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Top-level domains could become an important factor in ranking and online brand visibility

Today, the new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), the thousands of new domain extensions such as “.photography”, “.london” etc., that will be flooding into the market over the next few months, took a step forward and entered a new phase where they are open to applications from anyone. In Greenlight's view gTLDs open up the possibility of the TLD becoming an important ranking factor in the future, particularly for the truly “generic” gTLDs (i.e. not brand gTLDs).

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Womenswear: Search volumes for Swimwear outstrip those for Lingerie and Playsuits

Online search volumes for footwear, clothing and accessories in September were up a whopping 82% on the previous quarter, reveals Greenlight's latest analysis of fashion-related search data. Womenswear made the highest gains on the previous quarter with searches pertaining to swimwear dominating.

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Beauty product searches up 48% - Nail Care, Fragrances make greatest gains

The number of UK online searches relating to beauty products in September rose 48% on the last quarter, reveal search insights from the latest ‘Beauty Sector Report – Issue 2’, published by leading independent digital marketing agency, Greenlight. According to the report, queries relating to nail care and fragrances saw the highest gains.

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Why matching e-commerce international expansion with local needs matters

In 2014, international expansion will continue to dominate strategies for a cross-section of e-Commerce businessess. As they take their products into new markets, merchants must heed cultural preferences as they effect consumer behaviour and expectations of the purchasing experience.

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Wallpaper and DIY all the rage as the housing market picks up

News reports about the UK’s improving housing market are picking up and so too it would seem are consumer online searches for home and garden goods. Between May and August, a monthly average of 17 million searches were made on Google UK for homeware, décor, furniture and garden products, reveals Greenlight's latest report covering the sector.

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Retailers far more exposed to vagaries of the weather than they once were

Greenlight has on several occasions talked about the impact of the weather on online sales and the need for online vendors’ SEO and PPC campaigns to flexibly accommodate and easily adapt to any sudden turn of tide. So it’s interesting to see retail research agency and consulting firm, Conlumino, in its analogy of the BRC’s latest retail sales results, note just how much of a role the weather – aside from the economy, has shaped them, when compared to the same time last year.

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66% upsurge in online searches for cruises

The volume of UK online searches for cruise holidays in August rose a staggering 66% on May levels, reveals analysis of the latest search data from Greenlight. Its latest report covering the sector also found queries for cruise excursions on the UK’s river Thames saw the biggest increase compared to the Caribbean, Mediterranean and the Nile.

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