MergedAnalytics- A B2C Business Case?

If you are a reader of this blog you know how I love finding and then sharing the different ways companies benefit from MergedAnalytics.  Many times the benefits are something I would never have imagined. 

“MergedAnalytics” is a digital marketing tool used by B2B Companies to uncover the Company Names of the people who click on their Posted URL Links to social media and/or emails as well as the Pages on their Company Website.

Detailed notifications containing the Company Name and activity of the people who clicked your posted URLs and/or website pages are automatically emailed to the right people within your organization so the proper action can be taken.

It was built for businesses who sell their products and services to OTHER businesses….aka B2B (business to business)

For example…there was the Commercial Construction Company that sends cupcakes to their prospects when they receive MergedAnalytics website activity alerts from companies they can tell have construction needs.  Read more…       https://mergedanalytics.com/visit-intel-cupcakes-revenue/

I came across another business case that yet again surprised me.  This time the company who is using MergedAnalytics is a B2C (Business to Consumer) Company.

A Managing Director of a SAT and College Preparation Tutoring Company contacted me because they came across MergedAnalytics and wanted to give it a try.

Initially I tried to talk this person out of using MergedAnalytics because his business is B2C, but he was still curious and wanted to give it a try.  

He understood that MergedAnalytics is a B2B tool…not meant for B2C companies….but he was smart enough to have a vision where MergedAnalytics could be useful to his business in spite of the fact it was built for B2B Companies.

Here’s how…

He sells his services to the parents of the kids that ultimately will get tutored and/or advised.  Many of the parents he deals with work and have jobs at established companies. 

So here is how MergedAnalytics helps this B2C business in a real life scenario….

– The owner of this tutoring company pitches his services to a parent

– The parent says they will get back to him with a decision as to whether they will move forward.

– That parent goes to work and while there…. looks at the Tutoring Company’s website

– The Managing Director of the tutoring company starts getting MergedAnalytics alerts from the company where that parent works and sees not only that they were on his website but which exact pages they were focused on.

– The Managing Director knows where most of the parents he pitches to work and so he is able to proactively email that parent information that reinforces what they were interested in per the received MergedAnalytics notifications.

And the result is… by leveraging the MergedAnalyticsalerts…he is putting himself in a position to shorten his normal sales cycle and win more deals with information he has not had before now all because of the MergedAnalytics Alerts.

One other aspect of MergedAnalytics he envisioned on his own…..He can also see if there are companies like his out there who may look to partner or even purchase his company.  For example…If he starts getting alerts that Princeton Review was on his website …he can react to that information and put his company in a better position to be purchased.

MergedAnalytics and “TOP OF MIND PRESENCE”

Type in “TOP OF MIND PRESENCE” in a Google search and you will receive the following … “In marketing, top-of-mind awareness (TOMA) refers to a brand or specific product being first in customers’ minds when thinking of a particular industry or category.”

For organizations using MergedAnalytics…Each time someone from a company clicks on one of their posted URLs to social media or in an email(s) and/or clicks on their website pages….MergedAnalytics generates an automatic emailed report detailing the COMPANY NAME, how they found your link/website, what pages were viewed etc. Learn more… https://mergedanalytics.com/ Marketing/Advertising/Software Provider companies are happy to recommend “MergedAnalytics” to their customers because they understand the intelligence that “MergedAnalytics” delivers is an incredibly affordable and valuable lead generator with an instant ROI. 

The MergedAnalytics alerts come in to your inbox various times a day with “MergedAnalytics” branding, marketing and contact information all over them.

Marketing Agencies for example…also understand that these “MergedAnalytics” alerts represent a rare opportunity to stay in front of their customers multiple times every single day.  The “MergedAnalytics” alerts give them that elusive “TOP OF MIND PRESENCE” they work so hard to create, nurture and cultivate.

So our marketing partners choose to provide a “WHITE LABELED” version of Visit Intel.  This means our marketing partners remove all mention of “MergedAnalytics” on the emailed alerts as well as the “MergedAnalytics“ Nurture Portal and replace our branding with THEIR branding, logo and marketing information.

Marketing agencies want THEIR customers to see THEIR branding, THEIR domain and want THEIR customers to keep them “TOP OF MIND” when a need presents itself.

But…TOP OF MIND PRESENCE works on the “MergedAnalytics” end user level as well.

We all have the ability to create reminders to contact our customers, prospects etc. through our CRM apps.  This is what sales and marketing folks basically do for a living.

But… for one reason or another, there are times when some business relationships fall from your consciousness or you may think a relationship has run it’s course.

“Visit Intel” can be great memory trigger for this scenario.

 Aside from being the CMO here at “MergedAnalytics”…I am also a user!  I rely heavily on the intelligence I receive from “MergedAnalytics”.  I cannot tell you how many times I receive a “MergedAnalytics” alert that reminds me to contact someone that I have not contacted in a while.   

I often see a company that was a prospect, current customer or even a customer no longer using our services that I have not checked in with in a while but should have.  

The MergedAnalyticsalerts tell me …

  • The COMPANY NAME of the people who clicked on my website
  • What website pages they were spending time on
  • If they clicked on a POSTED URL LINK from social media and/or an email I had sent them.
  • More

This tactic of “innocently” checking in after I receive a “MergedAnalytics” alert has put me in a position to win deals I may not have won or even aware of the opportunity if not for the intelligence “MergedAnalytics” delivers.

Your Website Could be an Untapped Gold Mine

Graphic designers, web developers , social media and SEO experts and content creators work so that your company website is as good as it could be as well as available to the general public. Campaigns are initiated to drive your target audience to your website.  You curate your website because it as an important part of your organization’s identity. Your website acts as a self-service extension of your brand. 

You post URL links like articles, invitations to events, blogs, new offerings, announcements, Press Releases etc to various social media sites and/or emails with the hope that your message is seen and is enough to drive your audience to your website.

Here is the problem – Statistically…Only 2% of ALL website visitors ever identify themselves to the website owner. That means you are completely unaware of the other 98% of the people who are clicking through your website anonymously never announcing themselves that they were there in the first place.  

There are many reasons people leave a website ranging from…

  • They got there accidentally
  • They are not interested anymore
  • The website is confusing and not easy to navigate
  • They may interpret your offerings in the wrong way
  • They may think your company is not the right fit
  • They get called away and forget to return later
  • Connectivity disruptions
  • And so on

You are able to figure out the amount of clicks your website is getting, but if you have no idea about the actual Company Names of the people clicking through your site…what value is your website really providing?

If someone is interested in buying something from your company…visits your website, fills out a form but has to abruptly leave for one of the reasons listed above…wouldn’t you want the opportunity to contact that company to make sure they found the information they were looking for?

Your website is an untapped gold mine.  There could be golden nuggets (opportunity) that can be capitalized on RIGHT NOW!  It is amazing how many organizations have no idea which companies are clicking through their website.

Visit Intel mines your posted URLs and website pages for golden nuggets that will result in opportunity

Luckily …there are tools that mine the endless gems your website can produce.

This is where MergedAnalytics fits into the story.

Visit Intel is the tool that will tell you…

  • The COMPANY NAMES of the people clicking through your website and posted URLs to social media/emails
  • How they found your website
  • What pages they went to and spent time on
  • And much more

MergedAnalytics will give you the entire journey of the people at companies who are interested in your company. 

The journey starts with that initial click from a short url….and goes on to other pages on your website that they visited. 

You will have insight as to…

  • How people are interacting with your brand
  • What COMPANIES they are from
  • How many times they return to your website
  • Time spent on each page and how many times they returned
  • The kind of people visiting your website ie. Prospects, Customers, Competitors, People you are trying to close deals with, people interested in working for your company.
  • So much more

Just like how one golden nugget can create a fortune…One good MergedAnalytics website visitor notification received can make all the difference in the world to an organization.  It could save an account, close a sale, get a great new hire , bid earlier on a deal.  The applications are endless. 

One good MergedAnalytics notification can pay for the use of Visit Intel for the entire year.

For more on how companies in different industries leverage MergedAnalytics…. https://vzit.co/7companies_from7industries_usevisitintel7ways

SHORT URLs Should Be a Part of a Larger Story

There are times in life where you believe you can see into the future.  Where you instinctively know what the outcome will be.

However in the world of analytical software…you do not need to be a physic or guess outcomes. Your software tools measure and report results that erase the need for the guessing game.

Unlike measuring how well your marketing strategies are performing…understanding the results in the sales department are easier to measure.  At the end of a month, quarter or year you can measure the opportunities that were won and how profitable they were.

On the contrary…figuring out and measuring the success of your marketing initiatives is a bit grayer at best.

One tool that brings marketers clarity in the fog of war is “MergedAnalytics URLs”. https://mergedanalytics.com/vzit-co/

“MergedAnalytics URLs” are a marketer’s best friend.  They provide a type of feedback that marketers have been craving.  They are simple to create and there is no set up or deployment needed either… Once you sign up …you can Create a MergedAnalyticsShort URL immediately ….https://mergedanalytics.com/how-to-create-a-visit-intel-short-ur/

Getting your “message” out and measuring the engagement with your audience with today’s various digital channels whether by social media site postings and/or email campaigns…can now be measured with precision.

By using the “MergedAnalytics” Short URL generator for URLs that you post both to social media and emails…Marketers can shorten, brand and post URLs with “MergedAnalytics” tracking and receive useful data from the companies who click them.  You will know where the link was clicked, the COMPANY NAME of the person who clicked it and more.

Knowing the names of companies who click on a posted URL link and where they found that link should be a part of much larger story.

What did that person who clicked your posted link do after that initial click?  What was their entire journey from that initial click?

  • Where did they go next on your website?
  • Did they start to fill out a form on your site but leave your website before they pressed submit?
  • Did they go to other pages on your website? Which Ones?
  • How long did they stay there?
  • Did they return to you website?

You can certainly know that information but you will need to put the “MergedAnalytics” Pixel on your website.

The MergedAnalytics Pixel ( https://mergedanalytics.com/how-do-i-put-visit-intel-on-my-website/ ) takes  minutes to deploy for your entire website.  You will get information like…

  • The company name of the people who click on your website
  • Which pages were clicked
  • How they found your site
  • How long they stayed on specific website pages
  • How many times that company returned to your website
  • And so much more.

So although the “MergedAnalytics SHORT URLs” report which companies clicked specific posted URL links and where they found them in the first place …by adding the “MergedAnalytics” Pixel to your website will give you the tools to understand the entire journey of that person even if they never identified themselves and remained anonymous.   This type of information from a marketing perspective is the Holy Grail.

I hear from sales people across many industries that cold calling is dead and I somewhat agree with that statement but only if you are from a company that is NOT using MergedAnalytics.

However….If you are using MergedAnalytics ….tell me this…..if you know for certain that people from a specific company clicked your posted URL link and then clicked on other pages on your website and then returned to your website AGAIN and spent more time on your site the following days….Tell me this…..When you contact that company for the first time knowing there is specific interest…is that initial call really that cold?

For more information visit … https://mergedanalytics.com/

3 Reasons Marketing Agencies Are Adopting “MergedAnalytics” for their Customers

“MergedAnalytics” is a URL and Website Visitor Intelligence tool that provides businesses with the knowledge of which companies click on their posted URLs and website pages. It’s like Caller ID for your posted URLs and Website pages.

We did not plan for “Visit Intel” to become a favorite for Marketing Agencies to MergedAnalytics…but that is what is happening. As it turns out…companies are more apt to use tools from the companies they trust and already work with…. in this case their Marketing Agency Partners.

Below are 3 reasons why Marketing Agencies are integrating “MergedAnalytics” into their suite of customer offerings.

Synergy – Many marketers offer a wide range of services from lead generation, SEO, creating content and even website development. The URL and Website Visitor Intelligence that “MergedAnalytics” offers fit perfectly within most Marketing Agency offerings. Unless actual leads and/or sales increase… measuring the effectiveness of how your marketing partner is actually helping your business can be arbitrary and tough to quantify at best.

Marketers like the way “MergedAnalytics” can serve as a score card and verification that their efforts are adding value even if there is no measurable impact to their customer’s bottom line.

How? Unless a person from a company identifies themselves to you in some way by opting in, filling out a form or even signing up for demo…they will remain anonymous resulting in lost opportunity. You will never know there was interest in your company. How would you know they were ever on your website or clicked on a URL link they found on LinkedIn in the first place? Why “MergedAnalytics” of course.

Marketers create and distribute content through various channels like social media and email campaigns in effort to make your audience aware of your offerings. There is usually some “call to action” to get you to download a white paper, sign up for a demonstration/consultation or gasp…make a purchase.

Even if someone starts filling out a form on your website and then gets distracted and does not finish…”MergedAnalytics” would still generate an automatic notification that would tell you that someone from a specific company visited your website and visited the page where they had to fill out a form. You will know what other pages they clicked through as well. This is incredible information. Maybe that person will be back and finish filling out the form they started. Or… Maybe you start to see a trend where many people visit that page with the sign up form…. but DO NOT finish filling out that form. This gives you the ability to react to this information…perhaps adjust that form and make it more user friendly and simpler to fill out.

Short URLs: As I mentioned above…marketers are constantly posting URL links on social media and in email campaigns. These URLs could be Press Releases, Landing Pages or any other “Calls to Action”. While Google Analytics will give you the Clicks and Visits information…knowing which specific Companies clicked on your posted URLs and in some cases the actual person… is pure Gold.

By using the “MergedAnalytics” SHORT URL generator for all of your posted URLs…you will understand which specific URLs were clicked and even more importantly WHERE they were clicked and…where those people go after that initial URL click.

If you have a specific landing page URL and post that same URL to Facebook, Twitter , LinkedIn and as part of an email campaign ….by utilizing the “MergedAnalytics” SHORT URL generator…you will know where clicks originally came along with the company names of the people doing the clicking.   This gives you the insight to understand where your audience is interacting with your URL posts the most. Are you getting more clicks from Twitter vs LinkedIn? Visit Intel will tell you this information plus the Company information.

White Labeling – Although I love and am proud of the name “MergedAnalytics”… Many of our Marketing Partners prefer to Brand “MergedAnalytics” with their own logos, coloring etc. They White Label “MergedAnalytics” so there is no mention of the “MergedAnalytics” brand anywhere. A White Labeled version of “MergedAnalytics” will look like it belongs to the Marketing Agency you are working with but with the exact same functionality available with a normal “MergedAnalytics” install.

There is a very logical reason they prefer their branding over ours.

“Top of Mind Presence

Marketers understand that the “MergedAnalytics” notifications represent a rare opportunity to stay in front of their customers every single day. The emailed alerts give them the elusive “top of mind presence”. This means that their customers will see their logo and branding and will be reminded throughout the day that THEY are the people who are delivering valuable information that is helping grow your business.

As I mentioned above…every time someone from a company clicks on one of your posted URLs to social media or in an email campaign and/or clicks on your website…you will receive a “MergedAnalytics” notification via email that looks like the one below…

The Notifications come in with “MergedAnalytics” branding all over it and from a MergedAnalytics.com email address domain.

A marketing agency wants their customers to see THEIR branding, their domain and wants their customers to contact them if there are questions.

To Learn More visit… https://mergedanalytics.com/

What’s all the fuss about SHORT URLs?

Do you ever think twice before clicking long URL links with too many weird looking parameters?

Have you ever wanted to share a 30-character URL but could not remember the URL address?

Have you ever wanted to brand your URLs in such a way before you post them to social media that would make people more apt to click them?

How about…have you ever wanted to know the Company Names of the people who click on those URLs you post to social media or emails?

Some URL shorteners simply turn long links into shorter URLs and that is it… while others let you customize/brand the text of the new URLs created with a Short URL generator to track clicks and inform you about who’s clicking your links.

Why should you use Short URLs at all?

#1 Clean and short links appear more trustworthy and get clicked more often than longer links.

Let’s be honest, which of these links would you feel more comfortable clicking?  Keep in mind they will both take you to the same destination…

https://www.livechatinc.com/url-shortener/8-reasons-why-to-use-url-shorteners/?partner=quora.com&utm_source=quora.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=post352346

Or

https://vzit.co/What-are-Short-URLs

The second URL is obviously cleaner, at first glance seems trustworthy and provides a concise description of what you can expect if you click it. People tend to prefer clicking on visually appealing links, especially when the links are Customized and/or Branded. AND…Because it is a “MergedAnalytics” SHORT URL…you will know the COMPANY Name as well as other valuable data about the clicker.

#2 Customize your Short URLs

Short URLs do not have to look “spammy”, with random combinations of numbers and letters. By adding branding and/or information about they can expect when they click the URL…will ensure more clicks.

#3 Go beyond number of clicks

Tracking clicks is one thing, but measuring the quality of the traffic coming to your website is another. AND…add in the information that you will receive with the MergedAnalytics Short URLs like…the COMPANY NAMES of the people who clicked your URL links, where they found your website or posted URLs and what their specific interests were.

#4 Understand the complete journey of the people who click your URLs

MergedAnalytics has two main components…

  1. Short URLs
  2. Website Visitor Intelligence

Assuming you have the MergedAnalytics website visitor intelligence pixel on your site….By utilizing the SHORT URLs…you are able to see the entire journey of the people who are interested in your company.  You can see the initial click on a Short URL you posted to LinkedIn for example and then have insight as to where that person went on your website after that initial click. This creates an understanding of not only the behavior of your prospects but what their specific interests are in your company.

For more on MergedAnalyticsShort URLs visit… https://mergedanalytics.com/vzit-co/     

Create SHORT URLs RIGHT NOW?  Click here… https://mergedanalytics.com/how-to-create-a-visit-intel-short-ur/

“We are NOT getting useful “MergedAnalytics” Website Activity Reports

“Nice product but MergedAnalytics is not for us.  We are not getting any meaningful reports” said a prospect who is evaluating MergedAnalytics.

Before I address that statement …. let’s review what MergedAnalytics is and does.

MergedAnalytics is a B2B website visitor intelligence tool that generates automatic Website Activity Reports that get emailed to you when someone from a company clicks on your website.  https://mergedanalytics.com/

MergedAnalytics reports on the Company Name of the person who clicked on your site, how they found your site and what their specific interests were while there.

The ways your website visitors find your website depend on many variables.  These variables are mostly determined by the various marketing strategies, techniques and initiatives in place at your company.

People find your website by….

  • Typing in keywords in a search from Google , Bing etc
  • Sent Emails containing URLs either in the body of the email and/or signature block
  • Typing in your website address organically
  • Social media postings that drive traffic to your site
  • Press Releases and other Articles/Blogs/Landing Pages
  • Digital Advertisements, Google Adword Campaigns etc.

Countless money and time is spent on these types of strategies to drive people to websites.

MergedAnalytics simply reports on ALL visitors who click on your website.  It is NOT a tool that drives traffic…rather we report on the site visit activity.  It is a tool that should be a barometer as to how your marketing and advertising initiatives are working…..or not.

So by saying MergedAnalytics is not helpful because you are not getting good reports ….. to me that means MergedAnalyticsis actually giving you very useful information.

MergedAnalytics is telling you that your marketing strategies need to be modified in order to get your desired website traffic results.

We also hear from companies that the website is not that important to businesses in this modern age.  My question is…companies spend countless hours and money developing their website and the content on it, spend countless time and money on the marketing strategies to drive people to their websites…if all of that is true…why wouldn’t you want to know the company names of your visitors, how they found your site and what they did while they were there?

IF you do NOT want to know website visitor information ….why have a website at all?

Here is a link to a MergedAnalytics demonstration YouTube video …. https://vzit.co/vtl–4

Another way MergedAnalytics is Helping our Customers.

In a previous post I outlined the many ways MergedAnalytics is being used by companies in various industries.

Initially our prospects usually tend to look at MergedAnalytics from a pure sales leads perspective but come to realize MergedAnalytics can be beneficial in other ways.

To view the post about 7 Companies from 7 different industries and how they benefit from MergedAnalytics in 7 different ways click…..Here

Yesterday I learned of another way MergedAnalytics is being leveraged by our customers that I found very interesting.

This particular company that is using MergedAnalytics is a well-established web development and digital marketing firm.  Here is how they use Visit Intel…

When they receive a MergedAnalytics Site Alert from a Company that could be a major account and win for them or if that alert contains a company that they have been heavily pursuing …they call an impromptu company meeting and use the MergedAnalytics Site Alert as morale booster.

The employees get pumped up when they see the fruits of their labor.  They pursue companies via various marketing and sales strategies  to see the results and proof that their marketing and sales efforts are working.

This customer of ours loved MergedAnalytics so much they decided to “White Label” the tool and resell it to their customers.

When our resellers “White Label” MergedAnalytics…they are able to brand the application the way they want with their logo, colors etc.  The idea is that a White Labeled version of MergedAnalytics should look like their own branded offering and compliment the other products and services they provide their clients.

A white labeled version of MergedAnalytics also gives our resellers the ability to gain a “top of mind presence” with their customers.  As the MergedAnalytics notifications get emailed throughout the day…their customers see their logo and branding rather than the usual MergedAnalytics logo, colors etc.

For more information on White Labeling please visit our website… https://mergedanalytics.com/partnering/

Just another interesting way MergedAnalytics can be used for your business.

Tell us how you are using MergedAnalytics in the comments section.

7 different companies from 7 different industries benefit from MergedAnalytics 7 different ways

Many think MergedAnalytics is a tool that just generates new leads and although that is one way to benefit from the tool…we are finding many other applicable uses outside of just pure sales leads from brand new prospects.

Below are 7 unique stories describing surprise benefits we have heard from current MergedAnalytics customers who ALL  happen to be from different industries.

  1. Short URLs – A Marketing Company posts many articles via URL links to social media ie Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook etc Although MergedAnalytics will alert you when one of those URLs were clicked…the MergedAnalytics report did NOT always tell you the company name that person was from.  The company started using the MergedAnalytics SHORT URL generator on all of their posted url links.   Now when they receive a Visit Intel site alert they can see the Company name and the referrer ie Facebook, Twitter, Linked etc.  They now know the performance of their posts and can understand which social media sites get the most clicks and from which companies.
  2. Untargeted ProspectsA Cyber Security Company thought they had a great target list to go after. They send emails through their ESP a few times a month.   They were skeptical as to whether Visit Intel would add any value to their current process.  Once they deployed MergedAnalytics, they were astounded as to how many website visitors they had that were NOT on their target list.  This information allowed them to widen their net.  They were now going after companies who normally they would not be going after as a result of the MergedAnalytics visitor intelligence they were receiving.
  3. Existing Customers – An enterprise CRM Software Company that uses Visit Intel was able to understand and support the needs of their existing customers better based on the content of the MergedAnalytics reports. They were able to understand by the MergedAnalytics visitor intelligence what other services were of interest based on the pages and content that was of specific interest.  The software company was able upsell based on that information.
  4. Targeted Prospects – An Art Gallery that uses Visit Intel is marketing itself to other businesses as they would like to place art in Lobbies, offices etc. The Gallery has a targeted list that they send monthly emails to letting them know what Prints and Paintings are available. Because of MergedAnalytics the gallery is able to see what artists are most popular as well as what specific paintings are of interest to those companies based on the visitor Intelligence they get from MergedAnalytics.
  5. Winning Deals when you think you are out of the running – An Executive Search Firm was bidding on a major project to staff an entire marketing and sales team for a Pharmaceutical Company that was launching a new drug. The firm thought they were out of the running. They started seeing MergedAnalytics alerts come in from that Pharma Company and realized they were still in the running.  The MergedAnalytics reports was showing them exactly what the Pharma Company were interested in.  As a result the Executive Search firm emailed the Pharma Co information that reinforced exactly what they were interested in.  Without the MergedAnalytics reports they would have lost the deal.  They thought they were out of the running but the Visit Intel reports showed they still had a chance and they ultimately won the business.
  6. Discovering OLD URL links on the internet that were forgotten – An Online Lead Generation Company uses various links on websites to get people to “opt in” to all sorts of things from products, services, meals, news etc.  They deployed MergedAnalytics and started getting reports and saw that people were clicking on old forgotten URL links still out there on the web.  These links could cause confusion and could tarnish their brand.  With the help of MergedAnalytics, they were able to identify old URL links that lead to nowhere and have them removed.
  7. Bidding Early on Projects – A Construction Company that is using MergedAnalytics found that because of the MergedAnalytics Site Alerts that are automatically emailed to their sales reps,   they were able to contact the visiting company and bid on construction projects earlier than normal.  Typically they have to wait to be contacted by companies with construction needs.  Now based on the pages viewed in MergedAnalytics Alerts, this construction company beats out competition because of the early leads MergedAnalytics provides them.

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MergedAnalytics needs to be part of your Account Based Marketing (ABM) Strategy

“I do not need MergedAnalytics.  We receive leads from our Account Based Marketing (ABM) campaigns.

Frankly…by the time a prospect gets to our website….it is already too late.  We need to reach our leads/prospects way before they land on our website.

MergedAnalytics would NOT really help us “said one of my prospects who I was talking to about our website visitor intelligence tool.

She gave me some valid points but I believe her reasoning above is somewhat flawed.

We believe there is a place for BOTH ABM and MergedAnalytics.

 Before we move on….Let’s review what both ABM and MergedAnalytics are…

Account Based Marketing (ABM) –  ABM  is a B2B strategy that concentrates sales and marketing resources on a clearly defined set of target accounts within a market and employs personalized campaigns designed to resonate with each account.

So organizations who are trying to generate leads will hire advertising companies to create campaigns, banner ads etc. that are targeted to a predefined list of people with specific titles from specific companies.

This is an extremely effective way to get your message across to the right people from the companies in your target market.

MergedAnalytics is a B2B website visitor intelligence tool that generates proactive automated Site Alert emails that alert you when someone lands on and clicks through your website.

With every business that visits and clicks through your website, “MergedAnalytics” has the ability to show you:

– Their company name, and location,

– Which exact web pages they viewed,

– How long they spent on each page

– How they found your website

– Which referrer, social media sites, email campaigns and keywords were used to find your website

– And much more

So although the prospect I was speaking with in the beginning of this post was correct in what she said about ABM she is missing a major part of the story.

ABM (in theory) should drive the right people you want to sell to ….to your website.

MergedAnalytics tells you who is actually visiting your website.  Are the people clicking through your site the ones you targeted in your ABM campaigns?   How would you know without MergedAnalytics?

Think about it….You’ve spent a lot of time and money on your website, and on the marketing strategies intended to drive people to your website, but if most people are leaving empty-handed without you knowing they were there in the first place, then what’s the point of it all?

MergedAnalytics will give you all of that insight into whether or not your ABM advertising campaigns are actually working…..or not.

Also…MergedAnalytics is NOT only used just for Prospecting.

 Wouldn’t you like to know if your competitors are clicking through your website?

How about your existing customers?     They may click around your site showing interest in something you would have never thought to talk to them about.  Could there be up-selling opportunities?  Of course there could.  Your customers are always your best prospects.

Also you can judge how serious a prospect‘s interest is in what you are selling if that prospect returns to your website as they get closer to moving forward with a purchase.

We cannot dispute that ABM is an extremely powerful tool and there is certainly a major place for it in terms of generating leads.

However we can also say there is a complimentary place for a tool like MergedAnalytics as it gives you the REAL information as to who is actually clicking through your website.

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