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  • James Perrin
    Twitter Ads set for UK Launch in October

    The micro-blogging site, Twitter, have plans to launch a UK-based advertising service which could be rolled out this October according to several sources.

    The Internet Advertising Bureau have announced that Twitter is in the process of finalising their brand partners before launching this new service. First launched in the US in April last year, brands will now have the opportunity to pay for promoted tweets, trends and accounts, which will be displayed on UK pages.
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  • James Perrin
    Twitter Raises $800 Million to Pay off Investors and Grow Advertising Business

    It’s been a turbulent time at Twitter HQ recently, what with the emergence of Google +, and search engines dropping full integration of their real time updates [See: Search Engine Syndication Woes Continue for Twitter].

    With current investors looking for a return on their initial investment, and the microblogging company looking at new ways to monetise from its popularity, Twitter are looking to raise $800 million, pushing its value to $8 billion according to reports.
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  • Stephen Logan
    Search Engine Syndication Woes Continue for Twitter

    Twitter LogoJust a couple of years ago Twitter was celebrating big-money tie-ins with both Google and Bing. Now, with the former already having dropped full integration, Microsoft could potentially follow suit.

    For a company that isn’t supported by advertising, instead favouring sponsored Tweets and accounts, every revenue stream is crucial – particularly one that is potentially worth $30million. Whilst extension talks are ongoing; Twitter will no doubt be sweating over the much-needed investment whilst social search could be on the brink of another major upheaval.
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  • Andrew Tonks
    Tips on how to use Twitter for Link Building

    One of the most important aspects of using Twitter for link building purposes is ensuring that your marketing activity helps foster a targeted following. This can be as simple thinking about what to write in a twitter bio to taking into account social media optimisation when designing a site.

    Twitter can also be a great tool to help find relevant link prospects from which you can build relationships with and hopefully gain quality links in a natural way. Read more

  • Stephen Logan

    It’s a big day for social buttons. Up first is Twitter, who have just announced that they will now be offering a follow button for third part sites. Secondly, the much vaunted Google +1 looks set to launch in the United States, bringing about, what we can only assume to be a big change to its SERPs and potentially algorithm.

    So what’s the advantage of having a follow button for your website? Well, in the past you could happily point people towards your profile page, where they could make an informed decision on whether to follow you or not. Of course you can still do this, just as you can encourage these visitors to tweet your blog posts or product pages. However, now they can just follow you instantly, eliminating one of the processes that stand in the way of your Twitter profile gaining a new follower.
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  • James Perrin

    Two stories surfacing today have revealed that Twitter look set to launch their own photo sharing service, as well as possibly acquire AdGrok, the contextual keyword bidding platform, if rumours are to be believed.

    Now given that Twitter seems to be mentioned in no context other than super injunctions and court orders (for what their users have been tweeting about), it comes as a nice surprise to hear their name synonymous with new services and possible buy-outs, other than the murky waters of online libel laws.
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