Virtually all – 95% – of the 2013 Inc. 500 companies are using at least one major social media tool, according to the latest study from the Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. LinkedIn remains the most commonly used platform, by 88% (up from 81%), but there appears to have been … Continue reading »
Mobile now accounts for more than 22% of all US digital ad spending, compared with less than 3% in 2010 US mobile ad spending is expected to near $9.6 billion in 2013 and account for a whopping 22.5% of all digital ad investments, according to new figures from eMarketer. The channel’s incredible growth—considering mobile represented … Continue reading »
This infographic from Hootsuite has plenty of interesting facts from the last five years of social media, as well as some staggering numbers about the value of each network. Take your social media to the next level. Call 877.447.0134 today.
Growth in the number of social network users around the world may be slowing, but it shows little sign of stopping, based on eMarketer’s latest forecast of internet, broadband and social network users worldwide. This year, estimates predict, 1.61 billion people will log in to social networking sites at least monthly, from any electronic device. … Continue reading »
A recent study aims to not only prove the longtime theory that Google and Bing favor brands, but that content quality, social media signals and backlinks are associated with higher-ranking pages in search engine query results (SERPs). Brand Web sites have an advantage when it comes to ranking higher in search engine query results on … Continue reading »
A fair number spend more than 5% of budget on paid social media Unsurprisingly, the greatest percentage of social campaigns land on Facebook, but that doesn’t mean other sites are getting left behind.In a July 2013 survey from media software company STRATA, nine out of 10 US agency execs reported being likely to use the … Continue reading »
Asked how much the growth of externally facing social platform usage (such as Twitter, YouTube and online communities) has changed the way their organization interacts with customers, 5% of respondents indicated a “transformational” impact, and another 26% a “significant” impact. That’s according to findings from a Social Media Today study conducted with Leader Networks and … Continue reading »
More than 9 in 10 luxury buyers search for information prior to making a purchase, according to a study conducted by Google and Ipsos across 9 markets. The research indicates that online research is more popular among respondents in fast-growing luxury markets such as Brazil and China than in traditional luxury markets such as France, … Continue reading »
ROI Rankings: Facebook Deemed More Important Than Twitter and LinkedIn, Less Than Google Asked to rank 5 key online advertising platforms by importance in terms of ROI, respondents to a survey conducted by Ad Age and RBC Capital Markets put Google on top, giving it an average rating of 2.1 on a 6-point scale of importance, … Continue reading »
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The results of a new survey from Hanapin found that 85% of PPC professionals will focus more on conversion rate optimization next year, compared to just 2% who will focus less on this area. Around 6 in 10 plan to focus more on entering new ad networks. Search ad networks appear to have the leg … Continue reading »
Nearly one-fifth of Google’s revenues will come from mobile search Major players in the US digital ad market are shifting more of their revenues to mobile, as consumers in the US spend more time than ever with portable connected devices. Search is the largest single format when it comes to mobile ad spending, and search … Continue reading »
With over 400 million users worldwide, there’s a good chance many of your email subscribers are accessing your campaigns in Gmail. Optimizing your emails for specific email clients can help get your messages delivered and read. Emails that display the way you design them helps ensure your marketing efforts are much more effective. With the … Continue reading »
Curious about Gmail’s new Tabs feature and how it has impacted your marketing emails? With Tabs, Gmail users are actually reading more of their marketing email. Read this new ReturnPath Report to learn about the early impact and implications of the email experience with Tabs. Take your marketing to the next level. Outsource to BersonDeanStevens. … Continue reading »
After leveling out in late 2012, usage of social networking sites by online adults is back on the rise, according to the latest study from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. As of May, 72% of online adults reported using at least one social networking site, finds the study, up from 67% … Continue reading »
The “I am Looking For” ad extension gives users a drop-down navigation menu with links — in this case 10 — to specific sections of an advertiser’s web site. In the screenshot below, notice the advertiser is using both traditional site links — for subscription plans and broader content categories — and the new drop-down … Continue reading »
According to a new analysis by Gigya, social login has become a standard on the web and on mobile devices, with the world’s largest businesses implementing the technology on their web properties so that their users can quickly register and login with their existing social identities, and so that those businesses can gain valuable permission-based … Continue reading »
Google AdWords has launched the Google Display Planner, a combination of three AdWords tools: the Contextual Targeting Tool, Placement Tool, and Google Ad Planner. Here’s a help guide. It includes everything from how to access the tool to creating and saving media plans within the tool. Google will be eliminating the Contextual Targeting Tool and … Continue reading »
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About half of content shared to social networks was shared to Facebook during Q2, according to an analysis of client data from Gigya. But while Facebook got the most shares, other networks are also seeing considerably activity, and there are significant disparities when sorting by content type. In particular, Pinterest – the destination for 16% … Continue reading »
Facebook is still the dominant provider of social logins and shared content but other networks are gaining favor as users seek variety in their social activity. According to new data from social media tools provider, Gigya, Facebook commands 52 percent of all social logins and 50 percent of all shared content. Gigya surveyed its pool … Continue reading »
Marketing and advertising efforts on Facebook will grow over the coming year, according to an industry survey commissioned by The Creative Group. The survey of more than 400 marketing and advertising executives found that 62% of respondents believe that companies will increase their investments in Facebook over the next year, and another 30% believe those investments will … Continue reading »
Custora has released a new study examining e-commerce customer acquisition trends, based on data from 72 million customers of 86 US retailers across 14 industries. The study looks at which channels produce the most customers, but also which offer the greatest customer lifetime value (CLV). Highlights first: organic search has not only accounted for the … Continue reading »
Consumers may not click on the ‘promotions’ tab where marketing e-mails will land. Google has begun rolling out a redesigned Gmail inbox that organizes consumers’ e-mails into tabs, including a “promotions” tab that groups together marketers’ e-mails. That may force retailers to modify their e-mail marketing practices, especially merchants that offer sales for a limited … Continue reading »