Google very recently announced that new Search Console integration, new data-driven attribution, and new machine learning models (that are intended to help fill in gaps in measurement) are making their way to Google Analytics 4 (GA4). While Google isn’t giving us a lot of information about when the changes will be implemented, the wording of its announcement makes it clear that change is on the horizon. In fact, it is difficult to be clearer on this point than – with these additional capabilities, we encourage you to use the new Google Analytics as your primary web and app analytics solution going forward.
Doing some research into one’s competition is not only common but also very well advised, and in the digital marketing space, this goes double. The landscape of online everything evolves rapidly, and competition is king. You and your closest rivals are in competition for market share across platforms, and doing your homework is paramount.
You know SEO is important, but how do you know how much you should be investing and what you should be getting out of it? No matter what your take on the issue is, there’s a lot going on, but having digital marketing expertise on your side is going to help. Having a feel for what others in your business sphere are doing – and how much they’re spending – provides you with a valuable opportunity to get a better handle on your own SEO game. A recent in-depth study published by Search Engine Journal (SEJ) entitled The State of SEO 2021: Insights, Opportunities & Threats has its finger on the pulse of all things SEO, and we’ve broken the most interesting bits down for you.
There is no denying that the pandemic upended our lives in obvious ways and in other important ways that we have yet to fully understand. In the process, marketing did an about-face. The pandemic came, locked us all inside, and created a tsunami of online activity that includes shopping, gaming, browsing, surfing, and every other manner of online entertainment. And because businesses have to keep up, a digital marketing two-step has been going on ever since. If you aren’t sure where your business fits in, turn to an online marketing pro for innovative solutions that will help you ride the post-pandemic digital marketing wave and secure your market share. It’s all about understanding the trends, and it’s time to get started.
Without customer loyalty, you’re not making the most of your business, but the pandemic and its attendant wave of restrictions put customer loyalty to the ultimate test. The most telling point is that consumer spending hit an unparalleled global low during the height of the pandemic, and this fact left businesses hanging on word-of-mouth recommendations and on those loyal customers who kept coming back for more – the gold standard when times are tough. As uncertainty about COVID-19, business capacity restrictions, and consumer behavior continue to loom, there are some confidence-boosting tactics you can employ to help ensure that you’re building brand loyalty and keeping customer satisfaction high – now and into the post-restriction future.
There’s always a lot of buzz when Apple unleashes an update, and iOS 14 is no different. Further, we’ve all heard the tall tales and rumors about how legislation is on its way – gearing up to strike down Facebook advertising – but to date, this hasn’t happened. Facebook advertising has continued to generate billions in annual revenue, which has steadily increased since 2017. This time, however, there may be more truth to the matter (if Facebook’s reaction to the update has anything to teach us). Getting up to speed with what the iOS 14 update has on tap can help you continue to tweak and maximize your Facebook marketing and advertising efforts.
You recognize that your content matters – it’s what brings your readers to the yard – but you may be at a loss about how to elevate it to the level of newsworthy and garner links in the process. The answer is content that strikes a personal chord with your target audience (and beyond). And your research, at its most basic level, involves deciphering who your fiercest competitors are getting their links from and then brainstorming your own inroads into similar territory. While there’s a lot of tech involved, the heart of the matter comes down to creating content that is newsworthy to begin with and that does a lot of the heavy lifting on its own.
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Google, Google, Google. Never one to disappoint, Google’s July 2021 update is just finishing up, and you’ll want to be prepared for what may be to come. While Google makes incremental changes to improve its search results on a daily basis, these aren’t things that mere mortals like us would generally notice. The core updates, on the other hand, mean bigger changes afoot, and Google likes to lend a hand – so we can prepare ourselves. Because when it comes to your online presence – and the Scouts – being prepared is basically everything, it pays to pay attention when Google speaks. If you have additional questions at the end of this article, don’t hesitate to reach out to our digital marketing experts at The Web Guys today!
While you can spend a whole lot on your SEO tools – and some of these gems are worth every penny – you don’t always have to drop a lot of cash to update your SEO toolbox. In fact, Google has five tools that are worth checking out right now. Google tools are generally powerful tools, so give them a look and make sure that you aren’t missing out.