Tag Archives: Google

How Many Job Interviews Should Companies Conduct?

As we know, the job search tends to be stressful. And that especially applies to the interview stage of the process. In some cases, firms conduct numerous interviews with their best candidates. We realize that job candidates get frustrated by … Continue reading

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How Costly Are the Most Expensive Search Terms on Google?

Are you using or considering paid search on Google? Do you know what the 100 most expensive keywords are on Google? As Chris Zook writes for WebpageFX: “Google has billions of keywords at their disposal. But not all keywords are … Continue reading

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Social Media Analytics and Google+

For many people, Google+ is an under-appreciated social media platform. Yet, according to recent data assembled by Craig Smith for Digital Marketing Ramblings (and other sources): Google+ has about 350 million active monthly users. Google + has about 25 million … Continue reading

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Ace Hardware: Another Same-Day Delivery Strategy

In recent years, companies such as Google and Amazon have stepped up their same-day delivery efforts — believing that this can be a key competitive advantage for firms with an adequate distribution structure to handle same-day deliveries. Ace Hardware is one … Continue reading

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When Do People Do Their Holiday Shopping?

As we enter the 2014 major holiday shopping season — yes, it’s that time already, it is important to understand when consumers will shop. According to Google: “This holiday shopping season will be our most connected ever, with devices at … Continue reading

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Tracking Shoppers from the Web to the Store?

As store retailers continue to grapple with the competition from online firms, they have become more interested in tracking the success of digital advertising in luring shoppers to their stores. With that in mind, Google is developing a new program for store … Continue reading

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Omnichannel Charges Ahead

At first, retailers mostly operated through one channel — physical stores. Then came mail and phone orders, and more recently, the online channel. Integrating these channels is important and can be a point of differentiation. Consider this observation from Marian … Continue reading

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