Headlines from Social Media, Inbound Marketing, SEO, and Web Design: It's The Friday 5

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The weekend is only hours away and you know that means? That’s right, it’s time for The Friday 5: Five Headlines from Social Media, Inbound Marketing, SEO, and Web Design, keeping those who work for and with Lynton up to date with the latest news, trends and tips that affect us all.  You can get silly about the weekend after reading what’s in edition #6… 

  • Google Places now on Google+ with SEO Implications
  • Twitter now pushing content discovery with digest emails
  • Get your posts spotlighted on Facebook
  • Your LinkedIn password was hacked
  • What do you think of FourSquare’s makeover

 

Google  and Google PlacesHow the New Google+ Local Tab Could Influence Local SEO (CNBC/Entrepreneur)

“For local-business owners, the results of Google's new Google+ Local tab will go well beyond the social network's increased social features. All the data compiled under the new tab — which is dedicated to providing information and ratings on local businesses — will be indexed by Google. The new Google+ Local pages will give businesses a better opportunity to be ranked in the search results, as well as the ability to harness social proof from their customers to drive internal Google+ recommendations and future business.”

 

Twitter Email DigestTwitter Launches Weekly Email Digest to Aid Content Discovery (HubSpot)

“Looks like Twitter is putting its January acquisition of social news startup Summify to good use! Yesterday, the official Twitter blog announced that it will start sending users a weekly email digest featuring relevant tweets and stories shared by the people they're connected with on Twitter. This just several days after news of Twitter's "acqui-hire"of personalized email marketing service RestEngine.”



facebook highlight status updates1Pay To “Highlight” Your Facebook Status Updates To More Friends (TechCrunch

Only 12% of your friends see your average status update, but Facebook is testing an option called “Highlight” that lets you pay a few dollars to have one of your posts appear to more friends. Highlight lets the average user, not Pages or businesses, select an important post…”

 

Linkedin logo candiesLinkedIn Was Breached. Now What Do You Do? (New York Times)

“Security researches have confirmed that a file containing 6.5 million encoded LinkedIn passwords has been posted to a Russian hacker site. LinkedIn has yet to confirm the breach, but it took to its Twitter account Wednesday to tell users it was investigating the matter.”

 

foursquare thumbFoursquare Gets a Makeover: Here's What's New (Mashable)

“After a week of dropping hints from its Twitter account, Foursquare has finally launched its redesigned app. Anyone who was anticipating new breakout features, however, need not get too excited. The main difference between the new and old app is (much prettier) packaging.”

 

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