30-second summary: A controlled chaos mindset helps brands and smart marketers recognize the inherent biases that tend to guide research and execution. The first pieces to get cut from budgets are the listening and planning portions of the planning process, which creates several problems for marketers.
30-second summary: Once you have the right product and pricing, succeeding with your online store essentially boils down to effective digital marketing and delivering a top-notch customer experience. For ecommerce, in particular, SEO — or ranking on the first page of Google — plays a huge role in effective marketing and online branding, as it builds trust in the eyes of your audience which paid ads can’t. And trust translates to a better customer experience.
30-second summary: Google search trends show that there have been big increases in Google searches for certain phrases over the last few months. Some were expected, such as “virtual meetings”, others less so – one of the more troubling Google search trends was “get away with murder”! A lot of people were looking for physical comfort – everything from “chocolate” to “hot tubs”
30-second summary: Companies can rank for trending keywords by combining content marketing with current events. There are some specific Dos and Don’ts for creating this content in a tasteful manner. Dos include questioning your motives, thinking of clients first, keeping content value-driven, and giving company updates.
Q4 is the most competitive time period for ecommerce businesses, deals and promotions offered to capitalize on holiday season traffic bring hordes of potential purchasers to your site. One of the most valuable groups of users that comes out of the holiday season is net-new users, who could have found out about the product from an ad, friend, influencer, or some other referral. These users are more expensive to acquire because they have no knowledge of the brand, so they need more touchpoints when compared to your current customers.
Search is not static – people don’t consume media in silos – and those consumers demand answers and content in an instant. Customers want information how they want it, wherever they are, in formats that delight — and they want it immediately. This is especially true during the holiday season where SEO powers insights on consumer intent, behavior and trends across all digital channels
Ecommerce companies know this to be true, but it bears repeating: the holiday season will be on top of you before you know it, and it’s time to start getting your Q4 plan ready. There are many reports and analysis you can pull and put together to develop our Q4 plan. Use the summer’s relative slowness to audit your accounts to see if there is anything to improve before the busy season comes
We invited Michael Akkerman , Global Head of Partners Program at Pinterest, to our NY office yesterday evening to speak on visual search. He talked about discovery over search, audience engagement over audience size, less time more well-spent over more total time spent, and social communities over social networks. It was an insightful, instructive, and *obviously* visual-heavy session.
Your website’s link profile is basically one of your biggest areas of concern. Given the kind of penalties levied by Google for any misconduct related to your link profile, the concern is well-justified. The truth is that link profile building is a time-consuming activity that requires judicious decisions; especially when you are pondering over the thought of buying backlinks for your own website