Getty Images Now Making It’s Pictures Free to Use

getty The Verge recently reported that Getty Images is dumping the watermarks on its images. Historically if you want Getty to take off the watermark, you have to pay for it.

That’s about to change. Getty Images is dropping the watermark for the bulk of its collection. It will now be…

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Internet Marketing Magazine March 2014 is Now Released!

Issue31_March2014_3DSGet the latest copy of Internet Marketing Magazine with your Free Internet Subscription.

In this issue… Connect Like a Pro on LinkedIn Interview with Alex Pirouz, The Most Surprising Insights from a 200 Website Eye-Tracking Study…

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Does Google Really Care if You Don’t Use Google+ as Your Favourite Social Network?

Google-Plus-Logo Google says Plus has 540 million monthly active users, but almost half do not visit the social network. Do they care? No doubt they would prefer if it had taken off like Facebook, but the reality is that there is a game behind the game, namely, data mining for more effective advertising, which is quite possibly their true motivator for creating Google Plus.

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The Rise of Curated Celebrity eCommerce

11 One of the trends online that we have noticed recently here at the Internet Marketing Magazine Offices is the rise of Curated Celebrity ecommerce.

Sometimes shoppers need a little help. Rather than searching through an endless supply of products, they may prefer personalized product recommendations by expert stylists and celebrities. This is curated celebrity ecommerce.

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Facebook Buys WhatsApp for $19Bn

whatsapp1 You may be thinking what is WhatsApp? Well WhatsApp’s website advises “WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia… there is no cost to message and stay in touch with your friends.

In addition to basic messaging WhatsApp users can create groups, send each other unlimited images, video and audio media messages.”

The real beauty of WhatsApp is that you enter your phone number…

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Facebook Paid “Free Traffic”

An example of ‘Boost Post’Facebook recently announced on their business blog “Our goal is to show the right content to the right people at the right time so they don’t miss the stories that are important to them. As part of that we want to make sure that the best quality content is being produced, surfaced and shared. Our latest update to the News Feed ranking algorithm helps ensure that the organic content people see from Pages they are connected to is the most interesting to them.”

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Internet Marketing Magazine February 2014 is Now Released!

IMM Issue30_Feb2014_S Get the latest copy of Internet Marketing Magazine with your Free Internet Subscription.

In this issue… Webinar Millions Interview with Steven Essa, How to Grow Your Blog to 100,000 Visits a Month Within….

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+Post ads Turns the Entire Web into a Social Stream

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Google has begun testing a new ad type called +Post ads. These +Post ads are display ads of brands’ Google+ video, image and hangout posts.

The ad format effectively takes Google+ and spreads it around the web in ad format for brands. Website visitors can comment on posts in the ad and share them within their circles all from within the Ad.

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The Mac Turns 30

OriginalMacWhilst this is not a purely ‘Internet’ story it is important because just about every switched on entrepreneur that I know runs his or her business on a Mac. This year the Apple Mac turns 30.

Starting from humble beginnings back in 1984, the graphical user interface made computing easier for millions of users as they no longer needed to type in commands.

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Google’s Matt Cutts Advises Guest Blogging is ‘Done’

Matt-CuttsGoogle spokesman Matt Cutts recently advised “guest blogging is done; it’s just gotten too spammy. In general I wouldn’t recommend accepting a guest blog post unless you are willing to vouch for someone personally or know them well. Likewise, I wouldn’t recommend relying on guest posting, guest blogging sites, or guest blogging SEO as a link building strategy”

So does this mean that you shouldn’t do guest blog posts at all? I don’t think so. If you are a reputable…

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