30-second summary: Are you confident about how your target consumer moves in the three stages, awareness, consideration, and decision? A website that features content only suited to the first stage of awareness will struggle to convert, whereas a site only focused on conversions may struggle to get any traffic to convert in the first place Here’s how you can create content that is balanced and targeted to better serve people throughout every step of their journey Not all traffic is equal. Businesses often forget that their site visits and success metrics aren’t just numbers – they are living, breathing people who are driven by behavior
Even though consumers enjoy having the world at their fingertips, they have become all too aware of how much their personal data is abused. According to the Nielsen 2021 Trust in Advertising Survey , 36 percent of respondents distrust ads on social networks, while 36 percent distrust ads served in search engine results. “As people more frequently shop online, they’ve realized the top ads are not necessarily the best option,” says Josh Stephens, director of Digital Marketing at CWT, one of the biggest travel companies worldwide
30-second summary: Since Google now focuses heavily on user experience, using data as a pillar to uncover consumer insights will drive your digital marketing success However, marketing teams still need to understand these sources and their areas of impact on the consumer’s experience Atul Jindal helps you cover the ground with his advice and case studies Studies have shown that businesses using data-driven strategies experience five to eight times higher ROI.
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Six data-driven SEO strategies that optimize conversion rates
30-second summary: Automation is a hot topic within digital marketing, and Google has more options than ever before for search practitioners to utilize However, there’s still a level of discomfort with handing the keys to the kingdom over As a long-time skeptic myself, I make the argument for automating core components of search campaigns and share the areas where marketers should instead focus their energy and attention for success in 2022 “Automation” it’s a word of constant focus for search marketers these days – and rightfully so. There are more components to search than ever before, and automation is a critical tool that enables us to optimize campaigns at scale and frees us to focus on what can’t be automated. Google has released automated solutions to nearly every aspect of account management, but how do we know when it makes sense to hand over control and where we should maintain a strong level of influence
30-second summary: Accessibility underpins stellar user experience and positive brand perception, the key factors that appeal to value-driven consumers According to WebAIM, 98 percent of US-based websites aren’t accessible Though not a sparkly aspect of digital marketing strategies, there are multiple layers to “why?” and “how?” brands must be accessible across the internet Marketers develop and execute numerous strategies to broaden their business reach. But one critical factor that most marketers neglect is web accessibility.
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A must-have web accessibility checklist for digital marketers
30-second summary: Within the digital marketing space, the conversation around privacy and cookie changes has focused heavily on programmatic and paid social But how will third-party cookie deprecation and new privacy regulations impact paid search? Here is what search marketers can expect and how to prepare In the digital marketing world, targeting, measurement, and optimization have foundationally relied on the ability to accurately track user behaviors and performance across the web. However, as we all know, platforms like Google and Apple have introduced privacy-focused initiatives over the past few years that complicate targeting and measurement for advertisers
30-second summary: Following pandemic-driven shopping trends, lots of local businesses had to explore online marketing opportunities Google offers a few great ways for a local business to get found through organic search Local 3 Pack is Google’s search element containing top three local businesses based on your search query.
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Three organic search opportunities for your local business
30-second summary: Social media has increasingly become a key avenue for the fate of brands’ online performance There is a relation between brand perception, social listening, customer service, and the eventual consumer spending power Here’s how social media marketers can make the most of social channels to drive business value In order to gain sales and increase leads, social media marketing must be fully integrated within a company’s overall marketing strategy – including search.
30-second summary: Make no mistake, Google Shopping is still mostly a paid PPC channel, but you can also enjoy its free traffic Video and display formats are not the type of ad you think of when it comes to online acquisition They are more popular for brand awareness and influence targets All conversions are not born equal, especially, when it comes to acquisition channels – a purchase on your site from a new customer has more value than one from a returning one It’s easy to forget that most of the business still happens offline and that Zoom calls and online shopping are not all there is to life Yet offline conversion trackings are not always taken into account With Gallery Ads, Google offers a new ad format integrated into the Search Network As these ad formats are for mobile displays only, their dimensions enable advertisers to make a stronger impact than with a text ad Google released new smart features and ways to buy ads on its different channels.
30-second summary: Pandemic-driven lockdowns have driven a lot of businesses online pushing the competition and increasing demand for more conversion optimization solutions One of the most effective ways to increase your sales is to revamp your cross-selling tactics To get more people down the sales funnel, you need to include off-site activities into consideration, that is, when your customer interrupts their buying process and how to return them to your site To better understand (and meet) your customer journey, use semantic research of your target search query Finally, keep analyzing your site’s sales funnel using Google Analytics As more and more small businesses are going through digital transformation , there’s an emerging demand for new ways to attract and engage customers. As online shopping is becoming a norm, both the competition and customers’ expectations are quickly growing
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Five ways to innovate your ecommerce sales funnel