Twitter Doubles Tweet Length to 280 Characters

Who doesn’t love Twitter?

That rambunctious well of pithy brevity and censorious outrage has just doubled tweet length, causing social media marketers to urgently rewrite six-month’s worth of tweets which were calendared in Hootsuite.

There are other things you need to do. Read the post for key actions and follow me on Twitter: @BelmoreDigital.

This is an extract from TWIS SEO News & Updates 10th November 2017.

#SEO #SEONews #SocialMedia #Twitter #ContentMarketing
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Facebook Adds Food Ordering

I kinda like the thought that I can order my dinner through Facebook (if I was in the US).

Although, I’m not so sure I want Facebook knowing what I have for dinner – that’s Insta, so maybe the same thing, ultimately.

Facebook is continuing its slow turn into WeChat. It has way more users, but much less “complete life” functionality. It must wish it could own that much data about its users.

Read this extract from TWIS SEO News & Updates 20th October 2017.

#SEO #SEONews #Facebook #SocialMedia
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Digital Things of Interest 29 August 2017

Read these Digital Things of Interest for 29 August 2017, which includes these exciting entities:

– Even Big Corp PLC makes horrendous marketing and data mistakes;

– Too much fake news on social media makes your eyes bleed* ;

– Fun advice for newbie designers (wear a shirt, just once);

– I ghosted my ex – bit of a tale this one.

– * Honest, it does!

#BigData #DigitalMarketing #FakeNews #SocialMedia #WebDesign #ModernLife
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Facebook Is Dead

Facebook may not know it yet, but it is dead.

It’s the condemned man;

it’s the walking dead;

it’s plugged in to the machine that goes bing.

It’s only just started having a little thrash around as the rage against the dying of the light starts to simmer, but if you look closely, you can see the signs.

Unless there is a miracle cure, Facebook will not be here by the end of the 2020s, maybe the mid-2020s, possibly even the early 2020s.

Web declines have historically been precipitous, swift and terminal.

Read why Facebook is dead now.

#Facebook #SocialMedia #Instagram #NewsFeed #Innovation #DigitalMarketing
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Digital Things of Interest 24 August 2017

Read these Digital Things of Interest for 24 August 2017, which includes the following fabulous foibles:

– Shocking news the people will give up their privacy for a slice of pizza;
– The revelation that Amazon basically owns Seattle;
– A geeky look at the UX design of the credit card payment form;
– Facebook adding publisher logos to news links to combat fake news.

#SocialMedia #Facebook #FakeNews #DataPrivacy #Amazon #UX #WebDesign
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Digital Things of Interest 22 August 2017

Click to read these Digital Things of Interest for 22 August 2017, which includes:

– The rise of fraud in influencer marketing;
– Fairfax Media’s new commercial digital strategy;
– A quick look at some dangerous digital design trends;
– 5 productivity tips from proper procrastinators

#DigitalMarketing #SocialMedia #InfluencerMarketing #AdStrategy #WebDesign #ProjectManagement
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Digital Things of Interest 19 August 2017

Read these Digital Things of Interest for 19 August 2017, which includes these knowledgeable nuggets:

– PageSpeed is dead to this browser extension; 
– Sneaky priming in social media;
– When to use UX as bad design;
– Nokia goes for a ‘bothie’ camera. Interesting

#PageSpeed #SocialMedia #BrandBuilding #UserExperience #WebDesign #MobilePhones
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Digital Things of Interest 17 August 2017

Read these Digital Things of Interest for 18th August 2017, which includes the following exceptional entities:

– Facebook Watch copying YouTube;
– LinkedIn’s new “Connection Active” feature;
– Great article about when to use Web Fonts;
– A great geeky page about keyboards through time.

#Facebook #LinkedIn #SocialMedia #WebFonts #UserExperience #GeekStuff

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Digital Things of Interest 15 August 2017

Read these Digital Things of Interest for 15 August 2017, which includes the following great gems of information:

– Plandids taking over Instagram;
– Thoughts on a PageSpeed preso from Google;
– How to detect if numbers are random;
– Roomba could sell maps of your home;

#Instagram #SocialMedia #PageSpeed #KnowYourNumbers #DataPrivacy
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Digital Things of Interest 08 August 2017

Read the Digital Things of Interest for 08 August 2017, which includes digital news, a study and a how-to guide – mainly across social media and content marketing today:

– Facebook using PageSpeed as part of the Newsfeed algo;
– A how to article on beating the NewsFeed algo;
– A study from Buffer across 16 million social media posts; 
– *That* Google engineer has been fired.

#Facebook #SocialMedia #DigitalMarketing #ContentMarketing #NewsFeed #PageSpeed
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Digital Things of Interest 5th August 2017

Read the Digital Things of Interest for 05 August 2017, which includes these stupendous snippets:

– Yet another note for devs about Googlebot and JavaScript;
– The EU is on the hunt for a company to monitor Google;
– 20 years since the USC ruled on the CDA and gave us a (relatively) open internet;
– A silly post about social media posting frequency.

#SEO #JavaScript #Google #SocialMedia #ContentStrategy
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Digital Things of Interest 4th August 2017

Read the Digital Things of Interest for 04 August 2017. The delectable delights include:

– Google Play ranking factors;
– Google offering $30 billion for Snap;
– CommBank’s Albert leaving blind people struggling;
– Academia yarns about hypertext, semantics and knowledge graphs.

#GooglePlay #Google #UserExperience #SemanticWeb #SocialMedia #KnowledgeGraph… Read More


Digital Things of Interest 31 July 2017

Read these Digital Things of Interest for 31 July 2017, which includes:

– 5 digital trends you should be on top of; 
– A nice piece about using eye tracking to aid design;
– The news that Volvo self-driving cars are confused by kangaroos. Like the rest of us then;
– BuzzSumo’s massive social media headline analysis. Self-fulfilling, or what?

#DigitalMarketing #SocialMedia #UserExperience #WebDesign #AutonomousDriving
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Digital Things of Interest 25 July 2017

Read the Digital Things of Interest for 25 July 2017, which includes:

– HBR discussing using stories to highlight your purpose.
– The rise and fall of Firewire – nearly tech.
– Time saving social media keyboard shortcuts.
– An amusing Dilbert cartoon.

#ContentStrategy #DigitalTechnology #SocialMedia

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Twitter Linking to AMP URLs

AMP is extending its reach, with Twitter apps now linking to AMP variant URLs. It look like AMP is here to stay for a little while. Find out about this move and ways to implement this tricky little beast.

If you would like to discuss ways to implement AMP and how it could impact your web business, please feel free to contact me.

#SEO #AMP #SocialMedia #Twitter #PageSpeed

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Facebook Messenger Ads

Facebook is about to infuse Messenger with ads. There will be three types which will be available to all advertisers, and which cannot be blocked by users. You can read about the details of these ads in this post.

If you would like to discuss ways Facebook Messenger Ads could impact your web business, please feel free to contact me.

#Facebook #FacebookMessenger #DigitalMarketing #AdBlocking

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TWIS SEO Update 02 June 2017

Read the TWIS SEO Update 2nd June 2017. We have Chrome blocking ads in 2018; JavaScript causing crawling and indexing issues; PageSpeed being difficult to determine; a view that Social Media helps SEO; NOODP going for good; as well as some exceptionally interesting Bits & Pieces.

We’ve also released the super-exciting The State of SEO in mid-2017. Read it now.

#SEO #SocialMedia #JavaScript #AdBlocking #PageSpeed #MetaTags… Read More