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.

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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 »

Adwords: The Holy Trinity of Search Advertising

Haukur Jarl KristjanssonLast week, State of Search posted the article “8 Ways to Increase Your AdWords CTR”.

CTR or Click-Through-Rate (%CTR) is a way of measuring the success of your online campaigns and is one of the key factors advertisers need to monitor; it plays a key role in quality score calculations and is, in general, a big part of an accounts eco system.

The article was written by Haukur Jarl Kristjansson – our inhouse Adwords and PPC team lead – who is a spokesperson for what he calls “the holy trinity of search advertising”, which in simple terms is creating campaigns with a high correlation between keywords, ad copy and landing pages. He wanted to contribute to the world of SEM by creating an article that is “aimed towards PPC practitioners that are new to the game but of course everyone can benefit from them”.

You can read the article here: www.stateofsearch.com/8-ways-to-increase-your-ctr

Google Indicates Projecting Powers for Box Office and Enumerating Movie Magic

SEO ToolsOf late, moviegoers have become more active in discovering and exploring their film options depicting a longer, more planned movie research timeline. On an average, moviegoers consult about 13 sources before they make a decision which movie they must see. Even though, the number of titles released declined by 9% in 2012 vs. 2011, movie searches on Google witnessed a rise of 56% in this same period.

The Expedition to Calculate ‘Movie Magic’: The Supporting Statistics

The journey and the quest to quantify movie magic is definitely not a novel perception. For decades, pre-release film tracking has been practiced. 61% of moviegoers turn to online resources when it comes to researching a new movie, i.e. almost half are relying on online resources for valuable and useful information. With the rise in the amount of information and media influences available, there are additional factors that should be taken into consideration. Moreover, as a lot of research is conducted before moviegoers make the final decision to purchase a particular movie ticket, it is integral as well as crucial to take into account all the intermediate steps. Read more »

Video: Reykjavik Internet Marketing Conference 2013

Video summarizing the 10th annual Reykjavik Internet Marketing Conference 2013.

Some nice links:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/craig-kanalley/reykjavik-internet-marketing-conference-2013_b_2956855.html

http://yarddigital.com/reykjavik-internet-marketing-conference/

http://www.forbes.com/sites/sap/2013/03/18/content-marketing-what-happens-in-iceland-doesnt-stay-in-iceland/

http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2256622/Winning-the-Search-Social-Game-of-Thrones-QA-With-Bings-Duane-Forrester

http://econsultancy.com/is/blog/62398-northern-lights-on-search-and-social-bing-google-twitter-and-dell-at-rimc13

http://www.holisticsearch.co.uk/2013/03/21/reykjavik-internet-marketing-conference-day-1/

http://www.holisticsearch.co.uk/2013/03/22/reykjavik-internet-marketing-conference-rimc13-day-2/

http://fusionstealth.com/2013/04/reykjavik-internet-marketing-conference-2011/

http://www.stateofsearch.com/event/reykjavik-internet-marketing-conference-2013/

Even more:

The State of Search & Social – #RIMC13

RIMC 2013: Tools of the Trade #RIMC13

The PC is Dead. Long Live Mobile… & the Tablet! #RIMC13

RIMC 2013: Site Architecture the Right Way – Shari Thurow #RIMC13

RIMC 2013: Duane Forrester – First Keynote #RIMC13

Infographics: Multilingual Development Process

I am often asked what is the right process for creating and distributing Infographs in an Multilingual Environment, the following process has in most cases worked liked wonders for us at Nordic eMarketing (NeM).

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Brainstorming
After being briefed by the client, the NeM project team sits down and reviews the assignment. We might start with a set of ideas given to us by the client as the main guideline; however, we evaluate numerous possibilities in order to give the project that unique spark. Read more »