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Is Facebook Down Again? Yes, For Some People

Are you having problems getting into Facebook today? It’s not just you. At about noon Eastern people started complaining about Facebook access issues on Twitter:

Like last week’s outage it’s not hitting everyone.
We’ve reached out to Facebook and will update if we get a response.




via Marketing Land

Ten Timely Tips for Terrific Title Tags

Much may have changed through the years in SEO, however the importance of the title tag can't be overstressed. Here's how to create title tags that state who you are, what you do, why anyone should bother to click, and why Google should care.



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IMGlance.com: Think Of It Like A Techmeme For Internet Marketing News

If you’ve been in the internet marketing space for some time, you’ve surely come across a few news curation websites. And I’m going to introduce you to the newest one in just a moment.
Our own such site, Sphinn, thrived (and survived) for four years with a combination of news curation and forum discussion. (Today, we do news curation via our Marketing Day and SearchCap newsletters.) Inbound.org has been going for a little more than two years now. Threadwatch re-launched in early 2013 after being closed for about five years. Others have come and gone, as well.
The latest website to try internet marketing news curation just launched a week ago: IMGlance.com.
It’s the work of Matthias Klappenbach, a Seattle-based programmer and eBay product manager who had already built an aggregator for German law blogs. He says he developed IMGlance because of personal need.
“Earlier this year I took over eBay’s paid initiatives in social,” he told me via email, “in addition to my work as their affiliate p…

How An Indian Bluehost Affiliate Can Fill Out Affiliate Tax form

When we are earning online, we have to take care of all our taxes for all our online earning. Along with paying service tax and income tax on our earning, at times we need to fill out the form offered by affiliate programs to be eligible for the payment. If you are one of those newbie affiliate marketers who have joined Hostgator affiliate program or Bluehost affiliate program, you must have encountered issue with filling [...]
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Facebook Again Explains Why Organic Page Reach Is Falling, But Will That Satisfy Marketers?

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Marketers are frustrated by plunging organic reach on Facebook Pages. Pages formerly accustomed to percentage per fan reach in the mid-teens are seeing low single digits.
Facebook gets it. So today Brian Boland, Facebook’s vice president of ads product marketing, posted a detailed explanation of why reach is falling and why marketers, businesses and other social publishers shouldn’t give up on the platform. Facebook has tried to explain before, but Boland’s FAQ post is the most complete rundown the company has offered. You can read it in full here, but we’ll address some of the more interesting answers below.
Why Is Reach Falling?
Much of Boland’s explanation is a rehash of previous details that will be familiar to anyone following the issue closely. It’s tougher to reach Facebook users for free because there’s more competition in the News Feed. There are more people on Facebook, sharing more with surge in use of mobile devices. They have more friends…

WordPress.com To Start Serving Pages Over SSL As Anti-Surveillance Measure

Automattic, the company that created and owns the WordPress publishing platform, is joining the battle against government surveillance.
The company announced today that it’ll begin serving pages on all of its WordPress.com subdomains only over SSL by the end of 2014.
Paul Sieminski, Automattic’s General Counsel, explained the move this way:
In the face of intrusive surveillance, we believe that everyone in the tech community needs to stand up and do what they can, starting with their own sites and platforms. For us, that means working to secure the connection between users and our websites. We’ll be serving all *.wordpress.com subdomains only over SSL by the end of the year.



If we’ve learned anything over the past year, it’s that encryption, when done correctly, works. If we properly encrypt our sites and devices, we can make mass surveillance much more difficult.

The announcement is timed to coincide with Reset the Net, today’s campaign that involves dozens of tech companies (and others) …