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22 Apr 2017

The Ad-Blocking Arms Race: Weekly Forum Update

Ahoy, and welcome to another weekly update from the Developer Shed Network! Our communities have been positively singing with activity lately – and we’re prepared to relay the song to you here, in blog post form. On WebmasterWorld, forum members are discussing the ad-blocking arms race. Some researchers at Princeton and Stanford think they’ve developed a magic bullet ad-blocker, but will it stand the test of time? In a different… [Read More…]


17 Apr 2017

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…]


12 Apr 2017

5 Easiest Online Image Editing Tools to Rock Your Social Media Stream

Images go hot on social media easier: Images are sharable and eye-catching. Images make better Tweets, attract more plusses on Google Plus, grab attention on Facebook. Images also expand your reach to other social media channels like Pinterest and Instagram. But the key of social media sharing is that it should be productive: If you spend 30 minutes crafting one social media update each time, you won’t have any time… [Read More…]


07 Apr 2017

Signature Links and April Fools: Weekly Forum Update

We’ve got a little bit of the serious and a little bit of the silly for this week’s roundup! WebmasterWorld has threads about Google’s April Fool’s Day pranks that we think you’ll enjoy. Then on SEO Chat, the title thread is an interesting discussion about forum signature links and their potential dangers. In addition to that, we’ve got news about Twitter Lite, Search News Central, organic mobile traffic, and what… [Read More…]


05 Apr 2017

3 Ways to Brainstorm a Useful How-to Video

Video marketing has been growing for many years now, especially the “how-to” video type.  Google says YouTube’s “how-to” searches are growing by 70 percent year-by-year. There are lots of reasons to add how-to videos to your content marketing strategy: Improve your conversion rate. Nearly 1 in 3 millennials state they have purchased a product directly as a result of watching a how-to video about it. Make it easier for your… [Read More…]


01 Apr 2017

Voice AI and More: Weekly Forum Update

If you thought this was a slow news week, think again! The whirlwind of great threads and discussion coming out of WebmasterWorld this week will change your mind. Probably the biggest news is the U.S. Senate’s decision about net neutrality. You’ve probably heard about that one on cable news – now you can read about it from the experts who make their living on the web every day. Among other… [Read More…]


24 Mar 2017

How to Find an SEO You Can Trust: Weekly Forum Update

Hello again! Since I last wrote an update, Spring has arrived! Hopefully a lot of you are enjoying some slightly warmer weather between bouts of wrestling with Google. We’ve got a lot of great news threads from WebmasterWorld and Cre8asiteforums this week, as well as our title thread from SEO Chat! I think it’s pretty common knowledge in the business and SEO worlds that sometimes people get burnt. Sometimes a… [Read More…]


22 Mar 2017

3 Tools to Quickly Create Awesome Visual Tweets

Visual tweets attract more clicks and shares. Despite various levels of skepticism (many people were claiming visual tweets to be annoying), visual tweets are getting more and more adopted. Here are three free tools allowing you to create stunning visual tweets in seconds. 1. Twit Shot (Online, Mac App, Google Chrome Extension) TwitShot.com is a cool app that extracts an image from the given page and creates an instant visual… [Read More…]


17 Mar 2017

Meet Fred: Weekly Forum Update

The name on every webmaster’s lips this week was “Fred.” Or maybe it was on the tips of their fingers, since we’re talking about forum posts. Or both I guess. Well, at any rate, Fred has been making the rounds and our communities have been busy trying to figure out what, exactly, it is. But if you’ve been reading about Fred all week and are tired of that subject, fear… [Read More…]


14 Mar 2017

Google Making the Web Faster: Over the Years

With AMP project being aggressively pushed by Google recently, site speed topic has been discussed more actively again. In case you wanted to get a quick background of those discussions, here is the timeline of Google trying to make the web faster and dealing with site speed over the years: 2009 December: Google Page Speed report comes to Google Webmaster Tools under “Site Performance” section. 2010 April: Google announces they… [Read More…]


10 Mar 2017

Google Killers and Chasing Phantoms: Weekly Forum Update

Sounds like the opening to a pulp detective novel, eh? Well, that’s what living in the SEO world feels like sometimes! Rumors are swirling everywhere about Google’s recent “Fred” update. Since there are so few concrete details, though, we’ve brought a group of more technical, deeper discussions this week. WebmasterWorld has been extremely busy, and we have threads about Google killers, Phantom updates, SEO weather and climate, fake information in… [Read More…]


07 Mar 2017

Find Hundreds of Related Niche Questions with This Cool New Tool

Finding content ideas that could trigger real customer interaction and help you make a difference in your niche is tough, especially of you have to do it on a regular basis. Therefore I was so excited to discover this new tool from the creators of my beloved Buzzsumo. BloomBerry (in beta) helps researchers uncover the needs and concerns of their target consumers. The tool does this by finding the most… [Read More…]


03 Mar 2017

The End of DMOZ: Weekly Forum Update

Welcome back to another update from our amazing communities! If you took a break from the news this week then, phew, you missed a lot! But don’t worry, we can get you caught up. DMOZ, a household name among SEOs, will be shutting down on March 14. Google has been busy as well – they released some new benchmarks for mobile bounce rates and discovered a new vulnerability in Microsoft… [Read More…]