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WordPress Has ‘Reinvented’ Its Video Feature

WordPress Has ‘Reinvented’ Its Video Feature

Automattic announced a big update to VideoPress, its service that powers videos on WordPress.com and Jetpack-connected self-hosted WordPress sites. It describes the new generation of VideoPress as “dynamic, responsive, and lightning fast”. “Out of the box, the new VideoPress is lightweight and responsive for beautiful playback on any screen, from smartphones to desktops,” explains Guillermo Rauch on the WordPress blog. …

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Facebook Embraces Bing As App Links Partner

Facebook Embraces Bing As App Links Partner

Facebook announced App Links at its F8 conference last year. It’s an open protocol that enables developers to make deep app content linkable from other apps and services. One app can link to a piece of content from another app, and if the user has both apps installed on their device, that second app will open the content. App Links …

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Twitter Gives Users New Ad Management Access In Mobile Apps

Twitter Gives Users New Ad Management Access In Mobile Apps

Back in February, Facebook launched its Ads Manager app for iOS, which gives advertisers a way to better stay on top of their ads by letting them manage them from their phones. This week, the Android version made its way to the Google Play Store. Twitter is giving users what is essentially its version of this app on both mobile …

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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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