Before the advent of sophisticated digital and online technologies, tracking of marketing campaigns was easier. Television, newspapers, magazines and radio were primary media channels and when consumers came directly to a store or ordered from a catalogue, it was simple to trace their purchase path. With a proliferation of technologies, customers now reach sellers through a myriad of sources – organic search, PPC, social media, email campaigns, media partner sites, QR codes, TV ads, group buying sites and display ads. In this era, therefore, attribution reporting is used by marketers to comprehend the miscellaneous touch points that customers have with their brand.
Instead of focusing on the last click – the click that brings conversions, such as a customer signing up for newsletters or finalizing a shopping cart purchase – attribution reporting assigns partial values to various and overlapping marketing touch points that customers interact with during the sales process as they move from awareness through to conversion. While statistics show that paid search advertising and search engine optimization still have a major share of online marketing budgets, customers also get influenced by a combination of social mentions, display ads, offline marketing, promo codes and traditional marketing channels, such as TV and Radio.Read more »
Google rolled out a solution for the problem that multiple language sites started facing due to Panda filter. This key was in the form of ‘hreflang’ and ‘canonical’ tags. This is Google’s way of telling site owners that they should use a regional subtag in their head tag for the website URL. This will help Google search crawlers to figure out the nature of content on each page and its relevance to a search performed. With these tags on websites, Google will comprehend that content on the site is truly intended for that region.Read more »
Mr. Taster an Iranian food critic is coming over to Iceland to speak at the Reykjavik Internet Marketing Conference, RIMC 2012. He uses Facebook mainly to market his services and what makes his story unique is that Facebook is banned in Iran. Below is a picture he did send me in relation to his trip over.
Search engines such as Google and Bing have built typical search algorithm technologies over the years. Whenever any user enters a query into a search engine, it determines the way to return best results. It needs to evaluate the pages that are most pertinent to the query and rank them in order of their actual relevance to the search. A prominent part of this algorithm technology is built around determining the kind of inbound links that point to your website.Read more »