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Sooooo.... You want to know the secret to growing Facebook engagement and traffic? Show up.

Like most of us, I've been on the 'Facebook doesn't really work for marketing' bandwagon.


Because FB page reach sucks, plus that allowed me to pay attention to one fewer platform in my already-busy social media schedule.

Well, a few weeks back, I decided to do on FB what I do on G+ - revive my personal FB profile and show up. 

Be there for comments. Interactions. Watch my home stream a bit. Respond.

Just be there.

Honestly, didn't take me more than 15 minutes out of my day.


I was pleasantly surprised.

40% traffic increase for just showing up? Yeah baby!

Behold the power of community marketing.
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YouTube now gets over 400 hours of content uploaded every minute

On July 23, 2015 at her closing keynote speech for the annual online video event’s industry track, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki revealed Google’s online video site now claims over 400 hours of content uploaded every single minute.

Wojcicki also said YouTube watch time is up 60% year-over-year, which is the fastest growth YouTube has seen in the last two years.

Additionally, the number of people watching content on YouTube each day is up 40% over last year, as of March 2014.

“We’ve gone beyond an era of passive entertainment into a renaissance of immersive entertainment. Where the traditional rules of television—those 22-minute episodes or strict timeslots—are being rewritten in favor of new kinds of entertainment, interesting new faces and above all, engagement and community," said Wojcicki.

Story source: +Tubefilter


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A whole new Twitter for Windows 10

Twitter announced that Windows users will have a new Twitter experience optimized especially for Windows 10.

The new Twitter for Windows 10 will give you instant access to top Tweets, photos and videos without requiring a login.

You’ll also see Tweets right out of the box in live tiles from the Start menu.

Here are some highlights of the Windows 10 app:

♨ Twitter Live Tiles
♨ Multiple photo Tweets — upload up to four photos per Tweet
♨ Animated GIFs
♨ Vine playback
♨ Tweets with photos, Vine videos and other select content now show a preview in your home timeline
♨ Share photos privately in Direct Messages

Not too shabby...


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This is awesome: See the world in your language with Google Translate

Did you know the Google Translate app lets you i_nstantly visually translate printed text_ - now in 27 languages?

Traveling abroad (or to the local China Town!) has just gotten a lot easier...

Google announcement:


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But first... coffee! 

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Amazon is launching Launchpad: a new marketplace specifically geared at startups

Each startup will get a product page where it can upload a product video and information about the startup. Startups on Launchpad will also be able to take pre-orders for products directly through Amazon, rather than on their company website, and Amazon will handle shipping logistics (it does this for all merchants on its platform).

Joining Launchpad doesn’t cost startups anything upfront, just a commission on product sales.

Launchpad currently hosts 200 products in 15 categories, including mattresses from Casper, eero’s Home WiFi System, the Smart Sport Band from Wearables DVB, and the Soma Sustainable Pitcher & Plant-Based Water Filter.

More at +VentureBeat


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Twitter now lets you preview a user’s bio when you hover over their avatar

New on Twitter: you can now view a person’s Twitter bio on the Twitter website anytime you hover over the person’s avatar.

Announced in a tweet:


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Introducing Yahoo Livetext - the silent video chat app

Yes, silent video chat: combining the ease of texting with the expressiveness of video, without the audio - that's what Yahoo's new messaging app is about.

Yahoo Livetext has been available in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Ireland.

Starting tomorrow (Thursday), it’ll be released Yahoo Livetext in five new countries - U.S., U.K., Canada, Germany and France.

This could be interesting...



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Periscope on Android: Your A to Z Tutorial [part 1] VIDEO

In Part 1 of this Periscope on Android Tutorial video series, you’ll learn:

♨ how to create your Periscope account (if you haven't done so already);
♨ an important tip about creating your Periscope username;
♨ how to set up your Periscope profile;
♨ the anatomy of your Periscope home page.

Find a full Periscope on Android Tutorial at Traffic Generation Café:

If you are on iOS, I've got you covered as well:

Are you on Periscope yet? If not, what's holding you up?
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Windows 10 free upgrade now available in 190 countries

...and, according to Microsoft, Windows 10 is the best Windows ever.

But of course, they'd say that, right?...

Here's the Skinny on the Windows 10 features:

♨ Windows 10 is designed to be compatible with the hardware, software and peripherals you already own.

♨ Free updates help keep you current on features and security updates.

♨ Offering enhanced Windows Defender and Smart Screen to help safeguard against viruses, malware and phishing.

♨ Windows Hello greets you by name, providing a fast, secured, password-free way to log in.

♨ Cortana is your personal digital assistant making it easy to find the right information at the right time.

♨ You can easily switch between apps and stay organized with Snap and Task View.

♨ New Microsoft Edge browser allows you to quickly browse, read, and even mark up and share the web.

♨ Built-in apps including Photos, Maps, Microsoft’s new music app Groove, and Movies & TV, offer entertainment and productivity options.

♨ The Companion Phone app lets you set up your iPhone, Android or Windows phone to work seamlessly with your Windows device.

Upgrading to Windows 10

Upgrading to Windows 10 is easy IF you have a genuine Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 PC or tablet.

Starting today, a new notification on your taskbar will alert you when your upgrade is ready to be installed. 

Windows 10 Reviews

Interested to see what others think of Windows 10 before upgrading yourself?

Check out these reviews:

at +VentureBeat
at +Ars Technica
at +Engadget


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Android users can now say ‘Ok Google’ to send messages via WhatsApp, WeChat, NextPlus, Telegram, and Viber

Starting today, you can send messages using some of your favorite messaging apps on your Android by simply talking to Google, just like you can already do to send quick emails, Hangouts or text messages.

Just say, “Ok Google, send a WhatsApp message to Joe”—after which you’ll get a prompt asking you to dictate your message. Or, you can do it all in one step: “Ok Google, send a Viber message to Josh: let’s do dinner tomorrow night.”

You’ll be able to do this in English initially (not only in the US though!); more apps and languages coming in the future.

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Google: 180% increase in hacked sites in the past year

Yes, 180%. Insane!

The number was announced as Google launched their #NoHacked campaign again.

Over the next month or so, Google will be working on educating webmasters on hacked sites: how to prevent it, how to fix it, how to stay secure, etc.

They are kicking off the campaign with some basic tips on how to keep your site safe on the web.

1. Strengthen your account security

Set a longer password that might contain a mixture of letters, numbers, symbols, or be a passphrase.

Don't reuse passwords for multiple accounts.

Turn on 2-Factor Authentication for accounts that offer this service.

2. Keep your site’s software updated

Periodically check your site for any outdated software.

Consider completely removing any add-ons or software that you don't need on your website - for instance, unnecessary Wordpress plugins.

3. Research how your hosting provider handles security issues

I hate to see people going with a hosting company because they can do it for under $5 a month.


Google suggests to contact your hosting provider to see if they offer on-demand support to clean up site-specific problems.

4. Use Google tools to stay informed of potential hacked content on your site

Use Google's Search Console (formerly Google's Webmaster Tools).

That is Google’s way of communicating with you about issues on your site including if they have detected hacked content.

To learn more about securing your site, follow Google's #NoHacked  campaign on Twitter ( and Google+ (

Also, keep your eyes open for a Google Hangout focused on security where you can ask security experts questions. (Wed, 26 Aug

Google'e #NoHacked announcement:


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If I learned anything after many years of building an online empire, it’s this: the online business industry is a scary place. A place where many a mighty business owner has fallen.

Including me.

That’s right, I’ve had some online business flops in the past, until one day I realized that my business was only as good as the number of eyes that saw it on a daily basis.

That’s why I started TrafficGenerationCafe, focusing on various ways to increase website traffic like search engine traffic, social media traffic, networking, as well as how to convert that traffic into subscribers and buyers.

In six quick months, my blog grew to be an authority on traffic generation. My blog’s traffic (I was ranked under 15K on Alexa), reader engagement, and sales showed me that I was on the right track.

This might all seem foreign to you.

Stick with me and it will soon become second nature.

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