Marketing Day: May 3, 2013

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:

  • Cookie-Stuffing Could Land eBay’s Top Two Affiliates In Jail Business Insider has an interesting and in-depth article about the ongoing legal cases that could land eBay’s two biggest affiliates in jail soon on charges of wire fraud. If you’ve been in the online marketing industry for a while, you may recognize the names Shawn Hogan and Brian Dunning. They’re the two affiliates that eBay [...]
  • March Mobile Market Share: Apple Gains, Android Drops, Microsoft Sees Some Movement The March smartphone market share numbers are out from comScore. What we see is Apple gaining 2.7 points to maintain its lead as the top US smartphone maker. Samsung also gained slightly and remains the number two smartphone manufacturer in the US. All other hardware makers, including Google’s troubled Motorola unit, lost ground. Below are [...]
  • Google AdSense Removes Invalid Activity From Reporting Starting this month, publishers using Google AdSense will no longer see invalid click and impression activity included in their AdSense reporting. This also means earnings deducted from that invalid activity won’t be included in the reports. This change does not impact how earnings are calculated, how publishers get paid, or how Google monitors and filters [...]
  • Book Review: What’s The Future Of Business? By Brian Solis Author and speaker Nancy Duarte has said that speakers must take their audience on a hero’s journey (YouTube video). In doing so, the speaker doesn’t assume the role of hero – the audience does. The speaker is the hero’s helper. Spokespeople for The Coca-Cola Company announced last year their ambitious goal of doubling the company’s overall [...]
  • Report: The Online Retailer With Highest Sales Growth In Last 10 Years Is? (Not Amazon) is the poster child of e-commerce, having grown from a bookseller to a company that sells just about anything and everything (and even has its own mobile devices). But, according to a new report, Amazon doesn’t own the best growth rate among online retailers over the past 10 years. That honor goes to Urban [...]
  • LinkedIn Beats Expectations With A $327 Million Q1, But Stock Declines After-Hours LinkedIn reported Q1 2013 results this afternoon. With revenue of $324.7 million, the company beat consensus Wall Street expectations. Revenue for the same period last year was $188.5 million. The US market was responsible for 62 percent of the total, while international revenues were 38 percent. Net income was $22.6 million vs. $5 million in [...]

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