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Is AMP the Answer to Your Mobile Site Speed Issues? Maybe Not.

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

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When Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) project was launched last year, many were eager to jump on the AMP bandwagon. AMP lets users say goodbye to slow, clunky, non-optimized websites and hello to mobile pages that deliver content more quickly. The logic behind AMP is simple and straightforward—faster loading times lead to better site usability and engagement, which ultimately result in reduced bounce rates and higher mobile site rankings.

 

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Video Strategies for Achieving Brand Awareness and Sales Goals

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

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Whether you’re managing a small or large business, it’s likely that your marketing goals involve explaining your product or service, building brand awareness and trust, and increasing revenue. And among all the types of marketing content available online, video is probably the most effective way to achieve these goals. They have great potential for increased ROI, audience engagement, and shareability. In fact, nearly 52 percent of marketers worldwide say that video content offers the best ROI, and on social media, video is shared 12 times more than other types of visual content.

 

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Use Social Insights to Guide Major Marketing Decisions

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

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With 66 percent of people trusting online consumer opinions and reviews, according to a study conducted by Nielsen, it’s safe to assume that majority of customers now use social media platforms as their first stop when evaluating a purchase of any kind.

 

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Will Marketers Find VR a Soon-to-be Reality? Maybe Not.

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

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If you’re a marketer who’s been long hoping to integrate virtual reality (VR) in his marketing campaign, you might want to put your plans on hold. Forrester Research recently published Virtual Reality Isn’t Ready for Marketing Yet, which finds that “critical-mass consumer adoption of high-end VR headsets is five years away,” although 360-degree video “will flourish on low-to-mid-end VR devices in the meantime.”

 

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Monthly Link Roundup – 01-31-17

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Snapchat Versus Instagram Stories: What’s the Difference? (SearchEngineJournal.com)

People now live in a time where they have nothing but choices on where to publish their content. Both Instagram and Snapchat now offer the ability to post 10-second videos and photos that disappear in 24 hours. These features are meant to share what’s going on “in the moment.” Five months later, and both platforms continue competing—adding new options to each of their respective features, one after the other. So is Instagram Stories really just an imitation of Snapchat? And, if not, which should you use?

Programmatic Delivery: The Future of Content Marketing and Promotion? (moz.com)

Programmatic is a term used to describe the buying of advertising using software and algorithms. Although still in its infancy from a content perspective, the technology and methodology behind programmatic content offers massive potential for the world of content marketing, and even SEO.

YouTube Gains Access To Google Account Data For Ad Targeting, Teases New Measurement Solution (MarketingLand.com)

Google-owned YouTube made several announcements last January 20, 2017. The most immediate update is that Google account data can now be used for ad targeting and measurement across search and YouTube. The changes come as over 50 percent of YouTube views now happen on mobile. The search engine also announced that it will be working on a cloud-based measurement solution over the next year in collaboration with third-party vendors including comScore, DoubleVerify, IAS, MOAT and Nielsen.

Facebook Revamps Privacy Basics (AdWeek.com)

Last January 28, 2017, Facebook issued an update to its Privacy Basics portal in advance of Data Privacy Day. The social network introduced Privacy Basics in November 2014, saying at the time that it offered interactive guides to answer the most frequently asked questions by users about how they could control their information on Facebook. In a Newsroom post earlier that week, the social network announced that Privacy Basics now features 32 such guides, in 44 languages.

Social Listening in 2017: The Next Frontier in Social Media (MarketingProfs.com)

As social media becomes increasingly important to both ensuring a memorable customer experience and mapping the customer journey, marketers are now using social listening to help formulate their strategy, gathering this type of data for three key reasons: market research and consumer insights, customer engagement, and customer experience and crisis management.

Google Announces New Ad Targeting Options and Better Measurement Tools for YouTube

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

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Google is looking to add greater functionality and better ad options to YouTube, its online video platform. The search engine giant recently announced a set of new changes to YouTube, most of which are focused on the ever-changing and expanding role of mobile apps and devices.

 

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Stay Classy; Do Visual Content Marketing Right

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

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Visual content marketing, when executed well, can be an incredibly powerful tool that will help increase engagement and attract links to your website. Moreover, visual content can help improve online visibility and inform audiences about your brand’s story.

 

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