Date: December 2021
It’s no secret that most people want to tune out of work during the holidays. In part, due to the hard work that kept them busy throughout the year and of course, fatigue from COVID-19 – the gift that keeps giving.
Before the launch of Google’s PageRank, search engines had to find ways to rank websites without relying on on-page content factors. During this period, it was determined that websites containing references and links were found to deliver better quality results than those websites that did not include them. The use of backlinking has become increasingly popular over recent years, having appeared on many sites across all search engines.
According to Search Engine Optimization (SEO) experts, building backlinks is the core of SEO. When your web page contains more backlinks, search engines can boost your site’s visibility and rank due to these efforts. Backlinks are important for SEO as they signal to Google that another website views your content valuable enough for it to link back to its content. Backlinking is one of the many ways SEO can be performed, especially when search engines can infer that your content is valuable enough to rank well on SERPs.
While backlinks also provide an avenue for visitors to find your website, they can reward you in several ways:
Marketing in the digital era is much more complete and multifaceted compared to marketing pre-digitalisation. The way in which we operate on a human level has changed drastically, meaning the way in which we market has adapted to accommodate.
A key player in this change of attitudes and behaviours has been the COVID-19 pandemic. New meaning has been brought to life. Certain aspects of our day-to-day life mean much more to us now than they did pre-pandemic.
Traditional forms of advertising no longer cut it. As we now have a new meaning to life, it means our views and values have changed drastically. What used to be effective in attracting customers no longer is, so what does this mean for marketers?
Marketers now need to start thinking outside the box when it comes to their marketing tactics. In order to outperform traditional forms of advertising, marketers need to get creative and start looking at tasks from new perspectives.
Not sure where to start? Here are our zero-cost marketing tactics that are set to outperform traditional advertising.
Before commencing my internship at Marketing Eye, I was at a loss of where I wanted to take my career. I finished my Bachelor of Arts degree in 2020, majoring in media and communications, hoping to find a career in marketing down the track. However, I didn’t completely understand what a career in marketing or a media role would entail. At the end of 2020, I visited a careers counsellor, naively assuming that all my curiosity and fear going into a professional work environment would be miraculously cured. After the session, I did not feel as confident as I predicted I would.
At the beginning of 2021, I began my master’s in marketing and digital communications. I felt I had found my passion in marketing, however, when I was asked by friends or relatives what exactly I would desire to do in my marketing career, I felt still quite unsure what I would exactly be hoping to do.
In 2020, our world was flipped upside-down, and our lives changed forever. The COVID-19 pandemic took the world by storm as the way we lived our lives was adapted to a new COVID normal. Stay at home orders were put into place globally, meaning more people were working and studying online than ever before.
In the US, the average adult spends 3 hours and 43 minutes online each day, and the number of digital shoppers in the US rose by 6.4 million between 2019 and 2021. The world is rapidly becoming more and more digital, with the COVID-19 pandemic acting as a catalyst for this increase.
As the digital era begins to take over the world, marketers need to find new ways of keeping consumers engaged. Previous forms of traditional marketing no longer seem fit to keep the minds of digital consumers occupied. It is no longer about creating content that will generate the most views, it’s about creating content that your consumers will see value in, and willing want to engage in.
We are experiencing a paradigm shift in digital consumerism online due to the rise of NFTs. Traditional marketing is forever changed, as value and ownership are redefined by this new trend which ensures uniqueness and ownership of online assets. Marketing values are also changing due to NFT’s, as consumers are becoming more and more allured by the idea of virtual reality and experience. It is imperative for your brand's success that you are staying up to date with the popularity of NFTs and are thus integrating them into your marketing ideas.
Businesses, brands, and marketing teams have a lot they must account for nowadays. As social media and content marketing is still on the rise, keeping tabs on the number of followers, likes, comments, shares, tags, etc, on such a large number of social media platforms, finding the time to shift through your Google rankings can sometimes be overlooked. But as Search Engine Optimization continues to be a key factor in a company’s marketing regime, keeping on top of these statistics is crucial to your business's success.
Recent studies have shown that although social media has taken over our social lives, Google is still the most popular website worldwide. With more than 86 billion total monthly visits in comparison to that of Facebook who only get 20 billion and Instagram and Amazon who only get 4 billion, Google is still a website you should care about and invest in, going into 2022.
Quality and meaningful content is easily the most effective way to engage and have meaningful interactions with customers. Content when used correctly, can educate, relate to, empathise with and communicate with customers from all walks of life. That’s not to say you can just hop on your laptop and start writing the first things that pop into your head, there’s a lot of thought and planning behind even the most spontaneous of posts. Here are 7 of the top current writing trends that can help you better engage and connect with more of your customers.