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AT&T CEO Defends 5G Evolution Marketing Following Sprint Lawsuit

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson defended AT&T’s aggressive 5G E marketing following the filing of a lawsuit by Sprint. During the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, some of their competitors criticized them, saying AT&T is “slapping 5G stickers” on upgraded 4G phones.

Stephenson says that 5G Evolution (5G E), represents new technology that they are deploying that delivers radical increases in speed and performance on their network.


Description of 5G Evolution on AT&T website.

Randall Stephenson, Chairman and CEO of AT&T, defends their 5G E marketing amid a lawsuit filing by Sprint in an interview with CNBC:

It’s an Evolutionary Step to 5G

It’ll play itself out obviously. We feel very comfortable with how we’ve characterized the new service that we’re launching. What we do is go into a market and we turn up a significant block of spectrum, wireless airways that we own. I mean it’s rather dramatic. We’re deploying new technology that I won’t go into the details of it, but when we go into a market and we turn up this technology and we light up this spectrum our customers are seeing radical increases in speed and performance on the network.

This is a step that’s required to get to ultimate 5G. It’s an evolutionary step to 5G, a critical step. So we are characterizing this 5G E, 5G Evolution. We’ve obviously done our homework. We’ve done a lot of work around how we characterize this. We’re being very clear with our customers that this is an evolutionary step.

It’s Not a Play Everybody Can Run

But this is a dramatic step-change improvement in what the customers experience where we turn this up. I fully understand why our competitors might be upset with this. It’s not a play everybody can run. It’s a play that we really like. It’s a play that’s going to differentiate us in the marketplace as we begin to roll this out over the course of this year.

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SearchCap: Local SEO report, Google Maps spam report & following Googlebot

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.



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7 Tips for Growing Your Following on Instagram With Hashtags

With about 500 million daily active users on its platform, Instagram has become one of the indispensable marketing tools for small business owners. However, organic reach is increasingly difficult to achieve with the platform’s algorithmic-based feed. So, how do you compete against louder, bigger brands and deliver content to your target audience? The answer:  use effective hashtags.  

Aside from photos, hashtags are another key element to using Instagram. They organize content to make it more discoverable and spur engagement from a target audience. Instagram even launched a feature that allows users to follow hashtags in keeping up with the latest posts. By using the right tactics, hashtags can grow your following and expand your reach within the platform.

1. Search for the Right Hashtags

Begin with a quick search for niche-specific keywords on Instagram. Similar or related phrases often crop up as you type in the search box, so consider these as your potential hashtags. Find relevant tags that your target audience will likely search for. You can also use third-party tools to extract popular hashtags that competitors and social media influencers use frequently.  

2. Use Location Tags to Build Local Awareness

This strategy is a good way to connect with other community members and gain exposure. Users often enjoy supporting local businesses, so using community-oriented tags can drive engagement with your brand. Moreover, they are likely to discover upcoming events within the vicinity through Instagram.

3. Match Hashtags With Relevant Photos

Good images will reel in an audience, so make sure your photo goes well with your caption and hashtags. Search results on Instagram are displayed in a grid. Pay attention to the photos and their similarities to each other. Study how your image can stand out while remaining relevant to the keywords.

4. Jump on the Bandwagon

Another way can grow your audience is by using trending hashtags. Aligning your content with a trending topic or event, say a holiday, can improve discoverability and reach. Mark your calendar for upcoming events to prepare relevant content in advance.

5. Change Up Your Hashtags

You may feel satisfied with using the same hashtags in every post, especially if you discovered ones that users consistently engage with. There’s a chance, however, that they have already seen and ignored your content. Using other keywords, on the other hand, lets you reach other users who might’ve never heard of you before.

6. Focus on Less Popular Tags

Using hashtags with fewer posts can mean that there is less competition in capturing the users’ attention for your content. With specific, targeted keywords, you’re more likely to tap into your intended audience and improve visibility.

7. Come Up With Creative Hashtags

Having creative hashtags is another way to add personality and voice to your brand. People often notice cheeky and witty catchphrases that can spark lively discussions about the message. That’s why companies often concoct hashtags that contain brand names to give them a distinct edge and identity over competitors. Sometimes, it encourages sharing and engagement from your followers.

Growing your Instagram following with hashtags shouldn’t stop there. To keep audience engagement and maintain your online presence, track and analyze the performance of your posts and take time to identify the most engaged hashtags. Follow the seven tips listed above, and watch your Instagram following grow.

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Rapidly Grow Your Email List, Sell Products And Double Your Social Media Following With This One Simple Plugin

Updated! – Press play on the video below to see exactly how the Smart Slider can rapidly grow your email list, all your social media channels, and sell your products, or promote any page… Now With Support For The Following Channels: Facebook (Profiles and Pages) Twitter Instagram Pinterest LinkedIn Google+…

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Nathan Chan: Young Aussie Entrepreneur Turns Foundr Digital Magazine Into A Six Figure Business And Grows Instagram Following To 500,000+

[ Download MP3 | Transcript | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] Several years ago, shortly after moving to Melbourne Australia, I received a message from a local named Nathan Chan. He wanted to take me out to dinner. Normally I’m a bit wary of dinner invites from people…

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Miss Universe Lauds Miss Colombia Following Uncomfortable Pageant Gaffe

Miss Universe, Pia Wurtzbach of the Philippines, lauded first runner-up Miss Colombia–Ariadna Gutierrez–following the uncomfortable gaffe made by pageant host Steve Harvey during last weekend’s pageant.

Taking to social media, Miss Universe said she feels “bonded” with Miss Colombia, calling her “strong and beautiful.”

“Wow. Words can’t describe how grateful I am for this. It was quite a journey getting here with 3 attempts at winning Miss Philippines. Now, I finally got the best Christmas gift ever – and not just for me, for my country. I’d like to say thank you to everyone who believed in my potential and those who supported me from the beginning. To everyone who voted for me, especially to my fellow countrymen, thank you. Maraming salamat po sa inyong lahat. To Ariadna, you are an amazing woman and we are now bonded together forever by a unique experience. In the last 3 weeks we were together, I saw how strong and beautiful you are inside and out. You represented your country with honor and I know how proud everyone must be of you. Fate has a plan for you, and I’m excited to see what’s ahead. And to all the fans who are still fighting about this. Please let’s all stop now. The Miss Universe,” Pia Wurtzbach captioned her Instagram post.

In keeping with pageant niceties, Miss Colombia returned the compliment, congratulation Miss Philippines on her Miss Universe win.

“After the storm comes the calm. I want to thank each and everyone of you who have sent messages of support and strength. Every one of you has become an incredible human being in my book and I am the most fortunate and thankful for having the support not only from one country but from the whole entire world. Your destiny is written for you. And my destiny was this. I was able to bring happiness to my country after becoming Miss Universe for only a couple of minutes… Today because of that COLOMBIA and the LATIN COMMUNITY are being talked about in every corner of the world. I also want to congratulate the Philippines for their new Miss Universe ”</p

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Jessa Duggar Finally Turns Back on Josh Duggar Following Ashley Madison Scandal

Jessa Duggar Seewald was sexually molested by her eldest brother Josh Duggar when he was a teenager, yet she came to the defense of the former 19 Kids and Counting star in an interview with Megyn Kelly a couple of months back. Now that Josh Duggar has been outed for having two Ashley Madison accounts–as well as admitting to having …


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Following A Greener Path: What You Must Understand About Solar Power

Solar Panel with green grass and beautiful blue sky

Going forward, people will be using oil less and less. Luckily, you can join this transition by making good use of clean, renewable solar energy today. This article is filled with useful tips and helpful information.

When you are just transitioning to solar power, pick something small to start with. There are outdoor lights that are completely run on solar energy. It’s easy to find this sort of product online, at home improvement stores and at big box stores. Installing this sort of lighting system is a no-brainer. Walk down your garden path and poke the lights into the ground!

To maximize the effectiveness of your solar panels, opt for installations that are independent of the sun’s movement. Newer systems can store energy from the sun while it is up, and then let you use that energy later. This can come in very handy if you use home power at night.

You can help the environment by heating your water with solar energy. Choose a water heating system that fits your needs and your budget. They can easily be installed up on your roof to take advantage of the sun’s energy.

To go partially solar-powered, look at smaller applications that use solar energy. This can be done in two ways. You can find small-scale panels to prop on your window to recharge electronics. Camping equipment like lights and cooking gear can also be solar powered. These products will help you save a little but the savings will add up quickly.

After you recoup your initial investment, you can save a lot of money using solar energy. Solar panels are costly and will take some time for them to be paid off and saving you money. This project is best postponed until you are sure you are not going anywhere.

Think over your budget carefully before you start thinking about buying solar panels. Depending on your location, the costs of solar panels will outweigh the potential output of your system. If you race into solar without looking into the data, you may be in for a bad surprise when the numbers really pan out.

You could get a tax credit if you switch to solar power. You may receive tax breaks up to 30 percent of the initial cost of the system. Just check some online sources or get in touch with a local agency representative to see if you are eligible.

If going green is a top priority for you, consider switching to solar energy. The sun is a renewable resource, so you are not deteriorating the environment. Go with solar energy rather than using fossil fuels.

Solar panels can be costly, so you may want to buy the smallest number possible. Have an expert do an audit of what your energy usage is. This can help you find the ways you waste energy so you can change them. As a result, you can reduce the amount of solar panels required.

Before installing any form of solar panels, be familiar with local rules and regulations. There are many areas in which permits will be required. It would be horrible to set the system up, only to have to move it again.

With regards to solar panels, bigger isn’t always better. There are many considerations that go along with the effectiveness of solar panels, such as materials, construction and warranties. All of these things should be considered when looking into this large purchase.

If you are unable to afford a complete solar-powered system, solar water heaters are a more affordable option. An electric water heater could represent up to 35% of your energy consumption. With the upfront costs of solar water heaters being less than a full power system, more people are able to install these rather than full systems.

Dry clothing outside. Even though this idea has been used for many years, it’s still efficient. Instead of using machines when it’s sunny, take your clothes and hang them in your yard. Your clothes will have a nice scent while saving money.

You may be able to have a solar energy system installed at a huge discount, or possibly even for free. Since the government is beginning to reward those who use solar energy, you may be able to get a grant for the costs.

It is important to understand your needs when purchasing a solar panel. You should know your electric usage, optimal areas of sunlight and make decisions for the sizing and shape of the panel. Once you look at your situation you may want a few efficient panels as opposed to a larger, cheaper installation.

As energy costs increase and reserves get depleted, it makes more and more sense to choose renewable power sources. However, you need not wait for solar energy to become completely standard. Research solar power today and discover great ways to save money on power while doing your part to help the environment.

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Why Following In The Footsteps Of Other Bloggers Can Be A Treacherous Path

A few weeks ago on one of my Yaro.TV daily videos I talked about solving problems by learning how other people have solved the same problem before you.

You can study other people’s solutions and then copy them to solve your problem. Easy.

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Following The Trend: Mozscape Gets Faster and Cleaner

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There's a trend emerging with Mozscape, and it's a good one. Updates are getting more regular and indexes are increasing in size (with exception to a few bumps in the road). Today, we're happy to announce a few more awesome features to add to that list!

A few weeks back, Rand announced the Mozscape API beta, and the Moz community came by the dozens to try it out. Thanks to that passionate group of beta testers, we nailed down some bugs and battle-tested the new API.

Now, it's ready for primetime.

Starting today, Mozscape just got a whole lot faster. It now supports 200 requests per second for everyone on paid levels — that's a 20x increase from the current paid levels! This rate limit increase will allow users to pull Mozscape data as they please, with a lot less wait time in between requests. Even better, you don't need to change a thing on your end to utilize latest update as a paid Mozscape user – just keep calling. No new keys, no new code.

Free Mozscape users, we didn't forget about you! We've got a small rate limit increase coming your way in the coming weeks.

We're also rolling out a fresh update to the Mozscape API documentation. We've heard time and time again that the old documentation caused headaches for folks who have tried to integrate Mozscape data. That's a bummer, so we completely refreshed the structure of our API documentation to remove some of the pain that came with navigating through the docs. This update is also live as of today.

All of these updates tie directly back to the theme of progression with Mozscape. We've got some of our best people on the job, and some 18 million resources behind improving our data (if you know what I mean). Much more to come!

PS. If you've built something awesome with Mozscape, drop me a line or let us know in the comments. We may be sending some love your way soon.

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