Twitter May Give Brands Custom Pages, Would Take A Design Cue From Facebook

Twitter BirdTwitter may be considering a more personal and surprisingly expansive profile view for brands according to a report. The new view for a brand’s Twitter profile is being spearheaded by CEO Dick Costolo and President of Revenue Adam Bain. Not only would the page concept take a cue from Facebook but the design of a brand’s Twitter page is said to look similar to Facebook’s:

Branded pages, through which advertisers could deliver tailored messages, are under consideration, along with other plans to increase the long-term revenue potential of the social network, according to sources familiar with the subject.

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Movable Type Monday: MT5 Delayed, Media Manager, Page Listing Hack, and More

Happy Monday, folks! Disappointing news for those of us waiting for the official Movable Type 5 release: It’s been postponed till January 5. In the announcement, Six Apart only says that there are issues to resolve so they’re waiting till after the holidays to release. I believe this is the third official release date we’ve had, let’s hope it’s the last one.

Byrne Reese has announced a new version of the Media Manager plugin. The previous version was broken by a change to Amazon’s API. Rather than patch the problem, Byrne did a major rewrite of the software to take advantage of an existing Amazon API library. As a result, folks upgrading from a previous version will likely need to update their templates. [Read more…]

Sunday Morning SEO: When to Use Pages Over Posts

One of the things that has worked out well for me is strategically using pages. Just because you have a blog doesn’t mean all your content needs to go in posts. Here are a couple instances to consider pages instead.

Sales page: This seems like a no-brainer but I have seen blogs selling their products on posts. Some of the posts are pretty old so the products seem outdated. [Read more…]