Chart: Top Brand Trust Factors

As the wealth gap between affluent Americans and the rest widens, one-third (33%) of American consumers say trusting a brand is important because they are struggling financially and cannot afford to waste any money on a bad purchase.

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Chart: Top Google Ranking Factors

In August of 2019, SparkToro surveyed 1,584 professionals in the field of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to share their opinions on the relative use and merit of various inputs in Google’s ranking systems.

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Chart: Millennials' Changing Relationships With Businesses

Millennials spend about $322.5 billion annually, a strong figure but one that’s less than Baby Boomers and Gen Xers. What may set Millennials apart from those other two cohorts is that they are more apt to let their purchasing dollars speak for them when it comes to a business’ environmental impact or ethical behavior, according to this year’s Global Millennial Survey from Deloitte.

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Chart: Perceptions Of Chatbots & Virtual Assistants

Businesses and consumers are experiencing a gap in perception when it comes to the use of AI. While almost two-thirds (63%) of businesses believe that chatbots and virtual assistants make it easier for customers to get their issues resolved, only one-third (33%) of consumers agree, according to a customer experience benchmark report from NICE inContact.

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Chart: Attitudes Toward Regareting Ads By Age

Generally, Americans have an unfavorable opinion about online targeted advertising. More than half (51%) of US adults believe that targeted advertisements are an inappropriate use of personal data rather than a convenient way to see products they’re interested in, according to more than 3,100 US adults surveyed by YouGov.

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