If you have a good story, it has to be told: in text, in pictures, and of course with a slick video. In 2020, almost every social medium contains the functionality for adding a video. The best example of the way videos are integrated in platforms are ‘’stories’’. Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, and since this spring – somewhat unexpected – LinkedIn. With so many story platforms, you might wonder if LinkedIn Stories will be successful in the integration of stories on their platform.
A story is also known as ephemeral content. After Snapchat introduced the world to stories in 2011, Instagram (2016) and Facebook (2017) followed. A notable newcomer to this is LinkedIn. Did you know that the Netherlands was the first European country to gain access to LinkedIn Stories? Since mid-May, you can use stories in this business-oriented social medium. However, because LinkedIn contains a slightly different clientele and content than the other social platforms, it is good to adjust your content accordingly.
When LinkedIn Stories was launched, the company communicated that the implementation of this additional functionality might initially be considered a test phase. Therefore, right now it can only be used for personal profiles and selected LinkedIn pages in Australia, Brazil, the Netherlands, and the United Arab Emirates. That may be the reason that the number of stories you see right now is still pretty scarce. Another reason might have to do with the rather light-hearted image of a story, because since its introduction stories have only become known on the non-business platforms. Is there a specific fun factor to stories? It may be the reason that LinkedIn users have not fully embraced the story at this time. Whatever the reason, we are very curious about how the stories will be picked up by the chosen LinkedIn users and pages in the future.
Interested in using LinkedIn Stories? First, take a look below:
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Web giant Amazon officially set foot on Dutch (digital) soil at the beginning of this year. In this blog we help you through the jungle called Amazon.
The range of products on Amazon is continuously increasing, also in the Netherlands. How do you ensure that you stand out with that kind of competition? Keeping the lowest price as standard is one of the options you can consider, but you have to consider the margins and additional fees that you pay to Amazon. Before you open the ad tap further, it is good to take a look at the following tips.
Always determine your advertising strategy first. When you start using sponsored products, decide whether you want to manually target keywords, ASINs or product categories, opt for automatic targeting, or both? Are you going for fixed bids? Or will you choose a different bidding strategy? Do you only want to increase the visibility of a new product, or is the goal to generate more sales for your top products? Determining a strategy and setting goals and KPIs provides tools to work with.
Just the way you want to make the content of the products on your site as complete as possible, you also wish that on Amazon. When a potential customer clicks on your ad, there is a possible interest in the product. You want to prevent this person from leaving again, for example, because the product images are unclear. The content plays an essential role in the eventual return of the campaign(s).
Of course, it is useful to look at the overall performance of your campaigns. But if you want to make adjustments to yield, it is good to take a closer look at the individual ASINs. Each product is unique and has its margin and conversion rate. Are the costs per sale higher than the margin on the product? Then you want to lower the bids or check whether this is the right product to advertise.
As with Google and Microsoft Ads, Amazon offers the option to exclude keywords. By actively eliminating words, you reduce unnecessary costs. Amazon also provides a search term report. You can check this report from time to time to see where the ads are being shown. For example, do you sell a gaming headset that is only suitable for the PlayStation, but do you know that you are frequently shown on search terms such as Gaming headset Xbox? Then it is good to exclude “Xbox”.
We still come across advertisers that find it hard to set up automated campaigns. It is certainly important to use manual campaigns because you have control over these campaigns. However, you often fill in these campaigns based on your own insights. A simple reason to run automatic campaigns alongside your manual campaigns is to gain additional insights. Many longtail keywords are used less often, so you probably haven’t included them in your keyword plan. The automatic campaign catches these longtail words and provides insight into keywords that you could not have imagined yourself. It is essential to use the same products in the automated campaign as in the manual campaigns. Do you see a keyword with excellent performance in the automatic campaign? Then add it to your manual campaign. This way, the automated campaign serves as input for the manual campaign.
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One of the ways to achieve a high position in the organic search results of Google and other search engines is high domain authority. This is a part of SEO. In this blog, we will take you through what this concept means, how you can gain insight into your own domain authority, and how you can increase your domain authority.
Domain authority is expressed in a number between 0 and 100 and is also referred to as DA. The higher this score, the higher your website will appear in search engines such as Google. This score mainly depends on links to your site and links within the website. The quality of the links is also examined. For example, when a website with a high score links to your domain, it adds more to the score than when a low-rated website links to yours.
In addition to the DA, there is also page authority. This is the same score. However, this term refers to a single page instead of to the entire website.
Several tools are available online to quickly and easily see the domain authority score of your website. You can use this to check whether optimizations have been useful, but also to look at the score of your competitors. By gaining insight into those scores, it is easier to set goals for your own DA score.
A score of 100 is not feasible for most companies; only websites such as YouTube and Facebook come close to this score. So don’t be alarmed if your website’s score is much lower. Above all, make a comparison with your biggest competitors.
Several tips can help boost your website’s domain authority. We have listed a few of them:
The technical SEO of the website has to be set up the right way. For example the loading speed, mobile-friendliness, and the sitemap of the site. This is not so much of a way to boost the score, it is more a prerequisite for achieving a high ranking.
Link building consists of the internal and external link profile. The internal link profile refers to the structure within the own website. It is essential to create, as it were, a web of links within the website. This serves two purposes; it makes it easier for visitors to understand the website’s structure, and Google can more easily crawl and index the website, resulting in a higher score.
An external link profile, or backlink profile, contains links from other websites to your website. When looking at a score based on links, Google looks at different components. For example, important are how many links from different domains link to the site and the value of these links. This value determined by the SEO scores of the websites that provide the incoming links.
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