If, like us at Grow Traffic, you use Hootsuite to manage social media account you may have found yourself reading the slightly irritating, some would say smug, little Hootsuite owl telling you that one or more of your social media accounts has become disconnected.Read More
No matter what industry you are in, or how big your company is; sales techniques change and evolve. Sales techniques that worked a few years ago are no longer bringing in new customers. And on top of that, competitors are popping up everywhere with a product or service that mirrors your own.Read More
No matter what type of business you have, having a marketing plan is essential as it allows you to guide your marketing efforts. Marketing Managers like yourself spend so much time crunching the numbers, working out what marketing techniques work and creating a marketing budget. And you do all of this with the end goal of developing a very detailed marketing plan.Read More
Other than marketing managers and marketing experts, not many people understand how much money, time and effort goes into a digital marketing strategy. And developing a digital marketing budget is just one of the many daunting tasks we’re faced with as Marketing Managers.Read More
Many B2B marketing managers like yourself, often face the challenge of educating (sometimes stubborn) management teams about the need for digital marketing. One of the easiest ways to convince your fellow managers to choose the digital marketing route is to outline the benefits that digital marketing will have on the business.Read More
Tuesday 30th April was Honesty Day, and yes, we are a bit late in posting this blog to honour Honesty Day, but hey, at least we are being honest right?
So, what is ‘Honesty Day’, and why is it so important to the members of the Grow Traffic Team?Read More
Holding onto existing customers is much more cost effective than constantly acquiring new ones.
Of course, you already knew this. It’s why you’re here. The bigger issue is how to keep hold of your customers before they slip out of the net and go somewhere else.
On the face of it, it’s a tricky one. Consumers have more options than ever before and can shop anywhere they like. So why would they stick with just you?Read More
When you do Content Marketing for a business, for the purposes of SEO, one of the first things you do is draw up a content calendar. You match up what dates are going to be coming up in the year that you can write a blog post about. Some might be more relevant than others. Some might be very tenuous indeed.
However, if you can link what you do to a calendar date – something that people are already going to be talking about; something that people will already be searching for online – then it’s beneficial for your website. More people already looking for the type of content you’re writing, ergo more visitors back to your website. It ain’t rocket science.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.
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 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
If you are a small business owner working all the hours you can to grow your company, or you are an entrepreneur with some great ideas but no route to market, starting out can be a really tough time.
You have this superb product or service that you know everybody will love, you have an all singing and dancing website that you are truly proud of, you have invested heavily in to your ideas, but you just can’t quite put your finger on why you are not yet reaping the rewards for all your hard work.
It’s demoralising, demotivating and down right frustrating.
This is where you need some magic dust sprinkling to kick start your dreams and ambitions, that one lucky break as they say, could turn your dream in to a reality, your small business in to a FTSE 100, and you in to the next Richard Branson flying your own jet.
Well although SEO isn’t magic dust, it can certainly help to open up your business or your ideas to a global audience, giving you the leg up you were hoping for.
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