Alt-social network Gab booted from Google Play Store for hate speech

 Gab, the conservative social network that has acted as a haven for people banned from the usual platforms, has been removed from the Google Play Store for violating the company’s hate speech policy, the company announced on Twitter. Apple removed it from the App Store in June for similar reasons. Read More Social – TechCrunch

Learn how to Become a Better Storyteller with Insights from GoDaddy’s Shawn Pfunder

Storytelling is a buzzword that has made it’s way around the marketing block several times. And as GoDaddy’s Editor in Chief, Shawn Pfunder, shared, storytelling continues to be relevant because our brains are insatiable for stories. Through stories of his own ranging from Christian Slater impersonations to a death-defying Grandfather, Shawn showed attendees at Digital […]

5 Tips to Help Show ROI from Local SEO

Posted by JoyHawkins Earlier this year, when I was first writing my advanced local SEO training, I reached out to some users who work for local SEO agencies and asked them what they’d like more training on. The biggest topic I got as a result was related to tracking and reporting value to small business […]

Discord steals gamers from Skype with video chat and screensharing

 Discord wants to destroy its biggest, best-funded competitor in the battle to be the communications layer for gaming. It wants to be the home for gamer clans strategizing and trash-talking with each other. After out-gunning its gaming-specific competitors like TeamSpeak, Mumble and Ventrilo with a secret million fundraise earlier this year, Discord is setting its […]

MojiLaLa, the sticker marketplace, lands $1.5M seed round from Great Oaks, betaworks

 The launch of iOS 10 and its iMessage Store has launched emojis and stickers into mainstream communication. In fact, 6 billion emoticons are sent every day. And a new startup called MojiLaLa is looking to capitalize, both figuratively and literally. MojiLaLa is a marketplace that lets artists submit their sticker packs to the iOS store […]

This app quickly mutes 100 crowdsourced topics from your Twitter timeline

 If you’re sick of politics, sport and general world news then you’re probably best off avoiding social media altogether. But if you want to have your cake and eat it, there is another option to prevent unwanted items filling up your precious timeline on Twitter. Try Mute, a way to quickly mute 100 words from Twitter as chosen […]

Facebook says it’s removing accidental clicks from its ad network

 Advertisers on Facebook’s Audience Network will no longer have to worry that they’re paying for users who accidentally clicked on their ads. I’m betting we’ve all had moments where we were scrolling or swiping or clicking through a website/mobile app and we ended up clicking on an ad without really meaning to. (Those moments probably […]

Learn from the Best: an Interview with Content Marketing Rock Star Andy Crestodina

I first had the pleasure of working with Andy on a Kissmetrics blog post five years ago. A few months after his post was published, I looked at our traffic in Google Analytics and said: Whatever Andy touches becomes magic. The electric sparks that shoot off his finger tips as he types turn into thousands […]

11 Lessons Learned from Failed Link Building Campaigns

Posted by kerryjones We’ve created more than 800 content campaigns at Fractl over the years, and we’d be lying if we told you every single one was a hit. The Internet is a finicky place. You can’t predict with 100% accuracy if your content will perform well. Sometimes what we think is going to do […]

Facebook tests ‘going live’ from Facebook Camera, Live Stories like Instagram

 Facebook is testing a new way to “go live” on its social network – an option that was previously available by pressing the “Live” button on the Status update box. Now, for some users, the ability to “go live” – meaning start a live video broadcast – is appearing right within the Facebook Camera screen, […]