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August 2016

Public Internet access is a quarter of a century old this month. Envisioned in 1989 by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the World Wide Web went on to become the most influential invention of the 20th century when it was finally released to the general public in 1991. With the advent of hypertext protocol (HTTP) design, computers were now capable to communicate with each other through the web on an already established Internet network. What we now know as the Internet actually existed before 1989. Many networks like...

With video marketing on the rise across social media platforms and websites, there are many important factors to take into account as you start video-centric campaigns for your business. Which demographics primarily respond to video? What is the user interaction for those demographics and how will they implore that audience to adopt your services or purchase your products? What type of video content can help achieve these goals? Hyperfine Media has created a nifty infographic exploring these answers in...

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 Rolls Out Lifestage, A New Video Social Networking App Designed For Teens "Facebook just launched a new standalone app called Lifestage, a video-centric social media app designed for users who are 21 years-old and...

Last week, we briefly touched upon the cat-and-mouse battle between Facebook and Adblock. Described by some as an "arms race," Facebook and Adblock have been joined in a heated battle over Facebook's decision to block Adblock from blocking sponsored ads on the platform. With Facebook looking to service more ads in their live-streaming, the platform is heading into a more advertising-heavy direction with Wall Street expecting their shares to jump more than 20% over the next year...

With the official release of Nougat this week, we at Netsville decided to take another look at our visual infographic of Android's sweet history. From its initial release in 2008 through its various "delectable" versions over the last eight years (such as Cupcake, Gingerbread, and, most recently, Marshmallow), Android has come a long way, incorporating many innovations that have molded and shaped the industry. With some new and updated features such as Google Assistant, Instant Apps, and Doze on...

After eliminating Search Traffic Errors, the next step is to optimize your site’s performance in the Google Index section of Google Search Console (GSC). In general, this section will provide you with the tools to fine-tune how you want your site to be indexed, check significance of content keywords, ensure that resources the Googlebot may need are not blocked, and remove URLs that are of little relevance in searches.  Index Status When users search the Internet for something,...

Since the early 90's, web design has undergone many changes, adapting to the ever-fluctuating attitudes of the Internet and the advent of mobile web browsing. Yet beyond the evolution of website layouts over the years, some elements have remained long-standing essential components of web design, such as typeface and color choice, and how they can be used to successfully convey your overall message.  In the following infographic, we take a look at how these choices can affect your website. Sources:...

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! Twitter Turns Stickers Into Ads for Brands but Won’t Say How It’s Charging for Them "Promoted Stickers marks Twitter's latest attempt -- and the latest example of a trend -- to inject brands not only...

Video Ad-Marketing has been growing throughout 2016. From Twitter to Facebook to, most recently, Pinterest, promoted video ad-marketing has been exploding, but how critical is it to your business and is it worth the cost? The answer is: it depends entirely on your budget and social platform choice. This week, for instance, Pinterest rolled out its promoted video option.  "This is a focused effort from the company to make a much bigger bet on video," states Jon Kaplan, head...

Search Engine Optimization, or SEO, is the key to how people discover your website. Without proper utilization, your website might as well be in the middle of nowhere in a vast road map of over a billion destinations. Earlier this year, we took a look at what SEO marketing had in store for 2016 and, in retrospect, it is indicative of the long way we've come in the last 25 years of Search Engine Optimization. In the infographic...