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Chart of the week: 77% of online minutes in the UK are spent on mobile, showing that mobile-optimized marketing really is a must

The amount of time people are spending online is on the rise, with most opting to access the web via mobile. The vast majority of individuals across the world are now spending most of their online time on a mobile device, with the ability to be always connected changing people’s browsing habits. According to Comscore’s Global State of Mobile report, the total minutes spent online in from June 2017 to June 2019 increased by 43%, with Canada seeing a 34% rise during the same period. A large proportion of these extra minutes are spent on mobile, with it now being common to check your phone while out and about. [si_blog_banner_cta] So, what does this mean for digital businesses and what do marketers need to bear in mind?…

Deep linking is an effective way to drive consumers to your app, improving user acquisition and user retention.

Consumers are using mobile phones for just about everything nowadays, which makes deep linking a beneficial strategy for you to use. Deep linking is a way to drive them back to your app. It provides a strong partnership between developers and mobile marketers in order to improve user acquisition and user retention. When you think of deep-sea diving, what comes to mind? You are in an ocean of darkness, away from the surface, heading down towards the bottom - your actual destination. However, when you have no sense of direction, you can easily get lost or get distracted while taking in the beautiful marine life. [si_guide_block id="80207" title="Download our Free Resource – 10 business-limiting SEO mistakes" description="To help you get to grips with SEO best practice, this guide takes a look at some of the…

Suggestions and best practices from finance, travel, real estate and retail

Creating a compelling user experience (UX) is essential for any website. Whether you’re working in retail, finance, travel or real estate, UX is important to fulfil the user's needs and provide a positive experience that keeps people loyal to the brand. The increasingly mobile nature of web experiences today means that UX has become more important than ever. After looking at several hundred sites, Google has developed a series of UX playbooks, tailored for different sectors. Google realized that there were certain universal UX elements that helped create a frictionless shopping experience for users and have identified key best practices and principles. [si_guide_block id="38757" title="Download our Business Resource – E-commerce design pattern guide" description="We created this guide to give our members a definitive reference of best practice for the design of key website page templates essential in retail e-commerce websites."/] All…

Qualified leads are your lifeblood, so here are three ways to capture more leads on your mobile landing pages

Qualified leads - in the form of emails you have captured and nurtured enough to effectively sell to - are the lifeblood of your business. Whatever your current traffic level reality, you need to capture more of these emails. What you need to do leading up to your email forms is key, because it’s these copywriting, form presentations and calls to action (CTAs) that will grab your visitors’ attention and get them to take the next step. Better yet, you’ll be distancing yourself from competitors who don’t yet understand and apply these fundamentals. [si_guide_block id="125214" title="Download our Premium Resource – Mobile SEO guide" description="This guide will give you a through breakdown of everything you need to know about mobile SEO. It explains different ways to configure websites, important design principles to follow, and how to…

With desktops relegated strictly to the workplace, nearly every other online activity is accomplished with ease on mobile devices

When the average American spends over five hours glued to their smartphone every day, you know that it’s become their primary “screen”. That’s 2.5x time spent on mobile than desktops per month. With desktops relegated strictly to the workplace, nearly every other online activity is accomplished with ease on mobile devices. It all started innocuously enough, with mobile searches overtaking desktop searches on Google, way back in 2015. By October 2016, mobile traffic overtook desktop traffic worldwide for the first time ever with 51.3% of all traffic from mobile. That figure has been blown out of the water today, with a whopping 73% of online traffic now coming from mobile devices according to data collected from the Parse.ly network. [si_guide_block id="87688" title="Download…

Chart of the day: How does device preference for online activity differ with generations?

Marketers are always raving about Millenials and how important it is, for their brand to reach and target this segment of the population, especially the youth-oriented companies. In fact, it’s deemed equally important to decipher the millennial category in comparison to other generations and come up with an integrated marketing strategy that targets different segments of the audience with unique approaches, best suited to their consumption habits. It comes without a doubt that the invention of mobiles had given rise to the migration of online activities away from PCs, albeit slow and steady. Smartphones have only boosted that migration, making the switch from PCs to mobile-first much faster. However, that rate of migration only applies to a certain segment of the population, advocated by their age, to be more inclined towards adapting newer…

An in-depth step-by-step strategy for optimizing your site for mobile-first index with expert tips for 2018

It’s that time of year again. A time when we can look back over the past year and reflect on the huge amount of change in the digital marketing sphere and look ahead to what’s coming. Sometimes our predictions are stabs in the dark. Informed guesses if you like. Other times, we know exactly what’s coming.

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2018 will be the year of mobile. Whilst many of us have been ‘mobile’ for some time now, changing to responsive sites or setting up specific m. sites, 2018 is the year that things are really going to kick off.

Why is mobile so important in 2018?

Google announced way back in November 2016 that they were…

Chart of the day: Internet users now average around 14 activities on their mobiles

Internet users now average around 14 activities on their mobiles, vs 12 on PCs or laptops. Therefore internet users are doing more on their phones than they are on their computers. This will be due to the rise in mobile usage and time spent on tablet devices. According to Global Web Index mobile will 'pave the way for location-based retail, AR shopping experiences, social commerce, and mobile payments to take on a more prominent role in the consumer’s path to purchase'. We now live in a mobile-first society and as marketers need to embrace the change. Source: Global Web Index  Sample Size: 72, 529 internet users aged 16-64 Recommended Resources: Mobile Marketing Strategy Guide      …

Chart of the day: How is the future of search being affected by voice command?

Implementing voice search in your mobile UX is one way that brands can look to engage with their audience - including the use of 'conversational keywords'. With the rise in voice command software (Siri, Cortana, the production of Amazon Echo Personal assistants), it is slowly becoming more important to rethink voice command SEO. The text a user types in search may not be the way they speak it if they were using voice search - for example: 'Best tea UK', may be spoken as 'what is the best tea available in the uk?' Voice search is more conversational, users will more than likely ask questions which is why your keywords need to be tailored to this demand. In a recent report, Millennials and Gen Z differ in…

How mobile devices are serving a wide range of consumer needs

We all know that the majority of web traffic is now on mobile devices, and consumers around the world are using their mobile devices for a wide range of tasks, including the all-important task of making key purchasing decisions. But how does the use of mobile vary when it comes to fulfilling different needs? And how does the use of mobile vary between countries? It is important marketers understand the answers to these questions, so they can understand how best to reach and connect with their target audience. This infographic from ComScore can help you understand how consumers are using different mobile technologies to fulfil various needs. …