Category Archives: Thoughts

What does the Northern Powerhouse mean to the digital economy?

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Members of the Conservative-led coalition had been talking about the “Northern Powerhouse” for some time, the policy is a development of an earlier Labour policy initiated by John Prescott, and it proposes to create a second economic engine in the economy that will rival London by learning from some of the key lessons of London. Since the Conservative party was returned as a majority government around a week ago it would appear that the idea is more than just vote winning rhetoric with speeches being made and plans being pushed forward. This got me thinking: what are the implications of the Northern Powerhouse  to the digital economy? Read More

A (Belated) Networking Update

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Well I’ve been a very busy little bee over the past couple of weeks, so much so that I haven’t even found time to pen a little GrowTraffic blog post; my clients have had loads but the GT world has been woefully neglected. Fortunately, Simon Dalley’s been stepping in to fill the blogging void, so I think we’ll probably survive, however it’s about time I started to pull my blogging weight so here’s a quick little post to keep you going.  Read More

Happy Easter from GrowTraffic

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Happy Easter from everyone at GrowTraffic!


We’ve had a great start to 2015 and have been very busy helping our clients grow their businesses online, as well as making inroads into our local business community by doing a bit of networking (more on that shortly). All in all, we’ve had a rather hectic few months and are more than ready for this long weekend off; hopefully we can put our laptops down for a few days and spend some quality time with our families, as well as stuff our faces with chocolate! Read More

Wear Yellow For Seth: A Viral Tale

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I’ve watched a little viral miracle occur this week over my social media platforms and it’s got nothing to do with marketers or SEO-ers, but rather with a little boy from Manchester who has – almost single handedly – caused an internet sensation.


It’s practically impossible for even the most seasoned of digital marketers to predict what will go viral or when, and so it’s understandable that this turn of events has left the little boy’s family a little bit dazed; it’s certainly clear from their response that they had absolutely no idea of the impact their little video would have.


And yet really, when I sat down and thought about it, it seemed completely reasonable to me that this should have happened, and not purely because it is such a worthy cause; it genuinely ticks all the boxes for an internet viral success. So, having done said thinking, I thought I’d tell you lot about it too; so here we go, it’s the story of Seth; The Internet SensationRead More

The Role Of A Freelance SEO Consultant

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I’ve talked about the changing role of SEO Consultants a few times in my previous blogs, but I was talking to a client the other day whilst I was doing a quote and it became obvious quite quickly that this client had misunderstood the role that GrowTraffic would play; hence, I thought that I would reiterate the point. Not that any of my clients ever read my blog but hey, I’ve got nothing better to do. Not!  Read More

The future of content marketing: thinking about direct mail

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If you know anything about digital marketing, you’ll know the big trend of the day is content marketing. I’ve been content marketing for the last decade in one capacity or another, however it’s only in the last few years that I’ve learned to call this part of what I do content marketing. The problem is, everyone else has learned to do it and every man and their dog is content marketing their socks off! Read More

The Power Of Networking

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I’m afraid that, with one thing and another, I’m a little bit behind with my blogs this week and so what I’m about to tell you is actually not one, but two weeks out of date! So much for responsive blogging! But hey, I still think it’s interesting and relevant so I’m going to tell you about it anyway; you’ll just have to forgive me my tardiness. Read More

Do We Need A Family Social Media Policy?

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OK, I’ve got an age old query for you here, lovely blog readers, about the things that you upload to your social media accounts and to what degree they should be controlled.


The Background

First of all, let me give you the background. In our family, I work from home as a Freelance SEO Copywriter. I run a digital marketing and SEO consultancy with my husband who has a day job as a Marketing Manager; it would be fair to say that our household is pretty digital marketing orientated.

Unavoidably, social media is a massive part of our lives; both my husband and I have personal accounts for multiple platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest etc.) and we also both manage the social media accounts for our own companies and often some for our clients too. Believe me, that is one heck of a lot of social media to keep track of and I dread to think how many hours of our lives we have spent glued to our phones or our laptops.

Naturally, we’re both also aware of the value of a good social media policy, especially in the context of a business’s online marketing campaign. Just for the record.  Read More

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