FireStarter: A Blog on IP Address Intelligence

Third-Party Cookies Are Doomed, Here’s How to Prepare

Third-party cookies will be dead by 2022.You read that right, third-party cookies will be functionally gone by 2022. Why? One word: Google.  It’s no secret that in recent years the entire cookie...
Angela Hawker Senior Digital Marketing Specialist

Latest Posts

Maximize Your Website Leads By Tapping Into Your Invisible Pipeline™

No matter what your organization sells, chances are inbound leads (i.e. form fills, chat, etc.) account for at least some percentage of your sales pipeline. These leads are great, not only has a...
Technical | 2 min read

What is an IP Address?

IP addresses are the unsung heroes of the internet. They allow us to send emails, share cat memes, binge-watch Game of Thrones, and post brunch pictures on Instagram. In short, IP addresses make...
Website Leads | 2 min read

Hold Up, Wait a Millisecond – How Response Time Impacts Your Website

It’s no secret, attention spans are shrinking. Over the past 20 years, adult attention spans have dropped by more than 30%, and unfortunately, there’s no sign of this trend changing.  This means...

Google Removed Network Domain and Service Provider – What Can You Do About It?

If you've signed into Google Analytics in the past couple of days and are no longer seeing ‘Network Domain’ or ‘Service Provider,’ you’re not going crazy. This is not a mistake, not a bug, this is...
Technical | 3 min read

What is the Data Layer?

The data layer is the technical infrastructure that websites tap into to send and receive information and deploy applications. What does that mean in normal human speak?  The data layer is the...

Let's Talk About IP Address Intelligence in Your Chat Platform

In a perfect world, a company has a problem, they come to you, and you sell them the solution. On paper, it’s so simple. So why does this happen so rarely?  There are countless reasons but many of...
News & Updates | 2 min read

Clarity and ‘20/20’ Vision in 2020

With the turn of each new year, it is tradition, and part of the human spirit, to reflect on the past and look forward to the next year. We’ve learned from our mistakes, celebrated our successes...

The Cookie Has Crumbled... Now What?

The entire cookie-based industry has been on a steep decline for some time now, and it looks like it’s finally time to say goodbye.  However, for digital marketers everywhere, this has led to a...
Digital Marketing | 5 min read

5 Ways to Fight Digital Ad Fraud

This year alone, marketers will lose about $6 billion to fraudulent ad activity, and the worst part is, they don’t even know they’ve been scammed. Now you might be thinking this doesn’t apply to...

Marketing Attribution - ABM’s Final Frontier

First off, for all you Star Trek fans out there, I know "Final Frontier" sounds better, but the title should really be "ABM's Final Hurdle." Why? Because monitoring campaign effectiveness is often...
Firmographics | 4 min read

How to Build a Better ABM Target List Using Firmographics

The main goal of an account-based marketing strategy is to eliminate marketing to uninterested buyers and in turn increasing your attention and resources toward marketing to the specific group...

6 Ways You Should Be Using IP Geolocation

Before we get ahead of ourselves, we should discuss what we mean when we say IP geolocation, and more importantly, what we don’t mean.  IP geolocation refers to the practice of tracing a website...

5 Ways to Decrease Ad Waste Using Google Analytics & Ads

The look on Ben Franklin’s face says it all, he’s disappointed, he doesn’t like it when you waste your money, and I'm sure you don't either.  If you’re advertising on Google or any other search...
Intent Data | 3 min read

Account Scoring Step-By-Step – How to Make First-Party Intent Data Work for You

Historically, account scoring has been tied directly to a company's perceived "fit" to an Ideal Company Profile (ICP). However, this is just one piece of the puzzle, and on its own, this model has...

Start a Marketing F.I.R.E. - How to Reach High-Quality Target Accounts When it Matters

I’d like to say we came up with the acronym F.I.R.E. since it fits so nicely with our name, but unfortunately, we didn’t, that was just a happy coincidence.  F.I.R.E. stands for fit, intent,...
Reverse IP Lookup | 5 min read

10 Questions to Ask Before Choosing Your IP Address Data Vendor

IP address intelligence is one of the most powerful sales and marketing technologies available today - providing valuable first-party data that can indicate buying intent or power countless...

29 B2B Marketing Terms You Should Know

When was the last time you were in a meeting and someone started throwing out new terms and buzzwords you didn’t know? Or better yet, when was the last time your boss asked you to do something,...
Target Accounts | 4 min read

Why Your Website Forms Get Abandoned (and 5 Ways to Fix Them)

First off, I apologize for the sad photo of a dog, that was not fair, but if you’re like one of the many B2B marketers out there with less than stellar form conversion rates, this might be how you...

Dynamic Content - More Than Just Another Marketing Buzzword

Take a minute to think about your current marketing strategy. If you’re reading this blog post, you’re probably already doing, or have at least heard of account-based marketing (if not, check out...
Intent Data | 3 min read

First-Party Intent Data: Your Most Valuable Resource You’re Not Using (Yet)

Before we get ahead of ourselves, we should probably clarify what we mean by “first-party intent data.” Also known as engagement data, this is information collected about prospective buyers that...

3 Steps to Launch (or Enhance) Your Account-Based Marketing Strategy

Account-based marketing is not a new concept. It’s been proven that personalization enhances customer experience, increases leads, and ultimately, drives more sales. But whether you’re a seasoned...

The Cookie is Crumbling, Will Your Digital Marketing Strategy Crumble Too?

We’ve seen the writing on the wall that using third-party cookies for digital marketing wouldn’t last. For years, the amount of data marketers have been able to gather using cookies has been...
Reverse IP Lookup | 3 min read

Not All Data is Created Equal: What You Need to Know About Public vs. Private IP Data

IP address data is vast, consisting of thousands of sources and various methods to access account level information from an IP address. However, when it comes to reverse IP lookup data, where and...
Reverse IP Lookup | 2 min read

The Internet of Cows: How IPv6 is Expanding Connectivity

No, that’s not a typo in the title, and I promise it’ll make sense when you’re done reading this.We can’t talk about IPv6 without first explaining what exactly an IP address is. Internet Protocol...
Firmographics | 1 min read

Firmographics for Account Based Everything

Firmographics — a term thrown around our office every 5 minutes or so, but one that you may not be as familiar with. Firmographics are attributes about companies that can be thought of similar to...