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Paid Social Campaigns vs Paid Search

Small Business Mavericks

One of the questions asked on Search Engine Journal in the interview between Kelsey Jones and Pamela Lund, a well-known PPC marketing specialist, is which companies would do better with paid social campaigns rather than paid search. Companies with longer buying cycles/repeat purchases tend to benefit from social network advertising because it is in context of a consistent relationship with the customer.

103 Compelling Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2013 (and 2014)

Webbiquity SMM

As the use of social media in marketing has become ubiquitous, marketers have turned their attention to making the use of business social media more sophisticated and strategic. What role does social play in a brand’s overall online visibility?

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

the sources below provide a vast wealth of data, statistics and research results, as well as a bit of interesting social media trivia. How are consumers and b2b decision makers using social media in their buying processes? Social Media Facts and Stats.

101 Vital Social Media and Digital Marketing Statistics for (the Rest of) 2013

Webbiquity SMM

Okay, that statistic was made up (though probably not far off the mark), but the social media and digital marketing facts and statistics below are real (or at least from generally reliable sources). For example, 93% of marketers use social media for business.

Interesting Marketing Trends of Small Businesses [Infographic]

Cody Ward

They often don’t have the luxury of celebrity sponsorship or mass media ads such as Super Bowl commercials. Website Marketing Email Marketing Print Advertising Social Media Online Advertising Event Marketing What are the most used social media sites used by small businesses?

Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity SMM

companies now use social media for marketing (though the figure varies widely based on size of company)? Or that a third (or more, depending on which study you believe) of all clicks go to the top result on a search engine query? 500 companies.

79 Remarkable Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Social media and inbound marketing techniques have been a boon for marketers. Not only do leads generated through social and content marketing cost half as much as traditional outbound-generated leads (see below), they also close at higher rate (again, see below).

How Your Competitors Will Shift Their Digital Marketing Strategy in the Next Two Years

Webbiquity SMM

More than half of companies with revenue under $50 million already spend the majority of their marketing dollars online. But the channels they focus on change as their companies grow. The majority of all businesses report that social media and email marketing have the highest ROI.

5 Easy Black Friday Marketing Tips You Still Have Time For

Cody Ward

Black Friday (November 23, 2012) is going to be the most popular shopping day of the year in the United States and your company has the opportunity to participate. Grow with social – Black Friday is a great opportunity to start or build on your social media. You’ll naturally create content that you can spread across your Facebook Page, Twitter Profile, Pinterest board, and LinkedIn company page.

Best Social Media Stats and Market Research of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Data junkies, stats addicts, web trivia buffs rejoice — here are a deluge of social media, search and other marketing research facts and figures from 50 articles and blog posts published so far in 2010. What percentage of Fortune 100 companies are on Twitter?

Search Engine Marketing Job Opening

Bill Hartzer

TouchStorm , a leader in online editorial video, has a job opening for a search engine marketer, someone who knows both search engine optimization and search engine marketing (PPC). Here is the job description, as recently forwarded to me: Search Engine Marketer (SEO, SEM), TouchStorm. You’ll also have the stability and project variety that comes from being owned by a fast-growing digital company. Search Engine Marketer (SEO/SEM).

Best Social Media and Digital Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 2

Webbiquity SMM

Reports, surveys, studies and infographics are among the most popular content posted and shared across social networks. How widespread, really, is the use of social media for marketing? How are B2B marketers using social media differently from their B2C counterparts?

Firebelly at Brainstorming & Social Media Optimization Summits

Firebelly

In today’s competitive environment, it takes a fierce marketing strategy to position your company and communities ahead of the competition; and this session will equip you to make-over your existing marketing plan into a Super Model of success.

11 Steps to the Best Social Media Marketing Campaign

Rebekah Radice

Times change and so do social media tactics. The social media campaign that worked last year – heck, 6 months ago – may no longer elicit the same results. Or, you could design a customized social media campaign. social media).

79 Remarkable Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Social media and inbound marketing techniques have been a boon for marketers. Not only do leads generated through social and content marketing cost half as much as traditional outbound-generated leads (see below), they also close at higher rate (again, see below).

5 Helpful Social Media Must Reads

Firebelly

Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « Firebelly VP Co-Authors Corporate Blogging for Dummies (Out Now!) | Main | Firebelly at Blog Indiana » August 13, 2010 5 Helpful Social Media Must Reads Tweet 1. Is A Social Crash Coming?

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How One Unhappy Customer Multiplies Across Social Media

Firebelly

Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « What the F**k is Social Media NOW? Chad Richards is the Social Program Manager at Firebelly Marketing. The company was arrogant -- all but the social media manager who chimed in on my post.

The risk of silence on your company news page or blog…

The Way of the Web

Obviously there have already been a number of examples, such as Eurostar , but technology companies are no better. The bottom of the second page reveals that JC Penney has terminated its search engine consulting, SearchDex.

Social Media & The Super Bowl

Firebelly

Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « 5 Social Marketing Stories You Need To Read | Main | Teens & Young Adults Prefer Facebook Over Blogs » February 02, 2010 Social Media & The Super Bowl Companies love to entertain us with their 30 second spots during the Super Bowl.

Social Media Citizens Hate BP + 4 Other Social Media News Items

Firebelly

What are the 5 biggest risks for businesses in the social media space? Find out below in this weeks 5 social media stories I wouldnt want you to miss: 1. Its important to be careful with whom you allow admin privileges on your companys Facebook page.

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31 Expert Guides to Maximizing Online Brand Visibility – WPO

Webbiquity SMM

It needs to be part of a larger, coordinated strategy encompassing owned, earned and paid media: web presence optimization (WPO). ” As indicated by the posts from Search Engine Watch and All Twitter highlighted below, that is starting to change, but only just.

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Why Best Practices Aren’t a Best Practice

Cody Ward

We dive into case studies, we research articles, and we have discussions with peers about how other companies have achieved their success. Every business is different and just as importantly every product inside of the same company is different. If a campaign or advertisement works for one product or company, labeling it a “best practice” does not ensure it will work for another. Marketing can be a fine-tuned and running machine in every company.

106 More Amazing Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014 and 2015

Webbiquity SMM

Or have too many social media marketing statistics.” ” Well, she actually only said the first part (which is debatable), but certainly would have said the second part (which isn’t) had social media been around in the 1930s. 21 Social Media Statistics.

Twitter is top social media channel among Fortune 500

Firebelly

Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « 5 Facebook Stories From This Week You Need To Read | Main | Firebelly Work: J.C. 35% (173) of the Fortune 500 have active Twitter accounts (a post within the past thirty days); and nearly 50% of the top 100 companies (47) have a Twitter account. The number one ranked company, Exxon Mobil, does not have a Twitter account. Chad Richards is the Social Program Manager at Firebelly Marketing.

Social Media Weekly Roundup 1/11-1/15

Firebelly

Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « 4 Ways To Celebrate MLK Day With Social Media | Main | Youtube Tuesday: ESCP Europe Human Experience » January 15, 2010 Social Media Weekly Roundup 1/11-1/15 Theres a lot going on in the social media space and so much can get lost or overlooked in your RSS feed reader.

Anyone with a New Idea is a Crank Until the Idea Succeeds

Webbiquity SMM

While “search plus social plus content” is inarguably inelegant, it was suggested that other terms such as “online marketing” or “inbound marketing” already covered the concept of web presence optimization (WPO). Search Engine Optimization (SEO ).

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The Top B2B Marketing Trends for 2018 – A Meta-Analysis

Webbiquity SMM

So whether through native advertising, sponsored content, amplification platforms like Outbrain and nRelate, or paying publishers and influencers directly, more companies will likely be paying for expanded content distribution in 2018. Social Media Marketing Trends.

11 Steps to the Best Social Media Marketing Campaign

Rebekah Radice

Times change and so do social media tactics. The social media campaign that worked last year – heck, 6 months ago – may no longer elicit the same results. Or, you could design a customized social media campaign. social media).

social media marketing might be for you (and it might not)

Firebelly

Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « Objectified: Our Relationship with Manufactured Objects and, by Extension, the People who Design Them. Does social media marketing fit your company's approach to business? Make sure that social media fits in your overall marketing mix. So social media marketing may be right for your company.

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25 of the Best Web Presence Optimization Guides of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

WPO is the overarching term and concept that these writers are searching for to describe the significant and undeniable changes that have taken place in the search landscape over the past 12-18 months. How is the role of social media evolving in online visibility?

5 Helpful Social Search Articles

Firebelly

Here are 5 articles to help you understand social searchs relevancy to your business. Social Search Optimization A search engines ultimate mission is to serve the most relevant information it can.

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Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2010

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Here’s how I do it : I read and review hundreds — thousands — of articles yearly, on all Internet Marketing topics from SEO to social media to general entrepreneurship (new for 2010!), Quick Jump: Social Media: Getting Started, Implementation, and Execution.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Think instead about social media traffic, good content, a cleanly coded website, slow progressive growth, and your site’s authority. User Friendly SEO : These are the tactics that search engine optimizers should use to optimize for search engines and user experience.

Facebook Graph Search: 5 Must-Reads

Firebelly

Yesterday, Facebook announced Graph Search – a new type of search where “the objects we search for aren’t web pages but instead virtual representations of real world objects: people, places and things.” You might be wondering: What the heck is graph search?

Nine Winning Digital Marketing Strategies From The B2B World

Webbiquity SMM

Spread over paid search, video marketing, social media and other online channels , digital is expected to account for more than 46% of all advertising in the next five years. However, anyone searching for these products online would be rerouted to the MailChimp website.

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Forrester: Email and search drive online sales, not social

Dave Fleet

Research recently released by Forrester entitled “ The Purchase Path of Online Buyers in 2012 ” indicates that email and search dominate the online space in driving online sales. Social media, says the report, drives less than 1% of online sales.

Is SEO Still Relevant?

Convince & Convert

But what I found particularly interesting was that the number 5 job skill for LinkedIn in 2014, based on recruiter searches, was SEO and paid search. Yet, the number FIVE most sought after professional skill by recruiters in 2014 is SEO and paid search.

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PPC Specialist Job Opening: Dallas Texas

Bill Hartzer

Standing Dog Interactive is a full-service Internet marketing agency that provides our clients with a range of services such as website design, development, SEO, SEM, and other online media. Search Marketing Desktop).

Is SEO Still Relevant?

Convince & Convert

But what I found particularly interesting was that the number 5 job skill for LinkedIn in 2014, based on recruiter searches, was SEO and paid search. Yet, the number FIVE most sought after professional skill by recruiters in 2014 is SEO and paid search.

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Best Web Presence Optimization Guides and Tips of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

Web presence optimization (WPO)—using tactics like SEO, PPC, online PR, social media, content marketing and reputation management in a coordinated fashion to maximize your online visibility and business results—is the core theme of this blog. The best 159 social websites by Populair.