How 10 Companies Use Twitter’s Unique Features for Growth

How 10 Companies Use Twitter’s Unique Features for Growth

Twitter is an undeniably popular social network — in fact, the social site is ranked as the 7th most visited website in the world. Additionally, 88% of medium-sized businesses use Twitter for marketing purposes. You likely already know about the power of Twitter for marketing. However, there are a number of unique features on the platform you might not know about that can strengthen your Twitter strategy. For instance — you might know about Trending Topics, but did you know you can figure out which topics are trending in your own personalized social networks, rather than across the web as a whole? Alternatively, how often have you used Twitter polls […]

How to Generate Leads on LinkedIn, According to LinkedIn’s VP of Marketing

How to Generate Leads on LinkedIn, According to LinkedIn’s VP of Marketing

As a marketer, you’re undoubtedly aware of some of the major social media sites you can use for lead generation. I’m willing to bet you’ve already heard about the importance of Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter — and if you use all three as part of your lead generation strategy, you might think you’re all set. But if you’re not using LinkedIn as a lead generation tool, you could be missing out on a major opportunity to grow both brand recognition and revenue. In fact, studies have shown that 80% of B2B leads come from LinkedIn, and 94% of B2B marketers use LinkedIn to distribute content. This makes sense. Consider the […]

The future of search begins with a ‘V’

The future of search begins with a ‘V’

The future of search begins with a “v” — as in voice and visual search. While “voice search” (on smart speakers) hasn’t taken off, as we enter the era of “ambient computing,” it’s clear that voice will be the universal interface for an increasingly diverse array of connected devices. Not 50% but closing in — eventually. The oft-cited stat, “50% of all searches in 2020 will be voice searches,” has been discredited. However, in 2016 Google said, “in the Google app, 20% of searches are now by voice.” Since that time, adoption of voice and virtual assistants has grown significantly. So while it might not be 50%, voice input (on […]

How to Change Your WordPress Site URLs (Step by Step)

How to Change Your WordPress Site URLs (Step by Step)

Do you need to change your WordPress URL? Whether you’re moving from HTTP to HTTPs, changing your domain name, migrating from local server to live site, or transferring to a subdomain, you will need to know how to change your WordPress site URL. The WordPress address and site address are extremely important fields because they reference the address of your website on the internet and the location of your website files. In this article, we will share four different ways to easily change your WordPress site URLs (step by step). This guide will specially come in handy when you are fixing common WordPress errors or moving a WordPress site. Why […]

Create Google Assistant Actions with Structured Data via @martinibuster

Create Google Assistant Actions with Structured Data via @martinibuster

Google announced that publishers can now create how-to “actions” for Google Assistant by using structured data.  This is an opportunity for publishers to expand their reach to a wider audience on Google Assistant. What are Google Actions? Google actions are a way to interact with Google Assistant. While actions can consist of trivia games or bedtime stories, in this case, actions can provide guided instructions. Previously developers had to code the actions. Now publishers can simply add structured data to existing how-to content in order for it to become an action for Google Assistant. Here’s how Google’s developer page for actions describes it: “Actions on Google lets you extend the […]

Yahoo to Shut Down All Yahoo Groups on October 21st via @MattGSouthern

Yahoo to Shut Down All Yahoo Groups on October 21st via @MattGSouthern

Yahoo announced that all Yahoo Groups will be shut down on Monday, October 21st, and all Groups content will be removed on December 14th. After October 21st, users will no longer be able to upload new content to groups, but it will still remain on the network. On December 14th, the following types of content will be removed from Yahoo Groups: Files Polls Links Photos Folders Calendar Database Attachments Conversations Email Updates Message Digest Message History Going forward, Yahoo Groups will become harder to join as any currently public group will now be restricted or private. They can still be found in a search, but users will have to submit […]

Pinterest Reveals the Top Trending Halloween Searches for 2019 via @MattGSouthern

Pinterest Reveals the Top Trending Halloween Searches for 2019 via @MattGSouthern

ADVERTISEMENT Pinterest has released its 2019 Halloween report, which reveals insights into what people are most interested in this time of year. The company notes that it has tens of millions of Halloween-related boards where content inspired by television and movies is heavily trending. In addition to costumes and makeup, Halloween searches on Pinterest also include tattoos, games, art, weddings, and more. Here are the top costumes searches by those identifying as female: Powerpuff Girls Pirate Circus Stranger Things Alien Mermaid Harley Quinn 80’s costume Poison Ivy Alice in Wonderland Here are the top costumes searches by those identifying as male: Super hero Viking Spider-Man Joker Jedi Animal Circus Pirate […]

Twitter’s Mac App is Back via @MattGSouthern

Twitter’s Mac App is Back via @MattGSouthern

ADVERTISEMENT Twitter has relaunched its app for Mac OS, which brings the same features and design of the iPhone app to Apple’s desktop computers. The old Mac app was discontinued back in February 2018. Unlike the previous iteration of Twitter for Mac, which was notorious for rarely being updated, the company promises that its new app will get new features just as quickly as the mobile app. Twitter for Mac is available to use now on Mac OS 10.15 Catalina. For the most part, it’s the same Twitter experience you’re used to, although the Mac app does come with some exclusive features such as: Multi-Task with Multiple Windows: Browse and […]