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2019 Digital Trends

The ninth annual Digital Trends report, in association with Adobe, looks at the most significant digital-related trends that are driving marketing and customer experience strategies in the short to medium term.

It’s based on a global survey of nearly 13,000 industry professionals working for both brands and agencies, and focuses on what companies are prioritising and what they regard as the greatest challenges.

Digital Transformation and the Role of Data

1. Introduction The modern marketer’s dilemma “After several years of long Christmas lists to Santa, this year my girls could not think of anything they wanted. It dawned on me; my kids are not seeing marketing encouraging them to want things. My job and the jobs of future global marketers are getting more challenging. We […]

SEO Best Practice: Benchmarking and Auditing

1. Introduction Benchmarking a company’s performance against an external measure may seem challenging, but with an understanding of the types of benchmarking processes and which information to benchmark within each type companies can ensure they are measuring the right changes. Auditing a company’s performance against various metrics is an important part of understanding where the […]

SEO Best Practice: Changes in SEO

1. Changes in SEO Contributor The following report has been written by Chris Green, Head of Search at StrategiQ. The following report summarises the key changes in search since 2016, when the last Econsultancy SEO Best Practice Guide was published. Changes to SEO came thick and fast during that period, and show no sign of […]

SEO Best Practice: Guidelines and Compliance

1. Introduction There are search engine rules, as well as legal regulations, which govern all accessible internet content. All activities that happen on the internet are governed by these rules and regulations. Non-adherence to search engine rules can result in reduced visibility, while violation of the regulations can result in hefty fines and even imprisonment. […]

SEO Best Practice: Technical SEO

1. Introduction Technical SEO can mean the difference between a website ranking well or not ranking at all. Technical SEO skills have become increasingly important because search engines such as Google factor site performance into their algorithms, especially given the growth of mobile. Each technical, design and content decision will affect technical SEO. However, technical […]

SEO Best Practice: International SEO

1.  Introduction This report has been written to help businesses understand the fundamental steps required to effectively set up and expand international SEO efforts and win international markets. While there are no shortcuts, following this guide will help the business focus its international digital strategy in the most efficient way for that market. The success […]

SEO Best Practice: Social and Online PR – The Influence on Search

1. Introduction Google and other search engines have always worked on the simple premise that if they can understand what content is popular with users, they can understand what websites to return for a search query. This quest to better understand what is popular underpins so many of the changes that search engines have made […]

SEO Best Practice: Link Strategy and Tactics

1. Introduction Link building is the practice of acquiring a link from a relevant site to a target site. In order to rank well, a webpage must include links, due to the way that search engines understand relevance. This means that businesses should have a link building strategy in place. Having a strategy that is […]

SEO Best Practice: Algorithm Updates

1. Introduction Google and Bing are not static search engines – constant improvements and changes are happening on their platforms on a daily basis. As some of these changes significantly impact the search results, they are reported in updates, sometimes unverified but often acknowledged by the search engine. The single word names of these changes, […]

SEO Best Practice: Landing Page Optimisation

1. Introduction What happens when visitors get to a company website? Where is the best place for them to land? How can brands get visitors to do what they want them to do? If the marketer has successfully identified the user’s needs, how can they determine which pages clearly deliver on that promise, and which pages […]

Digital Transformation Monthly – November 2019

1. Introduction Businesses of all sizes around the world are undergoing digital transformation in various forms, with the global market for digital transformation forecast to reach $798bn by 2025, according to Research and Markets.[1] However, digital transformation is far from being a monolith. Although companies undergoing digital transformation use many of the same tools and […]

Digital Transformation Monthly – October 2019

1. Introduction Businesses of all sizes around the world are undergoing digital transformation in various forms, with the global market for digital transformation forecast to reach $798bn by 2025, according to Research and Markets.[1] However, digital transformation is far from being a monolith. Although companies undergoing digital transformation use many of the same tools and […]

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 […]

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