The Weekly Compete Pulse

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Ah the first warm weekend of the spring is finally here. I hope you’re reading this blog post outside in the sun. To entertain and inform you during your breaks from yard work and spring cleaning, here are some links to some of this week’s news articles that we read and found interesting for online marketers.

Now that the news around Quora has slowed down, it’s about time to evaluate it on its own merit. KISSmetrics has put together an impressive infographic that shows just how well the site is actually performing: Quora: The Stats Behind The Buzz [INFOGRAPHIC]

Speaking of impressively displayed data, there’s nothing better than when data is presented in a sexy way. Thanks to teams of designers, otherwise boring-looking data is able to come to life. As the New York Times puts it, “In an uncharted world of boundless data, information designers are our new navigators.”: When the Data Struts Its Stuff

In the age where social media is generally recognized as being important, despite the unclear ROI, one would expect that most of the major brands in the world would want to be found everywhere online. In this interesting article, B.L. Ochman explains that many of the world’s biggest brands are concealing their social media efforts: Most Fortune 50 Brands Still Hiding Their Social Media

Getting Facebook fans is tough on a low budget, but sometimes retaining them can be even harder. There is no cut and paste way to be sure you have the right Facebook strategy. It’s different for every industry and businesses within industries, so how do you entertain them and keep them interested in your brand? Search Engine Watch has attempted to answer that question: How to Entertain Your Facebook Fans

Location-based services like Foursquare are really starting to come into their own, and who knows what the future could hold in store? In an effort to make Foursquare more useful to marketers and consumers alike, they’ve made a new page to help brands become more discoverable. Mashable has more details: Foursquare Makes Discovering Brands Easier

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About Jared DeLuca:
Jared is currently the Associate Digital Marketing Manager at Compete (Millward Brown Digital). He is a graduate of Northeastern University, having achieved his B.A. in Communication Studies. If you like what you read, you can connect with him on Google+, Twitter, or on LinkedIn.