How To Optimise Content For Voice Search

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In today’s digital world, most of us have used Alexa, Google Assistant, Cortana or Siri for voice search. Industry leaders are predicting that by 2020, between 20-50% of all online searches will be through voice. Now is the time to implement SEO best practices and techniques to optimise content for voice search and virtual assistants.

Google launched a major algorithm update in 2013, called the Google Hummingbird. It started to consider user intent and contextual meaning of queries. At that stage, marketers had to refine their strategies from stuffing keywords in articles to identifying and addressing the challenges of their audience.

Now, voice technology is another step in the right direction to improve user experience through semantics. Continue reading

How To Write An SEO Friendly Blog Post

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Billions of people across the world access the internet every day whether they’re online shopping, keeping up with friends or purely for entertainment. For anyone to find your blog posts, SEO is fundamental in ranking your content higher in search engines.

If you know the basic elements of search engine optimisation, you can easily write an SEO friendly blog that search engines will love. Remember, SEO (search engine optimisation), is the process where you optimise your online content to make it easier for search engines to find and rank you.

SEO works when a user types a keyword or phrase to find what they are looking for and search engines will then display results of all the pages containing those keywords. Where your page ranks on the results will depend on how well it has been optimised. Continue reading

Email Marketing: Blog Series Part 8

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Email marketing is a highly effective digital marketing strategy that involves sending marketing emails to prospects and customers. An effective email marketing campaign can turn prospects into customers, and convert one-time buyers into loyal followers.

There’s no denying that email marketing still plays a pivotal role in business but it’s more than just random emails. Our inboxes are constantly bombarded with marketing-type emails so it really needs to stand out. In many instances, people simply ignore emails, mark all as read, delete them without reading or unsubscribe altogether.

Marketers believe email subject lines are among the top three most important elements after cross-device rendering, deliverability and creativity. Not only that, successful email marketing campaigns require good quality lists and effective market segmentation. Continue reading

Affiliate Marketing Blog Series Part 7

Affiliate Marketing

If you’re a marketer or someone with industry knowledge, you should have a good idea what affiliate marketing is. For those who don’t, affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing where an online retailer, for example, pays affiliates commission for every visitor that they refer to their website to buy products. This relationship helps the business to get more organic leads interested in what they have to offer.

Affiliate marketing overlaps with several other Internet marketing tactics as affiliates often use regular advertising methods. Some methods include organic search engine optimisation (SEO), paid search marketing (PPC), email marketing, content marketing and display advertising. Sometimes affiliates use less orthodox techniques including publishing reviews of products or services offered by a partner. In essence, affiliates are not subject to the business’ marketing tactics and are free to promote products as they see fit. Continue reading