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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…
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Sep 15 – Future Self
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Sep 17 – My Phone is Dying
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Sep 17 – September 17, 2014
New exclusive comic at The Nib!
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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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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
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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
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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
<rant>
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 …
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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


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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Aug 29 14

Shared Stories from This Week: Aug 29, 2014

by tmllr

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


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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Aug 22 14

Shared Stories from This Week: Aug 22, 2014

by tmllr

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…
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Aug 16 – August 16, 2014
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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
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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


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.

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


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.

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
Tweet
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
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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


Jul 29 – July 29, 2014
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


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.

Jul 25 14

Shared Stories from This Week: Jul 25, 2014

by tmllr

Jul 18 – Maybe The Best Article I’ve Read In 2014 by Kevin Hillstrom

Click here to read this article about restaurants and mobile. Seriously. Do it now.Use the comments …

via Kevin Hillstrom: MineThatData


Jul 18 – Eight intriguing digital marketing stats we saw this week by David Moth

The earth has spun around seven times since the last stats roundup, which means it’s time for anothe…

via Posts from the Econsultancy blog


Jul 18 – Voters Are Rational in Midterm Elections by Harry Enten

Are voters rational? Well, depending on the academic research you read, they’re either irratio…

via FiveThirtyEight


Jul 18 – 10 trends that will impact your mobile commerce strategy by Christopher Ratcliff

Finally, mobile devices are at a stage where technology meets and occasionally exceeds the expectati…

via Posts from the Econsultancy blog


Jul 18 – New Google Disclosures Show Strength of Own Websites

Google revealed new details about its advertising business on Thursday that highlighted the strength…

via WSJ.com: Technology


Jul 18 – Guest Blogging: From Overused Loophole to Untapped Opportunity

SEO hearts fell when Google’s Matt Cutts published his “The decay and fall of guest blogging for SEO…

via Marketing Profs – Marketing Concepts, Strategies, Articles, Research, Events and Commentaries


Jul 18 – The Death of Net Neutrality, or: How to Survive the Internet Slow Lane by Josh Patrice

So it’s come to this.
Our last stand against a tyrannical regime. Our last chance for our voices to …

via Conversation Marketing: Internet Marketing with a Twist of Lemon


Jul 18 – Google Honors ‘Right to Forget’ Tantric Workshop

Google has met a request from a man in the Netherlands to drop search results that tie his name to a…

via WSJ.com: Technology


Jul 19 – Dying at the Grand Canyon by Dan Hopkins

The Grand Canyon is a safe place to visit. I’d trade the dangers of most highways for the security o…

via FiveThirtyEight


Jul 20 – Got a BYOD Problem? Blame the Millennials You Just Hired. by Arik Hesseldahl

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If your company’s IT department is having any troubles wrestling wit…

via Re/code


Jul 21 – Elevating Bread And Butter by Kevin Hillstrom

Have you had a chance to watch this video (click here)?What does bread and butter have to do with yo…

via Kevin Hillstrom: MineThatData


Jul 21 – The Great Bacon Conspiracy by Remy Porter

As an IT infrastructure manager, Jerry spent more time skimming his junkmail folder than he liked. U…

via The Daily WTF


Jul 21 – Why companies should give digital marketers time off for training by David Moth

No one can doubt the importance of enabling employees to develop themselves and learn new skills by …

via Posts from the Econsultancy blog


Jul 21 – 5 Reasons to Invest in Interactive Content by Dennis Shiao

Author: Dennis ShiaoThe first time I downloaded a white paper was in 2000. The first blog post I rea…

via Marketo Marketing Blog


Jul 21 – New Facebook Feature Lets You “Save” Stuff — On Facebook by Peter Kafka

So you’re on Facebook, skimming pictures of your friends’ kids* and clicking on viral c…

via Re/code


Jul 21 – Americans Think Women, People With Business Experience Govern Better by Jessica Sparks

More than 80% of Americans think the U.S. would be better governed by people with business experienc…

via WSJ.com: The Numbers Guy


Jul 21 – Mobile-Ad Spending Leaps

Spending on mobile ads is expected to jump 83% this year, but given how much time Americans spend on…

via WSJ.com: Technology


Jul 20 – Talking Optimization: Post #1 by SEMangel

[Kelly Wortham and I have been talking optimization at X Change for years. Now that she’s part of th...

via SemAngel


Jul 24 - The Analytics Club by SEMangel

Like most of us, I waste a fair amount of time reading on the internet. Some very small portion of ...

via SemAngel


Jul 21 - Yahoo is Buying Mobile App Analytics Platform Flurry by Mona Zhang

Yahoo is buying the mobile app analytics firm Flurry. “[The acquisition] reinforces [Yahoo's]…

via The Social Times


Jul 21 – There’s no mistake in the barley data by David Smith

(This article was first published on Revolutions, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

via R-bloggers


Jul 22 – A Statistical Appreciation of the Washington Generals And Harlem Globetrotters by Nate Silver

Red Klotz, the founder and longtime coach of the Washington Generals, the Harlem Globetrotters’ perp…

via FiveThirtyEight


Jul 22 – The Broken Art of Company Blogging (and the Ignored Metric that Could Save Us All) by evolvingSEO

Posted by evolvingSEOThe perception of success
The following screenshot is from an actual…

via SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog


Jul 22 – Which analytics tools do marketers use? And are they paid-for or free? by David Moth

All digital marketing activity is measurable. Right?
It’s nice to think that’s the case and there ar…

via Posts from the Econsultancy blog


Jul 22 – Making the Case for Tag Firing Priority in Google Tag Manager by Samantha Barnes

A great new feature, Tag Firing Priority was rolled out inside of Google Tag Manager around July 1 …

via Increasing your Website’s Conversion Rate


Jul 22 – How to Know if You Have Startup Equity by Mary Russell

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As acquisitions become more high-profile and high-dollar, the promise of startup eq…

via Re/code


Jul 22 – Talking Optimization: Post #2 (by Kelly Wortham) by SEMangel

Gary,
First, let me say you’re right….mostly. Second, a caveat – many optimization experts will clai…

via SemAngel


Jul 22 – Analysts Say Google is Best Placed for Mobile Growth by Christie Barakat

After Google Inc. posted its 18th straight quarter of 20 percent-plus revenue growth, analysts said…

via The Social Times


Jul 22 – Chuck Schumer Is Wrong About the Top-Two Primary by Harry Enten

In an op-ed in Tuesday’s New York Times, Sen. Charles E. Schumer of New York called for an end…

via FiveThirtyEight


Jul 22 – One Million Net Neutrality Comments Vs. $42 Million in ISP Lobbying by Amy Schatz

Elena Yakusheva / Shutterstock
Newly released lobbying figures show that broadband providers are st…

via Re/code


Jul 22 – Top 10 Data Breaches of the Past Five Years (Infographic) by TSC Advantage

TSC
TSC Advantage is a holistic security consultancy in Washington, D.C. Reach them @TSCAdvantage….

via Re/code


Jul 22 – America’s Favorite ‘Star Wars’ Movies (And Least Favorite Characters) by Walt Hickey

This week, I caught a sneak peek of the X-Wing fighter from the new “Star Wars” films in…

via FiveThirtyEight


Jul 23 – Dear Google, Links from YouMoz Don’t Violate Your Quality Guidelines by randfish

Posted by randfish
Recently, Moz contributor Scott Wyden, a photographer in New Jersey, receiv…

via SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog


Jul 23 – API-liate Ecommerce by Linda Bustos

Much of the cool, new ways ecommerce sites mesh with social and mobile is thanks to APIs, or Applica…

via Get Elastic Ecommerce Blog


Jul 23 – How do five popular newspapers do mobile app subscriptions? by Ben Davis

How do The Sun, The Times, The Guardian, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal manage subsc…

via Posts from the Econsultancy blog


Jul 23 – iBeacon trials: 13 brands trying to find a use case by David Moth

You’ve probably heard about iBeacons. It’s the cool new technology that Apple put in the latest iOS …

via Posts from the Econsultancy blog


Jul 23 – Twitter’s New User Pitch Means a New Advertising Pitch, Too by Peter Kafka

Twitter is trying to tell Wall Street that it doesn’t have a user problem. Just a counting problem….

via Re/code


Jul 23 – MozCon 2014 Recap: What I Learned by Sean McQuaide

A holistic industry transformation was the tone at MozCon this year and Erica McGillivray and team …

via Increasing your Website’s Conversion Rate


Jul 23 – A world without statistics by Andrew

A reporter asked me for a quote regarding the importance of statistics. But, after thinking about i…

via Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science


Jul 23 – Hello. I’m a Radical Analytics Pragmatist

I was reading a post last week by one of the Big Names in web analytics…and it royally pissed …

via All Web Analytics Demystified Blogs

This post led to this…


Jul 23 – Google Analytics Now Offers Display Targeting Reports by Jacob Brown

Google recently launched a new Display Targeting report in Google Analytics.

Read more at PPCHe…

via The Adventures of PPC Hero


Jul 23 – Italy Gives Google 18 Months to Change Data Protocols by Christie Barakat

Regulators in Italy say Google failed to adequately disclose its treatment of data to Italian citiz…

via The Social Times


Jul 23 – Talking Personalization: Post 1 (by Gary Angel) by SEMangel

Talking Personalization
[Jim Hazen and I have been talking about Personalization and the appropriate…

via SemAngel


Jul 24 – Spotlight on data privacy: three steps to building consumer trust by Glen Hartman

Consumer concern about data privacy has shifted over the past decade.
More than ten years ago, cons…

via Posts from the Econsultancy blog


Jul 24 – Time travel, flapjacks & smoking – a psychological take on social media: part one by Andrew Nicholson

Reality is an illusion. Ask 100 people to describe the same event, and each one will tell you a slig…

via Posts from the Econsultancy blog


Jul 24 – Billion-Dollar Billy Beane by Benjamin Morris

The film version of “Moneyball” depicts many establishment baseball types as ignorant of where wins …

via FiveThirtyEight


Jul 24 – Coherent population forecasting using R by Rob J Hyndman

(This article was first published on Hyndsight » R, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) …

via R-bloggers


Jul 24 – Left-handed catchers by Martin Monkman

(This article was first published on Bayes Ball, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

B…

via R-bloggers


Jul 24 – The Evolution of SEO by Eric Schiffer

Raywoo/Shutterstock
Digital marketing technology is rather like high fashion — trends that we…

via Re/code


Jul 24 – Major League Baseball Cries Foul on Net Neutrality Proposal by Amy Schatz

MLB.com
Count Major League Baseball among those who aren’t wildly excited by FCC Chairman Tom Wheel…

via Re/code


Jul 24 – Introducing Dynamic Sitelinks by Rob Newton

Whether it’s shopping for a TV or planning a trip, people perform multiple searches when completing …

via Inside AdWords


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.

Jul 18 14

Shared Stories from This Week: Jul 18, 2014

by tmllr

Jul 12 – July 12, 2014
GaymerX rolls on!
via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (updated daily)


Jul 14 – SEOs Know Things about UX: Here’s How to Prove it by Kristina Kledzik
Posted by Kristina Kledzik
As a human being currently using the internet, you have opinions about o…
via SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog


Jul 14 – Lessons from the Eiffel Tower by Seth Godin
It was designed at home, on the kitchen table…
by someone who didn’t get their name on it
Never b…
via Seth’s Blog


Jul 14 – Why CMOs should be looking out for Google penalties by Adam Mason
The recent spate of Google penalties has affected hundreds of brands across the web,  with some not …
via Posts from the Econsultancy blog


Jul 14 – CodeSOD: State of the UNION by Erik Gern
Correct now, optimize later. is one of the most important developer mantras and Scott K. followed it…
via The Daily WTF


Jul 14 – Six experiments in decision theory that show how marketers can use psychology by Ben Davis
Digital psychology is increasingly influencing digital strategy.
I’m not going to define what digita…
via Posts from the Econsultancy blog


Jul 14 – The Second Biggest Search Engine on Earth by Jeff Julian
Based on the number of searches, Google is the greatest search engine on Earth by a long shot. But i…
via Omniture: Industry Insights


Jul 14 – Why you should be monitoring your brand on Twitter by Christopher Ratcliff
66.7% of all public brand mentions on social media happen on Twitter.
Twitter is the key battlegroun…
via Posts from the Econsultancy blog


Jul 14 – Q&A: Gary Vaynerchuk on Facebook marketing by David Moth
There’s been a great deal of discussion recently around the perceived decline in brands’ ability to …
via Posts from the Econsultancy blog


Jul 14 – 6 SEO Myths The Pros Are A Little Tired Of Debunking by Michael Bartholow
You know what’s been grinding my gears lately? No matter how long I’ve been in the sear…
via Increasing your Website’s Conversion Rate


Jul 14 – More Sophisticated Cybercriminals Bring New Threats to the Internet by Kimberlee Morrison
Security vulnerabilities like Heartbleed get a lot of press because they have such a serious impact…
via The Social Times


Jul 14 – How to Deliver Better Recommendations: Forecast the Impact!
One of the most valuable ways to be sure your recommendations are heard is to forecast the impact of…
via All Web Analytics Demystified Blogs


Jul 15 – Net-Neutrality Plan Faces Backlash
The FCC has received more than 677,000 comments on proposed net-neutrality rules, suggesting Chairma…
via WSJ.com: Technology


Jul 15 – But How Do I Create Demand? by Kevin Hillstrom
Assuming you are the only person on the planet who watches live television and pays attention to com…
via Kevin Hillstrom: MineThatData


Jul 15 – Google, Freescale Backing Yet Another Internet-of-Things Standard Effort by Ina Fried
If you thought the only problem with two competing Internet-of-Things standards was that two rivals…
via Re/code


Jul 17 – Promoting modern websites for modern devices in Google search results by Google Webmaster Central
Webmaster level: allA common annoyance for web users is when websites require browser technologies t…
via Google Webmaster Central Blog


Jul 15 – Get Ahead of Google with Insight into Semiotics by Isla_McKetta
Posted by Isla_McKetta
Write it and they will come. That’s the drum we’ve been beating for a long t…
via SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog


Jul 15 – Project management for work that matters by Seth Godin
Resist the ad hoc. Announce that this is a project, and that it matters enough to be treated as one…
via Seth’s Blog


Jul 15 – Digital Dashboards: Strategic & Tactical: Best Practices, Tips, Examples by Avinash Kaushik
I'm excited about the power of a well created dashboard. It is a thing of beauty and a source o…
via Occam’s Razor by Avinash Kaushik


Jul 15 – Just Roll With It by snoofle
DBAs are supposed to bring knowledge of the underpinnings of databases to the table. How to lay out…
via The Daily WTF


Jul 15 – Using Offline and Online data to drive Google Analytics Remarketing by Justin Cutroni
The Google Analytics platform has been changing from a web analytics tool to a user-centric digital …
via Analytics Talk


Jul 15 – Finally, a USB Thumb Drive for the Latest iPhones and iPads by Walt Mossberg
For all of their popularity, Apple’s iPhones and iPads have sometimes been knocked for lackin…
via Re/code


Jul 15 – The Most Effective, Most Used, and Most Budgeted for Digital Marketing Tactics
US-based digital marketers consider email the most effective digital tactic for building awareness, …
via Marketing Profs – Marketing Concepts, Strategies, Articles, Research, Events and Commentaries


Jul 15 – Why June’s ‘Disappointing’ Retail Sales Were Good News for the Economy by Ben Casselman
Read the financial press Tuesday morning, and odds are you’ll see a headline saying that retail sale…
via FiveThirtyEight


Jul 15 – How can Pharma organize for agility in the digital age? by David St. John Tradewell
As pharma and healthcare companies embrace the need for digital transformation, how can they ensure …
via Posts from the Econsultancy blog


Jul 15 – Would You Quit Facebook for 99 Days? by Christie Barakat
Dutch communications agency Just is encouraging Facebook users to give up the network for 99 days.
T…
via The Social Times


Jul 15 – 7 Major Pitfalls for Mobile Websites and How to Avoid Them for Yours by Jon Correll
Today, companies must optimize for three different user experiences: laptop/desktop, tablet, and mob…
via Landing Page Optimization, Conversion Rate Optimization and Techniques


Jul 15 – The Best iPhone, Android and Web Apps to Fix Your Broken Digital Calendar
The calendars we use for different parts of our lives might as well be oil and vinegar—at first, see…
via WSJ.com: Technology


Jul 15 – Net Neutrality Comments Flood FCC, Crashing Site as Deadline Extended by Amy Schatz
Dan_nurgitz/Shutterstock
The Federal Communications Commission extended a deadline for comments on …
via Re/code


Jul 15 – Twitter Bots Keep Watch on Government Edits to Wikipedia by Kimberlee Morrison
Wikipedia has always maintained its commitment to remaining open source, free of advertising, and r…
via The Social Times


Jul 15 – 24 Hours With Bitly [Infographic] by Kimberlee Morrison
Bitly was one of the earliest URL encoders on the market and established a firm foundation as the of…
via The Social Times


Jul 15 – Yahoo’s Ad Prices: ‘Something Went Dramatically Wrong’
Yahoo’s ad business is shrinking because the price its advertisers are willing to pay is falling.
via WSJ.com: Technology


Jul 16 – Pay Attention To Birchbox by Kevin Hillstrom
Click here, retail fans.Look past the glitz of artificial intelligence and machine learning, which s…
via Kevin Hillstrom: MineThatData


Jul 16 – Making the Iterative Optimization Methodology Work for Your Business by Kevin Lindsay
Last week I took a look at part one of Michael Krypel’s new book Refining Design for Business, descr…
via Omniture: Industry Insights


Jul 16 – Six useful email alternatives to ease your workload by David Moth
At Econsultancy’s recent Digital Transformation event it was suggested that businesses could improve…
via Posts from the Econsultancy blog


Jul 16 – Social media in an election year: what can we expect? by Ben Davis
Politics and social media go hand in hand. There’s even a social network with political consciousnes…
via Posts from the Econsultancy blog


Jul 16 – What is agile marketing and why do you need it? by Christopher Ratcliff
“What the heck was that? It happened so fast!
A pop-culture news-story just blew up on Twitter whils…
via Posts from the Econsultancy blog


Jul 16 – Twitter’s analytics update: good news for data-driven marketers by Matt Owen
Those of you with a Twitter advertising account may have noticed that their analytics system has had…
via Posts from the Econsultancy blog


Jul 16 – Continued Growth for Google’s Search Ad Business in Q2 by Sid Shah
As the burgeoning world of search advertising expands with new ad formats, our data indicates that G…
via Omniture: Industry Insights


Jul 16 – Interactive Maps: Comparing Road, Bridge Quality by State by Matt Stiles
How bad are your state’s roads and bridges? See these maps:
via WSJ.com: The Numbers Guy


Jul 16 – “Unfriending My Ex” Author Kim Stolz Is a Parent’s Worst Nightmare by Nellie Bowles
Scribner
Kim Stolz — writer, reality show contestant, restaurateur and banker — was a s…
via Re/code


Jul 16 – 5 Main Themes Emerge in Net Neutrality Debate by Gautham Nagesh
Net neutrality inspires a lot of passion, and it’s an issue with more than two sides. Judging from a…
via Washington Wire


Jul 16 – Introducing a new multi-screen resource in the AdSense Help Center by John A.Smith
Did you know that sites optimized for multiple screen sizes can have an average 15% higher RPM and t…
via Inside AdSense


Jul 16 – Google Navigates a Euro-Regulation Minefield by Kimberlee Morrison
Google is the most dominant search engine in the market. Given this lofty position, the company fre…
via The Social Times


Jul 16 – Demystifying Data Visualization for Marketers by Annie Cushing
Posted by Annie Cushing

I presented on wrangling and demystifying the data visualization pro…
via SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog


Jul 16 – Xbox One Sales More Than Doubled in June by Eric Johnson
Microsoft announced today that, following a $100 price cut, it sold more than twice as many Xbox One…
via Re/code


Jul 16 – Dynamic Data Viz: A Better Way to Plot Rows in Google Analytics by Dorcas Alexander
Have you ever tried to use the “plot rows” feature in Google Analytics and it literally …
via Increasing your Website’s Conversion Rate


Jul 17 – Creative by Kevin Hillstrom
In an omnichannel world, you are supposed to align all channels with beautiful creative, impressive …
via Kevin Hillstrom: MineThatData


Jul 17 – The beginner’s glossary of programmatic advertising by Ben Davis
Programmatic advertising is complicated. There’s no doubt about that.
This complexity explains why t…
via Posts from the Econsultancy blog


Jul 17 – Interactivity as overhead by junkcharts
Making data graphics interactive should improve the user experience. In practice, interactivity too …
via Junk Charts


Jul 17 – Why You Should Do Dynamic Retargeting on Facebook by Anita Avram
You’re an ecommerce advertiser and you’re allocating significant media spend towards driving potenti…
via The Adventures of PPC Hero


Jun 30 – Dear Internet, SCOTUSblog Is Not the Supreme Court by Natalie Andrews
Naming yourself after the organization you cover is supposed to offer clarity, but on Monday, it man…
via Washington Wire


Jul 08 – Fake Document Enters Hiring Case Against Tech Giants
A closely watched antitrust case involving hiring practices of Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe has pr…
via WSJ.com: Technology


Jul 17 – Laura Kalbag on Freelance Design: I Don’t Like It by Laura Kalbag
“I don’t like it”—The most dreaded of all design feedback from your client/boss/co-worker. This isn’…
via A List Apart


Jul 17 – How to Double Your Marketing Team…WITHOUT New Hires by Josh Hill
Author: Josh HillWhen I first heard about marketing automation, I was running demand generation prog…
via Marketo Marketing Blog


Jul 17 – Optimize Internal Site Search Conversion Rates with Google Tag Manager by Jonathon Stephens
Often overlooked, Internal Site Search’s importance shouldn’t be underestimated. Recent…
via Increasing your Website’s Conversion Rate


Jul 17 – Nerd Breakfast With Bloomberg: Media Mogul Opens R&D Lab in SF by Kara Swisher
Daniel Schwartzbaum
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was a little late to his own geek party…
via Re/code


Jul 18 – Under Pressure, Twitter Tries to Resize
Twitter is expected to unveil as many as four new metrics later this month that it hopes will illust…
via WSJ.com: Technology


Jul 17 – Torment Claims Make GitHub Grow Up
A recent incident shows how rising startups like GitHub are often ill-equipped to deal with complex,…
via WSJ.com: Technology


Jul 18 – The “Just In Time” Theory of User Behavior by Jeff Atwood
I’ve long believed that the design of your software has a profound impact on how users behave within…
via Coding Horror


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