As search engines are better able to separate high quality content from low, marketers must stop chasing the algorithm and optimize content for the user.
Search engines have continually updated their algorithms to better understand and deliver what people are seeking. They have also worked to better identify and separate the high-quality content from the low-quality so they are able to provide users with the information that will best serve their needs.
As search engines have become better at predicting which pages will be the most useful, customers have also begun to realize that they have the right to expect relevant and valuable material. The industry has evolved to the point where if you want to appeal to the modern audiences, you must design content that focuses on these customers rather than the search engines. When your primary intention is to create highly engaging material that people can appreciate and learn from, you will succeed both in attracting your ideal customers and in ranking well with the search engines.
Marketers no longer chase the algorithm, they optimize content for the user.
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How experimentation informs the continued improvement of your home timeline.
“We found that when people are browsing through search results, they tend to look more frequently at hotel names than any other feature, and that pictures of the hotel appear to be hugely influential during both stages of the search. Our next project will be to dig more deeply into what we uncovered in this initial study, looking at issues such as what kinds of images have the most impact…
Focus on running tests to identify the variables that do impact your audience. Start with using the funnel report to tell us how our website converts for a specific date range and then use cohort analysis (a cohort is a group of people who share a common characteristic or experience within a particular time span) in order to track how each group’s behavior changes over time.
Leverage the psychology of desire and you’ll increase landing page conversions. Successful brands are already doing it – here’s how you can do it too.
To create desire for your product, you need to:
– show people how using your product or service will either reduce pain or increase pleasure in their lives
– reassure them that is a perfectly acceptable behavior to undertake.
Airbnb creates desire for their service by using beautiful product images. By using professionally-shot photographs that showcase the properties at their absolute best, they increase individual incentive to stay at one.
-> Adding appealing images, Airbnb increases expected pleasure/perceived quality and social approval for these non conventional accommodations.