Archive for Mobile

Is it Time to AMP Up?

As a digital marketer, it’s important to pay attention to what is happening online, whether you implement it or not! That is what most of us did when Google started pushing AMP at the end of 2015.

At Advice Local, we did pay attention and AMP our digital marketing resource website, Rocks Digital. Pages that have AMP in place get a lightning bolt icon next to their content in search results. This tells the searcher that the page will be a streamlined version of the content and will load quickly on their mobile device.

Here’s what this search result looks like:

AMP Search Result

Most didn’t adopt AMP. One reason may be because the pages are not necessarily graphically appealing. Here’s what this one looks like on mobile:

AMP blog post example

As you can see, the site logo, header and navigation menu have been stripped out. There is no way for the searcher to visit another page on the site from this view since they can’t access the navigation.

If you were to look at the AMP version of this article on mobile, you would see the color headlines and other special elements that Rocks Digital includes on their site are removed. This includes the author byline at the bottom of every post. Basically, all the elements outside of the main content area are not present.

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Embrace These 2017 Internet Marketing Trends And Reach More Customers

SEO Internet Trends 2017As innovation continues to bloom in the tech world, digital marketers must continue to adapt and innovate to meet client needs. The message is clear: stay on top of these trends (and changes) or risk being left behind!

Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfield & Byers (KPCB) is one firm that analyzes this data each year and publishes their much-anticipated annual Internet Trends Report. This year’s analysis reveals many internet trends, both broad and subtle, that impacted the digital economy, including local and mobile. Let’s examine five of these essential internet trends important for 2017 and beyond.

How Should Businesses Respond As More Consumers Embrace The Web?

There’s been a dramatic rise in internet usage over the past five years, reaching an average of three hours per day on mobile. Desktop usage has declined slightly but did hit two hours per day.

With internet use increasingly being led by mobile, a business that neglects their digital marketing strategies will lose out on numerous opportunities. From advertising to SEO, mobile offers businesses the potential for targeted traffic, branding, and sales.

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5 Technology Trends Impacting How Local Businesses Should Market

2017 Technology TrendsTrends tell us what’s happening in our world today. They give us insights into what the future will look like. As marketers, we look to digital marketing and internet trends specifically to assist in planning marketing strategies for our clients.

Every year, Mary Meeker of Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfield & Byers (KPCB) shares her highly-anticipated Internet Trends Report that highlights the most prominent trends in consumer behavior and digital marketing.

Today I’m going to take a look at five of these trends from the 2017 KPCB report and explore how you can leverage them to help the clients you serve. Visit LSA Insider to [read more].

What’s Trending? Must-Know Data Points from the 2017 Internet Trends Report

Internet Trends Report 2017The time has come… Yes, that time of year when once again I get to share my insights into the 2017 Internet Trends Report!

Each year, Mary Meeker of Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfield & Byers (KPCB) presents the Internet Trends Report, highlighting all the data they have gathered about consumers, digital marketers, advertisers and brands during the prior year. This year’s 355-page slide deck meets all of our expectations, and more. When you get time, you really should start going through it slide-by-slide.

The #QueenofLocalSEO’s Take on the 2017 Internet Trends Report

Today I’m going to break down the 11 trends that stuck out the most – and a bonus #12. The below images are excerpts from our full 2017 Internet Trends Report Infographic that’s available for embed and sharing with your clients and friends. Visit Advice Local to [read more].

Mobile Stats Reveal Precisely Where Business Can Meet Consumer Needs

Mobile Stats Reveal Consumer NeedsBusinesses that want to capitalize on mobile marketing should think about when their customers are most likely to be online, how mobile impacts purchasing decisions, and how they can offer a more user-friendly mobile experience. The more a business knows about these consumer behaviors, the better it can leverage those behaviors to connect with potential customers.

When it comes to understanding the growing reliance on smartphones, businesses should consider both how and when their audience is connected. Visit Rocks Digital to [read more].