privacy

Providing “Not Provided” – How You Can Still See Search Referral Data

You’ve seen the headlines. Google is rolling out secure search for everyone. Marketers shouldn’t fear this change though; this is just another step towards progress in the ever-changing world of search. Instead of burying ourselves in organic keyword lists, we must start taking a more holistic approach to search marketing and begin taking steps towards seamlessly combining paid and organic search data.

Analyzing the Demographic Data of Rising Search Engine DuckDuckGo

Image from: Internet / Shutterstock As privacy becomes more and more of a concern for digital consumers, products that make privacy one of their primary offerings are going to see a lot of success and will help pave the way for a niche market in the digital world. One product that is helping to strengthen the argument that this market not only exists, but that it is valued by online

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

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This week, we heard reports that employers were requesting the Facebook passwords of potential employees. Yikes! This morning, Gizmodo reported that Facebook’s chief privacy officer Erin Egan released a statement warning users not to give our their account information in this obvious invasion of privacy. In fact, Senator Richard Blumenthal is reportedly working on a bill that would make this kind of practice illegal. Thank goodness! Twitter celebrated its 6th

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This week, everyone has been talking about the KONY 2012 mini documentary. The video was published on March 5th and the Invisible Children website saw a huge spike in traffic. The video was highly criticized and Mashable published an article about why creating “slacktivists” isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Didn’t make it to Mobile World Congress this year? AdAge published a list of five mobile tips for marketers who weren’t

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On Thursday, President Obama announced his new plan to protect users’ online privacy. In what seems like a win for user privacy, many companies including Google, Microsoft and Yahoo have signed onto this new privacy plan, and have agreed to abide by users’ do-not-track requests, according to The Verge. Gizmodo reported on Bing’s new feature released this week called Linked Pages, which allows users to selected pages that will appear

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It’s Father’s Day weekend, time to celebrate our dads and grill some meat. You’ll probably need something to read while you’re lounging around in the backyard with dad, so check out these links to some of this week’s news articles that we read and found interesting for online marketers. Amber Mac delivered the keynote speech at this year’s SES Toronto. A big part of her speech was talking about how

E3 Aftermath: Nice for Nintendo, Sony Still Suffers

There were a lot of really cool announcements last week at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), but two of the big players that particularly stood out were Nintendo and Sony. Both had interesting new products, and each announced brand new gaming devices: Nintendo’s Wii U and Sony’s Playstation Vita. While Sony’s device is a handheld and Nintendo’s is a console, they are both interesting announcements because they appear to be,

We Want Our PSN! What Happens When Gamers Suffer Through 3 Weeks of Network Playing Withdrawal

A good portion of gamers out there were waiting, waiting, waiting for the Playstation Network to recover from their recent intrusion, loss of private customer data, and restore services to the online gaming platform. The network was shut down on April 21st, as indicated by the reach/attention spikes below. Actually, the daily attention and reach metrics closely track to the events as they unfolded. Luckily, they recovered services this weekend

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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

The Weekly Compete Pulse

April showers bring May flowers, and one last Weekly Pulse before May begins. Check out these links to some of this week’s news articles that we read and found interesting for online marketers. If you manage the Twitter account for company, it can be tough to keep it interesting all the time. Luckily, Mashable gives some great tips to spice it up a little bit: 5 Quick Ways to Liven