As a standard practice, I make a habit of examining my email spam folder to study what tactics are sending electronic missives directly to the junk folder. Not long ago, I was amused but not particularly surprised to see emails from Donald Trump and newly-minted campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway. I was not surprised my spam filter caught these emails because I've previously … [Read more...]
Posts about online behavior from the eStrategy Content Marketing Blog archives.
I have been making the point repeatedly on the Beyond Social Media Show that the 800 pound gorilla in the podcasting room is Amazon. As of now, the critical mass of the podcasting world revolves around Apple. The company owns the primary directory where people discover and subscribe to podcasts; its iPhones and iPads are the primary devices people use to listen to … [Read more...]
Facebook has added a new customization feature for the newsfeed, with an emphasis on News. The new feature allows you to categorize the news you get from your feed. Just click on the Edit gear icon option at the top of your feed to get started. From there, you can add news topics to show up in your feed. You can further customize individual news feeds to … [Read more...]
While both of these clips are somewhat dated, Google has provided a few YouTube videos that give insight into how the company improves its search algorithms. This first one is an explainer video. How Google Makes Improvements To Its Search Algorithm The example used in the video discusses how Google turned misspellings in search queries into accurate and quality search … [Read more...]
Amazon's Kindle Per-Page-Read Royalties Amazon has caused a bit of an uproar over its recent decision to change the formula by which they pay eBook authors royalties when someone checks out their book via the Kindle Lending Library or through the all-you-can-read Kindle Unlimited subscription service. The National Post offers one take with it's The Tyranny Of The … [Read more...]
New York Times reporter Natasha Singer had an excellent story (via Lisa Grimm) on Mattel's soon-to-be-released Hello Barbie doll. The new toy will be WiFi-enabled and featured voice recognition technology that will allow children to have in-depth conversations with the doll. The product is fascinating for a whole host of reasons, some of which I discussed on this week's … [Read more...]
Last week, SeaWorld launched a Twitter campaign using the hashtag #AskSeaWorld that, predictably, quickly went south, as this Mashable article by Molly Lynch noted. When companies solicit the Twitterverse's questions like this and they don't get the response they want, it is often simply a result of a poorly thought-through campaign. As I discussed on this week's Beyond … [Read more...]