Holiday shopping sales skyrocketed this year, already hitting $23.9 billion to-date from online shopping, an 8% increase from last year, according to ComScore’s recent study. Cyber Monday brought in $1.735 billion (up 18% from last year) from desktop online spending, deeming it the largest online spending day in history.  Cyber…


Consumers spent $2 billion on Cyber Monday last year. Thanksgiving and Black Friday followed respectively with $1.34 billion and $1.57 billion. In total, consumers spent $42.3 billion from November 1st to December 31st. Even more notably, on Black Friday in 2012, online sales increased by 26% while in-store sales declined…


Twitter users now have the option to allow any person or company to contact them by public or private message, regardless of if the user has approved the follower or not, reports CNN. The feature is not automatic – users must activate the feature. Previously, Twitter users were only able…


Pinterest’s traffic referrals have increased by 66% in the last year, making it the fastest growing social network for referral traffic to date, according to a study by Shareaholic. If you are not utilizing Pinterest to market your brand and bring consumers to your site, you are missing out. Pinterest…


As more information becomes clear after our initial reporting of Google’s Hummingbird update, it is important online marketers understand the new ways emerging to optimize for search. Google has continued to update its algorithm with the goal of providing users with the highest quality content in their search results. This…


Facebook has rolled out the updated version of Page Insights for page owners, which was tested earlier this year. The update will provide additional details for Facebook page owners and was based on feedback from the select group testing out the updated version. Here are the changes implemented on Facebook…