I’d like to congratulate on🤔 winning Person of the Year. The Thinking Face emoji, also known as Chin Thumb Emoji or Thinker Emoji, joins a distinguished list of past Time Person of the Year recipients that include: the Pope, Charles Lindbergh and Barack Obama. A great honor for 🤔 and the emoji community of all shapes, tones, symbols, and objects.
❤️ 🤔 emoji!
Seriously sarcasm aside, you already knew who won this Year Person of the Year 😔
h/t Product Hunt
Apple’s bulked-up Limit Ad Tracking feature is proving to be a hit among consumers according to this study by adjust. Limit Ad Tracking, or LAT, a setting on iOS devices that lets users prevent in-apps ads from targeted them, as opposed to adblock tools such as Crystal. Although they don’t see an rising trend, it’s interesting to note that about 1/5 users are blocking retargeting. Canada is sitting at about 14.4% LTA as opposed to 20.5% in the US.
If people were more interested in reducing the number of retargeted ads, and if they were aware of the effects of the Limit Ad Tracking settings, we would expect a steadily rising trend throughout the last month as adoption of iOS 10 rises and people become aware of the changes. So far, on a global level, there’s no evidence of an upward trend – the global rates are stagnant, at around 18%.
I personally think this is great to provide such options to users. And to advertisers, well, another reason to build your audience and brand organically, not all based on ads or at least not digital ads as we’seen for 20 years!
Welcome to my site, I’m currently rebuilding from scratch because….
More SEO stuff and personal ramblings coming shortly 😉
Take the Grill Steak and Steak Cooking topic, it’s broad key-expression at about 10,000 searches a month, 59% keyword difficulty score and a $2 CPC on AdWords. A quick glance at the SERPs tell why Serious Eats are killing it and will surely keep high ranking in the coming months.
Continue reading “Quick SEO Case Study: How to Grill Steak”
Edit 2017 – this is old archive and will be revised, but still quite a few good tips to pass the Google Analytics Certification!
This week I took and passed the GAIQ Test for the second time. Last time was back in 2009, and so with an 18 months certification term, I was way overdue. The thing is that Google Analytics will never let you know when your certification expired so you should make a note to yourself if want to stay enlisted in the Qualified Individuals 😉
I didn’t do much preparation this time around, but I took some notes during the process. These steps and tips should be useful for the folks looking to pass the new version of the test, let me know how it goes! Continue reading “Google Analytics Certification: How to Pass the new GAIQ Test”
Edit 2017: this is an old post that I’m reviving. Need to be updated.
Edit: July 2012 – new GAIQ Test released by Google
I have passed my Google Analytics Individual Qualification (IQ) test on 31 December 2009. It has been on my to-do list since they announced it earlier this year. Happy that I’ve been able to check that out of my to-do for the new coming year, with a respectable score of 91%. Continue reading “Passed the Google Analytics IQ Certification”
Edit 2017: it’s been a while! Now I’ve been on Twitter for almost 10 years 😲
It’s my two years Twitterverse’s today, and I took the time to think about my presence there.
So I have been using this web service called a social tool, Twitter for more than 24 straight months. Besides the fact that I’ve been using it for two years is freaking me, it’s been a good ride so far with lots of positive outcomes 🙂
Continue reading “My Twitter Two Year Anniversary”
Originally launched on July 11th, the App Store have reach the 10k applications that can be downloaded. With around 25% of them for free this is plenty of them to fill your shiny iPhone. That’s pretty amazing taking into consideration that the iPhone hardware limit you to 144 applications… which I wont rant about, its pretty decent for a 600mhz machine (under clocked around 440mhz). Continue reading “iPhone Applications hit 10k & my top5”
Quebec is an information-age laggard, and we need to fix this problem. As a group of business bloggers said in an open letter to the Quebec Government: Quebec need a digital plan. Business needs to have the tools to sell online to the Quebec population. As a fact, only 52% of Quebec small and medium business have their website. Continue reading “Quebec is an information-age laggard”
friend : Sam wheres your blog !?
me : huh ?
friend : Get a blog !
Continue reading “First real blog post (finally)”