Internet Marketing

SEO Stats: Local Search Grows

by Ian Lurie 14 Jun, 2006

Ignore search marketing, and internet marketing, and your audience may walk away from you. Here’s a few interesting stats from Understanding Searcher Behavior: Over half of search engine users now substitute internet search for the phone book. 43% of search engine users now use search engines to find local services. Local search is a growing… Read More

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Internet Marketing Case Study: Testing Works

by Ian Lurie 13 Jun, 2006

Testing works. It doesn’t just work. It kicks butt. Here’s a recent example: We ran a lead generation campaign for a client. We had 4 landing pages and made sure that 25% of our audience landed on each one. These landing pages were not all that different. We used two possible headlines and two possible… Read More

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Marketing, Clueless

by Ian Lurie 13 Jun, 2006

One lesson, two examples, and proof (as if it were really necessary) that I’m not infallible: First, the lesson: If an online ad venue is a flop at 1x, increasing it to 6x will only make it a bigger flop. I just got a call from a sales rep from an ad network. They explained… Read More

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Pondering Internet Marketing

by Ian Lurie 7 Jun, 2006

I’m on a bit of an internet marketing tear this week, with my little rant yesterday and now this post.
I’m prepping for a breakfast presentation tomorrow, which may explain it. The first question in the presentation is ‘What is internet marketing?’. Generally, when I ask that question, I get a range of answers, but none include ‘my web site’. That’s a major omission.

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Internet Marketing Does NOT mean SEO!

by Ian Lurie 6 Jun, 2006

Go to and search for Internet Marketing. Half the posts that show up talk about search engine optimization. SEO does not equal Internet Marketing. It’s one piece of it, but it’s not all of it. Equating SEO and Internet Marketing is like saying an introduction is the same as a marriage proposal. Getting found… Read More

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A (very) Brief Rant

by Ian Lurie 5 Jun, 2006

Three terms that make my right eye twitch: Web 2.0 isn’t. Someone building a ‘web 2.0′ web site is building a better web site. It’s not some sea change in how web sites work. A blog is not a revolution in internet technology. Blogging software is just a form of content management. Viral marketing is… Read More

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My Own Dog Food

by Ian Lurie 5 Jun, 2006

Here’s a quick case study: Me. I’ve been marketing my book a bit for a week now, and had a nice burst of orders on the first weekend. Then things tailed off. A look at my traffic report told me folks are getting to the page and reading about the book , but not buying… Read More

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Internet Politics: A Long Way To Go

by Ian Lurie 2 Jun, 2006

Since 2004, pundits have been saying that political campaigning on the internet has come of age. I beg to differ – it’s just barely been born. Howard Dean showed us all the potential of grass-roots online campaigning. continues to draw attention. And the Republican party made amazing use of the blogosphere during the last… Read More

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I’ll Know it When I See It

by Ian Lurie 1 Jun, 2006

Seth Godin has given form to any designer’s worst nightmare: The marketer or boss who says “I’ll know it when I see it”. No you won’t. Check out what Seth says:

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Conversation Marketing, The Book

by Ian Lurie 26 May, 2006

In case any of you have wondered why my posts have slowed a bit of late: I have just taken my first book to publication. Conversation Marketing puts down on paper the internet marketing method I’ve used for years. If you’d like to learn more about it, or maybe even buy a copy, you can… Read More

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