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Dynamic pricing done automagically


Replace your pricing strategist with ! There’s the price you’d like, the price you want, the price you’d take, the price you need, and cost. And that price could vary by upwards of 50% or more. The lowest acceptable price. It’s real-time price bidding. Pricing. Wiser. All in real time, dynamically.

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Why Amazon is Killing it with Millennials (and Advertisers)


Does Amazon have the winning formula when it comes to connecting with millennials? While it may be impossible to perfect a selling strategy to such a diverse group of consumers, it seems that the major ecommerce brand, Amazon, is doing something right, and other brands would do well to take notice. Amazon is “Most Liked”. Looks like Amazon’s the cool kid. Uf-da, right?

Google and Amazon race to the bottom for tablet sales


Cover via Amazon. The pricing war initiated by Google and Amazon, regarding the low price at which tablets are sold, does not reflect their full costs. Inefficiency arises when a producer or a supplier of a factor input has market power–both Google and Amazon undoubtedly have that power. If competitors, such as Asus, Nook.

Amazon is Killing it with Millennials (and Advertisers)


Does Amazon have the winning formula when it comes to connecting with millennials? While it may be impossible to perfect a selling strategy to such a diverse group of consumers, it seems that the major ecommerce brand, Amazon, is doing something right, and other brands would do well to take notice. Amazon is “Most Liked”. Looks like Amazon’s the cool kid. Uf-da, right?

5 Steps to Launching Your First Product on Amazon


About 80 million people visit Amazon each month with (mostly) the intent to buy. Amazon gives you the platform to get your product(s) in front of these potential buyers who might not have heard of you. In this post I will walk you through creating an Amazon Seller Account as well as launching your first product. 1. Create your Amazon Seller Account. Which is best?

The 17 Best Keyword Research Tools for SEO and SEM


Google Review Count:  46,500. Pricing:  $70 to $550 per month. Showcase reviews:  Kissmetrics, RazorSocial (World), MarketingLand, StoreYa Blog, Express Writers, Robbie Richards. 2) Google Keyword Planner. Google Review Count:  29,800. Pricing:  free (but requires an active Google AdWords account). Google Review Count:  19,200. Pricing:  free.

2012: The Opportunity for the Few in the Year of More

Digital B2B Marketing

We cannot buy something without price checking it thoroughly. Amazon Marketplace and Google Shopping aren’t enough, we need to check deal sites, forums, EBay and anything else Google can turn up. Only research and purchase products online through Amazon. You can make these changes today, without any change in Amazon’s marketing.

The Seven Best File Sharing Tools


Different tools do vary though in terms of additional features, pricing, and storage capacity. As with all posts in this series, tools are shown with the number of results returned by Google on a search for reviews of that tool (not necessarily the actual number of reviews) and example showcase reviews. Google Review Count:  699,000. Google Review Count:  574,000.

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You can only win search by winning social


Google now judges your worthiness as an eCommerce site based on whether or not anyone cares about you and your product rather than whether your site is the most search-optimized. Google is Fighting a Robot Army and a Zombie Horde. Have you spent thousands of dollars on search engine optimization (SEO) consultants and you’re still not ranking on Google the way you’d like?

The dashboard has finally been perfected


never remember to check Google Analytics, Webmaster tools, my AdSense revenue, and even what’s coming in to my help desk inbox as it happens. Widgets and Google Gadgets? Then, I can stream social mentions, my inboxes, my site performance data, questions and queries happening on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+, help desk queries, and even project management stuff.

What's It Like Wearing Google Glass? A Glimpse Into the Future With Robert Scoble


Imagine an app where you can you look at something, say “Buy that,” and just like that, Amazon will get to work shipping it to you. Those things and more could be possible thanks to Google Glass, and they might not even be so far away, says tech pundit Robert Scoble. Moreover, Google Glass could actually change the nature of what marketing is. It just makes so much sense.”.

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You’re doing a terrible job with search and social


The initial conversation generally almost always reveals that the client feels victimized by Google. They’re looking for the easy solution (generally, buying more backlinks and optimizing tags and copy) but Google has evolved quite a lot in the recent past and things will never be the same again. Google hates abandoned content. You’ve a Chequered Past. And why?

3 Secrets To Having A Two-Way Conversation With Your Brand’s Customers Online

Buzz Marketing for Technology

What Google, Amazon and Facebook all have in common is that they’ve built their entire customer experience across all devices and all channels around customers’ trust and respect. While consumers may have been to your site before, they are not experts in every single product that your brand makes and what differentiates those products/prices from competitors.

I put my Sales money where my CRM mouth is


At first, I thought that would be Nutshell CRM but after a 20-day trial of both Base CRM , which I just stumbled upon doing a cursory Google search, and Nutshell, I chose to put my money down on Base. Well, Nutshell and Base were neck-and-neck: they both integrated perfectly into my Google Apps for Business and stalked me via email and calendar, which I demand. It never happened.

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Social Media Explained. Really.

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This unique perspective has earned rave reviews from thousands of executives and now I have turned this concept into a book, which I am proud to say is available on Amazon starting today:  Social Media Explained: Untangling the World’s Most Misunderstood Business Trend. Buy Social Media Explained now on Amazon. So I have this problem. There is no guilt trip or heavy sales pitch.

Machine Learning: Why the Most Effective Marketing Strategy is Invisible

It's All About Revenue

Machine learning technology continues to further integrate with consumers’ daily lives, with new offerings such as Apple’s personalized App Store or Amazon price optimization tools. Think about how Facebook, Netflix, Amazon and Google make smart inferences and recommendations for the consumer. The same goes for Netflix and Amazon.

Modern Consumer Behavior in an Omni-Channel World [Infographic]


Google, Amazon and the like have all made strides in these arenas, but outside of those technology behemoths, 2016 has been a relatively slow shopping year from the point of view of retailers. The pricing race to the bottom is cutting into the margins of most small and mid-sized retailers –– and it’s a bit unclear for most on who to back out of this situation. Ecommerce

Are your website searchers looking only for your brand names?


They say things like, “We think they are doing their early searches in Google before they have a brand preference, and later they come to us when they know what they want.” Now, if you are a small company that no one knows, it makes sense that people have to find you with Google or another search engine. When you want to find a book, you probably don’t search Google.

Your website sucks


Also, Flash- or Graphics-based websites are not indexable by Google (and, out of pity, Bing). Your site’s probably on an over-priced proprietary system that some web developer sold you for quite a lot of money. Even if a website is merely a formality, it surely means a lot to Google when it comes to reliability, reputation, organic search, and Google Authorship.

Is Marketing the new Sales?

It's All About Revenue

Both in private and business life, Google, Amazon, blogs, social networks and mobile completely changed our buying habits - which disrupts many legacy sales and marketing mechanisms. You probably all heard this in one way or the other: in our digital era, buyers are 2/3 through the decision process before they engage with the first sales person. But all that’s easy said.

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How Mobile Commerce Is Changing the Way We Shop


The push really is on for businesses to adopt mobile friendly websites, especially now that Google has announced the changes to its algorithm to penalize the unfriendly ones. Many use mobile devices to do a cursory price check while in brick-and-mortar stores. This is great news for all shoppers who search and buy from their phones and tablets. Who’s Shopping on Mobile Devices?

10 Customer Experiences You Need To Deliver Today

B2B Marketing Insider

You can claim victory by way of this competitive differentiation war by offering the lowest prices or providing a superior, surprising and spectacular customer experience! You may win the price battle, but that is only a short-term solution. Customer expectations of experience are set and improved by the best in class in an industry – Google, IKEA, Subway and many others.

Four Trends Elevating Marketing as the Key Business Engine


According to a report by CEB and Google , “Today’s business buyers do not contact suppliers directly until 57% of the purchase process is complete.”. In such a company (Amazon or Zappos, for example), marketing assumes the role of sales as well as traditional marketing. Many SAAS companies, especially those with low price points, have moved closer to a marketing-only model.

The Ultimate List of The Best WordPress eCommerce Plugins


” The plugins below provide various levels of functionality, customizability, price, popularity and other features. Price: Free. Price: Free. Price: Free. Price: Free. Price: Free. Price: Free. Price: Free. Price: Free. Price: Free. Price: Free. Price: Free (standard) or $39 (upgrade). Price: Free. Price: Free. The  plugin’s features will make shipping both physical and digital products easy, and you can experience the Amazon S3 integration for all of your digital products. Price: $21.

Omnichannel: A Fancy Word for Increasing Product Discoverability


An Adlucent study found that 47% of shoppers plan to start researching products on a search engine like Google or Bing, followed by Amazon with 31%, and 13% in stores. Bloomberg data released earlier this year reported similar findings: 44% of consumers start their product search on Amazon, with 34% doing so on search engines. The Rise of Omnichannel. This goes well beyond SEO.

The Marketing Power of Pokemon Go and Other New, Unsaturated Marketing Channels


Consulting an expert on a site like Clarity ensures you have a solid plan in place and head in the right direction. 4) Amazon Self Publishing. Amazon dominates the internet with over 244 million users in 2016. As we move forward, Amazon will prove to be more and more effective as a lead generation strategy for marketers. So what? Who cares about some mobile game? Be that guy!

Why Meaning Matters More than Noise

B2B Marketing Unplugged

Google, Facebook and Kindle are obvious examples, but so, too are the neighbourhood cafes which claim our Wednesday mornings, the bands we simply can’t go to the gym without and the political candidate who forces us to rethink a position. The usual suspects are trotted out as grand examples of meaningful brands, including Apple, Disney, Ikea and Amazon. Tell our story.

The Pros and Cons of Popular Ecommerce Payment Options


Google Wallet. With Google Wallet, consumers sign up through their Google+ accounts, enter payment information there—much like PayPal, really—and then never need to pull out the credit card again. Because Google keeps all the information, there really aren’t any security concerns on your part. It’s all up to Google to keep that information safe. BitCoin. Intuit.

Data Storytelling 101: Helpful Tools for Gathering Ideas, Designing Content & More


Tools for Collecting Your Own Data: Google Analytics : Web analytics and reporting. Google Scholar : Books, studies, whitepapers, theses, abstracts and court cases are all easily searchable. Google Finance : Real-time stock market data. Google Public Data Explorer : Datasets on worldwide economic development, human development, and global competitiveness. No worries.

How to Create Content for Every Stage of the Buyer's Journey


Keep in mind y our funnel may look very different depending on factors like your industry, business model, product, pricing, and audience. Price isn’t the only factor though. In fact, Google and CEB's The Digital Evolution in B2B Marketing report shows that people get up to 60% of the way through a buying process before they’re ready to talk to anyone about making a purchase.

What the 2015 Holiday Shopping Season Can Teach Us about the New Buyer’s Journey


The online onslaught led to outages and snafus for some retail websites, including Target, Neiman Marcus, and Amazon. drive to a store, and then wait in line to get a discounted TV set we could have ordered online for the same price – and had shipped to our home for free. This year, shoppers spent $5 billion on themselves in the first 90 minutes, and more than $14.3 Well … everything.

Why Marketing Needs to Fix the Customer Experience

B2B Marketing Unplugged

When we aren’t on the defensive, we can ask for ideas about making our products better and we can test messages and features and pricing. We’ve spent the past two weeks feeling sad about the state of customer experience management (CEM), so it’s time to lighten up a little and talk about why marketers should care. This is why I think marketing ought to own CEM. Namaste, my friends.

Punch Above Your Weight: Why Digital Favors David, Not Goliath


Google’s success as a search engine exemplifies this. Not only has it become the best in its space, Google’s leaders are working every single day to stay the best. ( Inc Magazine ) Of course, Google has its variety of other projects—self-driving cars, Google Glass, home automation, the list goes on. Do you know what your unfair advantage is? Meltwater ). Blog Fee

15 best Big Data companies and why they stand out


Its founders previously worked at Google and Intel and are determined to apply their background in machine learning and data analysis to help consumers make better shopping decisions, especially since Roundforest is already reaching more than 10 million users a month. Pricing is monthly, eliminating costly up-front fees. Features source: McKinsey ). PALANTIR. billion in revenues.

13 Essential Features for Taking Payments on Your Website


Whether it's because of the larger selection, better pricing, convenience, or something else, a lot more people are buying stuff online nowadays instead of in person. If you're a customer but don't have the HubSpot Website Platform, SSL is available for purchase. (To find out more, contact your Customer Success Manager or visit our pricing page.). 6) Credit Card Logos and Security Seals.

Openprise Gives Marketers Easy(ish) Tool to Manage Their Data

Customer Experience Matrix

Openprise also integrates today with Google Apps and the Amazon Redshift database. The Amazon Redshift connector means Openprise could feed a data warehouse or CDP available to other analytic and execution systems. Pricing of Openprise is based on data volume processed, not number of records. Openprise falls roughly into this second category. There also a free trial.

9 SEO Techniques to Dominate the Most Popular Methods of Content Discovery


Though Google gets roughly 3.5 If you want to buy a book of Amazon, you might do something like. Type in “Amazon” in the address bar. Google’s algorithm is designed to award navigational searches -- most of the search results point directly to the site that the user was navigationally searching for. Navigational Search. What It Is. Why It Matters.


Should you create different social media posts for international clients?

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We Google Chrome, swipe on non-sentient Androids and iDentify with iPhones, go DareDevil on Netflix and laugh at the same informational videos (Dude, have you seen the cat that farts and burps at the same time?). Americans only understand prices in Dollars. By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist. The CEO explained that yes, 80% of the world enjoyed them. moment. Forget it.

15 Tips for Getting the Most From LinkedIn Groups

Paul Gillin

Instead of “Spot Market Pricing, New Services Fuel Amazon GovCloud Growth,” try “What You Need to Know about Amazon’s Government Strategy”. You can also use Google URL Builder. It generates longer links, but they’re compatible with Google Analytics. I spend a lot of time in LinkedIn groups and have learned a bit about maximizing their potential as conversation-starters. Here are 15 of my favorite tips. Please add your own as comments. 1. Ask Ask Questions. The best way to provoke discussion on LinkedIn is to ask questions. Do you agree?”. link]. 2.

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Why Local Search is Just Like Politics


Price sensitivity. Are they highly price sensitive (pretty common for many purchases these days), or are they willing to pay more for greater value? Photo credit: Wikipedia. Back in the days when the government did stuff, like got together and actually passed bills, U.S. Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill coined the phrase, “All politics is local.” know, I know.