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Posts in Search Marketing

Has WeChat beaten Facebook to the enterprise?

Social media in the workplace has not been terribly successful.

Most professionals in Western countries have LinkedIn accounts, but for many it has become more of a job-hunting service than a work-based social network. And no other platform has even gotten close.

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10 juicy digital marketing stats from this week

Ready for your weekly roundup of stats? It's a good'un, I promise.

This week’s includes news about UK supermarket sales, 360-degree video and audience ID. Don’t forget to download the Internet Statistics Compendium for even more.

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Driven by mobile, digital overtakes TV in US ad spend for the first time

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) this week released its numbers for ad spend in the US in 2016, and for the first time since the organization began tracking digital ad spend in 2004, spend on digital ads has surprassed spend on television ads.

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10 tremendous digital marketing stats from this week

This week’s roundup of stats is the perfect way to finish off a four-day week. Go on, give it a read, we promise it won’t take long…

We’ve got news about delivery methods, chatbots, marketing budgets and lots more. If that’s not enough, be sure to check out the trusty Internet Statistics Compendium.

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Five keys to managing your online reputation in Google search

Managing your online reputation in search is not something you can leave to chance. What are the key things you should consider?

UC Davis (part of the University of California) is an example of what happens when things go wrong: the school was reportedly forced to spend $175,000 to help clean up negative references about it that appeared online after an incident when student protesters were sprayed with pepper spray by campus police.

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Which channels do marketers really use?

All of this talk about rogue YouTube ads, fake Likes on Facebook, and Snapchat vs. Instagram is fascinating, but how much of it is relevant to a marketer's daily job?

To find out, we surveyed hundreds of marketers and asked them which channels they are really using these days.

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Automating SEO: An introduction to Python

One of the most practical and inspiring talks at last week's Brighton SEO came from Anita Valentinova, on the topic of using Python to automate SEO.

Valentinova is a senior SEO specialist at VistaPrint, a company that runs 21 websites with over 40,000 webpages.

Unsurprisingly, automation is an attractive prospect when working at that scale and though Valentinova is a relative newcomer to Python, she explained how excited she was to try out new scripts in her day-to-day role.

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How visual search is helping ecommerce brands

It’s a hard thing for a writer to admit, but sometimes, it can be downright tricky to find the right words. When it comes to searching for products online, it’s usually much easier to imagine what you want than describe it.

Luckily, visual search is helping to change this, making it much easier for consumers to find exactly what it is they’re looking for.

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Tackling branded paid search in complex APAC markets

Local technology and expertise is the key to biddable media success in the APAC region.

I recently spoke to Hannes Ben, Chief International Officer at independent agency Forward3D, about the skills needed in APAC and the idiosyncracies of branded paid search.

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What the commodification of (Snapchat) Stories means for marketers

You can’t go anywhere on social media without seeing the Stories format being used.

If that statement was said a year ago, when it was exclusively being used by Snap in its flagship app, it would have been followed by statements proclaiming that the company has crossed the chasm and will undoubtedly be the third digital marketing megapower behind Facebook and Google.

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Stories from SXSW 2017: ad blocking, content distribution, and Joe Biden

Although there will be plenty of summaries coming out of SxSW Interactive 2017, many of these will address broad trends and themes, without digging into the detail of specific sessions. 

Because of this, I thought it would be interesting to provide a summary of some of the interesting debates I attended last week.

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SEO ranking factors analysed: The importance of brand relevancy

There have been some great SEO ranking factor studies over the last year, but I thought it would be a good time to wade in with another opinion (that’s right, an opinion - not fact).

To keep this as succinct as possible, I am going to look at the following areas for five different business sectors.

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