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Ever at the forefront of innovative technology, it originally seemed that Google had decided to take on Apple’s Siri with Google Now, thought briefly to be their own mobile voice assistant. However the plot thickens, and it seems there is much more to Google Now than that as we’ll investigate today.
Join me as I take a look at the trends in content marketing so far this year and look forward at what 2013 holds for the rapidly changing digital landscape.
2012 saw an avalanche of updates to Google’s algorithms, and I don’t expect 2013 to be any different. Many websites were caught out and penalised for SEO tactics that at one time would have been commonplace and successful. Following this huge crack down on any ‘unnatural’ optimisation activity many site owners and SEOs have been left thinking about how to avoid being penalised in the future. In essence, ‘future proofing’ your SEO.
If I had a link from the BBC every time I heard the phrase “this is the year of Mobile” I’d be a very happy SEO. For the past few years, predictions on the state of Mobile marketing and growth have been pretty impressive and indeed Mobile usage has rocketed during this time period but have conversions from Mobile visitors followed suit? Let’s take a look at what 2012 has delivered (or hasn’t delivered) on Mobile devices.
It seems the world has gone mobile lately and with over 40% smartphone penetration in both western Europe and the U.S and mobile searches accounting for 15% (and rising) of all Google searches it is certainly a good idea to take steps to optimise your site for mobile search.
In recent years, mobile technology, primarily in Smartphones, has developed to the stage where people are using them in most aspects of their daily life. They use them to check the weather, send emails and connect with their friends. My friend even asks his phone to tell him when to take his food out of the oven. Read more
Smartphones and Tablets are now as powerful as some desktop computers 5 years ago. The mobile device has seen rapid increases in user numbers since the Apple iPhone originally launched in 2007 and more so since the launch of the Apple iPad in 2009.
The Internet is a hub of extensive information, and we choose to access this information in a number of ways.Gone are the days when you could only access the Internet via a desktop computer, as technology has changed and enabled web browsing via tablets, iPods and Smartphones.
There is more and more talk these days about optimising your website for mobile search for smartphone and tablet devices. Whilst sites need to be optimised for desktop users and search engines, it’s important that other media aren’t being left out.
As more people are buying into tablet devices, we are beginning to see a shift in the way that we access our information. Some people buy into a product as soon as it is released and others buy into a product a later on in time when they have established that technology and changing habits will inevitably move on. However, it’s important that site owners aren’t getting left behind.