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Autocomplete suggestions could mark a revival of black-hat SEO

Autocomplete suggestions could mark a revival of black-hat SEO

The past few months have seen a good deal of negative press thrown towards Facebook. To begin with, its decision to dissolve its team of ‘human editors’ that controlled the Trending widget in favour of an automated algorithm drew some ire, and now this has only been exacerbated by allegations of ‘fake news’ over the course of the US presidential election.

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Getting Your Shopping Campaigns Right For Christmas

Getting Your Shopping Campaigns Right For Christmas

Google Shopping has experienced rapid growth over the last few years, seeing the channel establish itself as the predominant revenue driver for many retailers. The holiday period – which actually begins a lot earlier than you would assume, with 48% of holiday shoppers admitting that they did the majority of their shopping on or before Black Friday - places a strong emphasis on preparing a foolproof plan for Shopping campaigns.

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All the latest news about the mobile-first index

All the latest news about the mobile-first index

On Friday 4th November, Google announced on its blog that it has started experimenting with making its index mobile-first. In fact, as more and more searches happen on mobile, Google is planning to release an important update globally, after which the mobile version of a website will be crawled and indexed as the primary source for content and ranking signals for your site.

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Optimising Mobile Moments: An End-To-End Focus

Optimising Mobile Moments: An End-To-End Focus

Over the last six years, the start of each year has been marked by Google announcing that it’ll be ‘the year of mobile’. In the early years this was hard to believe as traffic was lower and conversions were non-existent. But 2013 marked a transition period as searches started shifting from desktop to mobile by at least 30%. A new era began in 2015 when mobile searches outgrew desktop searches for the first time, and now that we’re also seeing conversions follow, it’s time for marketers to pay serious attention to mobile as a channel.

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Mobile: The Growing Story

Mobile: The Growing Story

There’s no getting away from it - mobile plays a fundamental part in supporting business growth today, and it’s clear the pressure really is on for businesses to provide consumers with a seamless experience in a mobile-first world. Luckily, Google have the technology and tools to optimise this for brands - for free.

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Optimise AdWords Expanded Text Ads for mobile

Optimise AdWords Expanded Text Ads for mobile

Many advertisers have had great success optimising their ads for mobile devices. When tested against “no device preference” ads, mobile preferred ads have mostly shown increased CTR. Ad copy which highlights the ability to complete purchases easily from a mobile device has shown positive results in terms of CTR as well as conversions.

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The Mobile Marketing Brief

The Mobile Marketing Brief

Mobile has been the talk of the table for many digital marketers for a while, where more recently we’ve deemed each year to be ‘the year of mobile’. The fact that this channel has dominated conversations for so long now is a testament to how important it is and, mostly, that it shouldn’t be ignored. This magazine uncovers the important role that mobile plays, specifically looking at the benefit of applying a cross-channel approach to your strategy to reap the greatest benefits.

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