Google My Business Intros New Tools to Max Exposure-
That is what you want to hear on a Monday! A social media platform doing something to help small biz pick up more exposure and encourage engagement with customers. This is one of them:

“Now, users can find businesses quicker with short names and URLs. Business owners can claim their short name and URL for their business and easily refer customers back to their Profile to get updates, make bookings or to write reviews. Within the next few months, people will also be able to search short names in Maps.” – George Carey-Simos, writing in WERSM

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Tips on Improving Video SEO-
Finding your blogs generating much better numbers than video? That’s not right. HubSpot research says more than half of consumers want to see more video content from the brands they know and love. We found several tips to help. Here is one of them:

“As of now, the search engine bots will stop crawling for video content after the first one.

If you place multiple videos on your website and want to rank for all of them, you need to create separate pages for each. Or, place the one you want to rank for the most at the top.” – Manish Dudharejia, writing in Search Engine Journal

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Preventing Android Devices from Showing Your Password-
Being able to see your password as you type it could be a good thing to cut down on lost time with mistakes. But if you are an on the go social media manager signing on in coffee shops, subways and in elevators…

“It might be pulled from the page of a crime thriller novel or television show, but someone could be looking over your shoulder as you type. Should that be the case, they would take down that password and use it for malicious purposes.” – Jack Wallen, writing for TechRepublic

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