Social Media Consumer Satisfaction Low Despite High Usage

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It seems counterintuitive that social media users would actually be unhappy with services they spend so much time on, but that’s exactly the case according to a new report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index. While the social media consumer satisfaction numbers have generally increased overall, they’re still pretty low in the grand scheme of things.

Facebook is one of the most poorly rated, despite boasting 680 million users worldwide. These users spend an average of 6.75 hours on the social media platform every month.
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Chinese Internet Population Rises to 632 Million

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China is currently the second biggest economy in the world behind the United States. At the same time, the Chinese internet population is by far the largest. According to the China Internet Network Information Center, the country now holds around 632 million people who use the Internet – and the number grows by the day.

The report indicated that Chinese citizens most often use the internet for shopping, entertainment, financial services and medical needs. If there’s any chance that your business could attract customers in China, the numbers suggest that it may be worth it to start marketing there.
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Google Plus Profile Names No Longer Have to Be Real

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In an apparent attempt to become more welcoming and persuade tentative users, Google Plus has dropped its famous “real name” restriction. While still encouraging people to honestly represent themselves by using their true identity on the social network, Google has now allowed users to choose just about any name they’d like.

The announcement came in a blog post shared yesterday. While Google claims that its original restrictions helped create a community comprised of real people, it also states that the policy excluded potential users who didn’t want to use their real names.
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The State of Link Building in 2014

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The processes and effectiveness of link building have been under constant scrutiny over the past few years. Between Google’s anti-spam Penguin updates and less-than-reputable SEOs taking advantage of decent linking techniques, the link building arena looks very different in 2014 than it did even three or four years ago. Techniques such as submitting to forums, blog commenting, using directories and article marketing are often now seen as spammy, ineffective or counterproductive. As far as guest blogging goes, different SEOs have various opinions.
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Google Domains Available For Beta Testing

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Between search, email, social networking, online mapping and a host of other services, it seems like Google has had its hand in just about every major aspect of Internet business – except one. Until now, Google has been notably absent from domain hosting, instead instructing people to check out their domain partners such as eNom.com and GoDaddy.com.

Google has now launched an invite-only beta version of “Google Domains” as a test for a possible hosting service. The launch comes only a few weeks after GoDaddy filed for an IPO.
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