Marketing Day: August 26, 2013

mday240pxHere’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:

  • Feedly Pro Goes Live To All RSS Users For $5 Per Month Feedly, the popular RSS reader, announced that their Pro version, which had a limited launch earlier this month is now available to all for $5 per month or $45 per year. With this announcement, one of the large Pro features, HTTPS support, is now part of the standard free version. Pro features have added search, […]
  • Yahoo Gives Out Inactive Usernames Via “Wishlists” & Launches “WatchList” With A $1.99 Fee Yahoo users who completed a Wishlist for their “dream” Yahoo username/email last month should find out today if they received one of their top five choices. According to the announcement, even if a user didn’t win one of the five usernames they submitted on their Wishlist, Yahoo’s newly launched Watchlist will offer more opportunities to […]
  • Cutting Edge Tactics At SMX Social Media Marketing To Maximize The Volatile Social Landscape Facebook is changing the algorithm that dictates how your posts will show up – or not – in your followers’ news feed. Tumblr traffic is closing in on Twitter, but do brands know how to best take advantage of this growing opportunity? Vine registered users have tripled since June, boosting its spot as a competitive […]
  • Report: 80 Percent On Broadband, 3 Percent Still Dialing Up According to new data out this morning from the Pew Research Center, 70 percent of American adults have “broadband” at home. (Broadband speeds aren’t defined in the report.) Three percent of US adults are still on dial-up. There are a great many so-called broadband connections that are pretty slow. But that’s another discussion. As with […]
  • How Will Discovery Change Search & Social? Don’t know what you want to do on Friday night? Open up the Gravy app and let it know that you feel like doing something brainy. The local discovery app uses your location and suggests book readings, speakers, and/or writing groups that are all happening within 25 miles of you. Welcome to the world of […]
  • Top 60+ Content Marketing Education Resources Content marketing is more popular than ever with 91 percent of B2B marketers and 86 percent of B2C marketers employing content marketing initiatives this year. As the number of businesses embracing content marketing grows, more resources become available. The following educational resources — from blogs and videos to training, events and more — can help […]
  • How To Get The Most Out Of Your Customer Analytics We marketers love our data. What surprises me is the percentage of us ignoring one of the most valuable data sources we have available to us — our customers. Too often, we mistake our site visitors for our customers. While site behavior is important, it’s not all our customers have to tell us. The rise […]
  • Study: How Big Brands Are Using Tumblr While Tumblr now has over 100 million blogs, it is still the most overlooked social media network for brands. Currently, only 31% of the top 100 brands have adopted a Tumblr account. Social media analytics and reporting platform Simply Measured performed a study showing just how these top brands were performing and some of the […]
  • Google Glass Won’t Cost $299 & Won’t Be Sold At Best Buy Next Year With the final stretch of 2013 staring us straight in the eyes, there’s been a lot of speculation lately about when Google will start selling Google Glass to the public, where it’ll be sold and how much it’ll cost. Google’s Chris Dale, part of the Google Glass communications team, put at least some of the […]
  • Privacy Groups Ask Court To Reject Google Settlement, Claim It Won’t Fix Privacy Issues Last month, Google agreed to pay $8.5 million to a settlement fund over a lawsuit claiming the site had given private information included in user search queries to third parties without gaining consent from users or notifying them that the information was being shared. The court approval for the settlement was scheduled for today, but […]

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  • Gini Dietrich

    Really good roundup, Matt! I love that there are people out there who are still on dial-up. In the words of a friend of mine, “Whaaaaaat?”

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