Archive for the ‘competitive research’ Category

Using Technology to Create a Competitive Advantage.

January 31st, 2012 No comments

The ongoing digitization of companies means there are many new ways that CIOs can use technology to create competitive advantage. BCG senior partners Antoine Gourévitch and Thomas Reichert join Dr. Peter Weill, the chairman of MIT’s Center for Information Systems Research, to discuss this topic, which was the focus of a BCG CIO Club event in October 2011.

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What is the Gene Center?

January 23rd, 2012 No comments

The Center for Study of Gene Structure and Function (Gene Center) is a consortium of researchers within Hunter College of The City University of New York — one of the largest public universities in the nation. It boasts unparalleled quality and diversity in its researchers on both the faculty and graduate student levels. At the heart of the Gene Centers mission is an imperative to build unique collaborations among biologists, chemists, biopsychologists, biophysicists, and bioanthropologists; to recruit and equip outstanding faculty; to develop and share core research facilities; and to implement strategies for scientific networking. The Gene Center anticipates a future of increasingly cross-disciplinary research and stays on the cusp of that trend by fostering dialogue and cooperation among diverse avenues of research, by supporting graduate students, and by sponsoring conferences. Research at the Center covers a wide variety of disciplines and topics, including structural determination of proteins and nucleic acids by X-ray diffraction and molecular modeling; characterization of protein-protein interactions involved in signal transduction; investigation of regulatory mechanisms underlying neuron functioning and regeneration; nanotechnology; bioinformatics; AIDS; human behavior; and the implementation of discovery to treatment of disease. The Gene Center provides a vibrant research environment marked by workshops on cutting-edge research techniques; frequent research colloquia by guest scientists; and an annual international symposium, which is a major event on the New York scientific calendar. Faculty of the Gene Center are highly respected leaders engaging in research that is recognized and rewarded at the highest levels: in 2005, Dr. Derrick Brazill, an Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, received the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) after winning a 2004 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his work on cell density sensing in Dictyostelium. In 2001, Dr. Marie T. Filbin, a Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences, was named Co-Recipient of the prestigious Ameritec Prize for Paralysis Research.

Students, as well, go on to become dynamic and sought-after investigators making noteworthy strides in their respective fields. Dr.Erich Jarvis, Associate Professor in the Department of Neurobiology at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, studied at the Gene Center as an undergraduate and is now a world-renowned authority on bird song neurobiology. This year he received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Directors Pioneer Award for his research — a grant that provides $500,000 in unrestricted funding each year for five years.

Since the Centers inception in 1985, the growing number of papers published in peer-reviewed journals and the number and amount of grants obtained by the faculty have been the most visible hallmarks of the Centers success. The quality of newly hired faculty and the number of Ph.D. students graduated and placed in excellent positions in industry and academia are further testaments to the effectiveness of the Centers interdisciplinary model. Furthermore, the Gene Centers rich infrastructure enables Hunter scientists to successfully attain highly competitive research grants.

The Gene Center encourages bright undergraduates to make a career of scientific research by hosting a Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR). Established in 1994, SPUR was formed to prepare and mentor qualified American undergraduate students who would like to pursue graduate biomedical research. SPUR was especially developed to recruit and nurture minority talent. Hunter College is a leader in academic diversity, with an undergraduate student population that reflects the demographics of New York City. Dr. Robert Dottin, Director of the Gene Center, has successfully diversified the faculty and graduate student bodies, providing role models for excellence in Science. The Gene Center is proud to be a sponsor of the Diversity Supplement of The Scientist.

The Gene Center is supported by the Research Centers in Minority Institutions Program of the Division of Research Infrastructure of the National Center for Research Resources of the National Institutes of Health. Grant Number G12 RR-03037.

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How to do SEO Keyword Research For Video Marketing #2

January 15th, 2012 6 comments

SEO Keyword Research Basics Tips on how to do keyword … 9 min – Rated 4.7 out of 5.0 Seo Book Keyword Suggestion Tool Wordtracker offers a valuable subscription based keyword research service … Dan Thies’s SEO Research Labs offers professional keyword research services … Effective Keyword SEO Research, Part 1 – ClickZ Oct 15, 2007 … Keyword research is the cornerstone of any SEO initiative. This series walks you through the basics. Part one of two. SEO & PPC Competitive Analysis & Keyword Research Tools : SEO List and short review of some of the keyword research related tools on the SEO and PPC market. Effective SEO Keyword Research Analysis ? SEO Blog Aug 24, 2007 … Every SEO campaign begins with well-thought-out keyword research analysis. Focus on wrong keywords and it may take several months to get … Beyond keywords, we take keyword research and search engine … Beyond keywords, we take keyword research and search engine optimization to the next level by entering the mind of the consumer. SEO (Services) Basics – Good Keyword Research | SEO Services … One of the most important if not the most important SEO Service task of them all is doing your keyword research thoroughly. Keyword Research Tool :: Webmaster Toolkit Search Engine Optimization Tools ? Keyword Research Tool … WebmasterBrain’s SEO tools & tips to help improve your search engine rankings. hit counter … Keyword Research, SEO Consulting and Training | SEO Research Labs Keyword research, seo consulting, training, and free 90-page guide to SEO. . Keyword services for professional search engine optimization Learn everything you need to know about keyword research from the … Viral Marketing Insights From ? SEO Expert Series: Mark Nunney …

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XGeN vs M40A3 | 2-0 | MW2 | Competitive Sniping

January 6th, 2012 25 comments

This is a competitive sniping match between XGeN Sniping and M40A3 Sniping clans. I am not affiliated with either or of XGeN nor M40A3 and this video is for entertainment purposes only.

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The Market Research Commandments 7

December 29th, 2011 1 comment

The Market Research Commandments IV

Know Your Market Competition And Win Easily

Today let’s finish up our work on how to best conduct your marketing research with the last section and
possibly most important section on knowing your market and keyword competition for each keyword
phrase you want to target before even getting involved in a marketplace.
We know now that it is crucial to have all four elements I have mentioned so far when going into a
market niche in order to increase our business success chances 1000 fold. Those four elements once
more are:

* Find High Volume Traffic Keyword Searches
* Target Want Market Keywords that have Commercial Value
* Introduce Traffic Streams to USP products and services
* Target Low Competition keywords which allow a quick ROI

The fourth market research element is really just another way of saying not to waste your time thinking
you will easily dominate the most competitive keyword phrases without serious effort. Even if we
follow all of these rules can we be sure we are even going to be able to beat the competition an take a
top 3 position in the search engine and gain site traffic?

Here is my USP or incentive for you to buy Market Samurai from Logiscape. Anyone who purchases
Market Samurai through me may email or post a comment on the blog asking any market research
question relating to the tool and how to best use it to improve your business. Thats right ask me
anything at all and I will respond with my best information and even help you with your marketing idea
within reason.

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Best Practices for Equity Research Analysts

December 21st, 2011 2 comments

A former Morgan Stanley analyst, explains in his new book Best Practices for Equity Research Analysts, everything today’s competitive analyst needs to know, providing practical training materials for buy and sell-side research analysis in the United States and globally.

This book covers the five primary areas of the equity research analyst’s role: Identifying and monitoring critical factors, Creating and updating financial forecasts, Deriving price targets or a range of targets, Making stock recommendations and Communicating stock ideas.

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How to Bend the Web to Your Will – Part 1

December 13th, 2011 4 comments – Imagine in your business, that you have an entire dedicated research staff at your disposal.

Imagine that with your team you’ve instructed them to report to you each day the top news in your industry, you’ve told them to call your office the moment your competitor does or says ANYTHING, you’ve told them to scour the web, social networks, forums, and twitter every 20 minutes to find out if anyone, anywhere has said anything about you, your industry, or your competition.

What would you do with that knowledge?

This is a two-part series on how, you can have this power in your business, right away, absolutely FREE.

What I’m gonna do is show you how to build a robot to automatically harness the collective intelligence of the web so you can crush your competition by working smarter, faster, and under-the-radar.

…all automated and at no cost to you.

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Overcoming Common Intelligence Mistakes (Part 2 of 2)

December 5th, 2011 No comments

Aurora WDC CEO, Derek Johnson, leads a discussion about how to overcome the most common mistakes made by strategic, market and competitive intelligence programs. In part two of a two-part conversation with Aurora’s Chief Learning Officer, Dr. Craig S. Fleisher, VP of Client Solutions, Daman Cambra, and Founder & Chairman, Arik Johnson, you will learn about overcoming ethical challenges in intelligence collection, how to differentiate your intelligence program from market research, as well as share a few lessons in intelligence service delivery from Google.

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Become an Expert Google Searcher in an Hour

November 28th, 2011 No comments

Do you use Google every day? Mastering Google’s powerful search refinement operators and lesser known features could, over a year’s time, save you days scouring over irrelevant results. Even more enticing is the promise of elusive nuggets of market research and competitive intelligence out there waiting to be discovered — IF you know how to wield Google.

Neurologists estimate that we humans use a mere 1% of our mental capacity. Similarly, the majority of our search queries are surprisingly unsophisticated and thus the true power of the Google search engine, for most of us, remains untapped.

Learn how you too can become an expert Google searcher and extract invaluable data about your competitors and about the market like never before — with laser-like accuracy and extreme efficiency.

You will learn:

How to cut through the clutter with Boolean logic, exact phrase matching, wildcards, and search operators like filetype, intitle, site, and “daterange”
How to cast a wider net by expanding your search to include synonyms with the ~ (tilde) operator.
How to conduct specialized searches using Google’s many search sites like Google News, Google Groups, and Google Blog Search.
How to obtain real, confidential business plans and marketing plans
How to invoke the Google search box as a phonebook, a calculator, a measurement converter, a dictionary, a package tracker, an airline timetable, a street map atlas, and a stock ticker.

About Stephan Spencer:
Stephan Spencer is founder and President of the highly-respected SEO firm Netconcepts. Clients include Discovery Channel, HSN, AOL, CNET, and, to name a few. He is inventor of Netconcepts’ automated, pay-for-performance SEO technology platform GravityStream which powers the natural search channel for online retailers such as Cabela’s and Northern Tool. Stephan is a regular contributor to Search Engine Land, Multichannel Merchant, Practical Ecommerce and MarketingProfs, among others. Stephan is a sought-after conference presenter who’s spoken on SEO at hundreds of events across the globe for organizations such as the DMA, the AMA,, Internet Retailer, SMX, IncisiveMedia (Search Engine Strategies), O’Reilly/TechWeb, PubCon, ECMOD, IQPC and IIR. Stephan is an avid blogger. He blogs primarily on his own blog, Stephan Spencer’s Scatterings. But his posts can also be found on Searchlight (part of the CNET Blog Network), Blog, Natural Search Blog,, MarketingProfs Daily Fix, Changes For Good, and Google.

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How to do Keyword Research – Plus Live Examples

November 19th, 2011 9 comments

In this video I show you EXACTLY how to do keyword research using the Google Adwords keyword tool.

I expose the method I use to research the best and most profitable keywords in one of the most competitive niches on the internet.

Here’s an overview of my method:

1) Go to the Google Keyword Tool here:

2) Type in your main ‘seed’ keyword (this is the area you want to go into and a keyword or phrase that you think people in your market are searching for).

3) Set your search parameters using the Advanced Options that appear under the main search box. Set them to search for keyphrases that get a minimum of 1500 and a maximum of around 8000 (for beginners).

4) Click Search!

5) Refine the search by checking the ‘Phrase’ match results rather than the ‘Broad’ or ‘Exact’ match.

6) Then start to look at the amount of competition that there is within Google by clicking on the keyword and then setting the search (in Google) to be for phrase match results by adding the speech marks to the search term.

7) Look for a keyword that has between 10,000 and 35,000 competing web pages as a phrase match. Once you’ve found one, you’re good to go!

If you want to supercharge your keyword research, the VERY BEST TOOL I’ve found is this one:

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