Digital marketing is a driving force for most businesses today. It is a constantly evolving industry that has changed significantly since it was first established. Recent evolution in data privacy has had a big impact, as has the way that consumers have become more savvy about marketing techniques. The Google Marketing Platform has been created in response to this ongoing change – it is designed to help businesses cope with the need for better privacy and data control, as well as getting the most out of available data.
SEO and PPC are acronyms that feature frequently when it comes to online traffic and how effective marketing campaigns or website content are. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimisation, which is essentially a range of techniques for influencing the standing of the website in unpaid rankings. PPC - Pay Per Click – is a method of using advertising to drive traffic to websites. So, what are the key differences between the two?
Google Analytics can provide valuable empirical data about how users are engaging with your website, and how successful your content marketing strategy is. These insights can be crucial when it comes to tweaking website design to make it more effective and also evaluating how successful marketing efforts have been in terms of driving people towards engaging with your online presence.
Paid search advertising is an increasingly significant part of business marketing strategy. Google Adwords is probably the most popular type of paid search advertising and works in a very simple way. When users go online they use words and word pairings to search for products, services or websites – these are the keywords. When a business opts for the keyword chosen by a user that business’ paid ad appears on the search results page, either next to or above the organic search results. From here, users can click on the ad to discover more about the business.
Google has just announced their new branding which is now appearing across all Google products. Google is not the first to undergo a simplification of their brand. In recent month's we have seen a chain of Silicone Valley bluechips rebranding to make their logos and identity simpler and more easy to read on smaller devices.