Netsville presents our top 5 Best of the Week picks for Internet Marketing stories and developments from across the web. If you see a story or feature that you’d like to suggest for Best of the Week, please include it in the comment section below!


Facebook is Disabling Messaging in its Mobile Web App to Push People to Messenger

“Facebook is removing the messaging capability from its mobile web application, according to a notice being served to users: ‘Your conversations are moving to Messenger,’ it reads. Welcome news to the millions like me who switched to the web app in order to avoid Messenger in the first place!

“At the moment, you can just dismiss the notice and go about your business. But this summer the warning will become an impenetrable wall, and your only option will be to download the official Messenger app…”

Read more at TechCrunch.


Mark Zuckerberg Hacked on Twitter and Pinterest Because Even He Has Bad Password Security

“First the hackers came for Katy Perry. Now they’ve come for someone who should know better than to use the same password on multiple sites: Mark Zuckerberg. Turns out he’s as dumb as the rest of us.

“Zuck’s Twitter and Pinterest (though, crucially, not Facebook) accounts were hacked over the weekend, and, supposedly, it wasn’t even that hard. The OurMine Team that took credit posted on Twitter they they got in because his password was among those leaked in the LinkedIn data breach back in May—suggesting that even the Facebook co-founder isn’t disciplined enough to remember a unique password for every social media account. OurMine also claimed that his password was ‘dadada,’ but that is, let’s hope, probably not true. (At least it wasn’t ‘123456?’ Or ‘password?’)…”

Read more at Gizmodo.


The Future of Social Intelligence: Image Recognition and Analysis

“When it comes to uncovering valuable insights that help marketers target the right audience, text analysis isn’t enough anymore. Columnist John Donnelly discusses the impact and evolution of social media image recognition and analysis.

“As marketers, we all want to be storytellers. We want to capture our brands’ unique journeys and share them with the world in hopes of resonating with our target consumers. And sure, we could talk about how social insights help us do that. But let’s be real: Social text analysis might not be enough anymore…”

Read more at Marketing Land.


Two Tried and True Methods to Make Social Media Impact SEO

“While social signals may not be directly factored into Google’s ranking algorithm, columnist Dan Bagby explains that social media can still be used to enhance SEO.

“Much has been written about the interplay between social media and search engine optimization. I have seen a few tips and tricks to use social media to help get content indexed and possibly see other SEO benefits, but the best way I have found to make social media work toward SEO is to use it the way it is already being used…”

Read more at Search Engine Land.


Facebook Now Lets You Post to the News Feed and Not Your Timeline

“You have always been able to hide posts from your Facebook page after the fact, but now Facebook lets you post to the News Feed without the items ever touching your Timeline. This new feature, perhaps inspired by the popularity and ephemeral nature of Snapchat, is useful for, say, a quick question for some of your Facebook friends or a spur-of-the-moment status update you’d rather didn’t remain after the fact on your Timeline…”

Read more at CNET.

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