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Author: Russi Spoon

To Hashtag or not to Hashtag

Whilst people have been quite excited to see that hashtags have finally come to Facebook, but most people don’t get that they aren’t used in the same way as they are on Twitter. There is even a Facebook page dedicated to the cause entitled, ‘This is not Twitter. Hashtags don’t work here.’ A recent study by Simply Measured said it and a EdgeRank Checker reported the same thing. Both studies found that Engagement per Facebook fan decreased with hashtags and Facebook posts with hashtags had less viral and organic reach, on average, than posts without...

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The Best Email Providers

Gmail Pros Excellent uptime. Good value when you use the free version Cons There is no support, even if you pay the $50 per year, per user it is not worth it. There really is no support with gmail. Slow, over-used servers Annoying ads Poor privacy Thexyz Pros Nice, easy to use webmail interface that is 100% ad-free Supports ActiveSync Great support and very reliable Webmail interface includes built-in calendar and notes Cons Servers are currently based in North America Fastmail Pros Even with recent trouble, they have good uptime Dedicated to providing good email service Cons Brought out by...

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When is the next Google Page Rank update happening?

We get asked when will Google update page rank in June 2013? Many people though that was going to be an update in May 2013 but May passed and went without any change to Page Rank. Some SEO experts have said that Google is trying to reduce the reliance on Page Rank for its algorithm but it is still a way of yet. For the next couple of years we can expect more Page Rank updates every 2 to 4 months. Out of all the sites we monitor, we have yet to notice any change. Google’s Matt Cutts said...

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