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What are they?
Brand Wikipedia pages are an informative directory-esque listing which allows your company to showcase itself on one of the most authoritative and searched for sites on the web.
What are their benefits?
- Positive brand reinforcement.
- Potential to increase referral traffic via the brand page and subsequent citations.
- Potential to ensure brand exposure at the informational stage of a user search journey.
- Though the initial stages in setting up a Wikipedia page can be challenging, there can be significant long term benefits in having a brand page which can be both found and referenced by Wikipedia users.
- There is also benefit in building and owning trusted Wikipedia accounts. These accounts can be used to update the brand page and add subsequent citations to additional related Wikipedia pages.
Twitter announced yesterday at the Internet Week event in New York that they’ll be introducing a brand new advertising product for media and consumer brands.
The new service titled ‘Twitter Amplify‘ will allow advertisers to promote television clips on Twitter. Imagine, sports replays from say the Champions league final accompanied with beer commercials or even a weather forecast being made visible and watchable all through your Twitter feed.
Our very own Digital Insights Manager Matthew Hendry took to the stage this year with his innovative approach to presenting – where he interacted with a video of himself live in front of the BrightonSEO crowd! Matt discussed the various models and stages of innovation and why it’s so important for your business. We chatted to him about what he thought of BrightonSEO this year, whether businesses should encourage innovation and whose responsibility is it within a business to drive innovative practices.
Long live content! This particular aspect of digital marketing has become such an important asset in helping your brand improve its awareness and positioning online. Sharon Flaherty (Head of Content at Confused.com) explained to us the fine art of creating content as well as letting us know her favourite and most successful types of content.
What a fantastic event – this year’s BrightonSEO was bigger and better than ever. We’d like to thank everyone who attended especially all the speakers for all their brilliant presentations and knowledge sharing. I was lucky enough to get the chance to interview several key speakers, which can all be viewed on our blog as I discussed what they thought of BrightonSEO as well as their thoughts on a variety of aspects within digital marketing including – search, social signals, content, analytics and even journalism. I’d also like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part in these video interviews.
After Dave Coplin’s (Chief Envisioning Manager at Microsoft) brilliant presentation on the way search is evolving into something much more human, we decided to get his opinions on the future of search and social signals as well as the biggest opportunities that clients can take advantage of moving forward.
BrightonSEO is great for attracting a wealth of speakers from different industries and we were delighted to have Geoff White (Technology Director at Channel 4 News) on board. He delivered a fantastic talk where he gave away his top tips on how to pitch stories to journalists. We caught up with Geoff and got his insights into how to attract a journalists attention, as well as discussing the combination of SEO and journalism.
At BrightonSEO we caught up with Fresh Egg’s head of insights (Dara Fitzgerald) after he delivered his fantastic presentation about the future of analytics. We discussed what we thought of the event, the recent improvements of GA, Google’s latest platform Universal Analytics as well as integrating other tools with GA.
What a way to open up this years BrightonSEO conference with the ex-Google search quality team members; Fili Wiese, Jonas Weber and Alfredo Pulvirenti. The panel discussion put the ex-Googlers in the hot seat as the crowd asked them to reveal all. We caught up with them to discuss the biggest SEO myth they’ve ever heard, whether SEO’s really do worry too much about Google updates and we also asked them what are the biggest opportunities out there right now to help build brand awareness.
Content marketing was once again a hot topic of debate at BrightonSEO this year – Sharon Flaherty’s (confused.com) presentation about engaging content was one of the highlights as well as the content marketing roundtable session which took place the day before the conference.
The discussion was for members of digital marketing teams to debate what content marketing is all about. Types of engaging content, budgets, evaluation methods, idea generation were just some of the topics covered. Here’s a list of the key takeaways of what was revealed at the roundtable session.