Ah, April Fool’s Day. The first day of April, which to me feels like the beginning of Spring, and the day I don’t trust anything on the internet for the next 24 hours. Everything I saw this morning at work while scrolling through my Twitter feed was met with speculation—c’mon, the Amazon dash button? No way is that real! (Spoiler alert: apparently, it actually is.)
Now-a-days, blogs have become an essential part of ecommerce sites. Customers interested in a brand look to a company’s blog site to get a better feel of what the company finds important and what useful content it has to offer. It’s been shown that quality blog posts attract genuine traffic and can greatly improve your site’s SEO. But you may be wondering what makes up a successful blog? Or what types of topics do my users want to see? First and foremost, the main guideline to keep in mind when writing blog posts is to write engaging content your users will find helpful. Continue on for more tips on blogging best practices:
Bing Ads has always been right behind Google in terms of bundling their platform with more useful utilities. Now, with Bing Ads’ newly added UDT (Unified Device Targeting), they once again have showed that they’re keeping up in the race of paid search platforms!
As of March 23, Bing Ads has consolidated their device targeting options, likely inspired by Google’s Enhanced Campaigns. Bing Ads no longer allows users to separately target smartphones at the campaign level. Campaigns now automatically target all devices, and based on the device performance, bid adjustments can then be applied for tablets or smartphones.
Google Shopping is a great way to get your products in front of more customers who are actively looking for items like yours. However, it’s important to target the right kind of customers, and to optimize your campaigns to make sure you’re maximizing the benefit you can see from using Google Shopping.
Google’s goal has always been to make search results as useful as possible for the search engine users. To help with this, in September of last year Google introduced ‘structured snippets’, which pulled in their highly specialized Knowledge Graph results into the organic search results. Then, Google extended these structured snippets into paid search results as well.
Long gone are the days when websites could manage with a desktop presence alone. Today, having a great mobile presence is just as important as having one on desktop. To show the importance of this, Google has recently announced a new mobile-friendliness requirement, as well as an updated mobile search algorithm. In a unique move, Google has even announced the exact date that this change in the mobile organic SERP is going to take effect. In case you’ve missed the announcement, “mobile-friendliness” will begin to be considered as a ranking factor on April 21st, 2015.
You may have heard in the past few months about the “Firefox and Yahoo deal”, and for a good reason: it’s been shaking up the search world since it was announced in November. However, from my desk in the physical world, things seem pretty normal—the world is still turning, I still feel my daily pang of needing my 3 o clock cup of coffee. So, what exactly is this deal, and what’s been happening?
We had a blast sharing our first social media webinar with you on how we figured out the emotions and feelings of consumers by analyzing their tweets! In case you missed our presentation or want to learn more, check out our infographic on how you can conduct your own Social Sentiment Analysis to figure out what your consumers are saying about your business! This infographic explains step-by-step how to collect your data through Twitter, process that data so it’s easy to understand, and then analyze it to get actionable insights into what your consumers are saying.
Bing Ads Editor is an easy-to-use desktop tool for managing and optimizing Bing Ads campaigns offline, and is available for free download here. With Bing Ads Editor, it’s easy to optimize your Bing Ads campaigns anytime and anywhere with the offline flexibility it gives you. The latest version of Bing Ads Editor was released recently on Feb 18, 2015, and has already become a much talked about tool among search marketers for it’s new valuable features that will help boost campaign performances.
Yesterday, February 26th, was a day of firsts for us at NetElixir University! Our CEO, Udayan Bose, delivered his first webinar focused on social media, when he presented an original NetElixir study analyzing the feelings and emotions of consumers by looking at their tweets. In this webinar, he demonstrated how we performed our Social Sentiment Analysis, and how businesses can do the same to figure out the sentiments behind their own consumer’s tweets about their business.