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3 Must-Have Technology Marketing Strategies for VARs, Integrators, and ISVs

Marketing your technology business can be a challenge. The technical side of your business (and maybe your personality or your staff’s) can make maintaining a website, promoting products and services, and generating leads seem far outside your wheelhouse. To ensure your marketing efforts are on target and effective, make sure you are leveraging these three technology…


Improve Your Marketing: Look At the Right Analytics

As marketers, we have access to a whole arsenal of analytics to improve the way we generate and nurture new business. However, that access can be both a blessing and a curse. We know what our business goals are – to make sure all of our desired customers know our name, to leverage a large database of engaged leads, and to turn those leads into customers – but when it’s time to make improvements or measure success, it’s difficult to know which metrics to use.

Google Hummingbird Update

Google Introduces Hummingbird Update

Google definitely likes to keep marketers on their toes. Last week, the company announced the Hummingbird update, bringing content marketing to the forefront.

Here’s everything you need to know:

The update includes a change in the company’s algorithm. The updated algorithm serves to put less emphasis on keywords and more on the user’s query by switching all searches to encrypted searches using HTTPS. This is quite a change from the 2011 update that spawned a rise in “not provided” data.


So-Long Google External Keyword Research Tool

This month, Google users are saying their goodbyes to the External Keyword Research Tool.

In May, Google announced on its AdWords blog that it planned to replace the external tool with the Keyword Planner program. The Keyword Planner “combines the functionality of the Keyword Tool and Traffic Estimator into a smooth, integrated workflow,” AdWords Product Manager Deepti Bhatnagar explained in the post.