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What Third Party Cookie End-of-Life Means for You

13-May-2020 13:39:34

For some time now Google Chrome and other browsers like Safari have been rolling out updates which have been increasing the restrictions placed on third party cookies, and even first party cookies to a degree. Safari was one the first to bring in these changes (on a large scale), but they also have less to lose from these kinds of restrictions. And Microsoft Edge, we don’t really care about (we’ll let you look this up).

Soon things are about to change, drastically! Google Chrome is going to start to ‘phase out’ third party cookies, natively. The intention is to do this within two years; however, changes could come sooner.  But what effect will this have on marketers and where will this leave adtech companies which are solely reliant on these cookies to function?

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Topics: SEO, PPC, Content, Strategy, The State of Marketing

Why You Need to Move your Spend from PPC to SEO

03-Apr-2020 10:51:26

When people are buying products and services paid search, also known as Pay Per Click or PPC, can be a great tactic to use to get people looking for what you are doing to buy from you. Or if it is an offline purchase, submit a lead form to start the purchase conversation. You pay your money for the click, get people to the site and if the conversion metrics multiplied by the cost per click (CPC) work you get leads at a profitable level. But paid search works on the here and now. What if those conversion metrics plummet? Even with rapidly dropping CPCs, when people aren’t buying paid search simply doesn’t deliver.

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Topics: SEO, PPC, Strategy

Google Search Updates: Changes to Featured Snippets

24-Mar-2020 16:00:00

Google have announced that if your page has been listed as a featured snippet on a search result page, then it will no longer also appear as a standard blue link on the first page.

How this will impact your page's rank?

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Topics: SEO, Website, Work, Content, Strategy, The State of Marketing

Pivoting Your Messages & Communications to Deal with Market Changes

22-Mar-2020 16:01:00

The coronavirus outbreak is the biggest single market disruption that the global economy has seen in decades. Even in a more localised or sector-based context, events such as the recession at the end of the 80s, the oil crisis of the 70s, and the 2008 financial crisis impacted fewer areas of the economy and more slowly than the current COVID19 outbreak. The great depression of the 1920s and the impact of the two World Wars are looking like the benchmarks for the economic disruption that could be witnessed.

But in all of the 24 hours news and social media cycle of doom, business people need to keep their heads, create a plan and work their way out of the situation that they find themselves in.

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Topics: SEO, PPC, Content, Social Media, The State of Marketing

Global SSL Issue – Millions of Websites May Stop Working Properly on the 4th of March

04-Mar-2020 10:58:38

 

According to the news from BBC many sites around the world (including the very well-known ones) may stop functioning properly today (the 4th of March 2020). This is due to the fact one of the main organisations issuing certificates, called ‘Let’s Encrypt’, made an announcement only yesterday that three million of these should be revoked straight away due to a bug problem.

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Topics: SEO, Website, Technology

Working with UK Hair & Beauty Wholesaler: Aston & Fincher

26-Feb-2020 17:35:00

Innovation Visual are pleased to announce that we are now working with Aston and Fincher to provide cohesive and integrated digital marketing services.

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Topics: SEO, PPC, News