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- 18 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- 31 readers -
  • 6 Tools for Tracking Business Competitors

    …, merchants who are interested in tracking their competitors can let technology do some of the work. Competitive analysis tools allow local business owners to understand what neighboring merchants are doing through their digital marketing and on social media to get people through the door. Merchants can then use this information to formulate…

    Stephanie Miles/ Street Fight- 17 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- 14 readers -
  • The Ultimate Competitive Analysis Template To Help You Outsmart The Competition

    … a competitive analysis template, a tool to help you capture the state of your industry on social media. If you get into the habit of filling out a competitive analysis template such as the one below, your business can be the first to figure out gaps in your competition’s strategy and adjust your own to take advantage of new opportunities for expansion…

    Hootsuite- 61 readers -
  • How to Conduct a Content Audit to Beat Your Competition

    … theirs?” This competitive content audit will show you how. What Goes Into a Competitive Content Audit? Know thy enemy. This is the underlying basis for a competitive content audit. You must take stock of the content your competition is using, how they’re using it and why it’s making such an impact with their target audience. More importantly, it can give you valuable…

    Relevancein Social SEO Content How To's- 20 readers -
  • Crushing It With Competitive Intelligence Analysis: Best Metrics, Reports

    Half-way through this post, you'll seriously wonder why you've spent so much time obsessing with Adobe/Google Analytics/Chartbeat or other web analytics tool. When you are done reading the post, you'll be super mad that your marketing strategy is not more influenced by your competitor's data! Such is the power of being able to proactively identify which of your competitor's st ...

    Avinash Kaushik/ Occam's Razor- 64 readers -
  • How to Get a Bigger Content Budget in 2015

    … wishful thinking. Research from the Content Marketing Institute suggests the most effective marketers are the ones with the most resources. The most effective B2C marketers allocate 29 percent of their marketing budget on content, while the least effective allocate only 17 percent. In B2B, the difference is more drastic, with the most effective…

    Celine Roque/ The Content Strategistin Content How To's- 39 readers -
  • How to Use SEMrush for Affiliate Marketing

    … As I was preparing for my twelfth Affiliate Summit speaking appearance, looking into the various tools that affiliate managers may use to streamline their daily activities, I took a dive into SEMrush. Some of the things I discovered pleasantly surprised me by their applicability to various affiliate marketing contexts. However, I was able…

    Geno Prussakovin Affiliate Display How To's- 31 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- 14 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- 16 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- 52 readers -
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