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How Do I Justify Content Marketing When The ROI Is Low?

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So your boss has told you that you need to start doing some content marketing, but he also wants to see regular reports and a clear ROI from your marketing spend.

What are you going to do?

Surely, as everyone knows, content marketing has a low ROI; it’s never going to get you the big bang for your buck that you need to demonstrate in a short space of time?!?

Well, that might just be where you’re wrong.

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Digital Marketing Agency Vs In-House; Which Is Better For Business?

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If you are a Marketing Manager or Director you will be familiar with the age-old question of digital marketing agency Vs in-house. That eternal struggle of balancing your internal staff with your outsource team.  

It’s no secret that effective marketers outsource specialist areas, such as design or copywriting, but outsourcing to digital marketing agencies is often thought of as a luxury. After all, anyone can do Facebook, right?

Well, we are here to have a look at the benefits of outsourcing to a digital marketing agency and the benefits of bringing it in house.

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How Often Should You Review Your Marketing Plan?

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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.

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What Are The Most Effective Types Of Social Media Advertising?

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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.

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How Do I Create and Measure an Effective Customer Retention Strategy for E-commerce?

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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?

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Should My Web Designer Understand SEO?

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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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How Can I Tell If My Blogger Is Any Good?

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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.

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North Sourcing SEO

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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

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Grow Traffic Supports Human Rights Day

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Monday 10th December saw the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, (UDHR), a day that is symbolically marked around the globe as Human Rights Day.

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.

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The Top Ten SEO KPIs To Monitor (Infographic)

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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

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Things I Learned About SEO as a Customer Success Specialist at Ahrefs

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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

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Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves: Women In SEO

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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

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How Is Content Marketing Changing in 2018?

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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?

Content marketing has changed the game.  Stop swimming and die, or in this case, stop evolving, stop adapting, stop giving great answers, and die.  Read More

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Putting SEO Predictions Under The Microscope – 2018 A Mid-Year Review

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 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

How To Create and Maintain Great Content for Your Website

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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