How can an upstart headphone manufacturer penetrate a crowded marketplace?
There's a big difference between a notebook and a laptop, especially when only one is a common word on your website. Such were issues that led Lenovo to overhaul its SEO.
The VP of local search solutions at Rio SEO predicts local search trends for 2013.
Here's how retail outlets spell nightmare: S-H-O-W-R-O-O-M-I-N-G.
In the world of search engine cliques, Google is queen bee wile Bing falls short as a wannabe.
FedEx reveals how it grew from having no SEO strategy to delivering first-class SEO integration
2tor's Jeff Herbst tells marketers how to recover from SEO knockouts and train for upcoming challenges.
B2B companies have a growing interest in social, but also have ongoing frustrations with how to gauge its impact, according to Webmarketing123's new "State of Digital Marketing 2012 Report."
Covario, a San Diego-based SEO and search marketing firm, today released its quarterly analysis report, which found that global search spending grew 17% during Q2 of 2012.
Search is about more than just keywords. This month, our expert columnists discuss strategies for staying relevant and searchable.
Despite the still-shaky economy, marketers continue to increase their investments in search engine marketing, according to several reports. Two of our Plug-ins experts this month provide their best advice on how to look at navigating the retargeting landscape. Our third expert provides best practices for maximizing search in holiday marketing campaigns in the e-commerce arena.
For years, South Cape Coins relied on traditional direct marketing to advertise its rare collection. A redesigned website includes a link to rare coin collectors' competition for consumers who "like" the South African coin dealer on Facebook, a video demonstration of the company's coin portfolio manager and a number of other interactive elements.
Brands need to gain the most from their sales and marketing investments, and now more than ever, proving return on investment is the minimum price of entry to unlocking budget. The most surefire way to gain valuable insight into what's working and why is through marketing analytics, the practice of measuring and managing marketing performance to drive maximum ROI.
Executives from Apple and Google met with Congress regarding the issue, indicating that the privacy versus marketing debate will only become more heated as smartphones gain in popularity.
In recent years the heavy emphasis on Web standards has enabled designers to develop more creative, engaging interface designs without compromising SEO goals.
Google began to roll out its latest social tool, +1, in late March in an effort to enable consumers to see what search results their friends and family members recommend. The company also signaled that it intends to incorporate social media information from networks such as Twitter to further influence +1 results.
Marketers' search programs must be laser focused but nimble to keep up with algorithm tweaks and social and mobile while not neglecting the essentials of SEO that can organically propel brands to the top.
Merkle, a customer relationship marketing agency, has acquired search marketing firm Impaqt. The acquisition, completed March 25, will allow Merkle to incorporate Impaqt's search marketing capabilities into its database and digital offerings.
Kaboodle, a Hearst Corp.-owned and operated social commerce website, has named Steven Chien CMO. The e-commerce retailer said March 9 it will also relaunch its website in June. Chien will replace Shari Gunn, who left the company in January to become VP of e-commerce at women's clothing retailer Wet Seal.
One of our 2010 quarterly hiring surveys included a question on how digital and direct marketing employers were leveraging the social networks to fill their open positions.
Digital music club eMusic will launch an integrated marketing campaign this fall with new AOR Sarkissian Mason, a digital creative agency. The company will try to differentiate itself from other music services with the effort.
Search certainly isn't what it used to be. After watching the search space for more than a decade, I've seen more signs of change in the last 12 months than I have in the previous nine years.
It's not that I'm looking for trouble. And the last thing I want is to get into it with marketing VPs throughout the direct marketing world. But day after day, I see creative on the web that I know does not perform well. Why would any company in its right mind not do its best to find and use killer creative?
Acquisition today is tougher than ever before, beyond simply building the perfect prospect list. With over 14 states now engaged in some form of do-not-mail legislation, smart b-to-b and consumer marketers are re-thinking the entire concept of engaging leads and acquiring new customers.More than a platform for the exchange of information, the most successful acquisition projects of 2010 will be those that call upon the aid of search engine optimization (SEO) strategies and homepage opt-ins, word of mouth, social networking and blogging tools and strategies.
Markco Media, a UK-based media and advertising company, will launch a paid search marketing campaign on November 19 to promote CouponCodes4U.com, the US counterpart to MyVoucherCodes.co.uk. Previously the site was only promoted through organic search engine marketing.
Covario, an analytics technology software firm, has launched new agency services based on technology, data and automation. The services will use Covario's analytics automation technology, organic search insight technology and a new SEO delivery team to create and deploy SEO strategies for clients.
Last month, TechCrunch published an anonymous post, "The time has come to regulate search engine marketing and SEO." The author made an appeal to the government to regulate both Google and the search engine marketing industry. Statements and accusations flew back and forth in the comments section of the post, as well as across the Web. Now that the dust has settled a bit, contributing editor Sara Holoubek reached out to a few industry leaders to separate fact from fiction, with the end goal of informing direct marketers how best to interpret the key points.
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What's in our mailbox this month: fitness postcards from Retro Fitness, American Woman Fitness Centers, Union's United Taekwondo Academy, and Bally Total Fitness. (We're totally pumped.)
Social data can improve a brand's bottom line and customer relationships. Just ask brands Infiniti and Diamond Nexus.
Here are three must-have data sets that every marketer should include in his or her email strategy.