Category Archives: Google

Content connection method for content marketing

Content Connection Method for Content MarketingThe Content Connection Method is used to connect topics to brands/products from a consumer/company point of view.

Both from the standpoint of emotional and rational relation.

Developed at the SMFB Engine office in Oslo, this simple approached can be used to create content pillars and understand if the product/brand has emotional and/or rational content weaknesses.

Content marketing is about the bottom line of driving profitable customer action

What does it take to be visible and persuasive at the crucial moment a consumer needs to find your brand? This is big question and there are so many views on this and what content marketing really is. With an SEO background I always understood the value of content “Content is King” – But I have also understood that there are many layers to it and the usage. Read more »

Last week Linkdex published an e-book, SEO Now 2015

SEO Now 2015SEO Now 2015 is a follow up on the e-book from 2014 and this year our own Kristján Már Hauksson is one of the authors. SEO Now 2015 features commentary from 25 prominent figures, including Eric Enge, Julie Joyce, Mike Grehan, Bill Hunt and Bill Slawski, plus brands including AOL, Expedia, The Home Depot, and TD Bank Group. The eVersion (175 page eBook) of SEO Now 2015 can be downloaded for free at the Linkdex site.

So what is SEO now, in 2015? Why is organic search still so important? What does it take to be visible and be there when people need to find your brand?

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

 

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 »

Matt Cutts tells all – How to Rank number one on Google

Brilliant video showing snippets from Matt Cutts videos answering the key question we all want to know “How to Rank number one on Google?”.

Global Search Engine Marketing

Looks like we are getting there, finally – The book I am co-authoring with Anne Kennedy is on Amazon and the date is set. The book is published by Que Biz-Tech and is called “Global Search Engine Marketing: Getting Better International Search Engine Results“. The description is as follows: Read more »

Trends in Digital Advertising Market

The popularity of Internet as a medium of communication and source of information has surged in the recent years and this has also affected the use of digital marketing to woo customers. Businesses today are using a variety of digital distribution channels to reach their customers in a timely, relevant, personal and cost effective manner. Direct emails, Facebook, Twitter, and the apps on smartphone and digital tablets are some of the channels in which brands are effectively connecting with customers. Read more »

Quality Score – Fair and Just

I recently read a book about Quality Score entitled Quality Score in High Resolution by Craig Danuloff. The book really shed light upon the different factors that influence Quality Score calculations. This made me realize that there are currently an endless number of amature and professional blog posts that have created a lot of confusion in this area. This confusion appears to have led account managers, amatures and experts, to the conclusion that Quality Score is the enemy; however, this is not the case.

Quality Score is Google‘s way of helping the good and punishing the bad. It serves as a motivation for advertisers to create well organized and honest PPC campaigns, ensuring that there is more to online auctions than just over bidding. Read more »

Is Organic Search Cannibalized by Paid Ads?

I was reading an interesting article the other day on why companies advertise their own brand items when they are already ranked no.1 for those items. It is during the course of my reading that I finally got some insight on whether paid search advertisements cannibalize traffic from their corresponding organic listings for the very same keywords. Read more »