Is Your Email Program Ready for Google's New Algorithm?

Google recently announced that it will expand its use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal for search results on mobile devices.  The change will be introduced starting April 21, and will apply to mobile searches in all languages worldwide. And, effective immediately, Google will begin using content from indexed apps (limited to Android only for now) in search results for signed-in users who... Continue »

Twelve Tips for Sending Email to an International Audience

Planning to start sending email to subscribers in countries outside the U.S.?  Here are twelve tips to make sure you are successful. Language:  Establish at the outset the language that you will be using to address your audience.  Will you be sending English-language emails to your international audience, or addressing subscribers in their local language?  This decision varies by country, region... Continue »

Benchmarks: Is One Ever Enough?

The term “benchmark” is derived from the 19th-century practice of marking stones to indicate where “benches,” a type of bracket for mounting land survey equipment, should be placed[1].  Benchmarks allowed land surveyors to locate their equipment in exactly the same place from survey to survey and thereby ensure the accuracy of their work. From those simple origins, benchmarking has become... Continue »