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Drive greater social media traffic by playing the right Twitter Cards!

The ever prominent presence of social media in online marketing presents a unique opportunity to open up new streams of internet traffic to ensure continued success. This reduces a reliance on Google-specific organic traffic, producing a more reliable and diverse online marketing plan.  Companies are continually trying to make the most of all the social media platforms available to them and you do not have to look far to see that those who do it well reaps the rewards. Therefore any market...
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April 2012 - SEO update

Local Search Listings Come Up Trumps According to a recent study conducted local search listings provide the most relevant search results irrespective of medium.   The study, conducted by comScore, entailed that local search listings now serve as an online business entity identities retrieving in important information such as website URL, reviews and photos.   Facebook's IPO Delayed Facebook’s planned initial public offering (IPO) has been pulled back following a serie...
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New Version of Twitter Launched

 The new version of Twitter was launched today, much to the excitement of social media geeks and addicts everywhere. However, as the process is a gradual roll-out, not everyone will be able to see the changes straight away, but according to Twitter these are the biggest changes they’ve made to the site since its launch way back in 2006. The changes to Twitter’s user interface are set to increase the amount of time social networkers spend on Twitter.com.  The changes to the...
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Google Boss Eric Schmidt Warns Against the Use of Social Media

 Google boss Eric Schmidt has announced a warning against the use of social media, and the consequences of society having so much data online. Now I don’t mean to be cynical but does anyone else smell irony in the air? The man who is behind the phenomenally large search giant is urging society to think about the consequences of having so much data online. Is this not coming from the man whose business thrives on the fact that there is this mass of online data? The more there is online...
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Facebook Changes its VAT Structure for its Advertising Clients

 The global social networking site Facebook has recently announced it has made a change to the VAT rate for those who advertise on the site. Unless you state your VAT registration number (including country prefix) prior to the purchase of the adverts you will be charged Irish VAT. Facebook states that if you are ‘purchasing adverts for a business purpose and your principal place of business is not in Ireland, Irish VAT will not be added to your purchasing costs’. However, it ...
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Social Media threatens Economic Recovery as Worker's Productivity Falls

  Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter are notoriously addictive, with some people admitting to spending at least an hour a day on the social media sites. According to a recent poll by myjobgroup.co.uk around 2million of the UK’s 34 million strong workforce spend a substantial amount of time on these sites every day whilst at work. This means that while they are squandering away their time by updating their statuses, looking at photos and tweeting they are not doing wh...
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