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Are Keywords Still Relevant

Are Keywords Still Relevant?

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TL; DR Yes and No

Keywords are what we put into Google (other search engines are available) to find what we are looking for. For example, if you type “Taco Bell in Bacup” you will get a list of relevant search results.

You won’t find one in Bacup by the way, not yet anyway, the nearest one is in Manchester if there are any Taco Bell fans reading this.

Keywords are also important for businesses too. If inspired by the last paragraph, you have now decided to open a branch of Taco Bell in Bacup, you would want to make sure you appear on or near the top of the search results.

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How To Convince Management To Invest In Content Marketing

How To Convince Management To Invest In Content Marketing

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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?

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Is UX Important For SEO?

Is UX Important For SEO?

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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?

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How Can SEO Help My Business?

How Can SEO Help My Business?

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So, you’re wondering if SEO can help your business? Well, rest assured, you’re not the only one! Every business, both big and small are aiming for a successful online presence, and without an effective digital marketing strategy that includes SEO, your business is likely to be left behind.

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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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What SEO Specialism Should My Agency Focus On?

What SEO Specialism Should My Agency Focus On?

By | Google, Search Engines, SEO, Thoughts | No Comments

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.

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How Do I Write SEO Web Copy For Voice Search?

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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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Is SEO Important For Web Design?

Is SEO Important For Web Design?

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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.

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What's The Difference Between An SEO Agency & An SEO Consultant

What’s The Difference Between An SEO Agency & An SEO Consultant?

By | Google, Search Engines, SEO | No Comments

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.

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