Competitive Intelligence

Competitive intelligence is the action of defining, gathering, analyzing, and distributing intelligence about products, customers, competitors, and any aspect of the environment needed to support executives and managers making strategic decisions for an organization.Competitive intelligence essentially means understanding and learning what's happening in the world outside your business so you can be as competitive as possible. It means learning as much as possible—as soon as possible—about your industry in general, your competitors, or even your county's particular zoning rules. In short, it empowers you to anticipate and face challenges head on.
Posts about Competitive Intelligence
  • Why Social Insights Aren’t Enough

    …–was born. Social insights that do matter The success of Altitude’s approach doesn’t mean social insights aren’t still important. Sentiment, for starters, is always relevant. But there are other social insights that cannot be ignored, although they often are. Competitive intelligence tops that list. Why? Because there’s a misconception about what…

    Mary C. Long/ AllFacebook- 10 readers -
  • 5 Reasons Why Your Business Needs Negative Reviews

    … subscriptions because we feel it’s the best way for us to deliver our service to our customers, but we’ve refunded your account and hope you try us again at a later point,” you can show prospective customers how and why your product or service works the way it does. 5. They give you a competitive edge with insights for improvement. Large corporations…

    Street Fight- 19 readers -
  • 6 Tools for Tracking Business Competitors

    … they’ve boosted. Pricing for Socialbakers starts at $120 per month for a basic account. 2. Perch: Discreetly track the reviews being posted about nearby businesses. Designed for local businesses, Perch gives merchants access to the reviews, social posts, and promotions their competitors are posting. Merchants can create “watchlists” of nearby…

    Stephanie Miles/ Street Fight- 11 readers -
  • Kickass New Competitive Intelligence Tool For Free

    … If you haven’t had a chance to check out Follow.net, as an online marketer, you really should. Follow is a free competitive intelligence tool from Tracking202 Mastermind (and personal acquaintance) Wes Mahler. I’ve had the opportunity to meet and speak with Wes and multiple Industry events and trade-shows. Awesome guy, and awesome software…

    IMGRINDin Mobile- 12 readers -
  • The Ultimate Competitive Analysis Template To Help You Outsmart The Competition

    … the location of their head office, approximate staff size, main value proposition, recent acquisitions or acquihires, names of key staff members, and so on. The main piece of competitive intelligence you should have in this section is a description of the company’s business in relation to your own. Competitive advantage Why would customers prefer…

    Hootsuite- 37 readers -
  • How to Conduct a Content Audit to Beat Your Competition

    … with this quick n’ dirty competitive content audit that evaluates two primary factors: What content the competitor has published How well their content is doing By evaluating these factors, you can get a much stronger understanding of the kind of content dominates your market. Step 1: Evaluate the Competition To begin a competitive content audit…

    Relevancein Social SEO Content How To's- 14 readers -
  • How to Get a Bigger Content Budget in 2015

    This article was written by Celine Roque and Natalie Burg. If there’s a universal New Year’s resolution for marketers, it seems to be securing a bigger budget for content. Contently’s recent survey of 600 marketers showed that with more resources, marketers believe that they can deliver two to five times more brand lift or ROI. This isn’t just wishful thinking.

    Celine Roque/ The Content Strategist- 27 readers -
  • How to Use SEMrush for Affiliate Marketing

    … that SEMrush isn’t usually high on most lists. I think that’s a mistake. Using the reports in SEMrush, an affiliate marketer can find a treasure trove of useful information that can help he or she not only identify new opportunities, but also perform competitive intelligence to see what other people are doing within the space. A tool like SEMrush can…

    Geno Prussakovin Affiliate Display How To's- 19 readers -
  • Survey Reveals the Struggles and Successes of Online Businesses

    … and Google. Other common research tools used include social trend tools (6 percent), trending topics tools (5 percent), and competitive intelligence tools (2 percent). Content is still relevant. In fact, when asked “What’s the main purpose of your website?” 45 percent of respondents reported that their aim is to build authority through published…

    Laura Monroe/ Dex Media- 9 readers -
  • Need Help Pitching Programmatic Buying to Reluctant Clients?

    …. Additionally, use a competitive intelligence tool to find out where your clients' competitors are running their ads and which sites are most successful for them. By doing so, you can persuade them to increase their bid for these sites so that their ad can be displayed ahead of their competitor and they can stay on top of their game. QA your geo…

    MarketingProfs- 9 readers -
  • 5 Must Try Social Media Analytics Tools

    … analysis, and competitive intelligence. 66% of the respondents say that the most valuable insights from social media analytics tools are those that are used to help assess the degree of engagement. A large number also use social media analytics tools for customer care (36%), product launches (32%), and influence ranking (27%). The long and short…

    Caitlynn Cush/ Scoopin Social- 48 readers -
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