Flexing its muscles as a public-facing forum, Facebook reported Monday that the average referral track from Facebook to media sites jumped 170% last year.
2013 Denver Zombie Crawl - Around 30,000 zombies came out of the gutters and graves to sprint, stagger and crawl down 16th street on Oct 19.
Scenes from the 2013 Denver Chalk Art Festival.
Hell Freezes Over: Google to Sell Facebook Ads
Google and Facebook announced a detente of sorts on Friday in which Google will sell Facebook ad inventory.
The ads will be sold via Google’s DoubleClick Bid Manager, its real-time bidding system. In a few months, marketers will be able to buy ads for Facebook’s Ad Exchange on the platform.
"Partnership has been key to Google’s success as a rising tide lifts all boats. So we’re excited to announce a new way to help our clients succeed by working with Facebook to participate in FBX, their real-time bidding exchange," Payam Shodjai, Senior Product Manager at Google, wrote in apost.
Facebook introduced FBX last year. The program lets advertisers drop cookies in users browsers and then retarget those users when the re-enter Facebook.
Though Facebook and Google compete on many levels, their partnership isn’t unprecedented. In June 2012, Google bought Wildfire, a social media marketing agencies that develops ad campaigns for Facebook, among others. Facebook this year also purchased Atlas, an ad server that sells ads on Google’s display network.
For the first time, beginning Wednesday, Facebook users between the ages of 13 and 17 will be able to post publicly and obtain followers of their profiles.