Dead Wrong: Our 2010 Prediction That Fell Flat

Facebook May Be A Phenomenon, But Google Still Has Far Greater Traffic With the New Year cheer comes the new year pie: humble pie. We were dead wrong about Facebook overtaking Google, in terms of overall, regular traffic. Our post on February 4, 2010, which you can┬áREAD HERE, was bold, considering Google has pretty much had a lock on traffic for years. They continue to innovate in ways that keep traffic coming, too; although, their…

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The Facebook Face Off In Open Markets Puts Solid Challenge to Google

Facebook “Places” Bet On New Breed of Social Media Marketing ABC Clothing has signed a deal with Facebook, and Facebook has a googol of users who have opted-in to the Places app, which tracks where users are and where they are visiting. As users who have opted-in visit ABC Clothing, the store’s advertising module shows up on friends’ pages with a little note: “Your friend, George Smith, was just here. Visit ABC Clothing on Main…

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Facebook Versus Google

Our prediction about Facebook overtaking Google this year, in terms of overall visitor traffic, may have been off just a bit. We predicted it would happen during Summer or sometime in early Autumn. The Race is On With a Statistical Dead Heat! Experian Hitwise┬áis reporting, however, Google’s overall market share in the United States was actually just below Facebook’s overall market share for the week ending March 13. This is not a surprise for us,…

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Chasing Facebook

J P Morgan Chase Polling Consumers About Facebook Apps In a move that signals the possibility of an alliance, Chase.com is asking consumers to participate in a survey about how they use Facebook and how the banking behemoth may fit into that mix. Questions range from the mundane, about whether a person has a personal or business Facebook account, to the ethereal, such as whether a person would feel secure storing credit card information to…

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Step Right Up! Social Media Here!

The Soap Box is Digital, But The Scam Remains The Same Everybody has something to sell, but almost nobody has anything that is worth anything to sell. That’s the problem. There is a group of executives on LinkedIn.com that has been discussing the value of social media, and there are mixed reviews about whether sites like Twitter really provide a good marketing boost to companies. It really depends upon the company and the legitimacy of…

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The Social Media Strategy Consultant

With New Internet Trends, It Is Ridiculously Easy To Call Oneself an Expert Having developed websites for the past ten years, I have seen very significant changes in the way the development game works. It is worlds away from how it all started. That being said, I was most amused to read a blog today from a person who called themselves a “Social Media Strategy Consultant”. Here’s another one I saw on a message board…

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From Russia, With Love

Facebook and V Kontakte Talk about a great domain name! VK.com. It’s the shortened variation of http://vkontakte.ru/, and what a remarkable site it is! It is the Russian variation of Facebook, and while I have been a member for a while, I have only one friend on my list. I do not speak Russian, and unfortunately there is no English translation for the website. I’ve muddled my way through the pages, copying text and pasting…

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Will Facebook Overtake Google?

Users Flock to Social Media That Now Includes Search Results, But Google Traffic Keeps Climbing Google’s long-term hold on the number-one slot in the Alexa rankings and for overall web traffic could be threatened by Facebook’s continued market penetration, but the reality is Google is likely to maintain its number one ranking for at least a little while, in terms of overall web traffic and reach. Facebook certainly has enjoyed a dramtic rise in traffic…

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