Preface: Global Interconnect, Inc. is a leading medical device and high-end industrial/commercial manufacturer for the world’s largest OEMs, where customized solutions become critical connections. Every week a different member of the GII team writes and produces a “Nutritional Blast” touching on topics related to the world of business, business culture, and industry specific ideas and information in an effort to share knowledge and educate one another. We believe sharing these ideas will generate a more interesting and inspiring conversation!
The beginning of the digital marketing is the “Age of Bots”, which basically means that originally programmers created software robots that would be-able to heighten traffic to websites through basic SEO. The SEO tactic was simple, plug in as many keywords as possible into a webpage or article so search engines would direct traffic to your website. This caused a massive issue, we are all familiar with SPAM, because it meant quantity over quality. These bots over saturated the web by stuffing keywords in bulk, into websites, videos, articles, etc. resulting in spamy links and pop-ups. Basically, user satisfaction was secondary because marketers focused on driving traffic to the website at all costs. Things had to change because user experience was poor.
What formed this change above all is the search engine itself. Search Engines (like Google) went from basic “search and find” to a complete solutions provider and connector. Before when searching in Google it would direct you to the destination with the most resembling keywords (SEO), but there was a heavy bounce rate (when a user goes into a webpage for a few seconds and leaves), which means the page that Google directed you to didn’t meet user standards, basically the page wasn’t up-to-date or didn’t have specific information the user was searching for, causing the user to leave and go somewhere with the information they desired. This created a huge problem because search results didn’t become reliable, so Google began to do its diligence on the results its software would discover for every user search, making the official jump from quantity to quality for marketers.
For e-commerce sites, every item you search for Google monitors using your cookies (search history) to track your tendencies to put the right type of ads, from the right type of companies, at the right time, and in the right geographic location; in front of the user instantaneously so they are more likely to make an action, or purchase. This is called “Google Ads” and it is used by a majority of websites that take in a high volume of traffic per month, like social media platforms, blogs and publications, as well as e-commerce companies that have an item to sell, even medical device companies. The blogs and publications host the advertisements and e-commerce businesses pay for the ads to be in front of the right users, using user’s cookies. This makes targeting your audience a lot easier for marketing and sales purposes. Throw in mobile optimization and things get more complicated, thus more targeted.
Now, the marketplace is as hectic as ever! The last stage Dodson discussed was about SEO in the age of humans. SEO is no longer a set of technical rules because it has become a lot more intricate and extensive. Now good digital marketing requires off-site recognition and on-site optimization, also all keywords and links need to be optimized appropriately for your audience and users desired answers.
Here is Google’s Algorithm Timeline complete with all of the updates it has had since inception: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_Google_Search
About Global Interconnect: GII is a team of engineers providing custom cable and wire solutions based outside of Boston, MA. Founded in 1995 GII has consistent revenue growth supporting some of the world’s leading medical device and high-end industrial companies. You can learn more about our products and solutions by contacting Colin Angle, Digital Marketing Manager, at (508) 563-6306 EXT 122 or by going to our new website: www.GlobalInterconnect.com.