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Text Messaging

It’s difficult to find someone these days that doesn’t keep their phone nearby. Text messages, in particular, are opened far more often than almost any other marketing channel. With this in mind, why wouldn’t marketers want to use it in their marketing efforts? We’ve compiled some important statistics about text message marketing and its usefulness. Keep reading to discover just how effective a tool text message marketing can be. When Is It Being Used? Understanding how fellow marketers are using text messaging will help you better understand how to use it for your business. For one, marketers like using it for important and urgent messages. It’s also an effective tool when other channels prove ineffective. How Quick is Response? Everyone ...

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Instagram has a far-reaching effect for brands trying to engage Millennials. Instagram, which delivers an entirely mobile experience, has seen huge growth over the past few years, in part because 60 percent of its active users are Millennials. Due to their very connected nature, Millennial marketing should focus on social media apps, which function primarily on mobile. Instagram is a natural fit for the Millennial lifestyle. They are the largest group of consumers who use mobile and social media. Their reliance on peers, family, friends and experts to provide trusted information is substantiated in Edelman’s annual Trust Barometer. The survey’s 2018 numbers indicate again that these are the people they most trust, whereas in general, trust among the informed public ...

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Millennials are the most connected generation to date. And as marketers, that’s something we need to remind ourselves of every day. The reason being – they use that connectedness as a tool in their shopping and purchasing decision-making process. Our job is to find ways to leverage that characteristic in our marketing efforts. An interesting strategy for reaching Millennials to increase brand awareness and relationship development is to create a campaign on Instagram. Fifty-nine percent of Millennials currently use Instagram and about one-quarter say they plan to spend more time on it over the next year. Furthermore, a survey by Bustle found that 80 percent of those polled said social media is the best way to reach them, and of ...

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Google Mobile First

Google knows where the future of search lies – on your smartphone screens. After announcing its prioritization of mobile over desktop searches in 2016, Google has finally moved to index mobile-first in order to improve the search experience. What is Happening? Mobile searches have overtaken searches done on desktops, and Google’s noticed. For the past 2 years, Google has really focused on making the search engine more and more mobile-friendly. Now, Google is indexing mobile-first, a goal they first brought up in 2016. Why the delay? Well, they didn’t want search results to dramatically change as a result of the shift, so they’ve gradually taken steps to prioritize mobile search over desktop. Indexing mobile-first was a final step of that. ...

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Mobile Marketing

Mobile marketing offers businesses a variety of channels to reach customers. While it is a single device, it has multiple apps by which to make contact and engage consumers, such as — apps for emails, messaging, and social media. And today, people seamlessly transition among them all throughout the day. Email continues to usually be the first thought of tool essential to companies’ mobile marketing efforts. It’s been the backbone of mobile campaigns for years and experts predict it will remain king over the next three to five years. Why businesses like it, is because it fits the traditional way of thinking. You consider your business needs and then send out an email blast based on your schedule. Company Apps ...

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Google Product Image Badges for Ecommerce

Last month, Google announced Image Badges. On mobile searches, Google Image Search will now display relevant badges/labels on images to indicate that an image leads to a product page. Badges appear in the lefthand corner of the image based on the category and where more in-depth information is available. Some examples include products, recipes, videos, GIFs, and more. Google Image Badge: Product Here is an example of the new Product Image Badge for the query “men’s t-shirts”. If you click on an image with the product badge, you can see some more in-depth about the product including its name, image, price, and availability. See the example below which includes a look at how each result appears. Without Google Image Product ...

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Google Local Business URLs

Google recently released a new feature that will allow searchers to take actions, like making a reservation, right from the search results page or Google Maps. If you you own or work for a website or mobile app which offers restaurant reservations, appointment booking, online ordering, or other similar services which can be directly reserved or booked online by end users then you should leverage these actionable links. Here are instructions for implementing: How to Add Local Business URLS Your Google My Business listing can include links to specific actions which will appear with your listing within Google Search and maps. You can add your own URLs for the following actions: Placing an order Booking an appointment Reserving a table ...

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5 Tips for Promoting Your Mobile App

  If you think having an app is only for big name brands and Snapchat, then you’re wrong. Creating an app as part of your marketing strategy is one of the biggest trends this year and it’s recognized among all types of businesses. Even celebrities are creating their own apps. If there is a part of your life you wish you could make easier (or more fun), then there’s always an app for that. Almost everyone with a smartphone has a slew of apps that they’ve downloaded for a reason. All marketers need to do is give the customers a reason for downloading your app. Here are 5 tips for promoting your app. Feature the App in a Blog and ...

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Google Site Name and Breadcrumb Trail

If you had any doubt about the importance of structured data for your website, Google has made an announcement that they will be replacing the URL within the search result snippet with the site name and breadcrumb path. Currently, this will only be reflected in mobile search results, but it may roll out across devices over time. URL Replaced With Site Name and Breadcrumb Trail Check out this before (left) and after (right) picture of a mobile search results page to get a better idea of what this update entails: With this announcement, Google has introduced structured data schema to help website owners communicate their site name and website data. Site Name Schema Markup Google has introduced support for schema.org structured ...

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Yesterday, Google made a huge mobile announcement in an effort to further encourage webmasters to make their websites mobile-friendly. Here are some key updates outlined in their announcement: Google will add a “mobile-friendly” label on eligible websites in mobile search results Google is now offering a new tool, the Mobile-Friendly Test Updated information to help you create or improve your mobile website in their Webmasters Mobile Guide Mobile-Friendly Label in Google Search Results Over the next few weeks, Google will be rolling out their new “mobile-friendly” label on eligible websites for searches conducted on a mobile phone. This label is another step in Google’s efforts to improve the mobile web experience and encourage webmasters to create or improve mobile-friendly websites. Here is ...

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If you don’t have a mobile-friendly website, you are putting yourself at risk for lost leads, unprofessional looking posts, and unfortunate search results in search.  With studies showing that over 70% of visitors likely to return to mobile websites, 67% of users more likely to buy from a mobile-friendly website, and 61% likely to leave a non-mobile-friendly website; you need to improve your mobile impact today.  Why must you have a mobile website? How do you effectively leverage mobile web? Read on to learn more. 3 Reasons to Have a Mobile Website If the numbers in the opening paragraph didn’t surprise you, here’s one more.  That was a 2012 study. Before the tablet market took off and the United States ...

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