Google’s Consumer Barometer helping businesses know their audiences

We know the first thing most people do when they are looking for information is to ‘google it’ right? Google also knows this and is turning the mountains of data they collect into useful information for businesses that provides real consumer insights that can support planning and decision making in the ever changing digital world

The Consumer Barometer is a free tool to help you understand how people use the Internet across the world. It provides insights into audiences across the world which comes in very handy when looking for data on a particular country. Just select your country of choice from the drop down menu than scroll through the various sections:

  • The online & multiscreen world
  • The smart shopper
  • The local shopper
  • The international shopper
  • The smart viewer

People are more connected than ever, with increased access across many devices, especially smartphones. Consumer Barometer helps marketers and planners understand when, how and why people use the Internet.

What I also love about it is you can create and build data based on their research using the Graph Builder tool. Select the question and the country and it will create the relevant graph. It’s a little bit obsessive!

Data in the Consumer Barometer is pulled from two sources – the core Consumer Barometer questionnaire, which is focused on the adult online population, and Connected Consumer Study, which seeks to enumerate the total adult population and is used to weight the Consumer Barometer results.

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Tradigital World presentation at DepotX

I love presenting to groups of business owners about Tradigital marketing and I had a blast talking at the Business Depot’s Depot X event.  Such an engaging and interested audience.

Word of click is the closest thing to word of mouth

We know word of mouth works, but so does word of click. Digital allows you to have a two way conversation with your customers 24/7  and if they love your service they can promote you quickly & easily with one click.

10 Commandments of Digital

10 commandments

  1. Thou shalt use technology to thy advantage and not for the sake of it
  2. Thou shalt leverage marketing opportunities across many digital channels
  3. Thou shalt start with the basics then move to more advanced technology
  4. Thous shalt always think of the customers needs when designed digital platforms
  5. Thou shalt measure results & metrics
  6. Thou shalt trial and tweak to refine your offering
  7. Thou shalt seek advice and outsource to experts
  8. Thou shalt use the many free digital tools available to be more effective
  9. Thou shalt educate myself on my options and new innovations
  10. Thou shalt understand that I must be using digital technology or I will get left behind