Bookmarks for Online Advertising

AdKeeper came with technology of adding a bookmark button to banner ads of participating advertisers.

AdKeeper™ today announced a transformative online advertising service that will forever change the way consumers interact with the Internet. With one simple click of a button, consumers can place ads of their choice into their personal ‘Keeper™,’ offering them absolute control to save, sort, sift, share, rank, review, click, print and buy online from ads they have specifically selected. Part of AdKeeper’s revolutionary approach is that no software, no downloads, no browser extensions, no plug-ins and no pre-registration are required. One Click. Kept. Period.

For internet advertising savvy guys here is a short movie, explaining this bookmarking service:

Inbound Marketing University – 16 Training Courses

HubSpot is kindly sharing 16 great marketing courses, which are MUST to every online marketer.

If you are interested in becoming certified Inbound Marketing Certified Professional, you can register here.

Below you can watch all training courses:

Inbound Marketing University Certification Program

1: How to Blog Effectively for Business

Professors: Ann Handley & Mack Collier, MarketingProfs

2: SEO Crash Course to Get Found
Professor: Lee Odden, TopRank Online Marketing

3: Social Media and Building Community
Professor: Chris Brogan, New Marketing Labs

4: Successful Business Uses for Facebook and LinkedIn
Professor: Elyse Tager, Silicon Valley American Marketing Association

5: Viral Marketing and World Wide Raves
Professor: David Meerman Scott, author of New Rules of Marketing & PR and
World Wide Rave

6: Advanced SEO Tactics: On Beyond Keyword Research
Professor: Rand Fishkin, SEOmoz

7: Calls to Action and Landing Page Best Practices

Professor: Jeanne Hopkins, MECLABS, Marketing Experiments

8: Inbound Lead Nurturing

Professor: Brian Carroll, MECLABS, InTouch

9: Successful Email Marketing

Professor: Eric Groves, Constant Contact

10: PR for Inbound Marketing
Professor: Todd Defren, SHIFT Communications

11: Twitter for Business

Professor: Laura Fitton, Pistachio Consulting, co-author of Twitter for Dummies

12: Advanced Marketing Analytics

Professor: Avinash Kaushik, Google and author of Web Analytics 2.0

13: Passion-Inspired Video & Other Creative Content

Professor: Gary Vaynerchuk, Wine Library TV, and author of Crush It!

14: Social Media for Big Business

Professor: Paula Berg, Southwest Airlines, Linhart PR

15: Internet Marketing Comprehensive Review
Professor: Mitch Joel, author of Six Pixels of Separation

16: Midway Inbound Marketing Review

Professor: Mike Volpe, HubSpot

US marketers still rely on CTR

A March 2010 survey by Chief Marketer showed that CTR is till the most used metric to measure effectiveness of online campaigns.

– 60% of US marketers reported they measure interactive marketing performance in click-throughs.
– Just 38.4% measured return on investment.
– Only one third measured brand awareness or reputation.

Is Social Ad the next generation of online advertising?

As Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites entered our lives, something has changed. Seth Goldstein (Co-Founder of SocialMedia.com) is convinced that Social ads became Ads 2.0.

This presents advertisers with a huge challenge, but also an opportunity to engage online audiences in new and compelling ways. Transparency, responsiveness, genuine dialogue, and ethics take center stage in the battle for revenue.

Seth Goldstein`s presentation from 2010 IAB Annual Leadership Meeting can be seen on SlideShare.

Six Valentine’s resolutions for online marketer



I should:

1. create and launch Valentine’s specific ad copy
2. research and add keywords related to Valentine`s day
3. don’t forget to use call to action keywords
4. create themed landing page
5. surprise customers with a gift
6. turn off Valentine’s campaign on Monday

Are people annoyed by Pre-Roll Ads?

How often do people click away from pre-roll video advertisements before a video’s content starts playing? For a period of 48 hours tubemogul tracked 1 797 560 video streams (full-length videos were excluded).

What is the result of this analysis?

15.89% of viewers click away from a video rather than sit through a pre-roll ad.

Full research analysis can be found on tubemogul`s website.