The Friday 5: Five Headlines about Socail Media, the State of SEO, and Apps

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Happy Friday! Welcome to a new and exciting edition of The Friday 5: Five Headlines from Social Media, Inbound Marketing, SEO, and Web Design, keeping you up to date with the latest news, trends and tips that affect us all.  What you’ll find in this week’s list…

Microsoft's New Logo - Coming to a Storefront Near You (PC Mag)

The logo has two components: the logotype and the symbol. For the logotype, we are using the Segoe font which is the same font we use in our products as well as our marketing communications. The symbol is important in a world of digital motion. The symbol's squares of color are intended to express the company's diverse portfolio of products. Looks pretty similar to the LyntonWeb logo if you ask me....

IKEA's New Catalogs: Less Pine, More Pixels (Wall Street Journal)

This year 12% of IKEA's content for the Web, catalog and brochures were rendered virtually; that number will increase to 25% next year. In all, IKEA plans to publish 208 million catalogs this year, more than double the amount of Bibles expected to be produced. And it will create 62 different versions in 43 countries. Another amazing statistic? The Swedish furniture giant has for decades spent more than two-thirds of its marketing budget building and furnishing living quarters. 

Answers to Your Top 7 Questions About the State of SEO in 2012 (HubSpot)

SEOmoz CEO Rand Fishkin and HubSpot Co-Founder Dharmesh Shah answer questions on the State of SEO in 2012. Read the blog post and be sure to view the on-demand webinar for all the details.

4 Tips for Using Social Media to Sell (Inc.)

Are you trying to get more followers? Are you connecting or engaging? Do you seek out problems? Find out if your social selling is effective.

Facebook Speeds Up iPhone and iPad Apps (New York Times)

Facebook's updated mobile apps are now built in the native programming code used for iOS, Apple’s mobile operating system. The code from Facebook’s stand-alone Camera and Messenger apps has been tucked into the Facebook app, replacing the older photo and messaging tools. That makes these tools look and act a bit different, but most importantly, messaging and posting photos are much zippier.

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