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Jump in the pool of current events to make your written content relevant and engaging for your readers. The "holiday season" refers to the autumn to winter stretch of American holidays for a reason. After you get past this time of year, holidays are few and far in between. Case in point: summer.
Let's start off by admitting that most of us don't spend the holiday season thinking about things like online marketing, inbound lead generation, and search engine optimization strategies. But why not take a couple of hours anyway and learn what you can do to attract new customers online?
In the midst of last year’s holiday shopping madness, IBM’s Jay Henderson wrote a super detailed post on his company’s Smarter Planet blog about how social media affects holiday shopping. He concluded that social media isn’t just “another channel to have a personalized dialog with a consumer.”
Is your business marketing well for the holidays? Are you driving traffic to your site, on to your store? Is your Instagram bringing you the engagement you need, resulting in the sales you expect? It’s not too late! Here are 12 Instagram tips to give your holiday marketing the boost it deserves.
ShortStack analyzed more than 50,000 active Facebook Pages and 300,000 custom Facebook Page apps that serve more than 1.4 billion Facebook fans and, among the things they discovered: Engagement in December increases by as much as 66 percent on custom Facebook Page apps!
Although the ghosts of SEO consultants past can still catch up with you many years later, the good news is that, like old Scrooge, there is still plenty of time for you to turn a new leaf and take a smarter approach to search engine optimization. Be glad for your second chance and make the most of it!
It wasn’t a surprise, given smartphone adoption, that mobile was going to have a huge impact on this year’s holiday sales. Of the sales that occurred, 38% of the online traffic came from smartphones and tablets, according to IBM Digital. 21% of all online sales were made from those mobile devices.
Black Friday has become symbolic for marketers and advertisers across the land as it signals the start of what they hope will be a very fruitful and beneficial holiday shopping season. But as more consumers spread their holiday shopping over more days, retailers need to adjust accordingly.
Over 135 million people go out to shop on Black Friday every year. According to USA Today, an estimated 70% of their readers (97M) say they will be out shopping this Black Friday 2013. And according to Ignition One, consumers will spend 11% more than they did last year in 2012.
In most cases, holiday campaigns and promotions have been signed, sealed and are in the process of being delivered to audiences on social, but why not take your initiatives a few steps further? Check out these repin-worthy statistics, plus some quick and easy ways to find success on Pinterest this holiday season.