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ROI Rankings: Facebook Deemed More Important Than Twitter and LinkedIn, Less Than Google

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After Facebook, Twitter (average rating of 3.04) was deemed the next-most important for ROI, followed by LinkedIn (3.38), Yahoo (4.23), and AOL (5.6).

Respondents – a mix of marketers of clients (26%), ad agency employees (30%), and media company employees and consultants (44%) – appear to be satisfied with the support provided by Facebook for their advertising efforts. Almost half believe that Facebook’s support for advertisers has improved to some degree over the past 6 months, compared to only 1 in 10 who believe it has to some extent deteriorated. Additionally, roughly three-quarters are very (10.5%) or somewhat (65.2%) satisfied with the data and analytic tracking they receive from Facebook.

Given improving ROI and support, it’s not surprising that advertisers will be increasing their efforts: over the next year, a majority expect to significantly (11.2%) or moderately (44.5%) increase their Facebook advertising budget.

Interestingly, although Facebook is deriving an increasing share of ad revenues from mobile, advertisers don’t see much separation between the RO! I of mobi! le and desktop ads, with a plurality (38%) rating them about the same. Slightly more than one-third feel that mobile ROI is much (7.7%) or somewhat (27.4%) greater, while 26.9% feel the same way about desktop ROI.

There’s more consensus when it comes to Facebook Exchange, used by about 1 in 5 respondents. Of those, two-thirds said it has been somewhat effective for their campaigns, with another 1 in 5 calling it very effective.

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Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 news No Comments

‘It’s Treason’ For Yahoo To Disobey The NSA (YHOO)

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/marissa-mayer-its-treason-to-ignore-the-nsa-2013-9

Melissa Mayer Yahoo

Marissa Mayer was on stage on Wednesday at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference when Michael Arrington asked her about NSA snooping.

He wanted to know what would happen if Yahoo just didn’t cooperate. He wanted to know what would happen if she were to simply talk about what was happening, even though the government had forbidden it.

“Releasing classified information is treason. It generally lands you incarcerated,” she said, clearly uncomfortable with the turn of the conversation.

She also explained that when the government comes calling wanting information on Yahoo users, the company scrutinizes each request and “we push back a lot on requests.” But “we can’t talk about those things because they’re classified,” she said.

This has been going on long before her reign, too, she said:

“I’m proud to be part of an organization that from the very beginning in 2007, with the NSA and FISA and PRISM, has been skeptical and has scrutinized those requests. In 2007 Yahoo filed a lawsuit against the new Patriot Act, parts of PRISM and FISA, we were the key plaintiff. A lot of people have wondered about that case and who it was. It was us … we lost. The thing is, we lost and if you don’t comply it’s treason.”

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Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 digital No Comments

Yahoo buys image search specialty startup

Source: http://phys.org/news/2013-08-yahoo-image-specialty-startup.html

Yahoo on Monday confirmed that it has bought image search specialty startup IQ Engines to add the company’s technology to its Flickr photo service.

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Monday, August 26th, 2013 news No Comments

Is Yahoo’s Digital Audience Now Bigger Than Google’s?

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comScore-Top-10-US-Web-Properties-Jul-v-Jun2013-Aug2013A couple of months ago, comScore’s Media Metrix data showed Yahoo closing the gap with Google as the US’ top web property, a development noted here. Now the latest Media Metrix data is out, and it appears that Yahoo! Sites has overtaken Google! Sites as the top web property, with 196.6 million unique visitors in July for the former, compared to 192.3 million for the latter. It must be noted, though, that these numbers do not take into account mobile-only visitors.

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Friday, August 23rd, 2013 news No Comments

drag2share: Facebook Approaches The 200 Million Club In U.S. Audience Numbers, But Yahoo Grows Faster

source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/businessinsider/~3/ElejD9KfUYU/facebook-approaches-200-million-visitors-2013-8

Facebook’s recent total user growth has been driven entirely by mobile.

Its desktop audience actually shrank slightly between September 2012 and June 2013.

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Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 news No Comments

Variety of Sign-In Options Still Key for Social Logins – eMarketer

source: http://www.emarketer.com/Article/Variety-of-Sign-In-Options-Still-Key-Social-Logins/1010067

As has long been the case, the type of site being accessed has an effect on user preferences. Facebook has the strongest hold when it comes to sign-ins on gaming and entertainment sites (64% of the total in Q2 2013), music sites (61%) and retail sites (59%).

Despite Facebook’s rising popularity for social sign-in functions, however, publishers and retailers would be wise to note that its takeover is far from complete. Significant chunks of every audience still prefer to sign in with an ID from Google, Yahoo! or some other site—and since a large part of the draw of social sign-in is its convenience, users still need these options to be satisfied.

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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013 news No Comments

More Than One-Quarter of Organic Search Visits Came From Mobile Devices in Q2

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RKG-Mobile-Share-Search-Visits-Q2-2012-Q2-2013-Jul2013The influence of mobile devices on paid and organic search continues to grow. According to the latest quarterly report from RKG, smartphones and tablets combined accounted for 26% of organic search traffic in Q2, up from 15% a year earlier. Most of that traffic (18%) came from iOS devices, fairly evenly split between the iPad and iPhone, as Android devices contributed another 7% of traffic. While Google has traditionally seen a greater share of mobile traffic than Yahoo, this past quarter saw Yahoo pulling even, with each generating close to 28% of traffic from mobile devices.

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Friday, July 12th, 2013 news No Comments

Specific Audiences Are Better Reached Through Yahoo Bing Network

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Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 news No Comments

drag2share: Marissa Mayer Explains Yahoo’s Display Ad Revenue Drop [THE BRIEF]

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Apr 17, 2013

Yahoo CEO marissa mayer at the world economic forum in davos

Good morning, AdLand. Here’s what you need to know today:

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Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 news No Comments

Google Served 2B Video Ads in Feb 2013 Facebook Serves 120B Display Ads Per Month

Google Served 2.2B video ads in February 2013.
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Facebook serves an estimated 114B display ad impressions per month
The research, by comScore, estimates that Facebook now has 31.2% of U.S. advertising display impressions, up from 25.9% in the fourth quarter of 2010 and 15.6% in Q1 2010. At the current pace, Facebook will easily surpass 1 trillion impressions for the year.The total number of U.S. impressions was 1.1 trillion for the first quarter. Facebook’s closest competitor is Yahoo’s network of sites, which claimed 10.1% of the market.

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Friday, March 15th, 2013 news No Comments

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