9 Questions To Ask After A Site Links To You

Inbound links increase the value of your website in the eyes of Google and the other search engines. And, they help more people find your website and all you have to offer. Each inbound link is like your website just got another vote of confidence. So, once the link has been set up, your job […]

MySpace Issues User Data Protection Update

New features, celebrity endorsements, and a redesign can only get a site so far.  More than ever, users want to know their private information is safe.  So this week, MySpace issued a clear statement to the effect that the social network is protecting users’ data. Remember the big third-party-apps-are-leaking-data-to-advertisers scare in October?  MySpace responded to […]

Google's Matt Cutts Talks Facebook/Twitter Links' Influence on Search Ranking

We recently looked at how Google and Bing use links on Twitter and Facebook for organic ranking, following an informative piece from Danny Sullivan on the matter. Google’s Matt Cutts has now addressed the subject a bit more in a new video uploaded to Googles’ Webmaster Help Channel.  Do you want social media to influence […]

One Thing Small Businesses Can Do Just as Well as Walmart

Take a look at what Walmart’s doing on Facebook. The retail giant has put together a Groupon-like model for driving sales via its Facebook page, with a Facebook called CrowdSaver. Hat tip to The Next Web for pointing this out.  Walmart’s fans can look at the possible deals Walmart has come up with, and if […]

ShinyTweet is a Shiny Twitter Client for iPad

This post is part of Mashable’s Spark of Genius series, which highlights a unique feature of startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here. The series is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark. Name: ShinyTweet Quick Pitch: ShinyTweet’s goal is to provide a highly usable columned Twitter […]

HOW TO: Spring Clean Your Twitter Account

This series is supported by Gillette. Learn more about Gillette and its products at Gillette.com. It’s no secret that we love Twitter. It’s a fantastic social media tool, a window on the world that can keep you updated on the big things, such as global news and events, the little things, like where your buddies […]

Share Your Latest Purchases With Scordit

This post is part of Mashable’s Spark of Genius series, which highlights a unique feature of startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here. The series is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark. Name: Scordit Quick Pitch: A social site where you share the stuff you’ve bought […]

Revamped Foursquare for iPhone Hits the App Store

Last week, an App Store error got the latest version of Foursquare for the iPhone into a few users hands a little bit early. That hiccup resulted in the app briefly disappearing from the App Store before finally returning early yesterday. Now the newly designed version of the app is in the App Store and […]