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February’s Top 50: Lots of Love for Tax Sites and More

Ah, February. Whether you celebrated the 14th as the day of love or Singles’ Awareness Day, we’ve got interesting data to share with you! Who received the most internet love? Read on and find out which websites made our Top 50.

The Weekly Compete Pulse

Here’s a round up of our favorite digital marketing stories from the web this week: Michael Kors’s Instagram Ad: 36K Likes, 200 Rage-Filled Comments, Twitter’s New Display Ads in Action, Instagram ads are turning into ‘likes’ 5 percent of the time, No. 1 Position in AdWords Doesn’t Always Get Highest CTR [Study].

The Weekly Compete Pulse

Here’s a round up of our favorite digital marketing stories from the web this week: Are You Making These 10 Common Google AdWords Mistakes? Internet marketers know that using Google AdWords is an excellent way to drive traffic to their sites. Since it can be expensive if not handled correctly, the trick is to manage campaigns to get the highest return on investment. Unfortunately, a poorly managed AdWords campaign is

The Weekly Compete Pulse

Here’s a round up of our favorite digital marketing stories from the web this week: The best times to post on Instagram, why you can’t engineer success, more on Google making the switch to SSL, and how multi-screen ad impact will soon be possible through Google.

August’s Top 50 Sites: Yahoo!, Amazon, privacy.

It seems that Yahoo! has solidified their once questioned place as the second highest ranked site, beating out Facebook for the fifth month in a row and increasing their margin to roughly 2 million unique visitors (UVs). Not only is Yahoo! beating out Facebook, but they are also continuing to gain ground on search giant Google, having both a higher month-over-month (MoM) and year-over-year (YoY) growth.

How Can Brands Win the Social Media Race?

In this day and age, almost every retailer knows how powerful social media is. Based on a recent survey by Compete, 40% of online shoppers believed retailers’ Facebook pages have been extremely/very influential on their purchase decisions. Not to mention the imperceptible impact social media has on shoppers. Unfortunately, not every retailer is succeeding in social media marketing.

Instagram Upset: Are marketers taking user-generated content for granted?

Image from: self portrait / Shutterstock Instagram lit a fire among its users with its new Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, announced in December in a short blog post  (the changes were retracted two days later). The news spread fast and furiously on social media as users expressed their anger at the popular application for claiming ownership of personal photos. Celebrities and media outlets vowed to stop using Instagram. One user

Looks Like Facebook Made an Insta-Success

Image from: Instagram Web Profiles / Instagram.com I am no newbie to Instagram. As one of my favorite apps on my iPhone I have been begging Instagram for months now to create a web experience so that my iPhone/Android-less friends can see the light (and Instagrammed photos) and participate in the experience on the World Wide Web. Last week, Instagram profiles were introduced on the web.  Instagram has always been

The Compete Weekly Pulse

So, in recent news, Facebook released a commercial. What do y’all think? You’ll hear a lot of people talk about mobile these days—about its capabilities, about the benefits and revenue streams behind game layers, about its potential—but according to an article in Digiday mobile social media marketing hasn’t taken off yet. As evidence, the writer challenges anyone to think of “a great mobile social marketing campaign.”  Do any come to

How Grey Goose is Capitalizing on Luxury Using Social

Image from: Grey Goose Hotel Noir / GreyGoose.com People love to advertise their experiences. Social media is more or less about the marketing of the self, and so the move of Grey Goose to host its interactive Hotel Noir campaign on social upstarts Pinterest and Instagram makes complete sense. Luxury is embedded in this brand’s story, and they know it. Just watch the film paired with the campaign; it’s that

The Compete Weekly Pulse

There is so much social content out there. Some people say it’s too much, and some people think it’s just the beginning. Writing from the later standpoint, Digiday explained a recent Pew study stating curation is on the rise, and so is the creation of original content to curate. The Curation Class, as Digiday calls them, are within the 18-29 age range and inhabit the worlds of Pinterest, Tumblr and