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Rachel Weinhold

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Should My Web Designer Understand SEO?

By | Blog, Content Marketing, SEO, User experience, Web Design | No Comments

Once upon a time, web design and SEO used to be one discipline. They essentially grew out of the same place and, even now, the two skillsets are intrinsically linked.

After all, you can’t be optimising websites for SEO without those websites being built first. And you can’t be building websites with no concern for how they will perform once they’ve been set live (or you shouldn’t be, anyway).

And that’s still as true now as it ever was. So, in answer to the question ‘does my web designer need to understand SEO?’, the answer is, most definitely, yes. Of course they do. It’s blinking obvious that they need to!

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Happy International Women’s Day, From GT

By | Blog, Thoughts | One Comment

When you do Content Marketing for a business, for the purposes of SEO, one of the first things you do is draw up a content calendar. You match up what dates are going to be coming up in the year that you can write a blog post about. Some might be more relevant than others. Some might be very tenuous indeed.

However, if you can link what you do to a calendar date – something that people are already going to be talking about; something that people will already be searching for online – then it’s beneficial for your website. More people already looking for the type of content you’re writing, ergo more visitors back to your website. It ain’t rocket science.

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SEO Or Content Marketing: Which Is Best For My Strategy?

By | Blog, Guest Post | No Comments

In the digital era, it is important to consider what tools and channels to use for achieving the set goals. They will, after all, determine the effectiveness of your marketing strategy. You need to make smart choices that will yield the best results.

When it comes to choosing the best digital marketing tools, it is hard to avoid the purported rivals — SEO (search engine optimisation) or content marketing. They are two of the most important aspects of digital marketing, never losing their relevance even in the face of constantly changing marketing trends.

This infographic by Serpwatch shows that SEO builds a strong case, with statistics showing that more than 40% of business revenue is captured by organic traffic. Content marketing, however, is not far behind. It helps businesses to get more leads through blogging.

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How Can I Tell If My Blogger Is Any Good?

By | Blog, Content Marketing | No Comments

So you’ve employed an SEO Copywriter to start producing blogs for your website in order to boost your website’s traffic, and thus get you more new customers.

Good move; you’re already on the right step to grabbing those top rankings for your keywords on Google!

But how can you tell if the blogger you’ve employed to write your blogs is any good? Well, luckily for you, there are a couple of key benchmarks that will help you tell whether your SEO Copywriter is da bomb, such as whether or not your blogs are uploaded on time, whether the spelling, grammar and punctuation is correct, and whether your copywriter is writing about the type of subjects that will interest your audience.

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How Do I Write SEO Web Copy For Voice Search?

By | Blog, Content Marketing, SEO | No Comments

Can you remember when search engines first arrived, way back in the 90s?

Obviously, if you’re one of today’s modern millennials, this event will not even have registered on your radar – you were probably still in nappies back in the 90s.

However, for those of us who are slightly older (should we say 30-something, to be kind?), the arrival of the first search engines was an important step. For those of us who later went on to become SEOs, it was a seminal moment. Well, it would have been, if we’d been paying attention at the time.

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What’s The Point Of Blogging?

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It’s a very good question isn’t it?!

I’m an SEO Copywriter by trade (or, at least, I was, before I became the MD of GrowTraffic…now I’m the MD who tries to do some SEO Copywriting when they let me!), and so writing blogs is one of the things I like to do bestest of all.

In fact, if you just left me to my own devices, I’d sit here and write blogs all day long.

“But why?” I hear you cry! What’s the point of all this blogging? What purpose are you serving the universe? Why do it to yourself?

Well my young Padawan, I shall tell you.

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Which Social Media Platform Should I Use In 2019 To Improve My Rankings?

By | Blog, Social Media Marketing | No Comments

Social media. It’s a rum old thing, ain’t it?!

It seems that every day there’s a new platform introduced, one bought out by someone else, one dropping off the radar.

Just as soon as you’ve got your head around one social media platform, it turns out that its no longer down wiv da kids, and they’ve all moved somewhere else anyway. There’s just you and your Nan left, liking each other’s cat videos.

Or, at least, as a thirty-something with a nine year old son, that’s how I feel! I’ve no sooner figured out one social media channel he’s using, and he’s lost interest in that one and has moved on to something completely new.

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How Much Should I Pay For A Blog?

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As a good SEO Copywriter, I blinking love blogs and blogging. I love writing them, I love reading them, I love sharing them on social media, I love what they can do for your website and your business.

But I understand completely that not everyone ‘gets’ blogging. It’s a strange thing, I know.

Why will writing blogs help my website? Why will writing blogs grow my business? We hear it all the time from our potential clients. And I can see the disconnect – why exactly should writing 1000 words every week grow your bottom line?

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What Types Of Content Should A Blogger Create?

By | Blog, Content Marketing, Google, Guest Post, Inbound Marketing, Search Engines, SEO, Thoughts | No Comments

I know this sounds like a trick question, but trust me, it isn’t.

Thanks to the fact that we’re exceptionally good SEO and Content Marketers here at GrowTraffic, we’ve just drawn up our content calendar for the first three months of 2019, and we’ve decided to go to basics a little bit.

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Grow Traffic Supports Human Rights Day

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Monday 10th December saw the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, (UDHR), a day that is symbolically marked around the globe as Human Rights Day.

Sadly, this event was largely ignored in the U.K.

The media has been completely focused on Brexit, and the announcement of the meaningful vote’ in parliament being postponed added fuel to this on going political debate, meaning Human Rights Day, a day to celebrate our rights and privileges we are endowed with just for being human, was overlooked.

Not here though, not at Grow Traffic.

We are proud to support the launch of a new website HumanRightsExplained.net , a website that has been designed to offer a no nonsense guide to the somewhat complex world of human rights and present a tool for education to be used by anybody wanting to improve their knowledge around this subject.

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Does Grammar Matter To SEO?

By | Search Engines | No Comments

I was reading an email yesterday from someone who shall remain nameless and it was, quite frankly, terrible.

The sentences were too long, the grammar was incorrect, it read terribly. In fact, it didn’t just read terribly, it was impossible to read. By the time you’d got to the end of one sentence, you’d forgotten what it was all about. Or why you were even there in the first place. Or what your name was.

Now, to be fair, the email hadn’t been written with the intention of being used for any marketing purposes; it was a personal email. In fact, it was technically a HR document, sent with the need to be legally binding.

Nevertheless, it got me thinking about the way people write and what they want their reader to do with that piece of written information.  Read More

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5 Scary SEO (Almost) Facts For Halloween

By | Blog, Content Marketing, Search Engines, SEO | One Comment

It’s Halloween.

I have to write a blog post.

So, because I’m a good content marketer and I know how to link my content to the calendar dates – no matter how tenuous that link may be – I’m naturally going to give you a ‘Scary SEO Facts for Halloween’ blog post.

The trouble is, that whilst you can find loads of such posts already online, they’re not actually that easy to write. Or at least, not without massive caveats.

And you know why that is? It’s because SEO is not a fact based discipline. And that makes it very hard to write a blog about the SEO facts!  Read More

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The Top Ten SEO KPIs To Monitor (Infographic)

By | Blog, Content Marketing, Google, Search Engines | No Comments

Here at GrowTraffic, we like to position ourselves as the antidote to SEO companies.

We do say that slightly tongue in cheek – we’re not that big headed really – and it’s not that we think we’re a million times better than any other SEO agencies out there (although, we do think we’re a little bit better than a lot of SEO companies out there! Just a little bit.).

No, one of the main reasons we say that we’re different is because of the fact that we give our clients measurable KPIs, so they can assess what we’re doing and how well we’re doing it.

But if you’re trying to do SEO by yourself, or if you’re working with an agency that hasn’t told you what you’re supposed to be watching out for, how do you know which metrics to keep an eye on? Well luckily for you, GT have come up with our handy little infographic on The Top 10 SEO KPIs to Monitor (below), so you can see at a glance what you’re supposed to be checking, why you need to check it, and where.  Read More

GrowTraffic Finalist for R Awards 2018

GrowTraffic Are Finalists In The R Awards!

By | Blog, News | No Comments

Well, yesterday we all had a little bit of a boost, because we found out that we’ve been shortlisted as finalists in two categories for the 2018 R Awards!

Yep, that’s right, little old us have made it through to the R Awards finals. Last year we were nominated but didn’t make the finals. This year we were nominated and are finalists. Maybe, on that law, next year we’ll be nominated, finalists AND winners, who knows!?!

Or…maybe 2018 is our year. We’ll find out on Wednesday 14th November, when all will be revealed.  Read More

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Things I Learned About SEO as a Customer Success Specialist at Ahrefs

By | Blog, Guest Post, SEO | No Comments

Here, at Ahrefs, we firmly believe that the key to building a successful SEO Tool (or any tool for that matter) lies in our customer base itself. Because who else is better to tell you what people who buy your product need?

Obviously, we do some filtering and adjusting. But, nevertheless, we are good listeners, always open to learning something new.

And by providing assistance to our customers, each person on our team feels like they do something bigger than just guiding or answering common questions. Well, the position is called Customer Success Specialist for a reason.  Read More