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What do 3,000 blog post titles reveal about digital marketing in 2015?

I've taken every Econsultancy blog post title from 2014 and 2015 and created word clouds with them.

This is a very unscientific experiment, but not necessarily a meaningless one. Either way, it was fun.

Though the resulting pictures may reveal more about the Econsultancy writers than the state of the industry, there are a few points of interest.

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What's the future for big banks in a FinTech world?

There's a huge amount of hype flooding the web about new startup fintech companies and how they're going to change banking forever.

Could it be true? Are the days numbered for Britain's big four banking groups? Could they crush these upstarts before they get off the ground? Or is there a third way? 

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Am I being paid the right salary for a marketer?

My boss emailed me today.

He said: 'Can you write up a quick post with a very prominent link to the salary survey. You can either A) write a straightforward promo, or B) try and spin it out into something more interesting by adding in a load of info about our marketing skills and job descriptions research'.

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Analysing Amazon’s palliative approach to fake reviews

A couple of weeks ago, Amazon sued over 1,000 people for posting fake reviews on its site. The defendants in question had offered their services on fiverr.com.

But is Amazon addressing the symptoms, not the cause?

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Hotels, beacons and the race to the bottom

A hot topic of 2015 is beacons and we're all excited, but what's the potential for beacons in hotels?

What could we marketers do to stop the consumer turning their back on them before we even begin? 

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Five tool sets for scaling your freelance business into a full consultancy

With freelance work slated to outpace full-time jobs by 2020, and with more than 53m Americans working on a freelance basis as of 2014, the opportunity is ripe for those interested in paving their own way.

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Is user experience important for a higher Google ranking?

You would expect Google to reward web pages that provide a better user experience with a ranking advantage. So which parts of user experience are most important?   

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Need for speed: how to optimise website performance

Website performance radically impacts our success, 64% of smartphone users expect websites to load in under four seconds.

However, average page weights are still on the rise. 

As marketers, website performance can seem utterly beyond our control. Here’s how to change that...

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Five golden rules when localising for international ecommerce

Understanding what local customers really expect when purchasing from an ecommerce site is an essential factor for success when it comes to international expansion.

Failing to properly localise a website to be in line with local conventions will not only impact how users perceive a brand and feel about using a website, but ultimately effect how likely they are to buy from it at all.

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How Black Friday stole Christmas

As a result of all the issues surrounding Black Friday, customers were left more disappointed than usual.

But will the customer accept Black Friday as an excuse for poor website performance in future?

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Mobile commerce: what have we learned after six years?

Autumn 2015 will mark six years since the release of the first mobile sites from some of the UK’s top retail brands, but how has the mobile experience changed?

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Amazon and the age of personalised marketing

Anyone who has shopped online, read a news article online, or is engaged in social media has interacted with recommendation systems in some form or another.  

The one that immediately comes to mind is Amazon, the juggernaut online retailer and the largest internet company in the US.

The ‘response to buying suggestions’ that Amazon offers its customers is said to generate an additional 10% to 30% in revenue for the business.

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