Research released by Hitwise, a division of Connexity, reveals how important mobile devices are for travellers during the early planning stages of a trip. Research based on the online activity of 3 million UK shoppers, and 1 million mobile devices, reveals 60 per cent of all travel site searches originate from a mobile device.
The Hitwise research found that Brits are increasingly turning to their mobiles to kick off holiday plans, with 83 per cent of searches for the ‘best time’ to visit a holiday location initiated on a mobile device.
Logistical arrangements are also mobile-lead with 68 per cent of searches for ‘flights from’ and 83 per cent of searches for ‘flight status’ also made via a mobile device.Once a trip has begun, mobile is also the device of choice for travellers, with 86 per cent of searches for ‘places to eat’ and 76 per cent of searches for ‘things to do’ made on the go. Searches for ‘near me’ dominate, generated by 88 per cent of mobile searches.
What you need to know about becoming a freelance marketing consultant
In the ever-changing labour market, more and more companies are using freelance talent to boost their in-house resources. Although it’s hard to put a precise figure on just how many freelancers there are today, some estimates put this number as high as 1.88 million in the UK alone.
"SEO" means finding ways to increase your site's appearance in web visitors' search results. This generally means more traffic to your site. Intense search engine optimisation can involve complex site reconstructing with an SEO Sydney firm, but there are certain simple steps which you can take by yourself to increase your search engine ranking.
Here are some basic SEO tips to get you started:
1. Your website is like a big cake: Paid search, your links and social media acts like icing and you content, information architecture and infrastructure act as a sugar, which makes the cake. Without it, your website is tasteless, and will be thrown in the trash in no time.[more…]
New research announced today by professional network LinkedIn has revealed that UK salespeople spending up to two hours a day on social media could be more likely to hit their targets compared to their less social colleagues.
Great British Bake Off (GBBO) returns to the screens , and with last year’s average viewer numbers hitting over 12m people, there is huge opportunity for forward-thinking brands to increase their presence, sales and audience reach.[more…]
A man named Wes Metcalfe purchased a cucumber from Tesco and found a dead worm shrink wrapped around it. His complaint on Tesco’s Facebook page somehow progressed into a funeral for the worm. There were messages flying all over the internet and even some worm-themed parody songs. This whole event went viral. The funeral was held on Tuesday.
There’s a lot of crazy things going on in the world, but this has got to be the weirdest. How do you think you would react if your food was invested by dirt-dwelling creatures?
This week, Google has announced it will take down and potentially penalise “intrusive interstitials” on mobile web pages from January, reinforcing its commitment to providing the optimal mobile search experience for its users.
According to Google, this will mean that “pages where content is not easily accessible to a user on the transition from the mobile search results may not rank as highly,” as ‘’they provide a poorer experience to users than other pages where content is immediately accessible."[more…]
Two wives go out for girls' night. Both got drunk, started walking home and had to go to the bathroom. They stopped at a cemetery but had nothing to wipe with. One used her panties and the other grabbed a wreath off a grave.[more…]
My kids have always been observant of their surroundings, but they tend to pick out details no one else would notice. I was driving with my three young children one warm summer evening when a woman in the convertible ahead of us stood up and waved.
She was stark naked! As I was reeling from the shock, I heard my 5-year-old shout from the back seat, "Mom! That lady isn't wearing a seat belt!"