Over 50% of Search Traffic comes from Smartphones and Tablets

mobile searchIt has been two years since Google first announced to the world that search queries from smartphones and tablets had overtaken desktop searches.

Although Google and Bing have not since released any official updates regarding the volume of mobile traffic vs. desktop traffic, many leading content performance marketing platforms support Google’s initial announcement. Continue reading

Vizify to shut down following Yahoo! acquision, not so yahoo…

Vizify to shut downSwanky-looking social data visualisation firm Vizify has announced that following its acquisition by Yahoo! it will be “sunsetting the Vizify service” which is a polite and rather obscure way of saying they’re binning it.

In a newsletter sent out today they said that as “part of their transition to Yahoo”, they will no longer be allowing new signups or purchases of paid plans. Continue reading

Russia’s Yandex to display Facebook posts & comments in results

BBC News – Facebook has agreed a deal to share public data from its users with Yandex – Russia’s largest search engine. The deal will give Yandex full access to public data from users in Russia, Turkey and CIS countries including Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan. The data includes users’ posts and comments on them. Profiles or posts set to “private” will not be searchable. Continue reading

Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest data ‘affected’ by hacker attack

You have been hacked!SAN FRANCISCO-based customer service software provider Zendesk announced in a blog post that they had been hacked.

“We’ve become aware that a hacker accessed our system this week,” wrote Mikkel Svane of Zendesk.

“As soon as we learned of the attack, we patched the vulnerability and closed the access that the hacker had.”

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