Upcoming Webinar: How to Fight Spam and Influence Rankings

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Spam is taking over Google My Business, damaging rule-abiding local businesses’ chances of appearing in the local pack due to spammers gaming the system. This epidemic of fake listings, keyword-stuffed business names, and falsified reviews affects local businesses everywhere, and it’s up to local marketers to set businesses straight. Register now for our upcoming webinar, […]

Facebook is going to start awarding bonuses to employees who help the firm achieve ‘social good’

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Facebook Facebook will start handing out employee bonuses if they help the firm achieve “social good.” Previously, employees’ contribution to company performance was scored on more measurable criteria, such as user growth. In Facebook’s fourth-quarter earnings call, Mark Zuckerberg laid more of an emphasis on fixing pressing social issues than in previous years. Facebook is […]

A photographer asked teenagers to edit their photos until they thought they looked ‘social media ready,’ and the results are shocking

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Rankin A new photo series shows the lengths some people go to to edit their photos for Instagram. The project, by renowned photographer Rankin, asked 15 British teenagers to take five minutes editing their appearances to make them “social media-ready.” Most of them made their noses narrower, slimmed their faces, edited out their freckles, enlarged […]

Winter has arrived for digital media

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Dear Readers, Greetings from Digital Content Next’s publisher summit in Orlando, Florida, where the chilly weather is a fitting metaphor for the publishing industry. The gathering of a who’s who of companies (DCN members include Bloomberg Media, the FT, and New York Media, among many others) took place after a brutal couple of weeks for […]

For Hotels, Small Things Make a Difference

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How small things can still make a big difference: Why guests should take center stage in a rapidly changing and highly competitive business environment This is an analysis originally published on Tnooz by Anna de Visser-Amundson (senior lecturer and research fellow at Hotelschool The Hague) and Thomas Landen (head of marketing in EMEA at Revinate). […]

Prater boosts Midlands presence with new Birmingham office

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Specialist building envelope contractor Prater has opened a new, larger office in Quinton, Birmingham to support major projects across the Midlands. Prater’s design and estimating teams in Birmingham will move from the current shared office accommodation to the newly purchased, self-contained facility. Prater is still centrally managed from its headquarters in Surrey but the opening […]

Balfour ground engineering project boss joins Volker

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Former Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering project director Jane Towse-Laval has joined rival Volker Ground Engineering. She spent over 30 years at Balfour Beatty, starting out as an engineer at Stent Foundations and rising through the rank to become project director. As project director at Volker’s foundations business, Towse-Laval will be covering operational delivery and managing departmental […]

Are all indie developers constantly at risk of having any and all personal google and gmail accounts banned permanently even if they used a separate google account for business purposes?

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Let's say you have two google accounts, one for personal use and one for business use. Your business account gets banned, and they also ban all associated google accounts (including your personal account). Would you still be able to use your personal gmail account that you used to create your personal google account? I understand […]