The Friday Five - SnapChat Spurns $3B, 5 SM Mistakes, Invisible Design, and The Death of SEO (Yet Again)

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Hello inbound nation! Just a few more weeks till Thanksgiving and it's also time for The Friday Five: Five Headlines from Social Media, Inbound Marketing, SEO, and Web Design, our weekly roundup for ideas and news that you can use. And here they are:
  1. The Top Five Social Media Marketing Mistakes and How to Fix Them
  2. Snapchat Spurned $3 Billion Acquisition Offer from Facebook
  3. 8 Up-and-Coming Design Trends Marketers Should Know About
  4. Invisible Design
  5. Is SEO Dead

The Top Five Social Media Marketing Mistakes and How to Fix Them - JeffBullas.com

Social media marketing is still the hot topic in town. But even large businesses with expert marketers on the job make rookie mistakes when it comes to social media. Here are the top five social media marketing mistakes that you need to watch out for.

Snapchat Spurned $3 Billion Acquisition Offer from Facebook - Wall Street Journal

Facebook is interested in Snapchat because more of its users are tapping the service via smartphones, where messaging is a core function. Facebook has rapidly increased the share of its revenue coming from mobile advertising, but said last month that fewer young teens were using the service on a daily basis.

8 Up-and-Coming Design Trends Marketers Should Know About - HubSpot

There will always be new design trends we'll hear about regularly and learn from. Some of these trends are long-lasting ones, though.These are ones that you, as a marketer, should be aware of when creating new webpages or beginning a website redesign.

Invisible Design - Medium

Some of the best-designed experiences require little to no new pixel work. Why? Because any new interface requires effort—effort to learn, to open up, to navigate through. While that effort is necessary in many cases, when an app or service comes along that fulfills the magic of it just works—well, then that is a beautiful thing indeed.

Is SEO Dead - Forbes

Current SEOs, the smart ones, are already shifting into roles like creative director, marketing manager, digital marketing strategist, etc. They’re escaping the SEO silo because they know full well that SEO is no longer an independent discipline.

So that's what we think you should know this week. What do you have for us? Let us know inbound nation! And don't forget to download our newest guide to hiring a web design agency below!

 

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