Oh, my… what big… everything you have!”
This seemed to be the trend of the past week.
In social media anyway.
How to Get More Facebook Fans
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More Social Media
Google Plus beats Facebook announcing changes to its newsfeed to the punch and introduces three changes of its own:
- local review tabs,
- simpler information editing and
- bigger cover photos.
Profile pictures are now up to 2120px by 1192px using the 16×9 proportion – yes, that huge.
Speaking of Facebook, its new-look newsfeed features:
- bigger, more dramatic images,
- revamped profile display and
- matching mobile experiences.
However, the biggest change, hands down, is the separation of feeds.
For the first time ever, Facebook is allowing users to filter their content directly from the newsfeed by specific content type.
You can check out the new design here, as well as get on the waiting list to start using it.
Continuing the “Bigger is Better” trend, YouTube didn’t want to be left out and announced its own update to the channel design – One Channel.
You can take a look at what’s new and opt in for the new design here.
Twitter announced that all of the older versions of TweetDeck will be shut down in early May.
They seems to be the only social media platform going smaller – last week I mentioned that they would be closing Posterous as well.
Google’s Matt Cutts was awarded a patent on detecting hidden text and hidden links.
Most of us won’t ever have to worry about it, but it’s always good to remember that you need stay away from any of these:
- Using white text on a white background
- Locating text behind an image
- Using CSS to position text off-screen
- Setting the font size to 0
- Hiding a link by only linking one small character—for example, a hyphen in the middle of a paragraph
Unconfirmed reports are surfacing throughout the SEO community that Google has penalized yet another link network.
The rumors within the industry are that the link network targeted by Google is named SAPE links.
Personally, I’ve never heard of it.
Is WordPress Better For SEO than Blogger?
If you are asking me, it’s WordPress all the way, for many reasons besides SEO.
But if you are still on the fence, check out DiTesco’s Is WordPress Better For SEO than Blogger?
Many of you noticed that I disabled CommentLuv at Traffic Generation Café.
As much as I’d love to continue providing the benefit of an additional link to my awesome commentators, I’ve run into a stone wall: hundreds (maybe even thousands) of broken CommentLuv links.
With an active reader base like mine – over 26,000 comments in the past 2 years, a certain amount of broken links is to be expected.
Last time I did a comment “spring cleaning”, it resulted in this:
At this point, I don’t have either the time or desire to go through thousands of links, so I took the easiest way out: temporarily disable CommentLuv until I find a better solution to fix the broken links.
Now don’t let this discourage you from using CommentLuv on your blog.
It offers too many benefits for you and your readers, and any potential downside (like too many broken links to control) might never be a problem for you.
This and That
Evernote was hacked; make sure to change your password immediately to keep your information safe.
My Tools of the Week
Freshkey - loved playing with this very simple keyword tools that delivers incredibly intuitive keyword searches at a click of a button.
Feel like you are in the loop now?
Have a great weekend and I’ll see you back at Traffic Generation Café next week,