Ecommerce Link Digest: October 2011

New month, new name for our monthly link roundup! Introducing the Ecommerce Link Digest (nee Blogger’s Digest). If you’re new, once a month we highlight posts from other blogs that are of value and interest to online retailers and Internet marketers.

  • Perhaps the biggest piece of news for Internet marketers in October was Google’s announcement that it would no longer provide organic search query data for logged-in Google Account users. While some believe this is a small portion of traffic, the growth of Google Plus and future services means a lot of good data simply will not be available anymore. Sigh. The Rimm-Kaufman Group blog explains the problem while proposing potential solutions.
  • Phone rage: an aggressive or angry behavior by the user of a slow mobile site. Apparently this is a real phenomenon. “Among those who have experienced problems conducting mobile transactions, 23% have cursed at their phones; 11% have screamed at them; and 4% have thrown them.”
  • Name-that-tune app Shazam’s move back to unlimited tagging for free spells more money, thanks to higher affiliate sales. The economics of free…

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