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With more mobile devices connected to the internet this Christmas than ever before and the huge increase in tablet devices likely to be unwrapped tomorrow, it’s no surprise that the internet and digital devices are becoming a big part of our Christmas experiences.
Last month I wrote about Google returning Semantic Search results and making big moves forward in understanding users through conversational word. Incredibly it turns out Google had released a completely new Algorithm that powered its Knowledge Graph during this time, although no one really noticed!
Last year there was a host of blog posts and thoughts on Semantic Search including this and this on the Koozai blog. A question to Matt Cutts in 2010 asking ‘What is the future of Semantic Search’ showed some early insight into what Google may be working towards. Let’s take a look at what we know.
Last month I wrote a blog post featuring lots of Google Webmaster Tools Resources. Google Webmaster Tools is widely used by SEO’s looking to improve their site for Google, but people often forget about the other search engines, Bing and Yahoo. Of course Bing powered search only officially accounts for around 8% of UK searches, but I have clients with over 30% of visits coming from Bing and Yahoo combined, so it is completely in an SEO’s interest to make sure their websites are well optimised.
Unless you’ve been living like its 2005, you should be aware that the first role of doing SEO is to make sure your website complies with Google’s Webmaster Guidelines. If it is not in line with these guidelines then you can expect to see some issues with its indexation and visibility in the Google search results.
This month I want to talk about how Traditional Brands can and actually are investing in digital media and services, not just their own websites. With the boom in online shopping and digital media as a whole, how do existing offline brands get involved? I believe they should all be making an effort to get a piece of the digital market in order to attempt to survive the downturn we are seeing in High Street shopping and services.
The last few months have seen further high profile UK businesses announcing that they have entered administration. Comet, Jessops, HMV and Blockbuster have been the most recent of a line of high street retailers going under.The company directors themselves, news channels, press and media were quick to blame a variety of factors, including the growth of Internet shopping.