Google Partners clarifies why clients may be listed as ‘eligible users’ toward new certification requirement

Here’s how to see who counts toward the new 50% certification rule and what to do about it. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. Search Engine Land: News & Info About SEO, PPC, SEM, Search Engines & Search Marketing

Social shorts: Instagram tests new Stories trimming tool, WhatsApp hits 2B users, Pinterest to verify merchants

The social media marketing week in review: A round up of news and announcements you may have missed. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Marketing Land – Internet Marketing News, Strategies & Tips

WhatsApp claims 2 billion users

Facebook has announced that WhatsApp now has 2 billion users, around 500 million more than the figure it announced back in early 2018.Read More Social – VentureBeat

Twitter hits $1 billion in quarterly revenue, ‘monetizable daily users’ jump 21% to 152 million

Twitter hit $ 1 billion in quarterly revenues for the first time and touted its improved advertising income and an active user increase of 21%.Read More Social – VentureBeat

Snapchat added users, increased revenue in Q4, but ‘still extremely under-monetized,’ says Spiegel

The CEO says Snapchat is focused on attracting more advertisers to the platform. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Marketing Land – Internet Marketing News, Strategies & Tips

Snapchat hits 218M users but big Q4 losses sink share price

Snapchat still isn’t profitable nearly two years after its IPO. In Q4 2019, Snap lost $ 241 million on $ 560.8 million in revenue; that’s up 44% year-over-year and an EPS of $ 0.03. That comes from adding 8 million daily users to reach a total of 218 million up 3.8% this quarter from 210 […]

Twitter: State actors may have used Android app flaw to access users’ phone numbers

Twitter said on Monday that it had discovered attempts by possible state actors to access the phone numbers associated with user accounts.Read More Social – VentureBeat

Twitter suspends ‘large network’ of fake accounts used to match phone numbers to users

Twitter announced today that over the holidays it identified and shut down “a large network of fake accounts,” as well as many others “located in a wide range of countries,” collectively abusing a feature that let them match phone numbers to user accounts. TechCrunch previously reported this same issue on December 24, which is also […]

All users can now access Facebook’s tool for controlling which apps and sites can share data for ad-targeting

Facebook is making available to all users worldwide its “Off-Facebook Activity” tool, which allows users to manage and delete the data that third-party websites and apps share with Facebook. The feature was first introduced in 2018 at Facebook’s annual developer conference, but only launched to users in select geographies last year. When the tool was […]

U.S. to discuss whether online platforms should be liable for users’ posts

The U.S. Justice Department will hold a public meeting to discuss a federal law that exempts online platforms from legal liability for users’ posts.Read More Social – VentureBeat