Weekly Marketing Skinny • February 22, 2014

Weekly Marketing Skinny • February 22, 2014

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In the marketing spotlight this week:

  • Create your own short vanity URL
  • Google’s Matt Cutts: Backlinks are here to stay
  • Bing: Keyword Stuffing Now Off Limits
  • Why Guest Posting is Still Critical to Content Marketing
  • Google+ Pages Dashboards Now Link to Google Analytics
  • Why do I post more on Google+ than at Traffic Generation Café?
  • The Most Interesting Ladies On Google+
  • How The Facebook News Feed Works Now
  • More love for playlists and a new look for YouTube
  • Social Media Lie Detector is in Developmental Stages
  • WhatsApp is Facebook’s ticket to its next billion users?
  • Klout: timing and and relevance are key
  • A cure for your social media addiction
  • How to promote your content MUCH more effectively
  • Infinite scrolling: what’s your take?
  • Business Names Google Places Quality Guidelines Updated
  • The New Google Maps
  • Google Fiber: where it is and where it might be going
  • Web tool that lets you track inter-site disagreements
  • Archive permanently any web page with Archive.is
  • Attention, shoppers — eBay buys a virtual fitting room
  • Is an iTesla in the works?
  • and 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.

Let’s start with the news from Traffic Generation Café.

At TrafficGenerationCafe.com

HOW TO: Create Your Own Custom Vanity URL for Branding and Traffic

how to create vanity shortened url

Vanity, thy name is shortened URL…

You’ve undoubtedly seen them around. You might’ve thought they looked bizarre. You might’ve wondered what was their purpose. You most likely wondered where you can get you some.

Custom vanity URLs - set yours up today.

SEO

Google’s Matt Cutts: Backlinks are here to stay

Learn more about building backlinks the right way in:

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

Bing: Keyword Stuffing Now Off Limits

Why Guest Posting is Still Critical to Content Marketing

One more (entertaining) read on the subject:

SEO Is Dead. Link Building Is Dead. Your Pony Is Dead.

Social Media

Google+ Pages Dashboards Now Link to Google Analytics

Why do I post more on Google+ than at Traffic Generation Café?

The Most Interesting Ladies On Google+

How The Facebook News Feed Works Now

More love for playlists and a new look for YouTube

Social Media Lie Detector is in Developmental Stages

WhatsApp is Facebook’s ticket to its next billion users?

Klout: timing and and relevance are key

A cure for your social media addiction

Content Marketing Guide from ViralContentBuzz.com

ViralContentBuzz.com has collected the most effective content marketing and brand-building tips tips and compiled them in a handy eBook Give Your Content Wings.

You can get for free – simply log in if you are already a member or join for free.

Blogging

How to promote your content MUCH more effectively

Great reads on the subject:

Promote Your Blog: 10 Steps to Ultimate Blog Promotion - at TrafficGenerationCafe.com

Blog Post Promotion: the Ultimate Guide - by Kristi Hines, Kikolani.com

A well-balanced blog

More on the topic:

How often should you write a blog post? - Lilach Bullock at socialable.co.uk

Infinite scrolling: what’s your take?

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Marketing This & That

Business Names Google Places Quality Guidelines Updated

The New Google Maps

Google Fiber: where it is and where it might be going

Web tool that lets you track inter-site disagreements

Archive permanently any web page with Archive.is

Attention, shoppers — eBay buys a virtual fitting room

Is an iTesla in the works?

Amazon reportedly planning March rollout for web TV box

Ukraine: We need to know why

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:

How Are You Building Your Online Brand? #FridayFindsSherryl Perry at keepupwiththeweb.com

Lessons You Can Take Away From The Success Of Other BloggersJessy Troy at weblogbetter.com

How Content Marketing Impacts Your Search Engine RankingsTheodore Nwangene at topbloggingcoach.com

How To Take Charge Of Your SEO In 2014Nick Pratt at webtrafficlounge.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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6 Comments (click here to leave a comment)

  1. Google and Facebook has dominated the news this week. This is not unexpected. The Facebook $19Billion acquisition of WhatsApp and details of the New Google Maps are key information that made news for Internet marketers around the world.

    I have shared this comment in kingged.com where this post was shared for the Internet marketing community.

    Sunday – kingged.com contributor

  2. jack karter

    Hi
    Ana. How do you import your google postsinto wordpress like that? Is it a plugin or something?

    Thanks

    • Ana Hoffman

      Google+ posts have an embed function, just like tweets or FB updates do. If you click on the little down arrow in the top right corner of any G+ update, you’ll see “Embed” as one of the options in the dropdown menu.

  3. Hi Ana,

    I’ve been following your blog for a while and I love the content you put out there, very valuable and useful for what I’m doing!

    Thanks for sharing all these great resources with us, I will definitely check out some of them :)

    Navid