End of year digital review: what happened and predictions for 2014
 

End of year digital review: what happened and predictions for 2014

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Our end of year digital review looked at the key events and trends in 2013 and what will happen in 2014. ...

Our end of year digital review looked at the key events and trends in 2013 and what will happen in 2014.

2013 has been an interesting year. Mobile has become an even more dominant force and challenging companies to rethink their digital strategies. We've also seen significant changes in search with Penguin and Hummingbird, and in social media as these platforms seek to create new income streams with advertising.

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    End of year digital review: what happened and predictions for 2014 End of year digital review: what happened and predictions for 2014 Presentation Transcript

    • WELCOME TO: END-OF-YEAR DIGITAL REVIEW
    • WE’RE TALKING ABOUT… • • • • • • • 2013 predictions Mobile Search Analytics Email Social 2014 predictions
    • PREDICTIONS IN 2013
    • 2013 "THE END OF THE DIGITAL BEGINNING" - MARKETING NOT DIGITAL MARKETING TRUE CROSS-CHANNEL MARKETING - RIGHT MESSAGE AT THE RIGHT TIME CONTENT IS KING – ESPECIALLY FOR B2B 3D PRINTING TO REVOLUTIONISE THE WORLD BIG DATA BREAKTHROUGHS GOOGLE+ TO BECOME MORE RELEVANT VISUAL CONTENT TO DRIVE SOCIAL MEDIA ACTIVITY
    • MOBILE
    • UK MOBILE LANDSCAPE OVER 30 MILLION SMARTPHONES = 60% OF ALL PHONE USERS = 48% OF THE POPULATION 3 OUT OF 4 ADULTS BY 2016 56% OF SMARTPHONE OWNERS ALSO OWN A TABLET 44% OWN A SMARTPHONE, TABLET AND LAPTOP FASTEST GROWING GROUP 55+
    • SAMSUNG V APPLE 8/10 PHONES SOLD USE ANDROID AS THEIR OS APPLE‘S SHARE IS DECREASING 1BTH APP DOWNLOADED
    • THE GROWTH IN MOBILE
    • THE GROWTH IN MOBILE Mobile traffic in ExaBytes 6.3 Mobile traffic grew 150% from 2010-2011 Mobile traffic will grow 2,525% in six years 3.8 2.2 0.24 2010 0.6 1.2 2011 2012 2013 http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2011/02/07/the-mobile-traffic-explosion-and-its-impact/ 2014 2015
    • FOR 2014… • Monitor mobile traffic – growth will start to hit you • Plan for it. Think about if you need: – Mobile site/responsive design – App • Remember cross-platform user engagement
    • SEARCH
    • ALGORITHM UPDATES 2013 Payday Loan Update 11th June Phantom 9th May Multi-week Update 27th June Domain crowding 21st May Panda #24 22nd Jan JAN Knowledge Graph expansion 19th July JUNE Panda #25 14th March Penguin 2.0 nd May 22 Panda Dance 11th June Unnamed update 14th Nov Hummingbird 20th August DEC Unnamed update 26th July Panda Recovery 18th July Penguin 2.1 4th October
    • PENGUIN PENALISED OVER-OPTIMISED BACKLINKS CAN FIGHT IT BY REVIEWING AND AMENDING BACKLINKS ONLY BUILD HIGH-QUALITY, RELEVANT BACKLINKS
    • HUMMINGBIRD BIGGEST CHANGE IN 10 YEARS – NEW ALGORITHM MORE ACCURATE – CONVERSATIONS, MOBILE, LOCAL YOU MAY NOT SEE A CHANGE IF YOU ARE ALREADY ADHERING TO GOOGLE’S QUALITY GUIDELINES
    • “hotels Spain” “HOTEL” IS NO LONGER USED AS A QUERY “what are the best Barcelona hotels to stay in”
    • GOOGLE VOICE SEARCH http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2ZUSPecPRk
    • SEO FUNDAMENTALS On page optimisation Quality website Quality content “IN GENERAL, WEBMASTERS CAN IMPROVE THE RANK OF THEIR SITES BY CREATING HIGH-QUALITY SITES THAT USERS WILL WANT TO USE AND SHARE.”
    • CHANGES TO SERPS More information on topics upfront Details on how to achieve this status are on: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogs pot.co.uk/2013/08/in-depth-articlesin-search-results.html
    • CHANGES TO SERPS Knowledge Graph integrates with Google+ Recent posts
    • FOR 2014… • There will be Algorithm changes – follow quality guidelines • Paid search should be part of your budget • Keep your Google business and Google+ page up-to-date • Try to understand website conversion/ engagement rates – Google is using this as a factor in its algorithm • Keep your website up-to-date and fresh
    • ANALYTICS
    • RISE OF (NOT PROVIDED) 75% OF ORGANIC SEARCH – LIKELY TO BE 100% IN THE FUTURE GOOGLE IS PUSHING USERS TO PAID SEARCH OTHER SEARCH ENGINES ARE AVAILABLE!
    • WHAT CAN I DO? LOOK AT PAGE PERFORMANCE: • TRAFFIC VOLUMES • BOUNCE RATES CHECK RANKINGS REGULARLY USE ADWORDS DATA FOR VOLUME INFORMATION USE GOOGLE TRENDS
    • UNIVERSAL ANALYTICS CHANGE IN THE WAY DATA IS COLLECTED – HAS ALLOWED GOOGLE TO ADD NEW FEATURES MORE FLEXIBLE – CAN MANIPULATE CODE COLLECT DATA FROM ANY DIGITAL DEVICE, E.G. GAMES CONSOLES GOOGLE IS LOOKING BEYOND THE WEB
    • R.I.P. IE8 NO SUPPORT IN GOOGLE ANALYTICS FROM 2014
    • FOR 2014… • Get to grips with Universal Analytics • Combine sources to understand what keywords are working • Monitor international traffic • Keep an eye on traffic sources – understand where your clients are finding you
    • EMAIL
    • EMAIL ISN’T DEAD GETS MORE CUSTOMERS THAN SOCIAL MEDIA POWERFUL REFERRAL TOOL
    • RESPONSIVE EMAIL 50%
    • WHY EMAIL?
    • WHY EMAIL?
    • FOR 2014… • Keep emailing • Get responsive
    • ADVERTISING
    • CROSS-DEVICE CONVERSIONS
    • ADWORDS IMAGE EXTENSIONS
    • ADWORDS READY CREATIVES
    • TWITTER - PROMOTING
    • TWITTER ANALYTICS
    • CREATING REVENUE
    • FOR 2014… • Put budget aside for advertising • Experiment with different types to gain valuable data
    • SOCIAL
    • IMAGES TREND Snapchat Embedded tweets 70 million users 80% women Outperforms Facebook for referrals
    • INSTANT MESSAGING THE NEW TREND
    • INSTANT MESSAGING Path Kik WhatsApp LINE KakaoTalk Viber Snapchat 5-10 million 10-50 million 100-500 million 50-100 million 50-100 million 100-500 million 10-50 million
    • SEARCH WITH A HASHTAG #UNFAIR?
    • ENHANCING CONTENT Pinterest and Yahoo ! are hiring senior content/news executives Expanded article pins gives written content more prominence
    • GOOGLE+ • New sharing pins • Redesigned itself • Gaining more users though doubts over the figures of actual users
    • GOOGLE+ REDESIGN
    • GOOGLE+ YOUTUBE COMMENTS
    • GOOGLE+ IN ASCENDANCE
    • VINSTAGRAM
    • LINKEDIN SHOWCASE PAGES Use them to highlight specific areas of your business Content driven
    • LINKEDIN RICH MEDIA Can now add video, images and presentations Share content with contacts Demonstrate skills and experience
    • FOR 2014… • Remember the importance of images • Get your Google+ house in order
    • PREDICTIONS
    • 2014 “REAL-TIME MARKETING" – RESPONDING AS THINGS HAPPEN MOBILE WILL DOMINATE SOCIAL SOCIAL AD SPEND WILL ROCKET MYSPACE WILL RETURN IMAGES V TEXT – MORE IMAGES WILL BE SHARED THAN WORDS CHIEF CONTENT OFFICER – CONTENT TAKES ITS PLACE AT THE TABLE GOOGLE+ WILL BECOME ESSENTIAL FOR B2B
    • TIPS FOR 2014 MOBILE – CHECK TRAFFIC REGULARLY, LOOK FORWARD, PLAN SEARCH – ALLOCATE BUDGET FOR ADS ADVERTISING – EXPERIMENT CONTENT – HIGH-QUALITY, FORMAT FOR THE CHANNEL GOOGLE+ - IF YOU’RE NOT USING IT, START
    • THANKS FOR LISTENING 
    • RECOMMENDED READING Google Penguin 2.0 Launched http://www.minttwist.com/blog/2013/05/31/google-penguin-2-0-launched/ Google Hummingbird: What will the impact be on my company's website? http://www.minttwist.com/blog/2013/11/12/google-hummingbird-what-will-the-impact-be-on-my-companys-website/ When Keyword (not provided) is 100 Percent of Organic Referrals, What Should Marketers Do? http://moz.com/blog/100-percent-keyword-not-provided-whiteboard-tuesday Which Version of Google Analytics Is Right For You? http://www.cardinalpath.com/which-version-of-google-analytics-is-right-for-you-determine-whether-you-should-upgrade-touniversal-analytics/ Smartphone sales account for more than half of global mobile phone market http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/mobile-phones/10448819/Smartphone-sales-account-for-more-than-half-of-globalmobile-phone-market.html Google In-Depth Articles Goes Live, Here Is How To Be Included http://www.seroundtable.com/google-in-depth-articles-17191.html
    • RECOMMENDED READING Google Starts Supporting Google+ Hashtags In Search Queries http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/25/google-starts-supporting-google-hashtags-in-search-queries/ Stream Social Q2 2013: Global Report https://www.globalwebindex.net/Stream-Social-webinar Create beautiful, engaging display ads in seconds with Ready Creatives http://adwords.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/create-beautiful-engaging-display-ads.html Experts outline key brand marketing trends in 2014 http://www.theguardian.com/guardian-professional/media-network-blog/2013/nov/27/experts-brand-marketing-trends-2014 What Will Be Trending in Social Marketing in 2014? http://socialmediatoday.com/stephen86/1946926/what-will-be-trending-social-marketing-2014 The Top 7 Content Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2014 http://www.forbes.com/sites/jaysondemers/2013/10/08/the-top-7-content-marketing-trends-that-will-dominate-2014/3/