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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.
What To Look For When You See Discrepancies In AdWords And Analytics What To Look For When You See Discrepancies In AdWords And Analytics

Google recorded a recent “Hangout on Air” with a couple of its Dublin AdWords team members. They take about ten minutes to talk about the issue of discrepancies in AdWords and Analytics accounts. Sinead and Kathleen explain what to look …

Twitter Reportedly About To Launch App-Install Ads Twitter Reportedly About To Launch App-Install Ads

Twitter reportedly has a new mobile ad product in the works, which may launch in the coming weeks. It’s an app-install ad format, which would enable developers to get users to click to download their applications. This comes from Bloomberg …

More Details About Pinterest’s Upcoming Ads Revealed More Details About Pinterest’s Upcoming Ads Revealed

As you may know by now, Pinterest is gearing up to launch its Promoted Pins ad product after testing since last fall. Here’s what they looked like back then (it doesn’t look like they’ve changed much). They pretty much look …

Google Fined $166K In India Antitrust Probe Google Fined $166K In India Antitrust Probe

Google has been fined by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) to the tune of roughly $166,000 (US) in relation to an antitrust probe launched two years ago. The probe began after a complaint from consumer advocacy group Consumer Unity …

Google Makes Navigation More Customizable Google Makes Navigation More Customizable

Google just made its general navigation more customizable. In a Google+ post, the company announced that you can now rearrange the various Google apps that you use in whatever order you like. If you use Drive and Google+ more than …

WordPress Founder Talks To LinkedIn About The Future Of Publishing WordPress Founder Talks To LinkedIn About The Future Of Publishing

This video’s about a month old, but interesting none the less, and LinkedIn just shared it in a blog post today. WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg discusses the future of publishing with Reid Hoffman. It’s part of the LinkedIn Speaker series. …

Microsoft Announces Office For iPad, New Enterprise Tools Microsoft Announces Office For iPad, New Enterprise Tools

Microsoft made some major announcements on Thursday including Microsoft Office for iPad, free Office Mobile apps for iPhone and Android, and the Enterprise Mobility Suite of cloud services to help businesses manage corporate data and services on various devices. The …

Is Google More Focused On Penalties Or Positive Features? Is Google More Focused On Penalties Or Positive Features?

While it’s nothing new, a lot of webmasters are frustrated with Google for penalties their sites have received. The recent attack on guest blog posts has sparked a whole new round of outcries. Google says, however, that it tries to …

Klout And Lithium Technologies Announce Acquisition Klout And Lithium Technologies Announce Acquisition

We’ve known since last month that Klout was being acquired by Lithium Technologies, thanks to a report from Re/code, but it was never confirmed until yesterday when CNN reported that it was official. Now, the companies have come out and …

Report: Instagram Smartphone Usage Gives Twitter’s A Run For Its Money In U.S. Report: Instagram Smartphone Usage Gives Twitter’s A Run For Its Money In U.S.

Instagram announced this week that it has surpassed 200 million monthly active users. eMarketer is now sharing some data about usage in the U.S. and a comparison to Twitter usage on smartphones. The firm finds that U.S. Instagram usage has …

Facebook, Google, Twitter & LinkedIn Team Up On WebScaleSQL Facebook, Google, Twitter & LinkedIn Team Up On WebScaleSQL

Facebook, Google, Twitter and LinkedIn announced a new collaboration among their engineer teams called WebScaleSQL. A spokesperson for Facebook tells us that the companies are “working to share a common set of changes to the upstream MySQL branch that will …

This Infographic Teaches You About Facebook’s News Feed Image Sizes This Infographic Teaches You About Facebook’s News Feed Image Sizes

You may have noticed some changes to the way Facebook’s News Feed looks lately. Facebook marketing app Gain has the imaging of the new design figured out, and has put together a pretty interesting infographic (via InsideFacebook) on the subject …

Report: Klout Acquisition Official Report: Klout Acquisition Official

Last month, we learned that Klout was to be acquired by Lithium Technologies after Re/Code broke the news, which was never actually confirmed. Now, it’s been confirmed. CNN reports, “It’s official,” and says the deal is valued at about $200 …

Few Top Web-Only Retailers Are Using Responsive Design Few Top Web-Only Retailers Are Using Responsive Design

The Search Agency looked at the top 100 web-only retailers based on Internet Retailer’s Top 500 list of e-commerce sites in order to evaluate how they’re handling mobile. Specifically, they wanted to see if these sites are more mobile-ready than …

Cutts On How Google Views “Sister Sites” Cutts On How Google Views “Sister Sites”

In the latest “Webmaster Help” video from Google, Matt Cutts takes on the following question: Is there any way Google identifies “sister” websites? For example, relationships between eBay.co.uk and eBay.com? Does linking from one to the other taken as paid …

Twitter Adds Photo Tagging, Multiple Photos In Tweets Twitter Adds Photo Tagging, Multiple Photos In Tweets

Twitter is rolling out a new update to its Android and iOS apps with new photo features for tagging people and including up to four pics in a single tweet. The tagging feature is quite frankly long overdue. How long …

LinkedIn Launches Content Marketing Score, Trending Content LinkedIn Launches Content Marketing Score, Trending Content

LinkedIn has launched a new analytics tool designed to help users gain insight into the impact of their paid and organic content on the social network. It generates a score, which is calculated by measuring “unique engagement,” which is gauged …

PSA: The Topics You Include On Your Blog Must Please Google PSA: The Topics You Include On Your Blog Must Please Google

Have you thought about branching out in different directions for your blog content? It might not be a great idea if you’re worried about staying on Google’s good side. No, it would appear that you need to stay focused on …

How To Add, Edit Or Remove A Form Of Payment In AdWords (New Google Video Walks You Through The Process) How To Add, Edit Or Remove A Form Of Payment In AdWords (New Google Video Walks You Through The Process)

Google has been putting out helpful little AdWords “quick tip” videos lately, and has just released one showing how to add, edit or remove a form of payment. It also shows you how to change primary and backup forms of …

Netflix Acquires 3D Printing Documentary ‘Print The Legend’ Netflix Acquires 3D Printing Documentary ‘Print The Legend’

Netflix announced today that it has acquired 3D printing documentary Print the Legend, which won the Special Jury Recognition Award for Editing & Storytelling in the Documentary Feature Competition at SXSW this year. Netflix describes the film: The Netflix original …

Matt Cutts Gives SEO Tip For Disavow Links Tool Matt Cutts Gives SEO Tip For Disavow Links Tool

Google’s Matt Cutts randomly tweeted a tip about the Disavow Links tool. Don’t delete your old file if you upload a new one because it “confuses folks,” and the last thing you’d want to do is confuse Google if you’re …

Report: Big Data A Priority Among Marketers, But Struggles Continue Report: Big Data A Priority Among Marketers, But Struggles Continue

Marketers are struggling to make use of big data, despite sentiments that it is “changing everything,” according to a new report from eMarketer, which has culled together data from multiple surveys. It first looks at data from last summer from …

AOL Launches Programmatic Ad Platform ‘One’ AOL Launches Programmatic Ad Platform ‘One’

AOL has rebranded AOL Networks to AOL Platforms, and announced the launch of One, a cross-screen programmatic ad platform, which combines the teams and technologies behind Adap.tv, AdLearn Open Platform (AOP) and MarketPlace, and lives under the AOL Platforms brand. …

Google Apps Admins Can Set Default State For Google+ Profile Discoverability Google Apps Admins Can Set Default State For Google+ Profile Discoverability

Google announced that Google Apps admins can now set the default state for profile discoverability in their domain through a control in the admin console if they have enabled Premium Features. It is checked by default, making profiles discoverable in …