Marketing Day: January 11, 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:

  • Twitter Cries Foul Over Google “@WWE” Search, But Google Still Beats Bing

    The war of words continues between Google and Twitter over Google’s new “Search Plus” results that, in part, promote Google+ social accounts. This time, an appropriate example to fight over, the WWE. Let’s get ready to rumble! Twitter’s general counsel, Alex Macgillivray, tweeted about the dispute today: Folks asked for examples. Here’s what a user searching [...]

  • Privacy Watchdog: FTC Needs To Look At Google’s “Search, Plus Your World”

    The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) may file a request asking the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate antitrust and privacy concerns surrounding Google’s latest update to its search results. As the LA Times reports, EPIC Executive Director Marc Rotenberg says his group will probably file a complaint with the FTC. “We believe this is [...]

  • Oxford Study Explores Tweeter Reach & Influence

    What can social media marketers learn from protests in Spain? Given that Twitter was used to get out the word about these protests, there’s plenty of insight to be gained. To that end, researchers at Oxford analyzed nearly 600,000 tweets over a 30 day period to learn how people were influenced to join these protests, [...]

  • Schmidt: Google+ Not Favored, Happy To Talk Twitter & Facebook Integration

    Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt says Google+ content is not being favored over Twitter and Facebook by Google’s search engine. Rather, those companies can be treated the same if they grant Google the right permissions to access their content. I spoke with Schmidt today about the developing war-of-words between Twitter and Google, which broke out [...]

  • Facebook ‘Featured Story’ Ads Now Showing Directly In Users’ News Feeds

    Last month Facebook announced that sponsored story ads would soon be integrated directly into users’ news feed. It has been confirmed that these paid featured stories are now appearing in news feeds. The ads will look quite similar to traditional wall posts with the ability to contain text and imagery. The sponsored posts will feature a subtle [...]

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