Google Plus breaches mean closure… but new enterprise features for businesses!

There have been rumours about Google+ coming to an untimely end for a couple of years now. Low usage of the consumer version of the platform was thought to be the nail in its coffin but in the end this has come in the form of a security breach. On October 8th, Google announced that the consumer version of its social network would be shutting down as of August next year.

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What is the role of analytics in refining your SEO strategy?

Google Analytics is a very flexible and versatile resource that gives any business looking to improve SEO a range of tools with which to do so. If your SEO strategy has been missing the mark, or you’re just looking to make improvements, then what you may be lacking is insights and data. No matter what your business or industry, Google Analytics is a vital source of this kind of information and so has a key role to play in refining and developing a successful SEO strategy.

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5 ways to refine your digital marketing strategy for a more targeted plan

39% of marketers don’t believe that their organisation’s current digital marketing strategy is proving effective. That’s a fairly significant number of professionals who know that resources are being wasted in pursuing the wrong agenda. If you don’t currently have a digital marketing strategy and want to define one – or you’re looking for a way to create a more effective and targeted plan – there are a number of ways that you can do this.

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How has the GDPR boosted the effectiveness of email marketing since May?

Since the GDPR came into force in May of this year it has been all change in the world of email marketing. New compliance requirements have put the power firmly in the hands of consumers in terms of who they want to hear from and how they want to receive communication from businesses and brands. This change has been something that many people feared but there are actually a lot of ways in which it has boosted the effectiveness of email marketing, as opposed to restricting it.

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What recent changes have there been to Twitter and how does this affect marketing?

Last month Twitter introduced changes to its API that mean that third party apps like Tweetbot are not going to be as useful as they once were. The new API makes life more difficult for those using third party apps, restricting what those apps can do while at the same time introducing a four figure charge for access to the new APIs. But what do these changes mean for businesses and how is this likely to affect marketing practices?

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How to Use ALT Text for HTML Emails

When it comes to designing an email campaign, many marketers are split over whether or not images impact performance. There are always campaigns that require visuals to help back up the message, so even if you’re a convert to the Outlook style, minimalist template, sometimes a picture paints a thousand words. Images work to convey important information aimed at increasing customer engagement. The reality, however, is that designers can’t always count on images to load.

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Could partnering with a leading digital marketing agency increase your ROI?

Digital marketing today is no easy task. While it may be manageable if you’re lucky enough to have a large in-house team, for many organisations there simply isn’t the time to devote to acquiring the necessary expertise to generate better ROI. Plus, even for those businesses with the most extensive resources, in-house efforts are often simply not cost effective in terms of return on investment. But could partnering with a leading digital marketing agency actually increase your ROI?

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The complementary relationship between social media and SEO

Social media and SEO have evolved something of a symbiotic relationship that is well worth exploring for most businesses. Although the secrets of Google’s algorithm are so closely guarded that it’s unlikely we’ll ever know for sure how social media impacts on SEO rankings, it’s clear that it does have some influence. However, social media doesn’t necessarily boost SEO in the way that many people think, or assume, that it does.

Social media and SEO

Social media can have an influence on your SEO levels in a number of different ways, including:

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Mobile responsive vs Mobile optimised - which is better for your website design?

Website design has evolved at a blistering pace over the past decade. Gone are the days when a website was purely created to deliver its data in the most efficient way possible. Today, the focus is not just on data communication but also ensuring that the experience of using a website is satisfying and that the structure is search engine compliant for the benefit of SEO. The key to this is designing a website that can be used and browsed via mobile – but should you opt for a mobile responsive or a mobile optimised design?

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How to get your SEO strategy up-to-date to get to #1 in Google

A #1 ranking on Google is the dream for any business when it comes to SEO. If you’re just not achieving anywhere near this level of success at present then it may be that your SEO strategy needs an update. These are some of the most crucial components to ensure your SEO strategy has if that coveted top spot is what you’re looking to achieve.

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