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Shawn Stalter

About Shawn Stalter

Shawn Stalter is a Dallas-based content writer and retired military intelligence officer.

Wayback Machine Project Slated to Archive Google+ Content Ahead of the Service’s Termination

Wayback Machine Google+

In late 2018, Google announced the pending termination of Google+ services after an internal audit unearthed a myriad of data privacy concerns, security risks and more. Based on this study, Google discovered that the service was no longer meeting users’ needs and set an April 2019 retirement date.

Despite this pending termination, startups hoping to preserve their Google+ are in luck. Volunteers working around the clock are currently archiving publicly posted content. Although much of the data will be auto-saved by this initiative, there are steps users can take to help ensure content is archived for posterity.

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Twitter’s Insights Tool Helps SMBs Maximize User Engagement

Twitter insights tool

Today’s consumers eagerly seek concise, engaging content when searching for products and services, interacting via social media or conducting other online activities. To reach users and keep their interest, it is critical to serve fresh content on a daily basis. But what time of day is best to deliver your content to help ensure it achieves maximum views and user engagement?

Twitter’s recently announced insights tool, Timing Is Everything, may have the answer. It helps small businesses time content delivery to reach the widest possible audience to boost engagement and start conversations with potential new clients.

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Facebook Targets Overseas Companies Trading in Fake Profiles, Followers and Likes

Facebook fake profile

Protecting the integrity of the information on social media sites continues to be a hot-button issue. Recently, Facebook broke new ground in this arena by filing a lawsuit accusing four Chinese companies of generating and selling fraudulent likes, followers and more.

Although the lawsuit addresses Facebook specifically, the accused overseas businesses allegedly violated terms of use for other popular services including Amazon, Apple, Google, LinkedIn and Twitter. Regardless of the outcome, Facebook is advancing a new standard that peddling fake accounts and misinformation can land a company in legal trouble.

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Test and Improve Your Site’s Speed with Google’s Revamped "Test My Site" Tool

Google test my site

An overwhelming majority of today’s customers interact with your small business via mobile devices. Therefore, optimizing your site for rapid, secure and streamlined mobile access is no longer a luxury; it is a necessity. Fast sites attract, and keep, customers’ interest. Conversely, slow-loading, cumbersome, sites not only frustrate users, but could drive potential new clients’ business elsewhere. Fortunately, Google’s recently retooled "Test My Site" feature delivers a powerful resource to help gauge performance, compare loading times to competitors and even offer suggestions to help boost your site’s speed.

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Posture Your Business to Capitalize on the Upcoming Facebook App Integration

Facebook app integration

According to the New York Times, last month, Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg allegedly set in motion plans to fully integrate messaging functions of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. Although the three apps are projected to remain fully independent, the planned technical integration will allow the 2.6 billion combined users to connect and communicate across all three platforms seamlessly. Recent discussion indicates that the consolidation, planned for late 2019, or early 2020, may have a significant impact on businesses planning to incorporate messenger ads and intuitive chatbots to help fuel growth opportunities.

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