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Bitly Alternatives – Which Are Most The Popular?

Image from: Bit.ly Last week, link shortening service Bitly announced a slew of changes to their service; They launched “bitmarks,” w a way to bookmark links, a brand new iPhone app as well as a completely redesigned site. However, some of Bitly’s users haven’t been thrilled with the site’s update, so The New Web put together a list of 9 alternatives to Bitly to fulfill all of your link shortening

Is the QR Code Dead?

Image from: QR Code Image / Shutterstock Earlier today, I read an article on Mashable describing 5 reasons why your QR code marketing is broken. According to the post, one reason that QR code marketing campaigns don’t work is because most people don’t understand what QR codes are; they cited a study of college students where 78.5% responded that they did not know how to scan a QR code. In

The Weekly Compete Pulse

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! It’s know it’s hard to believe ladies and gentlemen, but the ball will drop tonight signifying yet another miraculous year has passed us. What are your favorite memories? If you haven’t already, check out this Google Zeitgeist video which portrays 2011 through Google searches & maps: Zeitgeist: 2011 Year in Review Also, for a recap of Compete’s top blog posts in 2011 check out: 11 Defining Digital

The Weekly Compete Pulse

Whew! You’ve made it through the work week. Does this mean a weekend of back to school shopping for your kids, catching up on housework and lawn maintenance, or heading out of town for some more summer adventures? One thing you certainly should take the time to schedule in is this collection of articles we’ve found tailored to online marketers. Oh and for those of you looking ahead for next

The Weekly Compete Pulse

Yesterday was our last day in the office. Needless to say, things got a little crazy. See, over the past week, the office had been packed full with stacks of pink crates from Crates for a Cure. Instead of packing up our things, some of us defiantly packed ourselves in them. Others made a snake trap. Are we ready to step out into the real world? We’ll find out Monday,

The Weekly Compete Pulse

This week, President Obama’s State of the Union address utilized social media capabilities more than ever before, stretching across Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other popular channels. The State of the Union wasn’t the only intriguing bit of news this week. Check out some of this week’s news articles that we read and found interesting for online marketers. Integrating your content with social media isn’t always at the top of the