Every week millions of interesting links pop up around the Web. Some detail updates and advances in technology, some provide great insight to marketing strategies and tactics, some broaden our knowledge of the world around us, and others are just plain out-there. Since most of the staff at Aristotle share these links with each other, we thought we’d share them with you too. Enjoy.
- Ads in Facebook’s News Feed 200% better.
Compare Facebook ads in the News Feed to their counterparts in the sidebar, and you’ll see a significant difference. About a 200% difference, that is.
- YouTube opens up subscriptions.
In order to compete with the success of online subscription services like Netflix and Hulu, YouTube has finally announced a subscription service for channels. For $0.99 a month, you can subscribe to channels like Sesame Street and UFC. Will you be subscribing?
- YouTube launches Trends Map.
Easily see what videos are trending in different cities across the country. Use the info to find out what your customers are interested in and start a conversation.
- 17-year-old girl blocks spoilers on Twitter.
This is a tool I need when watching my Walking Dead. Sometimes Twitter can really ruin your favorite show. Well, fear no more.
- Eidos gives you super-human powers.
Using some advanced and oddly designed technology, Eidos enables you to see and hear things that go beyond human capability.
- Great SEO tips.
SEOJournal has a great and easy-to-understand article on SEO tips that can elevate your website’s rankings.
- Below-the-fold call-to-action led to 220% more conversions.
The tried-and-true design for landing pages is to place the call-to-action above the fold on a landing page. But in an experimental finding, one company achieved higher results by writing long-form copy and placing the form way below the fold.
OTHER INTERESTING FINDS
- Hyperlapse turns Google Street View into short videos.
Hyperlapse lets you take two points on Google’s Map app and creates a video out of the photos from the Google Street View. You’ll have to see it to really enjoy it.
- Google’s Timelapse shows the world since 1984.
Google compiled the best satellite photos of the earth since 1984 and created an interactive timelapse. Watch how the world changes over nearly three decades.
- Caesar’s Palace preemptively bans Google Glass.
Okay, well this makes total sense.
- Senate passes online sales tax.
Some argue this has been a long time coming. Do you think this bill will become the law of the land…or, should I say, the Web?