Tag Archives: lead generation

Rob’s Roundup: Facebook Lead Generation, Content Marketing and Mobile Necessity

Facebook Testing Mobile Lead Generation The goal of every company is to convert people into customers – this is an obvious truth, and yet bringing in higher conversion rates for online visitors remains a challenge for most brands. Facebook in particular is working hard to change this within their ecosystem; just look at their partnership […]

Never Underestimate the Power of Sitelinks

A few years ago, I was interviewing for a search engine marketing position and the interviewer (who happens to be an SEM guru of sorts) asked me what my favourite Google innovation was. “Sitelinks,” I answered very quickly (they were new at the time). He nodded and asked the highest increase in CTR I had […]

Social Media for Lead Generation Finally Getting Its Due

My social media feeds are full of people looking for things. This morning, a friend of mine who is a parent of young toddlers posted a desperate plea on Facebook for a recommendation for a maid service. Another was travelling to China on business and was seeking a reliable VPN service to bypass the Great […]

What is a Phone Call Worth to an Advertiser?

Let’s wax poetic on the value of a phone call for a moment.  I often speak with advertisers on what a call is worth to them.  Is a six second call valid?  Some may say ‘yes’, some would argue ‘no’. Is it really in the eye of the beholder? Let’s take a glimpse into my life […]

Going Mobile: Smartphone Trends Affecting Your Business

If your business is looking to maximize leads, then it is time to start thinking about how consumers are searching for your business. You should ask yourself “Can our customers easily access our company’s content and contact information from a smartphone?” If not, you could be missing out on potential sales. In the past, it […]

How to Increase the Effectiveness of Your Local Directory Ads

Do you get 80% of your leads from your top four markets? Is your franchise aligned to service only certain zip codes? Do you know what directories (if any) your customers are using? Successful local search campaigns are built through targeting specific local market areas and ensuring that your message reaches consumers in that area. […]

Using Pinterest to Generate Leads

If you’re not paying attention to Pinterest, you should be. TechCrunch is calling it the fastest-growing standalone website in history, with 11.7 million unique visitors in January 2012, up from a scant 400,000 last May. Is it a flash in the pan or a long-term success story? It may be too early to tell, but […]

Not All Leads are Created Equal

Do you know which leads are most likely to convert to high-value customers? This morning, I attended Know Thy Customer 2011, an event hosted by SAS and Forrester, two of the big names in customer data mining and intelligence. The event, which took place in several cities including Montreal, spotlighted major companies who are successfully […]