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Hacking the Facebook News Feed Algorithm

If you manage a Facebook Page for you ecommerce business, you may have noticed your organic reach and engagement has tanked lately. Analysis of the Internet Retailer 500 Facebook Pages shows engagement sunk 27% in 2013 vs 2012, and rumors abound that ...
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Email vs. Facebook: Which Is More Valuable to Marketers?

I’ll answer the title’s question quickly. It’s email. Why? I’ll explain in a moment. But the truth is, there’s marketing value in email and Facebook (and insert-social-network-here). Just not the same value. I can cite research ...
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Is Social Login Right For Ecommerce?

Usability god Jared Spool’s famous case study of a $25 Billion online retailer (that shall remain nameless…okay, it’s Amazon) found that 45% of its customer file had multiple registrations, some as many as ten – thanks to an inability to remember ...
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Pinterest API and Ecommerce: Will It Be A Flash in the Pin?

Pinterest’s public API launch made waves last week, with 20 partners including ecommerce brands Zappos, Wal-mart, ModCloth, Target and Wayfair on board. The novelty is newsworthy — but will interest in Pinterest wane, or is there real business ...
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How Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter Drive Social Commerce [Infographic]

Pinterest recently announced it’s planning to test promoted Pins, starting with a select number of businesses — for free — soliciting user feedback before rolling it out full-on and full-price. Perhaps learning from backlash experienced ...
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