LinkedIn adds group messaging suggestions and file attachments to lure mobile users

LinkedIn announced a slew of updates to its messaging feature today, mostly aimed at improving the mobile experience. First, users now have the ability to send attachments on the LinkedIn app, including PDF, DOC, XLS, and PPT files. LinkedIn director of product for messaging and groups Chris Szeto told VentureBeat that this was one of the most-requ…Read […]

Instagram adds a status indicator dot so people know when you’re ignoring them

In a blog post today, Instagram announced a new feature: a green status dot that indicates when a user is active on the app. If you’re cruising around Instagram, you can expect to see a green dot next to the profile pics of friends who also are Instagramming right then and there. The dot will […]

Google Posts adds ‘call now’ button

The new option within Google My Business lets you include your phone number as a call to action. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. Search Engine Land: News & Info About SEO, PPC, SEM, Search Engines & Search Marketing

Instagram adds Q&A feature to Stories

Instagram is encouraging people to use Stories to talk to their friends with the introduction of a new question and answer feature. Called the questions sticker, it will be available as part of Instagram version 52 on iOS and Android. After taking a photo or video, users will select the questions sticker, and then type […]

Google My Business Insights adds queries used to find your business

Learn how people find your business in Google Maps and local search within Google My Business Insights with this new report. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. Search Engine Land: News & Info About SEO, PPC, SEM, Search Engines & Search Marketing

LinkedIn adds Microsoft-powered translations and QR codes to connect more of its users faster

LinkedIn — the social network with more than 560 million members who connect around work-related topics and job-seeking — continues to add more features, integrating technology from its new owner Microsoft, both to improve engagement on LinkedIn as well as to create deeper data ties between the two businesses. Today, the company announced two more: […]

Box adds AI services from Microsoft Azure and IBM Watson

Injecting cloud storage with artificial intelligence is easier said than done. Even something as simple as optical character recognition can take ages to get up and running, and businesses more often than not end up juggling multiple service providers — each with their own ecosystem, toolset, and idiosyncrasies — to meet the needs of em…Read […]

Digital Marketing News: Instagram Adds Hour-Long Videos With IGTV, Weeding Out Influencers Who Buy Followers, & Mobile’s Vast Growth

With IGTV, Instagram Takes Aim at YouTube Instagram has added the ability to upload videos up to an hour long, with the launch of its new IGTV feature, offering digital marketers a much bigger video canvas. Instagram also announced that it has broken through the one billion user barrier. Wired Unilever stops working with digital […]

Google adds college search knowledge panel

Thinking of getting your college degree? Google aims to make the decision easier by tailoring the search results for college-related queries. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. Search Engine Land: News & Info About SEO, PPC, SEM, Search Engines & Search Marketing

New Google Search Console adds filter for Web Light search appearance

For the first time, Google is showing webmasters how many of their visitors access their sites in Google search via the Web Light version for slower connections. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. Search Engine Land: News & Info About SEO, PPC, SEM, Search Engines & Search Marketing