So, you’re wondering if SEO can help your business? Well, rest assured, you’re not the only one! Every business, both big and small are aiming for a successful online presence, and without an effective digital marketing strategy that includes SEO, your business is likely to be left behind.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
I don’t remember when I first heard the word blog or blogging, however, I do remember back then it was a ‘weblog’ before it was truncated to blog and I remember it was something that people did in their spare time and was something of questionable value.
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
In the digital era, it is important to consider what tools and channels to use for achieving the set goals. They will, after all, determine the effectiveness of your marketing strategy. You need to make smart choices that will yield the best results.
When it comes to choosing the best digital marketing tools, it is hard to avoid the purported rivals — SEO (search engine optimisation) or content marketing. They are two of the most important aspects of digital marketing, never losing their relevance even in the face of constantly changing marketing trends.
This infographic by Serpwatch shows that SEO builds a strong case, with statistics showing that more than 40% of business revenue is captured by organic traffic. Content marketing, however, is not far behind. It helps businesses to get more leads through blogging.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
Can you remember when search engines first arrived, way back in the 90s?
Obviously, if you’re one of today’s modern millennials, this event will not even have registered on your radar – you were probably still in nappies back in the 90s.
However, for those of us who are slightly older (should we say 30-something, to be kind?), the arrival of the first search engines was an important step. For those of us who later went on to become SEOs, it was a seminal moment. Well, it would have been, if we’d been paying attention at the time.Read More
Social media. It’s a rum old thing, ain’t it?!
It seems that every day there’s a new platform introduced, one bought out by someone else, one dropping off the radar.
Just as soon as you’ve got your head around one social media platform, it turns out that its no longer down wiv da kids, and they’ve all moved somewhere else anyway. There’s just you and your Nan left, liking each other’s cat videos.
Or, at least, as a thirty-something with a nine year old son, that’s how I feel! I’ve no sooner figured out one social media channel he’s using, and he’s lost interest in that one and has moved on to something completely new.Read More
As a business owner in the information age, you probably utilize a variety of digital marketing channels to help you grow your brand.
When it comes to the social media marketing policy for your business, it’s often hard to know what you should and shouldn’t be putting out into the world.
In fact, this is the very worry we hear most often from our clients when discussing social media, so we know the fear is real.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!
Every now and then there is a post about search which should make every SEO consultant stand up and take notice. Recently, Distilled’s Will Critchlow created one such piece of content when he created a Whiteboard Friday for Moz, about the lessons he learned from interviewing Google’s John Mueller.
The Whiteboard Friday covers a range of topics including Domain Authority, subdomains vs subfolders and a take on using noindex/nofollow. Here’s my roundup and thoughts based on the piece:
John Mueller is the Senior Webmaster Trends Analyst at Google and he’s always prepared to be super helpful when it comes to questions about how Google is treating things differently from a technical SEO perspective.
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
Business owners and marketers the world over are trying to figure out how to get their websites to rank better in Google. But it’s important to think about why and how Google ranks websites.
Those websites that appear on the first page for a search query are those that Google considers to be the most important, relevant and ultimately useful to the searcher, for a specific query. Read More