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This post was originally published March 23, 2017, and has been updated to reflect new information.
Web developers design today's websites to be mobile-friendly and responsive—that's just the standard now. Both because it enhances user experience and because Google ranks those websites higher in search engine results pages (SERPs). About 89% of people who recommend a brand do so after having positive mobile experience with it.
But chances are, if you're not a web developer yourself, you may not know the difference between mobile-friendly and responsive, and you may believe that your website being mobile-friendly alone—but not responsive—is enough. Here's why that thinking is a mistake.
Another month come and gone, and lots of news to show for it!
February was full of social media updates, but there’s also some good articles on writing, eCommerce, email marketing, and the rise of mobile, not to mention SEO and video. Take a look—you don’t want to miss anything!
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It’s crunch time. Less than two weeks left before the biggest shopping day of the year and only six weeks until Christmas! Hard to believe, isn’t it? You’ve probably already started your holiday marketing efforts, but it’s not necessarily too late to throw something new into the mix!
The market gets noisier and more competitive every year, and simply having good prices is no longer enough—everyone promotes discounts around the holidays. What can you offer that no one else can?
This week, I’ve put together my best recommendations and tips for how to make this holiday season your most successful yet! Whether you’re brick-and-mortar or eCommerce, B2B or B2C, there’s something here for everyone.
I can’t decide if October was more like a marathon or just five sprints one after the other. Either way, it was exhausting! (And just between you and me, November looks like it’ll be the same. Pray for me.)
The good news is, I’ve got 22 articles selected for you this month on topics ranging from social media, branding, and pay-per-click advertising to content writing tips, SEO, and eCommerce. Look at me, saving you so much time. And if you missed my post on how to use traditional and digital marketing methods to support each other, now’s a good time to catch up!
I also want to point you to this fantastic report from CoSchedule, The Marketing Statistics You Need to Know to Be Successful in 2018. It is just brimming with helpful data and statistics! It didn’t fit into any of my other news categories, but I didn’t want to leave it out.
I’ve included a little Table of Contents this time in case you want to skip directly to what interests you. Happy reading!
I’ll be honest: I don’t like change. Change scares me. There’s comfort in doing things the way you’ve always done them. Unfortunately, nothing stays the same forever, and the world of business and marketing is no exception.
Your customers now have constant access to information, and they can research and comparison shop like never before. That puts traditional forms of marketing, like print ads and radio and billboards, in kind of a tough spot. They still have value, but they won’t take you as far as they once did.
This week, we’re going to take a look at how digital has influenced SMB marketing and how you can integrate it into your existing marketing strategy to achieve even better results.
If you've been hesitant about jumping on the digital marketing train because you don't think it applies to your brick-and-mortar store, it might be time to rethink that position.
The most recent digital influence study from Deloitte reports that 56 cents of every dollar spent in a store is influenced by a digital interaction. Digital influence on brick-and-mortar sales has quadrupled since 2013 and now stands at 56%.
So, what does this mean for you?
Catherine has a degree in English literature and a passion for all things marketing. As Digital Specialist, her focus is on web design, search engine optimization, social media, online presence management, and project coordination.