Yardi Launches New SEO/SEM Marketing Service

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Santa Barbara-based Yardi , the developer of property management software, has launched a new property marketing service, which includes search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), and enhanced online listings on Yardi's RENTCafe service. yardi property management marketing real estate realestate

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CPC Strategy Acquired By Elite SEM

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San Diego-based e-commerce agency CPC Strategy has been acquired by digital marketing agency Elite SEM , according to private equity backer Mountaingate Capital. The acquisition is the third for Elite SEM since Mountaingate Capital acquired the comapny in 2017. strategy elitesem merger acquisition cpcstrategy agency design marketing advertising ecommerce

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Value and Meetups - SEO / SEM

SoCal CTO

I went to a meetup yesterday that was on the topic of Internet Marketing / SEO / SEM. I'm hoping to figure out a way to spark a meet-up around SEO / SEM in Santa Monica / West Los Angeles / South Bay The meeting had a decent case study and some pretty good discussion around the room of different tools that you might consider using. Then the organizer went into a 20 minute sales pitch around his new training/coaching offering. It felt like a bad time share presentation.

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Guerilla Marketing, Brad Feld Style

InfoChachkie

Serial entrepreneur, venture investor and startup accelerator pioneer Brad Feld has notoriously mocked traditional marketing throughout his career. If you have amazing products, the marketing of those products is trivial. If you have $hitty products, the marketing is impossible.

10 Marketing Lessons for Early-Stage Tech Startups

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The following are some lessons I learned about early-stage startup marketing. Because market is such a broad topic, I’m restricting these lessons to PR marketing (as opposed SEO, SEM, product marketing, etc.). I call this “marketing futures.&#

How to Solve the Biggest Frustration Marketers Have With Social

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When polled 88% of marketing professionals said they couldn’t accurately measure the effectiveness of their marketing campaigns and the majority said lack of ROI measurement is their single greatest frustration with social media (Forbes).

Advanced Affiliate Marketing with ShoeMoney

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, February 9, 2012 -- Advanced Affiliate Marketing with ShoeMoney. Join us for our next Startups Uncensored event on February 9th - Advanced Affiliate Marketing with Jeremy Schoemaker! Schoemaker (widely known by his nickname of ShoeMoney) is an important player in the search engine marketing world, and his knowledge and expertise make him one of the top go-to guys for PPC, arbitrage, SEM, branding, and online income optimization.

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Pubcon 2010 Here We Come!

Tech Zulu Event

The TechZulu team is coming back to Pubcon this year from November 8-11 to bring you some amazing content from the masters of affiliate marketing, Search and SEO, Social Media, Link building, Advertising, Branding, PR, Analytics and tons more. Tags: Advertising & PR Events Pubcon Social Media Video Advertising affiliate marketing analytics Branding Link building PR pubcon Search SEM SEO

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The Most Misunderstood Facts About Building a Business on YouTube

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The point isn’t to “build a business on YouTube” but rather to use YouTube as a marketing platform to build a video business that works across many platforms. But you don’t need to spend money on SEM. For me this was a simple market analysis.

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The Search Agency Highlights Growth In Revenues, Jobs

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According to the company, which provides search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), and other related online marketing services, it had revenue growth of 37% in 2009, and hired more than 40 additional employees. The firm said the growth came as a result of increasing demand for the firm's online marketing services. Tags: searchagency thesearchagency growth marketing online

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DOMAINfest Global

SoCal Tech Calendar

Attendees include online advertising experts, domain publishers, domain monetization experts, SEO and SEM specialists, website developers, online marketers, ad or affiliate network suppliers, search advertising providers, venture capitalists, bankers and trademark/legal advisors. Thursday, February 2, 2012 -- DOMAINfest Global. DOMAINfest is a conference series that brings domain industry and Internet professionals together to learn, network, and do business.

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DOMAINfest Global

SoCal Tech Calendar

Attendees include online advertising experts, domain publishers, domain monetization experts, SEO and SEM specialists, website developers, online marketers, ad or affiliate network suppliers, search advertising providers, venture capitalists, bankers and trademark/legal advisors. Wednesday, February 1, 2012 -- DOMAINfest Global. DOMAINfest is a conference series that brings domain industry and Internet professionals together to learn, network, and do business.

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DOMAINfest Global

SoCal Tech Calendar

Attendees include online advertising experts, domain publishers, domain monetization experts, SEO and SEM specialists, website developers, online marketers, ad or affiliate network suppliers, search advertising providers, venture capitalists, bankers and trademark/legal advisors. Tuesday, January 31, 2012 -- DOMAINfest Global. DOMAINfest is a conference series that brings domain industry and Internet professionals together to learn, network, and do business.

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Why The Haters are Wrong About Growth Hacking

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I actually really enjoyed many of the points Muhammad made about marketing in general and I found myself nodding through the entirety of the article except for it’s core premise. It’s about looking out for and catching the next major marketing wave before others have grokked it.

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5 Reasons Growth Hacking is THE Most Important Function of a Startup

Tech Zulu Event

For about 50 years, (…cough M) Ad Men, or marketing and sales individuals, have been the kings of organizational hierarchy … and then came the Internet of things and engineers took over the throne. Again, the growth hacker owns this component of product, user experience, and marketing.

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Advertising Wants to be Measurable – An Investment Thesis

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One of the investment themes I’ve been focused on in the past 3 years has been Performance-Based Marketing. When I started investing the US advertising market was $300 billion with only 10% of it ($30 billion) of it being online and measurable. Tags: Tech Market Analysis

Anametrix Funding Worth $1.15M

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Anametrix is headed by Blaise Barrelet, and develops software used to correlate web analytics, social media, search engine marketing (SEM), video & audio, e-mail campaigns, and market research.

The Case for In-Stream Advertising

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I know that advertising is important to inform consumers of offers – the same reason many tech companies use SEM. Let innovation happen and the market decide - I don’t how all of this will end up. If the market rejects in-stream then the market wins. And if the market rejects in-stream then we still win. Tags: Tech Market Analysis The topic of whether in-stream advertising has heated up.

Startup Business Model Considerations

SoCal CTO

all the other folks out there that will try to enter the same market) the barriers have been dropping over the last few years. Team – higher requirements for caliber of team members Product – focus on truly differentiated and not me-too Market – is it really big enough to provide investor returns** Traction – need more users, partners, patents, etc Timing – are you building for yesterday or 2 yrs from now?

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Why Misunderstanding Startup Metrics Can Cost You Your Business

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In an eCommerce or Internet Services business it is often the marketing costs (if purchased online) and in an enterprise software company it is often marketing plus enterprise sales reps. Some even suggestion and LTV/CAC ratio of 1 while you’re growing to capture market share.

Anametrix Gets Funding, Adds Advisors

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Anametrix is headed by Blasie Barrelet, and says it is developing software to correlate web analytics, social media, search engine marketing (SEM), video & audio, e-mail campaigns, market research and other data for businesses.

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Doing the Right Things is More Important than Doing Things Right

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They are tasked with “getting deals done&# so they race around talking to tons of potential partners inking anything from channel sale deals , product integration, international distribution agreements, co-marketing arrangements, M&A discussions, etc.

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Announcing a Deal I’ve Wanted to Talk About for a Year

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And we wanted a head of global marketing. I wanted them to have a market lead before others could try and build what Ethan was working on. We will stay in LA and then Southern California before branching out into our 2nd & 3rd markets. Let me not bury the lede.

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How Startups Can Use Metrics to Drive Success

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How many through SEM? per click on an SEM basis this is NOT your cost to acquire a customer – you need to add conversion rate. You Manage What you Measure. One of the things I discuss the most with the portfolio companies I’m involved with is that “you manage what you measure.”.

How to Decrease the Odds That Your Startup Fails

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Lately I’ve been having to say things I thought I’d never have to remind people, like, “getting to positive gross margin in several territories is a very low bar to claim success” or “profitable excluding marketing costs” is not actually a real thing. Market Size. It’s ok to target a small market and you can probably build a niche business that is extremely valuable to you as an individual. Market Structure.

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Sales Kids With Grit – Web 2.0 Paper Routes

InfoChachkie

Other entry-level experiences for budding entrepreneurs included selling items marketed in comic book ads. The ad includes two coupons, under the heading “Mail One Coupon Today – Give the other to a Friend”, an example of old-school viral marketing. Wow, a simple contract, a statement of trust and viral marketing, three great lessons for young entrepreneurs. The key to effective SEM is diligent and vigilant review of the keywords and their respective effectiveness. .

What Every Entrepreneur Could Learn from Justin Bieber

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You need to be great at something: technology back-end, front-end design, usability, sales, marketing, quantitative analysis, leadership –> whatever. So they set out a grass route’s effort to go directly to the market. This article originally appeared on TechCrunch.

Pour And Stir II – Managing Your Cost Per Customer

InfoChachkie

This entry focuses on how you can minimize your cost per customer acquired by systematically establishing the infrastructure necessary to track the results obtained from a variety of online and offline marketing vehicles.

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Your Product Needs to be 10x Better than the Competition to Win. Here’s Why:

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Not because they didn’t want to do Pay-per-click (they are huge buyers of SEM) but because they didn’t want other people to know what they paid for clicks! they can build teams that really focus on building & marketing great products.

This Week in VC Episode 6 with @Jason Calacanis: Best One Yet

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It’s always fun chatting with Jason because he’s knowledgeable about the market, quick on topics and pushes me to talk more about VC / entrepreneur issues. WordStream – Provides software and services that help businesses manage SEM and SEO campaigns.

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How Luxury Link Is Growing Its Travel Marketplace, With Scott Morrow

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Scott Morrow is an Internet and startup veteran, having run such companies as Oversee.net and ThisNext, and headed up product marketing for IAC/Citysearch. When I first came on board, we were not very sophisticated with our search engine marketing. We grew our SEM and improved our ROI.

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Interview with John Tomich, Onestop Internet

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The sixth is marketing analytics, including SEM/SEO, collecting customer names, emails -- we use ExactTarget for emails, and Omniture for Analytics. We're expanding into Europe, growing our marketing and technology platform, and just acquired a company--Billion Dollar Babes--which is a closeout sales firm, which has been around for eight years offline. Yesterday, Rancho Dominguez-based Onestop Internet (www.onestop.com) announced that the firm has raised $13.3M

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Full Speed Ahead! Social Media Week Is Here!

Tech Zulu Event

This panel, featuring Sean Percival, Tony Adam, Alex Becker, Josh Ochs, and Erica Forette, will discuss how the idea of “search is social” will affect online marketing strategies. Tuesday - Sept 21st - 6PM - Location-Based Marketing: To Check-in or Not to Check-in? As consumer attention shifts to mobile devices, marketers are finding new opportunities to engage through location-aware mobile applications. It’s nothing short of a new frontier in digital marketing.

Interview with Billy Fried, Kijubi

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I was in advertising and marketing, working in Newport Beach on the Mazda account. Billy Fried: We first tested it in California, which was our launch market a year and a half ago. The idea was to have tent poles up in the most important leisure markets. We bat about 800 in terms of people buying off on the idea, who understand the bigger reach we have on the Internet, and the more SEO/SEM we do, which delivers business to them that they wouldn't have gotten otherwise.

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