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Our Guide to Technical SEO Audits

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is multi-faceted. There’s “off-page SEO” which is all about building up your website’s authority without actually touching the website itself. This could be things like building up your backlink profile or gaining exposure through social media. Technical SEO is part of “on-page SEO”, which is more...

How To Prepare Your SEO for a New Website Build

Building an entire new website takes time and dedication to get right. Aside from liaising with developers and designers, or even setting up the website yourself, it can be a lengthy process. If your site has been needing a bit of TLC for a while then you’ll soon reap the...
Build a new website with these SEO tips in mind
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The Best Google Chrome SEO Extensions That Every Digital Marketer Needs

In 2022, Google Chrome is the leading browser of choice with a 62.78% global market share. It’s well loved by many marketers and developers too for its handy tools and chrome extensions that make life that much easier. You no longer need to go back and forth between platforms to...

Our Guide to Avoiding Google Penalties

Nowadays, in order to have a solid online presence, your Google rankings are more important than ever. In fact, they are essential to the online success of your business. With that said, a penalty from Google should be avoided at all costs, otherwise your rankings will decrease, along with your...
404 guide

How to Optimise Your 404 Page

While some websites don’t have a 404 page personalised, it is in your best interest to make a personalised page that users can interact with when they’ve reached a dead end. Not only does this make for a better user experience, but you’re more likely to retain a user on...

Facebook Ad Ideas to Generate You Leads and Sales

Facebook, despite the negative press it gets, still has lots to offer from a marketing perspective. It remains one of the most popular sites on the internet, sitting behind Google in 3rd place. For larger businesses, it also offers scalability. With its user base sitting at 2.912 billion worldwide, businesses...
Facebook Ads
backlinks

Our Guide to Toxic Links

Backlinks are an important ranking factor when it comes to SEO. In fact, if you don’t try to build high-quality links, it is unlikely you will be able to rank highly for your target keywords. However, it’s important to note that not all links are equal and toxic links can...

How To Build An SEO-Friendly Sitemap

A sitemap is one of the biggest parts of an SEO-friendly website. It will show a user the logical structure of a site, arranged in a way that completely benefits the user. But it should also be focused on the development of a website’s rankings; if pages cannot be accessed...
A blue vector image showing a user accessing a website using its sitemap
pinterest

Pinterest in 2022 – What’s Changed and Whether You Should Be on It

It’s been a while since we’ve covered Pinterest here on our blog. Since those days the platform has advanced a fair bit with the addition of a creator fund. With many shifting gears to growing platforms like Tik Tok, platforms like Pinterest have taken a back seat or have been...

3 Digital Marketing Tips for Independent Schools

Much like a clothes store or a restaurant franchise, an independent school is a business and attracting enrolments is the equivalent of appealing to customers. Fortunately, there are lots of ways that independent schools can market their establishment, from traditional methods like newspaper features and direct mail, to more modern...
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International Women's Day

The Best Women’s History Month Campaigns

Throughout the month of March, Women’s History Month takes centre stage. It’s not just about highlighting what women have done across history, but it also brings awareness to the struggles that women have faced.  For many businesses this is an opportunity to show to their consumers what women mean to...

Google Have Begun Rolling Out their Page Experience Update for Desktop

By the end of March 2022, Google should have fully rolled out their desktop version of the page experience update, as confirmed by a Google spokesperson. The rollout process has already begun and will include all of the existing signals of the mobile version of the update, aside from the...
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charity

How Brands Can Support Charitable Causes Through Social Media

Social media creates a space for brands to communicate with their customers. The platforms are great for building brand identity and reinforcing core company values. Something that means more to customers now than it has ever done before. Research conducted in 2020 found that value alignment is a key deciding...

The Best Ways to Boost Your Local SEO

Local SEO is only getting more relevant and important as SEO develops. It’s just as important to have a clear level of understanding of local SEO as much as it is key to keep an eye on your on-page and off-page SEO practices. In this guide we’ll be having a...
Local SEO in 2022
augmented reality

What Does AR Mean for Marketing?

Last week the online clothing retailer, Pretty Little Thing, introduced its very first AR model hoping to bridge the gap between the metaverse and reality. The “virtual girl” that’s yet to be named took social media by surprise, leaving many concerned and confused which raised the question: are we ready...

Top Tips to Improve Your Instagram Presence in 2022

Not unlike Google Search, Instagram is always changing, which means you’ll probably need to update your strategy to keep up with trends. In fact, the social media landscape in general is continuing to evolve, with video content becoming ever more popular. Here are some top tips to help you make...
Instagram
WordPress plugins

5 WordPress Plugins to Use in 2022

While not exclusive to this one CMS, plugins are pieces of software that essentially make your SEO and website maintenance journey easier to handle. There are thousands of tools and tricks to build an accessible and easy to use CMS, as well as tools to monitor, track and improve your...

What CMS System Is Best for SEO?

What are the best CMS systems for SEO? Whether you’re looking to take your business online or want to take your website to the next level, this is probably a question that’s had you scouring the internet for hours. From working in the digital marketing space for just over 20...
CMS
customer reviews

SEO: Why You Should Encourage Customer Reviews

Customer reviews are important for a range of reasons. They strengthen your credibility as a business by increasing trust, which can influence future consumer decisions. Even if some of your reviews are negative, it’s a chance for you to show how you handle customer complaints in a positive manner, further...

4 Ways the Digital Marketing Scene is Changing

From blockchain and NFTs, to the rise of ecommerce and swift deliveries. Here are some big changes happening in the digital marketing space and what businesses are going to have to do to prepare themselves for these big changes in the way we operate. 1. NFTs and Blockchain It’s something...
New business ideas emerge in a wave of digital marketing trends
SEO

4 Reasons Why You’re Not Seeing Results From SEO

So, you’ve done all the work to make sure that your site is structurally and technically sound, have invested in a content strategy but still, you’re nowhere to be seen. SEO involves the long game of having to wait for search engines to index and rank. When you’re trying to...

How to Optimise Your Business for Christmas

If you’re ready for Christmas, then you’ll know the stress involved in getting all the presents ready, planning your day accordingly, picking out the right food and making sure it’s all ready in time for the big day. For businesses it’s a whole other level of anxiety – planning for...
Christmas preparation for your business
SEO trends

SEO Trends to Look Out for in 2022

As you’re probably well aware by now, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is critical for businesses who want to attract potential consumers to their website. However, SEO is continually changing and it’s really important that you stay up to date with the latest trends if you want to ensure that your...

Google Maps Gets Four New Local Shopping Features

In today’s digital age it’s no surprise that 97% of users look online to find a local business. 86% of those turn to Google Maps to find them, making the touchpoint all the more important to optimise. This year Google has announced that it will give way to 4 new...
Google Maps
competitor analysis

Top Tips for Improving Your Competitor Analysis

Any business owner or marketeer knows that competitor research is an important element of your planning because it allows you to learn what is or isn’t working in the industry. However, sometimes when analysing our competitors, we don’t always know what we’re looking for, meaning we’re not making particularly great...

How Businesses Can Prepare For Black Friday

Black Friday, and the subsequent Cyber Monday, this month is always a stressful time for shoppers and businesses. While a lot of sales and methods of retaining customers have changed a lot in the past year, with the rise of online shopping due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers are always...
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website schema

The Secret to Getting Your Videos Noticed with Video Schema

Schema is a tool for every SEO’s back pocket. It allows you to directly communicate what your content is to search engines for improved indexing and take up even more SERP architecture.  Following on from our tips on how to create powerful social video, here’s how you can get more...

Top Tips for Conquering Your Core Web Vitals

By now, it is no great secret that having a higher Core Web Vitals score for your website will help you rank better on Google. We’ve talked about Core Web Vitals on the blog before, but if you’re still unsure on how you can master them, here are some helpful...
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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...

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...
social media video
backlink profile

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...

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...
Social media video as a platform
Google Analytics

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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eCommerce

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...
Content SEO

How to Optimise Your Site Structure for the Best SEO Results

An optimised site structure is key for allowing search engines to better understand your website and its content. They also help search engines read and index your pages faster and with greater understanding that allows you to rank for more search terms. On top of increasing your site’s click-through rate,...
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Our Guide to Technical SEO Audits
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is multi-faceted. There’s “off-page SEO” which is all about building up your website’s authority without actually touching the website itself. This could be things like building up your backlink profile or gaining exposure through social media. Technical SEO is part of “on-page SEO”, which is more...
How To Prepare Your SEO for a New Website Build
Building an entire new website takes time and dedication to get right. Aside from liaising with developers and designers, or even setting up the website yourself, it can be a lengthy process. If your site has been needing a bit of TLC for a while then you’ll soon reap the...
The Best Google Chrome SEO Extensions That Every Digital Marketer Needs
In 2022, Google Chrome is the leading browser of choice with a 62.78% global market share. It’s well loved by many marketers and developers too for its handy tools and chrome extensions that make life that much easier. You no longer need to go back and forth between platforms to...