Since the official launch of Facebook Timeline, there have been some conflicting reports on exactly how much more (if any) engagement brands are seeing on their timelines. Miranda with Search Engine Watch picks apart some conflicting reports.
Thirty-eight anti-trafficking organizations, including the National Association of Human Trafficking Victim Associates (NAHTVA), are accusing Google of profiting off illegal ads promoting female trafficking. Google responded to a bi-partisan letter from Representatives Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) in a statement indicating that the company is working with “law enforcement and other government authorities” to prevent human trafficking ads from appearing on Google web properties.
Pinterest’s growth since launch in March of 2010 has been exponential. In January, there were 21.5 million total visits to the site; 30 time the number of visits the site received in the previous six months. In fact, the site now ranks as the United State’s third most popular social network after Facebook and Twitter.
Finally! This week Google announced that Adwords users now have the ability to target customers in more than 30,000 ZIP codes. Advertisers will be able to add up to 1,000 zip codes at a time. In addition, Adwords introduced Location Insertion, which lets advertisers with multiple locations create one ad and have information inserted depending on the user’s query or location.
Social media is helping some of America’s craftiest bartenders bring about a “Golden Age of Cocktails.” “Social media has helped fuel this great movement of cocktail culture. It’s allowed me to travel to other cities and have the work laid out before I show up,” says one bartender. Read the full story over at The Next Web. Is it happy hour yet?
And finally, we invite our readers to take a look at some of the work done by a RepEquity designer outside of the office. Filiz Sahin created this amazing (and FREE) Spider Type font in her spare time. How awesome is it?! You can download it for free over at Typography Served.