Did You Catch All of That? A Rundown of Our Top May Blogs

June 2nd, 2016 by Search Influence Alumni

It’s summertime! May was full of so many informative and fun Influencer blog posts, not to mention the laugh-out-loud-worthy gifs. If you haven’t caught up with all of our blogs yet, here’s a quick run-down of all the top blogs from May.

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What Happened to Facebook’s 20% Text Grid Tool?

The Cliff’s Notes version is that Facebook has 4 categories for the amount of text allowed on an ad: “OK”, “Low”, “Medium,” or “High.” A “High” amount may not reach your audience, but you may also have more room to be flexible with the ad. To every rule there is an exception: Movie posters, book covers, and product images don’t “count” as text.

Why Social Media Is Critical for the Growth of Your Business

We all know that social media is here to stay, but here’s the nitty gritty with the reasons why. Bottom Line: your customers are active on social media—a whopping 76%—and Facebook remains the real winner with the most users.

13 Things We Wish We Could Tell Our Younger Selves: A Guide for Graduating Seniors

As graduating seniors, there’s so much pressure to go out in the world and do great things. Fear not, 13 of our employees provided solid advice for those entering the workforce. From knowing it’s okay to ask for help, keeping your goals in mind, or reminding yourself that you shouldn’t just accomplish things just to check them off your list, these pieces of advice are bound to make an impact on a young graduate’s mind.

Oh No! Where Did Medical Schema Go?

For anyone in the medical field, or anyone interested, there’s a new version of medical Schema. The changes involved include a new extension, which have been moved to another subdomain and more extensions are most likely on their way.

Seeing Colors? Google Expands Paid Ads

Hopefully you didn’t miss a major Google update, which involved paid ads in two new areas, Local Finder ads and Maps ads. With the Local Finder, the reduction of five displays to three wasn’t enough for users, so Google integrated some paid ads. Regarding Maps ads, ads are now shown in purple font, positioned at the top of the results, and a purple icon is added directly in the map.

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