With changes in Google algorithm, that supports educational content like blog posts and videos instead of simple website urls, it is no surprise that Expedia Lost 25% Of Their Search Visibility In Google Possibly Over Unnatural Links.
Organic wins 94% of the time versus paid search result. For the marketers out there, create content that connects with your audience and compels them to interact with your brand.
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The days of interruptive marketing are but a distant memory and the Internet has permanently changed the way we interact and exchange information. Today, 8 out of 10 people identify themselves as blog readers, and 23% of all time spent online is spent on social media sites, sharing content. To take advantage of this new buyer behaviour, cultivate an active online presence.
HubSpot’s research shows that 75% of users never scroll past the first page of search results. Now, more than ever, it is vital to continue creating compelling, educational content that people love and share.
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Microsoft Research reports that people spend only 10 seconds on your homepage before leaving if they don’t immediately connect with your marketing messages.
61% of B2B marketers rate webinars as the most effective content-marketing tactic. Webinars are great educational offers for that middle-of-the-funnel prospect who has started the research phase of his or her buyer journey and is now getting into the consideration phase, looking for more information.
80% of business decision-makers prefer to get company information in a series of articles versus in an advertisement. The bottom line: We don’t want to be sold to, we want to be educated, and articles deliver the kind of information your prospects are seeking in order to make smart, well-informed decisions.
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60% of the population are visual learners and articles with images get 94% more views over those without an image.
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B2B companies that blog, generate 67% more leads per month than those that don’t. If you have an active blog, you have a better chance of making a connection with your website visitors.
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