GrowTraffic is a leading award-winning SEO agency, but did you know it started out with just me working as a freelance SEO consultant? It’s been a long time since I’ve just been an SEO consultant but I thought I’d spend a moment and reminisce about what got me started in this game in the first place and the skills someone wishing to be a freelance SEO consultant would require in order to be awesome in the role. Read more
Recently I got into something of a debate about whether personal branding really exists or whether it’s just reputation. I don’t think I really did the debate justice because at the time I was a little fixated on allowing GrowTraffic’s employees more personalisation of our branded elements and began to go off on a tangent, and that probably eroded the credibility of my original argument. So here we go. Let’s dive into branding, personal branding, personality and reputation. Read more
Business partnerships can be tough and many business partnerships end in toxic battles with owners feuding and reliving the same arguments. Everyone hates it. But even if this has been going on for years, there’s no time like the present to start resolving it. Read more
So you’ve spent years working and striving until you’ve achieved the much-coveted C-Suite role you’ve been after or you’ve been building. Then what? Well, if you’re like most members of the C-Suite club, you’re probably going to find yourself suffering from some kind of depression and anxiety. Read more
We spend more time with our colleagues than with our families and friends for most of the week. It stands to reason from time to time you’re going to have disagreements with them. But how do you choose the right words with arguments when you’re at work? Read more
Dysfunctional boards aren’t that uncommon, but if you find yourself in the midst of a dysfunctional board you can be sure you’re experiencing headaches, either directly or indirectly. Read more
Networking has been one of the most important parts of GrowTraffic’s growth over the last 11 years, as it is to many businesses. However, whilst many business owners may see it as essential, it can have a detrimental impact on the long term success of a business. And you probably won’t realise it until it’s too late. Read more
It was Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s big day: Budget Day. This is the second Budget since he became Chancellor of the Exchequer and the first since COVID-19 radically changed the lives of almost everyone around the world.
The budget had a number of standout elements including the continuation of the job-saving furlough scheme but with freeports, merging of the green and tech industry and the Future Fund: Breakthrough Initiative, we’re seeing what looks to be this government’s hopes and aspirations for what the UK’s future economy looks like.
Here we look at the implications of the 2021 Budget to the tech sector. Read more
I’ve been on the journey of being a business owner for a long time now. Time and time again, I have to admit to myself that I self-sabotage my own business and performance. I reckon I do this unnecessary act of self vandalism on a virtually daily basis and it erupts out of me on occasion and completely decimates various elements of the business. Read more
This week Google’s John Mueller discussed Google’s new Core Web Vitals and also explained that Google might take into account noindexed pages when working out Core Web Vitals scores for websites.