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Weekly Marketing Skinny • February 15, 2014

Posted on the 15 February 2014 by Ana Hoffman @AnaTrafficCafe
Weekly Marketing Skinny • February 15, 2014

Don’t have the time to read all the marketing news, blog posts, announcements, and other content related to SEO/social media/online marketing published each week?

I’ve got you covered.

I sift through trillions (well, hundreds) of online publications to stay on top of marketing news that might affect your online business.

By the way, here’s what you can do with each piece of news:

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Let’s start with the news from Traffic Generation Café.


seo link building is dead

SEO Is Dead. Link Building Is Dead. Your Pony Is Dead.

Link building is dead.

SEO is on its last leg.

The tricks to beat and spam Google no longer work as well (dang!). has dropped “SEO” and turned into

SEO agencies are bound to start closing their doors any day now.

Unless, that is, they are hired by the same clients they’ve built bad links for to remove those links.

Wait a minute… What happened to the pony again?

bad blog name don'ts

Top 10 Domain Name Suggestion Tools: Find a Good Blog Name with Ease

Have you ever spent hours trying to come up with a catchy website name and THEN to find a good domain name to go with it?

With more then 46 Million active .com domain names registered, it’s harder and harder to find a creative blog name that matches your product, service, or website concept that is not already taken.

I came up with the list of 10 domain name suggestion tools to help you to get that creativity flowing.


Google’s Matt Cutts: His Longest Video Yet

Google Goes After Sites “Top Heavy” With Ads

Matt Cutts: Poor Grammar In Comments

Google, Bing, Amazon, and YouTube Keyword Suggestion Tool

No Budget for SMX West? Free Expo+ Pass

The Donkey Cutts SEO Game: Avoid Panda & Penguins

By the way, you should share this post right now before you forget – much appreciated!

Social Media

Facebook Wants Teens Back

Facebook Call-to-Action Buttons

Block Facebook From Autoplaying Videos

Tools and Tips to Help Marketers with Instagram

Twitter Aspires to Be Facebook

YouTube Has New Views Policy

Flickr Turns 10

WOW: You can now pay for your airline tickets via social media?

On a Side Note…

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Marketing This & That

Gmail can now tell senders when a recipient opens an email

Everything You Need to Know About Bitcoin in 2 Minutes

Why Conan O’Brien Turned Down The Microsoft CEO Job

Google Will Take Over NASA’s Hangar One

BEST Valentine’s Cards Inspired by the Inspiring

House of Cards is back on Netflix

Thank You

To all of you who mentioned Traffic Generation Café in any share or form in the past week, my whole-hearted THANK YOU.

Traffic Generation Café would NOT be what it is today without you.

Here are just some of the mentions I came across in the past week:

How To Find Great Available Domain NamesFrancisco Perez at

Best WordPress Plugins: 40 Experts Share Their Favorite WordPress PluginsDevesh Sharma at

Ask the Experts: The Women In SEO Speak Up about Getting SEO HelpAmanda DiSilvestro at

Why Use Social Media Signals and How They Impact Search Engine Ranking – Theodore Nwangene at

Tools: What Every SEO Practitioner Needs – Jim Rudnick at

The Weekly Measure: Top Internet Marketing News, Tools, & Events-February 14, 2014Brooke Brown at

The Truth about Web Traffic #myblogguest – Ann Smarty at

Warning: Sharing That Image Could Get You Banned or BlacklistedDustin Stout at

Page Layout Algorithm, New Klout, Suck At Marketing, Rich Snippets, SpeedlinkFrancisco Perez at

Have I missed your mention? Let me know in the comments!

Want to see your name here? Mention Traffic Generation Café in your next blog post!

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