We have delved into voice search in the previous blog, but to be an effective marketer, it is important to master all distinct types of search. Consumers, both retail and business, are using a variety of search marketing methods, and you increase your odds of ranking high and connecting with them when they are included as part of your marketing strategy. Stay on top of changing SEO by maximizing your use of these 4 search types:
Predicted to comprise 50% of all online searches within the next 2 years, voice search should not be ignored. It is growing for a variety of reasons, including the popularity of personal assistant devices, more natural language used in queries, people are driven to multi-task, and the simple fact that the keyboards on mobile devices are not designed for human typing.
Online searching has changed dramatically in recent years, and Google Voice Search is the latest novelty in search tools. In fact, ComScore projects that, by 2020, 50% of all searches will be by voice. With so many people looking for answers by voice, saving their hands for driving, writing, cooking, eating, or anything other than typing, it is important to stay on top of this growing search method by optimizing your site for its use.
The introduction of Google Snippets, changing the face of search engine results, raises the bar for marketers to drive traffic to websites. In fact, in a 2015 study by Search Engine Land, more than 19% of queries included snippets. The explosion of voice search has also added to the increased popularity of snippets. If you are reading this, you likely understand how important it is to be shown on Google’s page, preferably as close to the top as possible, and are ready to understand how you can improve your chances of reaching snippet “status”.
At this year’s annual HubSpot INBOUND conference, five new and exciting products were introduced to increase the success of marketing teams. Each of these new tools can be added to your organization’s existing HubSpot account, making them a more streamlined marketing machines!
LinkedIn has already earned the reputation of being one of the most used social networking sites for business professionals, with over 467 million users reported in late 2016. They are poised to increase their popularity with marketers with the introduction of LinkedIn Lead Gen Forms. This new format is designed to improve the collection of quality leads, especially on mobile devices.
The heart of inbound marketing is the customer; how you build a relationship with that potential customer through useful content, attracting them to you instead of searching for them. There are many components to inbound marketing, and although it appears “new,” Artificial Intelligence (AI) is really just a more recent way to make that connection with your leads easier. Although there is some “prep work” to establishing artificial intelligence as part of your marketing strategy, the rewards are not difficult to observe.
Email may seem like an old-fashioned way of marketing. With social media, mobile, and other forms garnering the most interest, you might think that there is little need to focus on this type of marketing. This is not true. Recent findings indicate that investment in email as a channel continues to grow at a rapid pace; and why not? A relatively cheap way to market, email marketing gives you a return on investment of 38-1. However, it must be handled delicately. If you misuse it by bombarding a bad list of contacts with content they don’t care about, you can severely damage your chances of conversions.
As the landscape of digital marketing has changed dramatically in recent years, one trend stands out; video marketing. This type of marketing is suited for today’s consumer, easily shared, interest grabbing and accessible effortlessly from mobile devices.
You’ve got an innovative new product or service. Your team has planned the perfect marketing funnel. You’ve invested your valuable resources into the launch. You’re ready for the customers to come to you in droves, you’re convinced that they’re just going to throw money at you, and then…..crickets.