By Ben McAneny | 07 August 2013 |
10 years ago, when Google maps was first released, the search giant had already foreseen that the future of Search was going to be related to mapping. However, by adding another feather to its bow compliments of its acquisition of Waze, serving users with relevant, non-infringing ads within the mapping interface is now finally being realised.
By Krishna Rao | 31 July 2013 |
UK consumers made over 682,000 online dating-related web queries in June, finds a new report from leading independent digital marketing agency, Greenlight. In terms of culture and preferences-related searches, the research reveals that those pertaining to Polish dating proved to be most popular.
By Krishna Rao | 24 July 2013 |
Facebook is reporting its Q2 results imminently. Ahead of them it has been reported that Twitter’s Biz Stone has suggested Facebook could earn almost three times more revenue than it did from advertising last year ($4.3bn), by offering users the option of an ads-free experience at a cost of $10 per month. But would users really be willing to pay for this and if so, how much would they consider to be reasonable? Speculating on exactly this at the turn of the year, Greenlight, polled 500 people globally to gauge just how much they would be prepared to pay not to see ads when using Facebook.
By Krishna Rao | 17 July 2013 |
Greenlight's latest quarterly holiday search data reveals the term ‘last minute holidays’ accounted for almost 3% of a total of 4.4 million searches made on Google UK for holidays, in May. The findings come on the back of news reports that travel firms have seen last-minute bookings for summer holidays drop due to the hot weather, with some tour operators saying they might be forced to discount packages if the heatwave continues for another week. Others have speculated the weather could have the same impact on the industry as that of the 2010 ash cloud.
By Krishna Rao | 10 July 2013 |
There were more searches made online for pet insurance than for health insurance, reveals Greenlight's latest quarterly insurance report. Little wonder consumers are shopping around and looking online for the best deals particularly in light of recent news reports about the cost of vet treatments rising and those of the average pet insurance policy having gone from £166 to £223 over the past five years.
By Hannah Kimuyu | 04 July 2013 |
With the deadline to migrate to Google Enhanced Campaigns just a little over two weeks away (22 July), let’s all embrace mobile advertising once & for all. Given the trend so far, it can only get better.
By Krishna Rao | 03 July 2013 |
UK consumers made 1.7 million searches online for cruise holidays in May, reveals Greenlight's new “Cruise Sector Report – Issue 1”. The negative publicity suffered by the sector following on from a succession of incidents – from the Costa Concordia disaster, the engine room fire on the Carnival Triumph to the Carnival Legend’s propulsion failure, has seemingly done little to deter holiday makers from considering cruise vacations.