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Posts tagged with Seo

International ecommerce: Four things to consider when venturing into foreign markets

In 2012, we conducted research into how the recession had affected attitudes towards global trading opportunities.

We found that many of the respondents had been forced to rely heavily on global markets to maintain or grow their revenues.

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Black Friday landing pages analysed: AO.com to Tesco

Some retailers are making basic errors preparing their landing pages for Black Friday.

As we've discussed previously, retailers need a year-round Black Friday landing page to ensure that they achieve decent search rankings and keep their audience informed.

Granted, Black Friday only truly hit the British consciousness during 2014's elbow-fest, but some websites have missing pages or redirects where their Black Friday landing pages once were.

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The 10 best US digital marketing stats we've seen this week

Buckle up: we’re back with another dose of our weekly US digital marketing stats round-up.  

This time we’re covering email’s continuing dominance as a customer service channel, the explosive rise of Snapchat and Netflix, and much more. 

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Why it's time to leave old-school SEO behind

The term SEO, which was allegedly first used in 1997, has long been used to describe a webmaster’s ability to edit a website’s design and code to favorably influence its rank on search engines. 

SEO strategies have included back-linking, title tags, page architecture, site maps and introduced us to a style of writing content that emphasizes keywords.

These strategies have largely belonged to webmasters and programmers.

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10 Econsultancy blog posts that will make content writers more employable

If you're new to marketing, perhaps a graduate who knows how to write but has no digital or office experience, getting that first role can be difficult.

Thankfully, some of the basics of digital marketing are easier than ever to understand (and implement).

Here's a list of 10 Econsultancy blog posts that will help to shape your approach to applications, interviews and day one as a content writer.

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A guide to maximizing the impact of internal linking

Let's start with an internal link. 

So, here's why internal linking is important.

But how should one go about internal linking, ensuring the maximum benefit for users and best visiblity in search engines?

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Five digital marketing tips for retailers this Christmas

It’s nearly ‘that time’ of year again. So what are the key things to consider if you’re still putting the final touches to your digital marketing strategy for the holiday shopping season?

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A complete guide to SEO for university websites

Digital marketing and SEO are becoming a higher priority now that universities are finding that they live in a much more competitive environment.

Historically universities haven’t prioritised ranking their courses highly in search engines.

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Three ranking factors SEOs cannot agree on

I apologise for lumping all SEOs together in the headline, some are good and some are still bad, but as the layman or 'content person' knows, there are a lot of opinions out there.

If you came via the blog homepage, the header image on this post showed Jupiter, Mercury and Io from Roman myth. 

Myth is a word that crops up a fair bit in SEO, such is the knowledge of the 'inner workings' of the Google 'algorithm'.

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Black Friday: US sites ranking well in Google UK results

Search for 'Black Friday' and related terms in Google UK and you'll likely be returned a host of US websites in the results.

Below is page one of the UK SERPs (search engine results pages). As you can see, six out of the nine results are US sites.

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SEO & Black Friday: How are brands preparing their landing pages?

We've been looking at some analysis of search performance in the lead up to Black Friday.

Electrical retailer Currys has had its strategy licked for some time, whereas Amazon has the odd improvement it could make to its usually omnipresent site.

Both sites show a consistent (and year-round) landing page is important for brands capitalising on annual events.

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Are backlinks still important for achieving high Google rankings?

For a long time search experts and content marketers have understood that search engines use the number and variety of backlinks to a page as a quality signal that has an impact on rankings. 

So how important are they now?

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