Marketing Day: November 19, 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:

  • Twitter’s Holiday 1-2 Punch: Free Ads & Retail Impact Survey With an IPO in its rearview mirror and the holiday season straight ahead, Twitter is making a big push to attract both retail shoppers and advertisers this week. In conjunction with Small Business Saturday, Twitter is giving away up to $1 million in free ads. Advertisers will be able to use the credit for either […]
  • Google Releases Official GDK (Glass Developer Kit) & Adds More Glassware Today, Google introduced the official Google Glass Developer Kit, aka GDK. The GDK is how developers can build native Glassware (i.e. Google Glass Apps) for the device, above and beyond the Mirror API, which is how developers built timeline cards to be pushed to Glass in the past. The GDK enables developers to build rich […]
  • Companies On LinkedIn Can Now Use Showcase Pages To Segment Content By Brand Or Business Line Today, Linkedin launched a new way for companies with a presence on the site to share content. According to the announcement, Linkedin’s new Showcase Pages allow companies to build, “dedicated pages for their more prominent brands, businesses and initiatives.” Linkedin says its new Showcase Pages take Company Pages one step further, offering businesses the opportunity […]
  • Google Adwords Rolls Out New Video Call Support Feature Using Hangouts Google AdWords is rolling out a new video call help feature using Google Hangouts. According to a post in the Google AdWords Discussion Forums yesterday, advertisers can contact an AdWords online specialist via a video call by signing into their AdWords account and clicking the “Video Call” option from the “Contact Us” menu on the Help […]
  • E-commerce To M-commerce: Millennials, Mobile And Holiday Shopping Are you ready for your mobile shopper? This is the question of the year. And while businesses continue to put off their websites’ mobile optimization, shoppers continue to use their mobile devices. In fact, comScore reported last week that Q3 2013 saw $5.8 billion in mobile commerce for the quarter, up 26 percent from Q3 […]
  • Facebook: We Have 25 Million Active Small Business Pages Facebook is announcing today at the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco that it now has 25 million active small business (SMB) Pages. This number comes on the heels of a third-quarter earnings call announcement of 20 million SMBs on the site. Facebook’s Director of Small Business Dan Levy told me earlier this week that the […]
  • Vimeo Reports 100 Million Users & 400K Paying Subscribers Online video has become synonymous with YouTube, but IAC wants people to know its own video property, Vimeo, is doing pretty well, too. IAC revealed yesterday that Vimeo has passed the 100 million user plateau. For the sake of comparison, that puts it about one-tenth of YouTube’s size. Google says YouTube sees more than a […]
  • YouTube Goes Down We don’t know why yet, but YouTube has gone down — the home page showing only an error page saying that “a team of highly trained monkeys” is looking at the situation. Here’s what’s being shown: YouTube went down around 5:30pm Eastern time. The services has been under fire recently for YouTube’s shift to using […]

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