Canadian consumers are searching for, and finding, products and services through local searches on major search engines. In fact, online searches are the first step of most purchasing journeys, whether the shopper is looking for online or physical stores. This trend has lead to effective online marketing strategies that increase foot traffic for local businesses.
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. […]
Many Canadian businesses and potential bloggers are intimidated by (or frustrated with) building a following, especially in the beginning. Starting a Blog is like walking onto the stage of an empty concert hall and starting to sing. Maybe you’ve put out a few flyers and told your friends, but to fill the theatre you have […]
It comes as no surprise that virtually all Canadians with internet access use social media to one degree or another. The vast majority of us have a Facebook account, at the very least. Online marketers need more than a basic awareness of social media use in this country, however. Targeted campaigns require data pertaining to […]
Bloggers can gain an impressive, loyal following on the social Web through excellent content, communication, and trust built through fellowship and familiarity. Their value to brands is in their influence over consumer purchasing, often in a very specific niche. A nod of approval from the right blogger can seriously increase sales, and having one as […]
By Ernest Mendozza Online learning has become increasingly popular, especially among millennials, so more and more people are using the internet to learn new skills. It is possible to gain access to courses from the leading universities at EdX or learn a new language with Preply. Online courses are gaining popularity because they offer flexibility and save […]
A survey of 1674 Canadian Moms (including 5% dads and 8% “other”) has revealed some interesting insights into what they want from brands online, and how they want it. While respondents weighed in from across the country, the overwhelming majority (60%) were from Ontario. This group loves social media and social sharing, but most feel […]
Canadian businesses are sold on the benefits of online marketing and communications, but many still struggle to implement a strategy that effectively combines the two. This often results in dismissal of digital communications as ineffective, when in fact it was the plan itself (or the person implementing it) that was ineffective.
Even if you have an offline store, your online unique selling proposition (or unique selling point) can be different from your offline USP. Your target market can be entirely different online, including age, education level, location, and so on. Online shoppers also have unique concerns and objections that you can address. It isn’t necessarily what […]
Some of the most commonly used search words by Canadian shoppers are Canadian, Canada, and/or the name of a province, such as “buy business supplies Alberta Canada”. This is also true of shoppers searching for local stores, restaurants, etc. Search engines use keywords and other methods to determine the location of business websites, be that […]