Telmetrics CEO: A Phone Call to a Business Is Really a ‘Data Call’

Andrew Osmak talks with us about how the company has been evolving under his leadership over the past six months, where he sees the white spaces in call and data analytics, and why a tracked phone number can be a more valuable data point than a form-fill on a website.

6 Call Tracking Platforms for SMBs

As SMBs explore new digital advertising opportunities, they’re becoming even more reliant on call tracking platforms to determine what’s working and what’s not. Here are six examples of call tracking platforms that businesses are using right now.

7 Tools SMBs Can Use to Track Leads

When local merchants spend big on digital marketing, they expect to see results. Without using the appropriate tracking technology, however, it can be downright impossible to determine whether a marketing method is working. Here are seven options, each for a different type of business or marketing scenario.

Street Fight Daily : Apple Buys Mapping Tech, Google Adds ‘Buy Button’

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Apple Acquires Coherent Navigation, a GPS Start-Up (New York Times)… Clinkle Implodes As Employees Quit In Protest Of CEO (TechCrunch)… Google’s ‘Buy Buttons’ Will Soon Let You Shop From Your Phone (Verge)…

Street Fight Daily: Lyft Raises $530M, Google’s New Stores

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Lyft Has Raised $530 Million In Series E Funding Led By Rakuten, Is Now Valued At $2.5 Billion (TechCrunch)… Local “Google Shops” Present New SMB-AdWords Opportunity (Local Search Insider)… Square Buys Payment Hardware Maker Kili Technology (ZDNet)…

Choosing the Right Bid Strategy in a Pay-Per-Call Campaign

In order to build efficient pay-per-call campaigns, businesses have to decide on the bid strategies most suited to their industries and goals. Some of these may be borrowed from pay-per-click approaches, but there are additional ways to optimize for pay-per-call success…

Street Fight Daily: Twitter Courts Small Business, Apple Eyes Search

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyTwitter Seeks To Prove Value For Smaller Advertisers (AdExchanger)… Apple May Be About To Take On Google With Its Own Search Engine (Cult of Mac)… Groupon in Talks to Sell Majority Stake in Ticket Monster (Wall Street Journal)…

How Bad Local Data Leads to Bad Calls — And Frustrated Customers

In a pay-per-call campaign, quality and accuracy are king. Bad data results in dead-end leads for marketers, and keeps businesses from reaching the true targets of their campaigns. Here are some techniques for optimizing pay-per-call success…

Optimizing Your Pay-Per-Call Campaign

Basic pay-per-call campaign optimization strategies run the gamut from scheduling ad play according to hours of operation to selecting the most accurate categories for ads to play in. These optimization strategies help increase both the volume of calls that a business receives and the duration of those calls…

In the Age of Big Data, Sometimes a Phone Call Still Works Best

More and more, marketers are turning to deep data analytics to measure the impact relative to a local marketing campaign. But call measurement provider Telmetrics says that value can still be delivered by paying attention to a more basic form of interaction: phone calls…

6 Call Monetization Platforms for SMBs

Phone leads may not be glamorous or trendy, but they’re the backbone of local marketing strategy for millions of small businesses in the professional services, travel, auto, and insurance industries. $68 billion is spent annually on localized ads to generate these calls. Here are six call monetization vendors that businesses can work with…