[SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION]
Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of affecting the visibility of a website or a web page in a web search engine’s unpaid results—often referred to as "natural", "organic", or "earned" results. In general, the earlier (or higher ranked on the search results page), and more frequently a site appears in the search results list, the more visitors it will receive from the search engine’s users; these visitors can then be converted into customers.
[PAY PER CLICK]
Pay-per-click (PPC), also known as cost per click (CPC), is an internet advertising model used to direct traffic to websites, in which an advertiser pays a publisher (typically a website owner or a network of websites) when the ad is clicked. Pay-per-click is commonly associated with first-tier search engines (such as Google AdWords and Microsoft Bing Ads). With search engines, advertisers typically bid on keyword phrases relevant to their target market.
E-commerce is a transaction of buying or selling online. Electronic commerce draws on technologies such as mobile commerce, electronic funds transfer, supply chain management, Internet marketing, online transaction processing, electronic data interchange (EDI), inventory management systems, and automated data collection systems. Modern electronic commerce typically uses the World Wide Web for at least one part of the transaction’s life cycle although it may also use other technologies such as e-mail. E-commerce businesses may employ some or all of the following: Online shopping web sites for retail sales direct to consumers; Providing or participating in online marketplaces, which process third-party business-to-consumer or consumer-to-consumer sales; Business-to-business buying and selling; Gathering and using demographic data through web contacts and social media; Business-to-business (B2B) electronic data interchange; Marketing to prospective and established customers by e-mail or fax (for example, with newsletters); Engaging in pretail for launching new products and services; Online financial exchanges for currency exchanges or trading purposes. **If you have an online store, you know what e-commerce is and that a dedicated and experienced digital marketing partner can help.**
[MARKETING AUTOMATION (AKA: EMAIL MARKETING)]
Email marketing is the act of sending a commercial message, typically to a group of people, using email. In its broadest sense, every email sent to a potential or current customer could be considered email marketing. It usually involves using email to send advertisements, request business, or solicit sales or donations, and is meant to build loyalty, trust, or brand awareness. Marketing emails can be sent to a purchased lead list or a current customer database. **Mind you, the team at Archive Digital does Marketing Automation with more flair in order to inspire a more magical connection with your customer.**
(See PAY PER CLICK section)
Content marketing is a form of marketing focused on creating, publishing and distributing content for a targeted audience online. It is often used by businesses in order to: attract attention and generate leads; expand their customer base; generate or Increase online sales; increase brand awareness or credibility; engage an online community of users. Content marketing relies on anticipating and meeting an existing customer need for information, as opposed to creating demand for a new need. As James O’Brien of Contently wrote on Mashable, "The idea central to content marketing is that a brand must give something valuable to get something valuable in return. Instead of the commercial, be the show. Instead of the banner ad, be the feature story."
In computing, source code is any collection of computer instructions, possibly with comments, written using a human-readable programming language, usually as ordinary text. The source code of a program is specially designed to facilitate the work of computer programmers, who specify the actions to be performed by a computer mostly by writing source code.
[ANALYTICS / ATTRIBUTION MODELING]
In marketing, Attribution is the process of identifying a set of user actions ("events" or "touchpoints") that contribute in some manner to a desired outcome, and then assigning a value to each of these events. Visibility into what influences the audience, when and to what extent, allows marketers to optimize media spend for conversions and compare the value of different marketing channels, including paid and organic search, email, affiliate marketing, display ads, social media and more. Understanding the entire conversion path across the whole marketing mix eliminates the accuracy challenge of analyzing data from siloed channels. Typically, attribution data is used by marketers to plan future ad campaigns by analyzing which media placements (ads) were the most cost-effective as determined by metrics such as effective cost per action (eCPA).
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Custom software (also known as bespoke software or tailor-made software) is software that is specially developed for some specific organization or other user. As such, it can be contrasted with the use of software packages developed for the mass market, such as commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software, or existing free software.
Since custom software is developed for a single customer it can accommodate that customer's particular preferences and expectations. Custom software may be developed in an iterative processes, allowing all nuances and possible hidden risks to be taken into account, including issues which were not mentioned in the original requirement specifications (which are, as a rule, never perfect). In particular, the first phase in the software development process may involve many departments, including marketing, engineering, research and development and general management.
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 "How Red Bull Takes Content Marketing to the Extreme". Mashable. Retrieved 4 February 2016
 Brendan Riordan-Butterworth (June 21, 2012). "Attribution Primer" (PDF). IAB.net. Retrieved March 21, 2013.
 Stephanie Miller (February 6, 2013). "Digital Marketing Attribution.Digital Marketing Attribution". DMNews.com. Retrieved March 25, 2013.
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