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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Is free enterprise search a game-changer?

Enterprise search technology is uniquely suited to conquering this is roadblock to personalization. It enables companies to analyze all of their customer engagement channels and enterprise knowledge streams in real-time, and from this analysis gain a "contextual profile" for each customer at any precise moment. This type of real-time contextual awareness - informed by automated analysis of activity and communications across all channels - is the only path to true personalization. >>

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Would your website earn Google's mobile-friendly label?

More searches are being conducted on mobile devices and, with that in mind, Google will soon be displaying labels next to search results that indicate which are mobile-friendly websites. >>

Monday, November 17, 2014

Research reveals need for marketers to understand mobile search ranking factors

Research comparing mobile search results with those on a desktop highlights the need for marketers to be aware of how their pages rank on mobile by understanding those factors that correlate with higher positions. >>

Monday, November 10, 2014

Reports: SMBs optimistic, looking to search to connect

US veterans are leading the charge into microbusiness territory. That is the takeaway from a new poll out from Sam's Club and Gallup. According to the numbers about 20% of microbusinesses (5 to 15 employees) are owned by veterans and about one-third (34%) of those are making at least $100,000 per year. >>

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Study finds omnichannel strategy can drive more revenue

There are two new studies out this week that indicate a multi- or omni-channel strategy can help retailers drive local traffic to their stores - rather than into online boutiques. Even 'boutiques' the size of Amazon. G/O Digital researchers looked at both omnichannel campaigns and local mobile strategies to come to their findings. >>

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Study tracks effects of Google search engine updates on user behavior

A new eye-tracking study from Mediative reveals that the scanning behavior of search engine users has significantly changed over the past 10 years due to updates to Google's search engine results page and the conditioning effects of new technology. >>

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Organic search trumps non-organic for driving website traffic

Organic search trumps non-organic search channels when it comes to driving traffic to business websites, according to recent research by content marketing firm BrightEdge. >>

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Google's HTTPS ranking signal has little to no effect

Last month, we learnt that Google was flexing its search engine muscle in an effort to encourage websites to be more secure. Search algorithms were tweaked to give sites using HTTPS a higher search ranking. But have they? >>

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

U.K. consumers use mobile to research, shop more than any other nation

Marin Software has identified the U.K. as being the nation that uses mobile to research purchases and shop more than any other. >>

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Quarter of SMBs have no presence in local search results

Are small businesses doing enough to ensure success in an increasingly digital and social environment? Not really, according to new figures released this week by Marketecture. >>

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Google using HTTPS as a ranking signal

Google is flexing its search engine muscle in an effort to encourage websites to be more secure. Search algorithms have been tweaked to give sites using HTTPS a higher search ranking. >>

Friday, August 08, 2014

Top 3 website optimization tips

"Black Hat" SEO - the strategy of creating pages jammed with keywords that dont' make any sense and creating link farms - still resonates around the web. Users and search engines are smarter; to connect now, the key is creating and optimizing relevant, intelligent content. >>

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Covario: Search spend up in Q1, Q2

For the first half of the year, search marketing is doing very well - with mobile search spending leading the way. According to Covario's new Global Paid Search Spend Analysis the Q2 search spend increased just over 21%; the Q1 spend increased 19%. >>

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Retailers cash in on action-packed sporting weekend

It's not unusual to see an increase in sport-related offers appear during a major tournament such as the Olympics but the convergence of several sporting events this weekend has seen discounts offered in the UK on VoucherCodes.co.uk rise a whopping 135% on last year. >>

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Study: Brand perception, recall, favor pushed by rewards

In a new study out from IPG Media Lab and Kiip, researchers found rewards are pushing metrics like brand favorability and recall as well as brand perception - but that the rewards to the brand are higher when consumer rewards are offered at the right moment. >>

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