Weekly Link Round Up – 08-03-12

August 3rd, 2012 by | 2 Comments

Foursquare Implements Paid Ads with Promoted Updates Feature (

Foursquare recently launched its Promoted Updates feature, which allows to users to utilize the “Explore” aspect of the app when they wish to discover new places based on their check-ins and other places that they frequent.

Everything You Need to Know About Foursquare’s New Merchant Tools (

After it announced a boatload of new merchant tools that give business owners more power to communicate with their customers, Foursquare has become a far more dynamic marketing tool than ever. Drell shares how you can use it to share updates, create and manage specials, see view helpful info on Dashboard, and manage your business’s presence.

Olympic Check-Ins: Hot Foursquare Deals and Badges for London 2012 (

If you’ll be wandering about London during the Summer 2012 Olympics and are unsure of where to go, you can turn to some British publishers on Foursquare for the latest updates. Big brands and small business have gotten into the action as well, and are now offering interesting specials for both locals and visitors.

Foursquare Dominates Restaurant Space According to Restaurant Sciences’ RIMS Study (

This week, Restaurant Sciences, a provider of restaurant industry information, released Foursquare stats from its Restaurant Internet Marketing Study (RIMS). The study shows that the app is gaining widespread acceptance among restaurants and patrons and outpacing other apps’ popularity in key areas.

Which Social Networks Take Home the Gold? [INFOGRAPHIC] (

In light of this year’s London 2012 Olympic Games, this colorful infographic breaks down demographic, geographic, and search data and illustrates which social media platforms are the underdogs and which ones are mounting the winners’ podium.

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