WordPress is an amazing publishing platform with an strong community that supports it. For the uninitiated, WordPress is an open source blogging platform which can also function as a content management system (CMS) / eCommerce site (personally I would not recommend you look at WordPress as an e-commerce solution), news site, and what not. When you Author informationSaijo GeorgeSaijo George works as an SEO Consultant offering SEO Services to various businesses in Melbourne. Helping Small Business and Enterprise Clients with their digital marketing strategy by formulating and implementing their SEO strategy. You can follow him on Google+TwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedInThe post SEO for WordPress Blogs: Getting the Basics Right appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Facebook officially announced new partnership agreements that will expand the relatively new Custom Audience targeting for ads within the social network’s space. The Custom Audience tool was launched last September as a way for businesses to target their existing customers with ads on Facebook. Yesterday, Facebook notified advertisers that businesses using Datalogix, Epsilon, Acxiom, and BlueKai Author informationMichelle Stinson RossSocial Media Consultant at Firestarter Social MediaMichelle is the co-host of the popular Social Media discussion group #SocialChat, blogger, and Social Media Advocate/Consultant +Michelle Stinson RossTwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedInThe post Facebook Inks New Partnerships for Better Ad Targeting appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
New York’s Museum of Modern Art will unveil for the first time its newly acquired video game collection on Friday, helping to feed a growing nostalgia for classic games and the arcades that once housed them. Fourteen games will be installed in the museum’s Philip Johnson Galleries including: Pac-Man (1980), Tetris (1984), Another World (1991), Myst (1993), SimCity 2000 (1994), vib-ribbon (1999), The Sims (2000), Katamari Damacy (2004), EVE Online (2003), Dwarf Fortress (2006), Portal (2007), flOw (2006), Passage (2008) and Canabalt (2009). Games were chosen according to a variety of criteria including visual quality, elegance of the code and design of playing behavior. Games, more than… Continue reading… More About: art, games, moma, museums, video games
Yesterday, Instagram Co-founder, Kevin Systrom, announced that the photo sharing app is now in the hands of 100 million active monthly users. The company has come a long way in a very short time. When Systrom and co-founder Mike Krieger started out with the idea, they were just two guys at rented desks in San Francisco. In Author informationMichelle Stinson RossSocial Media Consultant at Firestarter Social MediaMichelle is the co-host of the popular Social Media discussion group #SocialChat, blogger, and Social Media Advocate/Consultant +Michelle Stinson RossTwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedInThe post 100 Million Actively Use #Instagram Every Month appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Some people say there is no such thing as SEO-friendly URL structure. They claim that search engines are perfectly capable of making sense of any type of URL and pretty much any URL structure. In most cases, the people who say this are web developers (just so you know, I love Web devs). I’ve noticed Author informationAlesia KrushAlesia is an SEO and a digital marketer at Link-Assistant.Com, a major SEO software provider and the maker of SEO PowerSuite tools. Link-Assistant.Com is a group of SEO professionals with almost a decade of SEO experience. Based on their expertise, the company’s four-app SEO toolset was created, setting the industry’s benchmark for technology-driven Web promotion.TwitterGoogle+The post Five Steps to SEO-Friendly Site URL Structure appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Audrey Hepburn died in 1993, but she’s still making commercials. This latest ad, for UK chocolate brand Galaxy, takes footage from the film Roman Holiday and appropriates it for a storyline in which Hepburn, touring an Italian town via a tour bus, gets stuck in a traffic jam and sees a handsome stranger in a car. She leaves the bus and takes a ride. As they zoom off, she takes a bite of a Galaxy chocolate bar and leans back with a satisfied expression. According to The Independent, the ad went ahead after Hepburn’s sons agreed to the use of her image. Meanwhile, the technology appears to have taken a quantum leap since one of the earliest uses of posthumous celebrity images, the… Continue reading… More About: Advertising, Audrey Hepburn
Facebook and Google have been seen as separate online necessities for quite some time, but it seems as though both companies are beginning to close that gap. Facebook is becoming more search oriented with the announcement of the Facebook Graph (currently in Beta testing), and Google is becoming more socially oriented as Google+ begins to Author informationAmanda DiSilvestroAmanda DiSilvestro gives small business and entrepreneurs SEO advice ranging from keyword density to recovering from Panda and Penguin updates. She writes for HigherVisibility, a nationally recognized SEO consulting firm that offers online marketing services to a wide range of companies across the country. Connect with Higher Visibility on Google+ and Twitter to learn more!TwitterGoogle+LinkedInThe post Facebook’s Graph Search and Google+ for Social: Does One Have to Prevail? appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Social media has revolutionized the way we use the internet, and how we consume information. Consumers are no longer the silent majority, and media companies are no longer the gatekeepers of information. Small businesses can now engage in back-and-forth communication with consumers without traditional media as an intermediary, and this gives the modern eCommerce site Author informationPratik DholakiyaPratik Dholakiya is a Lead SEO Strategist at E2M Solutions, a company that specializes in advanced link building services. Pratik has studied recent Google algorithm changes (Panda & Penguin) very closely and performed insightful research to come up with a legitimate strategy that works in post panda/penguin era. You can contact him on twitter @DholakiyaPratik or by email.TwitterFacebookGoogle+The post 5 Social Media Marketing Strategies for eCommerce Websites in the Year Ahead appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
BARCELONA: Nokia has expanded its Lumia portfolio with the low-range, affordable Lumia 520 and the slightly more powerful Lumia 720. Starting at 139 euros ($184), the Lumia 520 is the company’s most affordable Windows Phone 8 smartphone to date. For the money, it brings a 4-inch WVGA (800×480 pixels) screen, a 1GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of storage memory (expandable via microSD cards) and a 5-megapixel camera. Nokia Lumia 520 is coming in Q1 2013 in Hong Kong and Vietnam, and it will be available in Q2 in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa. The device is also coming to the U.S. via T-Mobile. The other Lumia presented today, the 720, has a better spec she… Continue reading… More About: MWC, MWC2013, Nokia, Nokia Lumia 520, Nokia Lumia 720, windows phone
A web developer is claiming he was able to access personal Facebook profiles through a security hole. More About: Facebook, facebook privacy settings, Newsy, OAuth, Video