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1. StumbleUpon Better At Referrals Than A Year Ago
Shareaholic just released its Q2 Social Media Traffic Report. Out of the eight top social networks (Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Reddit, YouTube, Google+, and LinkedIn), only Facebook saw an increase as a source of social media traffic referrals, up 10.09%. Even number two Pinterest, which saw huge growth the previous quarter, started down the opposite path decreasing 19.38%. ...

2. Facebook Continues To Drive Big Traffic To Websites
Much has been made of the decline of organic reach of Facebook Page posts, but the social network only continues to drive more and more traffic to websites. In fact, according to a new report, it’s the only one of the top eight social networks to actually drive more traffic from March to June than ...

3. You Can Now Save Stuff On Facebook
Facebook just announced the launch of a “save” feature, which lets you save things you find to check out later. You can save links, places, movies, movies, TV shows, and music you find on Facebook. This is a feature that that Facebook should have had years ago, but better late than never. Only the user can see ...

4. Pinterest Partners With Shopify
Pinterest and Shopify have teamed up to automatically enable Rich Pins for all Shopify merchants. Rich Pins are pins that contain extra information compared to regular ones. Pinterest has five different kinds: Product Pins, Recipe Pins, Movie Pins, Article Pins, and Place Pins. Obviously the Shopify integration will make use of the Product Pins. “Previously, setting up ...

5. Twitter Makes Commerce Acquisition
Twitter announced that it has agreed to acquire payments infrastructure firm CardSpring. The company helps merchants work with publishers to create online-to-offline promotions. This seems like a good fit as Twitter moves further and further into the realm of ecommerce. CardSrping works with developers, publishers, merchants, and VARs, and offers an API that lets developers link ...

6. Facebook Has A New Ecommerce Feature
As of now, if you happen to click on a news feed ad on Facebook, you’ll be taken to the business’ site – outside the realm of Facebook. But now the social network is testing a way for businesses to get the most out of their ads by allowing users to make purchases without ever ...

7. A Look At Paid Search And Social
Kenshoo released some new research looking at search and social advertising spend in Q2, finding that paid search delivered an all-time high click-through rate, and that Facebook ads continue to experience rapid growth. According to the firm, social advertising volumes spiked as new advertisers entered the market, testing ad solutions and audience targeting methods. Social ad spend ...

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