Is Google Trying to Kill the Mobile Popup?

| Greg Zakowicz

As you may have heard by now, come January 2017, Google’s search rankings will begin penalizing mobile websites that have pop-ups and interstitials. Here are a few examples from a recent Google post of interstitials that will be penalized.

Trump Beating Clinton… In Ecommerce Merchandise Searches

| Tim Parry

The number of Americans who have searched for Donald Trump merchandise since April outnumbers those who have searched for Hillary Clinton merchandise by a margin of almost five-to-one. But when looking at the boost in online searches for such merchandise prior to and just after each candidate’s nominating convention, Clinton received the bigger “bounce.” Here’s a deep dive into presidential ecommerce merchandise search stats from Hitwise, a division of Connexity.

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Mobile Searches Continue to Play Major Role for In-Store Customers

| Daniela Forte

Mobile searches are important to customers even after they enter the thresholds of stores. A new study revealed that 77% of retail searches that mention “coupon” are initiated on a smartphone or tablet. Comparison searches that have the potential to close a sale, such as those focused on “return policy,” “price match” or “reviews” were initiated on a mobile device at least 77% of the time. See why it is important to understand the device that the searches are coming when it comes to completing the sale.

How Consumers are Shopping for Back-to-School

| Daniela Forte

Back-to-school is practically here and shoppers are gearing up for the best deals and places to shop for school supplies. This infographic offers retailers an inside look at what to expect this back-to-school season.