Juicy Links: March 30 – April 3


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Enjoy this week’s Juicy Links! 


How to Increase Sales by Choosing the Right Promotional Product

Promotional products motivate people to take action. This article offers advice on how to choose the right promotional products, which could lead to far improved sales. Examples are given.

Ten Great Ecommerce Ideas for April 2009

Practical eCommerce recently asked industry insiders to share a great, innovative idea that could help an ecommerce business. Here’s what ten of them had to say.


Mobile Advertising Is (Finally) Moving

Better phones, unlimited browsing, Wi-Fi connections and richer content are leading the charge for a mobile advertising explosion. eMarketer forecasts that mobile advertising will rise from $648 million in 2008 to $3.3 billion in 2013.

Marketers Disclose Viral Video Costs

1,000 marketers who are actively using video in their efforts were polled about their campaigns. Find out what was learned about the relationship between their budgets and campaigns’ success.


Sources: Google In Talks To Acquire Twitter (Updated)

Sources say Google is in late stage negotiations to acquire Twitter for hundreds of billions of dollars.

Google Becomes More Local

Google just finished the worldwide rollout of local search results on a map, which will now appear even when you don’t type in a location. When you search on Google, they will determine where you are via IP address and show results nearest to you.

Social Networking:

The Discovery Engine Is Coming

Twitter is getting ready to launch Twitter Search to the public. When you use search, you’re asking for any tweets that contain the word or phrase you’re interested in, rather than having to follow someone in order to get the latest updates.

How To: Build Your Personal Brand on Facebook

This is a guide to building your personal brand on Facebook. It includes strategies on how to set it up, how to get the message out and more.

Around the Web:

Village mob thwarts Google Street View car

Angry villagers kick Google out of their town.