Exciting times for marketing people in Iceland as Seth Godin will be speaking on an ÍMARK event on the 29th of November. This upcoming marketing event in Iceland is hosted by The Icelandic Marketing Association (ÍMARK) and is to feature Seth Godin the author of the bestselling books Linchpin and Free Prize Inside. There is much to look forward to as this is the first time Seth comes to speak in Europe for over two years.
Flying back from the SES conference in San Francisco and logged in on the Internet and justed finished reading a Times Magazine Article baring the same name as this post and it got me wodering about how it has really impact me. Around the world it looks like most are happy with it helping them being in contact with friends and familly. In the USA 29% said that theur wireless device is always the first and last thing they look at. I guess I fall under that category, but I am also really happy that it helps me be in contact with my familly when I am travelling. One thing that struck me when reading the data was that 79% of the Chinese are mostly happy that they get the latest news, are they not in contact with their familly? Must be. The Koreans gently reminded me the it might be good to shut it down once in a while and observe the world (48%). Enjoy life and remember to breath.
MajesticSEO new tracking reports (next week): Unlike the Backlink history checker, which tracks every website’s link count all the time anyway, this report will only start tracking URL, website or domain (your choice) when you start asking us to do so.
This is great because MajesticSEO can include more variables in the tracking. Trust Flow and Citation flow side by side will be the default and three other metrics as well, which can also be seen in tabular form and exported to csv. The dashboard then shows at a galnce what is happening from day to day.
Kristjan Mar Hauksson speaking at the SES in San Francisco on Global Search Engine Marketing with Anne Kennedy as my co-speaker and Michael Bonfils as the moderator.
Aiming for Europe? It’s not as easy as you might think. Though allied under the EU, European countries are each unique, with diverse cultures, languages, and searcher behavior. Google owns nearly all the search market share across Western Europe, which simplifies search marketing platform issues, However, helping Google bot understand just which market you are after is more complex, especially when languages cross borders, as do German and French.
Brilliant video showing snippets from Matt Cutts videos answering the key question we all want to know “How to Rank number one on Google?”.
I am on a panel of speakers during a session on running a European search campaign, where his will be sharing his knowledge and vast experience on the subject. Other speakers in this session will include Andy Atkins Kruger, CEO, WebCertainGroup; GJ Bramer, GJ Bramer Web en Organisatie; and Massimo Burgio, Founder, Global Search Interactive.
All people with great knowledge on the topic and I am excited to be a part of it. I will also be signing by book “Global Search Engine Marketing” at the SASCon Conference.
Looking forward flying over and being a part of this great 5 star show.
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.
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.