Author Archive for: ‘Chris Crum’

Facebook ‘Today’s Games’ Feature Shows Sports Scores For Your Favorite Teams Alongside Your News Feed

Facebook ‘Today’s Games’ Feature Shows Sports Scores For Your Favorite Teams Alongside Your News Feed

Facebook appears to be testing a new feature that shows users the day’s sports scores for teams they’re interested in. The feature is labeled “Today’s Games” and appears near the top of the page between the section that displays events you’ve been invited to and Trending. Here, it’s showing me the Cincinnati Reds score because I like the team on …

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Facebook Tinkers With Ad-Supported Videos  (With Revenue Share)

Facebook Tinkers With Ad-Supported Videos (With Revenue Share)

This week has seen two major pieces of news related to Facebook’s efforts to give YouTube a run for is money in video advertising. As previously reported, Facebook is giving advertisers an option to pay only when their ads are viewed for at least 10 seconds. On Wednesday, reports emerged that Facebook is running a new “suggested videos” test, which …

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Facebook Pages Are Seeing Increased Organic Reach

Facebook Pages Are Seeing Increased Organic Reach

I realize this isn’t the type of headline you’ve become accustomed to over he past year or two. Facebook Pages have by and large seen the organic reach of most of their posts fall considerably as competition for News Feed space has increased and Facebook itself has repeatedly adjusted its algorithm. How have your organic reach numbers been in the …

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Yahoo Said To Show Google Results Instead Of Bing In Firefox

Yahoo Said To Show Google Results Instead Of Bing In Firefox

Well, this is odd. Yahoo is reportedly displaying search results – both organic and paid – that are powered by Google when some users search using Mozilla’s Firefox web browser. That is according to Aaron Wall at SEOBook, who has screenshots comparing the usual Bing-powered version of results and the Google-powered ones. It’s completely unclear just how widespread this is …

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Amazon Web Services Adds Support For Budgets And Forecasts

Amazon Web Services Adds Support For Budgets And Forecasts

Amazon announced the launch of support for budgets and forecasts in Amazon Web Services a year after launching the Cost Explorer, which is integrated with the AWS Billing Console. The Cost Explorer gives users reporting, analytics, and visualization tools. The new budgets and forecasts support lets users define and track budgets for AWS costs and forecast AWS costs for up …

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Google Asks Webmasters About Combining Sites In Search Console (Webmaster Tools)

Google Asks Webmasters About Combining Sites In Search Console (Webmaster Tools)

Google wants to know if webmasters would find it useful to combine different sites in Search Console (formerly Webmaster Tools). The company has a survey out inquiring about the subject. “For example, to view a combined Search Analytics report that includes different URL versions of your site (http and https) and different subdomains (mobile and international subdomains),” Google explains in …

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Little Caesars Pretzel Pizza Is Back (And This Time It Has Company)

Earlier this year, we reported that Little Caesars would bring back its popular pretzel crust pizza this summer after being tipped by a source within the company. The pizza chain has now confirmed our scoop. The company announced that not only is the pizza back from June 29 to August 30, but it is accompanied by a new spinoff – …

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Yelp Announces New API Console

Yelp Announces New API Console

Yelp announced that it’s giving developers a new API Console enabling them to “explore the detail and depth of responses” returned by its API without having to write any code. It’s also ending v1 of the API. “Yelp’s API allows any developer to build rich user experiences by integrating Yelp’s local business information, reviews, and pictures into their web and …

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Interstitials May Start Hurting Your Search Rankings

Interstitials May Start Hurting Your Search Rankings

Ahead of Google’s mobile-friendly update in in April, there was talk around the SEO industry that interstitials (content that appears over top of a page, which impedes the process of getting to the desired page) could be looked upon as hurting the mobile user experience, and therefore hurt webmasters in in rankings as Google started to take into account the …

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Facebook: Messenger P2P Payments Now Available To Everyone In U.S.

Facebook: Messenger P2P Payments Now Available To Everyone In U.S.

Facebook announced in March that it would begin letting people send money to each other through Messenger. About a month ago, it launched the feature in New York City and surrounding metro areas as part of a slow roll out across the country. On Tuesday, the company revealed that it’s now available to everyone in the United States. Facebook’s David …

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Your Facebook Comments Plugin Is About To Get An Update

Your Facebook Comments Plugin Is About To Get An Update

Facebook is getting ready to thrust its new Comments plugin upon users who haven’t taken the initiative to update it themselves. The new plugin was unveiled at the company’s F8 developers conference earlier this year, and comes with some new bells and whistles. The most interesting part about the new version is that it syncs comments between content on your …

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What Businesses Should Know About Pinterest’s New Buyable Pins

What Businesses Should Know About Pinterest’s New Buyable Pins

Pinterest announced on Tuesday that it is starting to launch Buyable Pins on iPhone and iPad enabling users to purchase items directly from the the app from select partners. Do you expect Pinterest to contribute significantly to your selling strategy over the long term? Discuss in the comments. “As a catalog of ideas, our mission is to help people bring …

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