Monthly Archives: November 2013

Pinterest Etiquette

If you love social networks and all the interaction these bring, you are probably aware already that Facebook, Google Plus, Tumblr, Twitter and all the others have some written and unwritten rules that you and others need to respect to ensure things work smoothly for all your online relationships.

The same is the case with Pinterest, one of the newer social networks that has gained much momentum over the past few years and proving perhaps that  a picture is worth a thousand words, manners are important even when it come to a social network based on images.

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2 new features from YouTube

All Internet moguls seem very keen on improving their designs/features and YouTube is no exception here. Next, we will explain the two most recent changes adopted by YouTube: the “Feather” version and the Google+ integration in the comments area.

1. YouTube Feather Beta

Judging by the number of comments and the social buzz, there are a lot of “engaged” YouTube user. However, there still is that other niche that needs just the video content and nothing else the website or its other users have to offer. So far, the latter have been using browser plugins or other tricks to hide all the amount of unnecessary information on the website.

“Feather” is an official YouTube project that offers exactly that. Continue reading

Does a large number of pages mean higher rankings in Google?

This question was asked numerous times and answered by SEO experts everywhere. Now, the answer comes directly from Google. In his last video, Matt Cutts, head of the Google Webspam Team, explains that a large number of pages can open up multiple opportunities, but it’s not sufficient for better organic results.

“I wouldn’t assume that just because you have a large number of indexed pages that you automatically get a high-ranking. That’s not the case.”, Cutts said. Continue reading

Google+ offers vanity URLs for everyone

Google’s social network still has a long way to go before reaching the success of its competitors. Although it looks really good and has some interesting features, users are not flocking to change from what they are familiar with and what they’ve been using for years. Besides not offering much innovation at this point, G+ still has some catching up to do in terms of usability and features.

When compared to other social networks, one of the disadvantages Google+ had, was the lack of vanity URLs. Until now, the criteria by which the pages were declared eligible were very strict. A couple of days ago though, Google announced what users have been waiting for, for quite some time: Free vanity URLs for everyone. Well, not really anyone, but the minimum requirements are fairly decent: Continue reading