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Google’s ‘newsworthy’ update

Google’s ‘newsworthy’ update

For the second time in a month, we’ve seen Google update its core algorithm without making any official announcements. The first tweak, which was nicknamed the ‘quality update’ or ‘phantom update’, marked a change in how Google assesses content quality, whereas the most recent update (which went live on the 18th June 2015) has been dubbed as the ‘newsworthy’ update, or even the ‘news-wave’ update in some circles.

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Applying a service-led approach to the Maplin eCommerce offering

Applying a service-led approach to the Maplin eCommerce offering

In 2013 Maplin Electronics, the specialist electronics retailer, decided to overhaul their digital strategy to provide an omni-channel experience for their customers. Greenlight was selected by Maplin as the partner to help develop their strategy and achieve their goals.

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Pinterest “buyable" pins and Instagram “shop now" buttons

Pinterest “buyable" pins and Instagram “shop now" buttons

In the wake of Google and YouTube announcing their click-to-buy buttons, the floodgates have opened for other platforms to grab a slice of the action. Of course, this is great news as it addresses recent statistics showing that users would buy if given the choice when searching and browsing. To that avail, this week Pinterest and Instagram announced the release of their “buy button” features and therefore pave the way to new digital marketing strategies. But what are the main differences and which approaches should be considered before starting a campaign?

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Influencer marketing on Instagram

Influencer marketing on Instagram

Boasting an incredible active audience of 300 million, Instagram has emerged to be one of the fastest and most engaging social visual platform in the last few years. According to a study conducted by SocialBakers in 2014, it was found that the engagement rate across Instagram is 50 times higher than on Twitter (numbers that might make you rethink your social strategy).

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Google 'Now On Tap' – the growing importance of mobile search

Google 'Now On Tap' – the growing importance of mobile search

During the past few months mobile search has been a hot topic within SEO circles. Google’s Mobile-Friendly update had many SEOs, online marketing managers and business owners panicking that they didn’t have a mobile optimised website. A couple of weeks later, Google announced that more searches were being carried out on mobile than desktop in ten countries, including the US and Japan.

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Global search engine market share

Global search engine market share

Find out the varying search engine market shares in key territories such as China, the USA and the UK.

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Why you should have a social media listening strategy

Why you should have a social media listening strategy

As social media continues to grow as a staple in every business’ arsenal of brand development functions, so do the strategies required to develop a strong social presence. As such, we’re advocates of the importance of social media listening, which allows you to find and assess discussions, both good and bad, which are taking place on social media about your brand. You can even set up queries to pick up on specifics such as conversations taking place in the UK only, response to recent PR and marketing activity, posts with your hashtag, and so on. These all serve to provide you with accurate statistics on brand perception across a variety of discussions.

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