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FEATURED ARTICLE — March 27th, 2017

Google Groundhog Targeting Shady Links

Already twice this year Google has, seemingly, sent signals that is wishes to continue the disruption of link-building schemes and shady linking practices as it has done numerous times in the past. Google has released two unconfirmed algorithm updates in an effort to support clean linking practices and punish those who continuously try to game the system.

With constant algorithm updates the question must be asked, “How should I build links in 2017?” In the words of Elmer Fudd “Be very very careful.”

Don’t use unnatural or black hat link building practices. It’s easy and quick, but you will regret it. Instead, invest in an amazing content marketing plan.  The key to a winning content marketing plan is creating content that is novel and most of all informative and useful
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BREAKING NEWS

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Google’s YouTube Could Lose $750M Over Advertising Snafu

Google’s recent gaffe with advertisers will cost the company big bucks, according to a note from analyst firm Nomura Instinet. Major brands have been pulling their advertising from Google’s YouTube platform in the past few weeks over concerns… Read More
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U.K. Asking for Police Access to WhatsApp in Wake of Terrorist Attack

The U.K. is demanding access to encrypted messages on Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp in the wake of the terrorist attack in Westminster last week. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said there should be “no place for terrorists to hide,”… Read More
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Uber Self-Driving Car Testing Screeches to Halt After Crash

Uber has temporarily halted its self-driving car testing after one of its vehicles was involved in a collision in Tempe, Arizona. The ride-hailing service has stopped all on-road testing in both Arizona and Pittsburgh, PA., where its Advanced Technologies… Read More

Technology News

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7 Ways Mobile Has Changed Our Lives Forever

Mobile has changed our lives forever but, at the same time, we’ve gotten so used to our devices and how we can use them that we may not have taken the time to notice just how much our lives have changed. Technology that would have been impossible or… Read More
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5 StartUp Hacks to Boost Employee Productivity

Here’s a quick stat: The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the average American spends 8.8 hours in the workplace. That’s a little more than the average seven hours an American sleeps at night. The point here is that we spend more time at work than… Read More
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U.S. Senate Votes to Let Internet Service Providers Share Customer Data

The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to repeal broadband privacy rules enacted last fall by the Federal Communications Commission. Sen. Jeff Flake, (R-Az.) introduced the Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to repeal the rules that would have… Read More

SEO News

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Why You Should Forget about Traditional Keyword Research

The vast majority of online marketing campaigns start with a keyword research. It is simply natural — to know how to sell your product, service or content, you need to know how people look for it. How have SEO and marketing specialists done it over… Read More
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Voice Search: The Next Evolution in SEO

“The future of SEO is here: understanding and marketing to specific and defined audiences through search engines.” – Adam Audette, senior vice-president of organic search at Merkle This statement may have been true at one time, but in today’s… Read More
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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

Social Media News

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Facebook Live Now Available for Desktop Users Worldwide

Facebook Live is now live to all users around the globe — even those on laptops and desktops. The popular platform, which officially launched more than a year ago to all mobile users, enables users to broadcast live before an audience. “While… Read More
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Instagram Finally Offering Two-Factor Authentication

Instagram is upping user security with the option of two-factor authentication. The security feature, which has already been adopted by many technology and social media companies, has been a long time in coming for the popular Facebook-owned photo-sharing… Read More
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LinkedIn Launches Trending Storylines for Better News Discovery

LinkedIn has found a new way to keep you on its site longer. The Microsoft-owned professional network has launched a new feature that displays curated news based on members’ interests and professions. Dubbed Trending Storylines, the interest-based… Read More

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Business & Marketing News

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5 Incredible Ways to Boost Web Traffic Through Print Marketing

  Let’s get a few things straight about the print versus digital marketing debate. First, print isn’t dead; if that was true, the debate would have ended when it died. Second, arguing over which method works better is nonsense. Digital… Read More
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5 Tips for Better Sales and Marketing Presentations

In my experience, presentations are the moment of truth when working in sales and marketing. It’s the time where reps get to have extremely in-depth conversations with their prospect to understand their needs further and, ideally, bring them closer… Read More
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Everything You Wanted To Know About Taxes in eCommerce (But Were Afraid To Ask)

Tax season is never a fun time for anyone. It’s especially nerve-wracking for eCommerce retailers, especially if it’s their first time dealing with the stress. As the old adage goes, the only things that are certain in life are death and taxes (and… Read More

Other News

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WikiLeaks’ Latest Data Dump Indicates CIA Was Hacking iPhones, Macs

WikiLeaks is at it again with another data dump, this time claiming the CIA has been hacking people’s iPhones since at least 2008, just one year after the Smartphone hit the market. The new release, dubbed Vault 7 ‘Dark Matter,’ also… Read More
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Verizon, AT&T Yank Advertising From YouTube

AT&T and Verizon are the latest major companies — and the first in the U.S. — to pull their advertising from Google’s YouTube platform over concerns of being linked to extremist video content. AT&T has said it will remove ads from the… Read More
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Apple Buys iOS Automation App Workflow

Apple has acquired award-winning iOS productivity app Workflow and is now offering it for free in its App Store. Although Apple never announces its acquisitions, the Cupertino tech firm today confirmed to Computerworld its acquisition of Workflow… Read More

PRESS RELEASES

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Daptly a Voice and Gesture Controlled Smart Display That Doubles as a Mirror

Personal assistants are seeing increased adoption in all demographics. According to the 2017 Accenture Digital Consumer Survey, 46 percent of U.S. consumers are using voice-enabled digital assistants, and 70 percent of people aged 18-34 are either already… Read More
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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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