All posts by Justin Thorp

[CHARTS] Analysis of Social Activity Around #BlizzardOf2015

Like many of you on the East coast, especially in the Northeastern United States, we’ve been digging ourselves out of the big snowstorm that hit yesterday and into today.

Since it’s all WE’VE been talking about around the office we felt it was appropriate to dig into the data to see what OTHER people were talking about online in regards to the #BlizzardOf2015.

This chart looks at how what people were talking about changed over the last couple of days.

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11 Examples of Online Personalization You Love

2015 is going to be the year of online personalization. It will become commonplace for all website owners to create data-driven online experiences that are tailored to your specific interests, based on your previous actions.

Here are some examples of websites and apps that are already leveraging their data to provide personalized experiences that you’re likely using:

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2015 is the Year of Online Personalization

Similar to the social & mobile revolutions, personalization is a wave that’s building in the world of online marketing and you need to be paying attention. It’s often talked about as this futuristic idea. But, I’m here to say that in 2015 you need to start thinking about how you can leverage data and insight to find, and more effectively engage, your audience by creating personal online experiences that are tailored to their interests.

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Don’t Bury the Lead When You Write! [Content Strategy]

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One of the biggest things you can do to improve how you write on the Web is to not bury the lead. Don’t force people to read two or three paragraphs in to understand what your point is. Instead, put the point of your post right up at the top. In journalism school, they teach new journalists this as a concept called the “Inverted” or “Upside Down Pyramid,” a good guideline to show you the best way to write for the Web. Continue reading

AddThis Analytics Performance

The AddThis Network has grown tremendously over time. Although we have been working hard to expand our infrastructure to accommodate this growth, some of our customers are experiencing delays when trying to view their analytics reports.

We will be rolling our additional capacity to address this problem, and appreciate your patience as we expand AddThis to be better than ever. As always, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

The AddThis Team