How to make speed a core part of your traffic and conversion strategy

Speed can make more of a difference to the success of your online business than anything else, yet very few people talk about it. If you can increase the speed of your site , traffic can increase and conversion can double.

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Marketers Inundate Consumers with Email Around the Holidays

Even as email open rates are falling, the proportion of brands sending “holiday-themed” emails is on the rise.  SUBSCRIBE to Website Magazine & Accelerate 'Net Success A new study from Yes Lifecycle Marketing revealed that the number of emails brands sent related to holidays nearly doubled and resulted in a 5 percent… [[ This is a content summary only

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Facebook begins thwarting ad blockers

Although Facebook now generates upwards of 80% of its revenue from mobile ads, the world’s largest social network isn’t waving the white flag on desktop  ad blocking . Yesterday, it announced that it’s changing the way it delivers desktop ads in an effort to thwart ad blocking software. Andrew Bosworth, Facebook’s Ads & Business Platform VP, didn’t mince words, telling the Wall Street Journal, “Facebook is ad-supported.

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Is Donald Trump’s earned media hurting his brand?

The 2016 US election  features a presidential candidate like no other . Donald Trump, the Republican nominee, has more than 30 million followers across all of the social channels he’s active on, and on Twitter, his most prolific channel, he has over 10 million, approximately two million more than his opponent, Hillary Clinton

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Digital Leaders Q&A: Sandeep Menon, global marketing director for Google Play

Sandeep Menon, based in California, is global marketing director for Google Play, the app and digital content store for Android users that offers apps, games, a music subscription service, TV and films on demand, and ebooks. We caught up with him to find out about his business priorities, how the marketing function is evolving, and the key skills and tools marketers need to excel at Google.

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3 Non-White Hat Link Building Strategies

:: By Travis Bliffen, Stellar SEO :: As Google continues to improve its understanding of “natural” link profiles, the number of deceitful tactics working to rank sites is shrinking. That being said, there are still a few tactics that work very well to rank websites. In certain scenarios these tactics are more cost effective…

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How Nordstrom strategically beat Zappos in Google Search

Five years ago, in April 2011, Zappos’ market share in Google was more than three times as large as Nordstrom‘s.  Today, Nordstrom has twice the market share on Google as Zappos. During the time between April 2011 to December 2012, Zappos.com managed to increase its market share by 51% (going from a visibility score of 42.9 to 63.42 points), while Nordstrom increased their visibility 13 points to 54.9. A huge jump in market share by 302%

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How Google fights webspam and what you need to learn from this

Google has this week revealed its annual report on how it has policed the internet over the last 12 months. Or at least how it policed the vast chunk of the internet it allows on its results pages. Although it’s self-congratulatory stuff, and as much as you can rightfully argue with some of Google’s recent penalties , you do need to understand what Google is punishing in terms of ‘bad quality’ internet experiences so you can avoid the same mistakes

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Dictionary of ad buying: key terms and acronyms

For beginners, buying ads can be a confusing labyrinth of jargon and acronyms. To help you make sense of them, we’ve compiled this helpful glossary. If you’re new to buying ads, you may not know where to begin

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