Saturday, December 15th, 2018

BrightEdge, an SEO software platform which prides itself on having an open technology platform has teamed up with comScore to bring panel-based competitive data to it’s SEO tool set. BrightEdge has offered competitive analytics for SEO for a while now. Much like many other SEO platforms such as Searchmerics, Optify and Conductor, BrightEdge has focussed primarily on using closed-loop analytics to mesh two different data sets together to measure the impact of SEO tactics on search rankings….

SearchIgnite, an online marketing platform technology company, has rebranded itself as IgnitionOne to coincide with the launch of it’s new “digital marketing suite”. Previously known for having a demand side platform (DSP) and a paid search automated bid management platform (ABM) that were tightly integrated to make display ad buying more like paid search, their latest technology adds “the missing piece of the online marketing puzzle”, which is automating content delivery around search and social media lead scoring. The new brand logo for IgnitionOne has three overlapping circles which simultaneously indicate a progression for the company itself and is also…

SES San Francisco attracted 6,000 attendees last week — and now the leading search and social marketing event heads to Hong Kong. SES Hong Kong, which will be held September 13-14, will feature Avinash Kaushik, author, blogger, and analytics evangelist at Google….

The best presentation at last week’s Social Media Strategies conference in Santa Clara, CA, was the keynote by John Squire, Chief Strategy Officer of Coremetrics, on measuring ROI in Social Media. He presented the latest research into social media and a quick case study from Seton Hall University….

One of the differences between UK Election 2010 and American politics is betting on the outcome. In the UK, the Telegraph’s UK General Election 2010 Opinion Poll Tracker includes a Betfair overall majority forecast. In the US, you don’t see that kind of feature….

Image by SESConferenceSeries via FlickrBack on January 12, 2010, Avinash Kaushik, co-founder of Market Motive Inc. and best-selling author of Web Analytics: An Hour A Day, was the featured presenter on an SES Webcast about Analytics 2010 – Driving the data! Now, I did happen to mention in a blog post about the event that Kaushik would be giving out six free copies of his newest book, “Web Analytics 2.0,” to the participants who ask the most compelling questions during the webcast. So, maybe I’m partially to blame for what happened next. His webcast was a big success. And in…

This week, Google has been pushing out features as part of its campaign to make the Internet faster. Webmaster Central released the Site Performance tool where developers can get suggestions on making their sites run more efficiently. And Google launched its own Public DNS service, to help browsers resolve URL/IP associations faster. Google Analytics is getting in on the effort with a new code snippet. If you’re not familiar, when you sign up for Google Analytics, you’re given a piece of code to put on your website. That’s how Google can track stats on your site. This new code snippet…

iPerceptions has launched a new integrated web analytics solution called A&B Interactive Dashboard. The tool is designed to draw out behavioral and attitudinal data to provide marketers a clearer idea of what’s drawing conversions and why. It’s compatible with web analytics programs such as Google Analytics, Omniture, Coremetrics, and Web Trends. Stephanie Hamel, Director and Treasurer of the Web Analytics Association is calling the tool a “game changer.” “Today, there is no simple way for companies to combine behavioral and attitudinal data without a tremendous amount of effort and cost,” said Hamel. “Now, iPerceptions is offering a simple and easy-to-use…

Webtrends has acquired Widemile, adding their multivariate testing and optimization services to their offering. Widemile’s platform provides advanced visitor segmentation, real-time reporting, intuitive wizards, and best practices training.

“Webtrends now offers the most open, elegant and powerful analytics and optimization platform available anywhere. Our customers want to further leverage the rich data set available with Webtrends Analytics, and Widemile’s capabilities provide a natural path to help our customers achieve better performance and improved ROI,” said Alex Yoder, Webtrends CEO.

The third-generation of Widemile’s platform is known for its ease of use, algorithms and architecture, and reporting capabilities.

“The Widemile and Webtrends offerings fit naturally to address the macro challenges and opportunities facing our customers in the coming years,” said Robert Bergquist, Widemile CEO and President. “The combination is a best-in-class integrated web analytics and optimization platform allowing users to plan online marketing programs with the assurance that built-in testing, targeting, and optimization solutions will maximize conversion rates.”