Zach Eberhart

The Weekly Compete Pulse

Here’s a round up of our favorite digital marketing stories from the web this week: 10 Google Analytics Advanced Segments That Reveal Search & Social ROI, How & When You Can Turn SEM From A Checkbox To A Core Business Component, How To Get Interactive Branding Right, The Most Effective Tactics for Acquiring Facebook Fans and Twitter Followers

Sunday Series: Fashion & Style Among October’s Fast Movers

For this week’s Sunday Series, we have a category that hasn’t made the fast movers list for some time now, the “Fashion and Style” category. As a whole the category saw a 15.6% month-over-month (MoM) increase in unique visitors (UVs). This brought the total category UVs up to 15.9 million for the month of October – the highest that it has been in over a year.

The Weekly Compete Pulse

Here’s a round up of our favorite digital marketing stories from the web this week: How Shoppers Use Mobile Phones in Stores, 25 Marketing Cliches You Should Avoid at All Costs, 101 Lessons from five years of SEO by Brian Dean, Nail Content Writing and Inspire Your Readers to Respond.

Adjusting Your Search Strategy to Increase Holiday Sales

As the holiday season begins, many brands are preparing for the launch of their holiday marketing blitzes—that is, if they haven’t already. To help you understand the holiday shopper, we have completed a study in concert with Google which takes a look at the differences between consumers who do and don’t use search in their path-to-purchase.

Sunday Series: Healthcare.gov Traffic Gives Large Boost to Insurance Category

If you were following current events during the month of October then you are probably aware of one of the top stories – the government shutdown and the launch of healthcare.gov, the acting portal of the Affordable Care Act. Knowing this, it’s not surprising that the “Insurance & Physicians” category made our list of fast moving categories.

The Weekly Compete Pulse

Here’s a round up of our favorite digital marketing stories from the web this week: Michael Kors’s Instagram Ad: 36K Likes, 200 Rage-Filled Comments, Twitter’s New Display Ads in Action, Instagram ads are turning into ‘likes’ 5 percent of the time, No. 1 Position in AdWords Doesn’t Always Get Highest CTR [Study].

How to Maximize Ad Efficiency by Reaching Your Exact Target Demographic

As MySpace continues to surprise just about everyone with some of the highest traffic numbers they’ve had in years and a 50% increase in users since the relaunch, one thing that is still concerning is the tremendous drop in visitor engagement.

Sunday Series: Fantasy Football Fast Movers

As the football season moves along and your home team playoff hopes begin to crash and burn or rise at a worrisome pace (I’m an Eagles fan, a city where hope is poisonous and it is foolish to be too optimistic), many of us have turned to our fantasy football teams for solace. The category as a whole is doing the best it has in at least two years. After a 34% month-over-month (MoM) increase in unique visitors (UVs), the category is now seeing over 25 million UVs.

The Weekly Compete Pulse

Here’s a round up of our favorite digital marketing stories from the web this week: Are You Making These 10 Common Google AdWords Mistakes? Internet marketers know that using Google AdWords is an excellent way to drive traffic to their sites. Since it can be expensive if not handled correctly, the trick is to manage campaigns to get the highest return on investment. Unfortunately, a poorly managed AdWords campaign is

Red Sox vs. Cardinals: Who is Winning the Internet?

If you are a baseball fan then October is one of your favorite months out of the year. Not only do you get to enjoy all the best parts of fall, but you get to watch playoff baseball—arguably the best part of the season. Now that there are two teams left and we head into game 6 with the possibility of the Red Sox coming out on top as winners

Comparing Conversion Rates of Crowdfunding Pioneers

When Warner Bros decided not to fund Rob Thomas’s feature film for the now cancelled TV series Veronica Mars, he looked to Kickstarter – and the Kickstarter community responded. Reaching $2 million dollars in less than ten hours, Veronica Mars broke multiple records, gathered the attention of the industry, and had people seriously recondsidering the legitimacy of crowdfunding. Today, the top five projects combined have received over $32 million dollars in funding.