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3 Tips for Writing Your Instagram Business Bio

Your Instagram business bio is your chance to explain who you are and what you do. It should also show your brand’s personality and inspire people to follow you. Your bio is the first thing that people see when they visit an Instagram account, so you need to get creative...

Where Else Can I Advertise?

When people think of doing paid advertising, their first thought is often Google but we want to explore other avenues for our advertising efforts. It is no secret that the Market Share of Google has been dropping, on the whole, since May 2015. The image below, provided by www.statista.com indicates...
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How to Keep Track of Your Competitors’ Popularity

In this post we are going to explain how you can uncover which brands and products are most popular and whether they are trending up or down so we can keep a close eye on our competitors. On the 16th of October, Google released a new version of their Shopping...
Instagram

How to use Instagram Nametags for Your Business

    Instagram Nametags are an easy way for people to find you on Instagram. They are designed to be scanned quickly, and easily take people to your profile or allow them to follow you. If you are a business trying to grow your Instagram audience, using your nametag should...

SEO Updates in Time for Christmas

As much as we try and avoid talking about it, the holiday season is rapidly approaching. This is a busy time for everyone, and a chance for eCommerce websites in particular to significantly boost their profits. However, you’ll be up against some stiff competition so you may have to up...
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Do I need to pay for Google Maps? Google Maps Platform Pricing

A lot of us received an email from Google yesterday about the ‘upcoming changes to your Google Maps Platform account’. This relates to the changes that Google announced in 2016. From 29th November 2018 Google will begin to bill all usage for Elevation, Directions, Distance Matrix, Geocoding and Places according...

Should I Bid On My Own Brand?

Many advertisers have definitely bought into the practice of bidding on search terms that include a brand name, but often we will see clients question the validity of this. They ask, and fairly so, what’s the point if I’m going to show up anyway? That is the question as Paid...
PPC Bidding

How to Plan a Successful Live Q&A Event Using Social Media

Running a live Q&A event is a great way to engage with your audience and be seen as an expert in your industry. If you would like to know how to use your company’s social media channels to answer questions from your customers and followers, then we’ve put together a...

5 Ways to Improve Instagram Engagement

Working towards improving your Instagram engagement can help you reach a wider audience and stay in the forefront of people’s minds. However, improving engagement can often be quite the challenge, particularly if you don’t have all the latest tricks up your sleeve. Don’t worry though; we’re here to help, so...
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A/B Testing

A/B Testing For PPC

Pay Per Click advertising is often a crucial channel towards an online marketing campaign and in turn, can be one of the most expensive. Because of this, it becomes vital to keep testing your ads to make sure you are getting the most return on your spend, and not leaving...

Why is Internal Linking Good for SEO?

Link building is one of the bigger tasks required for search ranking and traffic success. In fact, if you can master the art of building high-quality backlinks, you are sure to rise above your competition in the search results. So, most people in the industry are aware of external link,...
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How to Use LinkedIn for Your Business

So you have set up your LinkedIn Company page and now you want to get noticed…? We’ve put together these simple LinkedIn tips & tricks to help your business stand out and attract new connections… LinkedIn is a great platform to be seen as an expert in your industry. Using...

What Makes a Perfect Landing Page?

A first-class landing page is one of the foundations of successful digital marketing. For those of you who don’t know what a landing page is, it’s the page your website visitors arrive on after clicking a link, such as a Google text ad or a link in an email. Marketers...
Instagram Live

How to use Instagram Live for your Business

Instagram Live is a fantastic tool that your business can use to engage with your audience in real time using live videos. It’s perfect for showcasing your products, announcing news and broadcasting company events. Why should your business go live on Instagram? Every time you go live on Instagram, a...

How to Write the Perfect Instagram Caption

Any social marketeer will understand the struggle when it comes to Instagram. After their algorithm changes, profiles that already have high engagement are the ones being displayed more often. That means those of us starting from the bottom are struggling to see much of an improvement. Simply put, the more...
page speed

Google is Urging for Faster Page Speed on Mobile

Page speed has been a huge aspect of SEO for desktop searches for nearly a decade but, until recent updates, it hasn’t been as important for mobile. Last month (July 2018) the Speed Update was rolled out as part of Google’s continuing effort to ensure mobile users have just as...

How to Plan a Blog Post

Writing good quality content that is both optimised for search and compelling for the reader can, at times, feel like a quite the challenge. The trick is to invest some time into planning so that you are fully prepared before you start typing. As a result, you’ll notice your writing...

3 Pro Tips for Keyword Research

Today we are going to give you three top tips for getting the best out of your keyword research. These are tricks that we use to help us find you the best keyword for your business that can be done by anyone. Google Keyword Planner: This is usually where most...

What to Know About Google’s August Algorithm Update

On the 1st of August 2018, Google introduced a core search algorithm update, which targets broad searches around the world and is now fully rolled out.  Despite being the third algorithm update of the year so far, August 1 has been labelled the biggest update since Penguin back in 2012....

HOW TO OPTIMISE YOUR SITE FOR THE FUTURE OF VOICE SEARCH

Voice search is on the rise; and is now being used all over the world. Thanks to voice assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Home, you can answer questions and control your devices without lifting a finger. If you haven’t incorporated voice search into your overall SEO strategy, then you...

5 Easy-to-use Video Tools for Your Social Media Marketing

If you are looking for affordable and simple DIY video tools to improve your social media content, then this is the blog for you! Listed below you will find five easy-to-use video tools for all of your social media marketing needs… Ripl Ripl lets you create short animated videos using...

7 Steps to Optimise Your Pinterest Account for SEO

Pinterest is a great way to get your products shared and even purchased, but to ensure your business is easily found, means carefully optimising your Pinterest account for SEO. With Pinterest boards appearing in search engines like Google, many business owners are taking advantage of the opportunity, and you can...

Google 2018 Update: How to get your new Google Map API Key

A new update means that Google has changed the way they provide their Geo-Map services to all websites globally. All websites using the Google Map service now require its own distinct account code, registered to the site owner (i.e. the school, business or charity). Unfortunately, this policy change is out...
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3 Top Tips for Choosing the Perfect Business Domain Name

Making a great first impression starts with the name of your brand. It has to be something that catches people’s attention and is memorable. Your name in the online world is just as important as offline, so it’s extremely important to do your homework and make a choice that you’re...

How to Increase Views on Your Business Blog

Blogging is a fantastic tool for businesses to draw potential clients to their websites. However, it can feel quite deflating investing time into a blog post that you’re proud of, only for no-one to read it. Don’t worry; we all know how it feels! In fact, getting traffic to a...

How to Improve Your Domain Authority

Google uses a variety of factors to determine the ranking of a website; regular quality content, image alt tags and meta data, to name but a few. Another factor, which you may not have heard of, is your Domain Authority (DA), which we will explore in detail throughout this article...

New Shopping Feature for Instagram Stories

Instagram is now allowing a select number of e-commerce brands to add a new shopping bag feature to their Instagram Stories. This feature will display more images and include more details about the product, including a description and pricing information. Instagram reports 300 million people are using Instagram Stories daily,...

Google Decreases the Length of Meta Descriptions

Google has confirmed that it has decreased the length of search snippets. Danny Sullivan of Google tweeted: “Our search snippets are now shorter on average than in recent weeks, though slightly longer than before a change we made last December. There is no fixed length for snippets. Length varies based...

How to Optimise Content for the Google Featured Snippet Box

The Google Featured Snippet Box, which allows increased brand exposure, has significantly altered the way in which SERPs are being presented. Despite the fact that many SEO experts were initially quite concerned that Featured Snippets would reduce the click-through-rate, they have fortunately had the opposite effect. The question is; what do...
GDPR for businesses

A Quick Guide to GDPR for Businesses

GDPR is the biggest change to data privacy and processing in the last 20 years, and will be coming into force on the 25th May this year. It is essential that your business is ready and compliant by this date, or you risk fines of up to 20 million euros...

GDPR for Schools – Are You Ready?

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on the 25th May this year – your school will need to be ready to comply with this new regulation by this date, or risk significant fines. What is GDPR? In short, GDPR is a piece of legislation that aims...
GDPR for Schools
Christmas

5 Top Tips for a Successful Marketing Campaign This Christmas

If you run a business, there’s no better time than Christmas to take advantage of the countless marketing opportunities on offer. There is plenty of scope for retailers to capitalise on the goodwill of their consumers, who are much more responsive to a larger volume of emails and whose spirits...

5 Things Digital Marketers Should Do Before Black Friday

With less than three weeks to go before Black Friday on the 25th of November, we’re sure your preparation and marketing efforts are well underway. However, with the weight of the upcoming holiday season pressing down on retailers and marketers all around the world, it can be easy to overlook...
SSL Deadline Announced

Google to Announce ‘Not Secure’ Forms from October 17

Google have been encouraging webmasters to add SSL/HTTPS to their sites for the last 3 years, even offering SEO benefits to people who adopt the 2048-bit key certificates on their sites. Most recently, Google have sent out email notifications via Search Console (previously Webmaster Tools) to let site owners know...

Voice Search Makes Position 0 Even More Important

Hot spots in SEO are always fought over – previously position 1 got the majority of clicks with around 30% of visitors relying on the top spot alone. More recently, position 0 was the most coveted, offering the most exposure for your content and even doubling organic traffic. But AI...
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social media complaints

How to Handle Negative Comments on Social Media in 2017

This is something business owners fear most – a complaint isn’t dealt with, the customer tweets about it, then suddenly it spirals out of control and your business’ reputation is tarnished with people who had never even heard of you before. The truth is, while most businesses are concerned about...

Why Have My Rankings Dropped? Diagnosing Your SEO Problem

Losing rankings isn’t just disheartening – it can have a huge impact on your business and profits if you rely on organic traffic for sales. Unfortunately, a lot of businesses experience a sudden and dramatic change in rankings and don’t always know how to find the reason behind it. This...
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hiring a digital agency

How to Hire an SEO Agency, According to Google

Google have released a video with their official advice on how to hire a SEO. The 11-minute talk goes over the basics, including how to tell whether the SEO agency you’re speaking to is legitimate, how to hire an agency, and how to make sure that you actually see improvements....

How to Make the Most of Your Digital Marketing Agency

Working with a digital agency can make a huge difference to any business, from opening up new channels to reach potential customers to drastically decreasing the cost per acquisition online. However, it is important to properly manage your relationship to ensure that you get the most out of your agency...
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3 Tips for Writing Your Instagram Business Bio
Your Instagram business bio is your chance to explain who you are and what you do. It should also show your brand’s personality and inspire people to follow you. Your bio is the first thing that people see when they visit an Instagram account, so you need to get creative...
Where Else Can I Advertise?
When people think of doing paid advertising, their first thought is often Google but we want to explore other avenues for our advertising efforts. It is no secret that the Market Share of Google has been dropping, on the whole, since May 2015. The image below, provided by www.statista.com indicates...
Why Should I Work with a Google Partner Certified Digital Marketing Agency?
You may have seen a Google Partner logo like this one but not been completely sure what it means or what the benefits of working with a Digital Marketing Agency with a Google Partner Badge are. In Googles own words ‘The Google Partner badge shows that specific Partners have passed...