Promoted Pins, Action #Hashtags, Negative SEO, Free QuickOffice, Speedlink 38:2013

Hi everyone! Hope you had a great and productive week. This week has been a bit quite on the SEO forefront. Maybe it’s because there are many who started to realize that “paid advertising” is also a valid form of getting traffic, one that done right, can bring faster results. From that end, Pinterest announced this week that they are “going to start experimenting with promoting certain pins from a select group of businesses”. They also promised that this promoted pins will not contain flashy banners or pop-up ads, and will be transparent.

promoted pins

There you have it. Soon enough, marketers will have another “quick and faster” way of promoting stuff through Pinterest.

Also this week, Mashable has reported a very interesting new service from Chirpify. As it so seems, Chirpify which already lets you buy and sell products via tweets, wants to go a step further announcing that a new type of #hashtag, dubbed “action tags”, will allow a user to buy stuff by using a social account. Wow! I’m confused, but I will definitely look into this very closely. How about you, have you heard about Chirpify before? Do you think that the “action tag” may actually work?



Understanding Link-Based Negative SEO

danger-hazardous-linksWhile I did mention above that it was a bit quite on the SEO front, there is this article from about negative SEO that I totally recommend you reading. There has been a lot of “chatter” regarding negative SEO and it’s effectiveness. One of the things that this article points out is essentially the art of “manipulating links” negatively. The article walks you through some common features and distinctions of link-based negative SEO attacks, illustrative examples, and preventative steps and ideas for what to do if your site is affected. Great stuff!


Free Quickoffice

Finally, in case you missed it, Google announced earlier this week that they are making Quickoffice available for free to everyone: students, businesses, nonprofits, governments, consumers and anyone with a Google Account. What’s more, if you sign in to your Google Account from the new Quickoffice app for Android or iOS by September 26, 2013, an extra 10GB of Google Drive storage will be added to your account for two years. That alone is already worth it.

As usual, in no particular order:

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That’s it! Enjoy and have a great weekend!


DiTesco is a Business and Inbound Marketing Consultant, and founder of iBlogzone's main objective is to help startups and small business owners achieve success in their online ventures. | More About Me and my Digital Marketing Services in SP Brazil.

4 thoughts on “Promoted Pins, Action #Hashtags, Negative SEO, Free QuickOffice, Speedlink 38:2013

  • The “action tag” sounds very interesting, indeed. I am eager to see how that will develop in the future. For me, much more interesting is a new, free, Quickoffice. There are a lot of complaints about this Google app. Mainly about a 10GB free storage space which will be available only for two years. A lot of people are using space on Box, Copy, Megacloud and Dropbox, and they don’t want to move their data to a new storage if that storage isn’t going to be available to them after two years. And that’s just one thing people don’t like about this app. I think Qucikoffice needs a lot of improvement if Google wants more new users.

  • Hi DiTesco,

    Neat round up as always 😉

    The negative SEO article caught my eye. Getting caught up in bad link scenarios can hurt us mightily. Heading over to check out the article now.

    Always fun to see Matt Cutts explaining how to…..well….not exactly explaining the latest Google News lol! G is so good at providing enough information to leave you hanging 😉 But in many cases they do address the issue enough to give us an idea of what to do to look good in their eyes.

    Thanks for the share!


    • Hi Ryan. Yeah, negative SEO has been one of the most talked about issues in the industry. The article sheds some light into what someone can do to deliberately hurt a site.. Doing things “properly” but negatively may work.. that’s sad

  • Nothing in this world which don’t have the negative effects, like wise SEO. SEO have some negative effects also as it is updating by the google algorithm by which there is a possibility to loss the page rank and the effective back links.

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