So…the past Friday, known at least here in North America as “Black Friday” the day after the celebration of the US Thanksgiving is now over and some of the numbers that were projected are “in” and what may be surprising is that a Friday can last all weekend, eh!
What do I mean? Well, first visit and pore over this great infographic from the folks over at strangeloopnetworks.com has visited this topic and has the following numbers to report…based on their own projections as well as industry stats it appears for both the Black Friday period and into the next month of Christmas shopping too.
Okay, so the first thing today, is to learn where I got this great tip – from Lee Odden, the head honcho over at www.toprankblog.com and what a great tip it is! Lee is the knowledge generator there (among many other things I’d imagine) and in that role he writes great blog posts about all types of online marketing from strategy to tips to empirical items of note. So Kudos right off the bat to Lee!
What’d he say…well his blog piece is here that I found just on Friday past, and it is of great interest….perhaps because I love art of almost any type and whole Samurai style and content of the piece is so so much fun to read from – and to learn too!
If it’s one guy I especially like when it comes to reading his “take” on all things marketing, it’s Oli Gardner of unbounce.com – and yes, he’s done it again! His take on the latest infographic, published by Wordstream entitled “24 Hours in the Google Economy” is pretty dang spot on and you must both go to look over the longish infographic here first….then read Oli’s take here.
See what I mean?
Not too often that I get to see a targeted spot-on SEO infographic that speaks to me both with great knowledge and it has a timelyness that I can appreciate, so when I found this one this morning I just knew I had to share it right here!
From what I can gather – tho to be totally honest even an old media guy like me knows how to find attributions – this one is a bit muddy. You can find the infographic here on the www.advancedwebranking.com site, and it’s bylined by a writer (note, not an artist either it appears) named Dana Loiz of Caphyon, an apparent marketing firm.
Okay, if you’re like me you try not to be online much each weekend…well…at least you do try. Yet I find that while I do not much surfing (other than looking up stuff I’d have no chance of ever getting correct in the New York Times crossword) emails I do try to look at at least once a day.
That should, at least in my mind “cut down” on the huge numbers of emails that I find in my INBOX on a Monday morning….but once again, today…I had more than 250+ emails…and yes, most of them were not for me.
Yes, it’s Friday again, and my mind turns to the weekend, and how nice it’ll be to NOT work 12 hours on the computer but cut that way way down to maybe only 6 or 7. Yes, I know…but that’s the type of guy that I am – sort of a semi-geek, semi-startupDude and semi-investor…but that’s fodder for another post.
Today, I want to talk about – well a bit at least, SEO comics. It should be no surprise to any online type of guy that the SEO world offers up much – and I really do mean MUCH – ammunition for a solid chuckle.
Here’s a recent chuckle to show you what I mean…
As most of our readers know, we’re very much involved in Snappay, our mobile POS app that is available in the Apple store…and it’s adoption by merchants all across the globe.
But as you’ve just read, we’re available right now ONLY in the Apple store for the iPhone or iPad devices, our Android product is still some bit downstream on our development roadmap…and that got me thinking…
Why would we develop for the Android series of products anyways?
What I mean by that is what kind of statistics that come to light when you look at Google Insights, Google Adwords, Google Trends, Wikipedia, SEOmoz, Search Engine Land and more. Quite a list of knowledgeable sites I think we’d all agree and the numbers that the firm known as Blue Caribu has put into their great infographic here, is pretty cool!
Okay, it’s a Friday again and I’m jammed, but by now our regular readers know that….end-of-the-week issues for us always arise as clients and Google seem to want to make changes just before the weekend starts…sigh….the life of a Canadian SEO practitioner is fraught with too many tasks in short timelines, eh!
Okay, you’ve got a website, it’s up and running….and maybe you’re wondering why the traffic to same ain’t so hot…well welcome to the club SMB owner! It should be no surprise that just getting the site up and running is not the “end” of that marketing strategy…the next part of that enterprise is driving traffic to same. And there’s the rub!
While this blog post is not about how to create and develop a full SEO Campaign to drive that traffic, what I wanted to talk about are three great infographics I’ve found to position my own rationale on same, so let’s chat about them in no specific order…
Okay, first my conclusion – that as of today, Google et al still value infographics and yes, that value can result in tons of IBLs (incoming back links) that can help build a set of serps that will rise in the rankings. There. Said it. That’s how I feel. That’s what I think. And yes, my clients have the serps to prove it…
But is that what others think too? And do they have any evidence to mount that infographics do NOT help SEO? Well, let’s see….
Okay, it’s been a rough week – yeah, I know for you too… but especially since we’ve had everything from client fires to put out, new clients to pitch, clients to wine & dine (if that wasn’t you don’t worry, your turn is coming, eh!) and yes, doing the normal SEO practice work all week long too!
That said, I did find a couple of real infographic gems and would like to share same with you and surprisingly a couple of them are on WordPress & SEO….so let’s take a look/see at what I’ve found this week, shall we?