The 15 Data Experts You Should be Following on Twitter

Posted on January 14, 2016 by webhose

Twitter is a phenomenal place not only to connect with peers in the analytics industry but also to follow and learn from its leading authorities. Unfortunately, the Twitter marketplace is crowded and trying to wade through and research exactly who’s who on your own is overwhelming Even worse is making your Twitter decisions based on...

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The Top 10 Data & Analytics Articles of 2015

Posted on January 12, 2016 by webhose

The online world of data and analytics is fast approaching epic portions. It’s easy to get overwhelmed. Why? Because, not only has big data been big business in 2015 … but posts, articles, podcasts, webinars, and resources abound. Some are worth your time. Some … are not. To help you dig through the very best...

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Five Reasons a News Crawler Is Essential to Your Business

Posted on January 5, 2016 by webhose

“Originality is the art of remembering something but forgetting where you heard it.” Case in point, I don’t remember where I heard that. Nonetheless, it’s absolutely true, especially when it comes to running an online business. Why? Because in today’s online marketplace, sales, brand management, and genuine engagement are all practices that shouldn’t begin with...

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Extracting Data from Forums: 3 Sources to Discover What Your Market Really Thinks

Posted on December 29, 2015 by webhose

Robert Collier, the great ad man of the early 20th century, once summarized the secret of all effective marketing as entering “the conversation already taking place in the customer’s mind.” That’s powerful advice … and difficult. Why? Because most of the sources we normally turn to for market research are woefully incomplete. For example, surveys...

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Article’s publication date extractor – an overview

Posted on December 13, 2015 by Ran Geva

A few days ago I’ve released an open source Python module that provides you with a simple way to extract and normalize the publication date of any online blog or news post. There are some commercial solutions out there, but why not just use this module for free? The logic behind the code Here at...

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How to Extract Data from a Website: 5 Steps to Transform Unstructured Data into Business Insights

Posted on December 8, 2015 by webhose

Big data is big business. And for good reason. As Harvard Business Review recently reported, an exhaustive study of 330 North American companies led by the MIT Center for Digital Business in conjunction with McKinsey’s Business Technology Office revealed that the use of data in business decisions like product development, hiring and firing, as well...

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Social Media Analytics: Insights from Structured versus Unstructured Data

Posted on December 1, 2015 by webhose

Let’s be honest … social media is a challenge. Not only is staying current, active, and “topped off” a chore, but crafting full-scale campaigns that contribute to your business’ and brand’s actual goals can be bewildering. At the same time, the market for social-media continues to grow. According to recent data from eMarketer, “Social Network...

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