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Does content marketing work?

By | Content Marketing, Google, Search Engines, SEO | No Comments

Both as an in-house marketer and as a freelance seo consultant, over the last 8 years, to a greater or lesser extent, I’ve always included a content marketing strategy in the online marketing efforts I carry out, whether it be to benefit SEO, social media marketing, to include in email marketing, or just to engage more with the audience that hits the website I’m working with. At the start of my time in online marketing nobody called it content marketing, we referred to it as online PR, or just blogging, later it become more sophisticated with other forms of content being included and it becomming more strategic and in the last few years everyone’s been calling it content marketing. Read More

Simon Dalley

By | Rossendale, Search Engines, SEO

Simon Dalley - SEO Consultant

My name is Simon Dalley and most of GrowTraffic.co.uk is my fault….

I founded GrowTraffic years ago (something like 2009); I’m a Marketer with specialisms as an SEO Consultant, Search Marketer, Digital Consultant, Finding Strategist and many things in between. I’ve helped businesses throughout the UK grow traffic that converts.

Originally from Chorley, I currently live near Bacup (East Lancashire) and work between Rossendale, Manchester and South Yorkshire.

What is Search Marketing?

Search marketing is what I do. It’s what I’m really passionate about. I know site visuals are important and make all the difference (and visuals now factor into SEO), that’s why I push the designers I work with to be truly brilliant. However, as an SEO Consultant, two things are always key to me; the website’s usability and how a search engine will interact with it. Ultimately, there is a massive convergence here.

What’s a Finding Strategist?

Although search marketing (SEO & PPC) is still the core of everything I do, there has been a shift in the way that people use the internet over the past few years; just think, social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter didn’t even exist a few years back and now they command a considerable percentage of internet usage. Additionally, mobile penetration is growing at a rate of knots and this changes how we perceive the internet user and conversely how the internet user understands a business online.

As a Finding Strategist, my role is to review every possible route a user can take to find a website; it is in my capacity as an SEO Consultant that this ability really shines through.

My Internet Marketing Experience

I’ve developed a wide breadth and depth of experience in online marketing over the years, working in both B2B and B2C organisations. I’ve helped a diverse range of organisations with online marketing from automotive manufacturers, automotive publications, hosting providers, debt management companies, solicitors, sports clubs, hotel chains and many more.

As most of the testimonials I have received will state, it’s my understanding as an SEO consultant that really adds value to a business.

My Work

Over the years, I have worked on a huge range of projects and have amassed a number of qualifications, the details of which can be seen on my CV.

In addition to my day job and the work I do for GrowTraffic, I have my finger in several other pies. Amongst others, I own the websites SEO Auditing and Inbound Marketing Consultant,   as well as my creative writing website, www.simondalley.co.uk.

I am also working with a number of colleagues in the industry to get a new awards programme off the ground, The Digital Awards, which will reward excellence in digital application. If you would like to hear more about this or think you may be able to help then please get in touch.

Generally speaking, in all my spheres, I love to work with like-minded business owners and take on projects where I’m sure the outcomes can be made to match investment and ROI expectations.

Ultimately, I love talking to people about Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Pay-Per-Click (PPC) and other areas of Internet Marketing and I’d be happy to chew the cud with you to discuss any search engine marketing or digital consultancy issues or requirements you may have.

Let’s have a chat…

Whether you’re in need of an SEO Consultant or just have an issue that’s causing you a headache then I’d be happy to give you some help or offer my advice; please either give me a ring on 07411 420 740, email me at sd@growtraffic.co.uk or use the contact form on the website to get in touch.

By | Content Marketing, Google, Inbound Marketing, PPC, Rossendale, Search Engines, SEO, Social Media Marketing, Web Design

Welcome to GrowTraffic

Request A Free Audit

Most businesses have, or should have, a website. But a website is pointless investment if no one can find it on search engines. Or worse, they find the website but don’t like it enough to use it!

That is where GrowTraffic can help.

GrowTraffic are a digital marketing agency that helps businesses increase the traffic to their website through SEO, content marketing and brand consultation.

Content Creation

Regularly uploading content is one of the best ways to sustainably grow your online presence, making it the smart choice for those looking to grow their business on a budget.

Check out our pages here for more details.

Social Media

Posting on social media is easy, but generating a following, getting engagement, and growing your business through it is not. We can help you grow your online presence.

Have a look here to see how.

Why does my business need SEO?

Most people set up a business because they want to make it a success. There are a few who do it because they want to tick over, but lets assume you are here because you want to grow your business.

Business growth comes from a variety of places, but by only targeting one of them, for example word of mouth, you are severely limiting your growth potential.

Many business owners think their website and social media presence is just a business card, but with more and more tech savvy millennials entering the workplace, they need to be so much more than that.

They need to be your shop window, your megaphone, and your brochure. They are your most effective way of speaking to the customer, regardless of whether you are B2B or B2C.

A good website and social media presence gets across your brand and services, and is your first step towards closing that deal.

SEO and digital marketing makes that easier. Without SEO, its very difficult to show up on search engines. Without digital marketing, whatever does show up might not be effective or correct. Having one without the other is a bit pointless.

That is why GrowTraffic offer a whole range of services designed to help your business grow.

Want some advice? Get in touch!

“Rachel and her team provide a fantastic approach to SEO. They are extremely helpful and take the time to explain the technical world of Google etc. as well as offering a plan that fits in with your business requirements and budget. I particularly like their 'hand-holding and teaching' approach rather than just doing it for you or leaving you to it. I cannot recommend Grow Traffic enough!”

Paula MulliganDirect Business & Accounting Services Limited

“Friendly and helpful, provided me with a brilliant audit of the website and a very concise summary which has helped immensely with creating a new SEO strategy for the business.”

Kelley Harrison

“Glorious Glastonbury Holiday Homes has been on the first page of Google ever since Rachel took charge of my website. I couldn't be more pleased.”

Barbara ChampionGlorious Glastonbury Holiday Homes

“Grow Traffic have helped us for past 3 years. Really helpful and always on hand day and night to answer any questions and help with queries. They really do go above and beyond and are a pleasure to speak with! Thanks guys!”

Katie WakelingGuy Wakeling Jewellery

SEO for Small Businesses

Here at GrowTraffic we pride ourselves on being friendly and approachable. We aren’t smug city centre SEO agents, kidding ourselves that what we do is a dark art. And nor are we bedroom, freelance SEO agents who find it hard to communicate with clients.

We are a small, but growing agency with a diverse skill set and can handle any size of clients with a personable, professional service you would struggle to find anywhere else.

We believe it is our approach to our customers that makes us stand out from the crowd. We don’t bamboozle with jargon, we don’t oversell, and we would never suggest a course of action if we don’t believe it is the right thing to do.

We hear so much about SEO agencies who just want to take the money and do very little for it, or flog pay per click, but that’s not us.

Have a look here to see what makes us unique.

Friendly SEO Consultants

Many business owners believe SEO and digital marketing is reserved for only large businesses with huge marketing budgets.

Here at GrowTraffic, we believe every business should be able to grow, regardless of budget, target audience, or experience.

That is why we have fully tailorable packages to suit all budgets. We guide you through the entire process, so you don’t have to worry about knowing the ropes yourself.

Not only that, but we will train you on the basics of content creation and SEO, so you can manage the monthly spend and use your internal resources to full effect.

We are here to help your business grow.

Additionally, if you’re having any issues with your existing website or are in need of a new website altogether, then we’re always happy to take a look and offer our advice, with no strings attached, so please get in touch.

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