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Google Profits Down 20% As CPC Plummets 15%

October 22, 2012

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  The day’s big news of Google’s precipitous drop in share price concealed the fact that Google’s average CPC is down 15% from a year ago. This decline in one of Google’s key performance metrics has potentially far more long-term consequences than a silly printer’s mistake. Yesterday’s premature release of Google’s disappointing quarterly earnings caused […]

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Tip-Of-The-Week The Best Content Research Tools

October 22, 2012

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Content marketing is still the preferred method of most online marketers but finding things to write about is a problem for many. Even worse: having decided on a subject, you have to be able to write about it knowledgeably. The horror! We found a great post this week that brings together 12 idea-and-knowledge-generators. There are […]

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Cupid Media Expands Internationally with DirectTrack

September 19, 2012

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Press Release         PITTSBURGH – September 13, 2012 – Direct Response Technologies, a leading provider of global performance marketing solutions, announced that Cupid Media is expanding its global network by incorporating the advanced internationalization features and user-engagement functionality found within the DirectTrack® affiliate marketing platform. Located in Queensland, Australia, Cupid Media operates […]

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Q&A with LinkConnector on Event and Cookie Attribution

August 29, 2012

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How does a merchant decide to apportion the credit for a sale? Should the commission be paid to the last affiliate who touched the customer, or to the first affiliate who initiated the sales process? Or a mixture of the two? What if there are several affiliates involved? Allocating the credit for a transaction is […]

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Finally! A Simple Guide To Conversion Rate Optimization

June 28, 2012

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The difference between success and failure in many campaigns these days comes down to how well the conversion process has been optimized. But doing optimization well can feel complex and confusing. SEOgadget has put together a great infographic that takes you through 10 steps to making your next campaign profitable. You can see the full […]

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On the Map: Location Technology Goes Mainstream

September 12, 2005

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Business information analysis is at a crossroads. Saddled with an overabundance of data, corporations struggle to distill terabytes of information so that C-level executives and business process managers can make credible and effective decisions. Much of these data are associated with a location. Customer information files often contain a name and address; packages need to […]

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What’s Required to Dominate In the Service Business

September 12, 2005

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Today, the concept that the service business can be the profit engine for product manufacturers and resellers looking to achieve high performance is not new or even particularly insightful.

Many companies, such as Caterpillar and General Electric, have understood this premise for decades – and they have driven their bottom line with service profits. Others, such as Dell and Home Depot, have recently scaled up their service capabilities to capture profit while simultaneously growing their top line.

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Making It Pay

September 12, 2005

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Procurement Out, Value In Financial services companies face an unrelenting challenge to lower their cost base and streamline operations to keep pace in today’s competitive and unforgiving world markets. With margins shrinking and customers wary, senior executives must focus all their energies on what can lift their businesses above the pack and deliver shareholder value, […]

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Kinaxis Focuses on Operational Performance Management

September 12, 2005

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Assessment Increasingly, OEMs, manufacturers and distributors are realizing that their decisions regarding demand, supply, capacity and products can carry unintended consequences. Often they make decisions without anticipating what prove to be inevitable trade-offs, such as the effect that taking an unplanned order may have on purchase cancellations and overall profitability. The source of the problem […]

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