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Alexis Hall

TopRank Heads to the Windy City for SES Chicago 2012 #SESCHI

Alexis Hall on Nov 6th, 2012     Marketing Industry News, Marketing PR Conferences, Online Marketing

Chicago BeanOn Tuesday November 14th  we will be heading south for SES Chicago.  This will be my second SES event and I am looking forward to attending sessions to continue to educate myself in online marketing, and share it with our readers, all while hanging out in the city of Chicago.  I will be live blogging along with fellow TopRank-ers – Jolina Pettice, Evan Prokop, Thom Craver and Miranda Miller.

When planning any trip, one of the first things I do is map out the stops which are a MUST SEE. Conferences are no different.  We follow online marketing best practices, and always have a game plan to ensure we can get the most out of the time spent at conferences.

Ashley Zeckman

Online Marketing News: The Olympics Get Social, Twitter Co-Founder’s New Publishing Platform, Which Tablet Reigns Supreme, #SESSF

Ashley Zeckman on Aug 17th, 2012     Online Marketing

London Calling: Mobility & The Olympic Games

Sadly the 2012 Olympics came to an end this past week.  These Olympic Games were by far the most socially shared to date.  This infographic from Acme Packet shared some very interesting information on everything from estimates for viewership and devices used, to predictions for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Twitter Co-Founders Preview Medium, A New Publishing Tool
Evan Williams a co-founder of Twitter describes Medium as “re-imagining publishing in an attempt to make an evolutionary leap.”  Medium takes submitted content like photos or text and organizes items that are similar into collections that multiple users and view, and add to.  Via Cnet.

Ashley Zeckman

7 Things You Need to Know About Analytics: Thom Craver and Garry Przyklenk – #SESSF

Ashley Zeckman on Aug 15th, 2012     Online Marketing, Search Engine Strategies

Taking a deep dive into analytics with Thom Craver (@thomcraver) and Garry Przyklenk (@gprzyklenk) at SES San Francisco was the perfect way to kick off the Dicovery Channel’s Shark Week.

This team of knowledgeable online experts did not disappoint, and as promised, plunged headfirst into analytics and how to make them work for your organization.  In this article I have included 7 things that you need to know about analytics from the “Web Analytics Deep Dive” session on Tuesday afternoon.

#1 – Data is Not Information

Data and information are not the same thing.  Data is described as a seemingly unconnected set of numbers and values.  Information on the other hand provides context around the data, and labels or groups the content.

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