Social Media Ad Dimensions Cheat Sheet [Infographic]

By Irfan Ahmad These days, you’re not fully utilizing the possibilities of social media marketing to full effect without incorporating some form of paid advertising. This infographic breaks down the key requirements of each of the main social channels to help maximize your ad content.

Source: Social Media Today


Should CISOs Allow Employees To Use Social Media Messengers At Work?

By Jasmine Cohen If your boss walks by your desk, and you have an instant messaging service like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Skype, Google Hangouts, or Slack open — even if you’re just innocently chatting with a coworker about an upcoming project — you probably immediately switch tabs, don’t you? It’s strange, but most people don’t yet recognize that employee messaging platforms are actually very beneficial for workplace productivity.

Source: Social Media Today


Re-center Google Map after user submits location

By Christine

I’m building out a travel planner that asks a user to enter and submit the name of the city s/he’s traveling to. I’ve initiated a map and set the first location to SF, but I want it to re-center based on the location the user entered.

These are two references (besides the Google Maps API documentation) I followed before posting – neither worked for me (I’m obviously missing something). I’m getting that map.setCenter() isn’t a function.

Google Maps SetCenter function refusing to work

Google Maps API v3: How to Set Zoom Level And Map Center To User Submitted Location?

          <h3>I'm traveling to: </h3>
          <input class="inputBox" type="text" name="destination" id="destination" placeholder="e.g., Barcelona, Spain or China" maxlength="35">
          <input type="submit" class="form" id="form">

  <script type="text/javascript">

  function initMap() {
  var myLatlng = {lat: 37.7751, lng: -122.4194};

  var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map'), {
    zoom: 12,
    center: myLatlng

var button = document.querySelector("input.form");
    var userSelectLat;
    var userSelectLng;

    //add an event listener which executes the callback function, geoLocation, when the Submit button is clicked
    button.addEventListener("click", getLocation);

    function getLocation(event) {
      //store city entered into a variable, put it in quotes, and add that to the geocode URL
      var city = document.querySelector("input#destination.inputBox").value;
      var cityInQuotes = """ + city + """
      var geocodeURL = ""+cityInQuotes+"AIzaSyBMEriLb8zqxFSVBWArM6n3MxonN5d-cLY";
      //return JSON and

  function printCoordinates(results) {
    if (results.status === "ZERO_RESULTS") {
      alert("Location not found. Try searching for a city or more specific location.")
  } else {
    userSelectLat = results.results[0];
    userSelectLng = results.results[0].geometry.location.lng;
    console.log('arrayresults = '+userSelectLat,userSelectLng);
    //re-center map based on new location
    var relocate = new google.maps.LatLng(userSelectLat, userSelectLng);
    alert("setting the center to: " + relocate);

Source: Stack Overflow


Cookie timeout after 30 Sec (Not Reset) It will redirect me to Login page

By Sumandeep singh Thind

I am facing issue with cookie timeout I used every thing. Its working fine on my system IIS but when deployed to server It is creating a issue.I am Using [Authorize in MVC. I used Below given Settings:


var authTicket = new FormsAuthenticationTicket(

   string encryptedTicket = FormsAuthentication.Encrypt(authTicket);

var authCookie = new HttpCookie(FormsAuthentication.FormsCookieName, encryptedTicket);

            if (authTicket.IsPersistent)
                authCookie.Expires = authTicket.Expiration;

Source: Stack Overflow


Note to Businesses: We’re All in eCommerce Now

By Chris Horton One needn’t look any further than Amazon to bear witness to the growing power of eCommerce. This past holiday season offered up a spate of direct and anecdotal evidence to suggest that eCommerce in general, and mCommerce (mobile commerce) in particular, is on the rise and is quickly redefining the retail landscape.

Source: Social Media Today


10 reasons why you should definitely come to Connect

By Christopher Ratcliff

Courtesy of @iamNigelMorris

Please excuse the rather self-serving article, but we are running a new search event called Connect on 4th & 5th February that we’re very proud of and we think you should come.

We’re aware that you have a choice of many different digital marketing events throughout the year, and you may be wondering what makes ours so special… well. I’ll tell you…

1) It’s in Miami. Look at at Miami, doesn’t it look nice. And it’s almost definitely much warmer than where you are right now…

Image courtesy of iamNigelMorris

2) More specifically, Connect is taking place at the Ritz-Carlton. Look at the Ritz-Carlton, doesn’t it look nice? And it’s almost definitely much swankier than where you are right now…

3) Our focus this year is all about putting the user first. Arguably the most important thing you need to be doing as a marketer in 2016. Connect’s two-track educational agenda has been designed to lead the discussion in the very latest technology, strategy and thinking across paid & organic search, in order to acquire and delight customers.

4) There’ll be 500+ of your peers attending. Everyone from SEO specialists, digital marketers, webmasters, developers, business leaders and industry professionals, all of whom you can network with until you’re told to leave the building because the Ritz-Carlton carpets can’t withstand another spilled Pina Colada.

5) It’s difficult to know where to begin with our excellent line-up of speakers. It’s a who’s who of industry leaders and innovators, from brands as diverse as LEGO, Macy’s, MTV, Office Depot, OpenTable and Forrester.

Speakers Connect by Search Engine Watch

Speakers at connect sew

6) I was going to then name all 40+ speakers and call them reasons 8 – 48 but that would be cheating, and you should expect better from us than that.

7) The first ‘must see’ on your speaker list is Avinash Kaushik, Author of Web Analytics 2.0 and Digital Marketing Evangelist at Google.

avinash kaushik

Avinash will be presenting his highly acclaimed See, Think, Do, Care: Driving Innovation from Customer Intent framework during his keynote session on day two, Avinash will be looking beyond search to analyze how ‘Content + Marketing + Measurement’ can transform your campaigns.

8) It’s SEW’s 20th birthday! You should come help us celebrate. We promise not to get all maudlin like we did at our last birthday party.

9) Among many other networking opportunities, we’re most excited about our Thursday night beach party sponsored by Bing. This will take place on the Ocean Front Lawn and through a private entrance to the beach from 6pm – 8pm. Bring as many inflatables as you managed to fit in your travel bag.

Networking Events Connect

10) I’ll be there (yeah, whoop right?) I’ll be giving the introductory remarks and general house-keeping. In fact I could probably save us all some time and cover a few things here… “Hi, welcome to Connect, the fire-exits are towards the back of the room, use the hashtag #connectsew, please don’t forget to top-up your suncream, hecklers will be ejected, thanks for coming!” Nailed it.

Convinced? Great! You can register here.

Source: Search Engine Watch