Business

Google Attribution

What you need to know about Google Attribution

Of all the announcements that were revealed during Google Marketing Next in San Francisco at the end of May, the release of Google Attribution was perhaps the most significant. This free-of-charge solution gives users the ability to collect and collate data from Analytics, AdWords, and DoubleClick Search to give a  more holistic view of conversion actions across various channels and devices for better attribution modelling and bidding information. Here is everything you need to know about what Google Attribution does and [...]

SEO Social Signals

How social media signals can help your SEO efforts

Despite the fact that Google has repeatedly said social signals aren’t a direct ranking factor, they can still help with your SEO efforts. Essentially, if you create high quality content that is popular on social media, people will like it and link to it, which in turn can boost your ranking. In its 2016 Rebooting Ranking Factors White Paper, Searchmetrics said the following: “The correlation between social signals and ranking position is extremely high… The top-ranked websites in Google’s rankings displays [...]

SEO WordPress

Top 10 SEO mistakes to avoid with WordPress

It isn’t an exaggeration to say that WordPress powers the internet, as more than one in four websites are built using its easy templates and effortless dashboard. What’s more, it is one of the best platform’s for boosting your Google ranking with SEO tools and techniques too. However, that doesn’t mean to say every website built with WordPress will automatically achieve a favourable position on the SERPs. Several webmasters will make a few fatal mistakes when setting up their site, [...]

The latest updates from the world of social media

The latest updates from the world of social media

Recently, it seems as though the biggest names in social media have simply been sharing (or in some cases stealing) each other’s ideas and features. For example, take a look at this article over at Recode to see the similarities and differences between the recent ‘innovations’ of the major networks. Even so, this doesn’t mean to say that today’s social media landscape is slowing down or becoming stale. Nearly every month you can be guaranteed that at least one platform [...]

Google’s recent ‘Fred’ algorithm update

How to overcome Google’s recent ‘Fred’ algorithm update

In early March 2017, Google unleashed yet another algorithm update, which is being referred to as ‘Fred’ by industry search experts. According to G-Squared Interactive, some sites lost 50-60 per cent of their Google organic traffic in the immediate aftermath of the rollout, while others enjoyed an unexpected spike. As you can imagine, this has caused a fair bit of controversy, with several webmasters unhappy that Google gave no indication of a change until its official confirmation. However, this is [...]

content tips

Tips on content curation for social media and email marketing

Seeing as over three million blog posts are published every day, there is a good chance your content will get lost in today’s expansive online world. What’s more, the topics or themes you are writing about could have been covered time and time again already. However, this is not a bad thing, as content curation can help you save a great deal of time and effort while still boosting brand exposure, improving SEO efforts, establishing trust, and increasing audience engagement. [...]

Desktop Search

Worldwide mobile and tablet internet usage overtakes desktop for first time ever

For the first time ever, worldwide mobile and tablet internet usage has overtaken desktop. According to independent web analytics company StatCounter, this landmark occurred in October when mobile and tablet devices accounted for 51.3 per cent of internet usage compared to 48.7 per cent by desktop. In response, Aodhan Cullen, CEO of StatCounter, issued a warning to businesses that aren’t prioritising mobile to recognise this now dominant demographic. “This should be a wake up call especially for small businesses, sole traders [...]

Twitter Focus

Twitter’s Direct Message update focuses on customer service

With 317 million users and more than half a billion tweets being sent daily, you would think things are going well for Twitter. But after struggling to attract investors in a very public auction, the network’s valuation and reputation has continued to slide. To arrest this downturn, Twitter has played to its strengths and introduced two new Direct Message features, which will undoubtedly boost the customer service efforts of brands using the network. Twitter’s customer service focus For quite some time now, [...]

Five alternative authentication methods other than passwords

Five alternative authentication methods other than passwords

Owing to the countless cyber attacks that have targeted multi-national corporations over the past couple of years, more and more businesses are stepping up their web security defences. But while operating system updates and anti-virus software can increase protection against online offenders, the humble password remains a big vulnerability. In fact, a study by research firm Gartner reveals that 95 per cent of all web app attacks make use of stolen passwords. As a result, it makes sense to explore [...]