Twitter’s Quality Filtering for iOS & Report to Police

Twitter’s Quality Filtering for iOS & Report to Police

Twitter is becoming proactive recently when it comes to “reporting abuse”, it’s clear they are putting effort fighting spam or offensive/abusive language. Though, until last month that effort seemed not enough that Twitter’s CEO, Dick Costolo said in an internal memo obtained by The Verge

We suck at dealing with abuse and trolls on the platform and we’ve sucked at it for years. It’s no secret and the rest of the world talks about it every day.

Though, in efforts of improving users’ experience on Twitter, last year the company introduced Mute Users On Twitter. Then in December 2014 a blog post introduced improvement in block and an improved way to flag abusive Tweets, which was released only for a limited group of users.


Promoted Trends for Logged Out Users

Promoted Trends for Logged Out Users

It’s clear now Twitter is working massively on improving experience for logged out users. A very important updated for Promoted Trends globally and for Middle East was rolled out today.

The Update

Promoted Trends can now be viewed on both search page and profile page for logged out users. This update is launched globally to 100% of users.

What does this mean for brands?


Tweets Activity (tweet analytics) on Desktop for MENA

Tweets Activity (tweet analytics) on Desktop for MENA

The “View Tweets Activity” tweet analytics feature is finally on desktop view available now for The Middle East region, a long awaited feature.

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The tweet analytics  is basically the small stats icon next to the favorite icon on each tweet, buy clicking the stats icon a new popup box should open and view all activities your tweet received. (see below)


Twitter Google Deal 2015: Free SEO for Brands

Twitter Google Deal 2015: Free SEO for Brands

It was reported that Twitter Google deal was announced, they agreed to work together once again. Twitter had agreed to provide Google with access to Firehose data, allowing Google to index statuses from Twitter. Previously in 2009, Google had used Twitter Firehose as the core of a new service called Google Real Time Search which was later killed couple of days after Twitter turned off The Firehose.

No one knows why the plug was pulled on the deal , maybe Twitter saw Google+ as a threat?

November 2014 Twitter’s CFO Anthony Noto suggested that Twitter would do more to generate search engine optimization traffic, free traffic from Google and other search engines. Twitter also made a deal with Flipboard and Yahoo! Japan.


Facebook Page Likes Count Decreased?

Facebook Page Likes Count Decreased?

Did you notice a decrease in your Facebook page likes total count?

Its probably because of Facebook’s new Like count update. Facebook will remove any inactive users from your page in effort of making page likes more meaningful. Claiming that this will help business have clear data of their followers gives businesses up-to-date insights on the people who actively follow their Page.



Find out Who Tweeted It first

Find out Who Tweeted It first

If you’re ever interested to know who said something fist (actually who tweeted it first) then you’re in luck, this cool little tool can help you find out who tweeted it first

just enter the term you’re looking for and hit search, a few seconds later it will bring the 1st tweet that mentioned that term or hashtag.


Brands Winning unplanned moments : @Lotus_F1Team and @Burn

Brands Winning unplanned moments : @Lotus_F1Team and @Burn

Billions of moments that matter week for formula 1 on twitter.  One of these moments that matters was when @Lotus_F1Team drivers “burnt” TWICE! and how these brands started “winning unplanned moments”

below are 5 interesting stats

1- During the 2014 weekends Formula one racers, teams and hashtags generated 21 million activity

2- The term #F1 alone had 6 million mentions.


How to use Facebook Power Editor with Twitter Cards

How to use Facebook Power Editor with Twitter Cards

This article is meant to show how to use Twitter cards that are already have “Call-to-Action” buttons  to work and show nicely on Facebook with “Call-to-Action” buttons as well.  (ex: “Learn More” button)

The Call-to-action buttons can only be created via Facebook’s Power Editor for Pages which is listed inside the Ads Manager, you don’t really have to be an advertiser to use it though.

Before we go any further, if you’re asking yourself  what is the benefit of using Call-To-Action buttons? CtAs always return better results, and more engagement, if that isn’t enough for you then you can ignore then article


Secure Twitter Account Against Attacks

Secure Twitter Account Against Attacks

Twitter is the fastest, strongest most effective tool in communication between brands/ governments and their audiences.
250m+ active users

85 billion gigabytes of data daily

3.5 billion Tweets every week

With that being said, securing your Twitter account becomes essential, a great way to secure Twitter account is to activate the two-steps verification that was introduced by twitter in May 2013. Many business accounts and governmental accounts still didn’t activate that feature, which put their accounts at risk.


Drive traffic to Website with Twitter Website Cards

Drive traffic to Website with Twitter Website Cards

In my previous article All About Twitter Cards, I’ve made full introduction to what are Twitter Cards. In this article we will focus only on the type of articles that should be useful to your websites & business as well. The 1st Twitter card we think is most useful for websites is the Twitter Website Card

We’ve mentioned previously that  Tweets with images have x5 times engagement rate on twitter, but what if we’re not looking for tweet engagement  and looking basically for clicks, website traffic, or have a CPC campaign? then Twitter Website Cards is the best solution. Basically Website cards is a combination of a clickable image, description, title that all tied to a URL, all that can drive traffic to your website when clicked.