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SEMPO Post: Opportunities in Global Search Engine Marketing

SEMPO just posted on their blog an article about the opportunities in Global Search Engine Marketing and the common mistakes done by International Marketeers around the world. Though 63% of the searches done on Google are in English 70% of the queries generated on search engines across the world are not in English. Underlining the fact that Google is not the only search engine and the opportunity in Global is in understanding the the fact that “Translation is not a matter of words only: it is a matter of making intelligible a whole culture.” (Anthony Burgess) However when we look at most companies search engine marketing practices in global terms, they seem to have missed the obvious.

You can read the full Opportunities in Global Search Engine Marketing here

Global Search Engine Marketing Book

Canonical and Hreflang – Multinational and multilingual sites

Great insights from an internal Google meeting about Canonical and Hreflang in regards of Multinational and multilingual sites.

Webmaster Central office hours about multinational and multilingual sites

Tools of the Trade: SEO

SEO ToolsIn the SEO industry today, the problem is not lack of necessary tools, but rather which tools to be used in SEO. The answer is, “nobody can tell you”. And not because these tools are irrelevant but rather because these tools are not made with one size fits all principal. Thank god for that. The range of tools are available because there are a variety of business and within the same type of businesses, there are many approaches one takes towards company strategy, including search engine marketing. Read more »

Bing features Iceland on their front page

Today Microsoft search engine Bing featured Icelandic waterfall Skógafoss on their front page. The waterfall is shown in it’s winter dress and looks fantastic. Thanks from Iceland BING!

Iceland featured on Bing

Key factors to Influence sharing – The Psychology of Sharing

The Psychology of Sharing, how can you influence through sharing?

1. Appeal to consumers’motivation to connect with each other —not just with your brand
2. Trust is the cost of entry for getting shared
3. Keep it simple… and it will get shared… and it won’t get muddled
4. Appeal to their sense of humor
5. Embrace a sense of urgency

Getting your content shared is just the beginning, E-mail is still number one.

You can find the the New York Times Insights Research below
http://nytmarketing.whsites.net/mediakit/pos/