by Pierre Zarokian
The popularity of Twitter has exploded in the past year. More people than ever are using it as a way to share information and connect with others around the world. Recent news events have highlighted just how powerful Twitter has become as a way for diverse groups of people to discuss news and events that are important to them.
The recent surge in Twitter’s popularity highlights... [Read more]
I covered a listing of twenty dofollow social bookmarking sites in another post. This time around i am listed 90+ social bookmarking sites, both dofollow and nofollow. Some of the biggest sites online are nofollow but if you do get your submission to the front page of the site, it can mean a massive amount of traffic for a short period of time. The usefulness of both depends on your overall plan for... [Read more]
Do you own a website or a blog and as a result spend a lot of time submitting your site to all the social media sites? What if you could cut down the time it takes to submit your pages to half an hour from the current two hours it takes? In this post I will be looking at two free tools which can drastically speed up the time it takes.
First up on the list is Socialmarker found over at socialmarker.com.... [Read more]
Click fraud exists, and is fast becoming a widespread problem we should all be prepared to identify it if it happens. Click fraud is a community wide problem. It drives the costs of keywords higher than they should be, creates a false economy around poor performing keywords and costs all of us money. It also means that your market segments aren’t seeing the ads meant for them.
Mobile marketing relies... [Read more]
Programmatic ad buying is something you’ve probably been engaged with for years. It’s so second nature to you, that you often don’t consider the process that drives it. Understanding programmatic ad buying is a big advantage to advertisers. Knowledge is power, and you should know where your traffic comes from and how you can increase the quality of your ads based on that traffic.
Programmatic... [Read more]
According to published reports two big auctions of wireless spectrum are scheduled for November 2014 and another in 2016. Four major players dominate the wireless market in the United States. Verizon Wireless is the largest with 106 million subscribers followed by AT&T with 86 million, Sprint with 45 million and T-Mobile with almost 41 million subscribers. There are many other much smaller carriers... [Read more]
The mechanisms that marketers use have some controversial implications for users. The collection of data for the purposes of marketing has always been a practice under some scrutiny, but the Web presents new opportunities to track interactions that were not possible before. Discrimination isn’t just a matter of data collection, it’s also the improper targeting of display advertising. Both what... [Read more]
The small unmanned global drone market currently estimated around $300 million. The small aerial vehicle is revolutionizing the real estate market by giving the buyers an opportunity to see prospective homes and businesses from a different angle that has not seen before.
Chinese company DJI Innovations, France based Parrot, and Germany’s Microdrones are the three main players in the drone industry.... [Read more]
In Congress , it’s rare for a spending bill to move forward without a deluge of last-minute additions for politicians’ pet projects. This year’s $1.1 trillion spending bill, signed yesterday by President Obama, is no different. See also: 5 Ways Congress’ Proposed Budget Could Affect You But while an amendment to water down banking regulations is drawing scrutiny, two congressmen... [Read more]
Google Cardboard , the tech giant’s low-cost virtual reality headset that’s literally made of cardboard and works with phones, is now compatible with Street View. Google announced on Tuesday that users can wear the headset and experience Google Maps Street View in a new, immersive way See also: Virtual Paul McCartney app is mind-blowingly cool The headset, which costs as little as $10... [Read more]
Heads up, parents — you might want to take out the Finding Nemo DVD and replace it with something a bit less violent. Consider There Will Be Blood . An exaggeration, sure, but a new study out of the University College London and the University of Ottawa has found that primary characters in children’s films are 2.5 times more likely to die than characters in films for adults See also: 12 Movie... [Read more]
This year’s National Geographic photo contest winner highlights humans in the wild (read: public transportation) doing what they do best: staring at their cellphones The winning image, titled “A Node Glows in the Dark,” was taken by Brian Yen in Ocean Park, Hong Kong See also: The best photos of 2014 “I feel a certain contradiction when I look at the picture,” Yen told... [Read more]
SAN FRANCISCO — NASA revealed the first-ever images of the global atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide, the key long-lived global warming gas. The imagery, taken over the course of three months, reveals details about springtime biomass being burned in the Southern Hemisphere, as well as photosynthesis from plants worldwide The data comes from a new NASA satellite known as the Orbiting Carbon... [Read more]