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A/B testing, or split testing, is done to test which forms of content interest customers the most

The Benefits of A/B Testing

In an increasingly difficult world as a business, with customers requiring more and more needs, knowing where you stand with customers is often a mindfield. With split testing of your content, pay-per-click ads, landing pages and other advertising forms, you’re able to test how customers perceive your content and which...

The Rise of Video in Social Media Marketing

TikTok, Reels, YouTube Shorts – what do they all have in common? It seems that short videos are the new norm with popular social media platforms rising to follow the success of TikTok. But how did it come to be? We take a look at the reasons why video is...
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Enhanced Reporting with Google Analytics GA4

Google Analytics is the standard for web analytics globally, with over 30m installations, it is the staple tool for digital marketeers and website owners. 2019 saw Google give Google Analytics v3.0 (also known as Universal Analytics, or UA) a ground up overall with Google Analytics v4 (GA4). This change wasn’t...

Top Tips for Increasing Traffic to Your Blog

You will probably be aware by now that regularly updating a blog on your website, with relevant, authoritative content, is one popular and successful way to boost your SEO performance and therefore get in front of your target audience. But how can you increase traffic to your blog? First of...
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Using good marketing to improve your tone of voice

Why Your Business Needs a Tone of Voice

Building brand recognition and something that is unique to your business and its overall aims gives you a lot more control in terms of success and how customers perceive you. It’s an integral part of presenting how your business will be presented across social media, its website and the content...

Google Speed & SEO – Core Vital Update

In Dec 2018 Google released it’s Light House Update which was a move to review and improve the speed of all websites. It is rare that Google makes updates that force website agencies to implement chargeable updates on their clients websites. Although few and far between the changes are always...
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5 Digital Marketing Tips to Improve Your Online Sales

If you run an eCommerce business (a company that sells goods and/or services online), you may be wondering how you can market your business to increase your sales. It’s certainly important to consider various tactics that can attract new customers and encourage existing customers to return, otherwise your profits will...

How to Maximise Your Content as SEO Changes

Search optimisation is a constantly changing medium, with multiple areas to consider when building your website, producing content and keeping ahead of the latest trends. Maintaining the status quo when you’re trying to run a business and other responsibilities can be difficult to juggle, so how can you maximise the...
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5 Tips for Increasing Website Engagement

In an ideal world, our target customers would easily find us on a Search Engine Results Page (SERP), spend plenty of time browsing our websites and eventually convert. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always go that way and our bounce rates are higher than we’d hoped for, or time spent on our...
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How COVID-19 Will Affect Digital Marketing this Summer

Since the pandemic began in the early part of 2020 a lot of businesses in all shapes and forms have had to adapt. As businesses look to work from home, operate digital workplaces and look to build their business online, it’s fair to say that the digital marketing industry has...

Looking After Your Mental Health When Working from Home

Paying attention to our mental health at work has never been more important. Because of the Coronavirus pandemic many of us have gone from working in a busy office to permanently working in our homes. This has increased feeling of uncertainty, stress and loneliness. Alongside this, many of us are...
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Pros & Cons of Instagram Giveaways

Giveaways are a great way to boost your followers and gain engagement on Instagram. If you spend a lot of time on Instagram then you will have come across many accounts running giveaways to promote new products and increase brand awareness. You may even see giveaways in your feed from...

How to Investigate a Drop in Website Traffic

Everyone who owns or is responsible for a website will have seen traffic declining once or twice, and it can sometimes be a cause for concern. If this has happened to you, try not to panic, as it might not necessarily mean something is wrong. It could be due to...
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5 Tips for Planning Social Media Content

Posting consistent, high quality content is the key to audience growth. But how do you stay on top of your social media strategy? Here are 5 tips for success…

PPC for Non-Profit Organisations

Nowadays, particularly in light of the global pandemic, charities have struggled to appeal for face-to-face donations and have had to adapt to new methods of marketing. Lots of non-profit organisations can actually benefit significantly from PPC marketing. As a non-profit organisation, you may shy away from pay-per-click marketing for the...
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6 Tips for Using Instagram Hashtags

Knowing how to use hashtags effectively will help to expand your Instagram audience. When you use a hashtag, your post will appear in the search results for that hashtag on Instagram. Users can also follow hashtags, which means they could see your post in their feed even if they don’t...

Instagram Engagement – 7 Tips to Success

If you are looking for ways to get your Instagram engagement levels up, here are our 7 tips to success…   Create valuable content Ask yourself… What do your followers need help with? What is it about your business they are most interested in? What is your expert advice? Now...
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3 Tips for Working from Home with Kids

Balancing work and home life during the latest lockdown is taking its toll on parents across the UK. With schools closed, parents are once again trying to juggle home schooling, childcare and their career on a daily basis. To help relieve some of this pressure and ensure you still have...

6 Digital Marketing Tips for 2021

The global pandemic has undeniably had a huge impact on the majority of businesses throughout 2020, whether for better or for worse, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down just yet. So, how does that affect our digital marketing strategies in 2021? While we should always try and harness...
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The benefits of Instagram’s SEO Update

Back in November Instagram announced that it would become more search-friendly and after their recent update you may have noticed a few of these changes. Now, simply by searching a particular keyword in Instagram’s search bar you will discover relevant profiles and posts without the need for hashtags. This is...

Digital Marketing For Schools: Tips for Success

Independent schools are businesses and attracting admissions is as important as an electrician finding clients or a clothes store drawing in customers. Fortunately, there are lots of online marketing methods you can adopt to help you target a specific audience in a measurable way, without relying on traditional strategies like...
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What you need to know about Instagram Guides

Have you heard about Instagram’s new feature?  Guides are a brand new way for users to share helpful content on Instagram. Instagram Guides allows users to share recommendations on various topics in a simple, bite-size format. It is ideal for step-by-step guides, advice, and product recommendations. This hasn’t been rolled...

The Google Page Experience Update

In May 2021, Google will launch their Page Experience Update, meaning user experience will become a Google ranking factor. Essentially, if Google thinks that your website users won’t have a good experience when visiting a particular page of your website, that page will not rank as well as it does...
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Inbound vs. Outbound Marketing

Inbound and outbound marketing don’t necessarily have to be rivals, but it is important to know the difference so that you can tailor your approach to suit your goals. While outbound marketing is more traditional, it can be seen as quite invasive, which is why marketeers are moving to more...
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3 SEO Myths You Should Not Believe

There are a lot of falsehoods being told about SEO which can cause those in the digital world to waste their time, resources and money on activities that will either do nothing to improve SEO or have a detrimental effect. Obviously, this is not good, so I am here to...

3 FREE Digital Marketing Tactics for Small Businesses

An effective digital marketing strategy is crucial when it comes to the success of any small business. Here are three digital marketing tactics that are not only really easy to do yourself, but they are all completely free!
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New Fees for Google Advertisers in UK, Austria and Turkey

A new Digital Services Tax (DST) is being imposed in Europe as part of the Government’s attempt to get big tech giants to pay more to the exchequer. However, Google have decided to pass this tax onto advertisers in the UK, Austria and Turkey, from the 1st of November 20202....

Blogging for your business top tips

A blog can benefit your business in a number of ways. It can show that your company is an expert in your industry and it can help to boost your SEO, potentially generating more traffic to your website. If you are starting a new blog for your business or you...
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Using Data to Determine Your Marketing Strategy and Budgets

What defines successful marketing? This depends on your goals, but it’s usually all about your return on investment (ROI). In other words, is the budget you’re spending on marketing bringing in enough money for you to make a profit? It’s often difficult to determine whether or not a customer has...

Google Light House Speed Update Fixes

In Dec 2018 Google released it’s Light House Update which was a move to review and improve the speed of all websites. It is rare that Google makes updates that force website agencies to implement chargeable updates on their clients’ websites. Although few and far between the changes are always...
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How is COVID-19 Affecting Influencer Marketing?

COVID-19 has had an undeniable impact on many industries, including influencer marketing. For those of you who don’t know, ‘influencer marketing’ is similar to celebrity endorsement in that it involves brands working with people who have the power to sway purchasing decisions because of their authority in the online sphere....

Google Showing “Temporarily Closed” for Schools and Businesses

In response to the global pandemic, Google Search and Maps is displaying whether a school, business or other corporation is temporarily closed. In some cases, for instance when a school is open for children of key workers, this information may not be completely correct. With this in mind,  it’s of...
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3 Trends To Help Plan Your Social Media Strategy

Whether you are putting together a new social media strategy for your business or updating an existing one, it is important to research current trends and successful industry content. Here are three social media trends you should know about in order to create a successful 2020 strategy… Dark Social Social...

Why Your Website Should Not Be Running on HTTP

As well as providing crucial security and data integrity for both your website and the personal information of your users, HTTPS is a requirement for many recent browser features, especially those necessary for advanced web apps. In fact, it is sometimes referred to as “secure HTTP”. Even if your website does...
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Managing Your Online Presence During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The coming days, weeks and even months will test the tenacity and resolve of many companies around the world. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will be unique to each business and even from location to location, but the truth of the matter is that we are far from “business...

5 Tips on Using LinkedIn To Promote Your Business

LinkedIn is a social media channel; however it is not used in quite the same way as the others. LinkedIn is a business focussed channel, so posting funny memes or photos of your pets isn’t the way forward. As a business owner, you should use this platform as a place...
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What Should I Include in my Website Menu?

Why Your Website Menu is Important: The structure of your website’s menu (professionally referred to as the website navigation or even a “sitemap”) will determine how many leads you convert into paying customers. Essentially, if the visitors of your website cannot work out how to navigate your site easily, they...

Google Core Update January 2020

For most of us a new year is the perfect chance for a new beginning. It seems that this year Google has joined in with the #NewYearNewMe resolutions and has already released the first core algorithm update of the year on the 13th January. This broad core update is not...
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The Benefits of A/B Testing
In an increasingly difficult world as a business, with customers requiring more and more needs, knowing where you stand with customers is often a mindfield. With split testing of your content, pay-per-click ads, landing pages and other advertising forms, you’re able to test how customers perceive your content and which...
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Top Tips for Creating Powerful Social Video
There is no escaping the latest TikTok dances and viral sounds of social media. The rise of social video has firmly glued our eyes to our phones. In 2020 it was reported that the average person spent a whopping 100 minutes of their day consuming video content and it comes...
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5 Things to Consider When Building Your Backlink Profile
Building quality backlinks to your website is a huge ranking indicator for Google, so if you want your website to perform well on the Search Engine Results Page (SERP), building up your backlink profile is certainly something you should focus on as part of your SEO strategy. What is a...