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Chris Crum has been a part of the WebProNews team and the iEntry Network of B2B Publications since 2003. Follow Chris on Twitter, on StumbleUpon, on Pinterest and/or on Google: +Chris Crum.
Facebook Puts Businesses In Present Users’ News Feeds With Place Tips Facebook Puts Businesses In Present Users’ News Feeds With Place Tips

Facebook just announced the launch of a new Place Tips feature, which is (for now) only available on iPhone. For some reason, Facebook is showing this off in a Vimeo video rather than a Facebook video, which it has been …

Here’s How People Are Using Google’s Inbox (Marketers, Pay Attention) Here’s How People Are Using Google’s Inbox (Marketers, Pay Attention)

Google is trying to revolutionize email again with Inbox by Gmail, which the company unveiled in October. It’s still available on an invitation-only basis, but Google says it’s already received over a hundred thousand pieces of feedback on the product. …

Zuckerberg Opens Up About Facebook Search Zuckerberg Opens Up About Facebook Search

Facebook released its Q4 and full year 2014 earnings on Wednesday. During the conference call that followed, CEO Mark Zuckerberg talked a little bit about the company’s search efforts. As you may know, Facebook greatly expanded its search offerings last …

Facebook Just Said A Lot Of Things About Its Video Growth Facebook Just Said A Lot Of Things About Its Video Growth

Facebook has been touting its major growth in video this month, and that continued on Wednesday afternoon as the company reported its earnings for the fourth quarter and full year 2014. On the company’s earnings call, CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed …

Google Analytics Makes Remarketing Activation Easier Google Analytics Makes Remarketing Activation Easier

In an effort yo make it simpler for advertisers to enable remarketing, Google has added the ability in Google Analytics to do so with a single toggle with new Instant Activation. Now, rather than manually updating all of your site …

Facebook Grew Mobile Daily Active Users By 34% Over The Past Year Facebook Grew Mobile Daily Active Users By 34% Over The Past Year

Facebook just released its earnings report for the fourth quarter and full year. It posted a 58% increase in yearly revenue, and a 49% increase for the quarter. “We got a lot done in 2014. Our community continues to grow …

Over Half Of Emails Opened On Mobile Or Tablets Over Half Of Emails Opened On Mobile Or Tablets

Experian Marketing Services has released its 2014 Q3 Email Benchmark Report finding that both mobile device usage and email engagement increased and that 53% of emails were opened on a mobile or tablet device during the quarter. Here’s a look …

Email Won Thanksgiving Weekend [Report] Email Won Thanksgiving Weekend [Report]

Email marketing and search (both organic and paid) were the dominant marketing channels over the holiday season according to new research from Custora. The firm released its new 2014 Holiday Recap. According to that, ecommerce revenue in the U.S. was …

Android XML File Can Crash Devices Android XML File Can Crash Devices

Apparently all Android apps have a file called the AndroidManifest.xml, and this contains information the system has to have before it can run any of the app’s code. So it’s a pretty important file. Unfortunately, if that file is malformed, …

YouTube Deprecates Flash Embeds, Flash API YouTube Deprecates Flash Embeds, Flash API

Google announced that it is now defaulting to the HTML5 player on the web for YouTube embeds, moving to iframes. Along with this, they’re deprecating the “old style” of Flash <object> embeds and their Flash API. The company is encouraging …

Yahoo Eyes Changes To Microsoft Deal, Wants Apple Deal Yahoo Eyes Changes To Microsoft Deal, Wants Apple Deal

Yahoo reported its Q4 earnings on Tuesday, and posted GAAP search revenue of $467 million for the fourth quarter, up 1% from the same period last year. It was $1,793 million for the full year, up 3% from $1,742 million …

Google Adds Crawling, Indexing Of Locale-Adaptive Pages Google Adds Crawling, Indexing Of Locale-Adaptive Pages

Google announced that it’s introducing new locale-aware crawl configurations for Googlebot for pages it detects may adapt their content based on the request’s language and perceived location. “Locale-adaptive pages change their content to reflect the user’s language or perceived geographic …

Pinterest Marketing Tips From A Guy That&#8217;s Been Doing It For 5 Years Pinterest Marketing Tips From A Guy That’s Been Doing It For 5 Years

Pinterest may have plateaued as a driver of traffic to websites, at least for the time being, but it’s still number two in that department behind Facebook, according to data from Shareaholic. The firm released a report this week finding …

Moz Founder Rand Fishkin On Facebook&#8217;s Approach To Search Moz Founder Rand Fishkin On Facebook’s Approach To Search

Last month, Facebook launched an update to its search experience enabling users to search keywords and get actual posts as results. This is arguably the most significant search feature Facebook has ever added beyond he ability to find a person …

Facebook Ads Get Conversion Lift Measurement Facebook Ads Get Conversion Lift Measurement

Facebook announced a new way to measure conversion lift, giving advertisers a way to determine additional business results driven from people reached by Facebook ads on different devices. WIth conversion lift measurement, Facebook determines additional sales caused by seeing ads, …

Facebook Set To Have Biggest F8 To Date Facebook Set To Have Biggest F8 To Date

Facebook announced on Tuesday that developers can now register for this year’s F8 developer conference, which will take place on March 25 and 26 at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center. The company says this will be its biggest F8 to …

Check Out These Insane WordPress Stats Check Out These Insane WordPress Stats

Earlier this month, Automattic gave us a look at a bunch of stats about WordPress.com blogs in 2014. They were pretty impressive. For example, there were a total of 18,300,771 new blogs created throughout the year. That’s up 12.5% compared …

Yelp Slaps 85 Businesses With Consumer Alerts Yelp Slaps 85 Businesses With Consumer Alerts

Yelp just announced that it’s releasing a new round of Consumer Alerts, slapping big warnings on top of the pages of 85 businesses. These businesses, Yelp says, are either attempting to buy or offer rewards for positive reviews or have …

Twitter Video Arrives (Along With Group Messages) Twitter Video Arrives (Along With Group Messages)

Back in November, Twitter said it had a bunch of new features on the way, including a new video experience, and some updates to Direct Messages. At the time, they announced the ability to share and discuss tweets natively and …

DoubleClick Adds More Viewability Features DoubleClick Adds More Viewability Features

Earlier this month at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Google made a couple of big advertiser-related announcements. For one, they’ve added over 30 broadcasters, premium publishers, and major brands to Google Partner Select, the premium video service they …

Report Finds YouTube To Be Biggest Loser Of 2014 For Social Media Traffic Referrals Report Finds YouTube To Be Biggest Loser Of 2014 For Social Media Traffic Referrals

Each quarter, we look at Shareaholic’s reports on social media traffic referrals, which give us an idea of how eight different social media platforms are performing in terms of driving traffic to websites. The latest one came out on Monday …

StumbleUpon Traffic Referrals Back On The Rise StumbleUpon Traffic Referrals Back On The Rise

Shareaholic has a new report out looking at social media traffic referrals from eight social networks in the last quarter. Out of those eight, only two – Facebook and StumbleUpon – showed growth over the prior quarter in terms of …

Pinterest Has Hit A Plateau As A Traffic Driver [Report] Pinterest Has Hit A Plateau As A Traffic Driver [Report]

Facebook drives a fourth of overall traffic to websites, while Twitter, StumbleUpon, reddit, Google+, LinkedIn, and YouTube combine for just 2% of overall visits to sites. This is according to the latest quarterly Social Media Traffic Report from Shareaholic, which …

WikiLeaks Blasts Google For Giving FBI Personal Data, Delaying Notification WikiLeaks Blasts Google For Giving FBI Personal Data, Delaying Notification

Google reportedly delayed by two and a half years disclosure to WikiLeaks that it gave emails and other data from three of its staff to the FBI. This occurred after a federal judge issued a warrant. Michael Ratner of the …