Author Archives: Optimize Your Web

Interesting Stats about Twitter usage at the 2014 Reykjavik Internet Marketing Conference

 

According to a real time analysis run by Blurrt during #RIMC14 99% of the close to 500 Tweets and Re-Tweets that happened during the Reykjavik Internet Marketing Conference were positive or neutral. Woman did more Tweets and the most engagement happened between 11:00 and 12:00 and 13:00 and 14:00. See more by clicking on the below infographic. Read more »

European Search Personality of the year 2014 – Kristjan Mar Hauksson

Kristjan Mar Hauksson European Search Awards Personality 2014

SMFB Engine might not have won the Grand Prix for “Best use of social with Search” at the European Search Awards held in Reykjavik Iceland last Friday, but the team did not go home empty handed as their COO Kristjan Mar Hauksson won the European Search Personality price, this is a recognition of a talented and inspiring practitioner who has revolutionized the European search industry. Kristjan Mar who also owns Nordic eMarketing gave a rousing speech were he likened his fellow Internet marketeers to digital pioneers, today’s miniature Gutenbergs as in his words “We are inventing this new wonderful new industry called Internet Marketing and we all play a role”.

Free travel industry report for 2014

Travel industry report for 2014

Linkdex and State of Digital have collaborated together to produce a travel industry report for 2014. It is clear that 2014 is likely to be an important year for the travel industry so this is a must read for anybody that wants to take the industry seriously. Not only is this a good report/study but it is free to download also.

The report is a great overview of what companies in the industry are / should be doing when it comes to online.

 The full list of chapter titles and contributors can be found below:

  • Executive Summary – Bas van den Beld
  • Foreword – Kevin May
  • Introduction: Surviving ‘Google Travel’ – Jono Alderson
  • From Teletext to multi-screen: Evolution in the travel industry from 1993-present – Lee Stuart
  • ZMOT Review: Where the customer journey begins – Google Think Insights
  • The Online Travel Ecosystem Diagram
  • Educating the Expedia Affiliate Network – Martin MacDonald
  • Creating a digital experience at Thomas Cook – John Straw
  • Housetrip: Finding a place to stay in the ecosystem – Simon Dance
  • The TripAdvisor business ecosystem: Completing the virtuous circle – Alison Copus
  • Adriano Comegna Q&A
  • Kevin Gibbons Q&A
  • Honest stories: Breathing new life into online travel content – Rob Cowen
  • Searching For Inspiration in Online Travel Content – Gian Caprini, Jade Conroy
  • Gus Ferguson Q&A
  • Digital opportunities in PR: Extraordinary travel campaigns – James Brooke
  • Building relationships for brands – Andrew Whiteside
  • British Airways’ multichannel travel content – Case study
  • Daniel Bianchini Q&A
  • A persona based approach to search and integration – Stefan Hull
  • A multi-signal search strategy: Integrating offline brand values with the digital offering – Claire Mason
  • Blueclaw Q&A
  • Stephen Pavlovich Q&A
  • Inspired by Iceland: An international marketing campaign case study – Kristjan Hauksson
  • Obermutten: Global interactions on a local scale – Inspired by a post from State of Digital
  • Conclusion – Bas van den Beld
  • Final Thoughts – Linkdex

 

Happy Holidays from the team at Nordic eMarketing

Holiday greetings from Iceland and my team at Nordic eMarketing (… about 43% of it – The others also say hi! ). Happy holidays and have a great 2014. Big thanks for 2013 and we are really looking forward to great 2014.

Facebook News Feed Algo: What’s in Store?

Nordic eMarketing FacebookHas your brand recently faced drop in number of subscribers on Facebook? Well then, there is a possibility that your brand page is affected by Facebook news algorithm (Facebook’s version of Panda –  I am hoping that Facebook calls their updates something cool like the Dragon Update or Black Ninja… etc…). Most of the marketers have been trying to understand this latest news feed update from Facebook and its implications.

What is Facebook News Feed?

News Feed is the center column which gets reflected on user’s profile page. This section shows latest updates, photos, videos, links, likes, app activity from your friends and pages your follow on Facebook. News Feed generally informs about latest information from who all are there in your friends list. Read more »

eBook about content marketing

The title of the eBook is “Re-think Your Content Marketing” and I am one of over 30 authors contributing to this effort lead Matt Roberts at Linkdex and his team. This is in my books an industry defining book that contains chapters from great authors like Kristjan Mar Hauksson (myself) and some good industry friends like Lee Odden, Avinash Kaushik, Bas van den Beld, Stephen Lock, Rob & Nick Garner, Matt Roberts and Kevin Gibbons to mention few.

eBook Authors Ccontent Marketing

About the eBook
“Marketing is shifting towards content creation as a primary source of lead generation and – more importantly – as a key integrated process combined with search marketing, social media, analytics and public relations. We have been talking with some great people on how marketers can innovate to stay ahead of the curve and make the most of content marketing, and we wanted to keep those conversations going and give out this free 211 page eBook. Thank you to all the below people who kindly included their opinions in this publication.” Read more »

The Geox Seven Day Rain Test

Goex just launched their latest shoe collection with a really good story told through Video using the amplification of social media to help endorse their great products. The video’s accompanying the launch of next years select are called “Geox Amphibiox: One Man For 7 Days In Nonstop Rain” and they tell a story of Tom the shoe tester, who apparently also has a Twitter account https://twitter.com/GEOXSHOETESTER.

B2B Influencing complex sales cycles through content

Here is an infographic we created about Influencing complex sales cycles through content in B2B. This is a very undervalued part of the Marketing efforts of B2B companies. This infographic illustrates the impact different content has on various stakeholders through out the path to conversion.

Infographic - B2B Influencing complex-sales cycles through content

The Fast and the Humorous

For a long time now I have been a fan of various forms of motor sports, especially Formula 1. It’s something about the speed and tactical elements that I admire; I like to feed this into my working ethos. But, I mainly enjoy watching F1 on a Sunday, catching-up on some ‘me time’ whilst my kids are occupied with their weekend cartoons.

I admit that F1 is not for everyone, alongside motor sports in general. However, I happened to stumble upon this video currently trending via YouTube that had me in stiches….and everyone else I showed it to for that matter:

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Measuring online Public Relations’ ROI and impact

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‘Online public relations’ is a very powerful marketing tool that is being used widely by the majority of online marketers and business owners to influence multiple stakeholders.

But what exactly makes online public relations an effective online marketing tool? How does online press release distribution result in improving a website’s ranking in major search engines?

Online press releases offer amazing visibility to a business, both in B2B and B2C. When a piece of news is published over the web, it is circulated to web portals, news sources and search engines. A business is able to enjoy instant visibility by virtue of submitting its press release at press release submission sites. Read more »