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When Your Customers Become Your Contributors: Brand Journalism Meets TraditionalGoogle Is Changing the Close Variant Matching Option in AdWordsBefore You Invest in Online Advertising, Do This!Native Advertising: The New New Thing or a Race to the Bottom? [VIDEO]
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Data and Creativity at the Social Shake Up: Defining Your Data-Driven Social CampaignTalking Strategy and Data with Shannon Lee of Precision StrategiesNew IBM Study Reveals 3 Key Characteristics of the Most Successful CompaniesMinority Report: Confronting Privacy Issues in Big Data Gathering
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Social Change Agent Survey: Passion, Skill Set, and Persistence Lead to Career Growth#SocBizShakeUp: Sandy Carter at The Social Shake-UpThe Social Shake-Up: How CMOs Drive Innovation and Revenue GrowthOracle CEO Larry Ellison Takes New Role: What Does It Really Mean?
Study Shows SMBs in 5 UK Industries are Ready to Take on Social Media MarketingIs Your Small Business Doing Content Marketing Wrong?5 Free and Effective Social Media Tools Perfect for Small BusinessesWhat's on Our Bookshelves? Great Reads for Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs
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Recap from the First-Ever Employee Advocacy SummitFormer IBM Senior Advisors Launch Brands Rising to Build Employee Advocacy ProgramsPerformance and Risk Management Through Social Media TrainingEmployee Advocacy Summit: Advocate Stories from the Field
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Tracking the ROI of social media should be integral to every campaign, however only 10% of businesses are monitoring their results. For companies that rely on telephone conversions for the majority of their business it can seem especially difficult to effectively connect online and offline marketing. Here are three techniques that marketers can use to understand social media ROI and build more sophisticated campaigns.
The LinkedIn ecosystem is a very tempting target for B2B marketers. After all, you can target in ways you simply can't get away with in other advertisers. Someone's title, skills, location and company are all up for grabs. It should be like shooting fish in a barrel, but alas, like all magic bullets, this one still requires pinpoint marksmenship.
What most marketers are describing when they use the term "conversion" is actually a measureable form of success that helps a brand achieve its business goals, such as sales, subscriptions, website visits influenced by social media, and so forth. In truth, a conversion is an adoption of a belief, in which the natural response is a radical behavioral shift to actively pursue engaging others to convert to that belief.
As of the end of the year 2013, there are over 3.6 billion email accounts in existence, and most businesses will spend at least some of their time and resources sending various types of marketing messages to a group of subscribers within that pool.
Blogging can be an amazing experience. It can also be the most draining, tiring, frustrating, and demoralizing thing you will do as an online entrepreneur. The main reason for this is that it takes a really long time to see results from your efforts.
Welcome to this five-part series of articles on structuring your website for conversion. This series discusses a number of things to consider when designing your site, from product grouping, upselling and cross-selling, real-time communication to customer pain points.
Generating leads is one thing, but keeping those leads interested in what your site has to offer is another thing. Your content should be able to keep your visitor interested enough to make a sale. But even when they don’t purchase during their first visit, constantly updated and relevant content can keep them coming back for more information.
Even though we all intuitively know numbers don’t matter, it’s hard for clients and bosses to pay for something that takes time. They want to see lots of things happening – news releases written, Facebook fans increasing, videos being produced. Remember, you are the expert. You do this every, single day. You are talking to human beings.
Even the most brilliant SEO strategies will be for naught if the site itself fails to entice customers to actually buy. Slice and dice your site traffic analytics all you want. But at the end of the day, what rings the cash register is actionable solutions you can use to improve your customer experience.
While many businesses and industries are struggling to recover at least their initial investment, SEO is flourishing by leaps and bounds. It’s a boom time for the SEO industry as every day, many businesses are going online. Here are a few ways that an SEO firm can retain old customers and influence new customers.