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Weekly Marketing Skinny • February 27, 2016

Posted on the 27 February 2016 by Ana Hoffman @AnaTrafficCafe

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.

And I package them neatly in bite-sized chunks in my Weekly Marketing Skinnies right here at Traffic Generation Café every Saturday morning.

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It’s been a couple of weeks since I published the last Skinny (there just wasn’t much news per week), so this will be a fat one.

Now grab your cup of coffee and let’s catch up on the marketing news that matter to your business.


AMP results are live in Google search results.

Google desktop search results change: no sidebar ads, 4 ads at the top. So what?

Social Media

Facebook Reactions go live globally.

Facebook live video-streaming comes to Android in the U.S., opens on iOS to more than 30 countries.

More Facebook: Facebook users can now invite non-Facebook users to events via email addresses or Messenger.

Facebook launched a birthday video cam feature, allowing users to record 15-second birthday videos for their friends.

Even more Facebook: Facebook launched redesigned video metrics interface in Page Insights.

Facebook’s Instant Articles will be rolled out to all publishers starting April 12.

All Facebook Pages can now reply to comments with private messages.

Before posting your next Facebook update, avoid the most annoying Facebook posts in your State.

Twitter’s new (partially) algorithmic timeline is here.

Twitter rolls out native GIF support.

Twitter now lets you record and share videos in Direct Messages.

YouTube now lets you blur out anything in a video.

No, Google hasn’t abandoned Google+. In fact, far from abandoning it, they are in the process of totally repurposing the network, and putting some very interesting resources into it. (useful G+ resource: How to Use [the New] Google+: Tutorial)

Pinterest has launched rich data within movie and recipe pins.

Meet Being for iPhone – an app that lets you experience Instagram through someone else’s eyes.

Instagram is launching video view counts.

Instagram now supports multiple accounts for some iOS and Android users.

Which photo filter is the most popular on Instagram? Find out here.

New Blab feature: this yellow button lets you share last 30s of a blab.

Over the next few weeks Twitch will be rolling out Chat Replay.

Meet Air on iOS, the ‘world’s first’ social media keyboard.

SumAll, the social media analytics dashboard, is ditching free accounts.

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Marketing This & That

Windows 10 now shows ads on LockScreen – here’s how to turn it OFF.

Google Docs now lets you edit and format text using your voice.

Google launches rich text formatting and instant RSVP in Gmail on Android.

Gmailify from Google connects Yahoo! Mail or Hotmail/Outlook email accounts to the Gmail interface.

Skype starts to roll out free group video calling on iOS and Android.

Google is shutting down Picasa on May 1, 2016.

Free Book “How to Write Copy That Sells”

Ray Edwards is giving away free copies of his new book, “How to Write Copy That Sells.”

This is a book full of copy, fill in the blanks templates, and checklists.

And you have Ray’s full permission to use it all as your own. To sell more of your stuff.

Click here for the details.

Ray has written copy for Tony Robbins, Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Jeff Walker, and many more. He has helped sell an estimated $200 million (or more).

And now he has put his copywriting system into a book.

With checklists.

And templates.

For a limited time, Ray will send you a copy of the book for free – you just pay the shipping & handling ($7).

Click this link to claim your free copy before they’re all gone.

Thank You

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

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

And I am not the only one who thinks that, by the way.

Take a look at the comment Kurt Frankenberg of (one of my favorite blogs, by the way) left on a recent Weekly Marketing Skinny:

Weekly Marketing News: what readers think

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

How To Sell A Business For Seven Figures – Jan 2016 Update – Tom Hunt at

The Ultimate List Of Resources For The Serious Blogger Or Website Owner – Steven J Wilson at

5 Ways to Sharpen Your Headline Writing Skills – Ileane Smith at

How to Get the Best Out of Influencer Marketing [Infographic] – Cent Muruganandam at

Why You Need a Social Media Megaphone – Sue-Ann Bubacz at

When Blogging Actively For an Entire Year Never Brings You Any Money with Ana Hoffman – James Richman at

Savvy Content Promotion Strategies & Techniques Used by the Pros – Laura Crest at

10 Smart Ways For Generating High Quality Leads For Your Business – Yatin Khulbe at

110 Top Bloggers And Entrepreneurs Share Their Most Successful Social Media Action – Minuca Elena at

The Definitive Guide to E-Commerce Content Marketing – Tony Messer at

95 (!!!) Women Who Influenced the SEO Industry – Codrut Turcanu at

Business Productivity Hack #1 – Instantly Save 28 Hours Per Month – Tor Refsland at

25 Influencers Share Their Marketing Predictions for 2016 – Dave Schneider at

1 Simple Hack to Blogger Outreach, or How to Find Friends – Michael Pozdnev at

27 Awesome Bloggers & Tools That Changed My Life and Business – Johnson Emmanuel at

13 Google Chrome Extensions That Make You More Efficient – David Hartshorne at

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