Archive | September, 2012

Vibrant Redesigns The Most Annoying Ads In The World

September 27, 2012

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Vibrant Media claims to reach 300 million unique users a month with its remarkably irritating in-text ad units. The good news is that they are redesigning them to reduce the annoyance factor and provide advertisers with more impact. Vibrant CEO Cella Irvine says: the redesign falls into three general areas — moving beyond “highlighted keywords” […]

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Facebook FBX Retargeting Ads Worth 3x More

September 27, 2012

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  As Facebook’s new FBX exchange kicks into gear the networks brokering the inventory are reporting that the market rate for the retargeted ads are significantly higher than Facebook’s traditional display rates. That isn’t a surprise – retargeted ads convert much better than even highly demo-targeted ads – but what’s interesting is the idea that […]

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Apple vs. Google: The Mobile Search War Heats Up

September 26, 2012

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With the release of the iPhone5 and iOS6, attention has become focused on the competition between Apple and Google for local and hyper-local search dollars. The iPhone has relied for years on Google’s mapping service and data, but with iOS6 they have introduced their own Apple Maps service. The problem is that Apple’s alternative is […]

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Facebook Makes Its Mobile Move

September 20, 2012

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Facebook today began to allow its data to be used for targeting mobile advertising in apps and websites. This is an extension of its “ad exchange layer” concept in which, rather than creating its own ad network, Facebook instead layers its demographic- and interest-based targeting on top of existing networks. If you wanted to know […]

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Achieving ROI With Social Media

September 20, 2012

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At a time when pretty much every organization or affiliate has a social media presence, it’s amazing how many don’t have any idea how to make it pay for itself. Key performance indicator (KPI) is the term of art for the metrics that matter. Webtrends identifies the most important KPIs: “What are the key performance […]

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11 Keys To Content Marketing Success

September 20, 2012

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Getting your content marketing strategy right is more important than ever. Understanding your audience, your objectives and the landscape in which you are working is critical. Here are 11 simple things to focus on: “Know your reason: Why are you creating content? Your answer certainly doesn’t have to be altruistic, but you have to be […]

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$2 Million Refunded From “Google Money Tree” Scam

September 20, 2012

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The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 93,086 refund checks totaling nearly $2.3 million to consumers who allegedly were charged hidden fees tied to a bogus work-at-home product. By deceptively using the name and logo of the Internet search company Google Inc. and falsely promising that consumers could earn $100,000 in six months, the FTC charged, […]

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Automate! 8 Coupon Feed Tools That Really Work

September 20, 2012

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Coupon feeds are a great way to make money but automating around them can be technically intimidating. There are lots of tools around that can help. Geno Prussakov brings his list together in a great post: “This is one of the most powerful coupon integration tools out there. The solution “offers an automated, customized affiliate […]

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Cupid Media Expands Internationally with DirectTrack

September 19, 2012

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Press Release         PITTSBURGH – September 13, 2012 – Direct Response Technologies, a leading provider of global performance marketing solutions, announced that Cupid Media is expanding its global network by incorporating the advanced internationalization features and user-engagement functionality found within the DirectTrack® affiliate marketing platform. Located in Queensland, Australia, Cupid Media operates […]

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