BLOG ARCHIVE: ALL POSTS FOR June 2013

Facebook Advertising Survey: Ads Might Be Losing Impact With Users

Facebook Advertising Survey: Ads Might Be Losing Impact With Users

Social media giant Facebook is changing up its advertising options a bit, with fewer different types of ads but more stats and similar offerings for businesses. It’s been a popular place for businesses to advertise for years, but have opinions about the ads on Facebook changed at all? What do users think about the ad offerings?

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Wi-Fi Survey: Most Users Satisfied With Current Speed, But There’s Room to Improve

Wi-Fi Survey: Most Users Satisfied With Current Speed, But There’s Room to Improve

A faster version of Wi-Fi was approved by the Wi-Fi Alliance earlier this week, and more devices that work with this faster version are expected to be available shortly. Wi-Fi is already a very popular way for Americans to connect to the internet. How many users are happy with the current speed of their Wi-Fi? And how many use it regularly?

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Online Privacy Survey: Concerns Haven’t Increased Much Over Last Few Months

Online Privacy Survey: Concerns Haven’t Increased Much Over Last Few Months

Privacy has been a hot topic of discussion in the US for several months now, particularly online privacy. Aside from concerns about government agencies and their access to online information, Facebook recently admitted to a privacy breach as well. How much have these privacy concerns changed over the last few months? And how many people expect that their online information should remain private?

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Twinkies Survey: Majority Looking Forward to Return of Hostess Foods

Twinkies Survey: Majority Looking Forward to Return of Hostess Foods

After leaving the shelves because of Hostess’s bankruptcy, Twinkies are finally going to be available for purchase again later this summer. How many Americans plan to take advantage of the snack’s comeback? And are there other Hostess foods that people have missed?

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Instagram Video Survey: Most Current Users Interested in Video Feature

Instagram Video Survey: Most Current Users Interested in Video Feature

Mobile photo sharing app Instagram just unveiled a new video sharing feature. Now the Facebook owned app is in direct competition with Twitter’s Vine, which has only been out for a less than a year. Will people be interested in sharing videos on Instagram?

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Housing Recovery Survey: About Half Think US Housing Market is Recovering

Housing Recovery Survey: About Half Think US Housing Market is Recovering

The National Association of Home Builders is showing increased confidence in the US housing market recovery, according to a new study. The housing market has been struggling steadily for years, but could a recovery finally be on the horizon? Have Americans noticed changes in their local housing markets? And how many plan to buy homes within the next few years?

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Microsoft Office Survey: Not Many Mobile Users Interested in New Apps

Microsoft Office Survey: Not Many Mobile Users Interested in New Apps

Microsoft Office is finally coming to the iPhone. People have become increasingly reliant on their smartphones and other mobile devices for work and professional reasons in recent years. So it makes sense that one of the most popular software suites for this purpose would come out with more mobile options. How many users might be interested in mobile Microsoft Office?

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3D TV Survey: More Than Half Not Interested in Ever Owning 3D TVs

3D TV Survey: More Than Half Not Interested in Ever Owning 3D TVs

Several years ago, many tech experts thought that 3D TV would be the next big thing. But so far, it hasn’t caught on much with the American public. Are people interested in owning 3D TVs for their homes? Or is the technology just not relevant to their interests?

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Shopping Habits Survey: Certain Aspects Vary By Location

Shopping Habits Survey: Certain Aspects Vary By Location

Some recent studies have shown that geography may have an impact on people’s shopping habits. Consumers in different countries around the worlds have shown varying degrees of interest in things like coupons, bargain shopping, shopping as a social activity, and online shopping. How might geography impact shopping habits with consumers within the US?

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Hashtags Survey: Most Social Media Users Never Search Hashtags

Hashtags Survey: Most Social Media Users Never Search Hashtags

Facebook is getting hashtags. These brief searchable terms have been used for years on other social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram, but Facebook has never enabled users to perform clickable searches with hashtags until now. How many social media users already take advantage of hashtags? And how many plan to do so on Facebook?

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Grocery Delivery Survey: Few Have Taken Advantage of Delivery Services

Grocery Delivery Survey: Few Have Taken Advantage of Delivery Services

Amazon is debuting its grocery delivery service in Los Angeles this week. These types of services haven’t taken off quite as well as some experts thought they would years ago. But there may still be some potential for grocery delivery as Amazon plans to launch the service in even more cities over the coming years. What do Americans think about the possibility of grocery delivery? And how many have already used similar services?

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iOS 7 Survey: iPhone Owners More Satisfied Than Other Smartphone Owners

iOS 7 Survey: iPhone Owners More Satisfied Than Other Smartphone Owners

Apple just unveiled some new features in its latest operating system, iOS 7. Those using iPhones and other Apple mobile devices can have access to a whole new design, photo options, and a new music streaming service. It’s already one of the most popular mobile options, but could these new features lead to any new customers for Apple?

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Google Survey: Nearly All US Consumers Use Google Products

Google Survey: Nearly All US Consumers Use Google Products

It’s no secret that Google is a huge and successful company. With the most popular search engine, a whole array of other web and mobile products and services, and even a new movie (The Internship) that completely revolves around it, you could say that Google is about as dominant as a company can be. What do consumers generally think about Google as a company? And how many use its products on a regular basis?

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Mobile Privacy Survey: Not Many Take Steps to Protect Mobile Privacy

Mobile Privacy Survey: Not Many Take Steps to Protect Mobile Privacy

Privacy has long been a major concern for Americans. And with the rising popularity of smartphones and similar mobile devices, mobile privacy is steadily turning into an important issue. There are even mobile apps dedicated to protecting user privacy. How many mobile consumers are really worried about their mobile privacy? And how many have taken steps to protect it?

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Shoppable Windows Survey: Most Shoppers Happy With In-Store Variety

Shoppable Windows Survey: Most Shoppers Happy With In-Store Variety

Online retailer eBay is launching some “shoppable windows” around New York City. These windows would be large screens located in popular shopping areas where people could go through a large variety of items for sale that they can have delivered by courier within an hour. With the prevalence of online shopping, some consumers have become accustomed to having more of a variety than what can be found in brick-and-mortar stores. What do people think about the idea of shoppable windows?

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Whole Foods Survey: New Stores Could Lead to Many New Customers

Whole Foods Survey: New Stores Could Lead to Many New Customers

Health food store Whole Foods is opening some new stores in Detroit, New Orleans, and Chicago that will feature lower prices and some different food options. Will this repositioning impact people’s opinions of the brand? Or will it entice more people to shop there?

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Web Browsers Survey: Chrome and Firefox Gaining Users from Internet Explorer

Web Browsers Survey: Chrome and Firefox Gaining Users from Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer recently released a new update, and some studies have shown that the browser has retaken some of its former market share. Though some other web browsers have gained users in recent years, Internet Explorer remains relatively popular. Which browsers are currently the most popular with their users?

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Email Updates Survey: Very Few Read All Email Updates From Brands

Email Updates Survey: Very Few Read All Email Updates From Brands

Gmail recently announced a new feature that can automatically sort certain emails from brands, newsletters, and similar lists. Many Americans receive such emails on a daily basis, so a feature that separates them from emails that were sent by individuals could prove to be useful. How many have shown interest in such a feature?

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Student Loans Survey: Most Think Government Should Try to Ease Debt Burden

Student Loans Survey: Most Think Government Should Try to Ease Debt Burden

Interest rates on federally subsidized student loans are at risk of doubling within the next month. Recently, some have argued that the government should take some action to lessen the burden of student loans for Americans seeking higher education. How many people might this potential increase or government action impact? And do they think the government should take action on student loans?

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New: reject open-ended responses

New: reject open-ended responses

Open-ended questions are a great way to collect qualitative feedback, gathering respondents’ opinions in their own words. Unfortunately, every once in a while a respondent’s words will be nonsense to you. AYTM to the rescue!

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