Twitter's efforts to bring more eyeballs, and thus ad revenue, back to its web experience and branded apps have given content marketers reason to jump for joy.
Here is a breakdown of the current expanded tweets ecosystem, and some targeted strategy for app-based businesses.
Is a big part of search's future based on content partnerships?
You might think so looking at the recent deals Bing has struck with Encyclopaedia Britannica and Yelp.
If you're finally building a website for your company then the chances are you're doing it on a budget, but there are hundreds of useful free resources out there to help.
From free images on Flickr to free analysis from Google, here are the best freebies to help you build your site, fill it with attractive content and climb the SERPs.
Q4 financial results have hit us hard this week, from all directions.
Yes it's ridiculous that Apple’s quarterly net profit was larger than Google's Q4 gross revenue ($13bn versus £10.6bn), and yes it's sad to see Nintendo almost triple its estimated losses.
But what of Yahoo? It's still hanging on in there, with control of millions of Yahoo mail accounts and a chunk of display thrown in good measure.
It's been more than twelve months since I rounded up some of the more impressive social media stats and pieces of data. But what's happened since then?
Snap the perfect photo that you're uploading to Flickr? Find the perfect photo on Flickr for an article you're writing? Thanks to an expanded relationship between Flickr and Getty Images, licensing that perfect Flickr photo is now a lot easier.
Based on the apparent success of the Flickr Collection on Getty Images, the companies have launched a new 'Request to License' program that could significantly expand the pool of Flickr photos that are available for licensing.
For most consumer internet startups, more is better when it comes to
traffic. But Hunch, the recommendation engine co-founded by Flickr
co-founder Caterina Fake, has a hunch: when it comes to traffic, less
is actually more.
So yesterday Hunch made a drastic change to its service, which comScore
estimates receives approximately 750,000 unique visitors each month: it
cut off access to users who aren't registered and logged in. Fake told
TechCrunch that she thought "traffic will plummet" in the wake of this,
but that "users who are using the product will have a significant lift
in the quality of results."
Austin's music, film and tech festival SXSW came and went this year with much fanfare and documentation. One of the parties following along was Pepsi. The soft drink makers spent its second year tracking social media at SXSW with something called Pepsi Zeitgeist.
Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and Flickr updates were all sent to Pepsi's tracking interface, built by Slash7. The results from the event show both the potential for listening in on social media and how much room for growth there is in this burgeoning medium.
It’s around six months since I last threw out some truly mindboggling pieces of data surrounding social media. So, what’s happened between then and now?
I try to put as much information as I can into Econsultancy’s Social Media Statistics, which is part of our Stats Compendium (a truly awesome resource) but I find it’s always interesting to go back and review the old against the new.
So, I’ve collected as much as I can from my previous insane snippets of data and benchmarked it against the here and now, alongside rooting out some new stuff for you to mull over.
The Flickr iPhone app was released this week, with many of the features that are available on the main site, browsing photos as well as uploading and tagging photos taken on the phone.
We use Flickr for hosting the photos used on this blog, and to upload iPhone screenshots I've had the option of uploading via email, or plugging the phone into the laptop and uploading this way, which can take some time.
I'm hoping that the app can make this process a little easier...