Pepsi’s ‘Oh Yes Abhi’ campaign is a new campaign of Pepsi in India featuring Ranbir Kapoor, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Priyanka Chopra. It captures the new face of young India, which wants to do things right now. This went on air from Feb 1st. This is the first marketing initiative of Pepsi this year & this is created by JWT India. It has been shot in different locations like cricket stadium for Dhoni, crowded mumbai street & others. This concept is of living in the moment. Digital media like facebook, twitter, websites have also been used to promote the campaign.
Bing webmaster guidelines provide guidance on links, SEO, social media, content & others. These can be accessed under the content guidelines section. Technical part covers robots.txt, sitemap, site technology, redirects & others. It calls out to avoid cloaking, link schemes, social media schemes & duplicate content. They have also introduced Bing webmaster webinars covering different topics during Nov to Feb. More information about the webinars can be found here. From an SEO point of view, it covers all the major important issues.404 pages best practices is also included covering no advt, page returns a 404 status code & smart 404 pages.
Search Engine Optimization has become essential to succeed in the online marketplace. It helps drive traffic, leads, increase visibility & revenue to your business. Competition has become very high in the online marketplace & steps should be taken to stand out in the competition. some of the tips in SEO include
1. URL’s should be rich in keywords. This helps ranking in search engines.
2. Website should be simple & easy to navigate. Also there should be forms to get customer info.
3. Use a good linkbuilding strategy.
4. Follow search engine guidelines for search marketing activities.
5. Use analytic tools to find info about the metrics & others.
NY times has a great article on how JC penny ranked for a wide range of words in the top position & the little secrets of search. Google has been policing the Search engine optimization world since it went live. Black hat SEO techniques can be used to gain top rankings. JC penny has ranked for a wide variety of words in Google. Several sites have been linking to JC penny site through a wide variety of keywords. After the issue broke out, rankings of the site has gone down in Google. Also the company has fired its SEO consultant company.
Competitive analysis for SEO is one of the important aspects. It helps understand how the competitors are doing with respect to ranking, keywords, website & others. This helps implement some new strategies for your website. Some of it can be done manually in Google by searching for their website. There are also some tools available which helps in this process. Earlier Alexa was one of the important tools. Now a variety of free & paid tools are there for the analysis. Some of the free tools are 1) Alexa 2) Compete.com 3) Google ad Planner 4) Google Insights 5) Google trends for the website 6) Quantcast. These provide a wealth of information for the SEO purposes. This would help outrank your competitors website.
Image optimization for SEO plays an important role in ranking of the site & also traffic. Some of the important steps in Image optimization are
1) use the Right sized image as it helps load the site faster
2) Use keyword rich alt text.
3) text surrounding the text should be also keyword rich as it helps search engines rank it easily.
4) Also png files should be used. GIF & JPEG takes more time to load & this may affect the ranking.
5) Also try to get links from external sites to the images. This helps in backlinks.
6) Providing a HTML embed code will help spread the images virally.