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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...

How Do I Generate Leads From Social Media?

Okay so we all agree that social media marketing is an essential part of any marketing strategy. It’s a great platform to increase brand awareness, share content and to start conversations with current clients. But can we actually generate any leads from social media marketing? The answer in short is...
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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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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...

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...
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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...

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...

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,...
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How to Schedule Instagram Posts

If you are looking for some help with planning and scheduling your Instagram updates, then you’ll be pleased to learn that there are some great online tools available. Some of these tools will allow you to post directly to your Instagram account automatically, without reminders or requiring confirmation from your...

What is a Hashtag and Why is it Important to Businesses?

Social media is a dominant tool in today’s marketing domain and can feel quite overwhelming to new users. One of the biggest social media mysteries is hashtags – what are they and what is their purpose? We’re here to clear that up for you. During 2007, users on Twitter began...
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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...

6 Things You Should Do After Your Website Goes Live

A new website can give your business a boost, especially when it is properly planned, well-written, and has sound SEO foundations. Concentrating on good content and user experience can provide a huge improvement in both rankings and conversions, but relying on the new site alone isn’t enough for sustained growth...
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How to Start Social Media Marketing

Businesses can’t ignore social media – the vast majority of consumers check out companies on social networking sites before buying, and a huge 93% of consumers want companies to have a social media presence. That’s probably why we have so many businesses, large and small, coming to us asking how...

Cheaper & More Effective Alternatives to Google Adwords

Around a month ago, Google made drastic changes to the structure of their adverts in search results, and we can now see some of the effects of this change. Search Engine Land have reported that first page bids have increased by around 15% compared to this time last year, which...

Have Google Made PPC More Expensive?

One of the biggest pieces of digital marketing news this week is Google’s format change – namely, removing ads on the right-hand side of search results. This change also means that they’ve added one more ads to the top section of search results for high volume/competition search terms. So what...

Is Your Digital Marketing Ready for Christmas?

As consumers we can bemoan the Christmas decorations hitting shops mid-October, but as business owners we can’t wait until December to start preparing for Christmas. Did you know that a quarter of shoppers have already started buying gifts and decorations this month? By Cyber Monday (which falls on 30th November...

What’s the Deal with Periscope?

Scoping is already a verb and 10 million users have signed up to the live-streaming app, so should you be using Periscope? Let’s start with a quick introduction to this year’s most exciting new platform: What is Periscope? Periscope is essentially a live TV station, run from people’s smartphones. It’s a...

Is Google Plus Over?

Last week Google announced that users won’t need a Google Plus profile to use YouTube and other Google products. Bradley Horowitz said, “we made a few choices that, in hindsight, we’ve need to rethink” and explained that users will only need a Google Account to “share content, communicate with contacts, create...

That’s It – You Officially Can’t Ignore Social Media

Facebook is old enough to go to high school, Twitter is bigger than Brazil and Mexico combined, and – most importantly for you – 93% of consumers expect businesses to have a presence on social media. For a business today, not having a social media presence is the same as not...

Protein World: Brand Strategies That Sell

Protein World has made marketing headlines with a brand strategy that has been aligned with every value from integrity to gross moral turpitude. It started with this. This ad just got them a bomb threat. Yes, a bikini-clad woman stood against a glaring yellow background and the slogan ‘ARE YOU BEACH BODY...

Does Social Media Help with SEO?

This is a question clients ask us all the time; will the resources used to maintain their social presence provide results in SEO too? The short answer is ‘it depends’ – it depends on the platform, how you use it, and what Google is going to do in the next...

A Quick Way to Choose the Right Social Platform for Your Small Business

Choosing the right social media channels can be a challenge for small businesses; the biggest mistake businesses make is setting up accounts on far too many different platforms and then leaving them dormant after the initial push. When it comes to social, an abandoned account is worse than none at...

3 Ways to Generate Traffic After a Manual Penalty

What is a Manual Penalty? A Manual Penalty is when Google removes your site from search results (or pushes it way to the bottom) due to unnatural links. They wreak havoc with businesses, who see a sudden and significant drop in traffic as almost all of their organic visits disappear...

29 Reasons Why You Need Content Marketing

29 Reasons Why You Need Content Marketing  Content is arguably the most important part of your site – it’s why people come to your page, and if you don’t deliver what they expect they’ll just leave and find it elsewhere. Even if you rely on PPC and other lead generation...

ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com: When Online Marketing is Too Successful

Just 24 hours after launch, ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com is up for grabs. The viral sensation gained 1 million visits, 270k social shares, and five figures in sales after being shared on social networks such as Twitter, Reddit, and Facebook. Online news sources were quick to pick up the story, which further fuelled the...

How to Use Pinterest as a Small Business

Pinterest is one of social media’s latest success stories. In 2013 it was already delivering more traffic to publishers than Twitter, LinkedIn, and Reddit combined, and it just keeps on growing. Now, a third of users follow a brand and 52% of daily users look on Pinterest for guidance while...

20 Common Digital Marketing Problems (and Solutions)

Digital marketing is a fantastic way to reach a huge audience with much lower set up and maintenance costs than ‘traditional’ media. That said, there are still a lot of challenges to overcome, and businesses often have the same issues when it comes to increasing engagement and conversions online. That’s...

New Year Resolutions for Small Businesses

January is a great time to make lifestyle changes and set goals for the next 12 months, but why limit yourself to making personal changes? When it comes to digital marketing, most businesses can make a few resolutions to improve their presence, increase their conversions, and get more customers in...

Are Social Media Followers a Currency?

You might have caught some of the hype over the last few years or seen local retailers offering discounts or free products in exchange for social shares or check ins. Recently,  a hotel went further by offering a totally free, 5-night stay for people with a certain number of Instagram...

The YouGov App: An Experiment With Target Marketing

YouGov have recently created a free APP which provides the demographic profiles of 190,000 YouGov members.  This tool will help businesses get to know about their target audiences, and design specific media campaigns accordingly.  Though it doesn’t show the average member, it demonstrates peculiarities of target age groups within each...

Is Pinterest a Search Engine?

As search engines go, Pinterest seems like an unlikely contender. The ‘browsing’ nature of the site meant that search wasn’t used extensively, but the platform has evolved from its origins as an online scrapbook. Pinterest now sees itself as a personalised search site, and it can actually offer unique features...

Do More Social Media Accounts Mean More Engagement?

McDonald’s have announced that they’ll be launching 14,500 facebook pages by 2015. That’s a facebook page for every 2 restaurants around the world, or more importantly, a facebook page for every area where it has a store. The brand are now focusing on one-to-one engagement after yet another scandal involving...

Is Facebook Still Good for Brands?

Practically every B2C has a presence on facebook because it’s always been a free and efficient way to target an engaged audience. But the algorithm changes over the last year have meant that brands are questioning their investment in the site, and some have even left… and been better off...

No, Ello Isn’t a Facebook Killer

Every year or so, a new social network gets enough coverage for journalists to wonder if it’s the new facebook killer. After a decade privacy invasions, interface changes, and general controversy a lot of people claim that they’re ready to jump ship, but it never actually happens. The truth is...

What is SEO?

Simply put, SEO is a way of helping your website rank well on search engines – since Google is the dominant engine, most efforts are targeted towards their algorithms. Unfortunately. SEO is far from being a simple discipline. It has evolved from the early days of search engines where algorithms...

Twitter Lessons from Sweden (Yes, the Country)

Let’s be honest, most social media innovations come from larger companies or creative SMEs – they rarely come from governments or entire countries, where the attitude to digital can be quite conservative. But Sweden is different. In 2011, Visit Sweden and Svenska Institutet launched Curators of Sweden – a project...

SEO for Schools: Build Your Online Presence

SEO is increasingly important for schools, particularly independent schools that rely on brand awareness and recognition to fill places. Being at the top of Google’s results for your search term means that you gain far more traffic. It also provides an opportunity to engage with your audience on their terms...
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