Weekly Marketing Skinny • March 22, 2014

Weekly Marketing Skinny • March 22, 2014

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In the marketing spotlight this week:

♨ Google’s Matt Cutts: We’ve Penalized A Guest Blogging Network
♨ Google’s Matt Cutts: We Can Take Action On Sites Benefiting From Guest Post Networks
♨ Google Slaps Marketing Company Portent for Unnatural Links
♨ T-Mobile & WebDesign.org Talk Link Buy Renewals Over Twitter???!!!
♨ New Google Title Tag Length Guidelines: 55 Characters
♨ Travel Back To See Your #FirstTweet
♨ Is Twitter Eliminating @ Replies and # Hashtags?
♨ When to use a period before a @username on Twitter
♨ Google+: New look link posts are back
♨ Google plans to kill Google Voice
♨ …and more.

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This is how it all started:

Google’s Matt Cutts: We’ve Penalized A Guest Blogging Network

Then…

Google’s Matt Cutts: We Can Take Action On Sites Benefiting From Guest Post Networks

But wait; there’s more!

Google Slaps Marketing Company Portent for Unnatural Links

Check out Ian Lurie‘s (Portent founder) comment on the post:

It looks like this is about historical stuff – pre-2012 mostly. At least, that’s where I’m finding the offending guest posts. There ARE the exploded sitewide footer links, but those are easily disavowed and probably were buried by Google the moment they appeared. It’s gotta be the guest posts.

Sounds like their penalty is pointing in direction of MyBlogGuest as well.

More about MyBlogGuest Penalty

Google’s Matt Cutts: We Can Take Action On Sites Benefiting From Guest Post Networks

T-Mobile & WebDesign.org Talk Link Buy Renewals Over Twitter???!!!

Link building can’t get any dumber than this – truly.

And here’s a follow-up:

Uh-oh… The public conversation between T-Mobile & WebDesign.org about link buying renewals has caught +Matt Cutts’ attention

New Google Title Tag Length Guidelines: 55 Characters

More from Google

With all the penalty news breaking this week, Matt Cutts’ new video got pushed all the way down in my SEO section – for once. lol

New Matt Cutts Video: Can I place multiple breadcrumbs on a page?

 

Social Media

Twitter’s Turned 8

…thus there are plenty of Twitter news in the spotlight this week.

Travel Back To See Your #FirstTweet

You can also see first tweets from a few interesting folks like Warren Buffet, Cameron Diaz, Paul McCartney, and many more:

A selection of some memorable first Tweets

Is Twitter Eliminating @ Replies and # Hashtags?

When to use a period before a @username on Twitter

More Twitter News

Turkey’s Twitter ban backfires: Tweets up 138%, VPN usage up, topic trends

Twitter Makes Video Watching Easier With One-Click Inline Viewing

Google+: New look link posts are back

Great news!

More Google+ News

How to get more shares on G+ – a great case study from +Robert Ryan

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Keyword Targeting, Disavow Everything?, Next Generation Panda, Analytics Academy, Speedlink 11:2014Francisco Perez at iblogzone.com

How to Become a Professional Blogger: Lessons from Pro bloggersHarleena Singh at aha-now.com

75 Bite-Sized Tips to Make You a Copywriting BadassKonrad Sanders at creative-copywriter.net

How To Use Google+ To Engage Your Audience More EffectivelyAdam Connell at brandwatch.com

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4 Comments (click here to leave a comment)

  1. Thank you Ana,

    For sharing marketing news….it helps a lot for writers who are busy writing and not keeping up with all the news and rules of what you can do or can not do on your website using other people property (OPP).

    Thanks again!!!!!

  2. Hi Ana,

    What a lovely round-up yet again :)

    I marvel at all the reading you must be doing to gather such nuggets for us each week, and yes, it’s always a pleasure to go through so much, which I do on the weekend, so thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    Thanks SO much for the link-love too, and I loved the lovely tips you shared with us in that post. Coming from a problogger it holds a love of value for us. Have a lovely weekend :)

    • Ana Hoffman

      I do have to read a lot to put out these posts; sometimes makes me wonder if it’s worth it. lol

      Pleasure is all mine, Harleena; the least I can do after all the support you’ve given me and my content for years (has to be!) now.