33 examples of great meta descriptions for search

The meta description that accompanies your website or webpage in search results can determine whether or not a searcher clicks through to your site. Here are some tips on how to write a good one and why meta descriptions are important, along with 33 best practice examples from around the web.

Join Econsultancy’s June 25th briefing: Digital Transformation at Lightspeed

Despite a global strain on marketing budgets during the Covid-19 pandemic, nearly 60% of strategic initiatives, including digital transformation, are receiving stable or increased funding even in these tough times, according to Econsultancy and Marketing Week’s most recent Covid-19 Business Impact Survey. Clearly, in recent months, digital transformation has become a talking point once again. […]

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Google Shopping (Paid Search) Best Practice Guide

1. Introduction Shopping campaigns operate on the same cost-per-click (CPC) model as their Search ad counterparts. The main difference between the ad types is that Shopping ads provide an image and price of each product, making these results highly appealing to consumers. In recent years, Google Shopping has continued to experience sustained growth and is […]

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Five ways businesses can respond to the chargeback apocalypse

The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted just about every aspect of global business, and payments are no exception. Airlines, which have been among the hardest hit, are now even facing numerous class action lawsuits over their refusal to issue refunds to travelers who are unable to travel as planned due to canceled flights and government travel […]

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Digital Transformation Monthly – June 2020

1. Introduction Welcome to the June edition of our Digital Transformation Monthly report. At the time of writing, here in the UK, more than 10 weeks on from the introduction of lockdown measures, the ‘new normal’ is starting to feel… well, normal. We’re seeing a cautious relaxation of some lockdown restrictions, including offices requiring their […]

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Email Marketing Best Practice Guide

1. Introduction 1.1 About this report Econsultancy’s series of Best Practice Guides have been created for modern marketing professionals who typically work in marketing or ecommerce roles. Given the ongoing significance of email, this guide will be relevant to CEOs to understand the business case for email, as well as anyone working in a marketing […]

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Learning from a Crisis Best Practice Guide

1. Introduction The global coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has had an unprecedented impact, affecting almost every aspect of daily life. Measures taken to slow the spread of the virus around the world have brought with them remarkable economic losses. The full economic impact of the crisis is at this stage unknown, but projections of the cost […]

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Social Selling Strategy Best Practice Guide

1. Introduction Social media has grown exponentially. In January 2020, there were 3.80 billion social media users, with this number increasing by more than 9% (with 321 million new users) since January 2019.[1] But the term is misleading: social media has become as important for business as it has for social interaction, reflecting the changing […]

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Five ways businesses can respond to the chargeback apocalypse

The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted just about every aspect of global business, and payments are no exception. Airlines, which have been among the hardest hit, are now even facing numerous class action lawsuits over their refusal to issue refunds to travelers who are unable to travel as planned due to canceled flights and government travel […]

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10 examples of effective ecommerce product pages

Product pages remain one of the most important parts of any ecommerce website. It’s usually on the product page that the customer makes the decision to buy something (or not), so it is vital that the page conveys as much information as possible, in a way that is clear, easy to understand, and visually pleasing.  […]

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Five tips for predicting the future: Covid-19 edition

Covid-19 has changed the world and there is little doubt that its effects will linger even after the worst of the pandemic is over. But precisely what will change? For leaders trying to make decisions about important matters — from product strategy to marketing investment — there has arguably never been a more difficult environment […]

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Six big issues that companies must consider when going remote

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is causing many companies to rethink their stances vis-à-vis remote working. Big tech names including Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and Square have decided to embrace remote working – something that seemed inconceivable just a year ago. In what is the latest and perhaps biggest vote of confidence in remote work, Facebook chief […]

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Effective Remote Working for Marketers Best Practice Guide

1. Introduction Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, an increasing number of organisations is ordering their workforces to work from home for the foreseeable future, meaning many businesses and teams are facing new and unprecedented challenges. Econsultancy has created this Best Practice Guide to provide marketers with the essential techniques to empower successful and powerful remote […]

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What we’ve been reading this week

It’s Friday afternoon and time for a bit of reading to keep you in a reflective mood ahead of the weekend. Here’s what we’ve been reading this week…. From around the web No One Needs Your PR Digital Transformation – While this piece from CDO Trends doesn’t contain any earth-shattering revelations about digital transformation, it’s nevertheless […]

Four brand campaigns using UGC in lockdown

The amount of user-generated content (UGC) in marketing strategies has almost tripled in the last 10 years. This is according to a new report by Yotpo, based on a survey of 100 leaders of some of Europe’s largest ecommerce retailers.

SEO: What makes a good link?

A range of factors determine a good link from a bad or inconsequential one. In this article we look at seven ways to evaluate an inbound link. This is an excerpt from Econsultancy’s SEO Best Practice: Link Strategy and Tactics Guide.

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Keys to effective influencer marketing in a pandemic world

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has dealt the booming influencer economy its first real setback. Despite the fact that social media usage is up, brands faced with the threat of a prolonged economic downturn are cutting their influencer marketing engagements. According to SocialBakers, UK posts using the hashtag #ad dropped by more than a third this […]

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Social Media Advertising Best Practice Guide

1. Introduction This guide has been written to complement Econsultancy’s Social Media Strategy Best Practice Guide, Social Media Platforms Overview, B2B Social Media Best Practice Guide and Paid Search Best Practice Guide. The purpose of this guide is to provide an overview of the opportunities, risks and the required investment of time, effort and budget […]

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