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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...

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....
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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...

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...
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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...

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...
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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...

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...
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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...

5 Ways to Improve your Instagram Strategy for 2020

Now that Instagram has begun to hide likes on posts, it’s harder than ever for brands to monitor popular content and increase engagement. Today brands need to do more to keep their followers engaged, and they need to dig a little deeper in order to learn what content works best...
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Our 4 Favourite Instagram Grids from Local Businesses

Making your content ‘Instagrammable’ is something every business needs to consider in order to be successful in the world of social media marketing. It’s not enough for brands to simply take random photos and add them to Instagram without a purpose or theme. If you want to stand out and...

Our 2019 Year in Review

As 2019 draws to a close, the team at Innermedia have been reflecting on some of our most memorable moments of the year.                             1. Brogan fell in love                ...
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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...

5 Things Digital Marketers Should Do Before Black Friday

With less than three weeks to go before Black Friday on the 29th 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...
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How to Deal with Complaints on Social Media

Social media has become one of the most popular platforms for customer care and how you handle complaints using social media channels can say a lot about your business. Handling complaints via social media can be a challenge, especially as it is all done in the public eye, however with...

Featured Snippets: Desktop vs. Mobile Study

A recent study has found that Google showed featured snippets on desktop 86.6% of the time, compared to 73.3% on mobile devices. This sort of research is important for SEO professionals to get their heads around because understanding which devices our target keywords feature on more consistently could help us...
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Less Than Half Of Google Searches Result In A Click

In June of 2019, for the first time ever, a majority of all browser based searches on Google resulted in zero clicks. First of all, what does that mean? More people are going to Google and doing more searches but less people are clicking on results. Google is now presenting...

How to Create an Instagram Advert in 5 Simple Steps

If you are new to Instagram advertising and would like to test it out, we are here to help! There are loads of options within Facebook’s Creative Studio for Instagram Ads. This may seem a little over whelming at first, however with our simple guide we can help you to...
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What is Google Tag Manager?

Simply put, Google Tag Manager is a tool that enables the user to manage and organise marketing tags on a website or app, without the need to manipulate the code. These tags are essentially small snippets of code or tracking pixels that send data from your website to another data...

5 Expert Tips for IGTV Success

IGTV is growing at a fast pace and because it is still fairly new, now is a great time to get ahead of the competition. In order to build up an engaged audience on IGTV it is vital to do your research and create the kind of content your audience...
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Why Has My Instagram Engagement Dropped?

Have you noticed a big decline in the number of likes and engagements your Instagram posts are receiving? You are not the only one and many are searching for answers! Independent studies have shown a gradual decline in Instagram’s brand page engagement rates over the last six months. Some believe...

Our Beginner’s Guide to robots.txt

For people who are new to robots.txt, it can seem quite foreign and confusing. The truth is robots.txt isn’t as frightening as it seems. Incorrect use of the robots.txt file is harmful because it might affect your rankings in the SERP. With that said, if you own a website, it’s...
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Why You Should Invest in Paid Social Ads

Social media is a huge platform and a great opportunity for businesses to build brand awareness and reach potential customers. Having at least one social media profile is important, because your customers will see this as a sign of credibility, particularly if you are engaging well with both positive and...

5 Reasons Why You Should Redesign Your Website

Your website is one of the greatest assets to your business. Not only does it showcase your products or services, but it also represents your brand and helps your customers to learn more about you. If you haven’t given your website much attention recently, now is the time to do...
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What is Search Intent for SEO?

If you own a website and you want people to buy your products, revisit your website or sign up to your newsletter, you’ll need to properly understand their search intent. Simply put, search intent is the reason why people are conducting a particular search. Is it because they want to...

Instagram Creator Accounts – What you need to know

Instagram is slowly releasing new Creator Accounts, which seem to have been created specifically for influencers. Instagram Creator Accounts are similar to Instagram Business Accounts, offering special features and analytics; however there are some big differences you need to know about before making the switch… 1. Can anyone access a...
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Instagram Tests Hiding Like Counts

According to leaked information, many Instagram users in Canada will not be able to see how many likes other users are getting on their posts in the coming days. This test is designed to put the focus back on the photos, rather than on the popularity of other users. In...

Is Facebook Organic Marketing Dead?

Facebook has changed and if you work in a social media role, or look after your own business’s Facebook content, then you will have noticed that your organic marketing efforts are falling on deaf ears. The reach has declined and the engagement just isn’t there. So what can you do...
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Local SEO – 5 Actionable Tips You Can Do Today

Did you know that according to Google 46% of searches made now have a local intent? What is Local SEO? Local SEO refers to the process of optimising your online presence for searches made in your local area or looking for results based on location. Here are 5 handy tips...

Google Is Removing Average Position

Last month Google announced they are getting rid of the Average Position metric. This ties directly into the November announcement of the Impression (Absolute Top) % and Impression (Top) % which describe what percent of your ads appear at the top of the page and the absolute top of the...
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How to Increase Your Ecommerce Conversions

A lot of effort goes into building an ecommerce business. However, in many cases, digital marketers place their focus on increasing traffic to the website, rather than on encouraging conversions. This is a shame because it actually requires less investment and leads to quicker results. There are lots of things...

Top 3 On-Page SEO Factors to Consider

Building a backlink profile and regularly publishing optimised content are two very important aspects of SEO. However, search engines are becoming increasingly more complicated and it’s worth thinking about other aspects of SEO so as not to neglect anything. Having good on-page SEO, for example, is another great way to...
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Three Simple Ways to Improve Your Instagram Story Engagement

If you are looking for some easy ways to get more engagement on your Instagram stories or you want people to spend more time viewing your content, then these three tips will help… Don’t panic, these tips are simple, even if you are new to the platform. You just need...

Facebook Tests Search Ads

Facebook has begun testing Search Ads in the US and Canada for automotive, retail and e-commerce businesses. In this article we will look at how they work, and can they compete with Google? Facebook first tried this in 2012 but had quickly shut it down by 2013. Now, for select...
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What is a Facebook Messenger Bot?

Are you interested in Facebook Messenger Bots but unsure how to use them, or even set them up? It’s worth starting by understanding the purpose of a bot. In simple terms, a messenger bot is an automated messaging software which uses artificial intelligence to have a conversation with the user....

Get Started with Amazon Advertising

With almost 500 million products listed on Amazon, it can be hard to get yours noticed organically. Fortunately, Amazon is continuing to make dents in the market and offers a completely viable option as an advertising platform. At the end of 2018, Amazon was making up around 50% of the...
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5 Tips for Setting up Twitter Video Ad Campaigns

A successful Twitter video campaign starts with creating great content. Your video needs to grab your audience’s attention and stop them from scrolling on. In this blog you will learn about the different types of Twitter video ad campaigns and how to set up the right campaign for your business…...

2018 PPC Statistics & 2019 Predictions

As we close out 2018 we can now reflect on what was a huge year for Pay Per Click advertising. Starting at Google, there were massive changes as they rebranded AdWords to Google Ads and launched the new interface. They also launched many new campaign types, targeting options, tools and...
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How to Improve Efficiency When Content Marketing

The quicker you can write good quality, appropriately optimised content, and the quicker you can generate leads and build your brand. Efficiency is the key here and something you should certainly work towards as a content marketer. A good place to start with your content marketing strategy, is with the...

Instagram Predictions for 2019

2018 has been a busy year for social media; particularly for Instagram, with countless updates and algorithm changes. In June, the platform reached 1 billion active users, giving marketers potential access to an enormous, worldwide  audience. With updates rolling out left, right and centre, you might be wondering what 2019...
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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....
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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...