Digital Marketing Trends
Stop relying on Google
Dont misinterpret this point. Im not saying that Google is not on its way out. After more than a decade of domination, however, it may be on the decline. Up-and-comers like Duck Duck Go arent anywhere near dethroning Google GOOGL -6.11%. What their rise indicates is that consumers want alternatives a choice not to depend on Google if they dont have to.
Marketers should take heed. Google is one basket, but it doesnt deserve all your marketing eggs. Search engine optimization is important, but a searcher can accomplish her goal through more means than just Google.
I advise digital marketers to rely less on Google, and engage more direct forms of interacting with their target market.