SEO is quite daunting to businesses without the expertise of getting their website organically ranked in searches. More than half of internet traffic is from search traffic- searches for information and answers to queries. The below is a great infographic which shows Google’s Top 200 SEO ranking factors. Of course, the algorithm will change in time as people and programs figure out a way to game the ranking.
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If a business is not marketing or innovating, it will eventually cease to compete in the marketplace. It’s a good thing innovation and new ideas are spawned every day in education and research. Imagine what this latest innovation can do for online retail and education!
At the MIT Media Lab, the Tangible Media Group believes the future of computing is tactile. Unveiled today, the inFORM is MIT’s new scrying pool for imagining the interfaces of tomorrow. Almost like a table of living clay, the inFORM is a surface that three-dimensionally changes shape, allowing users to not only interact with digital content in meatspace, but even hold hands with a person hundreds of miles away. And that’s only the beginning.
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Twitter announced earlier this week it will start integrating images and videos inline with the feed. Which means no more clicking to a link to view the pics and videos. Promoted tweets with images are now essentially display ads within the feed. We tested posting images on Twitter and found this…
Note, when you post your image/video, Twitter shows a portion of the image. Your audience will need to click on the “Expand” link below the image to see the full size. This diminishes the value of conveniently seeing the images inline with the feed without having to click on a link to view the image.
What you see in your feed:
After you click on “Expand” link below the image, you see the whole image:
Expanded image view.
Twitter essentially only displays a portion of your entire image or video:
Twitter shows a portion (in grey area) of your entire image/video.
So we tested out our posts to see what the image ideal dimensions should be for easy inline viewing and came across 800px X 395px as the best dimension; and it still displays well on mobile too.
Newsfeed view using a desktop/laptop.
Newsfeed view using a mobile device (smart phone).
And in the spirit of user experience, we recommend your image is 800px X 395px (or same ratio). Happy tweeting!