Long one of the shortcomings in the transition from TV to online was the gap from online video to the rich analytics available through banners, search marketing, or email; each complements, in many ways, to similar traditional formats of their own. What made online advertising, search, or email so compelling was that one could easily
So what of the holiday shopping season? Sure, I’m late to the game with my assessment of Black Friday and Cyber Monday; what can I say? I wanted to do my due diligence and add some perspective to what’s going on. Key take away is that the season seems to off to a steady start;
Last week, web site analytics engine Omniture agreed to acquire Mercadoâ€™s multi-channel retailer site search and merchandising businesses. Macyâ€™s, Overstock.com, Williams-Sonoma Inc., Sears Holdings Corp., and OfficeMax, are just a few of the major retailers who use leverage Mercado consulting and technology services to vastly improve the effectiveness of their store’s navigation, search experience, and
For those of you that have been with me a while, you know that I’m a tremendous advocate of performance based marketing. I firmly believe that online marketing is heavily, certainly predominantly, and almost completely analytics driven when done well. We need not as what ad rates well with focus groups or how effectively a
It seems every day we are faced with new SEM opportunities from MSN, Google, Yahoo, Ask, and, shortly, AOL. With demographic and geographic targeting now available, quality scores to consider, the long tail, copy and landing page tests, and increasing bid rates, where does one begin? If someone was already familiar with the concepts of
In early December, Yahoo! announced the results of a new online marketing study conducted by comScore Networks. The research, branded “Close the Loop,” measured the impact of display advertising on search activity and found that when combined, search and display advertising deliver “better” results than when used independently (yes, better is in quotes on purpose).
Internet Retailer posted an article today citing research from WebSideStory that argues conversion rate from Paid and Organic Search is about equal.I hope you aren’t misled by the article. Let me be clear first, I’m not going to discuss the difference between paid and organic search; You are being misled in that a 9% difference