Analytics

Experts examine how to better measure and optimize marketing initiatives, including testing what matters, improving conversion rates, and assessing quantitative and qualitative data.

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The Difference Between Truth and Facts Is Vocabulary

Apr 24, 2014 - In order to satisfy insights consumers, shift your vocabulary and draw them into the conversation with you. Comments

The Promise of True Digital Measurement — and Its Betrayal

analytics-shutterstock-139983946 Apr 21, 2014 - The concept of conversion/non-conversion lies at the heart of any critique of digital analytics. And as we move toward a multichannel measurement model, it is perhaps an even more potent indictment of the amped-up promises of digital analytics in general. Comments

Do You Actually Have an "Attribution" Problem Worth Solving?

attribution Apr 17, 2014 - Before deciding on an attribution methodology, such as a simple model, multi-touch model, or data-driven model, figure out how big the attribution problem is that you're trying to solve. Comments

Is Bitcoin the Future of E-Commerce?

bitcoin2-5 Apr 16, 2014 - These days, virtual currencies are the playthings of techies - do they have a mainstream future in e-commerce? Comments

5 Things You Can Do Today for Higher Conversions Tomorrow

leads-shutterstock-154962107 Apr 15, 2014 - Here are five tips you can utilize to boost your conversion rate, including featuring better photos on your website, improving call-to-action buttons, and building trust among consumers. Comments

3 Actionable Ways for PR Pros to Measure Better

pr-measurement Apr 15, 2014 - PR pros can and should use data tools to start measuring more effectively. The use of data could transform PR into something accountable and actionable and give PR a seat at the strategy table. Comments

Creativity Without Conversion Equals Zero

conversion-funnel-strategies Apr 14, 2014 - Students must learn to combine creative and analytic skills to succeed in the digital marketing world, and some universities are making it easier for them to graduate prepared to enter the professional space. Comments

Is It Cheaper to Keep Than Delete?

delete-button Apr 10, 2014 - Oftentimes it may be cheaper and less time-consuming to just keep data than to delete it. But how long is data valid and valuable, and how long until that data is dangerous? Comments

What’s in a Tag?

tag-management1 Apr 9, 2014 - The tag-management industry is growing rapidly, as tags are critical to gathering data about your customers. Now, the best tag-management systems can unite tagged data in one place - automatically. Comments

Focus on Valuable Data — Not Big Data — to Boost Conversions and ROI

Data Analysis Apr 8, 2014 - Real-time data that's at your fingertips when you need it is the real valuable data that can help marketers deliver a better customer experience and increase conversion and return on investment. Comments

How to Improve Landing Page Conversion Rate in China

conversion-funnel-strategies Apr 8, 2014 - Consider these three approaches to improve the landing page conversions from visitors to your website. Comments

#CZLNY: ClickZ Live Convergence in Search Marketing

convergence Apr 7, 2014 - A look at the signs of convergence noticed at ClickZ Live New York last week, including the joining of online search and social media and the role of remarketing. Comments

Why You Can't Get Those Numbers Today (and How You Can Tomorrow)

numbers-random Apr 7, 2014 - Why can't you get the numbers? It's not because the measurement application can't do it - it's because developers are busy with other things. If you can coordinate closely with your analytics experts and your developers, you will then be in a position to know those numbers. Comments

To Gate or Not to Gate: Examining Why Marketers Gate White Papers Behind Lead Forms

gated-white-paper Apr 4, 2014 - There are strengths and weaknesses to both models (gated or un-gated) but neither one is necessarily the perfect fit for all organizations. Comments

#CZLNY: Amazon’s Performance Secrets

amazon1 Apr 3, 2014 - For years we have paid careful attention to Amazon's successes. This column shares a few secrets about what makes the company so incredibly successful and a formidable competitor to every business out there. Comments

How Persuasive Are Your Product Pages?

persuasive--pages-3 Apr 1, 2014 - By looking at examples from Amazon, Walmart, and other sites, we can see what makes a product page successful, and what could deter customers from purchasing. Comments

Digital Marketers Toolkit - 5 Resources to Validate Ideas and Test Assumptions

ideas Mar 31, 2014 - With a myriad of new and useful technologies available, a lot of guesswork can be taken out by using some of these digital tools to validate and test your ideas. Comments

How Waze Can Help Drive More Actionable Reporting

actionable-analysis-sign Mar 31, 2014 - A look at how many of the traffic and navigation app's features can translate to digital analytics reporting, and how they can help in the marketing ecosystem. Comments

The Isolation of Social Media

shutterstock-120646564 Mar 28, 2014 - As younger generations grow increasingly dependent on isolating technology to stay in touch, perhaps a new breed of social media services that aim to bring people physically together will begin to emerge. Comments

Of 3 Minds on Privacy - and a Song

data-privacy-shutterstock-108568799 Mar 27, 2014 - While we want our preferences and habits to be remembered by brands and marketers, the growing possibilities of Big Data bring on feelings of fear, uncertainty, and doubt. Comments

What's the ROI of Analytics? (Part 3)

roi-shutterstock-180528335 Mar 20, 2014 - Part three in a series looking at how to measure the return on investment (ROI) of analytics. In some cases it will be possible to measure the outputs, but more often than not it's going to require some deep thinking about how to evaluate the outcomes. Comments

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