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Source: BrightEdge [download page] Notes: About 7 in 10 search marketers feel that it will be more important this year to understand the correlation between social sharing of pages and ranking for those pages. While studies (such as this one) have found social signals to highly correlate with search rankings, Matt Cutts has denied [YouTube […]

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Radio Listening Gradually Transitions to Digital Platforms

Almost one-fifth of weekly radio usage in the US and Canada now occurs on digital sources, according to the 10th annual Techsurvey from Jacobs Media. That mirrors a similar shift in TV content viewing on alternative sources, and is being driven by younger core radio listeners, who are more apt to use digital platforms to […]

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Mobile Now One-Third of Google Organic Search Visits

Source: RKG [download page] Notes: Mobile’s 33% of Google search visits in Q1 2014 represented only a slight uptick from Q4 2013 (32%), but a more robust rise from 27% share during the year-earlier period. During Q1 2014, Yahoo actually saw a larger share (36%) of organic search visits come from mobile than Google. Overall, […]

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