Twitter and Google have again signed an agreement. This is to provide Google with access to Twitter full stream of tweets. Commonly known the Twitter “firehose”, the news was formally announced on Twitter earnings call by Twitter CEO Dick Costolo.

Costolo did not announce it during formal presentations but rather as part of an answer to a question which was not even specific about Google. He confirmed there was a deal, and after that said that he does not have any more details to be shared at that time.

It can be very displeasing when a webmaster gets a notification from Google that they have done something against the guidelines and they now have a “manual action” applied to their site, resulting in negative impacts on their ranking and traffic from Google.

Google disabled more than 524 million bad advertisements and banned 214,000 advertisers in 2014. According to Google’s Bad Ads Report, they disabled 700,000 sites in 86 different languages. The annual report shared the eradication of bad ads, which Google defined as those touting counterfeit or harmful products, such as firearms and cigarettes or misleading the consumer.

Google has announced that now you can see third party apps in your Google Now cards. However this only works on Android with about 30 third party apps. So now, instead of getting customary Google Now notifications on traffic, weather, flights, packages and so on- you can now directly get data in your Google Now cards from third party sources outside of Google.

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Social Media network is forming its clutches all over the world with high speed. It is noted that Asia Pacific region accounts for more than half of all social media users worldwide! In fact Asia accounts to Facebook’s growth with more than 426 million active users every month.

Google announced on Google+ that they are asking for feedbacks on their Google Webmaster Tools for user experience study. This is probably taking place to make the tools more user friendly, logical and easier to use.

Google wrote :

“We want to conduct a quick user study about your experience on the site. We welcome people of all levels of experience to participate. If you're interested in filling out a questionnaire or participating in a one-on-one video hangout, sign up here

Here we come again with our list of this week's best articles on digital marketing that we found across the Internet. These have been categorized into content marketing, social media, search engine optimization, email marketing and link building. Have a look at them and we are sure you will love going through them.

Content Marketing

Data Is Clear: To Be Effective at Content Marketing, Have a Documented Strategy

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Keeping in mind the ever changing competitive scenario, it is essential to be abreast about the latest technology trends that can help expand business.

Facebook Introduces Place Tips!

Jan 30, 2015 | 1,399 views | by Ritu Sharma

Facebook released a new feature Place Tips, which offers range of content, information & recommendation of places. With Facebook’s new launched feature Place Tips , you can now get friend’s recommendations and information about the places and things you like. Place tips will show useful, relevant and enjoyable & interesting information about the place you are at. Tapping on place tips won’t post on Facebook, or show it on your news-feed that where you are.

During Facebook’s quarterly earning call, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook video is generating more than 3 billion views per day. That’s up from 1 billion daily views Facebook reported in September. The statistics is making people wonder that Facebook is becoming a challenger to YouTube.