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FEATURED ARTICLE — March 22nd, 2017

10 Social Media Tactics for Social Success

It’s 2017, and the time for social media success is now, but how do you set yourself up for a win? If you’re confused about how to succeed on social, you’re not alone. Lots of people aren’t quite sure where to start with this expansive and ever-changing platform. Luckily, all you need to do is follow these 10 tips:

10 Smart Social Tips for 2017

Whether you’re a big brand with an ongoing social presence or a small company looking to make a splash this year, here are 10 sure-fire tips for success:

1. Develop A Plan

Every long journey requires a map, and social media is no exception. To boost your chances for success, develop a social media marketing plan. What are your goals? How will you reach them? Which platforms are smartest for you to pursue? Answering
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BREAKING NEWS

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Twitter Bans 376,000 Pro-Terrorist Accounts in Six Months

Twitter is cracking down on the use of its platform for pro-terrorist propaganda. The microblogging site, in the latter half of 2016, suspended more than 376,000 terrorism-linked accounts, up from the 235,000 accounts it banned in the first six months… Read More
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Apple Unveils Social Video App Clips

Apple this week offered a sneak peak at its latest mobile video creation app offering iOS users a new way to share videos on social sites. The free app allows users to combine video clips, photos and music to create unique videos to share via the… Read More
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Apple Debuts Special-Edition Red iPhone 7, 7 Plus

Apple will globally launch special-edition red iPhone 7s and 7 Pluses this week to commemorate its decade-long partnership with Aids awareness agency Red. The iPhones, which will have red aluminum bodies, will be available for a “limited” time… Read More

Technology News

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Alexa Now on Huawei Mate 9

Amazon’s Alexa has arrived for the Huawei Mate 9. Alexa is available to Mate 9 owners in the U.S. via an over-the-air update. It will soon be available via the Google Play Store as well. Using Amazon’s Smart assistant on the Mate 9 is far… Read More
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Apple Cuts $70 Off Price of New iPads

If you have always wanted an iPad, but could not justify the price, Apple has some good news for you. The Cupertino company has made over its iPad Air, complete with a simple, new name — iPad — and a new price. The newly released 9.7-inch iPad… Read More
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Google Overhauls YouTube Ad Placement Policy in Response to Complaints

Google is hard at work on the development of artificial intelligence- and machine learning-powered tools that will increase its ability to review questionable content for advertising. As part of its push to better review ad placements, the tech titan… Read More

SEO News

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How to Use Crawl Budget for SEO Optimization

Crawl Budget, works like every budget, that is, a balance of demand and supply, in terms of the number of URLs on your website that Googlebot decides to crawl. Let’s understand it better. What is Crawl Budget? When Google search engine bots ‘crawl’… Read More
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How to Use Google Alerts Plus 12 Powerful Alternatives

How do you keep up-to-date with all the mentions of you and your brand or competitors? And how do you keep tabs on the latest trends in your industry or niche? It’s impossible to monitor everything when there is so much happening online. But fortunately,… Read More
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Brands That (Nearly) Died Thanks to Google

“The best place to hide a dead body is page two of Google search results.” – Unknown Unbridled corporate power almost inevitably leads to the destruction of livelihoods. This has been seen time and time again; BP oil spills have crushed small businesses,… Read More

Social Media News

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EU Could Fine Facebook, Twitter, Google+ for Terms of Service

European Union authorities are asking Facebook, Alphabet-owned Google+ and Twitter to make changes to their terms of service within one month or be slapped with fines, Reuters is reporting. A source “familiar with the matter” told Reuters… Read More
WhatsApp

WhatsApp Brings Back Text-Only Feature After Status Backlash

WhatsApp is back-pedalling after its major update last month that got rid of text statuses in favor of its Status feature, a tool that is similar to Snapchat’s Stories. WhatsApp, which enjoys more than 1.2 billion monthly active users, suddenly… Read More
Twitter

Hundreds of Twitter Accounts Hit By Hackers

A large number of Twitter users awoke to disturbing tweets on their accounts this morning. Although similar to last November’s security breach, this particular hack has a slightly different message. Written in Turkish the hacks seem to be aimed… Read More

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Business & Marketing News

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Why Your SaaS Company Needs Content Marketing

According to Statista, the software as a service (SaaS) market is expected to reach $132.57 billion U.S. by 2020. While this number may seem encouraging for anyone planning to enter this market, the truth is that the competition in this field is cutthroat.… Read More
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Filing Taxes Could Be Free and Simple. But H&R Block and Intuit Are Still Lobbying Against It

By Jessica Huseman, ProPublica Here’s how preparing your taxes could work: You sit down, review a prefilled filing from the government. If it’s accurate, you sign it. If it’s not, you fix it or ignore it altogether and prepare your return yourself.… Read More
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Ghostwriting: Are The Wrong People Sharing Your Story?

I spend a lot of time performing research for projects, and I’ve discovered that many of the companies that have the best information do the worst job of presenting it. They have the expertise, but it’s clear that the wrong people are responsible… Read More

Other News

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Parking Reminders Come to Google Maps

Forget where you parked your car? No worries, Google Maps has got your back — but only if you are an Android user. Google Maps latest beta version for Android includes a new feature that lets you enter your parking location with a simple tap of the… Read More
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Increase Your Site Conversions With These Simple 5 Copywriting Tactics

Have you ever been to a block party? If so, it’s like you talked a neighbor or two; maybe you asked what he or she does, if they have kids, or how long they’ve lived in the area. Gatherings like these increase awareness and bring people together in… Read More
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Samsung Announces Bixby, a Virtual Assistant to Rival Siri and Alexa

Samsung wants to make using its Smartphones easier. Enter Bixby, the tech titan’s virtual assistant and a rival for Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Cortana. Bixby will make its debut on Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy… Read More

PRESS RELEASES

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Sticky Password and ESET Team Up on a Password Management Solution

Sticky Password, a leading password management software provider and ESET, the global leader in proactive digital protection, announced their partnership today. Sticky Password technology will power the ESET Password Manager in the brand new premium line… Read More
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iStaging Launches Comprehensive VR Platform

Real estate-focused AR/VR company iStaging has released a comprehensive mobile-first solution for real estate agents to showcase properties in virtual reality. The product suite features a user-friendly 360-degree VR camera app as well as a cloud platform… Read More
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Kijiji Second-Hand Economy Emerges as a Side Hustle Opportunity

Last year, 1.9 billion previously used items were bought, sold, swapped or donated by Canadians, according to new data released today by Kijiji, Canada’s largest online classifieds site. The third annual Kijiji Second-Hand Economy (SHE) Index found… Read More

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