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Report: Online Ads Getting Record Results

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Record-breaking numbers may be on the way for tech companies that run online ads, reports claim, as the numbers for the final quarter of last year are about to be released. These include giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook, though they also include numerous smaller companies. It seems like, no matter where you look, online ads have gotten a lot of traffic and online shopping, predictably, is hotter than ever. As the reports come out over the next few weeks, it will be interesting to see just how well these ads performed and to consider whether or not this is a new normal in the United States.

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Is It Better to Use Email or a Phone Number for Your Contact Information?

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You have a stunning website. It showcases your products, it answers some of the questions people have, it includes a call-to-action to create sales and it helps establish your brand’s identity. You’re about ready to launch the site. There’s just one thing left to do: create a contact page. If customers -- or prospective customers -- want to get in touch with you, it needs to be easy for them to do so. Any level of confusion can push them away. But, some forms of communication may be better than others. So, is it better to use email or a phone number on that contact page?

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How to Enhance Business-Focused Decision-Making Through Effective Metric Tracking

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Measuring an eCommerce website’s performance in today’s information-rich online marketplace is a daunting task for small to mid-sized business (SMB) owners. With so much raw data at their fingertips, many fail to extract the proverbial golden nuggets that facilitate wise decision-making.

Resist the urge to become buried in a mountain of figures and, instead, focus time and energy on some of the key performance indicators below. Using these strategies can not only help make better use of resources, but can also free up time to focus on the core qualities which make your business a success.

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Email Marketing Will Be Important in 2015, But the Tools May Change

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The online marketing landscape in 2015 will look very different than it did even three or four years ago. Mobile marketing, social media and content marketing will likely continue to be some of the most important elements of a marketing campaign. A term like "email marketing," however, already sounds like an outdated technique.

Of course, experienced online marketers know that this definitely isn't the case. As marketing approaches become stretched across many different platforms and tons of content continues to be produced, email marketing will remain one of the most powerful strategies.

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Google Says the Majority of Online Ads Are Never Viewed

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The number of ads that Google runs on a daily basis is staggering. According to some sources, ad impressions from Google's display network end up totaling an unfathomable 24.17 billion per day, while impressions from Google Search total around 5.57 billion. This means that Google runs almost 30 billion ads every day.

Unfortunately, according to new Google research, over half of all these ads are never viewed by anyone. Some fundamental changes to the system may be needed before advertisers can be sure they're spending money on something that actually has a chance of being seen.

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