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Alongside “SEO is dead” posts (we’ll get to them another day) the other thing I hear constantly is that SEO ruined the Internet. Their argument for this is that through the pursuit of adding keywords, gathering links and leaving web footprints, that the online environment is worse because of SEO. In reality SEO has helped the web in a lot of ways, and you don’t have to look far to find the real offenders who are damaging the Internet, with the term digital marketing being dragged through the mud in so many places. In this article I share the worst offenders in my opinion.
Gamification isn’t a brand new concept and has been around for quite a while now. I’m pretty sure you have heard of it; however for those who haven’t, you’re not alone. Research conducted by Upstream in 2012 revealed a worrying fact; two-thirds of marketers don’t know what the term gamification really means.
In our biggest Infographic ever we look at over 65 books that have inspired and helped the Koozai team. Covering all the key digital marketing disciplines – SEO, PPC, Analytics, Content Marketing, Branding and Social Media as well as topics including Psychology, Web Theory and Personal Development, there’s an amazing book here for everyone.
When a website goes up for sale it’s often difficult to put a true value on the business. Is the business sustainable? Does it have a healthy link profile? How much is the search engine traffic worth? These are all questions which will crop up in the buying process and in this guide we will help you calculate the true worth of a website.
With an average of 187.3 million blogs and 125,000 daily signups (Source: Tumblr), Tumblr is no longer just another blogging platform. Interest has piqued in the 7 year old social platform since it was acquired by Yahoo last year, but in reality brands have been enticed by this user friendly portal for some time now (Coke have been posting on their own profile since 2011).
Before the 4th July 2013 most people (who could remember) knew Katie Hopkins as a former candidate on the BBC show The Apprentice in 2006. Of those of us who watched the show we remember her as the one we all enjoyed hating. She was the show’s villain for that series. Her outrageous claims on her CV that she would do anything to get what she wanted – including her husband whom she stole from his ex-wife, did little to warm the hearts of Sir Alan Sugar or the TV audience.
Today, more than ever, branding is a huge factor in marketing your business. Traditionally a brand is described as a method of differentiating between similar products or services. According to every search engine’s favourite resource, Wikipedia, the first graphic use of a brand was a watermark on papers in Italy back in the 1200s.
In this day and age your potential customers spend their days being bombarded by marketing message after marketing message; sources reckon 3,000-30,000 per day in fact, many of these in the form of email. The average UK email user may receive 416 commercial emails per month!
Back in the good old days before the internet and social media there weren’t that many places you could complain, certainly not that publicly anyway.
As of early December 2011 .XXX domains have been on “general sale” and with this release many businesses have been left pondering whether or not they should be buying this version of their domain.
We’re inspired every day by the things we see in online marketing and often there are key voices that we see time and time again sharing and creating incredible resources. In this post we asked 17 of the Koozai team to share the marketers who inspired them and to explain why. We’d also love for you to do the same in the comments.