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Weekly Marketing Skinny • September 17, 2016

Posted on the 17 September 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 (almost) every Saturday morning.

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

Social Media

The average Facebook user reads about 10% of all the stories in their News Feed.

Facebook Live is coming to desktops.

Periscope announced a few new features for iOS 10 devices.

Twitter added notifications for Periscope live streams.

Do you (or do you want to) provide customer service/support via Twitter? Read this. (don’t skip over this one; might be a good one to consider doing!)

New on Instagram: save the photos and videos you post to your stories to the camera roll by default, plus mute stories.

Instagram has also rolled out a new keyword moderation tool to help you filter out comments you find offensive.

Best way to manage your YouTube channel on the go: the Creator Studio app.

The new social media network, Gab, promises its users almost total freedom of speech.

Paid Traffic

Instagram ads will now be more visible and interactive.

You can now add call-to-action buttons to your YouTube video ads.

Pinterest advertising made easy with the new Promote button.

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Marketing This & That

Facebook Messenger bots can now accept payments.

Receiving a Facebook Messenger audio or video call on iOS 10 will feel exactly the same as a normal call.

WhatsApp for iOS now lets you use Siri to send messages and make calls.

Twitter has launched dedicated livestreaming apps for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and the Xbox One. gets support for Google Drive files, sharing Facebook photos, and finding attachments in past emails.

eBay launched a smartphone trade-in site called “Quick Sale”.

Fun fact: Uber opened its self-driving pilot program in Pittsburgh to the public.

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 week:

How To Make Your Twitterness More Fantastic Today – Lisa at

The Frugal Guide to Content Marketing (Part 3): How To Promote Your Content With ZERO Budget – Dennis at

Over 100 Internet Business Ideas To Make Your Millions Online – Ashley Faulkes 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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