The Path To Purchase Beyond Retail

Thanks to IBM and eMarketer for compiling some great research on “The Path To Purchase Beyond Retail.”  Much is talked about regarding the path to purchase for retailers, but what about when it comes to the more services-oriented industries, such as banking, healthcare, telecom and travel? eMarketer has curated this Roundup of articles, insights and […]

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The Power of Social Conversations Is Led By the GenX Population

As marketers we understand the power of conversations. I believe that good marketing is all about starting and engaging in conversations with prospects, clients and  your overall market. This conversation power  is amplified and taken to global levels through Social Media. Social Media is where you can identify and develop brand advocates. We hear a […]

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2016 Mobile Search Trends Research

Mobile devices now account for a majority—or near majority—of online searches for almost every major industry. That’s according to an analysis which examined hundreds of millions of online search queries measured by Hitwise across multiple devices, including 3.5 million smartphones and tablets. As marketers it is critical for us to leverage mobile, but as important, […]

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Site Search Can Make – or Break – the Omnichannel Experience

My team at Rio SEO exhibited at the recent Shop.org in Dallas. During the event RichRelevance released some interesting research from their  survey of 1,006 U.S. shoppers showing that site search is a key factor in driving customer purchase success followed by the importance of having ratings & reviews readily available. The new research that drills […]

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WalMart Acquires Jet.Com -Will They Leverage the innovation, Technology & Entrepreneurial Spirit?

  Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and Jet.com, Inc.  announced they have entered into a definitive agreement for Walmart to acquire Jet for approximately $3 billion in cash, a portion of which will be paid over time. Additionally, $300 million of Walmart shares will be paid over time as part of the transaction. This is a huge […]

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