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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Check Out Our New SEO for Salesforce Video

At long last, the new marketing video for the upcoming release of SEO for Salesforce 2.0 is available.    SEO for Salesforce is an SEO automation app that enables marketers to improve SEO performance with revenue-based strategies. SEO for Salesforce is the first SEO app that works seamlessly within the Salesforce.com CRM, where many companies [...]

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How Evidence-Based Marketing Could Change Ad Culture

Who needs online product testing? Candy bar company Mars, for one. The company just rolled a marketing campaign for Fling, a chocolate bar aimed squarely at women. But a lot has changed in the 20 years since Mars last introduced a new product, including the ability to conduct small, focused tests on highly specific online [...]

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Facebook Developers Go Legit in New App Directory

By now, social media users that once tweeted “Facebook or Twitter?” have come to realize that the two services couldn’t be more different. While Twitter is essentially a very powerful but extremely simple broadcast/radar station, Facebook has quickly grown from the Web’s most compelling friend and contact management solution to a bonafide entertainnment and lifestyle destination. [...]

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As Search Queries Get Longer, Search Ad Coverage Gets Smaller

According to comScore data, there is conclusive evidence that American search queries are getting longer. And as searchers use more words in order create more accurate search results, the net ad coverage over search results – defined as the percentage of search engine results pages for which there are paid ads – is actually shrinking significantly. This is happening [...]

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What Facebook’s Revamped Lexicon Tool Means for Social Media Marketers

Facebook rolled out a sneak peek of the mouth-watering new version of Lexicon this week. Although the demo is currently limited to a handful of pre-selected terms (“swine flu,” “basketball,” “Biden”), the level of marketing insight is unprecedented among existing social media tools. This tool confirms Facebook’s commitment to make the network highly effective for evidence-based [...]

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New Guidelines for Measuring Social Media Marketing

Evidence-based marketers are hardly alone in wanting to measure the success of campaigns within social media services like Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn and Twitter. But in order to have a successful conversation about tracking results, we need a good set of guidelines and eventually, a common vernacular. This week theInternet Advertising Bureau (IAB) published their two cents on [...]

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Cracking the Lexicon of B2B Search Optimization

Unless your products have nearly universal name brand recognition in the business-to-business space (think Microsoft Office), chances are your search campaign will be infinitely more difficult to create, execute and optimize than 90% of all business-to-consumer (B2C) efforts. Evidence based marketers can help you overcome these challenges regardless of how new your product is or how small [...]

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