The Amazon rainforest could disappear within our lifetime

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When ecosystems reach a tipping point, they can deteriorate rapidly and suddenly. The Amazon rainforest—the world’s largest rainforest, covering more than three million square miles—has been under threat from deforestation and exploitation for decades. But scientists now think that the damage done to the forest could be fundamental. A new study looks at how quickly the largest ecosystems in the world could be lost after they reach critical tipping points. The larger the ecosystem, they found, the faster it can change. And the Amazon could reach that tipping point and disappear within 50 years. Read Full Story

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The 5 Best Amazon Marketing Companies of 2020

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Amazon continues to dominate as the world’s largest e-commerce site. They already have an existing pool of active users and billions in revenue to plug your store into and start making sales. But as you’ll expect, millions of other store owners are also fighting for a piece of Amazon’s customers. So, with over 2.5 million sellers and more than 353 million different products to contend with, how do you rise above the noise and get your store found? You need excellent marketing strategies unique to Amazon’s marketplace. And that’s where the top Amazon marketing companies come in. From setting up your store properly, optimizing the content of your product descriptions for target keywords to PPC, email marketing and others, you’ll need it all. What Amazon marketing companies can you trust? You’ll find the answer to that question and more in this guide. The 5 Top Amazon Marketing Companies in The …

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A Quick Guide to Using Keywords for Better Amazon SEO

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As the world’s largest e-commerce store , Amazon is a platform sellers can’t afford to ignore. But on a website selling over 12 million items , how do you help your products stand out from the crowd with Amazon SEO? It’s easier than it sounds. Why? Because Amazon isn’t just an e-commerce platform. It’s a search engine with its very own algorithm, A9 . A Short Introduction to Amazon SEO Just like other search engines, you can use SEO techniques to boost product rankings. You use certain phrases to boost your discoverability in organic searches, which can increase sales with Amazon . Here are other ways Amazon acts like a search engine: Customers type queries into the search box. The Amazon algorithm presents what it thinks are the most relevant results. If the results are good, customers won’t go past the first page. Why? Because they’ve found what they’re looking …

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The Amazon rain forest is near a survival tipping point

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Global warming and deforestation are combining to dry out rain forests, which could start an unstoppable cycle that turns them to grasslands. The Amazon rain forest, like other tropical forests, depends on rain to survive: Once rainfall drops to a certain level, the forest can dry out, burn, and start to turn into a savannah. A new study suggests that a huge swath of the Amazon forest—around 40%—is already at the point where that transition is at risk of happening. Read Full Story

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How to Use Paid Ads to Market to Pet Owners Effectively

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American pet owners are some of the biggest spenders online , pet food and pet supplies being second only to vitamins for e-commerce. Online spending for this $70 billion industry is growing year over year. In fact, direct-to-consumer (DTC) pet brands have exploded in popularity: Over five years, the online pet product sellers saw a compound annual growth rate of 24 percent . From special-diet foods to raincoats for dogs, desirable pet products can be very specific. Paid ads on search and social let you bid on relevant keywords to hyper-target an audience that perfectly fits your brand. In this article, I’ll give you nine ways to use paid ads you could effectively market to pet owners. 9 Ways to Target Pet Owners Using Paid Ads Downtown Pet Supply, an Illinois-based company that makes its own products and sells them both online and in their store, wanted to improve its …

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How to Choose The Right Amazon Marketing Agency

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Choosing the right Amazon marketing agency can be the difference between becoming a thriving seller on Amazon or one that flops. Do you know why I say so? A pool of more than 2.5 million sellers fights for the attention of Amazon’s customers. Out of this, only 10% generate annual sales of more than $100,000. Only a few sellers make a great income on the platform. Are you a seller struggling to attract buyers on Amazon? Would you like to increase your store’s reach and drive more revenues? By partnering with a top Amazon marketing agency, you can improve the visibility of your store, reach more buyers, and drive sales. Below, you’ll find my recommended steps on how to choose a top Amazon marketing company to grow your store business on the platform. Know Your Goals and Desired Outcomes A marketing agency won’t re-invent your store on Amazon. They’ll work …

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The Key to Successful Amazon Ads

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In one 36-hour period, Amazon sold 100 million products . Chances are, Amazon ads spurred some of those sales. Amazon ads allow companies to pop to the top of search results. You reap a return on your investment in the form of enhanced sales and potential customer loyalty. Amazon, in return, makes a profit on ad sales (to the tune of $3 billion in some years). Creativity, including visual pizazz, is critical in the Amazon marketplace. Killer keyword strategies matter too. I’ll walk you through Amazon ad setup best practices, so you’ll know just what to do to get your products flying off the shelves. Why Your Business Should Use Amazon Ads The average user spends less than 10 minutes on Amazon. If your product is buried low in search results, no one will see it. People simply don’t have the time to read every product description or check out …

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Why ecommerce marketers should look beyond Facebook & Google this holiday season

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30-second summary: COVID has triggered a massive spike in digital shopping, especially on mobile. Pursuing customers exclusively via Facebook & Google ignores the larger opportunity. Consolidated competition in walled gardens correlates to reduced returns for all. OpenRTB technologies provide a powerful programmatic alternative. The window of programmatic first-mover advantage is closing. For ecommerce marketers, the 2020 holiday shopping season represents an unprecedented opportunity. COVID-19 has hurled us five years into the future in terms of addressable market size, and giants like Amazon have doubled their profits . The industry at large is expected to grow by at least 20% before the end of the year, with much of that growth attributed to mobile shoppers . On the other hand, high unemployment, presidential election dynamics and a growing national debt could lead to a shorter, flatter, myopic holiday shopping season in the United States, traditionally a tentpole market. This confluence of …

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What is a Retail Media Network?

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The marketing and advertising industry is a fast-paced industry. With technology evolving rapidly, people have found it more convenient to do their shopping and other transactions online. With digital interactions overtaking in-person activities, this shift in people’s lifestyles means one thing for businesses — they need to pivot fast. Failure to do so can only lead to losing customers. Enter retail media networks. What is a Retail Media Network? With more and more people shopping online, retail media just makes sense. But what exactly is a retail media network? A retail media network is when retailers set up an advertising platform on their website, app, or other digital platforms within their network. This allows the store, and other brands, to advertise to customers on sites like CVS or Walgreens. It’s a form of in-store advertising in a digital format. Here’s an example from CVS’s homepage. Notice the “sponsored” tag in …

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When will we know the Amazon union vote results?

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The outcome of a unionization vote in Alabama could have historic implications for the e-commerce giant. It could also be a massive win for workers’ rights. Yesterday was the last day for Amazon workers at the Bessemer, Alabama, fulfillment facility to vote on whether they should unionize and be represented by the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU). The outcome of that vote could have historic implications for the world’s largest e-commerce retailer. If successful, the Bessemer outcome could lead to other Amazon fulfillment centers voting to unionize as well, giving workers greater collective bargaining rights with the company. Read Full Story

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How to Find and Grow Your Amazon Sales Rank

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Are you a seller on Amazon? If so, you need to understand the importance of your Amazon sales rank and how it can help (or harm) your business. What is Amazon Sales Rank? Amazon sales rank (also known as best sellers rank or BSR) is a numerical score representing an item’s popularity in both its overall category and respective subcategories. What does that mean? Let’s look at Jenga’s performance . While Jenga scored position three in the overall category of Toys & Games, it earned the number one rank in Stacking Games. With this level of visibility into performance, sellers can view performance on multiple levels. Amazon sales rank can range from one to over a million, with lower scores indicating superior rank. The metric is calculated hourly using the number of recent sales, as well as historical sales in relation to other products in the same category. Wondering how …

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