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Posts in Search Marketing

The Facebook 'context collapse': how decline in personal sharing might affect brands

Facebook is evolving, and one of the trends has the attention of the CEO of the world's largest social network.

Facebook users are sharing less about themselves and Mark Zuckerberg is personally imploring his staff to reverse the trend of what the company internally refers to as "context collapse."

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Seven helpful tips for livestreaming success

Brands like BMW, Southwest Airlines, Target and GE are increasingly experimenting with livestreaming, and some believe the medium will become an important part of the digital video marketing mix.

So what should brands looking to embrace livestreaming do to increase their chances of success?

Here are seven tips.

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SEO is more than just organic traffic: Are you taking all the credit you deserve?

Search marketing evolves on a daily basis.

The constant introduction of new and innovative processes means that strategies can shift frequently as SEOs and marketers try to work out the best way to deal with new online environments.

From Google updates to advances in technology, the methods we use to measure the success of an SEO campaign, however, may not always be giving us the full picture.

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Digital marketing in Asia: Spotlight on Malaysia

For many global brands, trying to drive business through digital marketing in an unfamiliar country is a hefty challenge.

There are local languages, media platforms, and cultures to consider and so often it's best to use a local or global agency, or not bother at all.

But in our digital age, it is possible to at least test a new market and decide on its potential with hard statistics.

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New data reveals impact of Google’s right-hand ad changes

When Google decided to kill right-hand PPC ads, many speculated that the change would be a net negative for paid search marketers.

A minority even suggested that there would be drastic effects, such as significantly higher CPCs for competitive keywords.

So how have campaigns been faring since Google implemented the change?

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Is Pinterest using ‘how-to Pins’ to exploit third-party content for SEO benefit?

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat may hog the social media spotlight, but quietly Pinterest has become a potent social media marketing channel and, for some brands, one of the most productive.

Like most social platforms, Pinterest has sought to woo businesses with offerings that help them engage more meaningfully with users. These include Cinematic and Buyable Pins.

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PPC for beginners - the seven levels of campaign tracking

Getting to grips with PPC measurement?

Search campaign tracking can often be unsophisticated, working on a last click model, measuring revenue, transactions, ROI etc.

However, some more advanced marketers measure a bigger variety of variables, including profit margin, lifetime value and phone contacts.

Let's look at the different levels of PPC campaign tracking.

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Top 10 digital marketing stats of the week

Stats on a Thursday? Have you lost it, Simpson? Do you need a lie down and a hot Lemsip? Should we contact your next of kin and tell them to prepare for the worst?

No, you silly rabbits. It’s Easter weekend. Which means, in the words of the ever-culturally relevant Rebecca Black: 

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Digital marketing in Singapore: 101

As brands look to diversify, South-East Asia offers compelling markets for companies to build demand and increase sales.

But as the markets in the region are relatively small and quite diverse, it can be hard for marketers to know where they should put their efforts. Search engines, social networks, and ecommerce players are all different in each country.

To help you get started, we have put together a short guide for the countries in the region, starting this week with Singapore.

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Maximising content-led organic traffic with free Google tools: A comprehensive guide

How do you drive more organic traffic by efficiently enhancing your content strategy using only free tools?

Here's a 2,500 word how-to guide.

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Millennials open to pharma ads, but pharma not delivering on UX

They're often claimed to be one of the hardest groups to advertise to, but according to the sixth annual Makovsky/Kelton Pulse of Online Search survey, millennials are "by far the most receptive to pharmaceutical marketing."

How receptive? According to the survey (PDF), which polled more than 1,000 Americans over the age of 18, 51% of millennials indicated that they would be motivated by a digital, television or print ad to visit a pharma-sponsored website.

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PPC: a beginners' guide to KPIs, budgets & agencies

There's a lot to know about paid search advertising.

To mark the release of Econsultancy's newly updated PPC Best Practice Guide, I've pulled together a brief intro to KPIs, budgets and resourcing for paid search.

The full guide is more than 350-pages long and includes the basics of setting up a campaign, to more involved cross-channel strategy.

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