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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.
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 …

Link Expert Eric Ward Talks Fear And The Evolution Of Links Link Expert Eric Ward Talks Fear And The Evolution Of Links

The nature of links on the web, particularly in relation to search, has changed a lot over the years, and there’s probably nobody out there with more insight into this than Eric Ward, who’s focused on this specific topic for …

Pinterest Search Gets Better For Men (And Some Growth Stats Regarding The Male Gender) Pinterest Search Gets Better For Men (And Some Growth Stats Regarding The Male Gender)

Last year, Pinterest launched Guided Search, a revamp to its search feature enabling users to find things they didn’t necessarily know they were looking for. You can start with a relatively vague keyword, and get additional options to add to …

Microsoft Is Buying Revolution Analytics To Make Companies Smarter Microsoft Is Buying Revolution Analytics To Make Companies Smarter

Microsoft announced that it has agreed to acquire Revolution Analytics, which provides software and services for statistical computing and predictive analytics programming language “R”. Microsoft says it will use the acquisition to help companies take advantage of R and data …

Facebook Video Is Huge. How Should This Affect Your Strategy? Facebook Video Is Huge. How Should This Affect Your Strategy?

Earlier this month, Facebook revealed that the number of video posts per person has increased 75% globally and 94% in the US. Shortly thereafter, SocialBakers reported that brands on Facebook posted 20,000 more Facebook videos than YouTube videos last month. …

Here’s What’s Coming To Netflix In The Next Week Here’s What’s Coming To Netflix In The Next Week

As you know, content comes and goes on Netflix. Each week, we’re bringing you a list of titles that you’ll be able to stream in the U.S. in the coming days. As always, dates are subject to change. Neflix made …

Facebook Exchange (FBX) Is Apparently On The Way Out Facebook Exchange (FBX) Is Apparently On The Way Out

Facebook launched Facebook Exchange, otherwise known as FBX, back in 2012, and from the sound of it, it may already be going away. FBX enables advertisers to reach Facebook users based on specific actions they’ve taken online, such as visiting …

Report Looks At Yahoo Firefox Deal’s Impact On Paid Search Report Looks At Yahoo Firefox Deal’s Impact On Paid Search

In November, Yahoo and Mozilla announced a new partnership, which would make Yahoo the default search experience in the Firefox browser beginning with version 34, which was released in early December. On Thursday, Merkle | RKG released its Digital Marketing …

Google Shows Concern Over Firefox Switch To Yahoo Google Shows Concern Over Firefox Switch To Yahoo

As you may know, Yahoo recently became the default search engine in Mozilla’s Firefox browser after Google had held the spot for a decade. As Yahoo’s search market share has already benefited from the switch, Google is telling Firefox users …

Microsoft Office 2016 Coming In 2015 Microsoft Office 2016 Coming In 2015

On Wednesday, Microsoft unveiled a whole bunch of Windows 10 stuff. The fun continues on Thursday with the company showing off the next version of Microsoft Office. The Windows announcement included Office universal apps, which the company said would offer …

Sounds Like Facebook Messenger’s Payments Feature Won’t Be Around For A While Sounds Like Facebook Messenger’s Payments Feature Won’t Be Around For A While

A payments feature in Facebook Messenger has been expected since at least last summer. In June, Facebook hired PayPal President David Marcus to run its messaging unit. The following month, the company reported its earnings for the second quarter, and …

Why Facebook At Work Is Going To Have A Tough Time Why Facebook At Work Is Going To Have A Tough Time

Last week, we got our first look at Facebook at Work, the company’s new attempt at a business version of Facebook, mainly targeting the enterprise (at least for now). It lets workers stay up to date with what’s new and …

46% Of Yelp’s Top 100 Places To Eat In The U.S. Are In California 46% Of Yelp’s Top 100 Places To Eat In The U.S. Are In California

Apparently you really need to live in California to have a great selection of places to eat. That’s what Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S. would have you believe anyway. 46 out of 100 of them are …

Facebook Accounted For 81% Of Sharing In Q4 [Report] Facebook Accounted For 81% Of Sharing In Q4 [Report]

ShareThis just released its quarterly Consumer Sharing Trends report looking at both Q4 and all of 2014. It found that mobile social activity grew 28% year-over-year, driven mainly by tablets, which saw 49% growth. Q4 2014 Consumer Sharing Trends Report …

Microsoft Shows Off A Bunch Of Windows 10 Stuff Microsoft Shows Off A Bunch Of Windows 10 Stuff

In September, Microsoft unveiled Windows 10, launching an early technical preview for PC on October 1. With the release, Microsoft highlighted advancements for the enterprise and collaboration as well as consistency across devices. It adapted to Xbox, PCs, phones, tablets, …

Pinterest’s New Acquisition Should Help Its Search And Ad Offerings Pinterest’s New Acquisition Should Help Its Search And Ad Offerings

Pinterest just announced that is has acquired the team and technology behind recommendation and commerce startup Kosei. The company says it will use he acquisition to accelerate its discovery and monetization efforts. “The team includes some of the best minds …

Interactive Advertising Bureau Weighs In On Obama Proposals Interactive Advertising Bureau Weighs In On Obama Proposals

During Tuesday’s State of the Union Address, President Obama briefly touched on some proposals that may have an impact on the digital advertising industry. These include laws to combat cyber attacks and to protect the data of minors. Here’s the …

It’s Now Easier To Become A Google Trusted Store It’s Now Easier To Become A Google Trusted Store

Google has made some changes to its Google Trusted Stores certification program that should make it easier for merchants to earn the badge, which can help earn the trust of people shopping from Google. About Google Trusted Stores Google first …

Netflix Is Getting ‘The Interview’ This Saturday Netflix Is Getting ‘The Interview’ This Saturday

Netflix just reported its Q4 earnings with a record 13 million new members in 2014, compared to 11.1 million in 2013. The company now has a grand total of 57.4 million members. It added 4.33 million members in Q4 alone. …

How SMBs Can Deal With Facebook’s News Feed Changes How SMBs Can Deal With Facebook’s News Feed Changes

In November, Facebook warned businesses that more change was coming to its News Feed algorithm in January. This followed about a year of steady organic Page post reach decline for many of them. The new changes demote posts Facebook deems …

Why Aren’t SMBs Investing More In Online Marketing? Why Aren’t SMBs Investing More In Online Marketing?

Local SEO firm BrightLocal recently released some findings from its annual SMB Internet Marketing Survey. These revealed that plenty of small and midsize businesses find online marketing effective, and plan to spend more on it in the future, yet a …