Search continued to lead digital marketing efforts for companies worldwide in 2016. And this was the case in spite of internet users’ widespread engagement with social.
eMarketer estimates that the number of people in the United States with a Twitter account will increase only 1.9% in 2017. And growth is seen edging even lower in the following two years. What’s the impact on American marketers? Content marketing and organic search gains new momentum.
Global market for search and content analytics will grow at a CAGR of over 22% between 2016 and 2020. The growth is accredited primarily to the increasing use of social media for content analytics. During 2015, the market was dominated by the Americas with a share of almost 52%.
We are moving toward the fourth industrial revolution, in which mobile communications, social media and sensors are blurring the boundaries between people, the internet and the physical world.
Source: World Economic Forum
The top 10 business blogs ranked are publishing nearly 8X as many blog posts as blogs ranked from 11–50. This is a huge difference in how often they publish blog posts. It’s interesting that both groups posted 6–7 times per day on Twitter and 2 times per day on Facebook, but the frequency with which they posted new content to their blogs was vastly different.
Across the globe, eCommerce is about to enter the next phase of market development. This transition started back in 2013, when the value of mobile and online physical goods sales exceeded $1 trillion for the first time and last year exceeded $1.4 trillion.