The ‘Me voting in 2016 vs. Me voting in 2018’ meme captures our collective exhaustion

A lot can change in two years — just look at the meme taking over Twitter feeds in the day before the midterm elections. The meme encourages people to think back to the day of the 2016 presidential election — a time when millions of Americans happily went to the polls to cast their ballots. […]

Bots distorted the 2016 Election. Will the midterms be a sequel?

Tiffany Olson Kleemann Contributor Tiffany Olson Kleemann is the chief executive officer of Distil Networks. She formerly served in executive roles at Symantec and FireEye and was deputy chief of staff for cybersecurity operations under President George W. Bush. The fact that Russian-linked bots penetrated social media to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election has […]

Facebook shut down Russian APT28 trolls before the 2016 U.S. election

The most interesting part of Mark Zuckerberg’s prepared testimony for Congress that was released today shows that Facebook has been fighting Russian election interference since before the 2016 U.S. presidential race. Facebook shut down accounts related to Russian GRU military intelligence-linked group APT28, also known as Fancy Bear, which had created an organization called DCLeaks […]

Facebook Live broadcasts have doubled YoY since the livestreaming feature launched in 2016

Today marks two years since Facebook Live’s launch. The post Facebook Live broadcasts have doubled YoY since the livestreaming feature launched in 2016 appeared first on Marketing Land. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Marketing Land – Internet Marketing News, Strategies & Tips

Twitter now says 1.4 million people interacted with Russian trolls during 2016 presidential campaign

 Twitter has now updated the number of people engaging with Russian trolls during the 2016 presidential campaign to 1.4 million. That’s more than double the initial 677,775 Twitter originally said had seen, followed or retweeted one of these accounts. Read More Social – TechCrunch

Keyword Research Beats Nate Silver’s 2016 Presidential Election Prediction

Posted by BritneyMuller 100% of statisticians would say this is a terrible method for predicting elections. However, in the case of 2016’s presidential election, analyzing the geographic search volume of a few telling keywords “predicted” the outcome more accurately than Nate Silver himself. The 2016 US Presidential Election was a nail-biter, and many of us […]

Is holiday paid search more competitive in 2017 than 2016?

Columnist Andy Taylor explores year-over-year Auction Insights data from AdWords, revealing insights into this year’s holiday paid search landscape. The post Is holiday paid search more competitive in 2017 than 2016? appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. Search Engine Land: News & Info About SEO, PPC, […]

Is holiday paid search more competitive in 2017 than 2016?

Columnist Andy Taylor explores year-over-year Auction Insights data from AdWords, revealing insights into this year’s holiday paid search landscape. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Marketing Land – Internet Marketing News, Strategies & Tips

Amazon Q3 ad revenues surpass $1 billion, up roughly 2X from early 2016

Amazon’s CFO said that advertising revenue is growing “very quickly.” The post Amazon Q3 ad revenues surpass $ 1 billion, up roughly 2X from early 2016 appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. Search Engine Land: News & Info About SEO, PPC, SEM, Search Engines & Search […]

Facebook and Google competed for anti-immigration ad dollars during the 2016 election

 In a textbook illustration of the conflict of interest between Facebook and Google’s ostensible dedication to free speech and their ostensible espousal of progressive values, the internet giants reportedly took millions in advertising money from a major anti-immigration group at the same time as both were engaged in pro-immigration advocacy. Read More Social – TechCrunch