3 Easy Ways to Optimize Your Calls-to-Action

As marketers, our job in a nutshell is to inspire people to take action. Even if this desired action is to sign up for a webinar, I often imagine that I’m marketing a skydiving excursion, which is to say, that I’m asking people to spend money to jump out of an airplane. After all, at [...]

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iPad Site Optimization Is Sexy, But the Money Points to Mobile Phones

Over the past year, web publishers across nearly all industries have been noticing visits from iPad ratchet up significantly. This is especially true if you’re in tech, fashion or another business that attracts an upmarket clientele. With good reason, you’ve been thinking about how to create an awesome experience for your iPad visitors. But according [...]

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Dan Kaplan On Metrics, Marketing Automation and Twilio’s Meteoric Rise [Interview]

Twilio, a  cloud communications company based in San Francisco, is reinventing telecom by merging the worlds of cloud computing, web services and telecommunications. Twilio hosts a telephony infrastructure web service that allows web developers to integrate phone calls, text messages, and IP voice communications into their web, mobile, and traditional phone applications. DemandResults recently utilized [...]

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Infographic: A 30 Second Guide to Revenue-Based Marketing

For companies looking to measure how their marketing campaigns are impacting their bottom line, incorporating strategies that allow you to measure leads from a particular source or keyword is a must. If you could evaluate whether a Facebook campaign generated revenue, or pin-point which PPC landing page resulted in more sales, you could apply those [...]

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Infographic: B2B Lead Nurturing Guide

  Any good marketer wants to funnel their leads through the sales cycle as quickly as possible – the hard task is understanding the right amount of touches it takes. For a 60 day sales cycle, we’d start by nurturing a lead the following ways: Day 1: Introductory Phone Call Day 2: Follow Up Email [...]

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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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How to Optimize a Press Release for Search and Social Media

Press releases have been a key tool for public relations professionals as far back as turn of the 20th century, and the goals, methods and procedures for creating them have stayed relatively the same. A release will generally follow a standard format, starting with an interesting and informative headline, followed by more detailed paragraphs with [...]

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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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