The Grow Traffic team are back in the office after an exciting night at the Rossendale Business Awards. It was a great opportunity to catch up with the local business community, meet friends and make new ones. A couple of our customers were in attendance or up for awards, and of course we got to sponsor and present an award (which was exciting!)
I’ve been a little bit quiet on the old blog front recently because, to tell you the truth, I’ve just been swamped with work (which – as Simon Dalley says – is a good problem to have!) but I wanted to tell you about a fabulous event that I attended last week courtesy of Alder Grange School Sixth Form College in Rawthenstall.
As part of their Enterprise Week for Year 10 pupils, and representing GrowTraffic, I was lucky enough to be able to spend a morning with pupils as a business mentor, offering support and advice for their project on Tourism in Rossendale. Not only did I enjoy myself much more than I was expecting to, it was also really heartening to see such enthusiasm and dedication from all the students involved. Read More
Yesterday, I read a really interesting blog post on Search Engine Journal by Tom Demers entitled 5 Reasons Why It’s OK To Mention Competitors In Your Content. Funnily enough, this post struck an instant chord with me, as it almost word for word echoed a conversation I had with one of my clients a week or so ago. So, I thought I’d share it with you so that you can see just how right Tom Demers is about this very valid point!
As the title of the blog suggests, Tom’s post listed 5 reasons why writing about your competitors in your content marketing can be a positive thing; I obviously don’t want to go over everything again that Tom wrote, as he made his points very eloquently and you’re perfectly capable of reading it for yourself. Instead, I’ll give you Tom’s reason’s summarised and then relate them to my client and the answers I gave her. Read More
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Welcome to the second installment of The Blogging Blogs: Part 5. In the last installment, we discussed the importance of choosing your blogging subjects carefully, to ensure that you keep your readership entertained and to make your blog more appealing to a wider audience. As such, we looked at how vital it is to broaden the range of topics that your blog explores and the value that comprehensive planning plays in achieving this.
In today’s installment, I’d like to take a more practical approach and furnish you with some helpful tools that should take some of the hassle out of planning out your blogs; hence, this free guide will take you step-by-step through the process, from initially taking on the responsibility of a blog to having a comprehensive plan for the year. Read More
Well it’s another day and another of The Blogging Blogs from the GrowTraffic team (I bet you were hoping we’d got bored by now, weren’t you?) and today we’re taking a look at how you can use your blog to build and enhance your business’s brand and your relationship with your customers. Don’t worry, this is the last one I’ll do for a few days, I’ll give you (and me!) a blogging break…
As we’ve already established over the last few posts, writing a regular blog post on your website can have so many benefits for both your website and your business that it is sometimes hard to understand why everyone isn’t doing it. Admittedly, there are drawbacks to taking on the commitment of a blog, and we will look at these in more detail in later posts, but for now I’d still like to concentrate on the positives and explore another massive reason in support of the humble blog. Read More
This is the next SEO technique that Google appears to be going after (or has gone after big style in the last couple of months). A blog network is a group of blogs – normally bog standard wordpress installs, with basic wordpress templates and lots of content. Generally this content is generated explicitly for the purposes of creating links back to a website. Read More