for 3rd

Facebook Introduces ‘Paper’ to Help You Follow News

Twitter, CNN, and Dataminr have teamed up to develop a Twitter alert system for journalists

Four Analysis Tools To Help You Harness The Power Of Google Plus

Still on the fence about Google+ comment system on your blog?

Google+ Tip: How to make your still photos not so still any more

Flipboard Releases Badges and Widgets to Promote Your Magazines

On a Side Note…

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Marketing This & That

Check your passwords: Yahoo Mail got hacked

New Web addresses now live: .bike, .guru, others now open

Google Buys Artificial Intelligence Company DeepMind

Yelp to Yelpers: You Have the Right to Express Your Opinion Online

The New Wave of Domain Names: What Is It to You?

In my last Marketing Skinny, I talked about the biggest land rush in the history of the internet – about 1,000 new generic top-level domain names, or gTLDs (the last bit of an internet address, such as the com in TrafficGenerationCafe.com) will come into existence on Feb. 4 or after.

Well, after that bit of news, the questions rushed in:

  • What does it mean to website owners?
  • Should we rush in and buy out as many new domain names as we can?

+Yaro Starak to the rescue.

He talked about those very things in his latest podcast: 

Why You Can’t Afford To Miss Out On The New Wave Of Domain Names - Yaro Starak at entrepreneurs-journey.com

For Visual Thinkers: 2 Different Ways To Look At Your Evernote Notes

Now I’ve seen it all…. A White House petition to deport Bieber?

Watch All The 2014 Super Bowl Ads

State of the Union 2014: The Nation’s Reactions, Visualized [INTERACTIVE]

Thank You

To all of you who mentioned Traffic Generation Café in any share or form in the past week, my whole-hearted THANK YOU.

Traffic Generation Café would NOT be what it is today without you.

Here are just some of the mentions I came across in the past week:

Why You Can’t Afford To Miss Out On The New Wave Of Domain NamesYaro Starak at entrepreneurs-journey.com

Top 25 Inbound Marketing Articles of the Week: January 31, 2014John Anyasor at upcity.com

Are Facebook & Twitter Contributing to SEO? And By How Much?Kim Castleberry at just-ask-kim.com

Post Lists on Your Blog and Submit them to WebsitesLiliana at lilianaonthenet.com

Have I missed your mention? Let me know in the comments!

Want to see your name here? Mention Traffic Generation Café in your next blog post!

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8 Comments (click here to leave a comment)

  1. If you ask Google about any type of linking they will say it is bad. Have you looked at MC’s blog links? All outbound links are dofollow. Weird…

    • Ana Hoffman

      I can see why you feel this way, but of course, that’s not true, Steve.

      Google algorithm relies upon links to rank sites. The problem lies in what kind of links they want to see (or not see) – that’s what changes so often.

  2. John Newcomb

    Much appreciate your email updates. Worst thing I can say about them is I often put off reading as I need clear head space to digest the quantity of detail you provide, let alone act on them.
    I note an above comment on your not using commentluv, anything changed?

    • Ana Hoffman

      I know what you mean, John – that’s why I have dozens of tabs open at a time, with things I’d “come back to read later”, but never actually do.

      I responded to the other comments about CommentLuv; sounds like I’ll need to write a post about it.

    • Ana Hoffman

      I still actually use the backend of it (spam control, etc), but not what made CL CL.

      Several reasons: too many broken links, plus talked to someone who knows what he is talking about (like personal meeting with Matt Cutts) and he told me to stop using it, both on my blog and on others.

    • Ana Hoffman

      Thanks, Gurwinder.

      Actually, you reminded me I needed up update my circles – done and done.