This past week: I did a lot of reading of my usual interests, Internet technologies and online marketing. On the news front, Apple just made the most profitable quarter ever, they look unstoppable at the moment. Google released Google Drive after 6 years in the making and LinkedIn released a new iPad app, which works more like a news aggregator ala "Flipboard". Below is my collection of tweets for this week; news, tips and advice for small businesses to succeed online.
Everything needs change, software servers protocols-> Google Seeks Billions by Boosting #Mobile Internet Speeds
Google knows the future of the internet is on mobile devices, and the internet we know is built around desktop computers. Unfortunately mobile devices are not as powerful, but it is not just actual devices that need improvement. According to Google, it is the entire infrastructure that needs a revamp. Servers, protocols and every point that your mobile request touches along the way needs to be improved.
Need more?-> 5 Candid Reasons Why Your Business Needs To Be on Pinterest
People are coming to Pinterest in droves, and it is no longer a woman only network. Businesses are setting up their interest profiles and working the massive referral traffic that Pinterest generates.
Google+ is my least used #socialmedia network, you?-> 9 Truth-Be-Told Reasons Why Google+ Just Doesn’t ‘Have it’
It is so true, they just whet through an interface redesign (an improvement) but it still doesn't seem to attract people like other networks do.
Want the best landing pages?-> 10 Foolproof Ways to Earn Your Landing Page Visitors' Trust
All online ads and call to action links should have a landing page on your website. HubSpot offers great advice on the contents of that landing page in this post.
It took a while but it is here-> Dropbox Nightmare Confirmed: Google Drive is Live!
It did take a long while for Google to release their "Google Drive", it is a bit too early to see if it will be a nightmare for Dropbox. For example: Google had their own video sharing website: Gloogle Video, before they bought YouTube. How many of you used Google Video?
If you didn't know-> How to Use Hashtags on Twitter: A Simple Guide for Marketers
I use Hashtags to go outside of my group followers when I tweet. It is a great way to participate in a conversation while watching a webminar as well, by following a common Hashtag. This article explains the basics on how to use it best.
It is here, good content will prevail-> Google begins penalizing search 'over-optimization'
It finally arrived, hopefully it will get rid of all those meaningless blog post and news articles, which are just there to boost some websites page rank.
I'm sure you have wondered this-> How Google Search Works, In a Nutshell
It is not exactly the full algorithm, but it gives you a good idea how it works.
Need anymore reasons?-> Why You Need Social Media, Even if Your Customers Don't
Very good post; your social media effort can make you more authoritative in your industry. It is a combination of spreading your net of listeners and gaining control of what is said about your business.
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