Marketing Day: Google Updates Local Search, Content Marketing Metrics & More

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 “Pigeon” Local Search Algorithm Launches Last night, Google pushed out a major local search algorithm update. The update has been pushed out to U.S. English based search results and […]


Marketing Day: Google+ Updates, Weird Al Wins The Internet & LinkedIn’s New Sponsored Content

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+ Launches Showcase To Show Rich Media To Viewers Of Hangouts On Air Google+ rolled out a new interactive feature for Hangouts on Air today, giving producers the ability to […]


Google+ Launches Showcase To Show Rich Media To Viewers Of Hangouts On Air

Google+ rolled out a new interactive feature for Hangouts on Air today, giving producers the ability to show viewers links to websites, videos, merchandise and other content being discussed during live events. The Showcase app displays links with rich-media cards on the right-hand side of the Hangout’s video player during the broadcast. If viewers click, […]


SMX East Super Early Bird Rates Expire Friday – Last Chance to Register & Save $300!

Time is running out! SMX East Super Early Bird rates – the lowest offered – expire end of day Friday, July 25th. Register now for an All Access pass. Here’s what you get: Exceptional content: 3 days featuring 60+ tactic-packed sessions that will help you build site traffic, grow sales, boost your ROI and acquire […]


Marketing Day: Facebook’s Q2 Revenue, Shelf Life Of Mobile Ads & App Reviews By Shatner

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: Facebook Continues Expectation-Beating Streak With A $2.9 Billion Q2 Facebook’s financial winning streak continued today, as the social network reported $2.91 billion in revenues for the quarter ending in June. […]


Live @ SMX East: How BuzzFeed Mastered The Art Of Viral Content

Everyone likes to talk about creating a buzz, but few have mastered the art of making content go viral like Jonah Peretti, founder of BuzzFeed, the wildly popular social news and entertainment website that has scored huge successes with quizzes, listicles and even long-form content. Peretti also co-founded the Huffington Post, and is well-known for […]


LinkedIn To Acquire Bizo In A Deal Valued At $175 Million

In an effort to build out its marketing and mobile products, LinkedIn announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Bizo, a B2B marketing technology provider. According to the announcement, the deal is valued at approximately $175 million. Founded in 2008 by Russell Glass, Bryan Burdick, Donnie Flood, Mark Dye, Lee Byrne and Yonatan […]


Microsoft Reports $23 Billion In Revenue For Q4 2014

Microsoft posted its Q4 2014 revenue earnings report this afternoon, with $23.38 billion generated during the last quarter of its fiscal year. Noting it had completed the acquisition of “substantially” all of the Nokia Devices and Services in April, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella claimed the company is: Galvanized around our core as a productivity and […]


Marketing Day: Apple Posts Q3 Numbers, “Christmas in July” Checklist & Nike On Top

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: Apple Posts Record Q3 Revenue Numbers In June Earnings Report Apple has released their third-quarter financial earnings this afternoon, reporting $37.4 billion in quarterly revenues and $7.7 billion in quarterly […]


Google Display Network Reporting Now Easily Available In Google Analytics

You may have noticed a new reporting section in the AdWords menu showing up on Google Analytics called Display Targeting. Apparently, this started rolling out a few weeks ago, and Google made the announcement official today. Andy Groller, Director of PPC at DragonSearch, provided the screenshot above and first pointed out the new reporting to […]


Apple Posts Record Q3 Revenue Numbers In June Earnings Report

Apple has released their third-quarter financial earnings this afternoon, reporting $37.4 billion in quarterly revenues and $7.7 billion in quarterly net profit. These numbers are up from the numbers posted in Q3 2013, which were revenue of $35.3 billion and net profit of $6.9 billion. The revenue numbers are a record for their June quarter […]


Facebook Continues “Getting Started” Ads Series With Introduction Of Custom Audiences

Continuing its effort to demystify its self-serving advertising process, Facebook published a how-to post about its Custom Audience targeting feature today. The post, Facebook’s second installment in its “Getting Started” series aimed at small businesses, describes how marketers can upload customer lists from existing phone or email contacts or data from a website or mobile […]


Infographic: A “Christmas In July” Digital Marketing Checklist

Christmas and the holiday shopping season is just around the corner — that is, if you’re a digital marketer. That’s because to be ready for holiday shopping when consumers are, you need to be preparing months ahead of time. Like now. Below, Gareth Bull of Bulldog Digital Media has put together a six-month action plan […]


Nike’s “The Last Game” Takes The No. 1 Spot On YouTube’s List Of Top Ten Ads In June

Last week, YouTube released its top ten ads for June, with Nike’s World Cup themed “The Last Game” taking the top spot. Adidas’s World Cup related “House Match” ad also made the list, ranking No. 3. In light of Father’s Day, three dad-themed ads made it into the top ten list as well, with appearances […]


Facebook Maintains Top Position In Social Logins [Gigya]

Facebook maintained its position as the Internet’s leading identity provider in the second quarter, accounting for 55% of social logins on desktop and mobile platforms, according to data released today by customer management firm Gigya. It’s an increase of two percentage points over the first quarter. Google+ remained in second place at 27%, dropping one […]


Rakuten’s Quarterly Report Shows Growth On All Fronts, With Mobile Commerce Up 87%

Based on its 2014 2Q results, Rakuten Marketing has experienced year-over-year growth on all fronts, including mobile, search and affiliate marketing. The company reported mobile phone orders in its affiliate channel have increased 87 percent in the US. Rakuten also saw international mobile commerce growth, with the UK up 117 percent, Canada 197 percent, Japan […]


Marketing Day: Facebook’s “Read It Later” Option, Google’s Mobile Ad Problem & More

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: Facebook Save — A New Read-It-Later Option For Facebook Posts & Pages Facebook tied up one of the loose ends in its mobile and web product today, announcing a bookmarking […]


SMX East Super Early Bird Rates Expire Friday – Register Now & Save $300

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Marketing Day: Twitter’s New Metrics, Pinterest Bolsters E-Commerce, Triggit’s Dynamic Retargeting

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: LEARN: Lucy The Movie’s Web Site Teaches You To Speed Read Scarlett Johansson-Style Movie websites, more than any other type of marketing site, seem to span every point of the […]


Twitter Acquires CardSpring To Help Build “In-The-Moment Commerce”

In a move to enhance its e-commerce backbone, Twitter today announced it will acquire CardSpring, a startup that enables businesses to link credit- and debit-card purchases to digital coupons, rewards and loyalty programs. CardSpring, which specializes in linking and tracking online activity to offline purchases, should help Twitter further its efforts on that front, as […]


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