Websites are like cars: they need maintenance. That may come in the form of updating the CMS, security or plugins. The same goes for SEO. A great SEO strategy will always need reviewing and constant scrutiny of analytics, in order to ensure that you remain on the intended path. To garner the most success from search engine traffic, a fully-fledged campaign is the best bet, where an individual or team can dedicate the correct amount of time to deliver results. SEO audits are a slightly different beast. Audit. A word associated with redundancies or the tax man knocking at your door. It’s a word devoid of happy connotations. But don’t be afraid, they can be very helpful. So where do they fit into the SEO ecosystem, and how can you tell if your website needs one? What’s involved in an SEO audit? Carrying on with the car metaphor, not all cars are the same. The fundamentals might be the same: cylinders, internal combustion, suspension, gears, wheels. But a … [Read more...] about Does your website need an SEO audit?
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We’re only 7 weeks away from the MarTech conference in San Francisco, May 9-11. This will be the biggest and best one yet, with 70+ sessions, 100+ speakers, 100+ exhibitors and sponsors, and 2,500+ marketing and marketing technology leaders gathering together to meet, learn, and be inspired by each other. If you’re working the intersection of marketing, technology, and management, this event has been lovingly hand-crafted for you — and I’m eager to give you a glimpse of what to expect. ut first, a quick alert: the discounted beta rate for tickets expires on April 1. (No, we’re not fooling.) So, if you want to guarantee a spot at a great price, I encourage you to register before that deadline. Here’s what an All Access Pass will give you over a whirlwind 48 hours… On the evening of May 9, we’ll kick off with a celebration of the winners of The Stackies & Hackies Awards. Unlike typical industry “awards,” which often are … [Read more...] about Master modern marketing technology leadership over 2 intense days
Econsultancy just released its annual Web Analytics Buyers Guide, and in conjunction with its Online Measurement and Strategy Report forms an in-depth analysis of the marketplace over here in the UK. On the whole it makes for very interesting (and heart-warming) reading. That is, unless you are a paid-for web analytics provider residing at the SMB end of the market. In fact, even those at the top end are facing challenging times with the possibility of further consolidation following Adobe’s recent purchase of Omniture, which has emerged as a 42% market share holder (estimations were used where it was impossible to get official figures). The outlook for the industry on the whole is very good however. The market The positive picture found by Econsultancy seems reflective of the current ascendancy of web analytics in the UK. By Econsultancy’s estimation the UK web analytics market is up 9% in 2009, from £78m in 2008 to £85m in 2009. Although this was down … [Read more...] about It’s A Good Time To Be A Web Analyst, Not Quite So A Google Analytics Competitor
Can you believe there was a time when a business believed that having digital media/marketing knowledge and skills was nice, but not necessary? How the times have quickly changed. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the amount of market research analysts and marketing specialists is expected to increase 32% from 2012-2022 – which is faster than the national average of 11% for all occupations. While that sound promising for anyone pursuing a career in digital marketing, the education required for these skills seems to be lacking. This isn’t exactly a new development. Marketers have been discussing this topic for several years now. Take, for example, John Rampton, who shared on Inc.com that “79 percent of business leaders polled say there are ‘noticeable skill gaps’ on their teams–primarily in data, customer insight, and digital marketing techniques,” according to Circle Marketing’s 2013 B2B Leaders report. Stuart Draper, CEO … [Read more...] about 15 Colleges That Offer Digital Marketing Classes
Technology has made volunteering or giving a monetary donation to our favorite non-profit organization as convenient as possible. As technology continues to advance at an increasingly speedy rate, we can expect to see more opportunities for non-profits to reach donors and the people they help. For example, mobile devices will help non-profits engage with supporters and more effectively communicate with volunteers and staff members. Big data and analytics are being used to learn which channels are the most effective in reaching donors or how to plan fundraising events. The Cloud provides cheaper alternatives to services that were normally too pricey for non-profits. Software will be able to enhance the user experience. And social media networks provide access to donors, supporters, volunteers, and patrons. Non-profits aren't just using technology to help their causes, though. They're also innovating the tech sector themselves. Take the following ten non-profits, in no particular order, … [Read more...] about 10 Non-Profits Making a Difference in the Tech Sector