Starting a new tech business is a lofty endeavor and can be very rewarding for those who decide to try. Just like with any business startup, one of the biggest obstacles is differentiating your business from others and elevating yourself in the eyes of consumers. Once that hurdle has been overcome, it is easier to continue to grow and build a very successful business.
We’ve been writing lately about all of Google’s new updates from AI first to Google’s search journeys to Google’s contextual signals and it demonstrates how search is changing. That, combined with the 2015 report that social media now drives over one-third of traffic has led some experts to say that ‘SEO is dead’ but that cannot be further from the truth. So, don’t abandon your search engine optimization strategy just yet. Let’s explore the fact that Google is changing but is SEO here to stay?
Have you ever picked up a book and not been able to set it down? Maybe you’ve opened an email and started reading it, only to realize before you knew it you were half-way through. Have you ever stopped to wonder why you may stay longer on some websites, and simply click away from others?This has to do with the narrative and the words used. Yes, the written content on any website or book plays a huge part in retaining our interest and keeping our attention.
When you attend marketing conferences, you may leave feeling pumped and inspired, but how does that translate to your business when you get back to the office? Were you left with four concrete steps to improve your conversion rate or a new way to determine if your blog is generating a positive ROI? It’s understandable that the marketing landscape is a little uncertain with Brexit, AI-first, Google search journeys, voice search, GDPR, websites still not being optimized for mobile (how is this happening in 2019?), and so much more. Where do you even begin to figure out how to rank on Google, keep your rankings, keep your market share, get on the ladder, or whatever your goal is for next year? Let’s explore some concrete 2020 marketing priorities.
Modern companies did not invent content marketing; it has been around for well over a century (as you can see) but now everyone does it. You don’t get as big of a slice in the market as companies did in the early days. But in order to stay relevant in a world full of content, you need to have your content strategy and content tactics in place.
More than half of all Google searches are now conducted on mobile phones, which means that it’s now more important than ever to ensure your website and every single page on your site is optimized for mobile, is user-friendly, and optimized for local search.
The average lifespan of a well-designed and structured website is anywhere from three to seven years. The decision to redesign shouldn’t be taken lightly and shouldn’t be done on a whim to follow the latest trends. Redesigning and rebuilding your website to ensure it’s in top form can be the best investment you make; however, the bottom line is that redesigns and rebuilds are expensive. Let’s take a look at redesign vs rebuild: which is better value for money and which will get you long-term results.
With the constantly-changing internet landscape, businesses are often required to reevaluate their website, branding, and content production processes. Whether you work as a web designer, an SEO specialist or a content creator, SEO and content marketing play a large role in the success of your or your client’s website.
There’s both an art and science to great web design. There are the visual, layout, and psychological aspects but also the underlying technical aspects such as sitemap design, user experience considerations, technical SEO, on-page and off-page SEO, local SEO, schema, understanding Google’s search journeys, preference for mobile-first and mobile optimization, and AI-first, and much more.
Can We Re-imagine the Future of Work? More Time Off, Fewer Hours, More Pay, Fewer Workdays, More Flexibility!
Can we re-imagine our working lives? Are shorter work weeks, fewer hours, holiday time, and remote working mutually beneficial to both employer and employee?
What’s the difference between UI and UX? The difference between a user-friendly website and one with a high bounce rate is good design.
Google has a new update. Find out about AI-first, how it’s replacing mobile-first, and how it will change how your market your brand now and in the future.
Growing a business is not a simple task; it takes an enormous amount of hard work, dedication, and devotion. With all the advice and opinions out there, sometimes growing a company can be overwhelming for entrepreneurs and business people simply because they have so much input coming at them. Toss in the pressure that can come from backers and investors, and if not carried out with purpose, it’s incredibly easy to lose your vision in the growth process.
Digital growth. There is a lot of buzz around that subject, yet many don’t even know what it exactly means, or how to apply the knowledge that they have.