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
A rapidly emerging entity of digital marketing is social media advertising. Social media are fun, creative, informative and engaging platforms that can boost business revenues.
If done strategically, one high-quality, valuable post can singlehandedly increase following in a matter of hours!
Imagine if that was your company’s post. You could be looking at new leads and skyrocketing conversions, which, in turn, increases sales or brand awareness. No matter what your business goals and objectives are, social media will come to the rescue and help you achieve them.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
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!Read More
So, you are thinking you might want to engage an SEO agency to improve your rankings in search engines? Or maybe you have an SEO agency already but aren’t sure what they should be doing.
Well you have certainly come to the right place (we’re award winning, don’t you know!).
But how does an SEO agency improve rankings?Read More
So you’ve employed an SEO Copywriter to start producing blogs for your website in order to boost your website’s traffic, and thus get you more new customers.
Good move; you’re already on the right step to grabbing those top rankings for your keywords on Google!
But how can you tell if the blogger you’ve employed to write your blogs is any good? Well, luckily for you, there are a couple of key benchmarks that will help you tell whether your SEO Copywriter is da bomb, such as whether or not your blogs are uploaded on time, whether the spelling, grammar and punctuation is correct, and whether your copywriter is writing about the type of subjects that will interest your audience.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!
Here at GrowTraffic we’ve worked with businesses from all over the world. We’ve helped out businesses throughout Europe, Australia, the USA, Israel and South Africa, however, most of the businesses we work with are in the UK and whilst we’re based in the North West and South Yorkshire, we work on a surprisingly large number of websites from businesses based in the Greater London area.
If you’re a London-based company you may have heard about the benefits of north sourcing various tasks, with SEO and content being a digital marketing channels that are particularly well suited to being north sourced. Read More
Sadly, this event was largely ignored in the U.K.
The media has been completely focused on Brexit, and the announcement of the ‘meaningful vote’ in parliament being postponed added fuel to this on going political debate, meaning Human Rights Day, a day to celebrate our rights and privileges we are endowed with just for being human, was overlooked.
Not here though, not at Grow Traffic.
We are proud to support the launch of a new website HumanRightsExplained.net , a website that has been designed to offer a no nonsense guide to the somewhat complex world of human rights and present a tool for education to be used by anybody wanting to improve their knowledge around this subject.
Want to find out more? Read On….. Read More
Here at GrowTraffic, we like to position ourselves as the antidote to SEO companies.
We do say that slightly tongue in cheek – we’re not that big headed really – and it’s not that we think we’re a million times better than any other SEO agencies out there (although, we do think we’re a little bit better than a lot of SEO companies out there! Just a little bit.).
No, one of the main reasons we say that we’re different is because of the fact that we give our clients measurable KPIs, so they can assess what we’re doing and how well we’re doing it.
But if you’re trying to do SEO by yourself, or if you’re working with an agency that hasn’t told you what you’re supposed to be watching out for, how do you know which metrics to keep an eye on? Well luckily for you, GT have come up with our handy little infographic on The Top 10 SEO KPIs to Monitor (below), so you can see at a glance what you’re supposed to be checking, why you need to check it, and where. 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
Here, at Ahrefs, we firmly believe that the key to building a successful SEO Tool (or any tool for that matter) lies in our customer base itself. Because who else is better to tell you what people who buy your product need?
Obviously, we do some filtering and adjusting. But, nevertheless, we are good listeners, always open to learning something new.
And by providing assistance to our customers, each person on our team feels like they do something bigger than just guiding or answering common questions. Well, the position is called Customer Success Specialist for a reason. Read More
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
More and more, traditional marketing strategies are either going out the window or being saved for the big boys.
Since the big boys obviously don’t need little old me writing their marketing strategy, I’m going to talk to the rest of you, rest of us anyway. How do you compete?
SEO – The Story SO Far for 2018
You know it’s coming to the end of the year when Sports Personality of the Year is on the BBC and the annual reviews start appearing in the tabloids and on social media, whether they are about film releases, the year in politics, fashion hits and misses or generally the stories that made the headlines from January to December are reviewed and make the headlines once more!
When it comes to Digital Marketing developments however, it’s worth remembering that changes to SEO algorithms moves so quickly and Google updates happen in the blink of an eye, that it’s worth stopping half way through the year to reflect and ensure you’re digital marketing strategies are still on track.
Want to find out if you are still winning the SEO strategic battle? Find out here in this week’s blog! Read More
The website is all good to go, the pages are well optimised, the product pictures look great and the E-Commerce shop is waiting for customers to spend their money and generate sales. It’s all very exciting, you have spent ages planning and setting up a business and you’ve depleted your hard-earned savings on having a professional website built.
But what do you do about keeping your content fresh once the website is launched? Content is King after all, and it’s a huge factor in those all-important SEO rankings that ensure your website comes out on top in the Google search.
Well you plan. That’s what. You plan your content like you plan everything else to stay well organised and on top of your game.
Want to know how to plan content for your website? Read On… Read More
We all get stuck in a marketing rut at work from time to time. When you’re a marketer you’ll realise that you’re doing the same things over and over again in slightly different ways and hoping to get different results. As the old saying goes “if you always do the same things, you’ll always get the same results,” and whilst this is true, sometimes it’s hard to think of what to do next and what to do differently. Read More
We may be halfway through the year already (where has it gone?!) but we still love hearing what others think about digital marketing trends in 2018. So when digital marketing writer, Matthew West, asked us if he could share some of his thoughts with our readers we jumped at the chance. Enjoy!