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Chris Crum has been a part of the WebProNews team and the iEntry Network of B2B Publications since 2003. Follow Chris on Twitter, on StumbleUpon, on Pinterest and/or on Google: +Chris Crum.
Keep Looks To Scoop Up Affiliate Link-Using Pinterest Users Keep Looks To Scoop Up Affiliate Link-Using Pinterest Users

As reported last week, Pinterest has put a stop to affiliate links on the service. This has understandably upset some bloggers who have been making money through such links. The company sent an email around to those using affiliate links, …

What Not To Do To Increase Facebook Organic Reach What Not To Do To Increase Facebook Organic Reach

Want to know what not to do to increase your organic reach on Facebook? Don’t post a bunch of photos thinking that’s what the News Feed algorithm likes best. That may have been true in the past, but not anymore. …

Netflix Acquires Jamie Dornan-Starring ‘Jadotville’ Netflix Acquires Jamie Dornan-Starring ‘Jadotville’

Netflix has picked up Jadotville, a war drama starring Fifty Shades of Grey’s Jamie Dornan for a 2016 debut. The movie will go into production in April, with shooting locations in Ireland and South Africa. Netflix acquired the film at …

Netflix Releases Trailer For ‘My Own Man’ Netflix Releases Trailer For ‘My Own Man’

Netflix released a new trailer for documentary My Own Man, which is executive produced by Edward Norton. As you can see from the trailer, Norton also appears in the film. Netflix announced last month that it would exclusively premiere the …

Google Says You Should Avoid Link Building Google Says You Should Avoid Link Building

You know how you’ve been building links to your website for years, trying to get Google look upon it more favorably? Well, according to Google, you shouldn’t bother doing that. Do you think there’s still value to link building? Let …

Yelp ‘Takes A Stand To Protect Business Owners’ Yelp ‘Takes A Stand To Protect Business Owners’

Yelp filed a lawsuit against a company called Revleap, which it says is a scam, and puts small businesses at risk because of the Yelp Consumer Alert program as well as federal and state regulation. Revleap has fired back, saying …

‘Boyhood’ Star, Photographer Talk At Google ‘Boyhood’ Star, Photographer Talk At Google

With Richard Linklater’s Boyhood nominated for six Oscars, the film that has captivated so many since its premiere, will no doubt be one of the hottest topics in film over the coming weeks. If you haven’t seen it yet, what …

Google Helpouts Is Shutting Down In Two Months Google Helpouts Is Shutting Down In Two Months

Well, that’s strange. I was just thinking about Google Helpouts last week for the first time in I don’t know how long, and today, news is out that Google is killing the product. Google announced Helpouts in 2013. It was …

Here’s What’s Coming To Netflix In The Next Week Here’s What’s Coming To Netflix In The Next Week

As you know, content comes and goes on Netflix. Each week, we’re bringing you a list of titles that you’ll be able to stream in the U.S. in the coming days. As always, dates are subject to change. I don’t …

Pinterest Kills Affiliate Links, Upsets Users Pinterest Kills Affiliate Links, Upsets Users

Pinterest is killing affiliate links on its service, keeping existing pins in tact, but stripping the tracking from the URLs. Naturally, this is not sitting well with people getting income from them. As reported earlier by VentureBeat, affected Pinterest users …

Are You Grabbing Traffic From Flipboard? Are You Grabbing Traffic From Flipboard?

This week, Flipboard launched a new web version. It’s available for the desktop for the first time after being mobile-only since 2010. While it already has millions of users from phones and tablets, this opens it up to more people, …

Pinterest Buy Button On The Way? Pinterest Buy Button On The Way?

Some sites have already grown to find Pinterest to be a valuable tool for ecommerce, but it may become even more valuable for selling products as the company is reportedly readying the launch of a new “buy” button, which would …

Pinterest App Pins Let iOS Users Install Apps Pinterest App Pins Let iOS Users Install Apps

Pinterest announced the launch of new App Pins, a new type of Rich Pin for iOS apps, which lets users actually install apps directly from Pinterest. A spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews, “App Pins are the first truly actionable …

CEO Of StumbleUpon’s 5by Talks Business Accounts, Coming Features & More CEO Of StumbleUpon’s 5by Talks Business Accounts, Coming Features & More

Video discovery app 5by, acquired by StumbleUpon in 2013, has seen “tremendous growth” thanks to Google’s Chromecast streaming device, and has businesses on its mind as it continues to grow. It’s also about to get an update with some new …

Facebook Gives Advertisers Relevance Scores For Their Ads Facebook Gives Advertisers Relevance Scores For Their Ads

Facebook announced that it will start showing relevance scores as a visible metric in its ads reporting tools. The social network has always used the metric to deliver ads to users, but it hasn’t made the scores visible to the …

What Google’s Twitter Deal Means For You What Google’s Twitter Deal Means For You

News came out last week that Google and Twitter have struck a new deal to put real-time tweets back into Google’s search index. The companies aren’t providing much in the way of details about the deal at this point, and …

Study: Email Fatigue Not An Issue In Q4 Study: Email Fatigue Not An Issue In Q4

Return Path has a new study out looking at consumer email behavior in Q4 2014. Its main finding is that instead of experiencing “email fatigue” during the holiday season, consumers welcomed more messages from retailers. This “contradicts common theories about …

Here’s What Netflix’s New Official Instagrammers Are Doing Here’s What Netflix’s New Official Instagrammers Are Doing

Back in September, Netflix announced that it was looking for “Grammasters” to become its official Instagrammers to travel around and shoot famous TV and movie locations for the official Netflix Instagram account. Wanted: #Grammasters: Become Netflix’s official Instagrammer & shoot …

Amazon Launches Self-Serve Giveaway Promotion Tool Amazon Launches Self-Serve Giveaway Promotion Tool

Amazon just launched a new tool for hosting giveaways. It can be used by pretty much anyone, including brands, bloggers, authors, artists, non-profits, etc. This pretty much sums it up: “The idea of running giveaway promotions is easy. They are …

Facebook Groups Get Buy/Sell Features Facebook Groups Get Buy/Sell Features

Back in December, Facebook was spotted testing a new “sell something” feature in Groups. This appeared as an option alongside “Write Post” and “Ask a Question” when you went to post in a Facebook group. While it looks a little …

Ogilvy & Mather Social Media Director On Overcoming Organic Reach Decline With Smart Data Ogilvy & Mather Social Media Director On Overcoming Organic Reach Decline With Smart Data

Overcoming a decline in Facebook Page post reach is something businesses of all sizes have been grappling with over the past year. James Whatley, the social media director at Ogilvy & Mather Advertising, London, recently wrote a blog post called …

Google Starts Returning Quick Medical Facts Google Starts Returning Quick Medical Facts

Google is about to start displaying more medical information in its Knowledge Graph, enabling users to quickly search and retrieve important health info without necessarily having to click through to other sites. The company says it has been working with …

Yelp Buys Eat24 For $134 Million Yelp Buys Eat24 For $134 Million

Yelp just announced that it has acquired Eat24, the web and app-based online food ordering service that made headlines last year when it “broke up” with Facebook. The deal is valued at $134 million, consisting of stock and cash. The …

Site Takes Google Pounding, Reduces Staff Site Takes Google Pounding, Reduces Staff

Google updates can have devastating effects on websites that depend on traffic from the search engine to thrive. It’s become clear over the years that it’s not wise to depend on Google or any other one source of traffic, because …