It's Our Annual International Women's Day Blog #IWD21
It’s Our Annual International Women’s Day Blog

Today is International Women’s Day; an annual event that celebrates women. Because, you know, just over half the global population obviously needs one day in every 365 to celebrate their existence.

Nevertheless, here we are. And, as GT is a predominantly female search marketing agency, every year we mark the day with a blog. Well, content marketing innit. You’ve got to do what you’ve got to do.

Let’s crack on. Read more

Why We're Onboard With Lancashire Day 2020
Why We’re Onboard With Lancashire Day 2020

2020 has been a tough year for everyone and many of us have found ourselves stuck inside seeing barely anyone for days and weeks at a time. It’s important that we all take a step back to celebrate things in life outside of our everyday commitments and one of the things we always like to see businesses getting involved with is celebrating the places they are based. As always this year we will be banging the drum for Lancashire on the 27th November, which is Lancashire Day. Read more

Why We Support The Bacup 2040 Vision and Masterplan
Why We Support The Bacup 2040 Vision and Masterplan

GrowTraffic has been based in Bacup, Rossendale in Lancashire for many years and whilst we’ve expanded over the border to also have a base in Yorkshire, it’s really important to us to continue to focus on trying to help the people and area in which we – and the bulk of our employees – live and work.

Over the last few years, both Rachel and I have been working, where we can, to help out. This has lead to our involvement with the multimillion-pound redevelopment of the centre of the town known as Bacup 2040 Vision and Masterplan. Read more

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The Power of Business Networking Part II

How much business networking do you do for your company?

I wrote a blog way back in 2015 entitled The Power of Networking, which was about how GrowTraffic had recently started networking in the Rossendale Valley, having moved to the area a year or so earlier. It wasn’t a new venture for us, as such, because we’d done networking previously in other areas, but it was a bit of a revelation to find a community in our new locality that was so much more switched on to the benefits of networking than we’d encountered at our old one.

That’s why, since I wrote that last blog in 2015, networking has become a central pillar of GrowTraffic’s sales and growth strategy, and it’s something that all of the team take part in on a regular basis.  Read more

Images illustrating blog by SEO experts in Lancashire, GrowTraffic, about great tools for small businesses
Our Essential Small Business Tools

As busy SEO consultants, our obvious number one priority is delivering results for our clients. We deliver actionable insights, that ultimately help them achieve their business goals. But how do we achieve our goals? More specifically, what tools do we use to help us achieve our business aims? Not from an SEO or marketing perspective, but the behind the scenes, daily running of a business sense.

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4 Extra Bank Holidays? That Ain’t So Bad!

I’ve got a rule that I don’t do party political when I’m blogging. So I’ll try my best to remain as objective as possible whilst speaking about the Labour Party’s 2017 manifesto pledge to increase the number of Bank Holiday’s to 12 if they are elected.

The reason I feel obliged to get into this debate is because I carried out some research on this last year as part of a campaign concept creation for a certain absence management software firm, so I’ve spent many hours getting a perspective on this.

The basic premise of the campaign was to educate business owners about the benefits of employees taking time off. I believed this would facilitate the creation of a campaign that wasn’t overly sales orientated, but which was well aligned to the core functionality of the product, and which was also contrary to the prevailing machismo of entrepreneurial literature – at least enough to make business owners sit up and take notice.  Read more

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