SEM vs Display Advertising in 2020

SEM vs Display Advertising in 2020

Where’s the best place to spend marketing and advertising dollars? In the world of paid digital advertising, two of the biggest players are search engine marketing (SEM) and display marketing. On the surface, search engine marketing (SEM) programs like Google AdWords might seem like the best channel to maximize return on investment (ROI). “US marketers will spend more than $103 billion on search, display, social media, and email marketing by 2019—but search will remain the largest share of interactive spend (about 44%).” Why are marketers spending so much on search? Because search spending works. However, let’s not overlook another important aforementioned piece of that $103 billion pie: display marketing. (Think banner ads.) So what’s the best strategy for your next effective paid digital advertising and marketing campaign? By pairing display marketing with an effective search engine marketing strategy, you’ll be able to reach more prospects and customers—but to see real ROI, the trick is knowing how and when to use display marketing. Here’s our rundown...
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ADA Website Compliance in 2020 and SEO

ADA Website Compliance in 2020 and SEO

ADA Website compliance had some very important moments in 2019. The results of the Domino's case in the Supreme Court was one of those moments. This ruling reinforced the fact that ADA Website compliance in 2020 is here to stay. Some of the main reasons to always make sure your website design is complete with ADA compliance has always been for SEO purposes. Major search engines (Google especially) have always adhered to many of the same requirements that ADA compliance did too, alt text on images is a big one. So it made sense to be in compliance with the ADA to make sure that your site didn't suffer the wrath of the algorithms. However, now that this court case has been settled and there is a precedent for businesses to lose in Federal court at the highest possible place, there is more of a liability reason to ensure compliance than ever before. Previously many sites wouldn't be targets for...
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Web Design in 2020: User Experience

Web Design in 2020: User Experience

Just as in 2019 there are several areas of web design that aren't any different. User Experience is one of those areas and we want to make sure that we're on the same page. Read part one of this series first. Discussing web design in 2020 overall. Mobile responsiveness Making sure your site is mobile responsive is imperative. This simply means that your site will auto-fit whatever device you are using. When you design a new site most platforms and CMS will automatically make your site mobile responsive. Convertible calls to action Make sure that there is something for your customers to do when they are on your site. Play videos, read bios, but most importantly give them an opportunity to reach out to you and become a lead. Your website should be one of, if not your primary, lead generating device. Write for the user not just search engines A lot of new websites get too caught up in worrying about SEO and writing their...
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Web Design in 2020

Web Design in 2020

There are some very static principles when it comes to web design and we adhere to all of them. We did an entire series earlier this year regarding web design and not a whole lot has changed since then. So when we look ahead to strategies for web design in 2020 there are some nuances that come into play. ADA Compliance ADA compliance from an SEO perspective is becoming much more of an important component of web design. Since the search engines are going to start viewing ADA compliant guidelines as best practices you will need a partner who can stay in front of the changes and updates to these guidelines. Coming into ADA compliance can sometimes seem impossible and while yes, it is a lot of work, there are experts ready to speak with you about how to do it, and it isn’t as expensive as you may think. Some of the things we're seeing more of include plugins...
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PPC Trends in 2020 And Beyond

PPC Trends in 2020 And Beyond

Pay Per Click (PPC) marketing has been around in the digital works since almost the beginning of time, when Google came into existence and changed all of our lives forever. By far the most common type of PPC marketing was Search Engine Marketing (SEM) where marketers can buy ads at the top of search engine results pages that match the keyword or phrase someone searched. As with the rest of digital marketing this practice has evolved considerably and here are some of the top 3 things we've sen so far this year and will continue to see into the future. Buying PPC Audiences not Words As more and more audience data is put together you can start to leverage this in exchange for just buying keywords and not worrying about the person who is searching for that item in that moment. In the past we wouldn't need to care all that much as long as someone wanted to search for that...
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