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
In 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 »
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.
Turn Right at Reykjavik – How to Reach Europe’s Biggest Markets
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. Read more »
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 »