Generating views and sales is the number one goal of most marketers. Getting prospects to visit your website and make purchases is a difficult task. There are lots of competitors out there which offer products of similar quality and standing out can seem like it’s impossible. Luckily, there are ways you can influence users to stay on your website. Applying psychology to your marketing tactics can lead to some interesting results.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?
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!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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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?Read More
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.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!
Deciding to outsource any part of your business is no easy decision to come to. Your business is your baby; you’ve watched it grow from just an idea into an enterprise in its own rights. Finding the right agency to entrust with your business takes much more than a pretty presentation and friendly smiles. Read More
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.
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
I have a confession to make.
I’m a marketer, with well over 15 years’ experience and I really, truly hate advertising.
I’ve worked with many marketers over the years and it’s apparent that there’s a lot of marketers out there who loathe advertising as well. Read More
Are you singing the song yet? If you’re not, you should be! Aretha should be blaring out in your ears as loud as possible. Go on, sing it loudly. Let that woman stare at you.
OK, that’s enough. Don’t get carried away.
Because, difficult as it is to believe, I’m not just writing this blog post as a tribute to the late, great Aretha Franklin. Although I probably should be; she deserves it.
But no, on this occasion, I’m writing about the fact that we, the GrowTraffic dream team, are a group of four women, fighting our corner in a very male dominated world. We’re independent women in SEO. And we love it. Read More
First of all, if you are new to SEO then it’s a good idea to get yourself around the basics and understand that Keywords are one of the fundamental parts of good content marketing and getting your page actually noticed.
If you are an e-commerce site for example, it is good practice to have maybe 4 or 5 keywords about your product that appear throughout your site that draw traffic from relevant searches.
Keywords, if you like, are the skeleton of your website, the bones around which the meat hangs, (Sorry to all the vegetarians out there for that analogy!).
They need to be nourished and kept strong to support the rest of the frame, so understanding how Keywords have evolved is an important part of SEO.
Want to find out more? Read More