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Digital Marketing News: Short Attention Spans, Instagram Retargeting and LinkedIn Notifications

Posted on Jul 14th, 2017
Written by TopRank Marketing
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    The Short Attention Span Solution for Marketers (Hint: It’s Email) [Infographic]
    Email subscribers are spending more time reading the emails they receive. This infographic looks at email analytics over the past 6 years, and includes statistics and research on how email has evolved, how consumers interact with email and tips to optimize your emails for readers with short attention spans. (HubSpot)

    Facebook Adds Instagram Retargeting Options to Custom Audience
    Facebook’s Business Manager has added 3 new retargeting options for Instagram that appears under the “Engagement” objective when creating a custom audience. Video lets you create a list of people based on how long they watched your video, lead form creates a list of people who have opened, completed or started a form and Instagram business profile creates a list of anyone who’s interacted with your profile page. (Social Media Today)

    New Notifications Features to Stay Up-to-Date on Your Network and Your Activity
    The LinkedIn notifications tab has added new features to customize your notifications including a daily rundown to help you stay current on top news for the day, search appearances where you’ll receive a weekly notification of how many people found you from a LinkedIn search and now you can personalize your notification settings on mobile and desktop. (LinkedIn Official Blog)

    Google Image Search Can Now Display Results for Videos
    Video images are now included on Google Image Search with the help of structured data markup. You can watch the video from the image by clicking the “Watch” button, which will open the video in the YouTube App. Right now, it is only available for YouTube videos. (Search Engine Journal)

    Bing Adds ‘Popular Content’ Search Results Snippet Section
    A new feature has been added to the search results page in Bing called, “Popular Content”. It acts as a carousel-like feature where you can click the right arrow to see more options. This new feature shows you popular content sections for the website or web page. (Search Engine Land)

    Facebook is Getting Ready to Test Paid Subscriptions With Publications
    Facebook is moving ahead to let people subscribe to publications through Instant Articles, although nothing is final yet. This will support publications like The New York Times and The Economist, who have metered paywalls, by allowing access to subscriber data so they can better understand their audience. The publisher will also have full control over pricing. (Digiday)

    Twitter Just Added Several Advanced Filters So Users Can Control Their Notifications
    Twitter now allows users more control over the notifications they receive from the social network, including new accounts, accounts you don’t follow and don’t follow you, accounts with default profile photos and accounts without a confirmed email address or phone number. (AdWeek)

    Majority of Marketers Still Struggle with Adaptive Marketing, Per CMO Council
    A study based on the survey results of more than 150 senior marketing executives polled during Q2 of 2017 reports many findings including, most important marketing mix component, adaptive marketing performance, global market requirements and solutions to gain a better understanding of markets. (MediaPost)

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