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Original Videos Get a Boost on Facebook

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The value of high-caliber original content just keeps going up. In one of the most recent moves, Facebook has decided to update the algorithm that drives videos on the site. With these changes, they're going to do more to promote original content, at the expense of the repeated content that keeps making the rounds with different accounts. This should lead to more originality and creativity, and those who put in the work to create new content that actually offers something to the viewer will have a better chance of getting the exposure they're after, rather than getting washed out by mass content and copied videos.

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Google Increases Privacy, but There Is a Downside

Google privacy

When you use Google services and devices, the company saves a lot of data about the way you use them, including your location data and your web searches. You can go in and delete some of this manually, and there are ways to turn the features off so that they will not automatically save. However, many people don't do this, don't know how to do it, or plan to do it and then forget to actually take the time to log in and make the changes. To help protect the privacy of their users, Google is now transitioning toward auto-delete options to erase this data, but they warn that it may hinder the way you experience their services.

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After Abandoning News, Facebook Considers Bringing It Back

Facebook news

Facebook got out of the news game over a year ago. They did not abandon it altogether, but they cut out the trending topics on the sidebar and limited the amount of news they put in front of users. Now, founder Mark Zuckerberg appears to be thinking about changing course and adding news into the equation again. In fact, Facebook is even open to breaking out their rather large checkbook to pay to get this off the ground. They may pick publishers to pay for what they deem "high-quality news." That could show that what Facebook was really against a year ago wasn't news, but low-quality sources that spread misinformation on their platform.

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Remember That SEO Goes Beyond Google

SEO beyond Google

Your search engine optimization tactics likely focus almost extensively on Google. It's a natural move for most businesses, as Google has the biggest market share. After all, some reports credit Google with as much as 90 percent of organic traffic. Even if you debate that exact statistic -- it can differ depending on the study and the year -- it is still clear that Google is the industry leader.

That said, the internet is always changing and expanding, as are consumer search methods. It is very important not to get so focused on Google that you do not consider your audience and the other ways you can use SEO to drive traffic.

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Why Startups Should Take a Cautious Approach to Decision-Making Based on Customer Feedback

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Timely, accurate and candid customer feedback is an invaluable resource for small businesses looking to continually improve products and enhance services to meet consumer demand. However, it is important to realize that not all input you may receive from customers is equally valuable. Chances are, if you are not directly soliciting feedback, you are only passively receiving phone calls, emails and online reviews from a significant minority of your clients. Making changes to your business strategies based on this small, but vocal, cross section can cause your startup to lose touch with a majority of your customers.

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