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Daily Online Profits News – Issue #617

April 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Tradition Marries Technology – Smart Phones in India
akshaybk says: At work and unable to know if the moon was out and my mother had broken her fast, the usual responsibility of finding out the direction and location where the moon would make its presence was a little easier this time around. The application – Google Sky Map installed on my phone made way for all the excitement to be narrowed and the curiosity to be put to rest with the Moon showing itself up in t
Rise in Mobile Spurs Growth in Search Marketing
Cynthia Boris says:

When asked which trend has had the biggest impact on search marketing, 40% of business surveyed said it was the rise in mobile internet usage. Following closely behind that was the personalization of search results and behavioral targeting.

New tools aplenty, and yet 95% of the search marketing dollars are still being spent with our old friend Adwords. The Bing / Yahoo combo got 70% of the vote and

Tim Berners-Lee Believes Web Access is a Human Right
John Vinson says:

Tim Berners-Lee, the man attributed to the creation of the internet, gave a speech at an MIT symposium and shared his two decades worth of internet knowledge with the crowd. He spoke about a wide variety of issues, from net neutrality, which he is supportive of, to mobile web access.

Berners-Lee’s words concerning web accessraised a couple of eyebrows, and definitely raised the interest of th

Another Privacy Bill Mimics 2005 Legislation
Kate Kaye says:

The bill uses as a template another from March 2005, when conversations about web privacy focused on seals and privacy policies.

How to Keep a Webinar Audience Engaged
LindiweCoyne says: There are a million things distracting webinar attendees, so what can you do to keep your audience engaged? We at WebinarListings are lucky to be connected to some of the best webinar producers in the field, and we asked these webinar experts what they believe is integral to audience engagement.
Under 1 Percent of Web Visits Comes from Social Media
Cynthia Boris says:

What are you hoping to gain out of your social media efforts? If it’s a rise in traffic to your website, you better come up with a new plan.

According to anew report from ForeSee Results,fewer than 1% of website visits came directly from a social media URL.

Their report also says that 18% of site visitors reported being influenced by social media, which would mean that 17% of those folks visit

iPads to Kindergartners
Josh Wolford says:

When I was in Kindergarten, all I had were puzzles and watercolors. Kindergartners in Auburn, Maine will have access to thousands of apps in the App Store.

Auburn Maine, a town of 24,000 is set to provide all of its Kindergartners with iPads in an effort to link education and technology for the very young. The town’s school board voted unanimously to provide 285 students with iPads by next fa

Apple Adds Do-Not-Track to Safari Browser
Jack Marshall says:

The introduction leaves Google’s Chrome as the only major browser without a do-not-track mechanism.

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Daily Online Profits News – Issue #616

April 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Tagging 101
Ballywho says: Wait! Don’t push that publish button without tagging! Properly manicuring and setting up your blog posts can help you win the race to the top of the Google search list. I know what you’re thinking: tags, categories, social bookmarks… it’s all a blur and can be confusing to figure out what should be a category and what should be a tag but hopefully this post will help.
Email Subscribers ‘Can’t Wait’ to Open Deal Newsletters
Cynthia Boris says:

I subscribe to a lot of email newsletters and there are several that I would greatly miss if I stopped receiving them. But I can’t think of one missive that I receive on a regular basis that I would say I “can’t wait” to open.

This is not the case with your average bargain shopper. According to areport compiled by eMarketer,more than half the people who subscribe to deal new

Winklevoss Tweets About Zuckerberg Email
Chris Crum says:

Tyler Winklevoss, half of the Winklevoss twins, which have been in an ongoing legal battle with Facebook, posted a snarky tweet today, after news came out ofPaul Ceglia suing Facebook and revealing alleged email exchangeshe shared with Zuckerberg.

One of the alleged emails from Zuckerberg to Ceglia reads:

I have recently met with a couple of upperclassmen here at Harvard that are planning to launch

Winklevoss Does the Hashtag

Kerry and McCain Bill Signals Privacy Law Momentum
Kate Kaye says:

The bipartisan Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights would give the FTC enforcement power over data privacy requirements.

Analysis of Social Media Marketing Examples
RalphPaglia says: Eyal Sela took a look at our community's wiki of social media marketing examples, which is now up to 968 entries. Here's what he found…(click on either image for a larger view)
The Majority Rules: QR Codes Are Memorable
Cynthia Boris says:

If you believe the results of arecent survey by MGH,QR codes are making an impact on mobile users. Their new study says that “72% of smartphone users would be likely to recall an ad featuring a QR code.”

Nice results, but I’m not sure they asked the right question. It’s kind of like asking, “if you saw a pink elephant walk down the street, would you remember?” Ok

Google Docs Adds Pagination
Doug Caverly says:

Talk to any college students for very long, and you may find that page numbers rule their lives.  They’ll celebrate receiving a measly half-page assignment, for example, or freak out over a 40-page paper that’s due all too soon.  So now, perhaps after discovering that fact, Google Docs has introduced a familiar feature related to page breaks.

A post on theGoogle Docs Blogannounced thi

Facebook Advertisers Pony Up Prize Money
Christopher Heine says:

Brands increasingly offer cash giveaways as a means to boost “likes.” Expedia, JC Penney, Super 8, and Excedrin are the latest examples.

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