Youth Prefer Instagram and Snapchat over Facebook
Some interesting facts have emerged from eMarkter's most recent mobile forecast regarding how the young are using social media sites. The most important finding is that younger social media users prefer Instagram and Snapchat over Facebook.
Facebook has 14.5 million users in the 12-17 year old demographic, but Snapchat has 15.8 million in the same age group. Instagram lags behind both with about 4.2 million users in this age group. However, among 18-24 year old users, Instagram has almost the same number as both Facebook and Snapchat with Instagram having 22.1 million, Snapchat 24.4 million, and Facebook coming in at 23.5 million. These statistics are for U.S. users of these social media sites only.
What is Classed as a 'Low Quality Page' in the Eyes of Google?
How Google Measures 'Quality'
Google offers a fair amount of guidance about the difference between low quality and high quality, and many of these points are fairly obvious. Some of the other points are quite fascinating though, so here's the lowdown...
Google Desires Original Content
Google wants to ensure that the value searchers get from the content they find is unique. This means unique in terms of the value that is offered, rather than the phrases or words on the page. Refer to Whiteboard Friday if you have any further questions about unique value.
Publishers claim that affiliates give them more revenue than any other type of advertising
A recent study indicates a prosperous future for affiliate advertising and social media promotion.
The advertising tech sector has been changing over the past few years. Lots of publishers have looked to other advertising methods to generate revenue.
Vendors are trying to find an alternative to display marketing, because the online content landscape has been impeded recently by advert blockers.
Viglink, the content monetizing portal, wanted to understand what vendors and publishers thought about affiliate advertising services, with regards to value, spend and sentiment.
It asked 100 vendors and 500 publishers that presently use affiliate advertising programs.
Following these five steps can help to ensure you create a successful blog:
1.) Know Your Audience
You should never run out of subjects to blog about if you choose a subject that can be expanded upon. Your audience will also grow and appreciate what you are writing if you come across as knowledgeable, do your research and target your blog to a specific audience.
2.) Engage Your Readers
To keep your readers interested for as long as possible, make sure you stay on topic, and use internal and external links so that your readers can get additional information from other sites.
Just over a month ago, WannaCry ransomware struck a massive blow that circled the globe. Now, as the dust has barely settled from its cyber attack, a new threat from Petya has appeared on the horizon.
Ransomware, a new criminal venture born in this century, invades and takes over computer systems. The owner/controller of a hijacked system is told they must pay the perpetrator, usually in bit coin, a type of digital currency, to regain control of their systems. Businesses and governments, who rely heavily on computerized systems today, are the usual targets of the crime.
It was originally thought that this was a phenomenon limited to the Ukraine, but incidents have been reported in other countries, including France, Spain, Russia, and India. The threat goes well beyond the borders of these countries as more and more of those in positions of power find they cannot access their computers.
Learn how I got hundreds of thousands of Facebook video views in 48 hours
I was thinking about strategies to increase traffic to my new blog site, BrutusReport.com. I'm not new to blogging, marketing, promotions, and E-commerce. At one time, i wrote blogs for an online marketing company. I have produced over 200 articles on different topics, such as wellness, home decorating, lifestyles, tips for city living, and beyond. It was a wonderful experience to research and write about different subjects. A well known Indian writer once said he didn't write about familiar topics, but those he wanted to learn more about (Chitthal).
Taking his advice to heart, I started creating written works to entertain and draw readers in. This leads to what I'm going to say about getting 150,000 views of my Facebook video in 48 hours. I have only five thousand followers on my Facebook page. And I didn't want to spend a dime on the video.
It can be a challenge to write a great blog post, even if you enjoy writing, what with all the other demands on your time. Ideally, you should not spend more than 15 minutes on writing your blog post, and if that sounds unrealistic, the following tips can help.
Write down ideas as they come to you. Most people have up to 80 ideas each day, and you should keep a notebook handy, or make notes on your phone's notepad and put ideas down as they occur to you. It means you aren't scrambling at the last minute trying to think of something.
Pointing out that it is more effective to show someone how something works or how to carry out a task, Quora video answers were introduced earlier this month.
Until the move, Quora users were only able to respond with embedded videos, natively hosted photographs or text. Now the new system allows the beta group users to record a video on Android or IOS for all other users to see.
Tommy MacWilliam, head of noble at Quora explained that the Quora video answers feature will allow users to vote favorably or negatively for a video answer, and the feature will help to share useful knowledge with the world.
From long, sentimental posts to black and white photographs from childhood... let's face it, when it comes to mothers, all of Facebook is incredibly "thankful" for all that mothers do each and every day to make our lives so much sweeter.
In addition to all those heartfelt sentiments that were shared last Sunday, to kick off Mother's Day weekend, the social site brought back the purple flower reaction which allowed you to respond to posts with a reaction of "thankfulness"... instead of a simple Like.
New Launch from Google -- Certification Program for Mobile Site Developers
Today, the new launch from Google includes a certification for mobile site developers. The exam for this program covers a number of important aspects, such as the basics of how to improve site speed for mobile users, mobile UX designs that are effective, and why mobile sites matter, as well as more advanced topics such as progressive web apps.
According to Google, passing the program is designed to show that you have achieved a demonstrated ability to effectively build and optimize quality websites; it also gives you a tool that can be used to promote yourself as a mobile site developer, accredited by Google.
Much of the content contained in the study guide is focused on site speed. Google notes that most visitors to a mobile site will leave if the site doesn't load in under 3 seconds, but, yet, average load times for mobile landing pages falls in the 22 second range (of course, visitors who leave before the site fully loads, aren't going to be clicking on Google ads either).