Despite having the world's largest population and the second-largest
economy, social media in China hasn't taken off as quickly as it has in
other developed countries.
Part of that has to do with the Chinese government. Although it may not
be as strict as it once was in terms of censoring the content it allows
its citizens to view online, it still is far more restrictive than most
European countries or the US. The Chinese government continues to be
serious about cracking down on dissent Read more [...]
It's no secret that most people today use their mobile devices to search
for the products and services they want. Recommendations from their
social media contacts are important, but even more influential are the
reviews that accompany product descriptions on Amazon, Yelp!, eBay and
other popular sites.
How important are reviews in the online decision making process? One
recent poll found that a whopping 85% of people said they were
influenced one way or another by an online review before Read more [...]
As you probably heard by now, the Federal Communications Commission
recently approved new rules based on the principles of "net neutrality"
that essentially finally put some sort of regulations over Internet
usage. Some are calling it the "Equal Opportunity Act" for Internet
speeds and access to websites.
But is this ultimately good or bad for the typical Internet user?
First of All, What Is Net Neutrality?
People banter the term "net neutrality" around like they understand what
it Read more [...]
When Google launched its' Penguin and Panda updates to its search engine
algorithm, it became pretty obvious that the gig was up when it came to
using backlinks to improve an individual web page's site ranking. For
years, black hat IMers had been packing their pages with inorganic
backlines because - up until the updates, anyway - having tons of
backlinks in general could land you on the front page for your keywords.
And if you included links from authoritative sites - such as About.com
or Read more [...]
Creating new content is critical to the success of your web pages, but
let's face it: It's also a pain in the but*t.
It often seems like you've already said everything you want to say about
your blog or website's subject matter. Yet if you don't provide a
constant stream of fresh, engaging content, you risk alienating your
regular visitors and you could stop attracting new fans.
'Refresh' Your Pages with Engaging Content
Here's some easy ways to keep your blog or website engaging and
interesting Read more [...]