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Google add-on plugins for Google Drive / Docs / Sheets

At Attacat we love Google Drive (or Docs as we still call it), and today it promises to get better with the launch of add-ons.

Edit: Add-ons don’t appear to be working yet, at least in the UK. The ‘Add-ons’ drop-down in the menu bar doesn’t appear, and clicking to access anything from the store just opens up a blank doc/sheet. Damn you Google!

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Tweelinks: Free tool that embodies how great the Internet is

If this doesn’t show the unbelievable amazingness of the Internet and the people using it I don’t know what does. It also talks about an awesome outreach and PR tool / tactic as a byproduct (which is nice).

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What’s Google Hummingbird? And should I care?

RUN FOR THE HILLS PEOPLE! Google has changed its algorithm in what’s been called the biggest update to its search procedures in more than a decade. Attacat Joel explains…

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Google Tag Manager

Warning: geeky technical post!

Google tag manager is the tool from Google that enables tracking tags to be easily (?) set, audited, modified and updated with lessened need for time-consuming web developer input. It’s a great idea that will enable clients and online marketing agencies to have much more flexibility in the updating of their website tracking and advertising.

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The wet, wet Autumn social media roundup

When’s it’s cold and wet outside it’s perfect for sitting down and finding some fans on social media, so huddle up and enjoy the best of the social media news in the last month or so.

Google+ and authorship
Pinterest shizzle
what’s in a Like?
questionable adverts
social ads and YouTube analytics
Twitter finds girls
LinkedIn tarts up
Stumble upon a list

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Google’s next Penguin update will be noticeable

Matt Cutts has provided some more details on the next Google ranking algorithm update to Penguin through the SES event and SEOroundtable.com:
We’re still in the early stages of Penguin where the engineers are incorporating new signals and iterating to improve the algorithm. Because of that, expect that the next few Penguin updates will [...]

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Social media roundup: July 2012

We’ve decided to mix things up a little bit this month, with a separate Facebook and Twitter roundup. They just keep taking up too much of the bloody headlines…

Foursquare: about to be useful?
Digg starts again
Stipple-late good photography
I’m a rebel! Blur me!
Social media monitoring tools

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Twitter roundup: July 2012

Twitter have stepped up search and their expanded tweets during July. Lookey!

Improved search functionality
Advert targeting – now better
Graphs, followers and other shizzle

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Facebook roundup: July 2012

If you want to keep on top of Facebook marketing you’ll need to know what’s happened with ‘Zuckerberg and pals’, including:

Page tabs? You still do them?
Upwardly mobile
Upload photos: be ‘pinteresty’
It’s all just branding…
You might like, you might not
Facebook does CRO

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Maps, So.cl & Expanded Tweets – Social media roundup June 2012

The roundup is enjoying the ‘best Summer ever’ of mist and rain: every time it’s pissing it down I walk past an annoying ClearChannel advert that makes me remember that it should probably be more sunny. But to social media!

Apple and Google Maps have messy breakup
Bing’s launches So.cl and dodgy pronunciation
Twitter expanded tweets and Open Graph
Facebook realise ‘credits’ are rubbish
Ad exchange and offer for Facebook
You have to post to be a blogger


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