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E-commerce Strategy

As well as creating demand through strong creative and large-scale reach, social media now enables consumers to instantly purchase what they see on their screens

For many of us today, we’re just as likely to buy something online as in a physical shop. E-commerce has consistently grown and developed over the last 10 to 15 years and it appears this trend is set to continue. With the likes of Amazon setting new standards all the time, we’ve never expected more from our e-commerce experiences. Over the same period, social media has exploded and now plays a significant role in our digital lives. [caption id="attachment_134921" align="alignnone" width="939"] [Image Source][/caption]Social media has revolutionized the way we consume information, communicate with friends and experience the world. In fact, we’re so…

While marketing is certainly a huge part of a businesses’ success, you also need to make sure you have a detailed customer acquisition strategy in order to actually achieve the objectives you want

Growing an e-commerce business and generating new customers on a consistent basis is not just about knowing how to market your business or having the budget for complex, expensive campaigns made with the best agencies in the world. While marketing is certainly a huge part of a businesses’ success, you also need to make sure you have a detailed customer acquisition strategy in order to actually achieve the objectives you want, in as little time as possible and continuously generate new customers for your business. In this blog post, I’m going to show you how to develop a customer acquisition strategy for your e-commerce business.

What does a customer acquisition strategy imply?

Customer acquisition is, basically, the process of bringing in…

Voice search optimization techniques that will boost your e-commerce sales

Just as people switched from using computers to mobile, voice search is now quickly changing the way that consumers look for products or services they’d like to purchase. With Google and other tech giants unveiling new features or improved capabilities of virtual assistants and voice interfaces such as Siri, Cortana, Google Voice Search and Alexa, it really won’t take long before much or all of the queries for products or services are asked via voice search. In fact, 58% of consumers have used voice search to find local business information within the last year. According to OC&C Strategy Consultants, voice commerce sales will reach $40 billion by 2022 and in the same year, 50% of consumers will use voice shopping. Here’s a snapshot of what users have been searching for using voice search: [caption id="attachment_129689" align="alignnone" width="974"]…

Amazon's recent data breach, Taco Bell's fun marketing campaign, Facebook funding new journalists, Instagram launching new shopping features and Pinterest creating new shopping tools with key US retailers

The last week has seen some positive changes across social media platforms, aimed at making the shopping journey simpler as more people head to social for purchase inspiration. With Instagram adding yet more new features to help brands make the most of tagged products and Pinterest proving its relevance in the world of online shopping, brands definitely need to start looking at their social media shopping strategy. As well as these updates, this week's news roundup takes a look at Amazon's data breach and Facebook's latest announcement that it will be funding the training of new British journalists. We also explore Taco Bell's latest marketing campaign to announce it's first London location. Find out more about five of the biggest stories from this week:   …

This article covers 50 actionable methods you can implement to get quality backlinks to your site

Search engines assign backlinks a lot of value when it comes to website ranking. This means, if you own an e-commerce site and wish to stand tall above your competitors, you need to have many quality backlinks. However, if you are 100% involved in the day-to-day running of the site, it may prove impossible to scout for the reliable link building methods that generate genuine traffic. But you no longer need to worry about that. This article covers 50 actionable methods you can implement to get quality backlinks to your site. Without further chit-chat, let's get the ball rolling. [si_guide_block id="98931" title="Download our Quick Win – How to do a backlink audit" description="In this Quick Win we will review 4 techniques for link building and disavowing reports."/]

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Ecommerce strategies that will set your business apart from competitors

Traditional retail is dead. Or perhaps it is experiencing a slow death due to the rise of the Ecommerce industry. Many experts will say that the retail apocalypse has been greatly exaggerated but the truth is, more and more brick and mortar stores are gearing towards operating their business online.

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Even big brands such as Macy's, Bebe, Guess and Payless have closed dozens - or even hundreds of stores in 2017. Big names such as KMart, Sears and Toys R Us have also declared bankruptcy…