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What Is Digital? – Part 2

In the first installment of this series, we explored the definitions of “digital” preferred by Perficient clients and other digital professionals. This episode continues our exploration into the nature of digital. We’ll look at the business benefits expected of digital, innovations associated with it, and attitudinal trends shaping investments in digital. Digital by Association In […]

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What Is Digital? – Part 1

When you hear “digital,” what comes to mind? A smartphone? Your Twitter feed? Maybe this morning’s Peloton session you absolutely crushed? Or perhaps it’s live-editing a Google document with teammates in multiple time zones. Or using AI to coax meaning out of data that not long ago you thought to be worthless. Digital can be […]

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Perficient Listed as Mid-Size-Consultancy in Adobe Implementation Service Providers Report

Adobe is a top digital experience platform with a suite of solutions to enhance brands’ customer experience. To utilize its full breadth and complexity of components, Adobe partners offer unique capabilities and insight, along with certified Adobe experts. This is where Perficient excels as a digital consultancy with more than eight years of Adobe partnership […]

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Rating the Smarts of the Personal Assistants – 2019 Edition

We are pleased to present the 2019 update to our Digital Personal Assistants accuracy study. In this latest edition of the study, we tested 4,999 queries on seven different devices: • Alexa • Echo Show • Cortana • Google Assistant on Google Home • Google Assistant on Google Home Hub • Google Assistant on a […]

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5 Steps to Creating Customer Journeys & Personas

Marketing and sales teams often grow into silos. And although both are working toward the same goal, they have a lack of shared knowledge about where – and how – they can fit together based on customer activity. Unfortunately, there isn’t a one-stop-shop for reference when creating marketing experiences, measuring engagement and integrating sales efforts […]

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How to Use Research & Personas for Personalized Marketing

Personalization, by definition, should not be a “one-size-fits-all” effort. It’s a customer-driven approach that can dramatically improve marketing results by leveraging user data, customer insights and strategic knowledge of a customer journey. Most importantly, it can build trust between customers and brands, as well as increase B2B sales by reaching current or prospective customers through […]

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Mobile vs Desktop Traffic in 2019

This is the latest edition of our study on the state of the mobile web. This update demonstrates the growth of the mobile web last year (2018) versus the desktop. I’ll also compare the latest data to usage levels in 2016 and 2017. The stats in this and our prior studies were pulled from SimilarWeb and reflect U.S. […]

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31 Must Know Voice Usage Trends for 2019

For the third year in a row, we asked over 1,000 people (1,719 this year) how they use voice, when they use voice, and why. If you’re looking to get a snapshot of how voice is used by people today, then you’ve found it.

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Does AMP Improve Rankings, Engagement, and Conversion?

Studies show that AMP drives more revenue and positive ROI. This includes prior analysis done by Perficient Digital (now Perficient Digital) as shown in our canonical guide to AMP. In addition, a Forrester economic-impact study outlines how greater page-load speed increases conversions, traffic and pages per visit. There’s a lot of positive, individual-use cases for […]

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Links as a Ranking Factor – Still Going Strong

In our fourth study of the power of links for ranking, using data extracted in August 2018, we draw on the largest dataset yet: over 27,000 search queries. The big result: links remain a strongly correlated predicter of ranking. The complete study also provides comparisons based on the original 6000-query set and the updated 16,000 query set. In both cases the strong correlation holds. The current study also shows a strong link correlation for both commercial and informational queries, with the correlation for informational queries slightly stronger…. Read More >

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2018 Data on Featured Snippets and the Knowledge Graph

We’ve been tracking Google’s Featured Snippets in search for several years now. In this study we look at almost 1.5 million queries most likely to qualify for a Featured Snippet to see how the search feature has changed over time. Are Featured Snippet appearing in search more or less often? Are there significant differences between mobile and desktop? For the answers to these and more, click through to the study!… Read More >

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Featured Snippets Resource Center

Featured Snippets in search have the potential to jump you above the number one organic result, and without link building or some of the other arduous tasks of traditional SEO. But that doesn’t mean they’re easy to get or keep! This resource center is your one-stop hub for everything you need to know about Featured […]

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Why is Google Investing in Featured Snippets?

This post is a part of our Featured Snippet Resource Center, feel free to explore more Featured Snippets information at Featured Snippet Resouce Center Here is what Danny Sullivan of Google said in January 2018 about why they are investing in featured snippets: We display featured snippets in search when we believe this format will […]

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Featured Snippet Churn Documented: What it Means for Your SEO Strategy

If you’re in the search industry, you’ve likely noticed featured snippets where the site used as the source of the information changes over time. It’s clear that Google is going through some type of optimization process designed to improve the overall results. In our latest study, we examine the general stability of Google’s featured snippet […]

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Featured Snippet Churn Documented: What it Means for Your SEO Strategy

If you’re in the search industry, you’ve likely noticed featured snippets where the site used as the source of the information changes over time. It’s clear that Google is going through some type of optimization process designed to improve the overall results. In our latest study, we examine the general stability of Google’s featured snippet […]

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See Our 2018 Study of Mobile vs Desktop Usage

Latest update May 1, 2018 — This is the latest edition of our study on the state of the mobile web. In this study I’ll show you the level of usage of the mobile web last year (2017) as compared to desktop, and how 2017’s usage level compares to 2016. The stats in this and […]

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Read Our 2018 Digital Personal Assistants Study

In 2017 we asked nearly 5000 questions to several of the leading digital personal assistants to see which was best at answering simple, factual questions. Now in 2018 we’ve done it again, asking those questions to the following: Alexa Cortana Invoke Google Assistant on Google Home Google Assistant on a Smartphone Siri Find out how […]

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How Much Does Google Index Twitter in 2018?

We’ve been tracking Twitter’s integration into the Google search results since 2014, and today I’m publishing the fifth of our studies on the topic. The TL;DR of today’s results is that Google’s indexation of Twitter is at the lowest level ever. Read on for the details! For reference, here are links to the prior versions […]

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Mobile Voice Usage Trends 2018

How comfortable are real people with using voice commands with their devices? We wanted to know, so for the second year in a row, we asked over 1,000 people how they use voice, when they use voice, and why. If you’re looking to get a snapshot of how voice is used by people today, then […]

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The Most Linked Content of 2017

What was the most-linked-to content marketing content on the web in 2017? Read on, and I’ll provide an overview of the top pieces of content in 2017 to date, along with an analysis of what it means for your content marketing strategies. The analysis includes 1021 pieces of content, all of which were shown to […]

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