Marketing Day: August 10, 2012

Here’s our daily recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.

From Marketing Land:

  • Marketing Biz: DISQUS Challenges AdSense & Acquisio Buy ScienceOps; Microsoft Opts-Out Of Advertising

    Microsoft is not so quietly deciding to opt-out of advertising, while DISQUS is stealthily building an alternative to AdSense. This week we also saw Square taking a big leap in mobile payments, learned out inept ICANN is and saw more drama unfold between Apple and Google. The future might also include FreeMonee and sponsored people. [...]

  • FTC Approves Facebook Privacy Settlement Reached Last November

    As was widely expected, the Federal Trade Commission has given final approval to the privacy settlement it reached with Facebook last year. The agreement — unlike the $22.5 million agreement with Google announced yesterday — doesn’t call for any monetary penalty. It does, however, require Facebook to undergo privacy audits from an independent third party [...]

  • Consumer Behavior And Today’s Publishers: Why Advertisers Love The Affiliate Channel

    Affiliate marketing has been around for quite a while. It started in the mid-1990’s, which is a long time ago in Web years. At the time, consumers were just beginning to shop online and to adopt mobile phones as a way to talk, not text or shop, with their friends and colleagues. Facebook and Twitter [...]

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About The Author: is Search Engine Land's News Editor and owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry's personal blog is named Cartoon Barry and he can be followed on Twitter here. For more background information on Barry, see his full bio over here.

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