Google Twitter Deal

Twitter Google Deal: What Businesses Need to Know

  If you’re a business owner, it’s important to understand the changes coming to Twitter, as well as how they can potentially impact your business. In February, a deal was reached between Google and Twitter to allow Google direct access to the Twitter firehose (the term used to refer to the constant stream of data generated every second by Twitter …

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Mobile App Store Optimization: A Guide to Better Ranking

  Mobile apps are changing the way UAE does business online. More users continue to gravitate towards mobile devices for shopping, reading, and searching the web. Most marketing people know the ins and outs of search engine optimization, but mobile apps also change the way optimization works for success. According to GulfNews.com, the UAE controls 60% of mobile application development. …

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Our trust and citation flow improved considerably due to Sandstorm’s work on influencer and journalist outreach; this coupled with their thorough knowledge of SEO has drastically improved our organic search performance in the Gulf region.  I highly recommend them.

Katerina Junova – SEO Manager, City Index
Remarketing Screens

A Beginner’s Guide to Remarketing

If you have spent even a little time online, there have probably been times when you thought you were being stalked. Not by the government or the NSA, but by corporations trying to pitch you products. You enter a Google search for exercise tips, and pretty soon you are seeing banner ads for treadmills and nutritional supplements. Whether you are …

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Conversion Optimization Through Google Analytics

Google Analytics provides a wealth of data for those looking to optimize their conversion, whether a webmaster is interested in very basic site tweaks or a comprehensive testing process. Optimizing your conversion often requires a level of experimentation, and Google Analytics can give you insight into changes that may be beneficial, in addition to showing you exactly how these changes …

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Review: Periscope vs Meerkat – The Battle for Live Streaming

In a world of smart devices, the applications you use define your experience. Users are constantly on the lookout for the best app to share their reality with. In previous years, the battle has been between Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. However, the recent debate has become a Facebook-vs-MySpace style duel between live-streaming apps, Periscope and Meerkat. The consensus seems to …

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Leveraging Influencers to Close More Sales

  Decision makers often rely on the advice of trusted associates to make important purchasing decisions. Buying teams are often formed to assist decision makers when a single purchase could have a significant impact on the future of a business. Selling products and services to businesses, therefore, requires an understanding of the organizational dynamics that can influence the purchasing decision. …

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Five Common Content Marketing Mistakes

Nearly every content marketer has experienced this frustration: You’ve planned your strategy, done all the necessary research and created interesting content, but you’re not getting results. The new leads and increased sales you expected haven’t materialized. While content marketing can be a powerful tool when done correctly, a few errors can sabotage your efforts. Let’s review some of the most …

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Workshop: SEO 101 – Digital News Publishing Sector

One of the important hubs for the news publishing sector in the Middle East and Gulf region is Dubai.  Actually, many of these regional offices are right here at our doorsteps in the heart of Media City. This got us thinking… Since a big part of Sandstorm’s mission is to disseminate digital knowledge, and with our relevant regional client experience in …

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Happy New Year – Bring on 2015!

As we bid farewell to 2014, and reflecting back on the past 12 months, I have to say, it’s been an amazing year for us, both in terms of learnings and growth. With multiple high profile regional and global client wins, exceptional work from an amazing team and unconditional support and trust in our work from some of the best …

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