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How to Use Customer Insights to Optimize Your PPC Advertising Campaigns

Why? Because marketers often forget that the experience their customers have with their products, services, and their brand can provide everything they need to create valuable ad campaigns. But it doesn’t end at the planning stage.

Your customers provide the key ingredients to success throughout the life of your campaigns. Here are the basic building blocks of PPC advertising campaigns, and how customer insights can inform them.

Determining your target audience should be the first step when creating ad campaigns. But this step is often skipped because advertisers tend to assume they know their target audience before doing any research. … Read more » 

Top 5 Must-Have Features in a Lead Generation and Tracking Solution

Lead generation and tracking campaign success are two of the biggest priorities for today’s businesses. Growing sales pipelines with qualified leads requires a deeper understanding of your marketing performance. But with so many options for lead generation and tracking tools to help meet these priorities, choosing the best solution can be difficult. Here are the top five features to look for when considering a lead generation and tracking solution.

When generating leads, toll-free vanity numbers are incredibly effective. Not only are they proven to be 14 times easier to recall than numeric numbers in advertising; they also increase brand awareness. Memorable vanity numbers will help consumers remember your businesses when they need specific goods or services. Ultimately, this results in generating more inbound leads. Additionally, vanity numbers help qualify leads…. Read more » 

What’s the Difference Between Repeat Callers and Unique Callers?

Each call tracking number from 800response comes with 20 detailed call tracking reports to help our customers obtain valuable business and caller insights. Two of these reports—the Repeat Caller Detail and Unique Caller Detail—offer many benefits if you know how to use them. This post will explain the difference between repeat callers and unique callers, and how to use call tracking reports to improve your advertising strategies and close sales…. Read more » 

3 Custom Reports to Boost & Convert Inbound Leads

No two businesses are exactly the same. That’s why your lead generation, tracking, and analytics tools should be customizable. At 800response, our solutions provide users with the flexibility to customize reports to meet their unique business needs. Here are just three reports from 800response that can be adapted to help you get more inbound leads, and turn them into customers.

Whether you want to route calls to different locations or within the office, 800response has you covered. We can route incoming calls to the nearest office site based on the caller’s zip code or area code. We also offer geo-based call routing, which identifies the physical location of callers and routes them accordingly (very handy for cell phone calls). … Read more » 

Beyond Call Metrics: Caller Insights for the Marketing Manager

Recently, we discussed call tracking metrics, and which ones you should be using in your campaigns. For many marketing managers (or VPs of Marketing, Marketing Directors, etc), any insight into what will ultimately be a successful marketing/advertising/promotions campaign is critical. Now it’s time to get a little more granular with the planning stage.

Call volume trends and consumer profiles can provide useful insights if you know what to look for. Here are a few trends to watch and how they can help you improve marketing campaigns:… Read more » 

Qualify and Manage Leads with Consumer Profiles

Call tracking data is a great tool to use for this first step. This data includes caller demographics, such as callers’ names, addresses, home value, and more. But what if you could obtain even more detailed data?

You can with Consumer Profiles. This feature provides access to more in-depth information on your inbound leads to gain a comprehensive understanding of every new prospect. Once you have this information, you can determine the best way to turn those prospects into customers. Consumer profiles can help manage leads in the following ways:… Read more » 

Your Startup Should Be Using Vanity Phone Numbers: Here’s Why

Small businesses, particularly ones that are fairly new, need people to take notice of them and what they offer. And they have to do so in a way that really distinguishes them from larger businesses that are more recognizable to people. The most effective way to accomplish this is to use vanity phone numbers in advertising. Vanity phone numbers help small businesses in the following ways:

Studies show that vanity numbers used in multi-channel advertising can increase inbound lead generation by 25 – 50%. The reason for this is that vanity phone numbers are far easier to remember than numeric phone numbers. People are nine times more likely to recall a vanity 800 number compared to a numeric toll-free phone number. This not only puts a business at the front of people’s minds when they need a particular product or service, but it also provides them with a fast and convenient way to contact the business. A vanity 800 number can help small businesses be truly unforgettable…. Read more » 

5 Ways to Use Call Tracking Software to Shape Future Advertising & Marketing Strategies

You’ve invested a large amount of time and money into your advertising campaigns to create the most effective strategies. But you haven’t come up with a way to measure the results. Or maybe the tools you’re using don’t quite “measure” up. Call tracking software is affordable, easy-to-use, and it can help you track the campaigns that are bringing in the most leads. This is ultimately the best way to shape future advertising and marketing campaigns.

When implementing a new marketing campaign, your goals should focus on a specific end-result: How much revenue will it bring in? How much will it increase sales? Once you’ve established this target, you can then determine the data needed to measure and evaluate a campaign’s performance…. Read more » 

4 Ways Call Tracking Numbers Save Money for Businesses

Call tracking numbers are easy to acquire and ideal for tracking the success of your advertising campaigns. Let’s say you already have some call tracking phone numbers, and you have strategically placed them in your various ads. Great!

Now what? Now you learn how to use them to your advantage. Here are a few simple ways to leverage call tracking numbers to boost sales and save your business money.

Call tracking numbers should always come with services that optimize your numbers. For instance, many call tracking vendors will provide you with basic caller details, such as name, address, and average household income (based on caller’s market area/area code). You can also get more detailed caller demographics like homeownership, marital status, and more with consumer profiles. … Read more » 

Using Call Tracking Metrics to Understand Your Audience

Advertising can be tricky. You want your ads to be clever, intriguing, and original, as well as seen (and responded to) by the right audiences. Many companies invest large amounts of money into outside market research on trends, demographics, and more to get a better sense of how they should present themselves. But it doesn’t have to be that complicated if you know how to use call tracking and call tracking metrics.

The truth is that your best source of marketing data is your incoming calls. Those callers are reaching out to you because of your advertising, so they are the people you want to focus on. And you can obtain invaluable knowledge about them by using a call tracking phone number in your ads. Call tracking metrics provide the data to answer the following questions:… Read more »