With the new year upon us, and the holidays in our rearview, it’s time to get back to business and think about how to approach your brand’s online marketing for 2015! In this article, we cover 12 of the biggest online marketing trends your business should put on your new year’s resolution list:
If a picture paints a thousand words, then a video offers a million. Brands have long been aware that consumers are very visually driven. With the rise in online video sites such as YouTube, Vimeo and Vine, brands have a new visual medium to explore.
Yes, you read that right. Believe it or not, there are well over 200 factors that search engine algorithms look for on your site! Google and other search engines have developed complex algorithms that take into consideration an astounding array of factors, many of which you’ve probably never even thought about optimizing.
You’ve got your site up to par with the latest in search engine optimization practices. What’s the next step you can take to get your website, and your business, found by search engines and readers alike? Try starting a blog.
It’s no secret that Google gives priority to their associated brands and services (such as Google+ and YouTube) when it comes to search rankings. One of Google’s newer ventures, Authorship was established in 2011, as a feature of Google+.
So you’re curious about geo-targeting and how it can help your business. For small and medium businesses, or even national businesses with many stores in varying locations, geo-targeting is one of the most cost-effective ways to find local customers who are likely to convert into leads for your business. Geo-targeting allows you to focus your online marketing efforts on a very specific group of people within a geographic location. You can choose to target people within a specific country, province, city, region, or even a certain neighbourhood.
Google just released a new Webspam algorithm, Penguin update, that’s targeted towards individuals intentionally spamming Google search results or claiming misinformation in order to increase their search engine ranking. The update hopes to return higher quality search results and improve user experience.