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Firefox adds Tracking Protection to make your Private Browsing sessions more private


Firefox is rolling out a new feature as part of a browser update available from today that it says will give users more control over the data they choose to share with third-parties online. With privacy a hot topic in tech and Firefox a long-time supporter of initiatives like ‘Do Not Track’, the organization is once again touting itself as the only player in town if you want secure browsing. “With the release of Tracking Protection in Firefox Private Browsing we are leading the industry by giving you control over the data that third parties receive from you online. No…

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SocialPro Is In 2 Weeks — Here’s What You Should Expect.

The last year in social media has been insanely busy for professional marketers all around the world. If you manage any aspect of social media marketing for your brand or your clients, you know how hard it can be to keep pace. If you’re currently stressing about how you’re going to pull your social...

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Facebook is fighting to become more like Twitter


Facebook is looking for new ways to get users to share more, rather than just consume content, in a push that seemingly puts it in more direct rivalry with Twitter. It’s a strange paradigm, but some studies have shown that Facebook has become a place to passively consume, rather than actively share your thoughts. As a result, it appears that Facebook wants to get you sharing more about the kind of topics people tend to tweet about. Statuses about TV shows, a new article you read, the latest movie you saw or what a celebrity just did — that’s what Facebook wants…

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44 Powerful Marketing Tools for Facebook Ads, Websites, CRM and More

I've used hundreds of tools during the lifetime of my business, but here are the 44 primary tools I use for Facebook ads, my website, CRM and more...
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Google Play Music will soon have podcasts


Android users will soon be able to download podcasts directly from Google Play. The company is getting ready to open a portal directly in Google Play Music. Currently, podcasters are able to upload to the Google Play hub, but none are available for playback just yet. Play Music users will reportedly be able to play podcasts in a few weeks’ time. Speaking to Re/Code, Google Play Music product manager Elias Roman said “Podcasts allow us to do everything for our users. It makes us a more complete concierge.” While not as direct an affront to third-party podcasting apps as Apple’s…

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6 Tips to Get Your Business Started on Social Media

Do you want to create a business presence on social media? Looking for tips to get started? Setting up a good foundation on social media can help you build visibility and connections for your business. In this article you’ll discover six tips to get your business started on social media. #1: Create Profiles on Multiple Social […]

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Difference between types of extensions

I'm a little bit confused between Call Out Extensions and Structured Snippets Extensions - seems very similar to me. Can someone elaborate on the difference? Structured Snippets Extensions are relatively newer.

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This postal code format is not recognized

Please help me. I'm from Philippines and our postal code is 1400 but it seems that its incorrect. I can't activate my adword account. because of that postal code.. I don't have a credit card. Can someone help me?

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The Android smartphone that promises you’ll never run out of storage is available to pre-order


Deleting photos, apps and other random downloads you’d forgotten about might be par for the course for smartphone owners (pretty much everyone, then) but Nextbit’s cloud-first ‘Robin’ device is now available to pre-order and promises that deleting your data to free up space is a thing of the past. The device had previously been available via Kickstarter for $299 (for anyone quick enough to snap up an Early Bird deal) but now costs $399 to pre-order, with delivery pencilled in to begin in February next year, so don’t go expecting one in time for Christmas. The handset ships with a modified…

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Top myths mobile startups tell themselves about user acquisition


So you’ve put in all the hard work. The long hours of development, testing, and planning your app’s launch are all behind you. Or maybe you’ve finally received seed funding or possibly just had a really successful Series A round. Congratulations! This is the time to start thinking about ramping up the growth of your startup. For most developers, that means one incredibly important task – user acquisition (UA). Despite how vitally important UA is, it’s remarkable how many incredibly smart developers leave this step till the very end – if at all. Some startups plan to just release their…

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Racist trolls have started the #BoycottStarWarsVII movement, fans everywhere are like ‘LOL K’


Today in SMH news, a group of racist Star Wars “fans” have started a #BoycottStarWarsVII movement on Twitter, citing that the new flick promotes “white genocide.” Go ahead, I’ll give you a second to try not throwing your smartphone, laptop or whatever you’re reading this article on out of the window. The group claims “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is “anti-white propaganda” as it is the first major Star Wars film to cast a black actor for a white role. These folks obviously haven’t heard of James Earl Jones, Billy Dee Williams or Samuel L. Jackson. SJWs complain about White artists “misappropriating” culture created by…

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7 Ways to Optimize Your WordPress Website

There are sound reasons why WordPress is the favored platform for DIY web development but some basic tweaks make it much better.
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Flickr for iOS now supports 3D Touch and Spotlight search


Flickr for iOS now takes full advantage of 3D Touch and Spotlight search. If you’ve got an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus, a forceful press on the app icon will let you upload a photo, search or jump right to notifications. While you’re in the Flickr app, 3D Touch allows you to preview thumbnail images, notifications and profiles. Flickr also utilizes 3D Touch to let you choose your best image. After you’ve activated 3D Touch, you can scroll side to side to navigate through the other images in that folder or section of your Camera Roll. With deep linking, Flickr…

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Ecommerce SEO Checklist: The Fundamentals and Best Practices to Rank Your Site

Getting your store to appear in organic searches on search engines such as Google or Bing is not as complicated as it may seem. Essentially, your goal when optimizing your site for search engines is to make it easy to crawl, show authority (with backlinks and content) and show relevance to the keywords you want to rank for.

One thing to keep in mind is that getting your website to appear in search results for very competitive searches is very difficult and can take some time. SEO is a long-term play when it comes to building and growing your business. If you are looking for quick wins, consider paid advertising.

However, if you’re prepared to put in a little time to build your site and be patient with the results, SEO can pay off tremendously. Organic traffic is free and MarketingCharts found that 39% of their merchants customers came from search.

This checklist is going to cover as much of the foundation as possible. If you go through each checklist and work to ensure you have each point covered, you’ll be in a terrific position to have success in growing your search traffic.

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How to design interactive ADS with Google Web Designer

One of the challenges I face working with different companies on their Adwords campaigns has been creative. For most advertisers, AD creatives are always found wanting for better CTR, customer engagement and ROI. The need for fresh and engaging ads for a successful campaign is crucial in Display marketing and yet for most advertisers that is not the case. ADS are either very static and carry same messages across different customer journeys or the design is not captivating enough. read more

Check out my new AD i designed and created as one of the ways I am teaching myself how to use Google Web Designer for Adwords and Double Click.

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The Anatomy of the Perfect Profile Photo For Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & More [Infographic]

If a picture really does "speak 1,000 words," then what does your profile photo say about you?

Before you go uploading any old photo online to serve as a representation of yourself, it's important that you put some thought into the selection process.

Sure, you might want to show off your awesome tan from the cruise you just went on, but is that shot of you sporting sunglasses with an umbrella drink in hand really the best option?

To help steer you in the right direction, check out the following infographic from the folks at PhotoFeeler. After getting their users to rate 800 photos on scales of competence, likeability, and influence, they're sharing some interesting data to support what works (and what doesn't) when it comes to profile photos.

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Offer product placments for download to a device in an app.

After implementing remarketing, it seems that a natural evolution of the services provided would be that google might offer a service that will draw product listings from merchant center along with logo and store informaiton to auto create an app that could be downloaded to a device, that in turn would offer push notifications, repeat orders and special loyalty memberships. How far away are we from this? Because I have teams approaching me that want build me an app. I am just thinking that like the folks who approached me last year about remarketing, that soon this service will be best served through the adwords and merchant center vortex.

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Callout extensions account level vs campaign level

Hello Guys,

If I have 4 Callout extensions on the account level and one more on the campaign level - which of them will appear in the ad? Is it will be the one in the campaign level or combination of both levels?

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anyone want to sell my stuff in your country I am from Indonesia

anyone want to sell my stuff in your country I am from Indonesia
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Daily Budget?

When selecting my daily budget is there anyway i can just like stop my campaign when i become satisfied then like start a new campaign later on down the road?

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Win an incredible round-the-world trip worth $4,000 and meet Tim Ferriss!


The ultimate adventure awaits in the Tim Ferriss Round-the-World Giveaway! We’re sending one insanely lucky winner around the world on an international adventure of your own choosing, mapping out a globe-trotting trek of unforgettable excitement. As if that weren’t enough of a dream come true, we’ll also set you up with a rare one-on-one session with star of The Tim Ferriss Experiment, and author of #1 New York Times Bestseller The 4-Hour Workweek, Tim Ferriss himself. If you’ve always wanted to go cliff diving in Costa Rica, horseback riding in New Zealand, grape-crushing in Tuscany or look out from Victoria…

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GoDaddy makes slow, purposeful grind towards diversity


I’ve spoken a fair amount with GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving regarding diversity at his company — as well as the perpetual rehabilitation the brand is undergoing as a positive place for female professionals to not only work, but also thrive. So it’s no surprise to me that Irving called me to discuss the company’s latest diversity report, released last week, from the Grace Hopper Conference. The event, designed by and for women in technical roles, is a big event on Irving’s calendar: in addition to speaking, the company is also a sponsor. The centerpiece of this year’s report is a…

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The 17 Best College Instagram Accounts (And Why They're So Darn Good)

It's no question social media is an important part of most college students' lives. But of all the social networking sites out there, Instagram is the one college students use the most, according to a 2015 Pew Research Center survey.

In fact, 53% of adults ages 18–29 years old say they use Instagram every single day.

That's why many brands whose target audience includes young adults have taken to Instagram. After all, when it comes to choosing which social platforms to spend time and resources on, it's a best practice to go where your target audience goes.

Fortunately, the social media folks at colleges and universities worldwide have taken note. We were excited to see many of them posting awesome Instagram content -- shots of campus buildings, live-action photos of sports games, colorful graphics promoting school-sponsored campaigns -- on a regular basis.

While there were many colleges and universities doing well on Instagram, here are 17 of the best ones we saw. (And if you're feeling inspired, read this blog post for a list of the 11 best photo and video editing apps for mobile.)

17 of the Best College Instagram Accounts 1) Colorado State University

When it comes to posting a diversity of Instagram content, Colorado State University covered it all -- and everything came out beautifully. We had a hard time choosing from the multitude of adorable pictures of their mascot CAM the Ram, which included playful captions such as "Our mascot is cuter than your mascot." They also did a great job with campaign graphics, like the ones below on ending hazing and promoting their sweepstakes, the grand prize of which was a trip to Cancun.

2) Dartmouth College

Located in scenic Hanover, New Hampshire, Dartmouth's campus has a lot to work with -- and their social media team doesn't sell it short. Their Instagram account is chock full of breathtaking, high-definition pictures of their campus in every season and at every time of day. We love the drone shots they used to show their campus from a new perspective.

3) Liberty University

Liberty University's Instagram is a great mix of beautiful campus shots and photos of students, staff, guest speakers, and other members of the Liberty community. When it comes to posting photos of people, they don't rely on generic group pictures of people hanging out around campus. Instead, they post photos of people that appeal to followers who don't know the person or people in the photo, like the one with the championship ring below that can ignite school spirit in any student or alum. Check out how they brand each photo with their logo for anyone who might regram.

4) University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge in England has mastered the art of photo editing. Most of their Instagram photos are landscape photos of areas around their campus, but check out how they've edited them to intensify the colors and bring out the details in each photo. We also love how they frame their photos, like the building through the archway and the quad through the window below. You might see certain buildings or areas every day, but when you're taking photos, think about the unique and interesting ways you can photograph them.

5) Arizona State University

Arizona State University lets its school pride shine through its Instagram account, which features a lot of content related to their sports teams. They do a great job of creating cool graphics for game day announcements, and we love that they include all the relevant information both as text in the graphic and in the caption. That way, anyone who wants to regram doesn't have to copy the caption, too.

6) Adolfo Ibáñez University

Adolfo Ibáñez University is located just beside the beautiful Andes Mountains in Chile, giving them a lot of great scenery to work with for campus and city shots. They do a great job of capturing the closeness of the mountains to the school in photos like the regram in the one below. We love how the social media team there credits regrams not only in the caption, but also in the photo itself using the Repost & Regram App. They also use their Instagram account to highlight cool student projects, like the bicycle below that won some of their students a top entrepreneurial prize. They could've chosen to post a photo of the bike in the lab or on display, but instead, they chose to post a particularly cool photo of it outside and at night, probably borrowed from the students themselves. This version of the photo

6) West Virginia University

Here's another example of a college Instagram account that publishes cool, new perspectives of their campus. We love the theme of their logo in front of a blurred background, like the keychain and the branded leaf below. Alongside gorgeous, high-definition photos of all different parts of campus and student life, they have a few epic shots sprinkled in -- like the one on the bottom right of a student who climbed a mountain with a WVU flag. #casual.

7) The University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield's photos boast a high level of sophistication we should all aspire to achieve. In addition to playing with perspective and color, they also play with angles and lines in a lot of their photos. Take a look at the photo on the top left: It features two buildings, one old and one new, but it takes a second to see the new one because of its reflective glass exterior. The photo at the top right is a cool bird's eye view of students studying for exams, and it features a lot of lines and rectangles of different shapes and sizes. We were also big fans of the colorful graphics they post, like the "Good Luck" graphic on the bottom left.

8) American University of Beirut

AUB does a lot of things well on Instagram, but what we liked in particular was what they've been doing with their 150th birthday celebration for the school. To celebrate its history, they've interspersed more typical posts with old photos taken in black-and-white, which they've marked with "AUB/LIBRARY ARCHIVES" right on the photo to indicate that it was taken from their archives. In the captions of each of these photos, they encourage students to send a modern version of the exact same photo by posting it with the hashtag #myaubstory or sending it to a specific email address they set up for the campaign. In addition to this cool campaign, they periodically post beautiful graphics to wish students well for the holidays, like the graphic below for the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha.

9) University of Nottingham

Go to University of Nottingham's Instagram account and you'll scroll through an impressive display of beautiful campus photos. We love the creativity and variety in these shots: Note how they play with light, shadows, and color so that no two shots of the same building look too similar. We also love how they post photos that highlight their school's and city's histories. For example, the photo of the inn below is accompanied by a bit of trivia in the caption: "Did you know that Nottingham is home to the oldest pub in England?"

10) University of Rochester

The University of Rochester lets its personality shine through its Instagram photos. The photo of the empty campus square at bottom left, which "quotes" the square, was part of a three-part photo series during the school's winter break that showed how much the school was missing all its students. The folks here also have an ongoing mascot photo campaign, where they have students snap pictures with their mascot all over the country, which they then share with the whole community.

11) Texas Tech University

Texas Tech does a lot of really great stuff with their Instagram account, but what really makes them stand out is their videos and their seasonal content. They post a lot of short, simple videos that inspire a lot of Likes -- from their football team running onto the field before a game to the Texas Tech NASCAR racing on the track. Their seasonal content is top-notch too. Check out the playful, Texas Tech-themed conversation hearts they posted for Valentine's Day and the pumpkins carved for Halloween, both below.

12) University of New South Wales

UNSW does a great job mixing beautifully framed, artistic photos and more real-time ones, like the photo of their rugby team below that they regrammed from @unigames. They also do a great job creating informative graphics, like the simple one below accompanied by the caption, "5 days until UNSW Open Day! Tag your Open Day photos with #unswopenday and we'll print them for you at our Open Day photo booth!" This is a perfect campaign for college kids, who love to put photos up on their dorm room walls. (Want to create a graphic using icons, like UNSW did in the one below? Check out our list of 135 royalty-free icons here.)

13) Boston University

Boston University does a great job of adding humor to their plethora of high-end photos of campus and student life. We love photos like the "Hire Me" graduation photo below, which is worthy of a regram regardless of whether or not you know the graduates in the photo. We also love that they promote the best content from #AwkwardBU Twitter campaign on Instagram alongside relevant photos.

14) University of Barcelona

The buildings at the University of Barcelona are gorgeous, both inside and out, and Instagram is the perfect platform for their social media team to showcase all that great design and architecture. Their strength lies in the variety of these photos: Even if the photo is taken of the same, say, hallway -- as in two of the photos below -- they were taken at a completely different angle and at different times of day with different light. These folks also create fun, lighthearted graphics to promote some of their events, like they did with the "Vespres UB" event below. Notice, too, how some of their photos are branded with the "Universitat de Barcelona" logo -- a nice touch for anything that might be regrammed.

15) Georgetown University

While Georgetown's Instagram account includes plenty of high-definition photos, we love that a lot of their photos have the look and feel of well-framed photos taken from an iPhone. This could be because they, like many other colleges on this list, post a lot of photos submitted to them by members of their community. We also love that they post in real time and in a chronological manner, making their feed read kind of like a photo journal of a specific time. The #HomeSweetHilltop collage below, posted over Homecoming Weekend, is a great example of a timely photo. Another example is a photo of the Pope in Georgetown during his visit.

16) Penn State University

Alongside beautiful, high-end photos of campus and student life (are you seeing a theme here?), one of our favorite themes in Penn State's Instagram photos are their "love stories." These are photos of couples that met at Penn State, whether it's one alum proposing to another (as in the photo at bottom right) or kissing at graduation after starting to date during freshman orientation. These photos are accompanied by each couple's brief backstory, and always inspire a lot of well-deserved Likes and "aww"'s.

17) Australia National University

Australia National University nails the whole "breathtaking landscape photo" thing. Every single time. Their Instagram feed is an inspiring collection of photos of campus, student performances, and even detailed, up-close photos of animals found in the area. The common theme? Beautiful uses of light and shadow and reflections, as you can see in the photos below.

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