How Call Tracking is Changing Marketing

Why Call Tracking is Necessary Though more and more sales are occurring online, an AdInsight study predicted that more than half of conversions still occur offline—over the phone or through retail outlets. It would make our job as marketers easy if everyone felt completely comfortable making their purchases online. However, there are still plenty of [...]

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SEM Investigation: How Does Seasonality Affect Paid Search?

  Paid search managers regularly monitor campaigns to analyze and evaluate trends, changes in performance or the effect of recently implemented optimization strategies. But sometimes it can difficult to pinpoint the exact reason for a change in campaign performance, as was the case when Evidence-based marketing investigated a recent decrease in PPC performance. Conversions Analysis [...]

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The 12 Best Evidence-Based Marketing Tools

Expensive wines taste better. That was the conclusion drawn by Freakonomics authors Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner after reviewing a series of studies that asked wine drinkers to rate wines when presented with price points that were intentionally misleading. While that makes for an interesting study in sociology, it’s not quite enough information [...]

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Infographic: A 30 Second Guide to Call Tracking

Call tracking allows you to track campaign successes by associating a unique phone number with a specific marketing channel – anything from a flyer for an upcoming conference to an organic search query used to arrive to your site. Many PPC campaigns, for example, have granular insight into form submissions generated by their campaign but [...]

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3 Reasons Why Bing Delivers Better PPC Results Than Google AdWords

In our last blog post, we revealed that DemandResults has reaped 54.5% lower cost-per-conversion ratios in Microsoft AdCenter than Google AdWords in our head-to-head tests. To recap, our tests were across a handful of clients in the legal and healthcare industries on a cumulative spend of about $500,000. While we’re confident in our data analysis, [...]

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Bing Search PPC Conversion Cost 54.5% Lower Than Google AdWords

Looking for an SEM game changer? If you haven’t yet tested Bing PPC ads, it might be worth looking into. The network seems to have just the right mix of competition levels, demographics and market share to provide significant savings in the verticals we tested. In late 2009, DemandResults began using Bing for legal industry [...]

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How Social Search is Predicting the Future of the Box Office

For years, search marketers have been utilizing search data trends to make predictions that help calculate the probability that certain marketing messages might connect with audiences. As one small example, you have no doubt noticed an increase in Fortune 500 companies using the term “Cloud Computing” as of late. Although this term is still somewhat [...]

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B2Bs To Increase Social Media Spend

Reports on increased B2C spending in social media are nothing new, but according to a report compiled by Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and American Marketing Association, social media spend by B2B services are on the rise. Planned social media spend on B2B services in the next 12 months jumped to 11% in 2010, [...]

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Salesforce Cites SEO for Salesforce App in Best Practice Whitepaper

So many keywords, so little time. Which keywords should you focus on during your next SEO campaign? Back in November, just before the Dreamforce conference, DemandResults launched our answer to that fundamental question – SEO for Salesforce, a highly configurable Salesforce.com app that enables companies to track which organic keywords convert to leads, opportunities and [...]

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Top Search Marketing Stories for 2010

There were arguably more significant changes for search marketers during 2009 than in any previous year. However, most of these stories aren’t over yet.  Staying abreast of all these issues will be essential to being competitive in the coming year. Bing– Just when Apple’s brilliant and searing marketing schemes had convinced the world that there [...]

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