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Introducing Weibo, the ‘Twitter’ of China

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Despite having the world’s largest population and the second-largest economy, social media in China hasn’t taken off as quickly as it has in other developed countries. Part of that has to do with the Chinese government. Although it may not be as strict as it once was in terms of censoring the content it allows…

How Important Are Reviews to Conversion?

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It’s no secret that most people today use their mobile devices to search for the products and services they want. Recommendations from their social media contacts are important, but even more influential are the reviews that accompany product descriptions on Amazon, Yelp!, eBay and other popular sites. How important are reviews in the online decision…

Security Breach Identified for Users of Popular WordPress Plugin and Theme

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If you used WordPress to set up and maintain your website and you downloaded the JetPack plugin or the TwentyFifteen theme, you could be vulnerable to a newly-identified cyberattack. According to the web security website Sucuri, any WordPress plugin or theme that uses the popular genericons package could be at risk of a DOM-based Cross-Site…

Google Announces Cancellation of Its PageSpeed Service

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If you currently are using Google’s free PageSpeed Service to speed up your web pages, you should probably start looking for another service now. That’s because Google recently announced that it is cancelling its PageSpeed service, effective in August. Google’s PageSpeed Service, which was first launched in 2010, uses tools to analyze and optimize websites…

Is Apple Considering Dropping Google as their Default Search Engine?

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It’s no secret that the folks over at Apple have always been a little jealous of Google’s dominance as the Internet’s top search engine. But the iCompany has been bogged down with too many product launches and keeping the company strong in the wake of Steve Jobs’ death to do anything about it. Until now……

Cool New Android Apps to Check Out on Google Play?

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I don’t know about you, but I download a lot of apps – mostly free but some are paid. Periodically, I have to go through and clean out my iPad and other devices because I have so many apps it’s sometimes hard for me to navigate through them all. Plus, they slow down my mobile…

The Internet Marketer’s Google Penalty Recovery Plan

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If your site has been hit with a Google penalty, the loss in traffic and revenue can be absolutely devastating. Some marketers might well choose to scrap their site and start all over again (which isn’t a bad idea if your site isn’t a monster), but for others who have a good flow of traffic…

Why are People Leaving Websites?

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Have you ever wondered what the most popular reasons are that people leave websites? Recently, Kissmetrics put out some very interesting data and numbers that should help every marketer out there understand their viewer behavior just a little bit better. Poor Navigation and Layout If your website is poorly designed and difficult to navigate, people…

Is It 2011 All Over Again with Newest Google Update?

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Many Internet marketers remember February 2011 very clearly. It was when Google rolled out its Panda update, which instantly changed the way websites were ranked by the Internet search engine giant’s algorithm. Will Googles latest update – that rolled out starting on April 21 – cause the same amount of angst and teeth-gnashing? Possibly.  …

Are Your Marketing Tools Helping You Reach the Right People?

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Marketing is all about reaching the right people at the right time. Unfortunately that can turn into a guessing game if you don’t have the right tools. The marketing tools that we use are essential to our success so if you’ve just been “winging it” or going on intuition, you’re only selling yourself short. Use…