Keyword research for paid or organic search engine optimization (SEO) is a necessary practice that can go well beyond finding popular keywords. Keyword research tools have evolved to include a broad range of functionality, such as competitive intelligence research, niche keywords, common misspellings, irrelevant keyword cleanup, social mentions, synonyms, targeted search, analytics, and much more. […]
Working with any technology places us in a state of constant evolution. We have to master the ability to think on our feet and adapt accordingly. As consumers demand more technology integration, smart retailers have scrambled to accommodate them, with the ultimate goal of being proactive rather than reactive.
Online businesses need more insight into how Canadians use the Internet. A new Ipsos syndicated study, Participation in the Digital Economy, examines Canadian Internet use at home and what prevents them from participating in the digital economy.
The majority of Canada’s smallest business owners (under five employees) recognize the benefits of having a website, yet 59% of them don’t have one. Most say their business is simply too small to need a website, even though they understand the competitive advantage to having an online presence. The study, conducted by RedShift Research and […]
The Rakuten Linkshare Affiliate Network has released its online sales data report for the second quarter of 2015. The insights gained come just in time for us to tweak our websites and practices as holiday shopping begins. A number of Canadians have been known to start Christmas shopping online as early as August!
A 2015 study conducted by Forum Research indicates that Facebook is still the top social network in Canada, followed by LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram. The statistics include satisfaction ratings with each network, lead by Instagram. LinkedIn and Instagram usage is increasing, while Facebook and Twitter growth has virtually leveled off. 2015 Canadian Social Media Usage […]
A recent Ipsos poll done in cooperation with the BC Association of Integrated Marketers, reached into the minds of British Columbia marketing professionals. The resulting statistics provide insight into the practices, concerns and information sources of these Canadian experts.
The latest Ipsos Canadian Inter@ctive Reid statistics indicate that 82% of all online Canadians have shopped online in the past year, spending an average of $954. Older Canadians are joining the younger generation in online shopping, but young Canadians are more likely to use mobile devices. The report brings encouraging news for eCommerce in this […]
The Canadian portion of the Total Retail: Global Survey of Online Shoppers report provides valuable insight about online shopping in Canada. Probably the most important take-away for marketers is in regards to Personalization VS Privacy. Canadians love the idea of personalization, a fact that has been demonstrated by other studies as well. However, we aren’t […]
Online writing may include blogging, marketing copy, website or newsletter content and they all share the need for clarity. One of the first things we learn about writing online is that we have seconds to capture a reader and their attention span is short. Clear, concise writing wasn’t invented online, however, it has always been […]