The top four reasons why content marketing should be part of your digital strategy

The top four reasons why content marketing should be part of your digital strategy

Everyone’s digital marketing strategies look different. Content marketing, however, should be a part of everyone’s strategy. While certain platforms (such as Instagram and Pinterest) work better with certain types of businesses and industry, virtually anyone can benefit from a solid content marketing plan. Here are the top four reasons to invest in content marketing: Drive new leads While PPC can give you immediate results, the ads disappear once your daily bu

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Web app analytics tools you need to know about

Web app analytics tools you need to know about

The website development needs of clients have changed a lot over the past few years. In the past, we were focusing on flash designs and shopping cart integration features, but today a lot of the more forward-thinking companies are investing in web apps. If you have a web app, you need to track how it’s performing. There’s no way to know where your strategy needs tweaking if you’re tracking the analytics on your app. Here are few web app analytics tools that we

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New changes on LinkedIn

New changes on LinkedIn

When it comes to social media marketing, people tend to get hyped up about Facebook ad strategies and new platforms like Vimeo and SnapChat. I’ve found LinkedIn to be one of the most effective business networking tools though. While changes in social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter are pretty common, LinkedIn’s changes are usually more few and far between (but usually have a greater impact). One of the recent changes on LinkedIn is the sleeker home page

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Digital marketing insights: Why YouTube is only second to Google as a search engine

Digital marketing insights: Why YouTube is only second to Google as a search engine

In the past, search engine optimisation was all about optimising your content (and by that, we mean written content). Today, content refers to such a variety of media, including infographics, pictures, vimeo clips and of course videos. In less than a decade, YouTube has become the second largest search engine. Google is still the largest, but YouTube is miles before Yahoo and Bing, processing over 3 billion searches each month. In 2006, Google bought YouTube for USD

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Your social media marketing guide to Google+

Your social media marketing guide to Google+

There are a variety of platforms you can use for your social media marketing plan. Google+, however, seems harder to get into (when compared to how quickly people start using Facebook and Twitter). If you’re using Google+, there are a few things you can do to make sure you’re using it professionally: Create a vanity URL With Facebook, you can create a custom URL (www.facebook.com/yourname) instead of sticking to a long URL filled with characters and numbers. Unf

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A content marketing guide to off and on-page SEO

A content marketing guide to off and on-page SEO

SEO (search engine optimisation) is all about adapting your digital marketing strategies to make them more relevant for Google. When you’ve got the right combination of off-page and on-page SEO strategies, you are more likely to achieve top results in Google. Here’s a quick run-down of off-page and on-page SEO strategies: On-page SEO strategies On-page SEO strategies refer to all the things you can do on your articles, website and blog posts to improve your sear

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Two pitfalls of responsive web design

Two pitfalls of responsive web design

When it comes to responsive web design, the focus is on creating a great, snappy user experience. The goal is to make it easy for your website visitors to do business with you / research your business online and your website needs to be intuitive to achieve this. Responsive web design, however, isn’t without its challenges. Here are two common challenges that we’ve come across and solutions on how you can address this: Hiding content One of the key aspects of re

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Getting your employees to be your social media evangelists

Getting your employees to be your social media evangelists

If you’re not American Airways, FNB, McDonalds, an acclaimed comedian or parody account, it can be hard to build a huge following on social media. People aren’t on social media to hear your stale PR pitch day after day, so you need intriguing content and a worthwhile brand to attract hundreds and thousands of loyal followers. The days when we had to convince people to use social media for business purposes are over and many people have already either embraced th

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Does your content marketing match your sales funnel?

Does your content marketing match your sales funnel?

Blogs and pictures and videos are great – but at the end of the day, they need to serve a purpose. Some people might be interested in creating an army of a following, establishing themselves as an industry authority or taking on Justin Bieber as one of the top people to follow on Instagram. But most of us are executing a content marketing strategy in order to increase our bottom lines. One thing people fail to take into consideration is the type of content various

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How SnapScan and mobile payments are changing the marketing landscape

How SnapScan and mobile payments are changing the marketing landscape

In the past, transferring money to a different country was a huge problem (and for some bankers it still is). Besides the hassles involved in paying people overseas if for some arbitrary reason you don’t have a credit card or PayPal, this could never be done with total security from a cell phone. On 15 July, however, a U.K. based payments firm called World First launched a mobile app that enables users to make currency transfers from a portable device. “With the

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