Impact of GDPR on Google Analytics

On May 25th, 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) laws will go into effect. GDPR is designed to protect the personal data of citizens of the EU as a part of their “consumer first” approach to data protection. The EU’s rollout of GDPR is the first data protection measure of this scale and…

It’s January. For business owners, this month is for goal setting, reflecting on the previous year, and planning for the year ahead. What worked? What didn’t? How can you apply those lessons to your 2018 strategy? When you’re thinking about your goals this year, make sure you include digital marketing resolutions to support your overarching…

12 days of Christmas digital marketing from Smarter Searches

On Black Friday 2017, data from Adobe Digital Insights stated that “American shoppers spent a record $5 billion in 24 hours” — marking a 16.9% increase in dollars spent online, compared with Black Friday 2016. A big piece of that pie was the nearly $2 billion spent on mobile devices alone (a record 36.9% of…

I’m a huge Game of Thrones fan. HUGE. Now, I will qualify that to superfans with the fact that I’m a fan of the TV show and haven’t finished the books (I will, though; please don’t burn me in effigy). I’m not the only one, though. Game of Thrones is an enormous cultural phenomenon, the…

The #CuteAnimalTweetOff is a great example of successful real-time marketing. Read more in the Smarter Searches blog.

In a political climate characterized by divisiveness and aggressive social media posts – mixed with a healthy amount of “fake news” and “alternative facts,” there is one thing – and one thing alone – that unifies people, that brings people together, and on which all humans can agree. Baby animals are really freaking cute. There’s…

The Smarter Searches blog teaches you how to use the power of user-generated content for your business.

Your customers can be one of your greatest marketing assets. “How?” you ask. It’s called user-generated content (UGC), and it begins with the simple act of consumers and fans sharing, posting, and retweeting something about your brand. According to an article by AdWeek and Social Times: “85 percent of users surveyed find visual UGC more influential than…

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