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23 Jul 2016

My Search Console Was Hacked!: Weekly Forum Update

Stories both fascinating and terrifying fill this week’s forum update. Ever had your Search Console hacked before? It does happen – and it can be nerve-wracking to wonder how it happened and what can be done to fix it or prevent it from happening again. On WebmasterWorld, a user has been asking for advice in his battle with a particularly unscrupulous and persistent content scraper. We’ve also got an interesting… [Read More…]


18 Jul 2016

10 Awesome Image Creation Tools

Visual marketing is pretty much the be-all and end-all of promotion these days. It touches every corner of the web, which is why social media platforms have become so visual-centric. If you want to build an audience you need to give them something good to look at. Humans are just wired that way; we need something to catch our eye and excite us. Don’t worry, you don’t need to spend… [Read More…]


15 Jul 2016

Dying Directories and Google Rumors: Weekly Forum Update

Hello again! We’ve got a quick roundup this week, but don’t be fooled – just like with your content, it’s all about quality not quantity. And these threads are some concentrated quality. On WebmasterWorld, users are talking about Google’s new battle with the EU and the extension of some cool “Now on Tap” features. From Threadwatch, we’ve got a discussion about directories and a new SERPs test that removes some… [Read More…]


11 Jul 2016

How To Create Awesome, Eye Catching Instagram Content

Instagram is taking over the world! Seriously, according to a study by Hootsuite, in 2015 the average number of photo shares per day on the platform was 70 million. And this year there are even more users, so the number is climbing every day. Obviously it is a network with increasing influence. So you should be taking advantage of it, and the only way to do that properly is by… [Read More…]


08 Jul 2016

AdSense Isn’t Dead, But it is Different: Weekly Forum Update

There was a lot of news about Google’s Keyword Planner tool, AdSense, Facebook, and Amazon this week. Our communities have been discussing it all, and we’re here to highlight the best threads for you! That’s one of the best parts about our communities, if you ask me – it’s easy to get a healthy sampling of opinions about any news story you’ve been following, and most of them will be… [Read More…]


05 Jul 2016

8 Companies That Get Content Marketing

There are so many businesses that just don’t “get” content marketing. They use it as a blunt force tool, without any finesse. You can always tell when their heart isn’t in it. Part of that is due to general quality and consistency in posting. But mostly it’s a feeling; they just aren’t trying understanding their own brand, and it comes through. On the other hand, these companies absolutely get their… [Read More…]


01 Jul 2016

Buyable Pins and Updates from Google My Business: Weekly Forum Update

Welcome back to another weekly update from our communities! This week we’ve got some fun stories from WebmasterWorld, SEO Chat, Threadwatch, and Cre8asiteforums. On WebmasterWorld, users are talking about Facebook’s new algorithm update, buyable Pins from Pinterest, RankBrain, and more. On Threadwatch, we’ve got another story about the mysteries of RankBrain as well as a story about the recent drama with Google Keyword Planner. Finally we’ll pass through SEO Chat… [Read More…]


27 Jun 2016

8 Mobile Marketing Trends You Can’t Ignore

As we become more and more reliant on our smartphones, mobile marketing becomes more critical for the modern brand. The sooner we get on the mobile marketing train, the better off we are going to be. Certain trends have become obvious, and ignoring them puts a serious damper on our branding results. Here are mobile marketing trends that you absolutely have to pay attention to, and should consider implementing before… [Read More…]


24 Jun 2016

Google Ads Go Green, Net Neutrality and More: Weekly Forum Update

Google sure has been busy lately! A new color for ad markers, announcements about planned Google Search Console features, AdWords in Google Local, and publishing some new AdSense tips are just some of the things our users are talking about this week! Our update will be heavily WebmasterWorld focused, so get ready for some expert and in-depth discussions from the sage masters of SEO! Let’s get started. Twitter to Allow… [Read More…]


20 Jun 2016

4 Useful Tools for Twitter Bio Search: Smart Relationship Building

Twitter is a great connecting tool. It’s much more open than Facebook (You don’t have to be anyone’s friend to get in touch) and much more active than Linkedin. Facebook does allow to send messages to non-friends but for some reason I only receive those using a mobile app. Also you cannot really tag people on Facebook unless you are friends. As for Linkedin, weirdly, I receive several messages a… [Read More…]


17 Jun 2016

Net Neutrality, Vanity TLDs, and More: Weekly Forum Update

This week our communities are talking about Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn, the specter of the online advertising bubble, marketing to women, Net Neutrality, and more! We’ve got some great stories from WebmasterWorld, Cre8asiteforums, Threadwatch, and SEO Chat – all the usual suspects. Here’s the scoop: Microsoft to Acquire LinkedIn For $26.2 Billion By the end of this year, Microsoft will be the proud owner of a shiny new LinkedIn. Microsoft… [Read More…]


13 Jun 2016

Boost Your Social Media Following With Expert Quotes!

I would like to start this post off with, fittingly enough, one of many expert quotes about social media: “Social media allows us to behave in ways that we are hardwired for in the first place – as humans. We can get frank recommendations from other humans instead of from faceless companies.” ~ Francois Gossieaux, The Hyper-Social Organization: Eclipse Your Competition by Leveraging Social Media An oversimplification, maybe, but a… [Read More…]


10 Jun 2016

Google Says, “Don’t Be Bogus, Dude”: Weekly Forum Update

Google let the world know that bogus spam reports are a pretty dumb idea this week. Turns out that they have policies in place for identifying bogus reports and the users who frequently submit them. So if you’re falsely reporting your competitors, don’t be surprised when Google starts ignoring you! We’ve also got some good stories from WebmasterWorld to share, including Google’s latest legal battle, testing a new version of… [Read More…]