In episode 33 of the podcast, Andrew and Will chat about Facebook's continued efforts to thwart ad blockers, their new mid-roll 'commercial breaks' and #SaveTwitter - the hashtag that's spreading a rumor about Twitter shutting down.  Plus, order food from a Google search and how one business made $10,000 in just a few hours with Pokemon Go!

Featuring Andrew McCauley (@andymac71) and Will Hanke (@redcanoemedia)

subscribeShow Notes

New Tools

  • Slack - A chat app that lets you keep track of conversations about various projects you've got going on
  • What font - a Chrome extension that lets you quickly decipher what font a web page is using

Big News/Week

FB battles Ad blockers
http://www.cnet.com/news/facebook-battles-ad-blockers/

Instagram

Instagram Testing ‘Save Draft’ Feature
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/instagram-save-draft-test/643357

Facebook

FB Polling users about informative stories
https://consumerist.com/2016/08/12/facebook-polling-users-to-find-most-informative-stories-for-news-feed/

FB Mid-roll ads in FB live (like a commercial break)
http://adage.com/article/digital/facebook-testing-mid-roll-video-ads-live-sources/305274/

Facebook Adds Guide, Heatmap Features for 360 Video; New Video Metrics
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/guide-heatmap-360-video-new-metrics/643383

You can now book flights on Messenger (IcelandAir)
http://www.icelandair.us/messenger-bot/

FB Page layouts continue to roll out
https://www.postplanner.com/blog/facebook-page-layouts-change-again/

Twitter

Twitter will soon let everyone post Moments
http://mashable.com/2016/08/09/twitter-moments-expansion/?utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial#alm4VkXdMiqH

Rumors continue about Twitter shutting doors in 2017 (#SaveTwitter) (cyberbullying)
http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/twitter-denies-savetwitter-rumors-shutting-down-2017-n628986

Misc

Google Maps Adds New Offline Features, Ride Service Options
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/google-maps-adds-new-offline-features-ride-service-options/643299

Google partners with Zomato, Swiggy and more to expand food delivery in India
http://mashable.com/2016/08/09/google-india-delivery/?utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial#e.fE6C5y25qw

You can now set Google Maps to download data only over Wi-Fi
http://mashable.com/2016/08/09/google-maps-wi-fi-only/?utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial#5zZvYGer2sqf

'Pokémon Go' earns estimated $200 million in its first month
http://mashable.com/2016/08/08/pokemon-go-200-million/?utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial#OYiJzs1IDiqi

What’s Going On?

Will: Future 50 award, 6 Week Social Media Challenge

Andrew: Triple Your Website Traffic in 30 Days Webinar

About 

Will Hanke owns Saint Louis' top independent Internet Marketing firm, Red Canoe Media. In addition to helping some of St Louis' most recognizable brands with their online marketing strategy, Will also is an Amazon bestselling author, speaker and teacher.