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23 Takeaways from Searchmetrics SEO Ranking Factors report

23 Takeaways from Searchmetrics SEO Ranking Factors report

Searchmetrics recently released their annual SEO Ranking Factors & Rank Correlations white paper.   You can download the entire document here, but if you’re pressed for time here, here’s 23 takeaways to get you thinking… Content High quality, relevant content is increasingly the focus of search Content is no longer an addition to, but is the...
Crystal Ski Deliver On Digital Promise

Crystal Ski Deliver On Digital Promise

Back in September we reported on Crystal Ski’s plans to take digital customer service to a new level.   Impressive and ambitious, but realistic? At the time, we were impressed, but dubious about how realistic some of their plans were. Crystal revealed that all 700 overseas employees would be equipped with iPads, each featuring bespoke...
Crystal Ski Take Digital Customer Service to a New Level

Crystal Ski Take Digital Customer Service to a New Level

The Crystal Ski Industry Report today was less about the state of the market and more about their own digital innovations. Market size down 3.6% Perhaps it was the right decision not to focus on a market that was estimated to have fallen another 3.6% since 2012/13. Simon Cross, President of Crystal Ski, commented that...
How well is the ski industry optimising for mobile?

How well is the ski industry optimising for mobile?

Last night I spoke at Brighton Social Media, looking at ‘How is the ski industry optimising for mobile?’ My presentation, which is available on Slideshare, and has been embedded below, took a look at the rapid increase in smartphone use in the UK, and its implications for businesses (as outlined in a previous blog post)....
12 Stats about Smartphone Use in the Travel Industry

12 Stats about Smartphone Use in the Travel Industry

We are currently researching for a presentation next week at Brighton Social Media on ‘How is the ski industry optimising for mobile?’ We’ll post our conclusions after the presentation, but for now here are twelve stats about smartphone use and the travel industry: Twelve stats about smartphone use and the travel industry 80% of people...
Why Adwords Enhanced Campaigns are not as Enhanced as they could be...

Why Adwords Enhanced Campaigns are not as Enhanced as they could be…

If you are running an Adwords campaign you may have already upgraded your account to an ‘Enhanced Campaign’.  If you haven’t upgraded yet, you might as do so as all accounts will be automatically upgraded in July 2013. Why Enhanced Campaigns? There are many great features of the new Enhanced Campaigns.  Google’s general motivation is...