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Twitter Gives Users New Account Dashboard

Twitter Gives Users New Account Dashboard

Twitter is rolling out a new dashboard to help users monitor and manage their accounts. it can show you things about your login activity, manage contacts, download your Twitter archive, etc. Above all it’s about privacy and account security. “From the beginning, Twitter has empowered people to share information with the world,” says product manager Mollie Vandor. “To put you …

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Google Just Revealed A Bunch Of New Shopping Features

Google Just Revealed A Bunch Of New Shopping Features

Google announced a bunch of new features for advertisers to encourage more sales from shoppers. For one, a new enhancement to product listing ads on mobile devices expands the ads as the user swipes to show more information such as product ratings and availability at nearby stores. Google says this will result in more qualified traffic driven directly to retailers. …

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Is This Google Ranking Signal Getting Stronger?

Is This Google Ranking Signal Getting Stronger?

Update: Search Engine Roundtable says there was no update on the date Enge points to. While we certainly don’t know for sure, there are signs that Google could be turning up the dial on just how impactful mobile-friendliness is as a ranking signal for websites. Do you think it should be a greater signal for ranking? Let us know in …

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Is It Time For Flash To Go Away?

Is It Time For Flash To Go Away?

The writing has been on the wall for quite a while. Flash is dying a slow death, yet it continues to gasp for air. After some new vulnerabilities were discovered, many have been calling for the plug to be pulled. Do you think there should be an industry-wide halt in Flash use? Let us know what you think. Facebook’s Chief …

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Twitter Shows Users More Details About Web Content In Their Timelines

Twitter Shows Users More Details About Web Content In Their Timelines

Summary Cards can be used for various types of web content including blog posts, news articles, products, etc. It gives the user a preview of the content before they click through to the website. Twitter has now updated the cards so that people using the Twitter app for iOS and Android will start seeing a little bit more information about …

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Netflix Alters How DVD Subscribers Get Email

Netflix Alters How DVD Subscribers Get Email

Netflix is changing the way it emails members of its DVD subscription service. Having been a member for over a decade, I can’t recall a time when this has changed much or at all. They’re going to reduce the frequency of emails by consolidating information. Here’s what the company said in an email to members: Here at Netflix we are …

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Communication App Slack Just Got Better For Communication

Communication App Slack Just Got Better For Communication

Team communication tool Slack just got better at team communication. It’s a minor adjustment, but one that make things a lot less annoying for people on the receiving end of broadly targeted messages. In Slack, a user can type “@everyone” when they want to direct a message at the entire team. Now they can type “@here” to direct a message …

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Google Compute Engine Gains Windows Server Support

Google Compute Engine Gains Windows Server Support

Google announced on Tuesday that Windows Server on Google Compute Engine is now generally available. It has been in beta since early December. Compute Engine is now supported by the following operating systems: Operating systems with support outside of Compute Engine include: “Compute Engine offers Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2008 R2 customers benefits of rapid deployments, increased …

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Google Lets You Measure Conversions That Start On Web, End In App (Or Vice Versa) For Display Campaigns

Google Lets You Measure Conversions That Start On Web, End In App (Or Vice Versa) For Display Campaigns

Google announced that advertisers can now take advantage of Estimated Total Conversions for measuring conversions that started on the web and finished in an app, or vice versa, for display campaigns. This will require the advertiser to set up conversion tracking on their Android and/or iOS app for in-app activities. The feature will work if the click and conversion happen …

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Bing Shopping Campaigns Now Available To All In The U.S.

Bing Shopping Campaigns Now Available To All In The U.S.

Earlier this year, Microsoft introduced Bing Shopping Campaigns in beta aimed at making it easier for businesses to advertise products from their Bing Merchant Center stores. On Tuesday, the company announced that they’re now available to all U.S. customers. In fact, they’ll soon be the default campaign type for running product ads on Bing. They’ll sunset the traditional way of …

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Selling To Customers Through ‘Shoppable Videos’

Selling To Customers Through ‘Shoppable Videos’

Everyone knows online video can be a great way to market businesses and products, but some businesses are finding that it can be quite beneficial for actually selling products. “Shoppable video” is a trend that has been slowly rising for several years, but new capabilities from a variety of platforms indicate that it could be poised to become much bigger. …

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Google Is Changing How It Sends Webmasters Messages

Google Is Changing How It Sends Webmasters Messages

Google announced that over the coming weeks it’s going to be changing the way it sends messages in Search Console (formerly Webmaster Tools) and to whom it sends them. Google Webmaster Trends analyst Gary Illyes announced this in a post on Google+ on Tuesday morning (via Search Engine Land). Here’s how he described the changes: After the change, we will …

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