Social Media

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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, [...]

Instagram for Business account

Instagram for Business account shares tips and case studies

On account of the fact that Instagram has 300 million active monthly users who share an average of 70 million photos per day, it is perhaps no surprise that more and more businesses are targeting the image-sharing app as their latest social media priority. In addition to its self-serve advertising platform, which was recently made available to all users, Instagram has now launched a dedicated business account to help brands make the most of the network. Aptly titled @instagramforbusiness, this account [...]

Will Ello be the next major social network?

Will Ello be the next major social network?

Even though the current crop of social networks provide plenty opportunities to target consumers, communicate with customers and improve conversions, some businesses have become disillusioned with increasingly restrictive and expensive communities. With sites including Facebook making high-levels of organic reach a lot harder to achieve, it seems like the best way to target relevant users is by paying for promotion and advertising. However, a new social sphere is causing quite a stir and it has appeared from out of nowhere. [...]

Facebook extends Audience Network availability

Facebook extends Audience Network availability

After its initial introduction in April 2014, Facebook’s Audience Network has now been formally launched and extended to more developers and publishers. The service, which has been optimised to improve performance over the past few months, helps businesses monetise their mobile apps by showing Facebook ads to their audience. The Audience Network is simply a tool to connect smartphone and tablets apps to the 1.5 million active advertisers currently using the social network. Proven success In an attempt to get more publishers [...]

Pinterest targets business users with latest updates

Pinterest targets business users with latest updates

There are several statistics out there to suggest Pinterest should be a social media priority for every business. According to Wayfair, shoppers referred by Pinterest are 10 per cent more likely to make a purchase than those who arrive from other networks like Facebook and Twitter. What’s more, they spend 10 per cent more on average too. And it seems like Pinterest is fully aware of its power and potential, as two recent updates are targeted specifically at businesses that [...]

Google Authorship – How and why did rich snippets disappear?

Google Authorship – How and why did rich snippets disappear?

For the past three years, SEO experts and content marketing connoisseurs have waxed lyrical about the importance of Google Authorship in search results. However at the end of August, John Mueller of Google’s Webmaster Tools said that it would stop showing this information because it wasn’t “as useful to our users as we’d hoped.” But was Google’s Authorship program worth it? How did it all come about? Why did Google decide to end it and what did it achieve? Here’s [...]

Alternative types of content you shouldn’t ignore

Alternative types of content you shouldn’t ignore

With high quality content, you can enhance search engine visibility, attract customers to your website and increase those all important conversions. However, it also gives you the opportunity to establish your brand’s identify, build online reputations and become an industry influencer. A regularly updated company blog gives you the best chance of achieving these initial objectives, but there are several types of alternative content that can accomplish the rest. In addition to more written word content such as white papers [...]