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Eight steps to landing page success

A well-designed landing page can make or break a campaign. 

Sure, your ads or emails might be perfectly optimised, but that certainly does not mean guaranteed conversion once visitors arrive on your site. So what makes an effective landing page?


What do voice user interfaces mean for marketers & brands?

I recently attended an interesting WARC mini-conference on voice tech and machine learning. The stand out part was a joint session from Mindshare and JWT, highlighting their research in this area.

Here are some observations from this session regarding voice tech, beginning with some background before looking specifically at the commercial challenges and opportunities for brands. (Please also see my recent article, Why brands should be bothered about voice bots).


Why SEO is getting vertical-specific

A couple of years ago, Google revealed it was using AI and machine learning techniques, such as its RankBrain system, to improve search results.

This helps it better understand the intention behind the words that searchers type into the search box, with the ultimate aim of making results more relevant and providing the best possible results for each and every keyword.


10 thought-provoking digital marketing stats we’ve seen this week

Welcome to your regular dose of digital marketing statistics.

It's a good'un this week. The roundup includes news about brand safety, B2B growth, and Black Friday emails. If that’s not enough, you’ll find lots more to enjoy in the Internet Statistics Compendium, which subscribers can download right here.


Messaging platforms could even boost NPS – businesses should get on-board now

In 2015 Mark Zuckerberg moved the Facebook Messenger app out of the original Facebook app, taking the bet that billions would use Messenger for much more than just chatting with friends and sharing GIFs.

He believed that they would come to use the app as a means of interacting with businesses to raise questions about products they’d purchased or intended to purchase, for instance.

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UK Black Friday landing pages: The good, the bad & the ugly

Black Friday isn't as exciting as a couple of years ago.

Sales are more common year-round, so though most retailers get involved on the big day, it seems fewer are willing to go crazy. Smaller, more niche discounts spread out over the weekend or even the week seems to be the trend.


10 of the best digital marketing stats we’ve seen this week

Time to sink your teeth into some juicy stats.

This week we’ve got news about ad fraud, seasonal emails, and mobile tech. If the roundup isn’t enough to satisfy, be sure to head over to the Internet Statistics Compendium for lots more.

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Memes in marketing: Seven memorable examples from brands

The average person reportedly spends nearly two hours on social media every day. 

Alongside funny videos and influencer content, memes are a common currency on social and a huge part of internet culture.


10 important digital marketing stats we’ve seen this week

We’ve got a treasure trove of stats for you to dive into this week.

The roundup includes news about consumer trust, click and collect, GDPR, and ad spend. Oh and don’t forget, the Internet Statistics Compendium is ready and waiting should you be left wanting more.

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A beginner's guide to Facebook Custom Audiences

Thanks to its treasure trove of data, in little more than a decade, Facebook has fast become one of the most important marketing channels for many businesses.

But for many marketers, Facebook's most productive targeting functionality is Custom Audiences, which allows marketers to deliver Facebook ads to users they're already interacting with.

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Restoration Hardware bid on 3,200 keywords, found 98% of its PPC sales came from just 22 brand terms

For years, many marketers have spent a lot of time and money trying to find the perfect keywords for their paid search campaigns.

In some cases, marketers are bidding on thousands of keywords. But could it be for naught?


Ask the experts: Mobile SEO trends, challenges & strategy

We're starting a new series of 'ask the experts' articles on the Econsultancy blog.

For our first installment, we've caught up with a bunch of SEO veterans to ask them about mobile SEO. The questions we asked are as follows – you can read them all or jump straight to a question by clicking on it in the list below.