Google goes Pinterest with shopping images
Google goes Pinterest with shopping images

Google goes Pinterest with shopping images by turning some  search results – only a few for right now – into clickable links for direct purchases. The new feature, which started rolling out last week to mobile searches and the Android search app, will enable shoppers to find in images which pop up in search result pages […]

Shopping & watching & creating & listening
Shopping & watching & creating & listening

Shopping & watching & creating & listening – that’s what we do in the digital spaces. Digital marketing is at the core of all that activity. No matter how one wants to slice it, when online consumers (us – most people online all over the world) are active participants in the digital spaces. Nearly all […]

Online holiday shopping trends for 2015
Online holiday shopping trends for 2015

Yea, we know: it’s not even Halloween and here we are, already writing of online holiday shopping trends for 2015. But, hey, it’s America and how else to we celebrate Christmas (and Hanukkah and Kwanzaa and Boxing Day – okay, that’s Canada – and National Bicarbonate of Soda Day – look it up)  than by […]

Shopping right from the social networks
Shopping right from the social networks

For many shopping has long been something of a social enterprise and increasingly now online denizens can go shopping right from the social networks. Welcome to the Facebook Mall. According to various press reports, including and especially Re/code, Facebook began October 12 rolling out a limited test of a dedicated section linked to but separate […]

Google shopping in-store, on your phone
Google shopping in-store, on your phone

Retail on your smartphone and who needs actual cash presents stores, restaurants and marketeers with a whole other level of Google shopping in-store, on your phone. Google is rolling out new initiatives this to bring another level to retail on the smartphone, all of which are (kinda) separate but clearly inter-related and clearly intended to […]

Get iOS apps now on Pinterest
Get iOS apps now on Pinterest

Pinterest cuts a deal with Apple which now enables Pinterest iOS users to download iOS apps directly from your Pinterest boards. This is a significant deal for both Apple and Pinterest and leaves one wondering if in very short order Pinterest might put on its long pants and cut a similar deal with Google for […]

Google Enhanced Ecommerce rolls out for all
Google Enhanced Ecommerce rolls out for all

Google Enhanced Ecommerce for Google Analytics has graduated from beta testing and is now available for all website shops. This is a big deal, boys and girls, and has the potential to streamline the online purchasing process for everyone with an ecommerce site. (Note: retailers will need to tag an ecommerce site with this plug […]

Online shopping is the new window shopping
Online shopping is the new window shopping

Online shopping is increasing with each holiday shopping season, of course, and Google says 26 percent of all holiday shoppers started online research before Halloween. And, according to Google research, shoppers have more than double the number of online resources they use to ultimate make a purchase. “In 2010, shoppers used an average of five […]