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Ranking the Demand Generation Vendors by Popularity (Yes, Life Really Is Just Like High School)

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My original plan had been to add several marketing automation vendors with significant presence in this market. So far the original list of Eloqua , Vtrenz , Marketo , Manticore Technology and Market2Lead has proven a good set of choices. The table below shows the Alexa rankings and share statistics for the current Guide entries, the four marketing automation vendors already mentioned, and a dozen or so contenders. The rank and share figures correlate closely, but share is probably for comparing sites, since the ratio directly reflects relative traffic.

Demand Generation Usability Scores - Part 1

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Lacking the resources for a detailed user survey or hands-on scenario testing, I chose to build a checklist of functions that I believe correlate with usability. In both cases, I see the basic flow as an outbound email, landing page, multi-step nurturing campaign, lead scoring, and transfer to a CRM system for sales followup. The harder part was deciding which items correlated with usability. They relate primarily to creation of marketing assets such as emails and landing pages, and to execution of lead scoring. Trigger lead scoring outside a campaign step.

Demand Generation Vendor Traffic Rankings

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Alexa is a crude measure for many reasons -- although I do think the rankings correlate roughly with a vendor's volume of business and marketing actvitiy, I wouldn't go much further. The only vendor with a really major drop in ranking was Lead Genesys , another long-time industry participant. Tags: vendor rankings demand generation marketing automation lead management Summary: Based on Web traffic rankings, new demand generation vendors with low prices are gaining market presence. Pardot and (perhaps) Genius.com look particularly strong. You can see that post here.

Demand Generation Usability Scores - Part 4

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The main result of the conversations so far has been to clarify the items related to lead routing. Eloqua Manticore Technology Market2Lead Marketbright Marketo Neolane Silverpop Engage B2B complex 11 8.5 12 9.5 First, I'll tell you that the aggregate functionality scores largely correlate with the scores for complex usability. Of course, I do realize that publishing this matrix lead to many more phone calls from vendors who want to know why they weren't listed in a given category. Perhaps I'm just starved for attention, but I do in fact appreciate the feedback.