Below is a summary of the week's most interesting content merchandising-related posts from Content Ping as well as from other blogs and news sites. Happy reading.
The SanDisk Product Page: A Showcase for Uncluttered Design
SanDisk's Amazon product page for the Sansa Clip Zip shows an effective design that avoids visual clutter.
Content Critique: BookBook for iPhone
Twelve South produced a clean, easy-to-navigate product page that Apple afficionados will love.
Is There Really a Market for Cross-Platform Recommendation Engines?
Intra-database recommendation algorithms are used by companies such as Amazon to suggest other products you might be interested in buying. Now, two companies are expanding this concept to cross-platform content recommendation that encompasses many sources including Netflix, iTunes, and Facebook's Open Graph.
Create Merchandising Magic with Product Badges
Econsultancy.com offers a handy infographic illuminating the benefits--to the customer and to conversion rates--of product badges.
Can a Publisher Use Crowdfunding to Replace Ads?
Is online advertising a dying form of revenue? Seattle-based web-comic Penny Arcade is seeking to crowdsource a year's worth of revenue to make the website ad-free. Could the era of low-efficiency, high-visibility online ads may be on the decline? Hope so.
Marketers Lessen Focus on Facebook
Earlier this year, 16 percent of marketers said they spent equal amounts of time on Facebook and the rest of the web. That's down to 4 percent just 3 months later, according to a new study.
74 Percent Of B2B Content Marketing Is Done On Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]
An infographic at MediaBistro.com explores the methods of B2B content marketing - and how rich, unique content ties into it.
Where Good Content Goes Wrong
Not feeling the love from Google for what you believe is great content? Here are some tips for avoiding content that is overly commercial, one-sided, and obscure.