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Pinterest: The Gentler, Kinder Side of Consumer-Generated Endorsements

April 20, 2014 by Chris Campbell

Pinterest and Consumer Endorsements

When it comes to something as complex as understanding the general sentiment of consumers, almost every industry has come to rely on a combination of surveys, social media, consumer reviews, and academic research on purchasing behavior.[read more]

Why Has Twitter Launched Facebook-Like Mobile App?

April 20, 2014 by Prasant Naidu

Twitter and Advertising

Hoping to win the confidence of the advertising business, which is typically inclined towards advertising through Facebook, it was said that Twitter is to debut fifteen types of new ad products and improved ways to target users in the upcoming six months.[read more]

Why Television Without Pity is Still on the Internet

April 19, 2014 by Sharmin Kent

Television Without Pity Content

Online TV fandom came together to mourn when it was announced that NBCUniversal would be shutting down its recap site TelevisionWithoutPity.com on April 4th. Founded in the late 1990s and bought by Bravo in 2007, TWoP helped shape the way audiences watch and discuss TV.[read more]

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Why Google's Point of View(s) Is Changing + SM ROI

April 18, 2014 by Randy Milanovic
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Google impressions.

Google recently made a change to the way it displays metrics. If you look closely enough, you'll find that for many people, the "+1's" on your Google Plus profiles have been replaced by a view counter. Focus on social engagement rather than empty statistics. The numbers might not be displayed upfront on Google+, but that doesn't mean their importance has changed.[read more]

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5 Tips on How to Generate Sales Leads Through Social Media

April 18, 2014 by Lewis Robinson

Generate sales leads wtih social media.

If you want to find new potential customers, you need to go to where the people are. And, fortunately or unfortunately—depending on how up-to-speed on current trends your company is—all of the people seem to be on social media sites. Hey, the statistics don’t lie: Facebook users spend on average 6.35 hours a month on the site via desktop computers.[read more]

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Social Startups: PopNod Connects Your Spring Shopping with a Cause

April 16, 2014 by Shay Moser

Social Startups column.

The crowdfunding startup PopNod puts all the spring shopping and charitable giving eggs into one basket. It gives access to nearly 300 popular stores online, including big brands like Nordstrom and Best Buy as well as small boutiques. Then it gives you a chance to turn cash back savings (typically from 1 to 10 percent) into donations to 100 charitable organizations.[read more]

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3 Talking Points for Facebook’s E-Money Endeavor

April 16, 2014 by Rob Sutter
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Facebook’s E-Money endeavor.

Like most people, I like making purchases over the Internet. When talking about the methods to do so, PayPal has to be amongst the most notable. It is so notable, in fact, that it seems like Facebook is inching closer to taking a piece of the figurative pie.[read more]

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What Do You Call Yourself? Changing Job Titles in Social Media

April 14, 2014 by Andrew Hutchinson

Social media job titles.

As social media has permeated throughout the business community, it’s necessitated an increase in social media focussed positions and roles. But with companies still learning to grow with these new platforms, industry standard job titles have not yet been fully established, leaving many unsure of what exactly they call themselves in the new frontier.[read more]

8 Ways to Get More Pinterest Followers

April 14, 2014 by Pam Dyer

Pinterest followers.

Despite being much smaller than Facebook or Twitter at 25 million users, Pinterest accounts for more than 23% of all social media-driven sales. More than 47% of online consumers in the U.S. have made a purchase based on Pinterest recommendations, and the average order placed by users of the platform is $179.[read more]

Retailers Love Millennial Women [INFOGRAPHIC]

April 14, 2014 by Vibhushan Waghmare

Millennial women and shopping

With an estimated purchasing power of $2.45 trillion worldwide by 2015, it’s no surprise that the millennial generation has become the most sought-after target segment for Internet retailers. But retailers are particularly interested in millennial women, who bring in the highest volume of referral traffic to their e-commerce stores.[read more]

Providing a #Winning Experience for the Digital Customer

April 14, 2014 by Bobbi Dangerfield

Digital Consumer Experience

Michael Dell said it best: “We’re a company with big ears” – a good thing considering there are more than 25,000 online conversations about Dell each day in English. While that number can be overwhelming, it underscores the wonderful opportunity social media offers for companies to listen.[read more]

The 10-60-30 Rule of Social Selling

April 12, 2014 by Mic Adam

Social Selling

If Social Selling is all about Connecting, Listening and Content Sharing, then getting started on Social Media can be a daunting task. Have you ever wondered which tools you could/should be using? And more importantly, how much time you need to spend on it? Here is my take on it.[read more]

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Search Query Analysis to Increase eCommerce Website Conversions

April 9, 2014 by Jason Hawkins

eCommerce SEO campaigns / shutterstock

One aspect of internet marketing that is just as important as SEO is data driven search query analysis for eCommerce SEO campaigns. Chances are if you know a thing or two about SEO or PPC, you should be getting some targeted traffic. To truly succeed online, you must focus your efforts on converting this traffic into sales.[read more]

Locally Grown SEO Just Tastes Better

April 7, 2014 by Meghan Hunt

Local SEO

If you're running a small business, then one of your most important assets is a smart SEO strategy. In fact, nearly 60% of B2B businesses say SEO has the biggest impact on lead generation, which means customers. Local businesses work within a very competitive space with pretty tight margins.[read more]

Boosting Your Click-Through Rate: Standing Out in Google Search

April 5, 2014 by Michael Bird

Google and Click-Through Rates

Everyone from businesses to bloggers are scrambling left and right to find out the best ways to push their site to the top of Google’s Search Engine Results Page (SERP). Why? Because Internet users usually only check out the first few pages of results.[read more]

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Socially Stephanie: Google Plus and Twitter for Local Businesses

April 4, 2014 by Stephanie Frasco
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Socially Stephanie to the rescue!

"Dear Socially Stephanie: I run a local services business. Think plumbing, cleaning, the type of business that would be featured on Dirty Jobs. I am having a hard time coming to terms with the idea that social media can actually help my business. It's not sexy. It's not exciting. Why would people want to receive posts about what we do?"[read more]

How eCommerce, Augmented and Virtual Reality Will Redefine the Retail Experience

April 4, 2014 by Chris Horton

eCommerce transformed

eCommerce; Augmented Reality (AR); Virtual Reality (VR): Three rapidly evolving digital technologies that have long held the theoretical promise of delivering more convenient, enhanced and immersive shopping experiences to consumers. However, speculative theory is fast turning into tangible reality.[read more]

Overcoming the Top 5 Challenges of Creating a Lead Nurturing Campaign

April 4, 2014 by Emily Bailey

Lead nurturing campaigns.

A marketing team that doesn’t invest time in a proper lead nurturing campaign could be missing out on a major sales opportunity. Lead nurturing through marketing automation allows you to deliver the right message at the right time to your prospects in order to accelerate their movement through the sales funnel.[read more]

Make the Most of Twitter: 4 Questions to Ask Before You Tweet

April 3, 2014 by Kimbe MacMaster
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Question you should ask before you tweet.

Every single tweet is an opportunity; an opportunity to build a brand, to start a relationship, to close a deal. So maybe it's time we slow down the content pumping machine and evaluate whether we're really producing the most valuable content on Twitter.[read more]

How I Met Your Prospect on LinkedIn

April 2, 2014 by Koka Sexton

How I Met Your...Prospect

The series finale of How I Met Your Mother (HIMYM) aired this week after nine successful seasons. You can channel your inner Ted Mosby during the selling process – utilizing LinkedIn to set the stage for yourself and your prospects. Storytelling as a sales strategy can manifest itself with these three practices.[read more]

 
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