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Study finds Ads Preferred over Paid or Freemium Apps

Zogby Analytics recently completed a survey of over 1000 adults regarding their preferences when it comes to how companies monetize their apps.  Among other things, the survey asked whether the person being surveyed preferred paid apps, freemium apps or apps that are free but display ads.  They also looked into whether or not people would [...]

New Study Shows how Gender & OS Impacts Behavior

A new study has recently been performed and released by AppLovin.  The study looked at the behavior of potential customers based on things like the OS of their mobile device, their gender and whether or not they have families.  These types of studies are very important for marketers since they can help us to target [...]

Twitter ‘Digits’ to Allow Logins via Phone Number

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One of the biggest parts of the new “Twitter Fabric” development platform is the new login system they are calling ‘digits.’  The system will make it so people don’t have to use unique IDs and passwords on every site, and they don’t need to have a social media account, which is what many sites are [...]

Gmail Launches new “Inbox” Application

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Google has officially announced the launch of ‘Inbox,’ which is an app that brings together all your notifications and other items into one place.  It starts out by displaying your email in a quick and easy way, but it will also display pictures, reminders, flights, receipts, and just about anything else that you want to [...]

First Snapchat Ad Launched with Great Success

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Snapchat has recently sold and launched their first live advertisement.  The ad, which was for Universal Pictures upcoming horror movie, “Ouija” is said to have been seen by millions of people.  This is a major milestone for Snapchat, which is used by many people but up until now hasn’t had a good monetization strategy in [...]

Bing Ads Publishes Whitepaper on Cross-Border E-Commerce

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There is no doubt that the internet has helped to ‘shrink’ the world and allow people from diverse locations to interact with each other more easily.  In addition to this, however, it has also helped brands and marketers to greatly expand their potential audiences.
According to a recent publication from Nielsen, in the UK there are [...]

New Survey Shows Record Online Shopping Expected this Holiday Season

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According to a new survey from the National Retail Federation, a record number of people will be doing their holiday shopping online this year.  In addition, those who do shop online will be spending more money than ever over the web.  This is, of course, excellent news for any digital marketers who are looking to [...]

Facebook Pushes Major Update to Ad Sets

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Facebook launched a feature for organizing advertising campaigns earlier this year.  It was called “ad sets” and allowed marketers to make adjustments to sets of ads all at once, rather than doing them on an individual ad at a time.  While the idea is great, it had a lot of problems and limitations that really [...]

Facebook is now #1 Site for Desktop Video Views

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In what will undoubtedly be a surprising turn of events for many, YouTube has been bumped off the top spot for video views online.  According to ComScore, Facebook displayed about a billion more video views than YouTube last month.  The big move is primarily a result from Facebook’s fairly new ‘auto-play’ feature that has videos [...]

New Survey Confirms Teens Abandoning Facebook

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People have been saying for years that teenagers aren’t using Facebook like they used to, but according to a new survey from an investment banker, Piper Jaffray, it seems like the floodgates have opened when it comes to teens leaving Facebook.
The survey found that in just the last six months, teen use on Facebook has [...]

WTF Is All This Buzz About Ello?

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We all love social media. It’s transformed our world, for better or worse. People can communicate instantly with other users on different continents. They can use it to tell others about their experiences with companies or products, good or bad. They can use it to share videos of cats riding Roombas in a shark outfit, [...]

Google AdWords gives Mobile Text Ads a Facelift

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Using text only ads on a mobile device is still quite popular, and surprisingly effective.  In addition, since they are so simple to make, they are chosen by many marketers who are just looking to get their message out there quickly.  Google has recently announced that they are giving these ads a bit of a [...]

Study Proves HTTPS Essential for SEO

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It has been around a month since Google confirmed that they factor in the security of websites for their search rankings.  Since that time, many people have been updating their sites to the HTTPS standards, but until now, nobody really had much of an idea about how important this is.
Search Engine Land has analyzed the [...]

Google+ Now Allows Interactive Polls to be Posted

Google+ has officially launched a new feature for their users.  Users can now create custom, interactive polls and put them directly on their live stream.  These polls can be anything from a simple Yes or No question to a multiple choice option or even ask viewers to vote on something.
Polls like this are something of [...]

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