So apart from GrowTraffic, I’ve worked as a marketer, marketing manager and head of marketing in several businesses during my sixteen years as a corporate marketer and over those years I’ve had to fight over and over again to get management to buy in and invest in content marketing.
As a marketer, you’ll understand the benefits of content marketing. But how do you go about convincing your senior management team?Read More
When I started out in SEO one things we SEOs knew for certain was the experience of the user on a website had very little to do with the ability of a website to rank in a search engine. Fast forward too many years to mention and user experience or UX, is important for SEO and that importance is growing. So what do you need to consider when how important UX is for SEO?Read More
We’ve had a stand at two expos this week – one in Burnley and one in Sheffield – and we’re all so tired we’re already counting down the hours to the end of the week!
We’ve been at the Love Local Expo in Burnley and the Indie Biz fair at the Showroom Cinema in Sheffield.Read More
If you’re a business owner or a marketer thinking about working with a blogger you need to be sure you ask the right questions before hiring them so you can ensure you’ve got the right person for your blog. But what should you ask a blogger before you start working with them so you can be confident they’ve got what it takes?
The internet has come a long way since its humble beginnings. There was once only one website dedicated to explaining the World Wide Web project. The computer it was hosted on was in CERN and it had a hand-written sticker on it saying “This machine is a server. DO NOT POWER IT DOWN!!”Read More
I don’t remember when I first heard the word blog or blogging, however, I do remember back then it was a ‘weblog’ before it was truncated to blog and I remember it was something that people did in their spare time and was something of questionable value.
We’re pleased to announce that GrowTraffic has been named as Leading Innovators in Search Engine Optimisation Solutions, in the SME Business Elite Awards 2019, from SME News.Read More
Most people tend to lump SEO together, however, as a marketing tactic, search engine optimisation can be broken out into further subdivisions and this can make it difficult for business owners and marketing managers to understand. Just as you’ll appreciate there are differences between a freelance SEO, SEO consultancies and SEO Agencies, the same is true between SEO agencies. No SEO agency is born equally.
Web design can be carried out anywhere by a web designer/web developer and this really does beg the question “is it important to choose a local web design agency.” I personally think it is but I’ll try to objective explore the advantages and disadvantages you may face in the web design process when outsourcing either locally or not.
We’re pleased to announce GrowTraffic has been shortlisted as finalists in the Digital Business Award in the Red Rose Awards!
SEO or search engine optimisation is the practice of impacting a website’s ranking in SERPs to try to increase qualified traffic to a relevant page whereas web design is the process of creating a design that can then be turned into a website. On the face of it these are two very different types of activity, however, in reality, the two are so intertwined that every web designer should be highly literate in SEO and every SEO consultant should have a strong understanding of UX and design.
So you probably want to get more traffic to your website and increasing your rankings in Google is going to be one of the first places to start. If your business has been around for virtually any length of time, it’s more than likely that you already have some kind of website and that website probably already has had some search engine optimisation carried out on it and perhaps had some offsite work carried out as well. The thing is you’re going to want an expert in search engine optimisation to work on your website if you really want it to rank effectively and generate traffic through search.
Like many people, I got into SEO by accident, but that was a long time ago and SEO was a brave new world that most people had never heard of, let alone thought they knew anything about. The market we find ourselves in these days is much more mature, competitive and just about every man and their dog seem to argue they know how to do SEO. So how do you choose an SEO agency?Read More
I’ve been writing these predictions blogs for years and every year I get somethings right and most things wrong. It’s the unpredictable nature of organic search marketing that keeps us SEO consultants gainfully employed. So take what you’re about to read with a pinch of salt!