European survey finds 70 percent of Android owners want pre-installed apps

According to a new European consumer survey from the Application Developers Alliance, 70 percent of respondents would prefer to buy an Android device with basic apps pre-installed. This finding, as well as others in the report, appears to support Google’s argument to the European Commission that its pre-installed suite of apps benefits consumers and is…

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Thirteen things marketers want to know about expanded text ads, direct from Google

Expanded text ads (ETAs) are a big deal. At least a dozen articles on this fine site can attest to that fact (including one that I wrote myself). Spread out across all of the articles and discussions online, I’ve read more than a bit of speculation. So, I decided to get together with the product…

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How to Predictably Fill Your Funnel Using Account-Based Marketing

Scoping out your ideal customers ahead of time and personalizing your outreach is at the core of an account-based marketing approach. Image via Shutterstock. Just put the finishing touches on a new cold email campaign? 2009 called and wants its tactic back. People are getting more emails than ever before. Even despite the increase in deliverability…

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Ready for Black Friday 2016? 3 critical e-commerce SEO configurations that help you avoid common issues

With the most important season for online retailers coming, it’s critical to make sure that your online store is optimized so you’re ready to make the most out of it. Last year, online shoppers spent $4.45 billion on Black Friday and Thanksgiving Day alone. And according to Custora’s E-Commerce Pulse, in September of this year, 22 percent of e-commerce orders…

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15 Incredible Facebook Ad Tools We Love

November 17, 2016 Who doesn’t love a good marketing tool? Utilizing tools can: Save you time Provide quick insights Improve campaign performance Automate repetitive tasks While we haven’t found the ultimate Facebook advertising tool that meets all of our needs and desires, we do have a solid list of tools that we keep handy. This…

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15 Ways Marketers Use Overlays to Get More Conversions

Let me paint an ugly picture for you. The end of the month is approaching. In one week, you have to report to your boss about marketing metrics… and you’re not even halfway to your targets. Maybe you call an emergency brainstorm meeting with your team: Maybe you pump more money into your PPC campaigns.…

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ID graphs: The path to identity resolution

Among consistently hot marketing subjects like mobile and social, or buzzed-about trends like artificial intelligence and marketing automation, identity is emerging as a key marketing topic. Recognizing customers across devices and stitching that information together into a single view has never been more relevant. A Forrester report claims identity is the “next competitive battleground,” yet…

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How user-generated content and customer feedback can strengthen your value proposition

Ever since my team attended Content Marketing World this fall, I’ve been thinking about the benefits of user-generated content (UGC). It was a hot topic during the conference that left me, and many others, thinking about how — in an age where buyers don’t trust our corporate messaging — B2B marketers can get even more…

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How to maximize your AdSense earnings with Amazon CPM ads

If you use AdSense on your blog or website, I’m sure you have looked into other AdSense alternatives to increase your revenue. And in most cases, there are two other alternatives: High quality CPM ad networks such as Conversant Media (formerly ValueClick), Exponential (formerly Tribal Fusion), Technorati, Adtegrity, Advertising.com and more Other creative ad units…

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70% of consumers will leave a review for a business when asked

A business’s online reputation is more important than ever. In fact, a company’s online reputation is fast becoming one of their most valuable assets — if managed properly. Why? In a world where online reviews show up virtually every time a person searches for a local business, potential customers can’t help but be confronted with reviews…

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