Marketing Day: Facebook Paper 1.1 Rewards Publishers With New Cover Treatments

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: .Guru(s) Galore: New Top-Level Domain Passes 50K Registrations Nevermind that the label/title “guru” has been getting mocked for years. That’s not stopping anyone from registering domains using the new .guru […]


.Guru(s) Galore: New Top-Level Domain Passes 50K Registrations

Nevermind that the label/title “guru” has been getting mocked for years. That’s not stopping anyone from registering domains using the new .guru top-level domain (gTLD). In fact, according to nTLDStats.com, .guru recently became the first of the new gTLDs to pass 50,000 registrations. That puts it ahead of the far less annoying .berlin, .photography, .email […]


ComScore March Video Report: 46 Billion Online Videos Watched & 28.7 Billion Video Ad Views

According to comScore’s March online video rankings report, more than 187 million Americans watched 46.6 billion online videos last month, while video ad views totaled 28.7 billion. Live Rail took the No. 1 spot for top video ad properties, earning 3.9 billion ad impressions. AOL was the leading video property in terms of delivering the […]


Infographic: How To Deal With Complaining Customers On Social Media

Social media has turned into a new and important channel for customers to reach out to brands when they have complaints, though sometimes in a most-unsocial manner. Here’s a guide to five types of customers you might encounter and how to deal with them. Meek, Aggressive, High-Roller, Opportunist and Chronic Complainer are the customer types […]


UK Survey: Facebook Is Most Marketing Friendly Social Media Platform

Facebook is the marketer’s best friend, at least in the United Kingdom. According to a survey of 171 UK social marketers, Facebook is the favored platform for social media campaign development and evaluation. The survey was conducted by the Social Media Council of the London-based Direct Marketing Assn. in September and the results were released […]


Video, Detailed Photo Data & Simple Sharing Highlight The Sexy New Flickr 3.0 App

Remember when the entire Internet asked Marissa Mayer, Yahoo CEO, to make Flickr awesome again? Well it turns out that she was listening. YesterdayYahoo released a new, beautiful version of their Flickr app for iOS and Android. The app is  chock full of helpful features and tools that appeal to the photography community. Here’s a […]


Facebook Local Page Ratings Now Come With A Numerical Display

It appears that Facebook is working to re-emphasize its star-rating system for brand Pages. As reported first today by Inside Facebook, the social network is displaying numerical ratings, rather than only the star icons it previously showed. And when you hover your cursor over the ratings, a full rundown of all the establishment’s ratings appears. […]


Marketing Day: Spending On Facebook Advertising Soared 83% YOY In Q1

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: Heineken Turns Living Room Into Gigantic Pinball Machine In a super cool activation, Publicis Italia created an awesome piece of experiential marketing for the introduction of Heineken’s “The Sub,” a […]


Infographic: Which Is The Most Effective Digital Marketing Channel

Looking to attract new visitors online? Social, email, paid search and SEO are all attractive ways to bring in the audience. But some bring more visitors than others plus some convert better. The folks at Conductor have put together an infographic looking at the four major channels and how effective they are, compiled from various […]


Google Analytics Combines Web & App Data Into Single Reporting View

Google Analytics announced yesterday it is combining web and app data into a single reporting view, as well as merging its Visitor web metric and Active Users app metric  under the same “Users” name. Google Analytics product manager Nick Mihailovski shared the updates on the Google Analytics Google+ page, clarifying how the newly consolidated web […]


Google Ad Review Center Gets Updated Interface, Navigation & New Ad Review Options

Google announced yesterday on its AdSense blog that the Ad review center has been updated with a new user interface, navigation and added features. According to the announcement, users will now have more options for reviewing ads, including a “Show reviewed ads” checkbox, located at the top right of the Ad review center, that displays […]


Former Yahoo COO de Castro Made Tidy $3.8 Million Per Month

Yahoo COO and former Googler Henrique de Castro was fired by CEO Marissa Mayer in January. At the time, there was considerable reporting (and surprise) about the size of his golden parachute, which Forbes said was worth a whopping $109 million. He wasn’t eligible for all of it, however, given a four year vesting period. He […]


Now You Can Tell Facebook Friends Where You’re ‘Traveling To’

Facebook has added “Traveling To” to its roster of feeling-and-doing status update options. Now people can share their travel plans with friends in a Facebook-official manner. The feature is accessed by the smiley-face icon on status updates from the desktop and mobile apps. Among the other choices:  Feeling, Watching, Reading, Listening To, Eating, Playing. Currently, […]


Marketing Day: Google Q1: $15.4B But Misses, Paid Clicks Up, CPCs Down

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: Google Q1: $15.4B But Misses, Paid Clicks Up, CPCs Down Google announced quarterly revenues this afternoon. The company said it had “consolidated revenues” of $15.42 billion (including Motorola), up 19 […]


After 15-Hour Sale, Google Says All Glass Units Are Sold Out

Google’s one-day public sale of Google Glass was apparently a success. The online store where Glass and its accessories are sold to Glass Explorers now lists all five colors of Glass as “out of stock.” During the day Tuesday, Google listed the white (“Cotton”) version of Glass as out of stock while continuing to sell […]


Spring Cleaning: Why You Lost Instagram Followers

You might have noticed a few fewer followers on your Instagram account. It’s not a glitch. Instagram has just stopped including inactive accounts in the follower/following totals, as stated in an update on Instagram apps (see screen grab below). The details, from an Instagram spokesperson: “After receiving feedback from members in the Instagram community, we […]


Simply Measured Offers Facebook Insights With Ads Report

Social media analytics provider Simply Measured is now offering its customers a Facebook report that merges analytics for organic and paid posts on the social network. Simply Measured said it is the first metrics platform to provide such a report: “Because of the intricacy and manual effort involved with stitching multiple Facebook APIs together (it […]


Union Metrics Beefs up Social Offering With Instagram Analytics

When it comes to tricky social media tracking, Union Metrics has been on the forefront of innovative products. The first ever Analytics for Tumblr was launched in 2012, and Union Metrics also created TweetReach, a service that monitors both Twitter accounts and  tracks historical Twitter reach. But wait, there’s more! Today a new professional grade product […]


Reports: Mobile Traffic Up 50 Percent, M-Commerce Doubles

Mobile web traffic has grown 50 percent over the past year and now represents more than 25 percent of all internet visits according to a study by Wpromote. The company looked at traffic to 35 of its client sites, including e-tailers, B2B industries and consumer services. Consumer services was the category with the highest percentage of mobile […]


Curalate Adds Tumblr To Its Visual Analytics Platform

Continuing to extend its visual analytics platform, Curalate announced this week that it’s adding Tumblr metrics to the mix. Building from its Pinterest beginnings, the Philadelphia-based startup added Instagram last year and with the addition of Tumblr, the company said it’s now the only provider of visual analytics data across Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook and Tumblr. […]


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