And now, for something completely obvious: Google owns the lion’s share of US search traffic. But could the Goliath of Search be eclipsed by the currently David-sized combo of Bing and Yahoo… in as soon as the next 18 months? Experian’s Hitwise reports that Bing continues month over month to chip away at Google. Search agency Rosetta shows that Bing + Yahoo (Yahoo uses Bing to power its search) has a respectable 37% of retail search. If your SEO strategy has primarily Google in its sights, now may be the time to diversify. Gains aside, the race ahead is still steeply uphillRead More
As consumers continue to flock to the internet, the Internet marketing industry continue to evolve. In a two way medium like the internet the traditional models of marketing are losing their efficacy and new types of marketing are gaining steam by providing value for consumers increasingly put off by intrusive marketing tactics. This infographic from Voltier Digital highlights the differences between the two kinds of marketing Inbound Marketing vs. Outbound Marketing.
Find out what’s hot and what’s not by checking out the spooky stats on our Halloween infographic from Webtrends, showing you which costumes and candy garnered the most buzz. The data used to create this infographic represents online mentions from October 1-24, 2011 and is an aggregation of Twitter, blogs, online news sites and other social media sources.
Annoyed of distracting, irritating content surrounding your videos on YouTube, you can hide them with simple browser extension Clea.Nr (free, Chrome,Firefox, Safari). Clea.Nr renovates the entire YouTube interface, making it simple and minimalistic: your video's search results are clean and uncontaminated by anything else, and your video plays in the center of the window without anything else around it. You can dim the lights around your video, click a button to show comments and related videos. So if you want to still use YouTube's other features, you can, but can get them out of the way when you don't. ARead More
Its easy to dismiss tablet computers as a passing fad used only by hobbyists with time and money on their hands. But in reality tablets are sweeping the nation and in, many ways , totally re- inventing eCommerce. Here how the iPad has changed the way retailers think about the online shopping experience. A new infographic published by Monetate pinpoints a key finding: Conversion rates are higher for tablet buyers than desktop buyers.
Despite their widespread use or perhaps because of it performance reviews continue to draw considerable criticism from the workforce. Annual performance reviews: you either love ‘em or hate ‘em. Some companies get the formula right, developing a constructive review process that helps employees grow. The infographic below, compiled by the creators of social goal management tool WorkSimple, looks at the brief history of performance reviews and predicts a future where reviews go social.
Online ordering is a wonderful thing. Nearly every e-commerce site has nearly perfected the ability to let you order something one day, and magically receive it almost the next day. Slice is a free, simple, secure service that organizes everything you've bought online from large merchants such as Amazon, eBay, and Apple, to daily deal sites such as Groupon & LivingSocial. You do the shopping, and they will take care of the rest - from tracking packages, to giving you all the info you need to facilitate a return. With access to your email inbox, webapp Slice automatically analyzes emails containingRead More
Stylate was launched as a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) on September 28 by William Simmons which says “hackers are good at everything except naming their projects”, the new company aims to reduce the stress associated with choosing names that startup companies go through by selling logo and domain name combinations. Simmons says We are attempting to become part of the startup ecosystem by creating a second market for brandable .COM domain names. Essentially, by coupling logos and brandable .COM’s together, we believe that we can offer a low priced alternative to the current domain aftermarket. If you’re at the inception stage of aRead More
Recently, I was in a situation where Facebook asked me to enter some CAPTCHA code. I usually don’t have problems with it, but when I got asked to enter some characters that I don’t even have on my keyboard, I was stunned. How am I supposed to do that? Thanks to the spam bots all over the world, today’s CAPTCHA codes are so much complicated that you can hardly read them. We, as a society, will soon need some new methods to identify as a human and not a programmed bot. MotionCAPTCHA might be a great candidate for replacing the standardRead More
Sirkel is a simple, location-driven app for random chatting. The keys to the service are location, realtime, and identity. Sirkel is a geolocation based chat application that won VMware's Flings Contest among all interns in the Americas. It was built in 3 weeks using Rails, Cloud Foundry & Pushr App. Sirkel is built on VMWare's Cloud Foundry Service, powered by Pusher, with the help of the Google Maps v3 API. Use Sirkel in an HTML5 ready browser such as Chrome. How to chat using Sirkel Log in with your Facebook account, the app asks you for your location. See new people pop upRead More