Study Finds that User Generated Content Positively Influences Most Online Shoppers

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One of the greatest challenges of any form of marketing is coming up with new and compelling content for a target audience. This is an even larger problem for online marketing. The fast-pace nature of the internet requires a constant stream of new content from business owners and marketers. One way to reduce the burden on content creation is to allow fans to create the content for you. A recent report shows that many consumers, especially younger adults, are greatly … Continue reading

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Millennials Spend 3 Minutes Searching for Coupons Before Searching for Product

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During the recession, many people became very good at looking for coupons. When money is tight, people look for ways to save, pinching every penny and squeezing every dime. While the economy has improved greatly since the worst days of the recession, consumers haven’t forgotten the cost-cutting skills they learned. According to a recent study, this is especially true of Millennials, who use coupons as part of their online and offline shopping experiences. With spending reaching more than $600 billion … Continue reading

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Study Shows Consumers Watch and Respond to Branded Videos on Facebook

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Since the dawn of television, it’s become increasingly clear that videos are an effective way to keep viewer attention and to get a point across. While many businesses use their company’s website or TV ad breaks to showcase videos, social media is also a good way to share video content. Facebook in particular is a great platform for video marketers. Five hundred million people are watching videos on Facebook every day, and they are not just viewing content from family … Continue reading

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Study Shows Deals and Promotions Greatly Influence Choices of Global Travelers

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With the summer starting just a few weeks from now, consumers across the country are making travel plans for their vacation. The summer vacation season is a boon to most business owners. Local residents and travelers alike are looking for things to do, and with the right marketing plan, business owners can attract more customers than ever. A recent survey showed what tactics work best for influencing summer travelers. According to a recent, international study by Experian Media Solutions, just … Continue reading

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Google Announces Plan to Use Credit Card Data to Measure Ad Effectiveness Offline

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One of the hardest things to do in online marketing is showing the effect online content has on in-store sales. This problems is faced by all forms of advertising. Customer rarely go to a business and tell the business owner they are shopping for items they saw on a television commercial during the second ad break for CSI: Miami. This is why advertisers and marketers have had to use proxies like clicks to the website, circulation numbers and other kinds … Continue reading

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Study Shows Personalization and Recommendations Can Convert Online Shoppers

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Online retailers and traditional store owners are locked into a tug-a-war game when it comes to attracting and retaining customers. To think of it another way, whenever online retailers increase their sales, it’s normally at the expense of a brick-and-mortar retailer. Conversely, many of the advances we’ve seen for in-store marketing are often designed to get online shoppers to visit the physical store. A recent study offered some data that can help online retailers attract new customers and help traditional … Continue reading

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Google and Facebook Make Changes to Tackle Annoying Content on Platforms

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Social media, SEO and online advertising have made it possible for content creators to more easily make money than it was in the past. People can write articles that can be placed on a self-owned website, the link promoted through Facebook or Google, and the website owner can reap the benefits in ad revenue. Unfortunately, this set of circumstances give some people an incentive to use unscrupulous practices to get views and gain traffic. Over the last few weeks, Google … Continue reading

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Google to Start Labeling More Non-HTTPS as “Non Secure” Starting in October

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There are more than 1 billion computers around the world currently using the Chrome browser. And as many recent studies have shown, many consumers are very concerned about online security. When taken together, it makes sense that business owners are paying attention to plan to include “not secure” site labels on the websites without HTTPS starting in October. In just the past year, there have been several situations where business owners and consumers have had their data stolen or website … Continue reading

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8 Recent Google Updates and Changes Marketers Should Know About

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Google’s dominance of search requires them to be ever diligent and constantly improving. This is a double-edged sword for business owners. On the one hand, it means that they must constantly update and improve their own sites. However, most of the changes and updates Google makes create new marketing opportunities for business owners who know about the changes and take advantage of them. Here are eight recent changes and updates that happened to Google during April that marketers should know … Continue reading

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New Study Shows Marketers How to Create More Engaging Loyalty Programs

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In an increasingly competitive and global marketplace, keeping customers happy and turning them into return shoppers is essential to the success of most businesses. As has been shown by several recent studies, loyalty programs are an effective way to build a stronger rapport with customers. However, not all loyalty programs are created equally, a recent study shows that loyalty programs with mobile functionality outperform their non-mobile counterparts. A recent study from 3Cinteractive focused on the way consumers engage with loyalty … Continue reading

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