Get the right image sizes and character counts for social media

TwitterQuick challenge: Do you know …

  • What are the image dimensions for cover photos on LinkedIn pages? How about Facebook, YouTube and Google+ photo dimensions?
  • How many characters can a  LinkedIn post contain without getting truncated and cut off in followers’ news feeds?
  • Does your Facebook profile photo (that’s the little one that displays as your icon in news feeds) display at the same size that you upload it?
  • Photos you share on Facebook can display at any of three sizes in the news feed. What are they? Continue reading

Fact vs. Fiction: If it’s on the Internet, does it have copyright protection?

Author=Stephan Baum, Sanbec, ttog

Image: CC Stephan Baum

It makes me sad that many people don’t already know the answer to this question, but experience tells me they don’t. So consider this a public service announcement on behalf of content creators everywhere. (Yes, my writer and illustrator friends, this one’s for you.) And for those of you who already know the answer to the question, please join me in a campaign to spread the word. Continue reading

How can you learn your website’s search keywords when Google’s secure search hides them?

There’s a good chance that (not provided) has been among your top keywords – if not #1 – for quite some time. Moving forward, it almost certainly will be.

“Thanks, Google!”


clouds and skyFirst of all, I just want to say the sky is not falling.

That’s how it seems in some circles these days when people talk about Google’s decision not to pass along searchers’ keywords in the data it sends to websites when people click on any Google’s search engine results. Continue reading

What Matters Most for Search Engine Rank?

Moz, formerly known as SEOmoz, released its 2013 ranking of search engine optimization factors this week, which is a very big deal to people involved in SEO. Moz surveyed 120 search marketing experts for the study, and also did data analysis of more than 17,000 keyword search results to gauge how 80-plus search ranking factors actually correlate with high placement in search results.

MozPullQuoteI’m just starting to dig into some of it now (late on a Friday; yes, this is how I spend my weekends), and I’m going to be digesting and learning from it for quite some time. But here are some interesting key points that have jumped out already: Continue reading