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- Facebook Aims to Restrict Gun Sales With New Rules
Facebook is jumping into the gun rights debate by creating new clear policies regarding the gun sales on their social media platform. The aim is reportedly to stop what people say are rampant illegal gun sales.
- Twitter’s Vine Updates Rules on Explicit Sexual Content
Twitter is clamping down on graphic sexual activities and provocative nudity that people post on quick clip video app Vine, making it clear that explicit sexual content is unwanted.
- 'New' Facebook News Feed Redesign Now Rolling Out, 12 Months Later
Facebook has spruced up its Newsfeed redesign and started rolling it out, a year after it announced the makeover. Facebook announced its News Feed redesign exactly 12 months ago today, and is rolling out the updated look to a fraction of its users.
- It's BrightEdge vs. Searchmetrics in SEO Patent Case
Two leaders in the SEO software space, BrightEdge and Searchmetrics, could be duking it out in court soon over a complaint filed by BrightEdge over reported patent infringement by Searchmetrics. This case hits close to home for many in the industry.
- Take Your Sitelinks to the Next Level With Descriptions
Providing ads with more detail improves the overall user experience. Sitelinks help users get to exactly where they need to go, and are a great way to boost your average CTR. Here are some keys to success when implementing descriptive site links.
- Link Building Basics for International Search Engine Optimization
Link building for an international campaign means building on the foundation of domestic link building practices and considering how a non-domestic search engine might look at a link. Here are a few basic recommendations.
- Matt Cutts Shares 4 Ways Google Evaluates Paid Links
Paid links are an incredibly gray area. What exactly is a paid link? How can Google figure out what is paid and what isn't? Where does Google draw the line? Google's Matt Cutts dives into the topic of paid links in a new webmaster help video.
- New UserStats Tool Uses Social Proof to Grow Conversions
UserStats.com recently hit the scene with a new tool that offers free to paid subscriptions for increasing a websites conversion through “social proof,” allowing websites to display users' activity, downloads, visitors, purchases, and more.
- Xbox One System Update Adds Bing, New IE Search
As part of the update Microsoft added web results into the Xbox One search function. Using Bing as a back end, Xbox One allows users to perform simple, natural language voice searches using the Kinect microphone.
- Investing in Big Content Assets for Big Returns
Is one large piece of content a better investment than several smaller ones? Here's how one piece of content has delivered more than 47,000 unique visitors and continues to bring in more than 1,400 unique visits per month almost one year later.