Leveraging customer data and AI to drive ecommerce growth in 2021

30-second summary: Despite 2020’s challenges, ecommerce sales increased over the 2020 holiday — up 49 percent over 2019, pointing to a dramatic shift in 2021. Brands employed new strategies, like curbside pick-up, to increase shopper’s comfort levels in the midst of a pandemic. To leverage large quantities of customer data from multiple sources, brands will seek solutions that enable them to extract value from the data to drive intelligent decisions on delivering the right products at the right time at scale

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Leveraging customer data and AI to drive ecommerce growth in 2021

How NLP and AI are revolutionizing SEO-friendly content [Five tools to help you]

30-second summary: Natural language processing (NLP) is one factor you’ll need to account for as you do SEO on your website. If your content is optimized for NLP, you can expect it to rise to the top of the search rankings and stay there for some time

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How NLP and AI are revolutionizing SEO-friendly content [Five tools to help you]

SMB’s guide to marketing: Stand out and boost sales during the holidays

30-second summary: Generate highly personalized and engaging campaigns to drive conversions. Segment your contact list by analyzing historic customer data.

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Four digital marketing strategies to prepare for a wild holiday season

30-second summary: Ecommerce has become an increasingly important element of any business, but it is more important than ever going into the 2020 holiday season. With the plethora of brands vying for ad space online, companies must make the most of their marketing budgets by adjusting their digital strategies. Socium Media CEO Owen Loft offers four tips for breaking through the noise to get in front of your customers and boost sales this holiday season

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Winter is coming: How to prepare your content strategy for a COVID-19 winter

30-second summary: With the number of cases of the novel coronavirus rising once again, content marketers face a resumed challenge to meet consumer needs. Sales around the holidays will need to be approached sensitively, as unemployment rises and families are forced to tighten their belts.

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Winter is coming: How to prepare your content strategy for a COVID-19 winter

Yext researches what American customers are looking for throughout the year

Yext , the Search Experience Cloud company, released new research about American consumer search behavior during the past year. The data, drawn from a sample of more than 400,000 business locations in the United States, revealed new insights about when consumers are searching for and clicking most on businesses across retail, healthcare, financial services, and food, throughout the year.

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Pre-made calendar with over 300 holidays to help plan editorial content

A carefully planned content marketing strategy contains several key ingredients including an understanding of who you’re creating content for (e.g., your persona or personas), how your content will help them, and some key performance indicators to measure success.

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Pre-made calendar with over 300 holidays to help plan editorial content

Seasonal SEO and evergreen URLs: How to drive seasonal traffic year-round

Now that Christmas and the New Year are well and truly behind us, it’s time to think about next year! While it might seem like an odd time to start planning for the holidays, this time of year is the perfect occasion to reflect on what went well during the last holiday season, how to build on it, and the steps you can take to drive seasonal traffic all year round.

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Seasonal SEO and evergreen URLs: How to drive seasonal traffic year-round

High-level search marketing: How to keep your momentum from the holiday season going

Businesses tend to have a huge marketing push right before, and often during, the holidays, but often times these marketing campaigns fizzle out after the new year. It’s easy to dial back your marketing efforts and budget after a busy season, but if you’re smart you’ll keep that momentum up well into the first months of the new year. Here’s how you can keep up your push in marketing efforts in 2018.

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