10 Snapchat features we wish existed



We here at Mashable are obsessed with Snapchat – the filters, the live stories, and of course, the Discover channels.


But of course, it’s not perfect. In addition to a confusing, non-intuitive interface – Snapchat makes you work just to find that black drawing tool – there’s a lot we wish it had. Plus, there are older, now-removed features, we want back too, like the “best friends” feature which highlighted who you snapped with the most. 


See also: 7 hidden features in the latest Snapchat update


While the app is always improving and adding new features, we’ve rounded up our wish list of Snapchat features, from an eraser tool to different fonts. Let’s take a look. Read more…


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The Path to Poor Local Rankings – Citation Inconsistency [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Path to Poor Local Rankings – Citation Inconsistency [infographic]

Users are increasingly searching for products or services based on location, putting local businesses in a fierce battle to be the first solution searchers find. A battle that cannot be fought alone!


The following infographic created by OptiLocal – Episode I of the Local SEO Wars – the Citation Inconsistency Awakens encourages local businesses to prepare a reliable army of business citations that will help fight this battle for higher local rankings. The infographic illustrates what citation inconsistency is, how it can negatively influence your local business and ultimately, provides suggestions on how you ended up suffering from inconsistencies in the first place.


By transforming your business citations into the Stormtroopers of the First Order, the infographic puts you on a mission of turning your army of soldiers to the Light (cleaning up your citations to avoid citation inconsistency), just like Finn did in The Force Awakens, escaping the First Order to follow his heart serving the Light.



#Womancard takes aim at Donald Trump’s controversial comments



On Tuesday evening, after winning all five primaries at stake, Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump took a celebratory swipe at Hillary Clinton‘s credentials. 


“Frankly, if Hillary Clinton were a man, I don’t think she’d get 5% of the vote. The only thing she’s got going is the woman’s card,” Trump said during a news conference. 


His audience barely applauded the controversial comment, which became a top-10 trending hashtag in the U.S. on Wednesday. 


Twitter users, many of whom identified as Clinton supporters, began pointing out that the so-called #womancard actually isn’t worth much because of historic and persistent gender inequality.  Read more…


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Social Media, Email Marketing & Blogging: Top 9 Tactics for Finding New Customers Online – Infographic

Social Media, Email Marketing & Blogging: Top 9 Tactics for Finding New Customers Online - Infographic

Looking to grow your list of leads? Rely on these tried and true digital marketing methods.


Social media

Private message:


There’s still incredible value in one on one exchange. Reach out to Facebook, Twitter or Google+ fans via private message, and offer personalized consultations or custom promotions.


Group and Communities Discussions:


Join both private and public Google Plus communities, Facebook and LinkedIn Groups that relate to your industry. Build relationships with the members and eventually recommend your product.



Meet Talkshow, the latest viral app the Internet is freaking out about



Look out, Internet. The new Peach has arrived – and we have Taylor Swift to thank. 


A new text messaging app called Talkshow became the buzzy new social platform du jour on Tuesday for its quirky concept: it’s like “texting in public.”


The iOS-only app lets users host message-based “Talkshows” about various topics, from sports and politics to TV and music. People notify followers when a Talkshow is live, encouraging anyone who’s watching to send messages, post reactions and GIFs or even join in as a co-host. It’s like Periscope for texting.


Founder Michael Sippey said in a blog post that the concept is inspired by a conversation posted online of Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran.   Read more…


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How to Make Pinterest Work for Both B2C and B2B Marketing – #infographic

How to Make Pinterest Work for Both B2C and B2B Marketing - #infographic

“Using Pinterest for marketing is a powerful yet fairly underutilized tool. While many businesses – especially retailers – know how to use it for B2C marketing, the platform offers opportunities for B2B marketing as well. The question, then, is how to make it work best for your company.”


Take a look at this infographic, produced by ExactTarget, that illustrates 8 ways to make Pinterest work for both B2C and B2B marketing.



Finding and Dominating Profitable Niches: How to Hit the Bull’s Eye?

How To Find And Dominate Profitable Niches in 6 Easy Steps [Infographic]

Blogging is a big business today that spreads over a vast market. For bloggers, this is a way to monetize their skills and earn a fortune. From cosmetic products to fitness equipment, this form of marketing has taken the blogging business by storm. What could be more alluring than earning money by writing a blog?


For potential bloggers, the million-dollar question is: what are the profitable niches?


Let us guide you…


Let’s say you are a food blogger writing for food experts, dietitians and food vendors. Addressing problems of this audience is one thing and earning money by writing on a specific problem is a different story.


What you need to know is how you could attract the profitable businesses in between the broad lines of your industry. In the food blogging, for example, writing only about nutritional benefits of food will not do any good for your blogging business; rather you need to write on the problems of your audience to get their attention.


Assuming that you have built a fundamental familiarity with the idea of niches, let us guide you more on the topic with the following 6 insightful tips: