How Digital Marketing Will Change in 2020 (You’re Not Going to Like It)

How Digital Marketing Will Change in 2020 (You're Not Going to Like It) | Everything's changing in 2020. According to Comscore, half the searches in 2020 will be voice search. Facebook reach, continually going down. Instagram reach, LinkedIn reach, all starting to go down as well. Stories, everyone's doing stories. Going live, everyone has live now. Today, I'm going to break down how digital marketing will change in 2020, and what you should do.

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The first trend I have for you, video reach will dramatically drop.

Everyone has figured out that video is an amazing form to connect with people, which is why everyone's doing it. So the solution, multicast, right? Even though everyone's doing video, that's fine, you can't do much about that, but what you can do is create more videos my focusing on just creating one video that works for all platforms.

So when you're doing the videos and you go live, you'll also notice that you'll get more engagement, and because you're live, they want to push it out, compete with the TV channels, right? Facebook even has contracts with some of the sports networks, same with like the YouTubes of the world.

So what they're doing is when you go live, because they want to compete with television, they're going to push it out to all your subscribers, everyone on their platform, and if you engage with them, you'll get way more reach, and then when you release recorded videos that aren't live, you'll notice that they'll get more love and more spread because you've been doing live videos at least once a month.

Trend number two, bite-sized educational interactive content is rising really fast. So, if you look at things like infographics, infographics are a really long visual where you just keep scrolling and scrolling and scrolling, and it ends up breaking down what that subject is all about.

A good example of this is my Instagram page. You'll notice that I have pictures that'll teach you how to do things like get more traffic on YouTube or Instagram, and you just keep swiping right, and in each image, I give you a one sentence overview of what you can do to maximize your traffic.

And that example that I'm using on Instagram, works extremely well. It works so well that each of those images get roughly 50% shares.

The third trend I have for you, search traffic will decrease dramatically on mobile.

On mobile devices these days, there's more search snippets that are appearing and appearing. This is going to cause your mobile traffic to decrease.

So what I want you to do is use structured markup on your site, which will help you get the rich snippets, which will help you get more voice search traffic, which will help combat the decreasing mobile organic traffic.

The fourth trend, Google will keep doing a consolidation in different markets. So, right now, Google is going head-to-head with Amazon. There's now a Buy Now on Google button. You can buy without even going to the e-commerce site.

Google's going to be testing out more of these things to keep people on Google and making a purchase. Well don't think of this as a bad thing; you could actually adapt to Google's changes and generate more sales and traffic and leads.

For example, with some of the programs that they're testing out, you can actually even generate a lead on Google without driving people back to your site. Let's say you're in the mortgage industry.

You can actually generate a lead on Google. The same goes with buying on Google with e-commerce stores.

You can sell your products directly on Google without people having to go to your website, which can also increase your revenue as well. Now, this is important because according to Jumpshot, 49% of all searches performed on Google result in no click.

Trend five, influencer marketing budgets will decrease.

Right now, social engagement is continually going down. According to analytics firm, InfluencerDB, it was revealed that influencer engagement rates are nearing all time lows.

So the way you want to combat this is, don't pay influencers as much money, but find more and more influencers, and go after quantity. This will help you still generate good sales from influencer marketing.

The sixth trend, social media stories won't be as popular and as easy to win on. See, everyone's doing stories these days. People even unfollow stories they don't care to engage with.

Trend number seven, shoppable experiences will get more and more adaptive.

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    29 Responses to How Digital Marketing Will Change in 2020 (You’re Not Going to Like It)

    1. Rajat Agnihotri December 30, 2019 at 3:06 pm #

      How much time it take to grow in a a competitive niche like blogging and seo

      • A B December 30, 2019 at 4:59 pm #

        Blogging is dead

      • Rashida Pitter December 30, 2019 at 8:41 pm #

        @A B how so?

      • T Stamps December 30, 2019 at 9:18 pm #

        It really depends. I’ve heard bloggers like Creat N Go go from 0-100k in 1 year and others like Income School that only teach SEO blogs that make 0-5k/month in 24 months. It’s much more complex to rank a blog in a competitive niche because there are so many blogs that have authority and to compete you have to devote a lot of time and energy to creating content, funnels, google ads remarketing, email marketing, social media management, paid Facebook ads and more. You almost have to become the jack of all trades in the beginning before you even see any real income from a blog, which is why so many QUIT! The only real success in anything in life is good old fashion Hard Work but with a purpose, not get rich quick because nothing gets you rich quick unless you inherit a large sum of money or win the lottery. Hard work or go home is the reality that many people don’t want to swallow including myself sometimes.

      • Neil Patel December 31, 2019 at 6:48 pm #

        It can take a while! At least a few months to see traction if you’re working consistently

    2. Surya Karigar December 30, 2019 at 3:40 pm #

      Google is using its own voice search analytics I think. It’s gonna help Google a lot to make more sales directly.

      • Neil Patel December 31, 2019 at 6:54 pm #

        I wouldn’t be surprised!

    3. Yolanda Esther Lopez December 30, 2019 at 3:58 pm #

      Thank you, wonderful content, i am learning a LOT!

      • Neil Patel December 31, 2019 at 6:54 pm #

        That’s what I like to hear 🙂

    4. Fixing Tiny Tedious Things! December 30, 2019 at 4:02 pm #

      Spot on about mobile search queries, already experiencing that

      • Neil Patel December 31, 2019 at 6:55 pm #

        It’s the truth!

    5. Rick Harold December 30, 2019 at 4:40 pm #

      Awesome thanks for the info! Happy new year!

      • Neil Patel December 31, 2019 at 6:56 pm #

        Happy New Year 🙂

    6. Flanky Flanked • 14 years ago December 30, 2019 at 4:50 pm #

      For this dude Internet will be dead by 2030.

      • A B December 30, 2019 at 4:58 pm #

        Yes, AI will rule the world!

      • Neil Patel December 31, 2019 at 6:56 pm #

        It should be interesting to see where things go from here 🙂 I’m excited!

    7. solarababa Csp December 30, 2019 at 4:57 pm #

      How can I put my products on Google such that my Lead / customers buy directly from Google

      • Neil Patel December 31, 2019 at 6:57 pm #

        I believe you have to submit your products to Google

      • solarababa Csp December 31, 2019 at 7:09 pm #

        @Neil Patel thank you

    8. Promothash Boruah December 30, 2019 at 5:31 pm #

      Hey Friend, you’re the best ♥️. Nobody shares secrets like you.

      • Neil Patel December 31, 2019 at 6:59 pm #

        I do it for you all 🙂

    9. Janet Denison December 30, 2019 at 6:57 pm #

      Can you give us more information about enabling people to buy your products on Google? Thanks for this video and everything you do (including replying to comments!)

    10. Pramod Chamling Rai December 30, 2019 at 8:23 pm #

      I learnt much more from you. I am always confused with two terms on Seo. How to do Seo on product and how to do Seo about post ?

    11. mssoffto Learn Digital Marketing December 30, 2019 at 9:02 pm #

      Amazing video mr perfect Thank you for sharing this knowledge

    12. TheLegendaryDuelist December 30, 2019 at 9:10 pm #

      In summary: everything is going to be less effective and valuable

    13. SUNIL KUMAR December 30, 2019 at 11:01 pm #

      Everytime I watch your video, I learn something new. Kindly make a plan for bloggers for 2020, if possible.

    14. Projects Rewritten December 31, 2019 at 1:44 am #

      I Love this guy ❤️

    15. Benjamin Fairbourne December 31, 2019 at 2:37 am #

      In 2020: money follows attention so get more attention!!!!

    16. Postposterous December 31, 2019 at 3:46 am #

      I love what you’re about here! You’ve got a good aesthetic here – taking notes!!

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