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Social media marketing may have been misunderstood last year

Social Media Marketing Missed PointExpert smartphone and tablet marketers are wondering if companies missed the point in 2012.

One of the hottest topics in mobile is the crossover of social media marketing content and the SEO practices, with many saying that one simply cannot exist without the contribution of the other.

However, as much as this may sometimes be successfully applied for desktops, mobile may have missed the mark.

According to an Econsultancy publication, SEO and social media marketing content have come together to create a marriage between methodology and technology which currently cannot be broken. There had once been a time in which these were entirely separate thoughts, but that time has long passed.

Unfortunately, many mobile social media marketing campaigns have failed to make this recognition.

This has presented a significant challenge for companies and marketers that have spent the last few years developing strategies that use SEO and social media marketing separately. However, many are saying that it is now vital for those brands to break away from their old habits in order to encourage successes in today’s multichannel marketplace.

According to the data from Econsultancy, 97 percent of online marketers feel that social media marketing on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn can be beneficial to the successes of their companies. This includes everything from nurturing to lead generation. However, all too many of these same individuals are not seeing the connection between the two practices and are therefore failing to experience the full potential of each of those elements.

The report on the site went on to explain that for companies that recognize that the future of search is a combination of social media marketing content and the application of proper SEO techniques, has already arrived. Therefore, those who work to join the early adopters will be able to enjoy a considerable advantage over their competition, who has yet to catch on.

As SEO and social media marketing remain two pathways for driving leads through discovery and for boosting the highly valuable exposure through word of mouth, it is can be considered to be exceptionally important for marketers to see these two practices as a single methodology.

Mobile technology trends to expect from 2013

Mobile Technology 2013 TrendsWith a highly successful year nearly complete, predictions for next year’s smartphones are already being made.

This year, mobile technology brought about tremendous new successes ranging from the sale of the devices themselves, to record marketing spending, and record mcommerce sales.

For this reason, it is only natural that brands and companies attempt to forecast what is to come in 2013.

According to the most recent reports from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), which is a trade association based in Arlington, Virginia, smartphones will account for approximately $37 billion in sales next year. Dealers will have almost 126 million devices shipped to them in 2013. This will represent an increase of 16 percent over 2012.

Tablets will also become an increasingly important form of mobile technology next year.

For those mobile technology devices, sales are expected to reach beyond 105 million units. This represents a figure that is 54 percent greater than that of 2012. It will also lead to a shipment revenue of nearly $36 billion.

The projections have been based on information such as the following, which can help to form an understanding of in mobile technology for 2013:

• 88 percent of mobile technology users check their email on those devices (especially their phones) each day.
• 85 percent of all American adults have some form of cell phone.
• 56 percent of all American adults who own a cell phone also have internet access.
• 53 percent of the owners of cell phones have a smartphone.

According to forecasts from Forbes, the two areas that will see the largest amount of growth in mobile technology include smart cars and digital health (mhealth). The mhealth marketplace is already seeing a rapid explosion of adoption and popularity including areas such as telemedicine, medical records, apps, fitness monitors, and others. This last year alone, it has experienced a growth of 40 percent.

On the other hand, the mobile technology developments in smart cars include developments such as the Google car, for example. These vehicles will be seen in far more events and prototype and product unveilings over the next twelve months.