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30-second summary: Holiday season shopping is on and your ecommerce store whether a local shop or an international ecommerce brand needs visibility for sales How do you jump right in front of your potential customers and drive sales in a highly competitive space? SEO pioneer, former Pepperjam founder, and serial entrepreneur, Kris Jones shares a practical ecommerce SEO guide There is perhaps no type of business that is more primed for SEO than ecommerce companies
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30-second summary: Confused users don’t spend money Your search marketing needs to thread in your brand’s messaging, targeting, design, and overall experience to ensure trust, clarity, and eventual sales SEO pioneer, serial entrepreneur, and best selling author, Kris Jones helps you weave a tight SEO and search marketing strategy before 2022 ushers in If you spend enough time in the digital marketing space, even if you focus on just one area of it, you’ll eventually catch wind of the intersection of SEO, paid media, web design, and link building. There’s no avoiding it since all these areas run together to ideally form a strong online presence for a business. Within that context, if you’ve ever been the one to devise a digital strategy for yourself or your clients, you’re probably familiar with the types of market niches that would push a business to focus more on SEO or paid search marketing
30-second summary: Keyword research is at the heart of understanding where your business stands and what your end-users expect Surveying or monitoring your analytics is a great way of listening to your customers or readers for effective content ideas Seasonality is a great way to find fresh content ideas by finding angles where your primary topic overlaps with seasonal interests Collaborate and meet real people – use every opportunity (events, meetups, live sessions) to talk to people and listen to what they’d be interested in consuming Use “question research” to understand the existing information gaps in the market Re-package your old, better-performing content into new (updated) assets If you feel like everything has already been written and you have no idea what else you can write about, here are six content ideas for you that help you come up with valuable and engaging content this year: 1. Use new keyword research tools Keyword research is not just for SEO! They can give you in-depth insight into your audience’s interests, questions, and struggles. Research and address them in your content
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Six content ideas to supercharge your marketing in 2021
30-second summary: Most marketers agree that creating content is a core business strategy SEO can help you capitalize on the content you’ve created and see lasting results Create content around common sales objections to improve the sales process Instead of going all-in on the best-case scenario of in-person events being able to happen in 2021, create a plan based on what you know works now and could continue to work into the future as well With 2020 pulling the rug out from under pretty much everyone, it’s no surprise that marketing has had to shift over the past year. Where the focus for many organizations was once in-person meetings and events like trade shows and conventions, it’s now mostly shifted to tactics that can be deployed remotely. The biggest winner out of all this change has, without a doubt, been content marketing
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30-second summary: The PPC world is ever-changing. Today’s trends may not be in the picture tomorrow People will start focusing more on the buyer’s journey and use it to its full potential Automation and AI will be a key trend in 2021 Many things have turned topsy-turvy after witnessing a year full of unprecedented situations and multiple coronavirus-induced lockdowns.
30-second summary: Did you know that 53 percent of trackable web traffic is organic? A study from BrightEdge revealed that search (organic and paid) still delivers more traffic to websites than any other channels, including social and display These statistics prove that the role of SEO in 2021 is elevated across all industries since an organic flow of traffic is now more critical than ever Merkle Inc.’s VP Head of SEO, Eryck Dzotsi discusses six key focus areas that leaders across organizations must clearly understand about the role of SEO to drive organic search performance 2020 wasn’t a year that we will soon forget.
30-second summary: Faced with global pandemic-triggered lockdowns, millions of businesses had to move their operations online Creating this “digital transformation” marketing strategy consists of multiple steps and tasks most small business owners have no time or budget to manage Luckily, multiple new and existing platforms have been coming up with plans and features targeting busy small business owners struggling to keep their businesses afloat All the tools on this list meet the following criteria: They are easy enough to master without training and they are affordable enough to meet even most modest monthly budgets While going digital has been a hot trend for lots of businesses worldwide for a while now, many small businesses hadn’t really felt an urgent need to. Until the pandemic happened. Global lockdowns and “shelter in place” programs have transformed the way consumers shopped, got educated, and worked
30-second summary: Digital transformation affords businesses opportunities to make genuine connections with customers through personalized marketing experiences. Digital buyer behavior is changing, with increased consumer expectations for digital-only interactions and reduced tolerance for traditional sales tactics like cold-calling
30-second summary: The machine learning-enhanced “Smart Bidding” capabilities available in Google Ads offer an easy way to see the campaign results you want while allowing you to take a more hands-off approach. You can use Smart Bidding on the campaign level or, if you prefer, you can apply it to your entire ad portfolio, allowing you to optimize all of your campaigns using Google’s ML algorithms
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