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Daily Online Profits News – Issue #622

April 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Impact of Social Media on Website Traffic
[email protected] says: In a recent study conducted by ForeSee it was concluded that “Less than 1% of website visits, on average, come directly from a social media URL. This finding suggests that the direct impact of social media is minimal, but also that the true value of social media cannot be quantified only by examining the traffic coming directly from a social media URL.”
What’s Next? Marketing to Match Your Mood
Cynthia Boris says:

It’s just another manic Monday, which means I’m in the mood for chocolate, Ramen noodles and movies that don’t make me think. The last thing I want to do is cook, so this would be a great time to show me an ad for a pizza delivery service that includes fresh-baked, chocolate chip cookies with every order.

Imagine if you could match marketing to mood. Actually, you may not have to

The Pirate Bay Becomes The Research Bay
Josh Wolford says:

Users that click on over to The Pirate Bay to satisfy their torrent needs will notice that the site has been renamed “The Research Bay.” This temporary change is an effort by the popular torrent site to help researchers learn more about the file-sharing community.

For a few days, visitors will be asked to click the header icon to begin a short survey.  The survey is being conducted by



Groupon Purchases Pelago, As Whrrl Dissipates
Christopher Heine says:

Daily deals company appears primed to become more geo-social.


Personal Social Media Experience: A Negative for Job Seekers?
bethharte says: One recruiter's advice: “Remove all of your personal speaking, writing, blogging, and social media (i.e. Twitter, Facebook, SlideShare links, etc.) items from your resume. Companies don’t give a crap about that…” Is this the way it really is?
Geolocation Users Want Connection Not Coupons
Cynthia Boris says:

We know that social media users love their coupons and deals, but according to a new study by White Horse, this is not their primary interest when using a geo-location based social network tool.

Take a look at the chart below. You’ll see the “connecting to other people I know or could meet” was the primary reason for using a geolocation service. 41% of the people chose that answer

Groupon Acquires Pelago, Makers of Whrrl
Chris Crum says:

Grouponhas acquiredPelago, the makers of theWhrrllocation-based service/check-in app.

Pelago CEO and co-founder Jeff Holdentook to the company blogto announce the news. He says:

You might think at first that this is strange… But it actually makes a ton of sense. Many people think of Groupon as one thing: the inventor of the daily deal. But as it often is in such cases, there is an amazing vision b


Google Readies Behavioral Ads in Mobile Apps
Jack Marshall says:

The company will tie user behavior to unique device IDs collected from iOS and Android handsets.

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Daily Online Profits News – Issue #621

April 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

March Mobile Mix: Connected Devices Up 21 Percent
Cynthia Boris says:

It’s time for the March Mobile Mix by Millennial Media. Try saying that three times fast.

The big news is that connected devices are up 21% month-over-month. This is mostly due to the rise in tablet usage and is expected to jump up again thanks to the release of the iPad2 and Blackberry Playbook.

Looking strictly at Smartphones, Android has the biggest chunk of the pie with 48%, but the releas

Do Bloggers Need to be Active on Twitter to Win?
Arik Hanson says:

Do bloggers really need to be active on Twitter to besuccessful in their blogging?

It’s a question I posed on Twitter last week and it inspired some interesting conversation.

First, I asked the following question:

Blogging and Twitter

The only one anyone could think of wasSeth Godin–and even that’s not entirely true. So, I posed the following question as a follow-up:

Blogging and Twitter

I posed this question partly out of professional


Major Ad Providers Join European Self Regulation Initiative
Jack Marshall says:

IAB Europe officially unveils behavioral self-regulatory framework, adopted by major ad firms.


Cup of Joe: Apple’s Army Wants To Dance, Will Apple Let Them?
Joe Hall says:

The video above is YouTube user,iTr3vor. iTr3vor has as an odd obsession with filming himself dancing like a maniac in various Apple stores. Quite honestly I don’t get it. But, let’s face it, when the last time you had as much fun as iTr3vor apparently has in each video? It appears that many viewers and other YouTube users agree. Trevor has amassed a subscriber count close to 20,000 an

URL Shorteners and SEO, According to Google
Chris Crum says:

With Google looking more at social media these days, in terms of ranking signals, a lot of webmasters continue to wonder how Google treats URL-shorteners in terms of SEO.

Which URL-shorteners do you use to promote your content?Let us know.

This isn’t completely new information, but it still seems to be a topic that continues to come up fairly regularly. Google’s Matt Cutts addressed the


Wrigley Brand Uses Twitter to Push Coachella Live-Stream
Christopher Heine says:

5 Gum runs Promoted Trend to drive traffic to YouTube channel for music festival.

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