Google+ Name Policy, Link Building Survey, Social Sharing Trends, Speedlink 30:2014

Hi everyone, hope you all had a great and productive week! One of the most interesting news that happened, in my view, was definitely the one that Google+ announced this week on removing the restriction of using “your real name” on Google+.

“Over the years, as Google+ grew and its community became established, we steadily opened up this policy, from allowing +Page owners to use any name of their choosing to letting YouTube users bring their usernames into Google+. Today, we are taking the last step: there are no more restrictions on what name you can use.”

What do you think of this change (or new strategy)? Is this meant to capture more users, or is it something else entirely? Has this something to do with the “right to be forgotten” stuff that has been in the news lately?

The New Link Building Survey 2014 – Results

Year after year, someone always conducts an industry SEO survey. However, many of you may have not seen Skyrocket SEO’s Link Building Survey in the past. This year, Moz,com again published the survey, only this time it is the updated version for 2014. The report, in the form of an infographic, is very interesting and the results even better. It features answers to questions like, what link building tactics do you use, among other things? The full report as published on

Link Building Tactics 2014

Q2 2014 Consumer Sharing Trends Report Revealed by ShareThis

Every quarter, ShareThis publishes a report about the trends in Social Media, including that of the current trends in social sharing, among other things. The interesting data revealed in this report is that Pinterest and Twitter are leading the way, in addition to the continued growth in mobile use. Here´s the full report.

consumer sharing trends 2014

And as usual, in no particular order:

Content Creation & Marketing/SEO and Search

Social/Small Business Bites

More from around the web …

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


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