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Ecommerce Trends

1. Introduction By the end of 2019, there will be close to 1.92 billion online buyers, representing around 25% of the world’s population shopping online. This figure is rapidly rising and is expected to reach 2.14 billion people in 2021.[1] With more people shopping online, every company should be considering their ecommerce business. The ecommerce […]

Paid Social Media Advertising

Social Media Advertising

1. Introduction This guide has been written to complement Econsultancy’s Social Media Strategy Best Practice Guide, Social Media Platforms Overview, B2B Social Media Best Practice Guide and Paid Search Best Practice Guide. The purpose of this guide is to provide an overview of the opportunities, risks and the required investment of time, effort and budget […]

Social Media Strategy Best Practice Guide

Social Media Strategy Best Practice Guide

1. Introduction This guide has been written to complement Econsultancy’s Social Media Platforms Overview. Its purpose is to provide a framework for developing a social media strategy, as well as a summary of the main considerations for marketers when developing a strategic approach to social media marketing and communications. 1.1 About this report Over the […]

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Six ways brands can respond to the “demetrication” trend in social media

Digital marketing is, on paper, all about metrics. Never before have marketers had access to so much data and the ability to track and monitor their campaigns, often in real-time no less. But some of the decisions marketers make, particularly in the world of social media, are based on public metrics that could be going […]

Social Media Strategy Best Practice Guide

Social Media Strategy Best Practice Guide

1. Introduction This guide has been written to complement Econsultancy’s Social Media Platforms Overview. Its purpose is to provide a framework for developing a social media strategy, as well as a summary of the main considerations for marketers when developing a strategic approach to social media marketing and communications. 1.1 About this report Over the […]

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The evolution of SEO

What are the most important Google ranking factors for SEO? Look up this question (on Google, naturally) and you’ll find a wide array of different articles each claiming to have THE definitive answer on what you need to pay attention to in order to rank highly in search.

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Is lack of conversion a worrying trend for SEO?

Since it became the world’s dominant search engine, ranking well on Google has been a make-or-break proposition for many businesses. Countless companies adept at SEO can thank Google for their success.

Email Marketing Best Practice Guide

1. Introduction 1.1. About this report Econsultancy’s series of Best Practice Guides have been created for internet professionals who typically work in marketing or ecommerce roles. The guides steer readers to ensure that projects and strategies are executed in the right way for optimal results. Given the ongoing significance of email to most organisations in […]

The Digital Outlook: What’s hot for marketers in 2019?

Introduction Welcome to the first Digital Outlook report published by Econsultancy. This hype-free report draws on expert opinion in industry, as well as our research, to pick out topics that marketers may not have engaged with in 2018, but perhaps should do in 2019. The topics discussed are mostly tactical, highlighting emerging technology and processes […]

The rise of digital dashboards for analytics

In the last few months, I’ve noticed a trend emerging at the analytics meetups and events I attend. People are talking more and more about digital dashboards. I’ve even heard people advocate throwing out monthly reports, as they hail the arrival of democratised data in the form of swish new dashboards.