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Does your brand take bloggers seriously?

Sherrilynne Starkie

Technorati is not the voice of blogging authority that it once was, but each year the advertising network publishes a report that is required reading for internet marketers. Another problem is that  brands primarily look to comScore/Nielsen ranking for identifying and selecting influencers. The Technorati study shows that  when it comes to community size, 54 per cent of consumers agree that the smaller the community the greater the influence. Headline public relations Social Media blog Facebook Marketing PR TechnoratiThe value of blogger relations is clear.

comScore Report: Twitter Usage Exploding in Brazil, Indonesia and Venezuela

Bill Hartzer

comScore, Inc. The comScore study found that in June 2010, about 93 million Internet users visited Twitter.com. An analysis by comScore of the five major global regions revealed that Latin America experienced the strongest audience growth, surging 305 percent to 15.4 Here are the numbers from comScore: Visitation to Twitter.com by Global Regions - June 2010 vs. June 2009.

comScore February 2010 Search Engine Rankings

Bill Hartzer

Every month about this time comScore releases the search engine rankings data, and I report it here. comScore, Inc. NASDAQ: SCOR) , a leader in measuring the digital world, releases its comScore qSearch analysis of the U.S. comScore Core Search Report* February 2010 vs. January 2010 Total U.S. Home/Work/University Locations Source: comScore qSearch. comScore Core Search Report* February 2010 vs. January 2010 Total U.S. Home/Work/University Locations Source: comScore qSearch. Home/Work/University Locations Source: comScore qSearch. percent.

comScore Search Engine Rankings for June 2009

Bill Hartzer

comScore, Inc. NASDAQ: SCOR) , a leader in measuring the digital world, has recently released its monthly comScore qSearch analysis of the United States search marketplace. According to comScore, “In June 2009, Americans conducted more than 14 billion core searches, with Google Sites accounting for 65.0 Here is the actual data, as reported by comScore: comScore Core Search Report June 2009 vs. May 2009 Total - U.S. comScore also says that we “conducted 14 billion searches in June, down slightly from May.&#. Share this on Technorati.

comScore August 2010 Search Engine Rankings

Bill Hartzer

Every month about this time comScore releases the search engine rankings data, and I report it here. comScore, Inc. NASDAQ: SCOR) , a leader in measuring the digital world, has recently released its monthly comScore qSearch analysis of the U.S. Here are the actual numbers, as released by comScore: comScore Explicit Core Search Share Report* August 2010 vs. July 2010 Total U.S. Home/Work/University Locations Source: comScore qSearch Explicit Core Search Share Core Search Entity (%) Point Jul-10 Aug-10 Change Total Explicit Core Search 100.0% percent.

Monetization: Social Network Advertising

Laurel Papworth

Social Ads are driving down the price of regular online ads: A recent analysis by ComScore shows social networks, primarily Facebook and MySpace, have over the last year drawn an average CPM of only 56 cents, compared to the $2.43 Technorati Tags: Adage , ads , Advertising , Comscore , Facebook , Online Communities , social ads , social media , social networks. questions.

comScore Says Google Leads Internet in Brazil and India

Bill Hartzer

comScore, Inc. comScore reports that Google’s web sites ranked “as the most visited Internet property worldwide with 854 million unique visitors age 15 and older in July, an increase of 18-percent during the past year.&# Here are the actual numbers from comScore: Top Ten Global Internet Markets by Google Sites' Share of Time Spent July 2009 Age 15+, Home & Work Locations Source: comScore - Total Minutes (MM) -- Google Sites' Share of Total Internet Google Sites Total Minutes Spent Online. Share this on Technorati. In July, 2009, 29.8 percent).

comScore Releases First Public Report of Online Usage in Singapore

Bill Hartzer

According to a new report by comScore , Internet users in Singapore spend half of their time online using social and entertainment websites. It includes a ranking of the most “engaging and visited Internet site categories and properties, based on the comScore World Metrix service, and the top search properties, based on the comScore qSearch service. comScore says that “Google Sites ranked as the most visited Internet property in Singapore with 2 million visitors in February 2009, reaching nearly 80 percent of the online population. Instant Messengers 24.2%

Top 100 Most Innovative and Influential People in the Web 2.0 World

Bill Hartzer

Share this on Technorati. Related posts: comScore Releases August 2009 Search Engine Rankings comScore, Inc. NASDAQ: SCOR) has released their monthly comScore. comScore February 2010 Search Engine Rankings Every month about this time comScore releases the search engine. world. In the search category, the heads of Google , Microsoft , and Yahoo! News/Media.

How I Met a Celebrity by Using Craigslist

Bill Hartzer

Share this on Technorati. comScore Releases August 2009 Search Engine Rankings comScore, Inc. NASDAQ: SCOR) has released their monthly comScore. Over this past weekend, my wife and I had the pleasure of a brief third visit from a real, honest-to-goodness, “household name&# celebrity. This time, it was this celebrity’s husband visiting our home. Digg this!

Top 50 USA Web Properties for April 2009

Bill Hartzer

comScore, Inc. They do this every month, and it’s based on data from their comScore Media Metrix service. Here is the data for April 2009: Table 1 comScore Top 10 Gaining Properties by Percentage Change in Unique Visitors* (U.S.) Table 2 comScore Top 10 Gaining Site Categories* by Percentage Change in Unique Visitors (U.S.) Home, Work and University Locations Unique Visitors (000) Source: comScore Media Metrix Unique Visitors Rank Property (000) Total Internet : Total Audience 192,875 1 Google Sites 155,319 2 Yahoo! Share this on Technorati.

Social Media From A to Z: A Glossary

Pamorama

Technorati : Technorati is a popular blog search engine that also provides categories and authority rankings for blogs. But never fear! Here’s a quick guide to some of the terms you may encounter. An example of this is the Twitter API. Atom : Web feeds are used by the blogging community to share recent entries’ headlines, full text, and even attached multimedia files. site (e.g.

100+ Social Media Monitoring Tools

www.pamorama.net

Monitor Monitor is a  social media monitoring platform with support for 150 million blogs and thousands of news sources including Twitter, Youtube, Digg, Flickr, and Technorati. Social media monitoring helps brands discover, in real time, who is saying what online and where the conversations are happening so they can respond in a timely fashion. Analytic.ly Is it good news or bad news?

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Leapfish Set to Roll Out Real-Time Search

Bill Hartzer

Share this on Technorati. Related posts: comScore Says Google Leads Internet in Brazil and India comScore, Inc. There are many different ways to search the internet, regardless if you are looking for videos, pictures, or what have you. Having to go to different searching platforms can be rather time consuming. or MSN. Subscribe to the comments for this post? Digg this!

Analysis of Five Top Blogs and What You Can Learn from Them

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

However, comScore, the leading internet marketing research firm recently did a study on Kontera In-Text ads and found among other things, that we’re actually one of the least disruptive ad formats. Kirtsy Likaholix LinkedIn Mahalo Mento Mixx MyBlogLog MySpace Plurk Pownce Propeller Reddit SEOmoz Sphinn StumbleUpon Technorati Toluu Twitter Wikipedia Yahoo! Clearly! Thank you! Passion.

Why I Do Not Use Yahoo Search

Bill Hartzer

Share this on Technorati. Related posts: comScore Releases August 2009 Search Engine Rankings comScore, Inc. NASDAQ: SCOR) has released their monthly comScore. First off, let me explain that I have always been a fan of Yahoo! mean, ever since I first heard the Yahoo! Yodel, I was hooked. know that Yahoo! is a portal. Sure, yes, I get that. Well, apparently Yahoo! Video.

Measuring Social Media ROI

Pamorama

ComMetrics Footprint: Technorati nixes blog rankings =-. ComMetrics Footprint: Technorati nixes blog rankings =-. pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact Measuring Social Media ROI by Pam Dyer on December 21, 2009 Share Companies and brands are finally beginning to fully embrace social media. An increase in Web site traffic was the No. link] Urs E.

Bing Search Engine Losing Users Fast

Bill Hartzer

Share this on Technorati. Related posts: comScore Releases August 2009 Search Engine Rankings comScore, Inc. NASDAQ: SCOR) has released their monthly comScore. Bing , one of the newest search engines on the block powered by Microsoft, had a great opening with a strong marketing campaign, but lately has been declining on the number of new users to the search engine. Over 8% of search engine users and 6.7% of search traffic came from Bing in August 2009. 9.36% 8.03% 7.42% Bing 8.24% 6.56% 6.25% (Based on a sample of 273,537,852 users across the Chitika network).

Social Media Metrics Superlist: Measurement, ROI, & Key Statistics Resources

www.interactiveinsightsgroup.com

Top Social Media Sites of 2008 (Facebook Still Rising) From TechCrunch: Brief useful summary of Comscore’s Worldwide traffic stats recently released for November 08 (so these don’t include December). State of the Blogosphere 2008 From Technorati: Comprehensive research study on blogs and blogging. Boss asking about the ROI of your social media campaigns? Engage or Die! Awesome!

Top 50 USA Websites for November 2010

Bill Hartzer

comScore has released its list of the top fifty websites in the United States for the month of November 2010. This is the comScore monthly analysis of U.S. web activity at the top online properties for November 2010 based on data from the comScore Media Metrix service. Technorati Media 42,714,000. Share this on Technorati. Sites with 85.3 percent. percent. Yahoo!

Top Search Engine Optimization Firms for December 2009

Bill Hartzer

Share this on Technorati. Related posts: comScore December 2009 Search Engine Rankings comScore, Inc. has recently updated its monthly comScore qSearch. Every month, Top SEOs comes out with a list of what they think are the top search engine optimization firms, the top search engine optimization companies. Noticeably absent from this list is Vizion Interactive , one of the top SEO firms in my opinion. Is that because I just happen to work for Vizion Interactive? Perhaps. Increase Visibility Inc. 2. WebiMax. 3. SEOP. 4. Intrapromote LLC. 5. ArteWorks SEO. 6. WebMetro.

November 2010 Search Engine Market Share

Bill Hartzer

Every month about this time comScore releases the search engine rankings data, and I report it here. comScore, Inc. NASDAQ: SCOR) , a leader in measuring the digital world, has recently released its monthly comScore qSearch analysis of the U.S. Here are the actual numbers, as reported by comScore: U.S. Share this on Technorati. These are not the actual search engine rankings that you see when you search at a search engine, which are constantly changing. search marketplace. Google Sites led the explicit core search market in November with 66.2 percent. percent.

Best Social Media Stats and Market Research of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Two-thirds of comScore’s U.S. Top 100 websites and half of comScore’s Global Top 100 websites have integrated with Facebook. Two-thirds of comScore’s U.S. Top 100 websites and half of comScore’s Global Top 100 websites have integrated with Facebook. How are marketers planning to allocate budgets this year? What percentage of Fortune 100 companies are on Twitter? percent.

Report Ranks Reputation and Exposure of Brands Across News and Social Media

Bill Hartzer

Share this on Technorati. comScore December 2009 Search Engine Rankings comScore, Inc. has recently updated its monthly comScore qSearch. Across the Internet, in news, blogs, tweets and other social media , millions of people are talking about major brands. Many of the answers have been released in a new report called The General Sentiment Media Value Report™. billion.

26 Free Tools for Monitoring Your Brand's Reputation

Pamorama

Technorati : Search engine and monitoring tool for user-generated media and blogs. Billing itself as “the leading blog search engine,&# Technorati has been helping bloggers and those with their fingers on the blog pulse stay informed for years. pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact 26 Free Tools for Monitoring Your Brand’s Reputation by Pam Dyer on December 6, 2009 Share Are you listening? Do you know what people are saying about your brand? BoardTracker : A useful tool for scanning and tracking forums conversations. Yahoo! " [.]

Study: User-Generated Video Reviews Just As Effective as Professionally Produced TV Ads

Bill Hartzer

comScore, Inc. Videos were scored using comScore ARS’s content assessment methodology, ARS Zipline, which is used in the marketing industry as a means of quantifying the potential of advertising creative to be recalled and to persuade consumers. Share this on Technorati. If that is the case, then why do we need to hire a professional to produce a video? Digg this!

LeapFish Search Engine Continues to Grow User Base

Bill Hartzer

Share this on Technorati. comScore December 2009 Search Engine Rankings comScore, Inc. has recently updated its monthly comScore qSearch. I have talked about the LeapFish search engine earlier , as you might recall. I am a lover of LeapFish, particularly because I think LeapFish is one search engine that might actually have a chance of making it to the big-time.

New Leapfish Demo Brings Even More Search Engine Power To The Table

Bill Hartzer

Share this on Technorati. comScore Releases August 2009 Search Engine Rankings comScore, Inc. NASDAQ: SCOR) has released their monthly comScore. Not too long ago, LeapFish unveiled a demo of it’s new multi-faceted search engine to the public, and it was received with warm reviews, although it did contain many glitches that needed to be worked out. Digg this!

Search Engine Optimization Horror Story Contest Launched

Bill Hartzer

Share this on Technorati. Related posts: comScore Releases August 2009 Search Engine Rankings comScore, Inc. NASDAQ: SCOR) has released their monthly comScore. Do we really need another Search Engine Optimization (SEO) contest ? In this case, the SEO Horror Story contest is looking for SEO Horror Stories: and Mark Jackson explains it all very well here. Digg this!

Joomla! Surpasses 15 Million Downloads

Bill Hartzer

Share this on Technorati. comScore Releases August 2009 Search Engine Rankings comScore, Inc. NASDAQ: SCOR) has released their monthly comScore. Open Source Matters , Inc. OSM), the not-for-profit organization that supports the Joomla! Project , today announced that Joomla!, the industry’s leading open source content management system (CMS), has been downloaded more than 15 million times from JoomlaCode. “February has been an exciting month for OSM and the Joomla! Project. Project. “Back in June 2009, Joomla! Joomla! Joomla! Project include JEvents (1.8

Study Proves Facebook and Digg Visitors More Loyal; Twitter in Last Place

Bill Hartzer

Share this on Technorati. comScore Says Google Leads Internet in Brazil and India comScore, Inc. Are you a loyal visitor? When you browse the web every day, when you log on, are there websites that you go to every day? We all have a few websites that we constantly watch or constantly read. And that’s a good thing. Visitors to Bing.com and Twitter.com are not as loyal.

Social Media Revenue: Huffington Post TechCrunch Valuations

Laurel Papworth

And “TechCrunch had about a million global page views in September, compared with 13 million for CNET News, according to comScore Networks Inc.&#. Technorati Tags: 24/7 Wall St , huffington post , Monetization , Money , revenue , Silicon Alley Insider , techcrunch. Huffington Post and TechCrunch both have high valuations ($100m+). Which of course is just rubbish. 24/7WallSt ).

Top 10 Public Relations Blunders of 2009

Bill Hartzer

Share this on Technorati. comScore December 2009 Search Engine Rankings comScore, Inc. has recently updated its monthly comScore qSearch. I always look forward to the end of the year. Not only is it a great time to look back at all of the good things that happened during the past year, but it’s also a great time to look at your mistakes. ABC News reported that N.Y.

The Unfortunate Investment of Social Media (and its Consequences)

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

As seen on compete.com, alexa, comscore and other sites, Digg growth has flattened in the past few months. Kirtsy Likaholix LinkedIn Mahalo Mento Mixx MyBlogLog MySpace Plurk Pownce Propeller Reddit SEOmoz Sphinn StumbleUpon Technorati Toluu Twitter Wikipedia Yahoo! After seeing how it panned out, I have to say that I’m not impressed. Here’s a screenshot of a story that became popular with a whopping 235 Diggs. In comparison, here’s another anomaly (for its time). Here’s why: Naturally, the savviest of Digg users are feeling this change the most. related).