• Despite What Marketers Market, Marketing is Hard Work

      Another agency in our neck of the woods went under this month. It had all the characteristics of a great agency – talented leadership, a world-class team of dedicated employees, a beautiful location downtown, and impeccable branding online with a premiere publication. They had proven internal processes that would target and attain traffic and drive that traffic to their clients.

      Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blog- 9 readers -
  • The one segment you probably aren’t (but should be) looking at

    …Reading Time: 4 minutes Let’s say you’re segmenting traffic to your website. You’re segmenting traffic because, in a digital world brimming over with messages, you want to make sure that the messaging on your site is Relevant to the right user at the right time. And segmentation allows for personalization. You believe that a more customized…

    WiderFunnel- 11 readers -
  • How to use purchase intent for more effective keyword search

    … If you think the lowly keyword is dead, think again. Good research can help a business position itself with the the right content to engage the audience at different points of the consumer purchase journey. Have you experienced one or more of these problems with your SEO and PPC ads? • Your pages are ranking well, even at number one…

    Motoko Hunt/ Search Engine Watch- 11 readers -
  • How to succeed at segmentation and personalization

    … their own names. It’s true. People love the sound of their own name. So, I’ve tried. And I’ll keep trying. In the meantime, please forgive me if I ask you to remind me of your name. Luckily, marketing personalization is much more reliable than my brain. And it can be powerful. Personalization, segmentation, and the broader concept of web…

    WiderFunnelin How To's- 9 readers -
  • The 15 Elements of a Highly Effective Website

    …: Relevance – research, write and design content to fully inform users rather than to try to play to search engines. Content Length – take the time to produce lengthy, complete articles on a topic rather than a collection of short articles. Media – utilize images and video on every article to better articulate the topic. Even the choice…

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blogin Social- 13 readers -
  • A-ha! Personalization goes beyond design

    …Our favorite ‘A-ha!’ moments from 2015 ‘A-ha!’ moments are what optimizers live for. These are the moments that make you jump up and down with excitement. ‘A-ha!’ moments are the insights that lead to more substantial revenue lift and profitable growth for your company. To kickstart the New Year, we wanted to share some of our favorite ‘A-ha…

    WiderFunnel- 14 readers -
  • Small changes, big LIFT

    … Facebook profiles to cue a single ad, which sends visitors to a landing page funnel that is directly correlated to this ad. The client already had the Facebook ‘Like’ button on their page, but it was given low prominence in the footer. To add social relevance, we moved the Facebook widget from bottom to top of the page. Taking the visitor journey…

    WiderFunnel- 13 readers -
  • Do A/B test results fade over time? Surprising results from three years of data.

    …Visiting the DMV is no one’s favorite chore. Just understanding how it works can be confusing, complicated and frustrating. aims to change that by providing information to simplify the DMV experience. More than 200 million site visitors a year look up information on how to register a car, get a driver’s license, learn more about speeding…

    WiderFunnel- 14 readers -
  • Why Personalization Matters in Financial Services Email Marketing

    …, the customized APR can be presented and styled to match the email design for a specific prospect. Personalization is one of many ways financial services marketers can use context and relevance to tap into the ROI potential of email. Want to learn more? Join us on November 19th 2015 at 1 PM for “Contextual Email Marketing for Financial Services…

    Movable Ink Blogin EMail- 11 readers -
  • Content Shock is here. Now what?

    … The appropriate use of influencers and “borrowing trust” The special role of branding in this environment The unexpected influence of site authority on social sharing How to find and nurture the “Alpha Audience” most likely to share your content Social proof and social signals that help get your content to move The new role for distribution…

    {grow}in Social Content- 14 readers -
  • Why You Should Take Advantage Of Facebook’s Multicultural Affinity Targeting

    … targeting these multicultural consumers as they are growing not only in number, but in influence as well. To help companies take advantage of this demographic shift, our team developed a comprehensive multicultural targeting solution to reach these affinity audiences where they spend a large amount of their time online: Facebook and Instagram. Facebook’s…

    Nanigans- 16 readers -
  • Adobe, Nielsen to Measure Online Video Reach, But What About Engagement?

    There is a modern myth that medieval Europeans believed the Earth was flat. Well, Adobe and Nielsen have just announced a collaboration that creates “the industry’s first comprehensive, cross-platform system for measuring online TV, video and other digital content across the web and apps.” As I read their press release, I thought to myself, “If the earth was flat, then these ...

    Greg Jarboe/ ReelSEO- 10 readers -
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