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20 Tips for More Efficient Google Searches

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Subscribe via RSS. Subscribe via Email. Welcome to Dumb Little Man. Each week we provide a handful of tips that will save you money, increase your productivity, or simply keep you sane. 20 Tips for More Efficient Google Searches. For millions of people Google is an indispensable search tool that they use every day, in all facets of their lives. Either/or. dumb | little | man]. Quotes. Wildcard.

Can a social media strategy boost your lead generation efforts?

B2B Lead Generation Blog

came across a blog this weekend that reinforced my thoughts. This post, written by Christian Fea , CEO of Synertegic, Inc., started off with a this statistic that he found on compete.com: Twitter had around 3 million people visiting the site in 2008, and it grew 640% between November 2007 and November 2008. Ok, so how do we harness all of social media’s potential and use it to build a lead generation system? Well, I’ve started to use my Twitter account a lot more, and I’ve found some productive uses for the application: Sent mini survey question and got answers quickly. Offer actionable advice.

How to select the right web design and web development firm

Confluent Forms

Having been on all sides of the process we'd like to pass along a bit of the knowledge we've gained in how you should select your web design and web development partner. to meet your organization's changing needs. 4) Know your own project! Before you even begin to engage others, especially those that you'll be paying money to, define your project to the best of your ability. And finally.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Smashmouth Marketing

Cartoon Credit: Gary Larson

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150 Content Marketing Tips

Drive traffic—and leads—with these tips for SEO, social media, content optimization, email marketing, and more.

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The Book: Digital Body Language

Digital Body Language

Marketing is undergoing a major shift that has been brought on by the change in the way people find and consume information. As this transition happens, marketing and sales teams must react. With the shift to online from face to face, the ability to see body language and “read the room” has disappeared.

Retailer Best Buy internal social network gives employees voice and management insights

Marketing Edge

Time 14:03. Gary Koelling and Steve Bendt were Best Buy advertising guys in search of better information about the customer experience. Their first stop was the blue shirt sales associates on the floor of Best Buy stores who interact with customers everyday. In their quest they developed an internal communications platform that generated thousands of conversations across the company.

Best of 2007: SEO Analysis Tools

WebMarketCentral

Welcome to the first in a series of posts on the best blog posts, articles and websites from 2007 covering various marketing topics. To start off, here is a list of the best tools for analyzing and optimizing SEO efforts. Free SEO Tools Search Engine Spider Simulator from the Webconfs SEO Toolset Spiders and people don't see things the same way.

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10 Tips for Using Twitter And Email Marketing for B2B

Anything Goes Marketing

I was told that every blog needs a "top 10 post" and I thought today would be a good day to write one on a topic that is growing in popularity. That topic is Twitter and how best to use this tool for your B2B marketing efforts. thought I would take a stab at providing tips on blending a tried and true tool like email with Twitter. Let me know what you think and if you have additional tips (let's see if Darren Rowse from Twitip is listening) 10 Tips for Using Twitter And Email Marketing for B2B 1. Add a link to your company's Twitter account to all mass email communications. Most likely.

Content Marketing 2016: Staffing, Measurement, and Effectiveness

We surveyed 2016's content marketing leaders on their biggest issues, hurdles, and goals.

Copywriting tips for B2B SEO

B2B SEO

B2B copywriting is tough stuff. Instead of, “Wipes clean with a damp cloth,” you may find yourself trying to simultaneously explain and extol the virtues of some complex mechanical system while being creative and persuasive at the same time. Copywriting for B2B SEO is even tougher. Here are ten tips to help you succeed. Watch the [.].

The Rapid eLearning Blog

Buzz Marketing for Technology

The Rapid Elearning Blog. Simple Steps to Create Background Images for Your Next E-Learning Scenario. June 24th, 2008. 15 comments. good scenario can make your elearning courses engaging and more real to your learners. It’s a great way to get them to learn to use the course information and make the decisions you want. Needless to say not many of us did. Find Images with Good Backdrops. Media.

Should lead generation ignore current customers?

B2B Lead Generation Blog

”We know more about our prospects (leads) than we know about our current customers” was a shocking statement I heard from a client and it stuck with me. In fact, it's the impetus for this post. When you have a complex sale, it can be easy to think of lead generation as only a process for acquiring new customers rather than a process that can also be applied to generating new or more business from current customers. while back I was in a meeting with a marketing leader of a Global 100 software firm. He shared a story about their new CEO at the time. So, do you have a Customer First Plan

How not to destroy a project during the contract phase

Confluent Forms

Contracts have a funny way of bringing enthusiastic and optimistic partners in a project quickly back to earth and miring them in angry back-and-forth that can soil the project before it even starts. The following article is based on our experience issuing contracts for Confluent Forms LLC as well as reviewing contracts on behalf of clients when performing technology advising services.

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Study: How Much of Your Content Marketing Is Effective?

745 marketers told us how effective their content marketing is. Here's what we learned.

Happy Thanksgiving

Smashmouth Marketing

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Additional Twitter Tricks - Twhirl

PR Meets Marketing

Since I first started tweeting on Twitter (thanks Jeremiah !), I have learned some additional tricks for maximizing my time and presence on Twitter. My main difficulty was how to manage more than one account for person and work related tweets. That is until I found out about Twhirl. With Twhirl, I no longer have to constantly refresh my browser for updated tweets. Shorten URLs automatically.

Diagnosing the Gap

E-Quip

Why are architects and engineers less valued than other professionals? In my last post, I offered some pretty compelling evidence of the disparity between A/E firms and other professional service firms. The gap is apparent in more ways than simply lower fees. So how did we get here? don't know that anyone can offer more than an informed opinion in response to that question. Yes, they are. Strateg

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6 Really Simple Marketing Metrics for your Execs

Digital Body Language

We've all seen a similar cycle. if you ask a marketing exec in a B2B company what metrics they'd want, it ends up in a complex description of ROI, funnel velocity, or influence measurement. Great goals, for sure, but not exactly quick wins. So, the reports aren't created for them and they end up with nothing. Let's start from the other direction, and look at 6 very simple measurements that you can provide them that they give them some simple insight into what's actually going on in marketing. What are they most interested in, and is it more awareness, discovery, or validation?

5 New B2B Sales and Marketing Strategies

The traditional B2B sales and marketing model is typically depicted in the shape of a funnel; flow starts with marketing and then transitions to sales. Pretty standard, right? The model has now shifted to focus on the customer and their buyer journey.

Retailers Taking to Facebook One Way or Another

Marketing Edge

Time 14:22. Slowly retailers are understanding that in a world of Free Speech and Equal Access (via the Internet), consumers and employees are talking about them. Many retailers are reluctant to jump into the social media world for an assortment of fears, some real, most perceived. Adam Cohen, author of the Thousand Cuts blog, a regular read of mine, led a study of retailers using Facebook pages. Cohen's firm, Rosetta, monitored uses of Fan pages by major retailers overtime from May to September of 2008. The Classic Question? It's getting cold in these parts and a bowl of soup is a good thing.

Sybase IQ: A Different Kind of Columnar Database (Or Is It The Other Way Around?)

Customer Experience Matrix

I spent a fair amount of time this past week getting ready for my part in the July 10 DM Radio Webcast on columnar databases. Much of this was spent updating my information on SybaseIQ , whose CTO Irfan Khan was a co-panelist. Sybase was particularly eager to educate me because I apparently ruffled a few feathers when my July DM Review column described SybaseIQ as a “variation on a columnar database” and listed it separately from other columnar systems. In truth, though, that original article was part of the problem. So there was no error in what I wrote. But I am not that someone.

How to Prevent List Attrition yet Drive Event Attendance

Anything Goes Marketing

This week's blog post was inspired by an idea by Yaro Starak over at Entrepreneurs-journey.com who suggested to look for blog ideas by scanning Facebook groups. decided to do a quick scan on Linkedin instead and found a great topic on email marketing. How often do you email your customers and do you have a format that eliminates multiple emails to the same contacts within a short time frame?

Tips on Leveraging B2B SEO During the Recession

B2B SEO

Many people have a “set it and forget it” approach when it comes to SEO. But if you have a good site (in terms of organic search), you should be taking advantage of it—especially during these tough economic times. SEO remains one of the most cost-effective marketing strategies, especially over the long haul. If your site [.].

Content Methodology: A Best Practices Report

If you're concerned that your organization's content marketing isn't as effective as it could be, this report is for you.

Google Guide--Tutorials on How to Use Various Google Features and Services

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Google Guide is an online interactive tutorial and reference for experienced users, novices, and everyone in between. developed Google Guide because I wanted more information about Googles capabilties, features, and services than I found on Googles website. Nancy Blachman. Start now: Jump to a section: Overview. Contents. Favorites. Query Input. Understanding Results. Search Tools. Services.

Share your marketing 'wisdom' with Sherpa readers worldwide

B2B Lead Generation Blog

I wanted to be sure to let you know that MarketingSherpa is gathering content for its seventh annual “wisdom report.” It’s a great opportunity for you to share your top 2008 story – and get back lessons learned from colleagues worldwide. Marketing Wisdom from the Field Report” will be published in January and distributed free to all MarketingSherpa readers. Here are a few suggestions for ‘wisdom’ stories: -Test campaign that worked better (or worse) than anticipated. Deadline for quotes for the ‘wisdom report’ is December 31. Here’s the link: [link

Not all Requests for Proposals are worth a proposal

Confluent Forms

In an earlier article we wrote about how you could increase your RFP win percentage by being selective about the Requests for Proposals that you choose to respond to. Writing a good proposal can take an inordinate amount of time, and when time = money, proposals can be expensive propositions. So how do you know when is the right time to sit down and start writing a proposal response to a RFP? Educate them and help them see why your solution is the best for them, but also find out who, if anyone, assisted them in the creation of their RFP as a Situation #3 might be in hiding.

Simple Marketing - The Gas Price Sign

Smashmouth Marketing

Other than general vicinity and locale to your running out of gas, how much marketing does a gas station really need to do. I can see some of the top company branding (Exxon-Mobil, Shell, Sunoco, and Citgo), does anyone really care who they buy gas from? In many cases the only competition that exists is the station across the street. Then there is the price sign. Food as the product feature?

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Staffing and Launching Your Content Marketing Program

Brand voice? Editorial calendar? Approval workflow? Learn how to craft the crucial parts of a content marketing program. In the third installment of our five-part playbook series, discover the necessary steps to execute a content marketing program.