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Monday, October 12, 2009

Hitwise: Facebook experiences 194% YoY market share growth

The social networking site Facebook is proving it's no fad as its market share continues to grow at a pace and time spent on the site rises, according to new data released last week by Hitwise. >>

Monday, October 12, 2009

Nielsen: Consumers using social to navigate

When it comes to navigating the Internet, consumers aren't only relying on search engines, direct navigation or links from email. According to a recent report from Nielsen Online, social consumers are increasingly using their social networks to navigate the Web, giving publishers and advertisers something to think about. >>

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Gartner predicts employee avatars soon to be policed

In virtual worlds and on social networks your employees are representing your company - but are their avatars giving out the right message? A new study from Gartner forecasts that in the near future companies will be creating policies governing employee avatars. >>

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

New study links search and social

Correlations have been made between display and search marketing as well as between display and social marketing. But a new report from GroupM Search and comScore shows a link between search and social marketing efforts. Researchers found that searchers engaged with branded social media were more likely to query a low-funnel term than those not engaged. >>

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Web traffic from Facebook most loyal

Attracting website visitors is great news, but attracting loyal, repeat visitors is something to write home about. But, where do you find them? According to a new study by online ad network Chitika, there are a couple of social media sites that marketers should focus on. >>

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Many marketers ignore feedback culled from social media

Hands up all those who take their company's social media feedback and use it to make changes to products or marketing programs? According to new social media survey, there won't be many hands in the air. >>

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Forecast: Email, WOM spend to reach $3 billion

There is still a lot to be said to consumers from email, word-of-mouth and presence management. So much that a new report from BIA/The Kelsey Group suggests that the ERPM (Email, Reputation and Presence Management) spend will reach $3.1 billion by 2013. >>

Monday, October 05, 2009

Study: Online retailers prefer social, retail chains choose mobile

A new study from research and advisory company Retail Systems Research LLC shows a difference in choice of high value e-commerce opportunities among emerging technologies between retail chains and merchants who conduct most of their business online. >>

Monday, October 05, 2009

Why do women outnumber men on major socnets?

A social media guru has published statistics that prove what many have known for some time - women are the dominant sex on social networking hubs. But why? >>

Friday, October 02, 2009

More U.S. hospitals operating on social media platforms

Healthcare isn't new to the Internet, but it is relatively new to social media. However, already there are hundreds of hospitals across the U.S. embracing social media to engage with patients and share medical knowledge and experiences. >>

Friday, October 02, 2009

Internet Marketing 101: Cross-selling is key for online merchants

Social marketing may be the hot buzzword in the online realm - at least for the next fifteen minutes - but when it comes to completing sales and earning revenue, older methods still reign supreme. Display advertising, cross-promotional ad campaigns and even cross-selling. With the cross-sell, merchants can offer products related to a current purchase to consumers, pushing more conversions. >>

Thursday, October 01, 2009

New recommendation option pushing positive brand impressions

This week marks the launch of a new social tool which could help brand marketers keep and maintain a more positive online image. Called GoRecommed, the Facebook tool was launched by Empathica and places 'net promoters' in a position to drive positive brand impressions from a single customer recommendation. >>

Thursday, October 01, 2009

New Offerpal platform offers new monetization avenues

Game developers and social media publishers may find more revenue with the launch of a new survey platform from Offerpal. Offerpal SURVEY works by allowing game developers and social publishers to have their users earn virtual cash for filling out online surveys. >>

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Survey suggests Tweeters twice as likely to click ads

Tech and media research firm Interpret has released data showing that Twitter users are twice as likely to engage with brands than users of other social networks. That's great news for advertisers, but has anyone asked Tweeters if they want ads on the micro-blogging platform? >>

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Lotame: Social consumers interact more with video

Social consumers may be expressing demand for different types of advertising by not clicking. According to a new report from Lotame, social consumers are less apt to click on banner ads than consumers outside of the social space. >>

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