The best digital marketing research across marketing channels - including SEO, PPC, CRO, social, mobile, martech, email, e-commerce, and UX - to help inform your 2019 marketing strategy
Because the state of digital marketing is always evolving, it is important to keep up-to-date with the latest research in your industry or marketing channel in order to stay ahead of your competition. However, it can be difficult to find the digital marketing research you need to help inform your digital strategy.
We first curated these stats in 2017, but during 2018 and 2019, we've been committed to updating this article using the best digital marketing research data sources, which the team at Smart Insights have found helpful and informative throughout the year. Hopefully, this will help you too!
SEO statistics 2019
Total site visits produced by organic search…
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.
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With the significant penetration of smartphones today, it has become imperative for entrepreneurs to take advantage of mobile apps to further improve their businesses
Ever since the smartphone revolution began, a lot of opportunities have opened up that can help businesses to thrive. The combination of mobile apps and new age startups has the potential to change the rules when it comes to business.
With the significant penetration of smartphones today, it has become imperative for entrepreneurs to take advantage of mobile apps to further improve their businesses and help their startups to grow.
When starting a business, you must clearly describe your objectives and prioritize them straight away. Following this, you then simply have to work on four important touch points. which are also the main routes for achieving success in your business.
Marketers can use qualitative app analytics to investigate the real reasons for falling conversion rates
Are your mobile app’s conversion rates breaking your heart? Let’s turn that frown upside down. If you are marketing a mobile app, you’ve probably had long days or even nights of staring at less-than-stellar conversion rates, trying to understand why they are low. We’ve all been there. One of the problems in the analytics methods we use today is that they show you WHAT is happening in your app, but not WHY it’s happening. That’s where qualitative analytics comes in. In addition to data that show trends in user acquisition and retention, qualitative allows you to delve deeper into the “why” of your conversion rates, giving you a front-row seat to see how your users behave by showing you video recordings of real user sessions.
Why more marketers are turning to qualitative analytics
Chart of the day: Research has found customer are twice as likely to recall ads, when they are exposed to those ads on multiple devices
Research by On Device found increased brand awareness, increased recall and increased "top of mind" awareness when the ad creatives were exposed to users across multiple devices.
This is very positive for advertisers, as the increases when customers saw the ads across multiple devices are large, even if it's overall not surprising that seeing an ad multiple times increases awareness. The scale of the increase is higher than expected, specifically for brand awareness, going from 12% on a single device to 21% on multiple devices.
The research has also found that ad fatigue is increasing in on-demand tv.
Over two in five respondents said that seeing fewer ads on paid tv and on-demand services, compared to watching "normal" TV, encourages…
Marketing your restaurant is a mobile game.
The emergence of the smartphone has created a culture of connectivity. With 77% of U.S. adults population carrying around smartphones to stay connected, it makes sense that your restaurant follows suit with the big names to capitalize on this growing need to know.
If you look around at what many restaurants are trying, you will see many innovative and forward-thinking strategies that are yielding some great success. Today there are a number of ready-made app solutions that provide access to many of these features being used by the big names.
The rise of app builders now allows you to implement the same strategies used by large chains without all the necessary developer fees.
You can easily borrow some of the thinking behind the success of these big brands and develop your own mobile strategy based on what's working.
As a small business or even a string of…
Chart of the day: Mobile search and Mobile display have grown rapidly from 2015 to 2016 in Europe.
Mobile video rose more than 20% between 2015 and 2016, according to the Adex Benchmark from IAB and IAB Europe.
The UK leads mobile ad growth compared with the rest of Europe.
There is year on year growth of around 53% for mobile advertising.
Mobile advertising revenue globally has hit $83 billion which is over 60% increase.
Mobile display advertising grew by 52.9% to €5.4 billion in Europe, mobile search was up 52.9% amounting to €5.5 billion.
Serbia, Romania and Turkey have seen the biggest mobile display advertising growth year-on-year.
Source: IAB Adex Benchmark 2016 - published June 2017
Sample: Data provided by IHS Markit and ComScore
Happy birthday iPhone
120 months ago on the 29th June at 09.41am (California time) the world changed forever. Six months after being introduced at the Macworld Convention by Steve Jobs, the $499, 4GB storage iPhone was finally in stores.
Since then, over a billion iPhones have been sold globally. In 2007 Apple had $6bn in cash. Today the company’s accounts are reportedly in the final stretch to being valued at $1trillion.
But things could have turned out very differently. Back when the iPhone wasn’t even a glint in Steve Jobs’ eyes, telecoms giants like Verizon held a tight grip over the specification of handsets. Weighty manuals read like a bible of ‘thou shall nots’. Such restrictions went against everything Jobs believed in. It certainly wasn’t a sector that he wanted to get into.
Some three years before the iPhone said ‘hello’. A team of Apple engineers were fiddling…
Chart of the Day: Smartphones aren't killing TV
Those of us accustomed to reading marketing reports are used to the idea that mobile is killing TV, and that TV is an ageing dinosaur destined to limp along for a while till it's finally declared dead.
But the data reveals a more interesting picture. Time spent on mobile devices is growing fast, but it's not having a negative impact on TV viewing. TV viewing is shifting very slightly to video on demand and away from live TV, but TV viewing as a whole has held up solidly over the past 3 years.
Time spent on smartphones has more than doubled, but this seems to complement rather than compete with TV viewing. The lesson is simple - rapid mobile growth is happening, but it doesn't mean old mediums are dying.
Source: Nielsen Total Audience Report for the 4th quarter…