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5 Ways To Ease The Facebook Page Organic Reach Blues

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It’s hard out there for a Facebook marketer. Anyone who manages a Facebook Page feels it. It might be anecdotal, but the anecdotes are piling up and the conclusion is undeniable: Organic reach is down and fewer people who have liked your page are seeing your posts. The ominous headlines hit almost daily, including two […]


In-Image Advertising Primer From IAB Highlights 5 Powerful Case Studies

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As the web moves to a more visual landscape, it’s not surprising that advertisers are becoming more attracted to in-image advertising, and publishers are recognizing the untapped source of revenue their editorial images now hold. As it recently did with native advertising, the IAB has issued a primer on in-image advertising to help establish common […]


Survey: Nearly Half Of Americans Interested In Wearable Tech

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While Google Glass has not broken into the mainstream, smartwatches and fitness wristbands may be on the cusp of doing so. The CEO of Pebble (smartwatch) told Fortune that it had sold 400,00 watches in 2013 and the company’s investors expect revenues to double this year. According to survey data (November 2013) from Nielsen, 70 […]


10 Ways To Squeeze More From Your Interactive Marketing Budget

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As marketers, we’re always striving to get the most from our budget without compromising the brand or the customer’s experience — not an easy feat. It benefits us to remember how much money can be saved by making subtle changes to marketing strategy and program execution. Here are ten ideas across all segments of your […]


Google Tries To Clear The Air By Dispelling 10 Google Glass Myths

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Google has a gargantuan task on its hands where Google Glass is concerned. Its head-mounted wearable computer is due for consumer launch later this year, but most Americans don’t even recognize Glass, and many of those who do recognize it don’t understand how it works. Tension has been growing in recent months. Some Explorers — […]


Study Confirms Smartphones Now #1 Screen, Beating TV

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A report released this week by Millward Brown takes a quantitative and qualitative look at multiscreen activity from a number of perspectives. The report is based on a global survey (n=12,000 respondents, 30 countries). The US sample was 444 people, with some behavioral monitoring and interviews. I’m going to discuss just a few of the […]


YouTube TrueView Ads Update Coming In April: What You Need To Know

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YouTube’s TrueView video ads have become a wildly efficient way to reach large audiences at relatively low cost. Google has continued to refine the somewhat confusing options for TrueView ads and is set to make another change starting in April. This latest move is an effort to simplify the buying process while giving advertisers a […]


Study: Only 20% Of CMOs Use Social Media For Customer Engagement

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In its series of reports surveying C-level executives, IBM’s latest study revealed only 20 percent of the chief marketing officers polled leveraged social networks to engage with customers as part of their digital marketing efforts, and a growing number feel overwhelmed with the amount of available data. Interviewing 524 CMOs from around the world and […]


Mobile Will Be Primary Channel For Paid Search By End Of 2015 [Study]

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Looking at current trends, Marin Software predicts more paid search clicks will come from mobile devices than desktops by the end of next year. By December of 2013, mobile accounted for more than a third of all paid search clicks on Google. By the end of 2015, mobile devices will drive 50 percent of Google’s […]


MyBlogGuest.com Confirms It’s Been Hit By Google Penalty

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MyBlogGuest, a well-known service that helps pair writers and blogs for guest blogging, confirmed this morning that it’s been hit by a Google penalty. Google has been aggressively going after companies that it believes are violating its SEO guidelines in recent months, particularly link networks. This is first penalty that we know of against what […]


Facebook Sharing Bug Generates Faulty 404 Errors

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It’s a minor, but annoying bug. Sporadically, when someone tries to share a Marketing Land or Search Engine Land post on Facebook, the social network displays a 404 error. It’s not an actual 404 error, mind you. If you click the link, you are taken to a live page with all the great content you’d […]


Motorola, LG, Fossil First Brands To Launch Android Wear

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Shortly after Google announced Android Wear this morning, Motorola, Fossil and LG came out with their own associated announcements. Engadget reports that LG’s “G Watch” (presumably for Google) will arrive next quarter and be aggressively priced. Motorola, which was just sold by Google to Lenovo, is launching a watch called Motorola 360 (see video below). […]


Google Releases New Tools For AdMob Including Full Google Analytics Integration

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Today, Google will announce new features for its mobile ad platform AdMob at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. The new features are powered by Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager. Rather than having to access AdMob and Analytics from separate interfaces, app developers can now get performance reporting from the AdMob home screen […]


Consume Tweets From Only Your Favorite Twitter Accounts With “Fave People” Test

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While Twitter has always stood behind an unfiltered Twitter stream, testers now have access to a new feature named “Fave People.” This functionality allows users to keep closer tabs on those accounts that they value in a separate timeline. Much like a Twitter List, users can be added by tapping a star icon on their […]


Yahoo Wants To “Tell Better Stories” With New Motion Ads

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This morning, Yahoo debuted a new ad format that introduces “subtle animation for brand story telling.” Called “Motion Ads,” they’ll display on the Yahoo homepage, vertical category homepages and the Yahoo login page. The example ad below for Kraft Singles depicts a warm grilled cheese sandwich with steam rising from the melted cheese. (It does look […]


Advertisers Brace As Google Revisits “Not Provided” Policy To Show Keywords For Ad But Not Organic Clicks

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Google managed to stoke the rumor mill twice in the one day this past week with somewhat cryptic announcements, putting search marketers — many of whom are still weary from last year’s roll out of enhanced campaigns — on edge. First, the company released a statement on Wednesday saying many new updates to AdWords will […]


Google Seeking To Keep Depth Of Gmail Scanning Confidential

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Google is currently fighting a federal consolidated class action lawsuit over Gmail scanning and data-mining. A main legal theory in the case argues Google’s activity constitutes illegal “wiretapping.” Google is reportedly trying to keep confidential many of the details of its internal processes and has asked US District Judge Lucy H. Koh ”to redact ‘confidential’ information from […]


Get To Know: Nanigans Senior Vice President Of Marketing

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As the Senior Vice President of Marketing for Nanigans, Dan Slagen oversees all things marketing for the online advertising solutions provider. He launched the company’s Agency Partner Program and serves on the executive team. A fervent proponent of thought leadership and education, Slagen has won features on CNBC’s Fast Money, and in many publications including The […]


Facebook Testing Business Manager, A Powerful Tool For Agencies And Large Businesses

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Managers of Facebook pages for agencies and large business take heart. Facebook is testing a new dashboard that seems to solve many issues that have for years frustrated those managing large stables of pages. As reported today in TechCrunch, Facebook is testing a Business Manager dashboard that gives administrators the ability to control pages and […]


Direct Traffic Beats Facebook By A Mile For Engagement On News Sites

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It shouldn’t surprise anyone that readers of news websites who navigate directly to a site are significantly more loyal than those who come via referrals from Facebook or search. People who type in a URL, click on a bookmark or use a news site as their browser home page are certainly going to spend more […]


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