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Getting the Most out of Responsive Web Design: 8 Reasons to Make Sure Your Site Is Mobile Optimized

The mobile marketing gold rush boomed last year as smartphone usage swelled to landmark proportions. According to Pew Research, two in three Americans now own smartphones. Similarly, around the world in developed and developing countries, it’s almost impossible to find a household that doesn’t contain at least one smartphone user. With every passing day, the proliferation of mobile devices is making fixed home phone lines and internet connections a thing of the distant past.
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How Competitive Intelligence Helps Agencies Close More Deals

One question that we get quite often from our agency clients is this: How can I increase my close rate using iSpionage competitive intelligence data. To answer the question above, we conducted a survey to our business users on behalf of our agency clients. We asked the following open ended question: “What is your biggest business challenge?” Here are the main responses we received, ranked in order:
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The Real Goal of Competitive Intelligence (99% of People Get This Wrong!)

There’s a super common misconception when it comes to competitive intelligence. We're not really sure that 99% of people actually get this wrong, but we can confirm, based on our 7 years of experience in the competitive intelligence space, that the percentage is really, really high. You see, most people make the mistake of thinking that the goal of competitive intelligence is to copy their competitors, which couldn’t be further from the truth.
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How to Use Dynamic Number Insertion for More Accurate PPC Lead Gen Tracking

The name "Dynamic Number Insertion" sounds intimating. When I was first pitched this type of trackable number, my initial thought was to instantly hand the project off to my developer. But I’m happy I decided to implement the entire process myself because it helped me realize how much of a game changer this phone tracking technology will be for my PPC clients.
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Why Competitive Intelligence Matters More Now Than Ever Before

We're going to start by telling you something that you already know. Then, we're going to expand the concept to help you understand the importance of competitive intelligence in a way you’ve never thought about it before. Are you ready? Competitive intelligence matters more now than ever in the digital marketplace we all find ourselves in. Do you know why?
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Are You Leveraging the Three Pillars of a Sound Business Strategy?

A sound business strategy starts with understanding three key things: So which one is the most important? To be honest, they’re all very important, but here at iSpionage we wouldn’t say they’re all equally important. You see, if you don’t understand your customers, your business isn’t going to do very well.
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Get a Better ROI From Your Marketing Budget with Google AdWords [Infographic]

Whether you're a small business owner or the CMO of a multi-million dollar company, the advertising mediums you choose can make or break your year and your career. And there are so many advertising platforms available these days, you have to keep in mind that every sales rep you meet will tell you that the advertising platform they're selling is the key to spending less and making more.
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AdWords Quality Score Tips: What Is Quality Score & Why Does It Matter?

AdWords experts talk a lot about Quality Score and how important it is for getting better results, but we realized that not everyone understands how AdWords Quality Score system works and why it matters for your AdWords campaigns. This post provides a detailed explanation about how Google's Quality Score rating system works along with some tips on how you can improve your scores.
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15 Default AdWords Settings That Are Draining Your Bank Account & What to Do about It

AdWords has a few dirty little secrets they don't want you to know about. The first is that their "Quality Score" is weighted to provide more clicks for ads with the highest click through rate (CTR). Why? Because they make money every time someone clicks your ad. The second is that the advice AdWords and its reps give isn't always in your best interest. In fact, more often than not, it mostly helps Google to make more money by getting you to bid on more keywords or by increasing your budget (although you can get some really good advice from AdWords reps from time to time).
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