Jan20 2022
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An Ultimate Guide to Expo 2020 Dubai – Facts & Statistics

Posted by GMI Blogger Posted in Expo

Covid-19 was a major blow to the economies of many countries across the globe. At the same time, Dubai was one of the few cities that stood resilient to suppress the pandemic. While large scale vaccinations are happening globally, many anticipated projects are resuming – Expo 2020 Dubai is one of them.

While the world’s greatest show is about to begin in a couple of weeks, you might be wondering about what exactly lies in store. To help you out, we have created a comprehensive guide to the Dubai Expo 2020.

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Jan14 2022
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Top 15 eCommerce CMS Platforms for Online Businesses in 2022

Posted by GMI Blogger Posted in ecommerce

Did you know that the worldwide eCommerce share of retail sales is expected to reach 21.8% by 2024?

In 2021, the global eCommerce retail sales peaked at 4.89 trillion USD and it is projected to hit a record high of 6.38 trillion dollars in 2024.

The numbers make evident how eCommerce is expanding. As businesses step into the eCommerce world to establish their online presence, understanding eCommerce CMS and different CMS platforms is a prerequisite. This article will act as a comprehensive guide on the topic giving you answers to every question you may have on setting up an eCommerce store. 

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Jan3 2022
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YOUTUBE USER STATISTICS 2022

Posted by GMI Blogger Posted in Infographics, Social Media Marketing

For sharing videos or advertising, there exists no other platform as rewarding as YouTube on the planet now. There has never been a website in the past decade that gives us opportunities to become popular overnight and make money online by just uploading videos.

Video marketing dominates the content marketing industry today. YouTube, the pioneer video sharing platform and the second largest search engine, experienced a 4.9% growth rate in 2021 according to SEMrush statistics. In 2022, the number of YouTube viewers is expected to hit 210 million in the US alone! As videos continue to impress and engage customers, we are anticipating some amazing things from YouTube in 2022. 

Features introduced by the platform in 2021 such as Shorts, Live streaming, Chapters, Premieres and Community Tab encourage content creation and will certainly attract more users. As 2022 has just begun, we are yet to get a complete picture of YouTube user statistics for the year. We will be updating this article in the coming months with the latest information. Meanwhile, check out interesting YouTube user statistics of 2021 below. 

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Jan2 2022
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SAUDI ARABIA POPULATION STATISTICS 2022

Posted by GMI Blogger Posted in Infographics

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is the heart of the Arab and Islamic worlds and is revered as the land of two holy mosques: Mecca and Medina. Mecca, as you know, is a pilgrimage center and where the sacred Kaaba is located. It is a custom among Muslims all over the world to face Kaaba while doing their prayers.  

Saudi Arabia is the largest country in the Middle East and the 18th largest economy in the world. In his Vision 2030 statement, the Crown Prince Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz envisions building Saudi Arabia as an investment powerhouse and a hub connecting the continents of Asia, Europe and Africa.

Thanks to its vibrant economy, the population of KSA continues to grow with the influx of expatriates from across the world. During the period of 2020-21, Saudi Arabia witnessed a population growth rate of 1.59%. As of January 2022, the population of the country is calculated to be 35,627,851 based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data. In the coming months, we will be updating the Saudi Arabia population statistics for 2022 in detail. Meantime, you may find our documentation of population statistics of Saudi Arabia in 2021 below. 

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Jan1 2022
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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES POPULATION STATISTICS 2022

Posted by GMI Blogger Posted in Infographics

The United Arab Emirates has the highest population rate among the Arab countries. The high birth rate and low death rate among nationals, and better life expectancy due to good healthcare services have increased the population of citizens. Further, the ongoing migration of expatriates to the country is significantly contributing to population growth. 

The number of foreigners settling in the UAE has also grown due to the plentiful job opportunities the country offers. Particularly, with Expo 2020 creating a wide scope in the job market, we can expect a more increase in the number of foreigners in 2022. As of January 2022, the population of the United Arab Emirates is 10,069,862 based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data. 

We will be exploring the population statistics of the UAE in detail as 2022 progresses. In the meantime, take a look at the United Arab Emirates population statistics for 2021. 

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Jan1 2022
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15 Best Programming Languages for Web Development in 2022

Posted by GMI Blogger Posted in Website Development

Web development is an evergreen field where opportunities are always plenty. Since its emergence in the early 90s, the development industry has evolved and thrived in various ways and domains. Today, in the 21st century, web development remains one of the most sought-after skills. To begin a career in this domain, mastering web development languages is essential. However, with the various programming languages that exist today, you may get confused about choosing which languages to learn, especially if you are a beginner. 

This article aims to introduce you to the 15 best programming languages for web development in 2022. We will discuss the use cases, features, pros, and cons of each language so that by the end of the blog, you will have a better understanding of different programming languages. 

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Dec28 2021
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All You Need to Know About UAE Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

Posted by GMI Blogger Posted in Expo

November 27, 2013, was a day of joyous celebration across the UAE as the country won the bid to host Expo 2020. From being the first World Expo to be held in the MEASA region to having the highest ever country participation (192) in the history of Expos – Expo 2020 is home to many firsts. 

As the host country, UAE is leaving no stone unturned to curate a stunning event. With an intention to share their inclusive vision, transformative ideas, and pioneering spirit, UAE is creating an experience that would stay unforgettable in the world’s eyes. 

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Dec27 2021
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26 Best Backend and Frontend Web Development Frameworks for 2022

Posted by GMI Blogger Posted in Website Development

The Covid-19 outbreak has forced businesses to go online. Thus in 2021, an online presence is the top priority of every seller. The trend will continue in 2022 as well, and even retailers with highly successful physical stores would be investing in e-commerce services.

The primary requirement to sell online is a website. However, while developing your website, you can get confused about choosing the right framework. You can use any web development framework with unique specialties, which can even confuse experienced developers. At the same time, you should choose the right framework as your website’s functionality and future depend on it. 

To make it easier for you, we have curated a list of the 26 best front-end and backend web development frameworks for 2022.

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Dec26 2021
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23 LATEST WEB DEVELOPMENT TRENDS TO FOLLOW IN 2022

Posted by GMI Blogger Posted in Website Development

Web development is evolving at a breakneck speed every passing year. New website technologies are being discovered regularly as developers explore new ways of innovation. If you are a business owner who uses digital marketing, it’s important to foresee these changes and adapt to them- so that you can keep up with the competition, and attract more customers.

To make it easier for you, we have analyzed the shifts across industries and created an ultimate list of the latest web development trends in 2022.

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Dec24 2021
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11 Best Payment Gateways in the UAE for Your E-commerce Website

Posted by GMI Blogger Posted in Payment gateways

E-commerce is a rapidly growing market in the UAE, especially when the pandemic forced people to shop everything online. In 2021, we saw all kinds of businesses implementing e-commerce. 

With online shopping gaining so much popularity, the demand for safe and robust payment systems are also increasing. Whether you run a small startup or a large company, you should have a reliable payment gateway solution to scale your e-commerce business.

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Dec9 2021
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WHAT IS WEBSITE MAINTENANCE AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

Posted by GMI Blogger Posted in Uncategorized

You have invested a lot of money and time to create a website. But a website is not something that can work on its own. It needs regular maintenance, just like your car. So what is web maintenance? Why is it important? How much does it cost? Let’s find out.

What is Website Maintenance? 

To put it simply, web maintenance is the process of checking your website to ensure it’s performing well and keeping it updated to encourage traffic growth. Website maintenance services have an important role in engaging, attracting and retaining customers.

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Dec8 2021
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An Ultimate Guide to Google Analytics Heat Map / Inpage Analytics

Posted by GMI Blogger Posted in Web Analytics

A Heatmap is a great tool for visualizing complex statistical data and understanding what users do on your website, where they click, how far they scroll, where they spend the majority of the time, what they look at or ignore. The ultimate way to measure how your users interact and make use of your website is through Heatmaps and session replays. Nowadays most websites use Heatmaps to make data sets comprehensible and actionable. Also, there are plenty of Heatmap service providers available in the market.

Let’s dive deep into Heatmap and find how you can get started with it.

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Dec2 2021
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14 BENEFITS OF GOOGLE TAG MANAGER (GTM) YOU MIGHT BE MISSING

Posted by GMI Blogger Posted in Web Analytics

Today, the technology market is exploding with a set of new generation tools that enable anyone to leverage the power of coding without getting involved in its intricacies. Such tools enable creativity, improve efficiency, and empower non-developers working in marketing, sales, etc. to perform their jobs well without having to rely on the IT department. Google Tag Manager is one such tool loaded with benefits that help marketers to manage tracking codes efficiently. 

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Oct21 2021
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LIST OF 27 BEST COUNTRY PAVILIONS AT EXPO 2020 DUBAI

Posted by GMI Blogger Posted in Expo

Since the 1850s, the World Expo has been held every five years, presenting invaluable solutions for some of humanity’s greatest challenges. The Expo 2020 Dubai is considered the most ambitious one yet. It is the first expo in the Middle East and South Asia region and costs a whopping 7 billion dollars. The six-month-long expo is expected to attract more than 23 million visitors. 

The Expo is designed around the theme “Connecting minds, Creating the Future”. The three main categories of the Expo are based on three sub-themes – Mobility, Sustainability, and Opportunity.

Have a look at the top 27 awe-inspiring pavilions in the Expo 2020 Dubai that will redefine the design and architectural world. 

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Sep27 2021
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TOP 9 WEBSITE BUILDER TOOLS USED IN UAE

Posted by GMI Blogger Posted in Website Development

What’s trending in the UAE? Website Builders!

Bootstrapping a business entails certain challenges that you may not be able to overcome initially. These tools are meant for that special phase of yours. Without any professional help, you’ll be able to set up a simple website for your start-up. Here you’ll see a brief review of the top nine website builder tools popular in Dubai – a place where web design services are gaining ground.

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Oct4 2020

Why Is Google Analytics The Favourite Web Analytics Platform In The UAE?

Posted by GMI Blogger Posted in Web Analytics

Right from the top news portals in the UAE, from Dubai to Abu Dhabi use Google Analytics. Check out Albayan.ae, GulfNews.com, Alittihad.ae, TheNational.ae. Corporates like MAF, Al Tayer, MAF Properties, Emmar, Nakheel use Google Analytics. UAE’s very own e-commerce portal Noon.com is also on Google Analytics.

Analytics tools have multiplied in numbers in recent years, thanks to the data explosion. From Adobe Analytics to Kissmetrics, SEMRush and Wix Analytics, the list is growing, making it rather difficult for companies to find one that fits their marketing needs.

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Jun23 2016

5 Snapchat Tricks You Might Have Missed

Posted by GMI Blogger Posted in Uncategorized

Snapchat is the hot new kid on the social media scene, and it’s taking on Facebook and Instagram in the competition for mind space.

Snapchat is primarily a photo sharing app, but they have recently pushed out updates that make sharing through chat more fun. Even if you have updated to the latest version, some of these features are not immediately visible, and chances are you might have missed it.

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Feb17 2017

A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE FOR TRACKING OFFLINE SALES IN GOOGLE ANALYTICS

Posted by GMI Blogger Posted in Web Analytics

Most of your important offline customer interactions happen at the store, over the phone, through e-mail communications or possibly even at an event kiosk. With the marketing teams becoming more and more digitally savvy and depending on a single platform for their data needs, it becomes even more imperative to link all your data to a single platform. If Google Analytics is your primary web analytics solution on the website then you are in luck, as Google Analytics provides some amazing options to link all your offline data to its online companions.

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May17 2017

Measure The Result Of Your Facebook Ads

Posted by GMI Blogger Posted in Social Media Marketing

In this article we’ll talk about what you can measure about your Facebook campaigns, which will not only help you take better decisions but also leverage Facebook for better targeting. The previous article on Facebook Pixel gave an overview about the pixel code, what it is and about its benefits. You also learnt about why Facebook Pixel is important for your online marketing efforts.

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Apr14 2016

UNDERSTANDING OUR TARGET AUDIENCE

Posted by GMI Blogger Posted in Uncategorized

With more brands experimenting, believing & advocating the digital medium, the need to understand the digital consumer is ever so high. Today the consumer has more power, more information and choice than ever before. This makes decision making a complex affair for the consumer.

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