At the heart of this privacy issue, are a website’s tags, cookies, and data collection and how etailers will manage consumers opting out of online tracking by putting “do-not-track” capabilities in place. Fortunately, tag management systems enable advertisers to control all data-driven vendors in one place, thereby ensuring that best practices are met across the board. When it comes to TagMan, our system has do-not track built in from the start, enabling marketers to comply with the opt-out promises that the various laws and regulations require, and still continue to use tracking systems that don’t require such opt-outs. Here Virgin Atlantic talks about how they use tag management to manage their ePrivacy compliance. Continue reading →
With the assistance of Ghostery, we’ve put together some data showing that social plug-in adoption among Experian Hitwise Top 100 UK Travel Retail Sites lag far behind adoption among all top sites. While 50% of all top sites have a Facebook plug-in and 43% have a Twitter plug-in, it turns out that only 29% of the Top 100 UK Travel Retail Sites have any social plugin at all (see our infographic after the jump).
This despite evidence that shoppers are becoming increasingly social, with 58% of online consumers having “followed” a retailer through Facebook, Twitter or a retailer’s blog. Continue reading →
With the assistance of Ghostery, we’ve put together some data showing that social plug-in adoption among Experian Hitwise Top 100 US Travel Retail Sites lag far behind adoption among all top sites. While 50% of all top sites have a Facebook plug-in and 43% have a Twitter plug-in, it turns out that only 29% of the Top 100 US Travel Retail Sites have any social plugin at all (see our infographic after the jump).
This despite evidence that shoppers are becoming increasingly social, with 58% of online consumers having “followed” a retailer through Facebook, Twitter or a retailer’s blog.
A marketer’s ability to have their company’s website’s pages load quickly has direct impact on sales and ultimately on the bottom line. Page load times can impact the overall customer experience, as well as SEO as page speed determines your ranking when users search in a browser. According to the Aberdeen Group, a 1-second delay in page-load time equals 11% fewer page views, a 16% decrease in customer satisfaction, and 7% loss in conversions. And that sounds bad for business.
We partnered with the UK’s leading glasses e-tailor Glasses Direct to study page speed and conversion behavior. Our study enabled us to build a case for the true correlation between page speed and dollar values. Our findings substantiated the Aberdeen findings, where increases in page-load time significantly impacted conversion rates, dropping by 7%.
Analytics and optimisation consultancy Logan Tod has developed an approach that incorporates attribution modelling within its own optimisation framework so its clients can decide where to invest their ad spend.
The framework classifies individual marketing activity, from high-level channels down to low-level keywords, with specific recommendations associated with each. One visualization of Logan Tod’s process looks a little like this:
The conversation about consumer privacy on the Internet is heating up due to recent legislation proposed both in the EU and the US. It’s a real concern for both consumers and website publishers alike. (This webinar from Marketo has the latest on EU and US e-privacy law, just in case you haven’t been following.)
Current technologies that track consumers’ behavior when browsing the Web are often dropping cookies on users’ Continue reading →
TagMan recently caught up with Andy Kahl Product Manager at Evidon, Ghostery’s parent company, to talk about their recent study: Biggest Lagger: The Top Ten Elements that Slow Your Internet Down (US), in which they tracked their GhostRank Panel volunteers to monitor the Internet and most third-party content. Out of nearly 800 companies they watch, they found the top 10 that lag the web browsing experience the most in the U.S.
So what does Glasses Direct plan to do about it? Given its focus is online, then drive its online channels hard. Efficiency is the overriding mission. But, that doesn’t mean the company isn’t prepared to invest to get as lean as possible. Silsbury has a couple of things in mind: Continue reading →