With increased Internet use and widespread broadband connectivity, the shift from old to new media is influencing the way people participate in elections, according to a recent report by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. Not since John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon debated in front of 70 million new television watchers in 1960 have we seen such a change in political media. A wave of changes brought on by Web sites, blogs and social media is being led by the 18- to 30-year-old demographic and is spreading to reach Americans of all ages and backgrounds.
Former Technorati CEO David Sifry has launched Web Hot or Not?, a Hot or Not site for websites. It’s fun-cool, and has been done before, but it spooks me out in the world of multivariate testing and conversions optimization. What’s hot: Studies have shown that sites get only 50 milliseconds to give an impression to […]
Here’s my top stories of 2007 round-up of stories that continued to make working on the web an interesting experience. See what you think, and add your own ideas!
In a shortly to be released study by B2B, web marketers, web developers, videographers and supporting technologists may want to consider preparing for a busy 2008. Some hilights: 60.1% of all marketers plan to increase their 2008 budgets. 79.1% plan to increase their online budgets (last year was 75.6%) Web Site Development will be increased […]
One of the most difficult challenges is tracking paid search performance via telephone calls for the small business. While a few will spring for a new 800 number or IVR system to get some of that information and train phone staff in its use, many cannot due to the workaday reality. Often the busy office environment means metrics go out the window in favor of just getting the order out, so the company continues to guess.
If you’re thinking a blog is too much work for your marketing efforts, check this out…. More than 8 of 10 business journalists (84%) say they have used or would use blogs as primary or secondary sources for articles. This from the 2007 Arketi Web Watch Survey: Inside B-to-B Media Usage of Web 2.0 One-quarter […]