Weekly Marketing Skinny • March 8, 2014

Weekly Marketing Skinny • March 8, 2014

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In the marketing spotlight this week:

  • Matt Cutts Video: How Google Determines What’s A Paid Link
  • Google: Keep URL Length Shorter Than 2,000 Characters
  • Got A Google Penalty? Should You Kill Your Site and Start Over?
  • You Don’t Have To Disavow Off Topic Links
  • March 2014 Google Webmaster Report
  • Google+ Page or Personal Profile?
  • Google+ +Post Ads: How Google Will Monetize Google+
  • Still wondering how THEY make it on Google+?
  • Newest Facebook Layout Quietly Kills The Beautiful Newspaper Concept
  • Facebook takes steps to block illegal gun sales
  • Facebook is buying a drone maker!
  • From YouTube annotations to your blog
  • Vine will no longer allow sexually explicit content
  • Lawsuits Be Gone: How to Use Getty Images for Free
  • Google Authorship & Publisher – What’s The Difference?
  • Time saving Chrome extension to check for broken links
  • Siri – meet Cortana
  • Google Places: Duplicate Listings Issues
  • Dust off your Yahoo ID
  • Edward Snowden to Speak at SXSW Interactive Via Videoconference
  • Google Adds Restaurant Menus To Search Results
  • HOW TO: “Ok Google” voice search on Chrome [beta]
  • Google Docs Is Rolling out Voice Dictation
  • 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.

We’ll get to the marketing news of the week in a minute, but first, a couple of notes:

Slower Load Times

Since I embed Google+ posts to compile my Marketing Skinnies, please bear with slightly slower loading times.

I am trying to figure out a way to speed it up (suggestions are welcome), but for now it is what it is.

A shout to Michael Bennet’s Photography

Thanks to +Michael Bennett for providing this week’s Marketing Skinny featured image!

You can see more of his incredible photos as well as purchase them at Michael Bennett’s Photography.

And by the way, this is just one example of building strong bonds on Google+.

March 8: International Women’s Day

Today’s truly International Women’s Day doodle features a host of inspiring women from around the world, including the President of Lithuania, a brave Pakistani education activist, an ever-curious explorer, and dozens more.

Find the full list of participants: http://goo.gl/fzUBZn.

Happy International Women’s Day to all women reading this post. And men: do something special for that special woman in your life today.

SEO

Matt Cutts Video: How Google Determines What’s A Paid Link

Google: Keep URL Length Shorter Than 2,000 Characters

Got A Google Penalty? Should You Kill Your Site and Start Over?

You Don’t Have To Disavow Off Topic Links

March 2014 Google Webmaster Report

 

Social Media

Google+ Page or Personal Profile?

Google+ +Post Ads: How Google Will Monetize Google+

Still wondering how THEY make it on Google+?

Newest Facebook Layout Quietly Kills The Beautiful Newspaper Concept

Facebook takes steps to block illegal gun sales

Facebook is buying a drone maker!

From YouTube annotations to your blog

Vine will no longer allow sexually explicit content

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WordPress

Lawsuits Be Gone: How to Use Getty Images for Free

Google Authorship & Publisher – What’s The Difference?

Time saving Chrome extension to check for broken links

Marketing This & That

Siri – meet Cortana

Google Places: Duplicate Listings Issues

Dust off your Yahoo ID

Edward Snowden to Speak at SXSW Interactive Via Videoconference

Google Adds Restaurant Menus To Search Results

HOW TO: “Ok Google” voice search on Chrome [beta]

Google Docs Is Rolling out Voice Dictation

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:

31 Ways To Promote Blog Posts & Get Blog TrafficStuart Walker at nichehacks.com

3 Things You May Not Know About Google and SEO – #FridayFindsSherryl Perry at keepupwiththeweb.com

How to Promote Your Blog Content: 40+ Experts Share Marketing TipsBrian Lang at smallbusinessideasblog.com

Lucrative Home Based Business Ideas for Moms – The joy of being a mompreneurPrince Molak at onlinemoneydon.com

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15 Comments (click here to leave a comment)

  1. Jerry Notpit

    Looks like a good roundup but all I get are the headlines which are not clickable and no other info. Were they meant to be clickable or was it just a roundup of headlines.

  2. Hi Ana,

    I am unable to see the Google+ embeds. Is there any issue?

    WP Total Cache with Maxcdn will be a big help to improve loading time.

    BTW, I have started a “Around the Blogosphere” section on my new blog, EsmeeNetwork.com, and it focuses on news concerning only freelance writing & blogging niche. I credited you as the motivation. Here’s the first update I did -http://bit.ly/1jFqyiF

    Thanks for the inspiration.

    Chitraparna

    • Ana Hoffman

      It appears certain browsers refuse to render G+ embeds, Chitra; I am working on a solution. Meanwhile, I’ll be providing links to G+ posts along with embeds.

      Thanks so much for the mention by the way! Loved visiting your new blog; looking good.

      What does Esmee mean?

  3. Hi Anna,

    Just thought I should let you know the your Google+ embeds are not displaying on the latest version of Google Chrome on Windows7 64, at least on my PC (Ad blocker is off). Works fine on Firefox though as well as on Chromium in Ubuntu. You may want to check into that.

    • Ana Hoffman

      Not quite sure what’s causing it, but will definitely look into it; thanks for letting me know, Martin.

      • Martin Oldridge

        Actually I resolve the problem. Not sure what was causing it, but I had to completely uninstall all traces of Google Chrome from my PC and then do a fresh install. Now the Google+ embeds are working fine.

        • Ana Hoffman

          Interesting… Google Chrome messes up Google+ embeds? The left hand doesn’t know what the right one is doing?

          Glad you figured it out, Martin; thanks for letting me know.