Digital Marketing Blog
Do you have a localised SEO strategy? Are you making effective use of Google Places? If you are not, like many brands, then you are missing a trick.
For any brand, having an all-encompassing long term SEO strategy, targeting high volume key phrases, is essential to maintaining a continual revenue stream.
However, a vital area that can produce shorter term success but is often overlooked is the opportunity for localised SEO.
American Airlines has made huge strides in social and the new world of mobile commerce after a rebranding earlier this year for this first time in over 46 years.
During a recent talk at Integrated Marketing Week, Jonathan Pierce, Director, Social Media Communications at American Airlines, gave us info on how global social communications played a part for the airline.
Which campaigns have you seen recently that are defining the digital marketing landscape?
Genius can recognise genius, right? So, we asked this question of some ingenious folk shortlisted for Econsultancy and NMA's The Digitals Awards (we'll be handing out the awards on June 27th at a swanky swank bash).
Free delivery and returns are a major selling point for online retailers as it negates the problems that are inherent with buying something before you’ve tried it on.
As such if e-tailers offer this service they should make sure it’s prominently displayed on their site so that customers don’t have to double-check, which may cause them to hesitate and rethink their purchase.
But occasionally sites are coy about the fact that they offer free delivery, missing out on a valuable conversion tool.
A study published last year showed that delivery and returns achieve the lowest satisfaction scores when compared to other aspects of the ecommerce experience.
Similarly, when asked what aspect of online shopping retailers wanted to improve, 58% chose free or discounted shipping.
Landing pages are an integral part of paid search. Effective pages mean you convert more visitors to the outcomes you need and in quality-score based search engines they make your ad more competitive.
Securing the click is only the start of the conversion journey. The quality of the user journey after the click will determine your ability to convert paid search traffic into desired outcomes.
A common mistake in paid search programmes is for the focus to be entirely on keyword targeting and CPC management, ignoring the vital role that landing page optimisation plays in converting visits into actions.
I'm referring to PPC landing pages here, as some of these tips are taken from our PPC Best Practice Guide, but many of these factors apply equally to email and other landing pages...
Segmentation is key for content marketing success nowadays, and as all your marketing messages need to speak to business pains, you need to ensure you develop your marketing personas so that you have a specific audience in mind and can show how you can resolve their business frustrations.
Making sure your content resonates with the people you want it to is the way to reach ‘social buyers’.
These are people who use online communities to make purchase decisions and consume research reports, social media and email newsletters, as well as more traditional channels such as event and print journals/magazines, on their buyer journey.
Last week I came across a great thought-provoking article by Carrie Hill on Search Engine Land outlining a few underutilised ways of implementing schema.
Much of the article was technical common sense until I read the words: Schema Now, Not Later.
Anyone that has read my previous posts on Econsultancy (especially those on the Knowledge Graph) will know of my love of all things structured, which is why it was such a joy to hear others lauding the virtues of schema.org mark-up.
Personalisation is considered to be an extremely effective way of driving sales and conversions, with 94% of businesses stating that personalisation ‘is critical to current and future success.’
In fact data included in our Realities of Online Personalisation report shows that for two-thirds (66%) of client-side respondents, both improved business performance and customer experience are the main drivers for personalising the website experience.
However two new studies suggest that consumers aren’t blown away by personalised experiences online, or at least that’s their perception.
In a global consumer survey by Adobe 42% of respondents said they were ‘neutral’ about the value of personalised product and service recommendations online, which is as good as saying they either don’t care or aren’t aware of it.
Just when we were coming to terms with "blogger" being as legitimate a title as "journalist," we learn that some are falling into a more rarefied category: online talent.
That subset, a wider group that includes Instagrammers, Pinners, Tweeters, and YouTubers, has reps who negotiate deals resulting in anything from emceeing runway shows and styling lookbooks to signing on as a brand ambassador for a major retailer.
Some of the world's best modern digital marketers converged on the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City yesterday to celebrate and discuss joined-up marketing and what the future holds for our industry at Integrated Marketing Week.
Here is a recap of the running starts provided by Seth Godin and our CEO Ashley Friedlein. The show lasts two more days, so don't forget to follow along with #IMW13