Netsville presents our top 5 Best of the Week picks for Internet Marketing stories and developments from across the web.

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How to Build Your Business by Connecting with Influencers on Twitter

“Twitter is a great tool for expanding your network. Every business owner seeks to boost their market share and find new audiences for our products and services — it’s how we stay profitable. One of the best ways to reach new people is to connect with an influencer who can share with their followers. And Twitter offers a unique way to do this — it can help you build great connections, and ultimately grow your business. So with that in mind, here are my top tips for connecting with Twitter Influencers…”

Read more at Entrepreneur.

Is Google Maps Trying to Be a Social Network?

“Would you like to follow my list of mediocre Chinese buffets in Des Moines, Iowa? Google Maps just added a new feature that allows users to create lists of favorite locations, for themselves or to share with family or friends. You can also follow your friends’ lists of favorite spots, or send them yours via text, email, messaging apps, or social media. All of which raises the question: is Google Maps trying to become a social network?

“The update, which is available today for both iOS and Android, is being billed as a better way to organize all your favorite restaurants, bars, museums, and coffee shops in one place…”

Read more at The Verge.

Why Your Content Marketing Is Failing and How to Fix It

“Engaging your customers with compelling content has a magical benefit on sales but there are no shortcuts to making it work. Content marketing can be extremely effective for extending your reach, driving traffic and helping you reach your business goals. However, some business owners report that content marketing just isn’t…”

Read more at Entrepreneur.

Repent. Autoplay Facebook Videos with Sound Are Here.

“Get ready to visit the ‘Settings’ tab on the Facebook app. Facebook announced on Tuesday that it will begin including sound on autoplay videos for users on the company’s mobile app. The change — first noticed in a testing phase in August — will now begin to be rolled out to a larger group…”

Read more at Mashable.

Ad Blockers Comprise More Than a Quarter of Internet Users

“While ad blocking remains a major issue for advertisers, publishers, and the entire digital ecosystem, digital researcher eMarketer came out with a revision of its ad blocking forecast, lowering its estimates of ad blocking users in the U.S. to 75.1 million…”

Read more at MediaPost.

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