An introduction to ecommerce APIs for non-developers
FEBRUARY 27, 2017
The following is a guest article by Mike Sedzielewski , co-founder and CMO of Voucherify , a coupon and referral infastructure through API. The predictions of turning every business into a connected system of digital services became real. In the last year: Over $500M was invested in API companies , not including a few massive acquisitions and Twilio’s IPO. Why APIs?
suitecx Offers Industrial-Strength Customer Journey Maps and More
Customer Experience Matrix
MAY 28, 2015
suitecx is to static customer journey diagrams as Google Maps is to the Rand McNally Road Atlas: an interactive alternative with almost boundless functionality. This would start in diagnosticcx, which collects information about a company’s business, customers, and processes using customer and employee surveys, interviews, and direct experience.
60 Marketing Acronyms Every Industry Pro Should Know
JUNE 19, 2014
But some acronyms have multiple meanings, even industry-specific ones, and sometimes Wikipedia doesn''t do them justice. API: Application Programming Interface. APIs allow an application to extract information from a service and use that information in their own application, or sometimes for data analysis. Learn more about how marketers can use APIs here. See SaaS.).
Fathom SEO Pulse #47: Google’s Own Search Ranking Guidelines, Streaming Apps without Installing & More
NOVEMBER 25, 2015
Here’s the latest SEO news: “Google’s John Mueller: Expert Product Descriptions Not Critical For Rankings?”. Google’s John Mueller says that it is not critical to rewrite product descriptions to avoid duplicating content from the manufacturer’s website. How Google May Rank Apps & App-Only Content”. But, how does Google rank app content differently than web content?
Google Maps Gallery: Showing Your Work Just Got a Lot Easier
MARCH 27, 2014
Using Maps, for either an organization or a business can add a new element of engagement with your customers and supporters. Google Maps Engine and newly released Google Maps Gallery provide the tools you need to show your work visually and provide real-time updates. What Is Google Maps Engine? What Is Google Maps Gallery? Organizations Using Google Maps Gallery.
The Top 10 Free Content Analytics Tools
AUGUST 2, 2016
Google Analytics. Google Analytics is the go-to platform for many marketers, in large part because it’s totally free, chock-full of features, and comes with the clout of the Google brand name. Each time a goal is completed, Google logs the conversion in your analytics report. News and Media, Business and Industry). Google Search Console. Piwik.
The State of Digital Media, in 5 Charts
JUNE 17, 2016
‘Tis the season of reports in the digital content industry. I already summed up the major takeaways from Mary Meeker’s internet trends report here , and I’ll quickly sum up the PageFair and IAB revenue updates in one sentence: Ad blocking is accelerating and going mobile, and digital ad revenue is growing quickly but it’s all going to Facebook and Google.
More New Systems Challenge the Marketing Automation Status Quo
Customer Experience Matrix
JANUARY 31, 2014
Last week’s post looked at newer marketing automation systems that focused on small businesses. The general notion is that small businesses are finding existing marketing automation products too hard to use and would be happy with something simpler, especially if it costs less. Although this approach is popular, there are others. Here are a few options. to $9.99 per month.
The Ultimate Dictionary of Marketing Terms You Should Know
MARCH 10, 2016
3) Application Programming Interface (API). APIs are a series of rules in computer programming, which allow an application to extract information from a service and use that information either in their own application or in data analyses. APIs facilitate the data needed to provide solutions to customer problems. Learn more about how marketers can use APIs here. 13) CASL.
The Marketing Power of Pokemon Go and Other New, Unsaturated Marketing Channels
JULY 20, 2016
This means savvy businesses are going to be buying ads to bring hundreds of these 'zombies' to their stores. For local businesses, from large cities to small communities, spending on Pokemon Go ads is a new and exciting way to get more customers. Only recently have businesses been discovering the marketing possibilities with Snapchat. The local businesses. Business
The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools
FEBRUARY 13, 2017
Google Review Count: 345. Google Review Count: 298. Google Review Count: 290. It aggregates all of the recent posts from Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Instagram, and others that contain that specific hashtag. Google Review Count: 210. Google Review Count: 210. Google Review Count: 188. Google Review Count: 181. 1) Socialbakers.
What is Predictive Marketing?
APRIL 6, 2016
zero search interest on Google. In other words, using what we know about our current customers, lost business, and sales prospects and combining that with outside data, such as market and global trends, to identify which leads and accounts are most likely to become customers. Stock exchange or other business filings. Prior to 2011, the term "predictive marketing" had almost.
Predictions for B2B Marketing in 2011
Customer Experience Matrix
DECEMBER 12, 2010
Companies that aggressively seek help in improving their skills will succeed; those who try to learn everything for themselves by trial-and-error will increasingly fall behind the industry. Marketing automation vendors will move beyond current efforts at generic industry education to provide one-on-one assistance to their clients via their own staff, partners, and built-in system features that automatically review client work, recommend changes and sometimes implement them automatically. 2011 predictions demand generation marketing automation industry trends
Infer Introduces New Connector for Microsoft Dynamics 365 to Help Amplify Sales Effectiveness
OCTOBER 20, 2016
With this integration, Infer now supports all of the major customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation (MA) platforms, and offers more connectors than any vendor in its industry. By bringing predictive analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) into any application a company uses, Infer helps businesses fuel more intelligent, successful customer growth strategies.
You can do some amazing things with Blogger
JULY 28, 2011
Because Blogger is a Google product, you can also easily integrate with other Google services such as: Google Analytics, Google Docs, AdSense, Picasa and more. All of this is available free of charge while providing a simple, easy authoring environment for the small business owner. into your blog, and Google even provides them via the Google Libraries API!
Bizible’s Ultimate List of Paid Media Resources
AUGUST 10, 2016
Paid media plays a role in almost every business. Whether it’s Google Adwords, sponsored updates on social platforms, or hiring an agency to manage campaigns for your company, paid media is a great way for B2B marketers to find and close customers. The articles are broken into three categories: Paid Search, LinkedIn Advertising and Google Adwords specifically. Google Adwords.
5 Underutilized LinkedIn Features B2B Marketers May Be Missing Out On
JUNE 2, 2015
Thus, it makes sense for those involved in the B2B industry to remain active on LinkedIn, especially because it’s wealth of places to generate content and engagement continues to grow. Having a few long pieces of content that showcase your expertise can help you build better relationships within your industry and target market. Find the Perfect Job Candidates. Make Yourself a Blogger.
How to Become a Household Name
FEBRUARY 20, 2017
“Google it.” “Can Why it Caught on: A huge part of YouTube’s widespread popularity is its first-mover advantage -- it was one of the first video hosting sites ever founded, and after Google purchased it in 2006, it started growing rapidly. Could you integrate with larger companies, social media platforms, or APIs to make customers’ lives easier? 3) Google. 1) YouTube.
The 28 Best Influencer Marketing Tools
AUGUST 9, 2016
After bumping along at a low level for several years, searches for the term increased by a factor of seven over the past 18 months according to Google Trends. Google Review Count: 217,000. Pricing: free, or API data by quote. Google Review Count: 55,200. Google Review Count: 46,800. Google Review Count: 26,200. Google Review Count: 22,400.
7 LinkedIn Marketing Tactics Designed To Boost B2B SEO Performance
DECEMBER 2, 2013
But as Google refines and rebuilds its search engine algorithm, relationships become a more important factor in building the links that develop relevance for keyword results. While the simplest publisher option is the traditional share button , B2B marketers can also integrate LinkedIn sign-in authentication or more a customized experience based on the LinkedIn Share API.
Multi-Touch Attribution, A Full User Debrief
SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
It’s a sure-fire method used to prove the value of a B2B marketing strategy in the form of down-funnel metrics that matter to the business -- opportunities and revenue. The method used to determine these weights should be dependent upon the company’s industry, the buying behavior of prospects, and the marketing org’s channel mix. What is multi-touch attribution? Time decay. U-shaped.
17 Data Visualization Tools & Resources You Should Bookmark
JUNE 6, 2016
Meant for businesses and academics, Statista makes it easy to find reliable market data based on industry, topic, or country. 2) Google Trends. If you haven’t already discovered it, Google Trends will be your new favorite resource. The best part about Google Trends? 6) Think with Google. 15 & 16) Google Charts or Google Sheets. 3) Zanran.
CEO Insights: AI’s Last Mile
OCTOBER 3, 2016
How do you get regular business users to depend on your predictions, even though they won’t understand all of the science that went into calculating them? We had to provide open APIs and build direct integrations for Marketo, Eloqua, Salesforce, Microsoft Dynamics, HubSpot, Pardot, Google Analytics and Microsoft Power BI. Part 1 – Defining AI-First. Part 3 – The Overhype Issue.
What NYT Editor Quentin Hardy’s New Job Says About 2017 Marketing Trends
JANUARY 27, 2017
As marketers, we’re always eyeballing the horizon, with one finger on the pulse of our industry through data and both thumbs frantically scrolling through the various social feeds on our phones. Here’s what Hardy’s move to Google Cloud says about the marketing trends of 2017. Not the least of them, Google Cloud’s decision to hire Quentin Hardy. ”).
Start 2017 with the world’s most famous chief marketing technologist
JANUARY 3, 2017
I then profiled him in the summer of 2014 for the Harvard Business Review article, Rise of the Chief Marketing Technologist. The role is fairly straight forward: apply data-driven marketing to grow the business. The strategy to make that real will include all the ingredients of a data-driven marketing organization that works in partnership with product, content, and business teams.
5 Disruptions to Marketing, Part 5: Artificial Intelligence
DECEMBER 27, 2016
Microservices & APIs (and open source) form the fabric of marketing infrastructure. Artificial intelligence multiplies the operational complexity of marketing & business. And over the next several years, it will dramatically reshape the nature of business and marketing — no hype. Google Cloud Machine Learning Platform. The Machine Intelligence 3.0 ”).
35 Tech Terms Translated Into Plain English
JULY 17, 2014
For a few of these, we drew on these 60 marketing acronyms every industry pro should know.). It''s important for all the images on your website to have alt text because it''s the only way search engines like Google can understand what an image is about, which helps you optimize your website for search. APIs facilitate the data needed to provide solutions to customer problems.
Image Recognition technology is a goldmine for marketers
grow - Practical Marketing Solutions
NOVEMBER 19, 2014
Using sophisticated application programming interfaces (APIs), developers have made it possible for users to take a picture of an object or person, and immediately learn where to buy the object shown, or where to connect with the person photographed. But seamlessly integrating facial recognition with mobile technology, especially wearables like Google Glass, has hit a few speed bumps.
Everything a marketer needs to know about CDPs. Wait, what’s a CDP?
JANUARY 25, 2017
You can download the latest CDP Industry Profile report from their site. Buzz is growing too: CDPs made their first appearance on a Gartner Hype Cycle report last July and Google Trends shows a sharp increase in interest. Although the CDP industry today is roughly the same size as the B2B marketing automation industry in 2011*, it has vastly lower awareness. Well, no.
Ontraport Revamps Its Small Business Marketing Automation System
Customer Experience Matrix
MARCH 7, 2014
It’s five long years since I wrote a detailed review of OfficeAutoPilot (now Ontraport ), which is a lifetime in industry terms. This is somewhat simplistic but adequate for most small businesses. The new version also allows users to store incomplete steps while building a sequence, to assign actions to different task outcomes, and to track response using Google Analytics tags.
Why Marketing Automation is the Key to Sharing Strategic Insights with Sales
Modern B2B Marketing
APRIL 26, 2016
They want visibility into their return on investment, and as a result, sales looks to marketing to connect the dots surrounding the buyer journey and provide insights that will help them prioritize and act on the hottest targets for business. Author: Patrick Groover Have you been approached by your sales team within recent months asking for more leads or, in many cases, higher quality leads?
If You Want to Move from Content Marketing Strategy Novice to Expert, Let Go of Complexity
JULY 26, 2016
Instead, I resolved that the next project I took on would make a sustained change that would benefit the business for years to come. In choosing to come to Skyword, I chose the opportunity that would help me accomplish a few top priorities I had at the time: Become a subject matter expert in an industry and establish credibility and authority. Cut to four weeks later.
Hive9 Marketing Performance Management Includes Customer Journey Optimization
Customer Experience Matrix
MARCH 29, 2016
Tactics have owners, budgets, start and end dates, revenue targets, types (usually a channel or asset) and other attributes such as journey stage, audience, business unit, geography, and language. Standard integrations are available for Salesforce.com, Oracle Eloqua, Marketo , Google Analytics , Adobe Marketing Analytics , and other systems. What the heck does that last sentence mean?
Solving the SaaS Problem: The Ultimate Tech Stack for B2B Marketers
OCTOBER 31, 2016
In addition to allowing rapidly growing SaaS companies to take-on incumbent industry giants, cloud technology has provided the latest generation of marketers with incredible new tools. Google alone handles over 3.5 billion searches a day ; and entire industries have been won and lost on the battlefields of search engine optimization. 1) Customer Relationship Management (CRM).
5 Steps to True (Data) Love: From Big Data to Smart Data
APRIL 28, 2015
Big Data has become one of the key buzzwords for businesses everywhere over the last few years. With data of all kinds being produced in record amounts every year, collating and analyzing this information will give businesses more insights than ever before into their customers, their industries as a whole and perhaps even let them predict what might happen in the future.
50 (of the) Best Twitter Guides, Stats, Tips and Tools of 2010 (So Far)
OCTOBER 5, 2010
While a dwindling number of business executives still dismiss Twitter as a waste of time, recent research suggests it is one of the most valuable social networks for business. 71% of business users now say Twitter is a useful tool, up from 59% a year ago. So what are the best ways to use Twitter for business? Twitter: The 7 Rules of Business Engagement by Smedio.
Will Your Social Media Service Tell You When It Hits The Iceberg?
OCTOBER 15, 2012
Social Media and Business: Will your social media service provider sink and disappear? Unless a venture succeeds, in the business of social media we are probably obliged to only one of Ben Franklin’s certainties. If there was a dead pool for social media, the ongoing negative chatter (the “ ghost town ” references) surrounding Google+ might place the social portal near top of list.