The Weekly Compete Pulse

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If you follow us on Twitter, you may have been wondering what happened to our weekly #datanugget Fridays. Not to worry, they have been far from abandoned. In fact, check out this blog post from earlier in the week to see how you can get your data fix every day! In other news, check out these links to some of this week’s news articles that we read and found interesting for online marketers.

In our industry, data privacy is one of the most important public issues affecting us. We always work hard to make sure our data is secure, so after Apple’s so-called “Locationgate,” see how Europe is increasing pressure on big data companies to look out for their users: Europe Leads in Pushing for Privacy of User Data

Besides social media, one of the hot new trends in online marketing is social gaming (think Farmville, but for businesses). Check out Mashable’s list of 5 companies that are at the forefront of this space: Why 5 Big Brand Marketing Campaigns Are Betting Big on Social Gaming

Getting backlinks to your site is one of the best ways to approach SEO if you do it right by building relationships with other sites. Blog commenting is an effective way to achieve this because it helps to foster these long-term relationships an give you more authority on a particular topic: How to Use Blog Commenting to Get Valuable Backlinks and Traffic

One of the biggest news stories this week was the death of Osama bin Laden. Many people learned about the news through Twitter, and in turn, they turned to traditional media for the full story. Check out why TechCrunch says traditional media is still important for major news stories: Twitter Does Not Supplant Other Media, It Amplifies It

As I mentioned above, many people across the world first learned of Osama bin Laden’s death through Twitter. Mashable did a great job of recreating the timeline for the sequence of events on Sunday night. Check it out: Timeline: How News of Osama Bin Laden’s Death Unfolded on Twitter

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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.