Author Archive for Craig Smith

DMR Publisher. Director of Marketing by day and I run this little site at night. Other interests include Sports, LEGO, Star Wars, Tech Gadgets and all things Boston.

New DMR Feature: A Handy Resource Page for Bloggers and Content Marketers

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One of the most common emails I get from DMR visitors is asking about specific tools I use or recommend for various aspects of this site. While I encourage any and all messages, I figured I would create a handy page to list out some of the more helpful content marketing resources I use for DMR.

Building and maintaining such a large site with dynamic content is definitely a challenging part-time job. The blogging resources, tools and gadgets included in this resource page have been lifesavers for me and really are what enable me to keep DMR going all these years.

By the Numbers: 15 Interesting Glassdoor Statistics

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The term”disruption” is used way too much in the digital world these days, but this week I am bringing you stats for a few companies that are truly making a difference in their respective industries. Yesterday we looked at Zillow (real estate) and today we explore a company that is disrupting the job market: Glassdoor.

Glassdoor is more than just a place for disgruntled ex-employees to go and vent about their company (yes, there is plenty of that going on there), but they are also doing interesting things in terms of salaries and industry research. When you hear about a jobs study these days, Glassdoor is often involved. Like Zillow is doing in the real estate space, Glassdoor is building aggregating a whole bunch of interesting and valuable user-generated data.

Here are a few of the more interesting Glassdoor statistics I was able to dig up recently. As always, I will be updating this post as I find new and updated stats, so be sure to check back occasionally or sign up for email notifications below.

By the Numbers: 14 Amazing Zillow Statistics

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It seems that just about every start-up these days is focused on disrupting some established industry or service. Some succeed and many, many fail to show the traditionalists a new, better, digital way and change their world. One digital company,

Zillow has definitely succeeded at disrupting their industry. Zillow challenged the real estate industry by creating a platform that used digital data to redefine a number of conventions like real estate discovery, property values, mortgages, etc. Zillow is now a go to site for real estate buyers, agents and even industry analysts. Now, with their purchase of rival Trulia, Zillow seems poised to continue this momentum through 2015 and beyond.

Here are a few of the more interesting Zillow stats I was able to dig up recently

8 Gadgets That Make Streaming Digital Content To Your TV Amazingly Simple

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In this ever-changing new digital world, it is almost a necessity to have a way to stream content to your TV. The DVD is quickly going the way of the VHS tape with endless online and on demand movie streaming options. These days, you can watch just about any movie you want, whenever you want (except Star Wars, sigh). Even better, the monthly cost of a subscription to a TV/movie service like Netflix is about half of what a DVD goes for these days.

What Was the Most Overused LinkedIn Profile Word of 2014? (New and Updated LinkedIn Stats)

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I spent a little quality time updating my LinkedIn posts over the past week. In addition to some awesome user stat and revenue updates they released recently in their quarterlies, I also found about 30 more interesting stats about their demographics, company pages and job postings. Below is a quick sampling of these new and updated LinkedIn stats. Be sure to visit the posts linked at the bottom for hundreds more.

20 Cool Digital Gadgets and Accessories for Your Car

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If it isn’t abundantly clear by now, the Internet of Things is no longer a novelty and everyone is looking to stay digitally connected to just about every part of their daily life. An area of significant digital growth over the past year or so has been the automobile. If you are like me, you spend a solid chunk of your day hanging out in your car going to and from work. Thankfully, some really creative gadget-makers have made that time a bit more entertaining and productive.

Here are some of the more interesting and cool digital car gadgets and accessories I have dug up in my web travels.

Big Twitter Stat Updates

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In the four years I have been keeping track of digital stats for you all, I have never run into a shortage of twitter stats. Next to Facebook, Twitter is arguably the second-most studied and quantified social network on the planet.

This month is no different than previous and I just concluded a huge round of Twitter stat updates and additions. Because the main Twitter post was testing too cumbersome to manage, I spun off a new page dedicated to Twitter stats that impact businesses. Here is a quick sample of some of my most recent updates. Take a look at all of my newly-updated Twitter stat posts and, as always, be sure to check back often for new updates.