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About Chris Crum

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.
Not Everyone Reads Your Emails The Same Way Not Everyone Reads Your Emails The Same Way

We talk a lot about how to improve email campaigns, whether it be writing better subject lines, increasing signups or open rates, or adjusting frequency. What isn’t brought up quite so much is how you’re talking to email recipients in …

Bing Wants Your Site To Be Mobile-Friendly Too Bing Wants Your Site To Be Mobile-Friendly Too

Let’s be honest, if you weren’t planning on making your site mobile-friendly for Google, you probably aren’t going to for Bing, but if you do make your site mobile-friendly, which is obviously good for users in addition to search engines, …

Will Companies Pay For LinkedIn Elevate? Will Companies Pay For LinkedIn Elevate?

LinkedIn just announced a new product called Elevate for companies to get their employees engaging in social media on their behalf. It comes in the form of an app that’s separate from LinkedIn itself, and actually requires payment from businesses. …

Netflix Releases Latest ISP Speed Rankings Netflix Releases Latest ISP Speed Rankings

Netflix just released its monthly update on Internet service provider speed data, ranking the top ISPs in terms of speed for its streaming service. This reflects the month of March. Once again, Verizon held on to the top spot in …

Facebook Is Messing Around With Its Trending Section Facebook Is Messing Around With Its Trending Section

Facebook is testing some changes to its Trending feature, which for some has become a staple of the Facebook experience since it launched on desktop early last year. In December, Facebook introduced some big changes, adding new sections to split …

Amazon Web Services Gets Desktop App Marketplace Amazon Web Services Gets Desktop App Marketplace

Amazon announced the launch of a new marketplace for desktop apps on the Amazon Web Services Marketplace, enabling users to find and buy desktop applications for Amazon WorkSpaces. Virtual desktop customers of Amazon WorkSpaces can access it, and find over …

AdWords Accounts With Multiple Campaign Types Get Improved Reporting AdWords Accounts With Multiple Campaign Types Get Improved Reporting

Google said it’s about to roll out three new features in AdWords that will help multi-channel advertisers manage their reporting and find insights that matter most more easily. These include the ability to find your account by campaign type, the …

Google Panda Update MIA For About Six Months Google Panda Update MIA For About Six Months

What happened to the Google Panda update? It seems to have gone missing for about six months after Google last officially confirmed a refresh in September. Those keeping track indicate that it hasn’t been updated or refreshed at all since …

Bing: New Image Search Means More Traffic For You Bing: New Image Search Means More Traffic For You

Bing Image Search just got another makeover. This is its second since September. This time, the company is telling webmasters it will be able to send them more traffic, and high quality traffic at that. Do you think you’ll be …

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. Daredevil is …

Google Revamps AdSense Performance Reports Google Revamps AdSense Performance Reports

Google is giving AdSense publishers a new dashboard for performance reporting, where they can quickly get a better grasp on insights into how much they’re earning, and what is impacting that for better or worse. Here’s what it looks like: …

Amazon Gives Its Machine Learning Capabilities To Developers Amazon Gives Its Machine Learning Capabilities To Developers

Amazon is giving its machine learning capabilities to developers as an Amazon Web Services offering. According to the company, it makes it easier for developers to use historical data to build and deploy predictive models, which can be used for …

Is Yahoo About To Drop Bing? Is Yahoo About To Drop Bing?

Well, here’s another juicy layer to add to the speculation about whether or not Yahoo and Microsoft will soon end their search alliance. Yahoo has reportedly been building its own mobile search engine that it’s currently testing, and that experience …

Dropbox and Microsoft Let You Edit Office Files From The Browser Dropbox and Microsoft Let You Edit Office Files From The Browser

Last fall, Microsoft and Dropbox partnered up on Office integration. Now, the companies are taking their partnership a little further. The two announced a new integration that allows users to edit their Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents in Dropbox using …

Google Wallet Expanding As Checkout Option Google Wallet Expanding As Checkout Option

Google Wallet is growing as a payment option as it has now been adopted by both Dunkin’ Donuts and Seamless, which have integrated it into their checkout experiences for Android users. “People are ordering food and drinks through their smartphones …

Getting To Know The New Twitter Search Getting To Know The New Twitter Search

Earlier this week, while searching on Twitter, I was presented with a revamped search interface, but only for a minute or two (luckily, it was long enough to get a couple screen grabs). Then it went away. Even while I …

Netflix Makes Fun Of Apple With ‘Netflix Watch’ Netflix Makes Fun Of Apple With ‘Netflix Watch’

After Amazon unveiled its Prime Air drones in 2013, Netflix released a parody video showcasing its own vision for drones, which would see the devices delivering DVD envelopes. Now, Netflix has a new video lampooning the Apple Watch: Like the …

Consumers Really Want Drone Delivery, Are Willing To Pay For It Consumers Really Want Drone Delivery, Are Willing To Pay For It

Earlier, we looked at a report from Walker Sands, which looks at consumers’ online shopping habits, and bodes well for Amazon’s new Home Services offering. In a separate section of the report that we didn’t get into, they look at …

Online Shopper Data Bodes Well For Amazon Home Services Online Shopper Data Bodes Well For Amazon Home Services

Amazon recently announced the launch of Amazon Home Services, in which it handpicks local service businesses to include in a marketplace on Amazon.com, enabling customers to purchase services from those in the home improvement, computer & electronics, lawn & garden, …

AdWords Store Visits Metric Proving Helpful to Advertisers AdWords Store Visits Metric Proving Helpful to Advertisers

Late last year, Google added store visit conversions to estimated total conversions in AdWords, aimed at letting advertisers in the U.S. get an idea of how many people are visiting their stores as a result of their ads. “If visits …

Some Brands Are Absolutely Dominated By Social Spam Some Brands Are Absolutely Dominated By Social Spam

It’s not news that spam plagues social media, but Networked Insights (via Marketing Land) recently put out some research looking into how it affects brands, and the conclusion is that data is pretty “dirty”. According to the report, 9% of …

Twitter Confirms It’s Messing With Its Search Experience Twitter Confirms It’s Messing With Its Search Experience

While covering Google’s closure of Google Moderator earlier, I searched Twitter on the desktop to see what people were saying about it (not much so far), and suddenly, just for a minute or two, Twitter was serving me a completely …

Google Moderator Is About To Go Away Google Moderator Is About To Go Away

Google is shutting down Google Moderator, a tool it launched for presenters in in 2008, aimed at helping them prioritize questions for Q&A sessions. Since then, it has evolved to become a way to prioritize other ideas as well. For …

You Thought Brands Were Into Facebook Video Now… You Thought Brands Were Into Facebook Video Now…

As you know, Facebook video is booming, as is marketers’ interest in it. The company revealed earlier this year that the number of video posts per person increased 75% globally and 94% in the US over the course of one …