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Attn. Marketers: Mobile Friendliness & Speed Now Top Priority

Google is now increasingly focusing on Mobile friendliness and speed of websites.  These need to be prioritized by marketers to ensure optimum mobile SEO performance. Google officials reported that more than 200 factors played into the mobile-friendliness of a webpage. Factors include font size, button-to-button distances, scannable content and site ...
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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 ...
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An Introductory Guide to Google’s Disavow Tool

Released in October, 2013, Google’s Disavow Tool is designed to allow webmasters to tell Google to disregard certain links to their websites. However, many less experienced webmasters are put off by the fact that Google claims that the Disavow Tool is an advanced feature and that it should be used with caution. After all, just as the tool has ...
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10 Tips for Structuring Your Website’s URLs

Although the search engine crawlers are getting more sophisticated every year, it is still not quite true that they can make sense of any URL. Optimising your website’s URLs, particularly if you use a content management system which automatically assigns URLs to pages, remains important both for the search engines and for your visitors. The following ...
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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, ...
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Understanding Google’s Thin Content Penalty

As the world’s largest search engine continues to crack down on spam, many marketers have seen a considerable drop in their profits in recent years, and a large number of affiliate marketers in particular have seen their profits go from five figures per month to nothing overnight. Google’s algorithms are constantly evolving to weed out ...
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Promo Video: Mobile Marketing Services from Sandstorm Digital FZE

Watch our latest promo video of our mobile marketing services. Includes some eye-opening stats on why you -as a business- need to prioritize mobile marketing. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_GB/all.js#xfbml=1"; ...
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5 Social Media Content KPIs You Should Be Measuring Today

Key performance indicators, return on investment, metrics, and analytics…, everyone who is anyone on social media can’t stop talking about these. Any business owner who has a social media presence wants to know if messages are being seen and read. More importantly, they want to know if social media marketing is contributing to the business ...
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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 ...
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How to Write AdWords Copy that Works

Google AdWords is one of the most popular pay-per-click (PPC) advertising platforms in the world, and millions of websites use its publisher’s component AdSense to bring in some extra revenue. AdWords displays context-relevant ads determined by the contents of the page that they are being displayed on, while advertisers pay a few cents every ...