Wednesday, July 25, 2012

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    • Facebook, Apple BurnoutSodaHead

      Are consumers burning out on Facebook and Apple? Survey results published in an infographic by find that 52% of respondents think they will spend less time on Facebook in the next year, while only 12% plan to spend more, and 36% think they will spend the same. In terms of Apple's rumored iPad Mini product launches, only 28% are interested, while 72% are "over it." The survey finds that fewer are excited about the iPhone5 -- with 26% saying they are interested, and 74% are over it. ...Read the whole story

    • YouTube's Blurring OptionYouTube

      YouTube added the ability to blur faces appearing in videos uploaded to the site to protect the anonymity of individuals in potentially dangerous situations, such as anti-government protests. The company notes that the feature, still under development, might not work properly in all cases. YouTube will offer the option under the video enhancements tool. ...Read the whole story

    • Reactivating Suspended Paid-Search AccountsPPC Hero

      Following search engine guidelines doesn't always guarantee a smooth ride. Sometimes campaigns are suspended. Kayla Kurtz gives us a list of reasons why Google or Bing might suspend accounts, such as inaccurate ad copy, or assertions on landing pages that cannot be fully supported. She also provides steps to take to correct the problem. Typically, the engines will send an email explaining the problems. ...Read the whole story

    • How To Tackle Google's Spammy Link WarningSEOmoz

      Google Webmaster Tools last week identified "unnatural links" on SEOmoz, much to the surprise of Ruth Burr. The site has built what she calls an "SEO's dream," putting hours into building a community of passionate people who share views on the site and content from it. Burr explains how those links might have been interpreted by Google's bots, how spammy links might influence a site's rankings, and how to approach similar messages. ...Read the whole story

    • The Answer To Link-Building QuestionsSEO Book

      Link popularity has three parts and one influencing factor: link quantity, link quality, relevance and anchor text, according to Debra Mastaler, who takes us through each in a series of insights related to link building, answering questions like whether or not to post multiple articles on one blog site, so each acts as a link, or does only one article per blog Web site count as a link? ...Read the whole story

    • British Rock Stars Search For Stricter Copyright LawsThe Telegraph

      Elton John, Pete Townshend and Robert Plant are among the members of the British invasion who are signing a letter addressed to the British Prime Minister asking to help them protect online "their huge investments creating original content." They want search engines and online advertisers to "play their part in protecting consumers and creators from illegal sites," according to The Telegraph.   ...Read the whole story

    • What Makes Consumers Buy For Back-To-SchoolThe Street
    More Unsolicited Advice For Marissa Mayer

    In the week that's passed since Marissa Mayer was named CEO of Yahoo, it seems like she's been getting unsolicited advice from everyone and their mother -- including advice on how to be a mother! Back ...More

    • The First Rule Of SEO: Don't Panic!

      Over the past week, Google was at it again, challenging the sanity and stress levels of SEOs everywhere. Last week, many Webmasters received a message in Google Webmaster Tools that seemed to threaten site removal from ...More