[SMK] Social Media Knowledge


September 2011

What Google Plus means for Advertisers

Google Plus launched publicly last week, and beyond the hype there’s plenty beneath the hood to interest business. More than just an alternative to arch-rival Facebook, Google hopes Plus will help them learn more about their users to develop sophisticated personalised advertising.

In-store shoppers seek online advice

New data from the AMP Capital Shopping Centre’s (AMPCSC) Annual Report suggests that while the 95% of Australian retail sales occur in bricks and mortar stores, 85% of shoppers are researching online before they buy. This research includes price comparisons, talking to friends and reading and leaving comments on shopping websites.

Myer Triples Online Sales

Despite Myer posting an overall loss for the 2010/2011 financial year, its online sales have increased over 300% this fiscal. And while the department store’s online sales currently account for a small percentage of its total revenue, the sector is predicted to grow.

Blogger App for iPhone

Blogging on-the-go just became easier for iPhone and iPod touch users, with Google unveiling the first official Blogger app. While Blogger, the popular blog-publishing service owned by Google, has long had a dedicated app for Android handsets; this new app gives Apple users the latest in mobile blogging know-how.