Posts tagged with North Africa

This week's finest digital marketing infographic

It’s time again to reveal the finest digital marketing infographic we’ve seen this week.

This time it’s a look at ecommerce in the Middle East by Go-Gulf.

The stats show that there are an estimated 90 million internet users in the region and ecommerce sales are predicted to reach around $15 billion in 2015, up from $9 billion in 2012.

For more information on this topic check out our Middle East and North Africa Internet Statistics Compendium or our guide about Facebook for Businesses in MENA.

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Think local: how to optimise content for search in the Middle East

Econsultancy has published its first Search Engine Optimisation Best Practice Guide for the Middle East, authored by experienced digital marketing consultant, Husam Jandal.

Focused on country-specific search engine marketing strategies, the report stresses the importance of understanding your audience and producing locally relevant content for both the English and Arabic-speaking population. 

This blog post touches on just some of the issues that marketers need to take into account when optimising web pages in the Middle East. 

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Q&A: Samih Toukan, CEO of Jabbar Internet Group

Samih Toukan is Chairman and CEO at Jabbar Internet Group, the leading group of internet sites and web properties in the Middle East and North Africa.

In 2000, along with Hussam Khoury, Samih founded the Arab Internet services company, Maktoob as the world's first Arabic / English email service provider.

Following the subsequent acquisition of Maktoob by Yahoo, Samih founded Jabbar Internet Group, an integrated group of online companies and websites. The group’s assets extend from e-commerce sites to online games, to advertising products & search services. 

I caught up with Samih to find out a little more about the companies within the Jabbar Internet Group, and the future of digital marketing in the Middle East...

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Engaging with people on social networks in the Middle East

So you want to be active in social media and engage with your consumers and followers, but you're not sure if you can handle a negative situation?

Relax, it's not the end of the world. In this article, I'll be sharing with you a simple example that I faced not too long ago and how I managed to turn a potentially negative experience into a positive one.

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