Marketing Day: December 28, 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:

  • Why Instagram’s Reported Drop In Daily Users Is Probably Not Due To Terms Of Service “Revolt”

    Wow, big news! Instragram has lost 25% of its daily users. A “revolt” declares the New York Post, which broke the story. But numbers seem pretty questionable and perhaps have nothing to do with the terms of service change that upset so many earlier this month. When I saw the news spreading about Instagram’s drop [...]

  • Google+ Business Pages Can Now Comment On All User Posts

    Business pages on Google+ a just received a big upgrade to their reach. Now pages can interact with those who haven’t circled them on Google+. Previously a user must have added a page to its circles in order for the page to interact — not anymore. TheNextWeb reported on this initial update and it was confirmed shortly after [...]

  • Marketing Land’s Most Popular Stories On Google+ In 2012: Google, Project Glass & Privacy

    Today we’ve begun wrapping up our top posts of 2012 series here on Marketing Land and our sister site, Search Engine Land. In the next few days we’ll be sharing some of the most popular stories from 2012, including some of the most read, most tweeted and the most liked on Facebook. To get us [...]

  • Not So Temporary: Security Flaw Allows Snapchat & Facebook Poke Users To Keep Content Forever

    Snapchat is nifty little app that allows users to share temporary pictures or video (iPhone only) with each other for between 1 and 10 seconds. After that time limit the content is removed and is deleted off of the company’s servers. Theoretically, Snapchat is used to send goofy pictures and videos to one another in [...]

  • Affiliate Marketing Trends For 2013

    Earlier this year, Forrester estimated the affiliate marketing industry would grow to $4.5 billion by 2016. The key drivers for this growth are expected to be the affiliate channel’s ability to produce new-to-file customers, generate incremental customer acquisition, and attract consumers who spend more than the average online shopper. While all indicators point to marketers [...]

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