Marketing Day: Twitter’s Q3 Earnings Report, Facebook Leads In Social Referrals & Programmatic Ad Buying

Here’s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on MarTech and other places across the web. From Marketing Land: Twitter Shows Strong Q3 Revenue But User Growth Slows Twitter continued its Wall Street-beating financial performance today, announcing $361 million in third-quarter revenue, but the company continues to be dogged by slow […]

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Here’s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on MarTech and other places across the web.

From Marketing Land:

  • Twitter Shows Strong Q3 Revenue But User Growth Slows
    Twitter continued its Wall Street-beating financial performance today, announcing $361 million in third-quarter revenue, but the company continues to be dogged by slow user growth and the stock slipped in early after-hours trading. Twitter added 13 million monthly active users, pushing its total to 284 million, but analysts had expected more from a network that […]
  • Vine Celebrity Logan Paul Touts JBL Cordless Headphones By Re-Enacting Twitter-Submitted Epic #CordFail Stories
    JBL promotes its cordless headphones by showing what can go wrong with the regular kind.
  • Twitpic Photos Will Live On After Twitter Agrees To Take Over Archive
    The saga of Twitpic’s on-again, off-again, on-again demise is apparently over. On Saturday, the day the plug was supposed to be pulled on the photo sharing service, Twitpic founder Noah Everett announced on his blog that he had reached an agreement with Twitter to take over the domain and photo archive and continue to display […]
  • Facebook Is Still A Runaway Winner In Social Referral Traffic Race
    When it comes to driving social referral traffic, there’s Facebook and the seven dwarfs, a reality driven home again by Shareaholic’s third quarter report released today. Facebook accounted for 22.36% of total referral traffic to publishers in the Shareaholic network in September. That’s four times more than second-place Pinterest (5.52%) and three times more than […]
  • Optimizing Organic Search For The Holidays With CTR Studies On Tableau
    Columnist Benjamin Spiegel takes beginners step by step through identifying CTR outliers using Tableau.
  • Facebook Maintains Social Login Dominance, Slips Slightly In Mobile
    Facebook continues to be the top choice for people who use social services to sign on to websites and mobile devices, according to third-quarter data from customer management firm Gigya. Increasing three percentage points over the previous quarter, Facebook’s share is 58%, more than double second-place Google, which dropped three percentage points to 24%. Facebook […]
  • Google Shutting Down AdSense Direct Test
    Google launched a test of AdSense Direct in January of this year. The feature, which allowed AdSense publishers to sell inventory directly to advertisers, apparently didn’t test well and is being pulled in November. The company notified publishers via email on October 24 that they decided to kill the beta after looking at the initial […]
  • Get What’s New/What Works at SMX Social Media Marketing
    You’ll Learn Paid, Earned & Owned Tactics to Foster Engagement, Drive Sales & Achieve Your 2015 Marketing Objectives With over 200 million users and 55 million photos posted daily, Instagram is the fastest growing social network. Since being acquired by Yahoo in May, Tumblr has seen growth of 40%, with 420 million users and double […]
  • Twitter comScore Ranking Plunges As iOS Syndicated Traffic Excluded
    In comScore’s August “Top 50 Multi-Platform Properties” rankings Twitter came in at number 12. In September it dropped to number 20. Seemingly, in one month, the company suffered a loss of roughly 36 million unique users in the U.S. Anticipating questions over this precipitous decline, comScore published a footnote to the new Twitter ranking: Beginning with September 2014 […]
  • Locksmith Sues Google, Others Claiming Spam Local Listings Illegal
    A Northern Virginia locksmith has sued Google, Yellowbook (hibu) and Ziplocal under multiple state and federal laws, including the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), “to remove fraudulent locksmith listings from their search results.” The complaint alleges that Google and the other defendants permitted illegal locksmith listings in search results causing $8.4 million in […]
  • Twitter No Longer Supporting Its Google Glassware App?
    Reddit user pete617 reported yesterday that Twitter is no longer developing its Google Glass app. Originally launching its Glassware app in May of 2013, Twitter’s decision to discontinue the app puts a spotlight on Google Glass’s longevity – or, lack thereof. How popular is Glass if such a major social network chooses to pull its […]
  • Don’t Be Spooked By The Fear Of Programmatic Ad Buying
    Keeping up with fast-changing industry developments can be exhausting, but columnist Rob Rasko assures us that there’s no reason to be afraid.
  • Has Sundar Pichai Just Become Google’s Tim Cook?
    Late last week Re/Code broke the news that Sundar Pichai, who had been in charge of Chrome and Android, would now be running most of Google’s important product lines (search, ads, Chrome, Android, commerce, maps, Google+). With the significant exceptions of YouTube, Google X, Nest and a couple other areas, the executives in charge of […]
  • Survey: 58 Percent Prefer Ad-Based Apps To Paid, Freemium Models
    The Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA), a consortium of online advertising trade groups, commissioned Zogby Analytics to survey mobile users about their attitudes toward mobile advertising. Zogby polled 1,015 adults, mostly about in-app advertising and related issues. At the highest level, the study’s findings can be grouped into two categories: Preference for ad-supported apps vs. other […]
  • Twitter Redesigns Twitter For Business Site
    Twitter relaunched its Twitter for Business website this week, updating the look and reorganizing the content of its hub for marketing instruction and resources. “Whether your business is just starting to use Twitter or you’re a seasoned pro, you can find educational resources, research, advertising solutions and real-life examples that are relevant for your business […]
  • Air New Zealand Releases Sequel To Popular Hobbit-Themed Safety Video
    Air New Zealand has one-upped itself. Two years ago, the airline debuted a Hobbit-inspired in-flight safety video to promote the first movie in The Hobbit Trilogy. This video featured Hobbit and Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson, along with actors and characters from the film. Since its debut online, the video has racked up 12 million views. This […]

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Amy Gesenhues was a senior editor for Third Door Media, covering the latest news and updates for Marketing Land, Search Engine Land and MarTech Today. From 2009 to 2012, she was an award-winning syndicated columnist for a number of daily newspapers from New York to Texas. With more than ten years of marketing management experience, she has contributed to a variety of traditional and online publications, including MarketingProfs, SoftwareCEO, and Sales and Marketing Management Magazine. Read more of Amy's articles.

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