Instagram is an image-based social media platform, developed by Facebook and launched in October 2010. According to Statista, in the first quarter of 2013, Instagram had 90 million monthly users. At beginning of Q3 2018, the site had 1 billion average monthly users, with forecasts expecting that it will continue to grow throughout the foreseeable future. Although Facebook is still significantly more widely used ( 2 billion average monthly users by some estimations), Instagram is steadily growing, and there are some differences in the average users of the two sites.
The first quarter has just come to a close, so perhaps now is a good time to examine your digital marketing strategy. Is the plan you created at the beginning of the year working? If not, it might be time for you and your marketing team to go back to the drawing board.
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To be successful online, companies need to take SEO seriously, and it must be a priority.
As the founder of an SEO agency, I have dedicated the last 20 years to helping companies improve their search engine rankings. We've worked with small companies, startups and huge global brands. Regardless of size, they all have the same primary SEO goals.
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Amazon is the SEO giant but when it comes to organic search there are creative ways you can go toe-to-toe and win.
According to a recent Washington Post article, one company accounted for roughly half of all online retail sales as of 2018. Say it with me: Amazon. Unfortunately for smaller merchants,
Trust is an important factor when it comes to making your business a success. This isn't surprising when you consider the effect of data and the social age's impact on consumers' ability to detect if and when brands are trying to deceive them.
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The best way to secure a share of the growing market? Avoid head-to-head competition with the duopoly and instead seek out new opportunities -- like these.
When a marketing campaign really lands, it becomes more than just a marketing campaign. The commercials, slogans, and catchphrases that we quote over and over to each other are part of our cultural landscape, as much as any other form of media that embeds itself in our public consciousness.
One of the most crucial aspects of any effective marketing strategy is the ability to reach your target audience. However, this is often easier said than done. Even experienced marketers make the mistake of not identifying who their audience is before they release an ad or start a campaign, which can significantly lower the return on investment (ROI) of any marketing channel.
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Today’s marketing is fueled by data. But the mass of information at every marketing team’s fingertips brings inherent challenges marketers must overcome. Performing effective market research in the age of data is no easy feat.
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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a package of new laws enacted by the European Union that outlines how and why personal data can be collected on individuals living in, or who are citizens of, any of the 28 EU member states.
Between voice-activated devices like Alexa and Echo and personal assistants like Siri and Cortana, voice search is on the rise. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers announced in its 2017 Internet Trends report that this trend isn’t limited to AI assistants: twenty percent of searches on mobile were voice searches, and that number is quickly rising.
Voice is poised to become the 'next big thing' in terms of technology, and consumers are showing their love for voice-controlled devices by purchasing 'smart' speakers at a rapid rate. Between Q1 and Q2 of 2017 smart speaker ownership increased from seven to 10 percent among U.S. households with a broadband internet connection
Google My Business (GMB) is a free online tool designed to help businesses and organizations manage their online presence through Google's various sites such as Google Maps and Search. As with all things Google, Google My Business sets its sights on helping visitors find just what they need quickly. By enhancing the accuracy of localized search results generated through its search engine, it provides searchers with high-quality results.
Full disclosure, I think Amazon is the best retailer, period, but I didn't always feel that way. And I am not just saying that because Teknicks works with them. I honestly have a wonderful experience shopping on Amazon, primarily through the app.
Search engine optimization, better known as SEO, is now considered a staple of digital marketing. Used to drive web presence, expand visibility, and improve rankings, SEO plays an integral role in virtually every aspect of modern web-based strategies.
Marketing online demands a unique combination of skills, knowledge, and specializations, thanks to the fact that the online environment is both linked to, yet distinctively different from, traditional marketing mediums.
Marketing research is subject to a large number myths and misconceptions, due in part because it gets the reputation of being one of the costliest processes in business. Marketers and business managers often choose to forgo their market research projects because of the illusion that there is too little room in the budget to justify it. There are two problems with this line of thinking about marketing research:
Voice Search Optimization (VSO) is an approach focused on maximizing the number of visitors to a website or app by improving the visibility and suggestion rate (or recommendation rate) in voice search results. In general, the more often a site or app is suggested and the higher it is ranked among the recommendations, the more traffic it will receive. VSO can be applied to several voice search protocols including but not limited to Google, Amazon, Siri, and Windows Cortana.
Today's consumers are more sophisticated than ever. They expect interesting content, personalized marketing, and a seamless site experiences.