Following the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo’s crash landing Friday that killed one person and left another injured, hundreds who have already booked a flight on one of the first space tourism vehicles are left wondering about the future of their own trips to the stars. In April, Virgin boasted that they had already sold more than 700 tickets, some to Hollywood celebrities, others to simple space enthusiasts who wanted to be part of an historic first wave of pioneers But now, the accident raises concerns about the future of space tourism. See also: Virgin Galactic SpaceshipTwo: What Your $250K Flight Will Feel Like Read more…More about Virgin Galactic, Us World, Us, World, and Space
According to a Twitter study, 54% of users said promotions on Twitter were what motivated them to make a purchase. For businesses looking to capitalize on the sales potential of Twitter this holiday season, the company has recently released consumer insights and recommendations for how to use the social network most effectively. Twitter Consumer Insights The ideal audience for Twitter users are retail advertisers, the company explains, because they start shopping “early and heavily” and are prone to impulse purchases. According to the study, Twitter users also intend to spend more over the holiday season versus non-Twitter users. Here’s what’s […]The post Twitter Gives Advice On How To Drive Sales In The 2014 Holiday Season by @mattsouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
It has been three weeks since Pubcon 2014 ended, and not a day has gone by during that time where I haven’t thought about it at least once and smiled thinking about all the memories. The people met, connections made, things learned, panels attended — everything! I miss it all, and I know I’m not the only one. Our whole team has the fondest memories of Pubcon, which is why we have put together this video to give you a glimpse of what you missed. If you were there, then enjoy reminiscing with us. If you weren’t there, then if […]The post This Was #Pubcon – Reminiscing On 2014’s Biggest Marketing Convention [VIDEO] by @mattsouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
The third version of Flipboard rolled out on Thursday, and it’s the most personal and magazine-like experience the platform has offered yet, particularly for phones. Flipboard is a media-aggregating app that started on tablets around the time the first iPad was introduced, though it later expanded to iPhones, then Android and finally web browsers. Flipboard provides a personalized platform (based on what interests you) to its users, aggregating news articles, social media content and more into a “flippable” magazine-style format. See also: Facebook’s Paper vs. Flipboard: Comparing Mobile News Apps Read more…More about Iphone, Ipad, Flipboard, Media, and Tech
Writing a blog post -like all other writing- is a skill. In order to keep your reader interested, you should think about structuring your text and writing in an appealing style. You should help your readers to grasp the main idea of your post by providing headings, subheadings and clear paragraphs. If people understand and like your text, they are much more likely to share, like, tweet and link to your post. And that will increase your rankings! So, in order to improve your ranking in Google, you should definitely try to maximize your writing skills! For some, writing for […]The post 10 Tips for an Awesome and SEO-Friendly Blog Post appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Learning to become a better Internet marketer is a challenge: There’s so much information to discover and so many techniques to try! My list of free (or cheap) marketing courses aims is designed to diversifying your list of learning resources. Many of them will be absolutely new to you. Another important criteria for this list has been productivity. All of these courses are strictly to the point, comprehensive, yet clutter-free. Enjoy! 1. How to Start a Blog Have you ever come across Moz’s beginners’ guide of SEO? First Site Guide is the same caliber, but strictly for beginner bloggers. It’s detailed enough to […]The post 8+ Courses to Diversify Your Marketing Strategy Without Feeling Overwhelmed by @seosmarty appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
By the end of October, you’ll likely have more candy hidden in your desk drawer than you care to admit You’ve been wolfing down Halloween candy since the beginning of the month, and some of you will nibble away your stash until February when you finally decide to throw the rest away. See also: Trick Your Taste Buds With 20 Halloween Candy Cocktails It’s inevitable that you’ll find yourself stuck with handfuls of your least-favorite candy (looking at you, Tootsie Rolls), but there are plenty of fair trades to be made. Let this unofficial guide to worthwhile candy trades guide you to a more favorable trick-or-treat stash Read more…More about Pics, Lists, Halloween, Candy, and Watercooler
Click through rate (CTR) studies are an important source of data for marketers when forecasting results, projecting ROI, and building models for estimating the market size. seoClarity took it upon themselves to take on what they say is the largest CTR study ever in an effort to better understand the current performance of organic search rankings on Desktop vs Mobile. In this study seoClarity analyzed over 2 billion impressions and over 2.6 million clicks in 90 days, based on approximately 400 Google Webmaster Tools. The results concluded that the mobile model is 3 times more valuable than desktop, and companies need […]The post Largest CTR Study Ever Finds Mobile Rankings Are 3 Times More Valuable by @mattsouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
On Monday, Twitter reported its user engagement had dropped by 7% in the third quarter despite its user base having grown by 23% in the same quarter. This news caused Twitter’s stock to drop by more than 9%. The news keeps getting worse for Twitter, as the company also estimated its fourth-quarter revenue may not meet Wall Street’s targets. Wall Street had high expectations after Twitter surprised them in the second quarter by growing its user base by 24% worldwide. Twitter had some momentum after its shares gained almost 19% since July. Investors have raised concern over Twitter’s defining usage […]The post Twitter Stock Plunges Following Reports Of Declining User Engagement by @mattsouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Halloween is officially upon us. And whether you’re trick-or-treating around the neighborhood, or planning a pumpkin kegger, the spooky holiday requires a lot of preparation See also: 41 Songs To Fall in Love With This Autumn Seriously, between preparing Halloween-themed treats, assembling just the right costume and carving jack-o-lanterns, who has time to make a playlist? That’s why we assembled this Music Monday playlist of spooky hits that’ll get your friends on the dance floor this Halloween. So throw on some music, and enjoy dancing awkwardly in a movement-restricting costume Have something to add to our playlist? Share with us in the comments, below, or on Spotify, and we’ll add it. Read more…More about Community, Halloween, Spotify, Playlists, and Music Monday