Google Bid-Per-Call Announcement Validates Call Metrics

As evidence-based marketers, we strive for complete visibility. Though clicks can be an excellent way to prove the impact of marketing engagements, they are not without their limitations. For many B2B and B2C companies, a sizable percentage of conversions occur offline, via the telephone. Though we have used call tracking solutions with several of our [...]

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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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How Evidence-Oriented Consumers Have Reshaped the Buying Cycle

As evidence-based marketers, we are constantly testing the most profitable ways to engage consumers. But consumers themselves are becoming more educated and demanding more evidence before making each purchase. The rise of evidence-oriented consumers has reshaped the buying cycle and increased the importance of quality content, social media optimization and marketing technology. In Jim Leckinski’s [...]

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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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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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Facebook Ad Conversion Tracking Announced

Facebook is finally testing a conversion tracking tool that will make it easier for advertisers to track the number of fans, impressions and clicks gained as a result of an ad campaign. Similar to Google AdWords and other PPC programs, Facebook conversion tracking will work via a Javascript snippet that will be placed into the [...]

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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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DemandResults, Appirio Featured at Dreamforce

he cloud computing revolution proved to be mightier than the poor economy once again this year, as the DemandResults team joined a record 19,000 Dreamforce attendees in San Francisco. The scale and production quality of the event was once again taken up a notch, with sessions sprawling to new areas of Moscone Center and overflowing [...]

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Will Google’s Personalized Search Results be Bad for Startups?

Ever have the feeling you’re being followed? You aren’t imagining things. Google is keeping a record of your online search history, and as a result, you’ll likely never experience Google in the same way as anyone else again. In 2007, Google began experimenting with personalized search results – serving up a unique set of Web [...]

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