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Oct 3 14

Shared Stories from This Week: Oct 03, 2014

by tmllr

Sep 24 – LEGO: putting community first with five inspiring social campaigns by Christopher Ratcliff
LEGO makes for a brilliant and satisfying case study for hundreds of reasons.
It helps that it’s on…
via Posts from the Econsultancy blog


Sep 24 – Remove (other) from Content Reports, Even on Huge Websites by Alex Moore
It happens all the time. One day you notice a big, ugly surprise at the top of your top Site Conten…
via Increasing your Website’s Conversion Rate


Sep 24 – Wireless Plans Add New Twist to Net Neutrality Debate
While federal communications regulators have been writing rules of the road for how broadband provid…
via WSJ.com: Technology


Sep 26 – 5 Things to Know About Ello, the Social Network with a Manifesto
The Internet is abuzz over Ello, a new social network that launched this past summer and is enjoying…
via WSJ.com: Technology


Sep 24 – Americans Aren’t Getting Married Anymore by Ben Casselman
The Pew Research Center on Wednesday came out with a big report on the decline of marriage in the Un…
via FiveThirtyEight


Sep 24 – What I Love: Adobe and Google Analytics*
While in Atlanta last week for ACCELERATE, I got into the age-old discussion of “Adobe Analyti…
via All Web Analytics Demystified Blogs


Sep 24 – Skeptical Football: Manning Redux, Ancient History And An Award For Tony Romo by Benjamin Morris
Something marvelous has happened to me. I was transported to the seventh heaven. There sat all the g…
via FiveThirtyEight


Sep 25 – Symptoms and diseases by Seth Godin
A fever is a symptom. There’s an underlying disease that causes it. Giving you a fever (sitting in a…
via Seth’s Blog


Sep 26 – Matthew McConaughey by Kevin Hillstrom
Ok, click here to see the commercial (right here, folks).By the way, I’m sure the title of this blog…
via Kevin Hillstrom: MineThatData


Sep 27 – An NFL Team Will Probably Win 14 Games. We Just Don’t Know Which Team. by Nate Silver
As my colleague Neil Paine explained earlier this week, the Cincinnati Bengals now project to finish…
via FiveThirtyEight


Sep 28 – Big Data Cuts Energy Use in Buildings
Companies are using sensors that gather information on energy use in their buildings and software th…
via WSJ.com: Technology


Sep 29 – Digital Media Dominate the Chatter at Big Ad Conference
Much of the chatter at this year’s Advertising Week conference in New York will be on digital topics…
via WSJ.com: Technology


Sep 29 – CloudFlare Pushes More Encrypted Web
Cybersecurity and network company CloudFlare is offering free encryption to users starting this week…
via WSJ.com: Technology


Sep 29 – Traditional and Predictive Lead Scoring: a Match Made in Data Heaven by Jessica Cross
Author: Jessica CrossBy its very nature, lead scoring should be predictive – a potential customer’s …
via Marketo Marketing Blog


Oct 01 – Hypothesis: pie charts are correlated with muddled thinking. But which direction is the causal arrow? by junkcharts
RealClimate (link) deserves a pie in the face for printing a set of pie charts. (Thanks to @guitarza…
via Junk Charts


Sep 28 – How to maximize press coverage for your startup or business by Guest
Photo by Niuton may on Flickr (CC BY)
This article originally appeared on Moz and is republished w…
via Social Media


Oct 01 – Building the next generation of display ads for a multi-screen world by Rob Newton
It’s true that mobile devices offer a new canvas for advertisers to connect with consumers, but pain…
via Inside AdWords


Sep 29 – A Geek’s Guide To Gaming The Algorithms by Ian Lurie
I talk about all that’s wrong in marketing, tactics vs. strategy, etc. etc. We’re ignori…
via Conversation Marketing: Internet Marketing with a Twist of Lemon


Sep 29 – Google Rivals Launch Site Explaining Why E.U. Should Do Something Already by Amy Schatz
Focus on the User
Yelp, TripAdvisor and their allies launched a new effort Monday to convince Europ…
via Re/code


Sep 29 – Coming Soon to the Library: Humanoid Robots
They can recognize faces, speak in 19 languages, even do tai chi. One Connecticut library will be us…
via WSJ.com: Technology


Sep 29 – MLB’s Biggest Star Is 40 (And He Just Retired). That Could Be A Problem. by Nate Silver
“If Mike Trout walked into your neighborhood bar, would you recognize him?” The New Yorker’s Ben McG…
via FiveThirtyEight


Sep 29 – One Vision of a Non-Neutral Internet by Gautham Nagesh
A different kind of non-neutral Internet is emerging on wireless networks as mobile companies offer …
via Washington Wire


Sep 29 – Building the next generation of display ads for a multi-screen world by Nicole Burgan
Cross-­posted from the Inside AdWords blog.It’s true that mobile devices offer a new canvas for…
via AdWords Agency Blog


Sep 29 – One Vision of a Non-Neutral Internet
A different kind of non-neutral Internet is emerging on wireless networks as mobile companies offer …
via WSJ.com: Technology


Sep 29 – Facebook Atlas: what you need to know by Ben Davis
Here’s a brief introduction to Atlas by Facebook, the social network’s new ad network of sorts.
Face…
via Posts from the Econsultancy blog


Sep 29 – Hamburger menus for mobile navigation: do they work? by David Moth
Hamburger menus are ubiquitous in mobile web design, but the jury is out on whether the little three…
via Posts from the Econsultancy blog


Sep 30 – Are Mobile Social Campaigns Performing As Expected? by Matt Langie
Social media has become an integral component of our digital marketing mix. It’s an effective channe…
via Omniture: Industry Insights


Sep 30 – SEO: why more content isn’t always the answer by Graham Charlton
Content is very important for SEO, but this should also come with caveats, as simply creating more a…
via Posts from the Econsultancy blog


Sep 30 – Ello CEO Paul Budnitz: “We Are Not Here to Compete With Facebook” (Q&A) by Kurt Wagner
Paul Budnitz
Social network Ello, which operates in Vermont, is riding the rocket ship usually rese…
via Re/code


Sep 30 – Internet Companies Take Aim at Wireless Net Neutrality as Debate Rages On by Amy Schatz
Mindscanner/Shutterstock
Google, Facebook and other large Internet companies are ramping up a lobby…
via Re/code


Sep 30 – iOS’s New Keyboard QuickType Found to Suggest Passwords by Phi Tran
Apple’s new iOS 8 predictive keyboard, QuickType, is suggesting what most users don’t want: their p…
via The Social Times


Sep 30 – Why are we still teaching T-tests? by Joseph Rickert
(This article was first published on Revolutions, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)


via R-bloggers


Sep 30 – Social Network Nextdoor’s Ideal New Users: Cops and Firefighters by Kurt Wagner
TFoxFoto/ Shutterstock
Nextdoor, the social network for neighborhoods, is calling the cops — …
via Re/code


Sep 30 – Facebook Messenger Is No. 1, But Users Still Hate It by Kimberlee Morrison
Facebook Messenger has generated a lot of controversy among users since Facebook decided to make th…
via The Social Times


Sep 30 – The Value of Being the First Ad Displayed by Google
The first ad displayed by Google on a search results page has become even more valuable with the ris…
via Marketing Profs – Marketing Concepts, Strategies, Articles, Research, Events and Commentaries


Sep 30 – Satisficing by Fred Wilson
We had one of our many (non-stop) email conversations among the USV crew last week about a situation…
via


Sep 30 – What Is Quality Content? The Anti-Metric Survey of Panda 4 by Dave Lloyd
As SEOs, we’ve been told again and again that high-quality, even epic content is a must for SEO. We’…
via Omniture: Industry Insights


Sep 30 – The Myth of Google’s 200 Ranking Factors by gfiorelli1
Posted by gfiorelli1
The woman in the gif below just said to Captain Picard that she can …
via SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog


Oct 01 – Digital Health Startups Raised $700 Million During Third Quarter by James Temple
Digital health companies raised more than $700 million during the third quarter, bringing year-to-da…
via Re/code


Oct 01 – Google Online Marketing Challenge: Creating The Next Generation by Mollie Delp
The GOMC is a program in which students participate in teams of 3-6 to run a three-week AdWords camp…
via The Adventures of PPC Hero


Oct 01 – Panda 4.1: what’s it all about? by Graham Charlton
Panda 4.1, as it has been dubbed, was released by Google last week with the aim of identifying low q…
via Posts from the Econsultancy blog


Oct 01 – Ecommerce Links: September 2014 by Linda Bustos
Greetings from the Shop.org Annual Summit, we’ll be back to regularly scheduled blogging next …
via Get Elastic Ecommerce Blog


Oct 01 – Google Organic Click-Through Rates in 2014 by Philip_Petrescu
Posted by Philip_Petrescu
We’ve all been there. Trying to improve our organic rankings so we can ge…
via SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog


Oct 01 – How Will Facebook’s Atlas Affect the Marketing World? by admin
Leah Pope is the VP of global marketing for Synthesio, an award-winning, social intelligence compan…
via The Social Times


Sep 22 – Shift to Programmatic Is Picking Up Speed by Pete Kluge
The ongoing shift from traditional ways of buying display advertising to programmatic buying through…
via Omniture: Industry Insights


Sep 23 – The Top 3 Google Analytics Configuration Issues Impacting your Data (and How to Fix Them) by Adam Singer
Good data is important.  How important?  Studies show that inaccurate data has a direct im…
via Google Analytics Blog


Oct 01 – The NFL’s Flirtation With the Web Is Over (For Now) by Peter Kafka
Jai Agnish/Shutterstock
One day, a tech giant like Google or Apple might stream pro football games …
via Re/code


Oct 01 – You’re Right To Complain About The Chaos Of MLB’s One-Game Playoffs by Neil Paine
There are two ways of looking at Tuesday night’s American League wild card playoff game betwee…
via FiveThirtyEight


Oct 01 – Double Data Promotions Latest Battleground in Ongoing Cellular Price Wars by Ina Fried
In what is an increasingly fierce price battle among the four major cellular providers, each carrie…
via Re/code


Oct 01 – New York Times approachably describes Bayesian Statistics by David Smith
(This article was first published on Revolutions, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)


via R-bloggers


Oct 02 – More Google Answer Boxes, with Bonus Experiment! by Dr-Pete
Posted by Dr-Pete
Last week, drowned out by the Panda 4.1 rollout, the
MozCast Feature Graph…
via SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog


Oct 01 – Antimatter by xkcd
Antimatter
What if everything was antimatter, EXCEPT Earth?
Sean Gallagher
This one doesn’t…
via What If?


Oct 02 – Analytics Club – Talking Optimization Series Finale by SEMangel
Gary,
I’ve written so much already, I hesitate to summarize the series as you suggested. The 8 point…
via SemAngel


Oct 02 – Firechat Enables the Crowd to Become the Internet –Bypassing Central Powers by jeremiah_owyang
(Above pic: Thousands of HK protesters link their phones together using Bluetooth to become their o…
via Web Strategy by Jeremiah


Sep 25 – Webinar Recap: Measuring Intent With Google Analytics by Michael Wiegand
Last week, I gave a free webinar on measuring mid-funnel activity using Google Analytics and Google …
via Conversation Marketing: Internet Marketing with a Twist of Lemon


Oct 02 – A Farewell To Adam Dunn, Sabermetric Bellwether by Neil Paine
One footnote in the wake of the Oakland Athletics’ agonizing wild card loss Tuesday night was …
via FiveThirtyEight


This is a weekly post that is automatically generated by the RSS feed of stories that I have flagged to share using my implementation of Tiny Tiny RSS (which is an excellent RSS Reader). I will sometimes annotate these posts with commentary related to the stories posted.

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I generally share important news or interesting articles via Twitter (@tmllr) and other social networks, but this is a wider array of content that I find share-worthy.

Sep 26 14

Shared Stories from This Week: Sep 26, 2014

by tmllr

Sep 19 – Error’d: Best. Soup. Ever. by Mark Bowytz
“Mmmm…Nothing hits the spot quite like a big bowl of Cream of SQL Soup,” writes Andrew J.

via The Daily WTF


Sep 08 – Google to Host Meetings Across Europe on Privacy Rights by Reuters
Reuters / Francois Lenoir
A panel appointed by search engine Google will hold the first of a series…
via Re/code


Sep 08 – Facebook Attracts Half of Africa’s Internet Users Each Month by Kurt Wagner
Facebook has reached 100 million monthly active users in Africa, meaning half of Africa’s Inte…
via Re/code


Sep 08 – There Finally May Be a Deal Brewing for Rackspace. Or Maybe Not. by Arik Hesseldahl
ml / Shutterstock
Another day, another report about a possible buyer for cloud services company Rac…
via Re/code


Sep 10 – Dozens of Websites “Slow Down” in Net Neutrality Protest Today by Amy Schatz
Fight for the Future
Netflix, Reddit, Vimeo and dozens of other Internet companies are holding a sy…
via Re/code


Sep 15 – Microsoft Sends Invitations for a Windows 9 Event on Sept. 30
Some corporate-technology departments still aren’t sold on Windows 8, but they are about to get a pe…
via WSJ.com: Technology


Sep 15 – FCC Gets 3 Million Net-Neutrality Comments
The FCC has received three million comments on proposed rules for how broadband providers must treat…
via WSJ.com: Technology


Sep 08 – 6 Things I Wish I Knew Before Using Optimizely by tallen1985
Posted by tallen1985
Diving into Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) for the first time can be a cha…
via SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog


Sep 08 – The Big List of SEO Tips and Tricks for Using HTTPS on Your Website by Cyrus-Shepard
Posted by Cyrus-Shepard
It’s rare that Google reveals any of its actual ranking factors, so it…
via SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog


Sep 09 – What is the single customer view and why do you need it? by Christopher Ratcliff
In which I try to explain a seemingly complicated marketing term in the clearest language possible. …
via Posts from the Econsultancy blog


Sep 09 – Stop Gambling With Customer Retention [Infographic]
Increasing retention rates by 5% can increase profits by as much as 95%. Despite that fact, most com…
via Marketing Profs – Marketing Concepts, Strategies, Articles, Research, Events and Commentaries


Sep 10 – The secret sauce: 12 essential traits for a successful agency by Kevin Gibbons
All agencies operate in a competitive landscape, where despite key strengths and differentiation poi…
via Posts from the Econsultancy blog


Sep 10 – Google Analytics Benchmarking is back: Here’s what you need to know by Ben Barrass
Benchmarking, for those that were in the know, was once a fantastic feature of Google Analytics.
Dis…
via Posts from the Econsultancy blog


Sep 11 – An introduction to pivot tables for digital marketing by Jeff Rajeck
Many marketing gurus and job ads mention pivot tables as a ‘must have’ skill.
But guides on how to…
via Posts from the Econsultancy blog


Sep 11 – What is customer lifetime value (CLV) and why do you need to measure it? by Christopher Ratcliff
In this article I’ll ride into the dusty, obfuscated world of marketing phrases, acronyms and buzzwo…
via Posts from the Econsultancy blog


Sep 08 – Playing with orientation and style by junkcharts
I saw this nifty chart in the Wall Street Journal last week. The Post Office is competing with Fedex…
via Junk Charts


Sep 08 – 6 A/B Testing Mistakes You’re Making by Jon Correll
A/B testing is the best way to find out how you can mold your website to optimize conversions. Howev…
via Landing Page Optimization, Conversion Rate Optimization and Techniques


Sep 09 – The Death of UTM Campaign Parameters by Jim Gianoglio
UTM campaign parameters. We love them. We hate them.
They make it easy to track both online and off…
via Increasing your Website’s Conversion Rate


Sep 10 – Voodoo Alerts Launches New “Is My Site Broken?” Tool by Jon Correll
Cool Free Tool: Is My Site Broken by Voodoo Alerts
Voodoo Alerts has launched a cool free tool that …
via Landing Page Optimization, Conversion Rate Optimization and Techniques


Sep 11 – More Context With Google Analytics Benchmarking by Daniel Waisberg
Back in 2008, the Google Analytics team released a feature that was extremely innovative: Benchmarki…
via Online Behavior


Sep 11 – Google: Your 2nd Description Line Will Start Disappearing on Mobile by Kevin Klein
Inspired by the need to make the acquisition of relevant information even easier and faster for mobi…
via The Adventures of PPC Hero


Sep 15 – Magnificent Mobile Website And App Analytics: Reports, Metrics, How-to! by Avinash Kaushik
Nothing I can tell you about the importance of having an incredible mobile strategy will surprise y…
via Occam’s Razor by Avinash Kaushik


Sep 16 – Talking Shop with Corry Prohens by Rudi Shumpert
I have known Corry Prohens since 2009 and have been lucky enough to call him a friend for most of th…
via Rudi Shumpert : Code By Numbers


Sep 08 – [Infographic] The Science of Instagram by Dan Zarrella
When I’m speaking at a conference, one of the most common questions I’m asked is what do…
via Dan Zarrella


Sep 09 – 4 Myths of Social Media Advertising [Infographic] by Mona Zhang
Social advertising is on the rise. Consumers are flocking to various platforms to discuss products a…
via The Social Times


Sep 09 – Why an Algorithmic Twitter Feed Is a Bad Idea by Kimberlee Morrison
Recently, there have been grumblings from Twitter’s users about the possibility that an algorithm i…
via The Social Times


Sep 10 – How To Get Your Business Started on Google Plus – A Detailed Guide by admin
Jawad Khan is a digital marketing consultant, a certified inbound marketer and a professional freel…
via The Social Times


Sep 18 – A Full Night’s Sleep Can Really Pay Off
Being well rested can make people more productive and valuable at work, as well as smarter in their …
via WSJ.com: Markets


Sep 16 – Spotify Knows Me Better Than I Know Myself by Walt Hickey
The days when you could listen to guilty pleasure music without consequence are over.In the dark age…
via FiveThirtyEight


Sep 13 – Law and order by Seth Godin
At some point, the world (the project, the moment) becomes so chaotic or dangerous that we sacrifice…
via Seth’s Blog


Sep 15 – The most important thing by Seth Godin
The next thing you do today will be the most important thing on your agenda, because, after all, you…
via Seth’s Blog


Sep 18 – Search Vs Social by Fred Wilson
Back in 2008 and 2009, probably because of our investment in Twitter, I was obsessed with looking at…
via


Sep 19 – The Coin Center by Fred Wilson
We have found that the best way to deal with policy makers and regulators when something new and thr…
via


Sep 19 – Why Pollsters Think They Underestimated ‘No’ In Scotland by Carl Bialik
With two notable exceptions, opinion polls released this month about Scotland’s independence r…
via FiveThirtyEight


Sep 21 – Larry Ellison — Genius Leader, Terrible Copywriter by Richard Levitt
LinkedIn
Richard Levitt, who worked in communications at Oracle for more than seven years, original…
via Re/code


Sep 22 – Data Comparison Tricks by Doug Glancy
Hey Dick, thanks for having me over. Wow, it’s even nicer in here than I imagined. Look at all…
via Daily Dose of Excel


Sep 22 – Getting Started with ShufflePoint by Sean McQuaide
Overview
ShufflePoint is a paid application that uses Excel’s built-in “Web Query&#8221…
via Increasing your Website’s Conversion Rate


Sep 22 – The Price Of Seeing Derek Jeter’s Last MLB Game by Walt Hickey
Derek Jeter, a regionally popular player for a local New York ball club, announced his retirement in…
via FiveThirtyEight


Sep 22 – Snapchat Poaches Google Comms Exec by Mona Zhang
Jill Hazelbaker, the Googler who heads up communications and government relations in Europe, the Mi…
via The Social Times


Sep 22 – Watch the Digital Marketing Symposium Keynote this Thursday, September 25, 1 PM PST by Chad Warren
Adobe Digital Marketing Symposium is coming to San Francisco this Thursday, September 25. Symposium …
via Omniture: Industry Insights


Sep 22 – “How to disrupt the multi-billion dollar survey research industry” by Andrew
David Rothschild (coauthor of the Xbox study, the Mythical Swing Voter paper, and of course the noto…
via Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science


Aug 18 – Trending in Asia Pacific: No Social Advertising, Please! by Lawrence Mak
Last month at our annual Symposiums in Singapore and Sydney, I noticed an interesting trend impactin…
via Omniture: Industry Insights


Sep 23 – Reblog: Minimum Viable Personality by Fred Wilson
There are two guest posts that are essentially tied for the most popular guest post ever on AVC. The…
via


Sep 23 – New App Turns Your Smartphone Into a Teleprompter by Mona Zhang
A new app called PromptSmart hopes to revolutionize public speaking. PromptSmart functions as a tel…
via The Social Times


Sep 24 – Websites Wary of Facebook Tracking
Fearing the growing clout of Facebook, some publishers and retailers are reprogramming their website…
via WSJ.com: Technology


Sep 24 – Conversion Rate by Kevin Hillstrom
A show of hands … how many of you measure how often good customers visit your website, on a monthl…
via Kevin Hillstrom: MineThatData


Sep 24 – Broken Link Building Bible: The New Testament by russvirante
Posted by russviranteIt was a little over a year ago that I first wrote the “Broken Link Building Bi…
via SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog


Sep 24 – It Was Just A Thing by Anthony Colangelo
A little less than two months ago, I wrote about the most dangerous word in software development: ju…
via A List Apart


This is a weekly post that is automatically generated by the RSS feed of stories that I have flagged to share using my implementation of Tiny Tiny RSS (which is an excellent RSS Reader). I will sometimes annotate these posts with commentary related to the stories posted.

To subscribe to my shared feed directly, use http://tmllr.us/shared.

I generally share important news or interesting articles via Twitter (@tmllr) and other social networks, but this is a wider array of content that I find share-worthy.

Sep 19 14

Shared Stories from This Week: Sep 19, 2014

by tmllr

Sep 09 – Google on ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Tour
Google kicked off a European tour to discuss the future of Internet privacy, as it seeks to thread a…
via WSJ.com: Technology


Sep 12 – Has Expanded Replay Worked Well In Baseball? Here’s Our Call by Oliver Roeder
Early this year, Major League Baseball introduced dramatically expanded instant replay rules. With a…
via FiveThirtyEight


Sep 15 – Future Self
via xkcd.com


Sep 17 – My Phone is Dying
via xkcd.com


Sep 17 – September 17, 2014
New exclusive comic at The Nib!
via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (updated daily)


This is a weekly post that is automatically generated by the RSS feed of stories that I have flagged to share using my implementation of Tiny Tiny RSS (which is an excellent RSS Reader). I will sometimes annotate these posts with commentary related to the stories posted.

To subscribe to my shared feed directly, use http://tmllr.us/shared.

I generally share important news or interesting articles via Twitter (@tmllr) and other social networks, but this is a wider array of content that I find share-worthy.

Sep 12 14

Shared Stories from This Week: Sep 12, 2014

by tmllr

Sep 04 – Michael Bloomberg Returning to Run Bloomberg LP
Less than a year after leaving office as mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg will return as he…
via WSJ.com: Markets


Sep 04 – Automotive online: the Japanese big three at a glance by Ben Davis
I thought I’d take a whirl through the UK websites of the Japanese big three automotive companies.
W…
via Posts from the Econsultancy blog


Sep 04 – Why Tennis Players Don’t Take More Risks On Second Serves by Carl Bialik
If you’ve ever watched a tennis player dominate with the first serve but saw the second serve oblite…
via FiveThirtyEight


Sep 04 – Iterative Analytics Implementations by Rudi Shumpert
Iterative development has been a widely accepted method of product development and even web developm…
via Rudi Shumpert : Code By Numbers


Sep 04 – Watch: A New Documentary About Jeffrey Zeldman by Sara Wachter-Boettcher
You keep it by giving it away.Jeffrey Zeldman

It’s a philosophy that’s always guided …
via A List Apart


Sep 04 – Optimizing for Bandwidth on Apache and Nginx by Google Webmaster Central
Webmaster level: advancedEveryone wants to use less bandwidth: hosts want lower bills, mobile users …
via Google Webmaster Central Blog


Sep 04 – Team Portent Bids Farewell to Authorship by George Freitag
One spring day of 2011, Google announced a new thing called “Authorship.” They described…
via Conversation Marketing: Internet Marketing with a Twist of Lemon


Sep 06 – When Websites Peek into Private Lives
Essay: Analyzing our online lives for research has vast benefits, says OkCupid founder Christian Rud…
via WSJ.com: Technology


Sep 05 – As Bloomberg Returns, Landscape Has Shifted
Michael Bloomberg is returning to a more competitive marketplace than the one he left in 2002 and to…
via WSJ.com: Technology


Sep 05 – Shifting To Mobile by Kevin Hillstrom
I’m seeing trends that look an awful lot like 2002, folks.Back then, catalog shoppers were moving in…
via Kevin Hillstrom: MineThatData


Sep 05 – Next Wednesday Is The Internet Slowdown by Fred Wilson
We’ve talked a lot here at AVC about Net Neutrality. I hate that term because it’s got s…
via


Sep 05 – The role of the ‘Chief Marketing Technologist’ by Jens Lundgaard
Blake Cahill, Head of Global Digital Marketing at Phillips, is unequivocal about the importance of u…
via Posts from the Econsultancy blog


Sep 05 – How To: Tracking your SEO using Google Analytics by Thijs de Valk
At Yoast, we’re known for giving you any number of useful tips to improve your site’s SE…
via Yoast» – Yoast – Tweaking Websites


Sep 05 – The Problem With Privacy Is How We Define It by Kimberlee Morrison
More than half of Internet users in the U.S. are on social media. And while many people are concern…
via The Social Times


Sep 05 – Ads on YouTube Result in Higher Conversion Rates Than Any Other Network by Kimberlee Morrison
Earlier this year in a report from Shopify, we learned that YouTube seemed to have a lower conversi…
via The Social Times


Sep 05 – Apple iPhone’s Mobile Payments Expected to Include CVS and Walgreens by Jason Del Rey
Anthony Quintano for Re/code
Apple’s upcoming mobile payment system will get a big head start with …
via Re/code


Sep 05 – Keep your team informed with “slackr” by Bob Rudis (@hrbrmstr)
(This article was first published on Data Driven Security, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers…
via R-bloggers


Sep 06 – Crucial elements for the placebo effect by Seth Godin
Placebos, used ethically, are powerful tools. They can cure diseases, make food taste better and dra…
via Seth’s Blog


Sep 06 – Etsy, Kickstarter, Reddit and Others Will “Slow Down” Sites as Protest by Liz Gannes
Shutterstock/esbeauda
As a stand against the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s proposa…
via Re/code


Sep 07 – September 07, 2014
via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (updated daily)


This is a weekly post that is automatically generated by the RSS feed of stories that I have flagged to share using my implementation of Tiny Tiny RSS (which is an excellent RSS Reader). I will sometimes annotate these posts with commentary related to the stories posted.

To subscribe to my shared feed directly, use http://tmllr.us/shared.

I generally share important news or interesting articles via Twitter (@tmllr) and other social networks, but this is a wider array of content that I find share-worthy.

Sep 5 14

Shared Stories from This Week: Sep 05, 2014

by tmllr

Aug 22 – E-Commerce Is Bleeding Out Into Mobile by Kevin Hillstrom
Yesterday, I talked about how retail is bleeding out into e-commerce. I see it in so many projects. …
via Kevin Hillstrom: MineThatData


Aug 22 – How Twitter Decides What to Place in Your Stream by Kurt Wagner
Asa Mathat
Earlier this week, Twitter began adding content to users’ timelines, and it says i…
via Re/code


Aug 22 – Technical and Webmaster Guidelines for HTTPS by Sean McQuaide
Spurred on by the Edward Snowden revelations, Google has begun taking security more seriously. Afte…
via Increasing your Website’s Conversion Rate


Aug 24 – Why drafting works by Seth Godin
The other day, a speedster on a bike passed me as I rode along the bike path. For the next ten minut…
via Seth’s Blog


Aug 27 – Walking New York by xkcd
Walking New York
Could a person walk the entire city of NY in their lifetime? (including inside…
via What If?


Aug 28 – One of the worst infographics ever, but people don’t care? by Phil
This post is by Phil Price.
Perhaps prompted by the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, this infographic has b…
via Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science


Aug 29 – 10 great internet marketing stats from this week by Ben Davis
A cracking week this week, with a smorgasbord of statistics, from Android fragmentation to tablet ga…
via Posts from the Econsultancy blog


Aug 29 – Reblog: The Future Of Media by Fred Wilson
I wrote this post almost nine years ago, before our investments in Twitter, Tumblr, Wattpad, SoundCl…
via


Aug 29 – Migration Isn’t Turning Red States Blue by Harry Enten
Last week, The New York Times’s Robert Gebeloff and David Leonhardt published an article, &#82…
via FiveThirtyEight


Sep 02 – September 02, 2014
via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (updated daily)


Sep 03 – Pixels
if (location.protocol == ‘https:’) {
document.getElementById(‘comic-frame’).src = ‘https://sslimgs…
via xkcd.com


Sep 02 – The New Nonprofit: Better Communication, Bigger Donations by Steven Simoni
Author: Steven SimoniHere’s something that not enough nonprofits are saying to their boards and CEOs…
via Marketo Marketing Blog


Sep 02 – What is experiential marketing and why do you need it? by Christopher Ratcliff
Just when you think you’ve gotten to grips with every new phrase or buzzword in the world of digital…
via Posts from the Econsultancy blog


Sep 02 – LinkedIn is More Popular than Twitter Among Adults by Mona Zhang
More adults in the U.S. use LinkedIn compared to Twitter, according to a new BI Intelligence report…
via The Social Times


Sep 02 – Randall Munroe Of xkcd Answers Our (Not So Absurd) Questions by Walt Hickey
Randall Munroe, the guy behind Internet sensation xkcd, is out with a new book expanding on his recu…
via FiveThirtyEight


Sep 02 – 6 Ways to be Pin-Tastic on Pinterest, and Why You Should Want to Be by Dalton Dorné
The following article originally appeared in RKG Dossier 5.2, which is now available as a digital do…
via RKGBlog


Sep 02 – Logging Raw Google Analytics Data using Keen IO by Jonathan Weber
Google Analytics export to BigQuery is great for getting at the raw session-level data of Google An…
via Increasing your Website’s Conversion Rate


Sep 02 – Introducing Analysis Engine, Enterprise Middleware for Google Analytics by Jim Cain
It’s a pretty exciting day in Napkyn history, as we are formally launching a separate spin off compa…
via Napkyn » Blog


Sep 02 – How Much Longer Do We Have To Tolerate Mobile Apps? by Zach Olsen
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I dislike the whole premise of mobile apps. Why can’t I just use the internet on my pho…
via By Data Be Driven


Sep 03 – 15 features of 11 great mobile sites by Ben Davis
Well, this post does what it says on the tin.
Some sites are mobile sites (m dot) and some are respo…
via Posts from the Econsultancy blog


Sep 03 – Exquisite chart by-of-for academics by junkcharts
This chart published in Harvard Magazine has won my heart.

It is well executed in many ways. The ch…
via Junk Charts


Sep 03 – I disagree with Alan Turing and Daniel Kahneman regarding the strength of statistical evidence by Andrew
It’s funny. I’m the statistician, but I’m more skeptical about statistics, compare…
via Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science


Sep 03 – Reblog: How To Calculate A Return On Investment by Fred Wilson
It turns out this is one of my most viewed posts of all time. I guess that’s a good thing. So …
via


Sep 03 – Top 5 Metrics You’re Measuring Incorrectly … or Not
Last night as I was casually perusing the days digital analytics news — yes, yes I really do …
via All Web Analytics Demystified Blogs


Sep 03 – Bulletproof Business Requirements
As a digital analytics professional, you’ve probably been tasked with collecting business requiremen…
via All Web Analytics Demystified Blogs


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Aug 29 14

Shared Stories from This Week: Aug 29, 2014

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Aug 19 – A look inside Amtrak’s excellent content marketing strategy by Christopher Ratcliff
Amtrak is the intercity train service run by The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, connecting…
via Posts from the Econsultancy blog


Aug 19 – When the Path to Purchase Becomes the Path to Purpose by Nicole Burgan
Today’s consumers are spoiled for choice. With new technologies delivering more media on more device…
via AdWords Agency Blog


Aug 19 – NFL Practices: Getting Geeky
A handful of technological forces have converged on the NFL this year to create some behind-the-scen…
via WSJ.com: Technology


Aug 19 – Twitter Timelines: Now More Than What You Follow
Twitter users who have complained about tweets that appear misplaced in their timeline should take n…
via WSJ.com: Technology


Aug 20 – Use Excel to Analyze Keywords That Rank for Multiple Pages by Reid Bandremer
Here’s a quick tutorial on how to use Excel to analyze the keywords that have more than one of your…
via Increasing your Website’s Conversion Rate


Aug 20 – Google Webmaster Tools Just Got a Lot More Important for Link Discovery and Cleanup by RobertFisher
Posted by RobertFisherThis post was originally in YouMoz, and was promoted to the main blog because …
via SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog


Aug 25 – August 25, 2014
I did a New Yorker parody for The Nib.
via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (updated daily)


Aug 22 – It Only Seems Like Politics Is More Corrupt by Hayley Munguia
Friday is former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell’s third day on the witness stand in his public corr…
via FiveThirtyEight


Aug 27 – CodeSOD: The Database Gazes Also Into You by Dan Adams-Jacobson
When Simon asked us to consider this code from his predecessor’s custom-built PHP CMS, we weren’t te…
via The Daily WTF


Aug 22 – The demise of Video SEO by Joost de Valk
Recently, Google removed, without any warning, the video snippets in the search results for a large …
via Yoast» – Yoast – Tweaking Websites


Aug 25 – 10 Years Ago in ALA: Pocket Sized Design
The web doesn’t do “age” especially well. Any blog post or design article more than a few years old …
via A List Apart


Aug 25 – The Many Factors Influencing Breast Cancer Incidence
A Model of Breast Cancer Causation [cabreastcancer.org], designed by ‘do good with data’ visualizat…
via information aesthetics


Aug 21 – For Loop Tracking (Windows Progress Bar) by greenberg.jon@gmail.com
(This article was first published on Analyst At Large » R, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers…
via R-bloggers


Aug 28 – Issue History by Bruce Johnson
Ladies and gentlemen: the story you are about to read is true. Only the names have been changed to p…
via The Daily WTF


Aug 21 – Seven inspirational email marketing case studies from The Digitals by David Moth
One of the best ways of improving your digital marketing skills is to try and learn from the best.
T…
via Posts from the Econsultancy blog


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Aug 22 14

Shared Stories from This Week: Aug 22, 2014

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Aug 14 – Close variant matching for all exact and phrase keywords by Rob Newton
People aren’t perfect spellers or typists. In fact, at least 7% of Google searches contain a misspel…
via Inside AdWords


Aug 15 – Best Buy by Kevin Hillstrom
One of the ways to understand what is happening to retail is to compare what I call “Indexed Sales” …
via Kevin Hillstrom: MineThatData


Aug 15 – Your arms race by Seth Godin
If you’re engaging in a neck and neck battle for supremacy, it’s entirely possible you’ve lost track…
via Seth’s Blog


Aug 15 – Dataviz worth your time by junkcharts
The New York Times Upshot team came up with a dataviz that is worth your time. This is a set of maps…
via Junk Charts


Aug 15 – How Bullpens Took Over Modern Baseball by Jonah Keri
The New York Yankees faced a tight spot on July 9 at Progressive Field in Cleveland. Their newly acq…
via FiveThirtyEight


Aug 15 – Clickhole vs. BuzzFeed: Can You Tell the Difference? by Mona Zhang
Clickhole, The Onion’s clickbait satire site, seems to be having an identity crisis. As The G…
via The Social Times


Aug 15 – How to Get Customers to Opt-In to Push Notifications by Kimberlee Morrison
Push notifications are core to the mobile app experience. Most mobile users have their phone on the…
via The Social Times


Aug 16 – Skinny, sad and pale by Seth Godin
On the first 100 pages of the new, thick issue of Vanity Fair, there are about 95 full page ads. Tho…
via Seth’s Blog


Aug 16 – Jerry Colonna On Being Fierce by Fred Wilson
I watched this video earlier this week. Jerry talks about the Five Challenges Of Leadership and Bein…
via


Aug 16 – August 16, 2014
via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (updated daily)


Aug 17 – First Tweeter (And St. Louis Native) Jack Dorsey Checks in From Ferguson by Kara Swisher
Jack Dorsey/Twitter
While it might have the feel of a stunt, there is no question that Twitter co-f…
via Re/code


Aug 17 – Escalators, elevators and the ferry by Seth Godin
Escalators make people happy. They’re ready when you are, there is almost never a line, and you can …
via Seth’s Blog


Aug 17 – August 17, 2014
Only 5 days left to submit for BAHFest!
via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (updated daily)


Aug 17 – Swire Pacific Grooms Talent for the Long Term
Hong Kong firm, which controls Cathay Pacific, develops leaders with the next 200 years in mind.
via WSJ.com: Technology


Aug 18 – Online Ad Firms Fight Losses
Marketers are spending more money on Internet advertising than ever before. But so far, that isn’t t…
via WSJ.com: Technology


Aug 18 – My Hypothesis by Kevin Hillstrom
These days, we’re told what we must think. I’d prefer if we viewed the evolution of business in a wa…
via Kevin Hillstrom: MineThatData


Aug 18 – Query
via xkcd.com


Aug 18 – Fight Club! Coca-Cola vs. Pepsi social media special by Christopher Ratcliff
“Cola War, huh! What is it good for?”
Healthy competition and an excuse to write this article on the…
via Posts from the Econsultancy blog


Aug 18 – Who named the colors? by Seth Godin
We did.
It’s not a silly question. It has a lot to do with culture and crowds and the way we decide,…
via Seth’s Blog


Aug 18 – A Snapchat Explainer for Non-Millennials by Lauren Goode
Shutterstock
Wondering how mobile messaging app Snapchat could possibly be valued at a bajillion do…
via Re/code


Aug 18 – The Essential 8 Marketing Reports by Maggie Jones
Author: Maggie JonesIf you’re like many marketers, defending your budget to the C-suite can fe…
via Marketo Marketing Blog


Aug 18 – Why dynamic pricing is a must for ecommerce retailers by Arie Shpanya
Dynamic pricing is a pricing strategy in which prices change in response to real-time supply and dem…
via Posts from the Econsultancy blog


Aug 20 – Introducing Website Call Conversions by Rob Newton
Seventy percent of all mobile searchers have called a business directly from search ads. AdWords cli…
via Inside AdWords


Aug 18 – Pop-Up Ad Inventor Offers Apology to Internet Users by Phi Tran
Image by Pascale Kinchen (Douglas) via Flickr
Go to any website, social or informational, and you&#8…
via The Social Times


Aug 18 – A Decade in Google Lobbying by Rani Molla
Since its IPO, Google has lobbied for everything from its fiber Internet to its driverless cars, rea…
via WSJ.com: The Numbers Guy


Aug 18 – US Domestic Migration Charted as Ordered Stacked Area Graphs
The interactive infographic Where We Came From, State by State [nytimes.com] by Gregor Aisch, Rober…
via information aesthetics


Aug 19 – Google Is Planning to Offer Accounts to Kids Under 13
Google plans to offer accounts to children under 13 years old for the first time, a move that will t…
via WSJ.com: Technology


Aug 18 – Data Cleaning is a critical part of the Data Science process by David Smith
(This article was first published on Revolutions, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)


via R-bloggers


Aug 19 – Slacktivism by Seth Godin
This is far from a new phenomenon. Hundreds of years ago there were holier-than-thou people standing…
via Seth’s Blog


Aug 19 – Why States Should Aim For 100 Percent Vaccination by Emily Oster
The United States and most of the rest of the developed world enjoy very high vaccination rates for …
via FiveThirtyEight


Aug 19 – The new Google Analytics iOS app: a review by Graham Charlton
Google released its first analytics app for iOS at the end of July, which follows on from the releas…
via Posts from the Econsultancy blog


Aug 19 – One Step Ahead: Improving Performance with Prebrowsing
We all want our websites to be fast. We optimize images, create CSS sprites, use CDNs, cache aggress…
via A List Apart


Aug 19 – Access 404 Error Metrics Using Google Tag Manager by Samantha Barnes
As analysts and marketers, we always want to track positive performance metrics and conversions in …
via Increasing your Website’s Conversion Rate


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Aug 15 14

Shared Stories from This Week: Aug 15, 2014

by tmllr

Aug 08 – I See Content Everywhere – Whiteboard Friday by MarkTraphagen
Posted by MarkTraphagen
Most of us who work in content marketing have felt the strain that scaling …
via SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog


Aug 08 – The Open Source R Programming Language is Becoming Pervasive by David Smith
(This article was first published on Revolutions, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)


via R-bloggers


Aug 08 – Google Settles Shareholder Suit Over Online Drug Ads by Dan Levine
Reuters / Francois Lenoir
Google has agreed to create a $250 million internal program to disrupt ro…
via Re/code


Aug 08 – Small YouTube Special Features You’ve Wrongfully Ignored
These might not be the most popular video features or the most talked-about options, but they can gi…
via Marketing Profs – Marketing Concepts, Strategies, Articles, Research, Events and Commentaries


Aug 08 – What Makes Nigel Richards The Best Scrabble Player On Earth by Oliver Roeder
LeBron. Peyton. Tiger. Serena. Nigel.Nigel?When the 2014 National Scrabble Championship begins Satur…
via FiveThirtyEight


Aug 08 – I’ve Become Aware that Awareness Is a #measure Bugaboo
A Big Question that social and digital media marketers grapple with constantly, whether they realize…
via All Web Analytics Demystified Blogs


Aug 11 – Smart Dashboard Modules: Insightful Dimensions And Best Metrics by Avinash Kaushik
My last post, perhaps provocatively, called for a reduction of data in executive dashboards (digital…
via Occam’s Razor by Avinash Kaushik


Aug 11 – Are Bad Pollsters Copying Good Pollsters? by Harry Enten
The political polling industry is a mess. Fewer and fewer people are willing to respond to telephone…
via FiveThirtyEight


Aug 11 – Bitcoin and Taxes by Fred Wilson
If you had read Satoshi’s white paper back in October 2008, you would have said “there i…
via


Aug 11 – Baseball Scouts Use Numbers, Too by Alan Siegel
Joe Mauer broke the 2-to-8 scouting scale before I even had a chance to tell you how it works. In th…
via FiveThirtyEight


Aug 11 – Discussion with Sander Greenland on posterior predictive checks by Andrew
Sander Greenland is a leading epidemiologist and educator who’s strongly influenced my thinki…
via Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science


Aug 11 – Tech Team Homes In on Government Websites
The White House is creating a team of technology specialists to improve federal websites in the wake…
via WSJ.com: Technology


Aug 11 – White House Names Tech Team to Improve Government Websites by John Murrell
Reuters / Brian Snyder
The White House launched a new team on Monday to improve government websites…
via Re/code


Aug 11 – Anomo App Serves Ads to Anonymous Users by Christie Barakat
In an age of hyper-targeting, Hulu, Universal Pictures and Vegas.com are among the companies using …
via The Social Times


Aug 11 – Alex Rios still feeling soreness in ankle – Alex Rios | TEX
Alex Rios is still feeling soreness in his right ankle.
via Fantasy Baseball News – Rotoworld.com


Aug 12 – Twitter Revises User Metrics to Show Larger Ad Pool, Fewer Bot Users by Kurt Wagner
Asa Mathat
Investors loved Twitter’s numbers last quarter, except for one metric that raised …
via Re/code


Aug 12 – E-Commerce As A Percentage Of Total Retail Sales by Kevin Hillstrom
When working on retail projects, I repeatedly see three trends.E-Commerce is 30% to 40% of total sal…
via Kevin Hillstrom: MineThatData


Aug 12 – The Semiotics of Like by Anil
We don’t do nearly enough to examine what it means when we perform common actions on our so…
via Anil Dash


Aug 12 – World Bank fails to lead the way in #dataviz by junkcharts
Matthew Yglesias, writing for Vox, cited the following chart from a World Bank project:

His comment…
via Junk Charts


Aug 12 – The Bengals Don’t Have A Better Option Than Andy Dalton by Neil Paine
For a middling NFL quarterback, Cincinnati Bengals starter Andy Dalton has already accomplished quit…
via FiveThirtyEight


Aug 13 – Amazon Goes After Square in the Way It Knows Best: Pricing by Jason Del Rey
Amazon unveiled its long-awaited credit card reader on Wednesday, pitting it against Square and oth…
via Re/code


Aug 13 – Semantic Search Is In — But Is SEO Out? by Kimberlee Morrison
Search engine optimization may be going the way of the printing press. Sure, it serves a function, …
via The Social Times


Aug 13 – Facebook Releases New Conversion Tracking Tool for Ads by Phi Tran
Facebook is attempting to polish its art of selling ads by giving advertisers more features. The la…
via The Social Times


Aug 14 – Doing the best I can by Seth Godin
…is actually not the same as, “doing everything I can.”
When we tell people we’re doing the best w…
via Seth’s Blog


Aug 14 – 6 Ways REI Shapes the Digital Consumer Experience by Matt Langie
As part of our ongoing discussion on the reinvention of the digital marketer, I’d like to share a su…
via Omniture: Industry Insights


Aug 08 – Error’d: Welcome to Word! by Mark Bowytz
“The first time I started up Word 2013, it offered to give me a tour. Upon reflection, this probably…
via The Daily WTF


Aug 14 – From Twitter With Hack: Russian PM’s Account Hijacked
“I’m resigning. I’m ashamed of the government’s actions. Forgive me,” a tweet via Russia’s tech-lov…
via WSJ.com: Technology


Aug 14 – What Happens When You Like Everything on Facebook? by Kimberlee Morrison
For most of us, liking something on Facebook is a way to acknowledge the things we’re interested in…
via The Social Times


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Aug 8 14

Shared Stories from This Week: Aug 08, 2014

by tmllr

Jul 30 – Democrats Are Way More Obsessed With Impeachment Than Republicans by Nate Silver
House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that Republicans have no plans to impeach President Obama, a…
via FiveThirtyEight


Jul 30 – OKCupid’s Been Messing With Your Love Life by Jessica Cherok
Summary: It shouldn’t be surprising to anyone that OKCupid didn’t learn from Facebook’s social exper…
via Digital Pivot RSS News Feed


Jul 30 – Twitter Quietly Buys Image-Search Startup Madbits
Amid all the hoopla surrounding Twitter’s earnings report Tuesday came word that the company quietly…
via WSJ.com: Technology


Aug 01 – Formula One Teams Push for Data Edge
Lotus says it can get more out of its Formula One race cars from the new ways that it collects data …
via WSJ.com: Technology


Aug 02 – Twitter Problem: Users Who Don’t See Ads
Nearly 40 million of Twitter’s 271 million active users never see the ads that Twitter sells—and tha…
via WSJ.com: Technology


Aug 02 – Do Politics-Themed Google Searches Predict Stock Activity?
A report suggests that stepped-up Google searching for terms relating to politics points to a lower …
via WSJ.com: Technology


Aug 04 – Coding Is a Trade; Let’s Act Like It
We need to act like computer programming is a trade to offset the enormous mismatch between supply a…
via WSJ.com: Technology


Jul 30 – Segmenting Google Analytics by Session Frequency by Jonathan Weber
Segments are one of the most powerful features of Google Analytics, and they are often useful for z…
via Increasing your Website’s Conversion Rate


Jul 30 – Tech Industry Diversity Crisis or Diversity Opportunity? by Kimberlee Morrison
Over the last few weeks, a host of tech companies answered the call to publish their diversity data…
via The Social Times


Jul 31 – Gap Annual Report by Kevin Hillstrom
You read these things, don’t you (click here to read Gap’s Annual Report for 2013)?Here’s how Gap vi…
via Kevin Hillstrom: MineThatData


Jul 31 – How long do Android phones last? by Benedict Evans
For the first few years of its life, Google gave two types of number for Android: cumulative activat…
via Benedict Evans


Jul 31 – Why Responsive Design Does Not Care About Your Customers by John Tackett
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Responsive design, like any new technology or technique, does not necessarily increase convers…
via MarketingExperiments Blog: Research-driven optimization, testing, and marketing ideas


Jul 31 – The Month Google Shook the SERPs by Dr-Pete
Posted by Dr-Pete
As a group, we SEOs still tend to focus most of our attention on just one place –…
via SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog


Jul 31 – Best Practice in Big Data: A Marketer’s Primer by Linda Bustos
Big data is a big buzzword, and as an emerging technology, sits at the peak of the 2013 Gartner Hype…
via Get Elastic Ecommerce Blog


Jul 31 – Even After 25 Years, Pete Rose’s Ban From Baseball Is Money in the Bank by Kostya Kennedy
In the long and varied history of sports heroes — from Pheidippides to Johnny Football —…
via FiveThirtyEight


Jul 31 – The Scourge Of Zero Rating by Fred Wilson
It seems like every week I read another article about a mobile carrier offering some incredible deal…
via


Jul 31 – Newsletter #999: The “Do More” Issue by Andy Sernovitz
[Welcome back to the Damn, I Wish I’d Thought of That! newsletter. This is text of the great issue a…
via Andy Sernovitz | Damn, I Wish I\’d Thought of That!


Jul 31 – Hindsight Tool Provides Access to All of Twitter’s Data by Christie Barakat
Social media analytics company Brandwatch announced a new feature today called Hindsight, which giv…
via The Social Times


Jul 31 – Google Analytics App Now Available for the iPhone by Jacob Brown
Google Analytics launches app for the iPhone.

Read more at PPCHero.com
via The Adventures of PPC Hero


Jul 31 – Twitter’s Growth Strategy Might Be Paying Off by Kimberlee Morrison
The stability of Twitter and its growth rate have been constantly under question since its IPO last…
via The Social Times


Jul 31 – How many Android tablets? by Benedict Evans
More extrapolation from Google IO numbers, this time looking at tablets. Google gave two ‘charts’ on…
via Benedict Evans


Aug 01 – Feature Friday: Embedding Tweets Inside Tweets by Fred Wilson
Since the very beginning of Twitter, users have wanted to take tweets from their timeline and tweet …
via


Aug 04 – YouTube vs. Hosting on Your Own Site by Darin Archer
Recently, I was browsing a world-class outdoor gear manufacturer for a pair of waders. I was directe…
via Omniture: Industry Insights


Aug 04 – Centennial Weekend Birthdays by Dick Kusleika
On this episode of the BBC’s More or Less podcast, they discussed big, round birthdays that fa…
via Daily Dose of Excel


Aug 04 – One guaranteed to make Stephen Few cry by junkcharts
Vox published this chart:

This sort of chart is, unfortunately, quite common in business circles. J…
via Junk Charts


Aug 04 – How to Build a Blogging Content Studio
We’ve constructed an efficient and repeatable process for producing and promoting remarkable blog co…
via Marketing Profs – Marketing Concepts, Strategies, Articles, Research, Events and Commentaries


Aug 04 – Introducing the Google News Publisher Center by Google Webmaster Central
(Cross-posted on the Google News Blog)Webmaster level: AllIf you’re a news publisher, your website h…
via Google Webmaster Central Blog


Aug 04 – Why Your High School Classmates are Unfriending You by Christie Barakat
Christopher Sibona of the University of Colorado Denver wanted a clearer understanding of unfriendi…
via The Social Times


Aug 04 – In The Papers: Cash For Clunkers, Affirmative Action, Oil And Water by Ben Casselman
Every Monday, the National Bureau of Economic Research, a nonprofit organization made up of some of …
via FiveThirtyEight


Aug 04 – Look What Happens to Web Traffic When Facebook Goes Away by Peter Kafka
For lots of Web publishers, Facebook has become the new Google — it’s become their most…
via Re/code


Aug 04 – ‘Kardashian Index’ Exposes Scientists With Overblown Social Profiles by Christie Barakat
In addition to publishing academic papers, modern researchers often use social media to build up th…
via The Social Times


Aug 05 – 5 Lessons Marketers Can Learn from Growth Hackers by Gina Casagrande
A few months ago, my colleague Kevin Lindsay discussed how growth hacking is enabling start-ups to m…
via Omniture: Industry Insights


Aug 05 – Ecommerce main category page layout: Where to place key elements and why by Greg Randall
Due to the popularity of the article titled, ‘Ecommerce product pages:  where to place 30 elements a…
via Posts from the Econsultancy blog


Aug 05 – Don’t Speak by Ellis Morning
“Are you Greg?” asked the burly man with a scar from eyebrow to chin. “I’m Mark, your manager.”

Gr…
via The Daily WTF


Aug 05 – How We Read
I want you to think about what you’re doing right now. I mean really think about it. As your eyes mo…
via A List Apart


Aug 05 – QUOTE: Clutter is taking a toll on both morale and… by David
Clutter is taking a toll on both morale and productivity. Teresa Amabile of Harvard Business School …
via Signal vs. Noise


Aug 06 – Schrödinger’s Attendee and more Best of Emails by Mark Bowytz
99% of terrible emails are just that. Horrible. However, there’s that glimmering 1% of terrible emai…
via The Daily WTF


Aug 05 – New YouTube Insights Report and Hangout on Air by Nicole Burgan
The YouTube Insights Report is a quarterly report of insights from research and case studies for Bra…
via AdWords Agency Blog


Aug 05 – 4 Ways to Make Your Email Marketing Stand Out by Jon Correll
Your email marketing materials must stand out – not just in a user’s inbox, but once the email is op…
via Landing Page Optimization, Conversion Rate Optimization and Techniques


Aug 05 – Why TV Still Looks Pretty Good to Big Media by Peter Kafka
Marko Cerovac / Shutterstock
Television may have peaked, but it’s going to have a very long r…
via Re/code


Aug 05 – How to Go Incognito for International Search Queries – and Why by Kaitlin McMichael
The first thing to do when you’re starting out your quest to be the master of international search i…
via Conversation Marketing: Internet Marketing with a Twist of Lemon


Aug 05 – What You Can Do About Facebook Tracking
Personal Technology: How to understand the social network’s privacy policy and take control of targe…
via WSJ.com: Technology


Aug 05 – FCC Gives Data Geeks New, Exciting Way to Show Public’s Hatred of Net Neutrality Plan by Amy Schatz
totallyPic.com/Shutterstock
The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday released 1.4 gigabytes…
via Re/code


Aug 06 – Russian Hackers Steal 1.2 Billion Usernames and Passwords, Security Firm Says
Security company claims to have uncovered breaches across more than 420,000 web sites.
via WSJ.com: Technology


Aug 06 – What About T.J. Maxx? by Kevin Hillstrom
You saw this one last month, didn’t you (click here)?Some argue that this is one of the most success…
via Kevin Hillstrom: MineThatData


Aug 06 – Analytics without action by Seth Godin
Don’t measure anything unless the data helps you make a better decision or change your actions.
If y…
via Seth’s Blog


Aug 06 – Doctor On Demand Raises $21 Million as Telemedicine Heats Up by James Temple
Doctor On Demand, one of the growing number of companies offering physician consultations via mobile…
via Re/code


Aug 06 – The Best Path to the Inbox: From Decision to Delivery
Marketers must have a full grasp of not only which message to send to whom and at what point but als…
via Marketing Profs – Marketing Concepts, Strategies, Articles, Research, Events and Commentaries


Aug 06 – One year in: An updated Google Web Designer by Nicole Burgan
Almost one year ago, we launched Google Web Designer, a free, easy-to-use, professional-grade HTML5 …
via AdWords Agency Blog


Aug 06 – Practice Fusion Buys Startup Ringadoc in Telemedicine Play by Reuters
Practice Fusion, provider of a free electronic health record service for doctors, bought app develo…
via Re/code


Aug 07 – Gap, Tiffany, Wal-Mart, and Amazon by Kevin Hillstrom
Give this well-written article a read (click here). The supporting video (click here) is done e…
via Kevin Hillstrom: MineThatData


Aug 07 – Google to Boost Encrypted Websites in Rankings
Google said it is now giving bonus points in its ranking algorithm to Web pages that are encrypted….
via WSJ.com: Technology


Aug 07 – HTTPS as a ranking signal by Google Webmaster Central
Webmaster level: all Security is a top priority for Google. We invest a lot in making sure that our …
via Google Webmaster Central Blog


Aug 07 – 5 Traits the Best Calls-to-action All Share in Common by John Tackett
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One of the most common questions we receive at MarketingExperiments about optimization is, “Wh…
via MarketingExperiments Blog: Research-driven optimization, testing, and marketing ideas


Aug 07 – Customer Effort, Net Promoter, And Thoughts About CX Metrics by Bruce Temkin
There’s been a recent uptick in people asking me about Customer Effort Score (CES), so I thoug…
via Customer Experience Matters


Aug 07 – Top Seven Targeting Tactics for the Google Display Network by Laura Oden
What is the Google Display Network you might ask? The Google Display Network (GDN) is a collection o…
via Conversation Marketing: Internet Marketing with a Twist of Lemon


Aug 07 – Understanding Bot and Spider Filtering from Google Analytics by Sayf Sharif
On July 30th, 2014, Google Analytics announced a new feature to automatically exclude bots and spid…
via Increasing your Website’s Conversion Rate


Aug 07 – Who Leads the World in Spam? by Phil Izzo
Most people know their email spam isn’t really coming from a prince in Nigeria. But where is it comi…
via WSJ.com: The Numbers Guy


Aug 07 – Healthcare Industry Dominates the Big Data Conversation by Kimberlee Morrison
In recent years, the term Big Data has come to the fore, with businesses trying to use the huge sto…
via The Social Times


Aug 07 – Twitter Learns From Facebook
Twitter is remodeling the way it charges advertisers, a move designed to court more small businesses…
via WSJ.com: Technology


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I generally share important news or interesting articles via Twitter (@tmllr) and other social networks, but this is a wider array of content that I find share-worthy.

Aug 1 14

Shared Stories from This Week: Aug 01, 2014

by tmllr

Jul 25 – 21 Google searches that will forever change how you think about the internet by Parry Malm
We’ve all done it – perhaps early in the morning when putting off waking up, or perhaps when at work…
via Posts from the Econsultancy blog


Jul 25 – Back to the drawing board by Seth Godin
Isn’t the drawing board the place where all the best work happens?
It’s not a bad thing to go back t…
via Seth’s Blog


Jul 25 – Native advertising: The emperor’s new clothes? by Ben Davis
Great native advertising cannot be automated.
To think about selling on a CPM basis and defining nat…
via Posts from the Econsultancy blog


Jul 25 – The top dog among jealous dogs by junkcharts
Is data visualization worth paying for? In some quarters, this may be a controversial question.
If y…
via Junk Charts


Jul 25 – The New Anti-Spam Law in Canada: A Primer for Email Marketers
If you’re a marketer in North America, you likely send email to recipients in Canada. New commercial…
via Marketing Profs – Marketing Concepts, Strategies, Articles, Research, Events and Commentaries


Jul 25 – Wikipedia Blocks US Congress’ ‘Persistent Disruptive Edits’ by Christie Barakat
Wikipedia editors have blocked computers from the U.S. House of Representatives for making “p…
via The Social Times


Jul 25 – Facebook Stomps the Competition as a Driver of Referral Traffic by Kimberlee Morrison
Despite the panic over Facebook’s supposed impending demise and the decline in organic reach, the s…
via The Social Times


Jul 25 – Storm Clouds Over Amazon Business
New and deep-pocketed rivals threaten to squeeze profit margins in Amazon.com’s cloud computing busi…
via WSJ.com: Technology


Jul 26 – User Request – Shepards Classification of Sediments by Nicholas Hamilton
(This article was first published on ggtern: ternary diagrams in R, and kindly contributed to R…
via R-bloggers


Jul 26 – If you can’t sell it, you can’t build it by Seth Godin
Architecture students bristle when Joshua Prince-Ramus tells them that they are entering a rhetorica…
via Seth’s Blog


Jul 26 – Your Favorite 80s Hacking Scenes, Now All in One Place by James Temple
Ahh, the ’80s. Back when it seemed entirely plausible that typing “override all securit…
via Re/code


Jul 28 – Messaging App Could Hold Future of Advertising
Keywords: This month, Kik, a popular chat app among teens in the U.S., launched a feature that could…
via WSJ.com: Technology


Jul 28 – What Has Changed Since “Hillstrom’s Personas”? by Kevin Hillstrom
Oh boy!One of the primary reasons for releasing “Hillstrom’s Personas” (click here) was because of t…
via Kevin Hillstrom: MineThatData


Jul 28 – Ecommerce: How parent brands can reduce user friction and anxiety by Carmen Weeks
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The MECLABS Conversion Heuristic is what we use when optimizing our Research Partners’ w…
via MarketingExperiments Blog: Research-driven optimization, testing, and marketing ideas


Jul 28 – Walking the Data-Driven Scenic Route in London by Carl Bialik
Urban walkers seeking guidance online typically learn how long it will take to get from Point A to P…
via FiveThirtyEight


Jul 28 – 10 very cool examples of experiential marketing by David Moth
Experiential marketing, what is it good for?
The premise is to create a closer bond between the cons…
via Posts from the Econsultancy blog


Jul 28 – Data Processing Options for Google Analytics and Big Query Export by Noah Haibach
In this blog post, I evaluate several of the numerous (and potentially overwhelming) options for th…
via Increasing your Website’s Conversion Rate


Jul 28 – Five technologies that are changing the way brands make content by Sam Oakley
Five years ago if you were a brand and you wanted to make a video, you went to a video agency, begge…
via Posts from the Econsultancy blog


Jul 28 – Rising Snapchat Stars Earn $100,000 per Week by Christie Barakat
Snapchat star ChrisCarm uses Tumblr to showcase his Snapchat Stories after they disappear.
Jerome Ja…
via The Social Times


Jul 28 – Our favorite recent reads on the web by Emily Wilder
Each week, Know Your Company asks everyone at Basecamp a few questions, including one that helps us …
via Signal vs. Noise


Jul 28 – Lawmakers’ To-Do List: Taking Stock And Assessing the Odds by WSJ Staff
The Wall Street Journal’s Congress team takes stock of where things stand on Capitol Hill a week bef…
via Washington Wire


Jul 28 – Khosla-Backed Rocket Lab Unveils Lightweight Launch Vehicle by James Temple
Rocket Lab said Wednesday it’s developing a relatively light, inexpensive launch vehicle capab…
via Re/code


Jul 28 – Reuters uses R to report on surge in coastal flooding in US by David Smith
(This article was first published on Revolutions, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)


via R-bloggers


Jul 29 – Unraveling Panda Patterns by billslawski
Posted by billslawski
This is my first official blog post at Moz.com, and I’m going to be requestin…
via SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog


Jul 29 – Custom Definitions in Universal Analytics: A Case Study by Kristoffer Olofsson
In this post, I will cover some of the benefits of using Custom Definitions in Universal Analytics, …
via Online Behavior


Jul 24 – Talking Personalization: Post #2 by Jim Hazen by SEMangel
Indeed, Gary it has been a long road to finally put fingers to keyboard to talk virtually about this…
via SemAngel


Jul 29 – Analytics Club – Talking Optimization Post #4 by Kelly Wortham by SEMangel
Hey Gary –
You’re absolutely right that companies continue to tell us that the greatest bottleneck t…
via SemAngel


Jul 29 – C.J. Wilson (ankle) pitches in rehab game – C.J. Wilson | ANA
C.J. Wilson (ankle) allowed two runs over 5 1/3 innings Monday in a minor league rehab start with Do…
via Fantasy Baseball News – Rotoworld.com


Jul 29 – Higher-Brow Viral Media Site Ozy Gets to 3 Million Uniques a Month by Nellie Bowles
Ozy — an internationally focused, higher-brow viral news site — reports it has reached …
via Re/code


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via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (updated daily)


Jul 29 – Radio-Controlled Web Design
Interactive user interfaces are a necessity in our responsive world. Smaller screens constrain the a…
via A List Apart


Jul 29 – To Pop Up or Not to Pop Up: Knowing When This Strategy Works by Jon Correll
To pop up or not to pop up, that is the question – and the answer isn’t as simple as you think…
via Landing Page Optimization, Conversion Rate Optimization and Techniques


Jul 20 – Messaging, Notifications, and Mobile by Fred Wilson
I’ve written about this stuff before, but I continue to be interested in it.
I actively use th…
via


Jun 25 – Market shares by Benedict Evans
There’s lots that was interesting in this year’s Google…
via Benedict Evans


Jul 29 – Groups Call on Feds to Stop Facebook Tracking by Christie Barakat
Facebook recently announced that it will improve ad targeting by tracking users when they are on ot…
via The Social Times


Jul 29 – The Number of Beautiful People on Capitol Hill: 50 by Walt Hickey
The Hill, an inside-the-beltway political newspaper, is out with its annual listing of the alleged 5…
via FiveThirtyEight


Jul 30 – Blinded by the Blizzard of Hashtags
An informal experiment tests how many would-be Twitter catchphrases show up in a day of normal activ…
via WSJ.com: Technology


Jul 30 – #HowManyIsTooMany? Tallying Up One Day’s Worth of Hashtags
Hashtags are so popular now that companies include these clever (and often not-so-clever) tools in t…
via WSJ.com: Technology


Jul 30 – Leahy’s Bill Would Curb U.S. Surveillance
A bill introduced by Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy to revamp U.S. government surveillance …
via WSJ.com: Technology


Jul 30 – Using Modern SEO to Build Brand Authority by kaiserthesage
Posted by kaiserthesage
It’s obvious that the technology behind search engines’ ability to determin…
via SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog


Jul 30 – The Most Dangerous Word In Software Development
“Just put it up on a server somewhere.”

“Just add a favorite button to the right side of the item.”…
via A List Apart


Jul 30 – Google Will Add Ratings to Search-Results Ads So They Look More Like Amazon
Google is prodding merchants to provide more information to make its search results more effective–…
via WSJ.com: Technology


Jul 29 – Circle Around the Requirements by Charles Robinson
Bakdar was the only technical person at PromoCorp, a marketing company. When someone finally launche…
via The Daily WTF


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