Topic: Advertising

URX is Revolutionizing Mobile Ads By Using Something Called Deep Links
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URX is Revolutionizing Mobile Ads By Using Something Called Deep Links

If you've never heard of deep linking, then I'm sure you've experienced the frustration of an app that doesn't have deep linking.  Let me give you a familiar example:  LinkedIn sends you an email about a new … [Read more...]

Facebook’s New Algorithm Driving Small Businesses Away
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Facebook’s New Algorithm Driving Small Businesses Away

Earlier this month, our site’s founder Jeff Weisbein wrote a post explaining his dissatisfaction with the way that Facebook’s new algorithm has affected BestTechie’s presence on the social networking platform. As … [Read more...]

Recommendation Wars: Taboola Bests Outbrain and Becomes Profitable
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Recommendation Wars: Taboola Bests Outbrain and Becomes Profitable

There are two major players in the online content recommendation game, those two being Outbrain and Taboola.  Both companies focus on serving up the best content to audiences around the web and you have likely … [Read more...]

Flipboard Working on Improved Curation Tools and Web Version; Bringing Print Ads Into the Digital Age
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Flipboard Working on Improved Curation Tools and Web Version; Bringing Print Ads Into the Digital Age

I recently sat down with Eugene Wei, Head of Product at Flipboard, to see what the company has been up to the past few months.  In late April we heard that Flipboard had 56 million users and 1 million user created … [Read more...]

Foursquare’s Business Model Finally Starts Showing Signs of Life
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Foursquare’s Business Model Finally Starts Showing Signs of Life

Today, Foursquare, the location-based services company, announced that it's opening up its advertising platform to 1.5 million merchants in an effort to generate revenue for the company.  Foursquare has long been a … [Read more...]

How To Opt Out If You Don’t Want Your Name and Photo Used In Google Ads
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How To Opt Out If You Don’t Want Your Name and Photo Used In Google Ads

Google just updated its Terms of Service, the agreement all users must agree to in order to use the service, the updated terms will go into effect as of November 11, 2013.  One of the changes in the terms is that Google … [Read more...]

Here’s Twitter’s One Huge Advantage Over Facebook That It’s Using to Lure Investors
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Here’s Twitter’s One Huge Advantage Over Facebook That It’s Using to Lure Investors

In a word, the advantage Twitter has over Facebook is: openness.  On Twitter profiles are public by default, meaning most tweets are part of public conversation and are able to be searched and analyzed.  "We believe … [Read more...]

Instagr-Ads? Instagram Brings Advertisements to Feeds
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Instagr-Ads? Instagram Brings Advertisements to Feeds

Confirming news that first broke last month, a little over an hour ago, a post on Instagram’s blog revealed that the photo-sharing social network owned by Facebook would soon be rolling out advertisements in its users … [Read more...]

How This Google Decision Could Wreak Havoc on the Internet
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How This Google Decision Could Wreak Havoc on the Internet

Earlier this week Google stated that the company was exploring the possibility of not using third-party cookies to track users web browsing habits, and instead rolling out its own system that uses an anonymous … [Read more...]

GM Was Wrong About Facebook Ads
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GM Was Wrong About Facebook Ads

Remember when General Motors said that Facebook ads don't pay off and pulled all its ads off of the social media site?  Well, it seems most companies would disagree with their philosophy.  According to a survey … [Read more...]