Marketing Day: January 12, 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:

  • Privacy Watchdog EPIC Asks Federal Trade Commission To Investigate Google

    The Electronic Privacy Information Center has urged the FTC to investigate Google’s recent integration of search results with personal data, such as photos, posts, and contact details, gathered from Google+ in Google Search results. These changes, Google Plus Your World, “raise concerns related to both competition and the implementation of the Commission’s consent order,” EPIC [...]

  • Create A Mobile App And Increase Your Visibility

    We’re all well aware that mobile is the future. 35% of American adults own smartphones, and that number is constantly on the rise. Equally important is the fact that app use has outstripped mobile browsing on mobile platforms by a margin of 81 minutes a day to 74 minutes a day on the web. It [...]

  • Satisfaction Lower With Mobile Than PC Websites, May Impact Brand Perception

    ForeSee Results, which measures customer satisfaction for websites using the American Customer Satisfaction Index methodology, has released a study measuring satisfaction with leading retailer mobile sites. What the firm found was that Apple and Amazon were the satisfaction leaders (by a significant margin). In fact, satisfaction with Apple’s mobile site was higher than for its [...]

  • Schmidt On CES: “There’s Always Android Products That We Don’t Know About”

    Think Google exercises super-powers over Android? Think again. One of the jobs Googlers are doing this week at the CES is to spot new Android products out in the wilderness. Not to close them down, since Android’s free for anyone to use. Just to help catalog the population. “We have a couple of people who are [...]

  • 8 Things I Hope Are On Twitter’s 2012 To-Do List

    After spending the past couple years dealing with changes at the top of its organizational structure, as well as seemingly innumerable changes to its design and user interface, Twitter seems to be in a more stable position as 2012 begins. Activity also seems to be growing — several of Twitter’s busiest days have happened just [...]

  • What You Need To Know About The New Top Level Domains

    ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, has begun accepting applications for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), allowing businesses, groups and even governments to request their own private “dot anything” website addresses. There are currently only 20 gTLDs, plus a couple-hundred two-letter country extensions over which ICANN has little control. The addition of [...]

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