Bank Holidays, National Holidays, Labour Proposal, General Election, Election Policy, Business Holidays, Bank Holiday Proposal, Patron Saints Days
4 Extra Bank Holidays? That Ain’t So Bad!

I’ve got a rule that I don’t do party political when I’m blogging. So I’ll try my best to remain as objective as possible whilst speaking about the Labour Party’s 2017 manifesto pledge to increase the number of Bank Holiday’s to 12 if they are elected.

The reason I feel obliged to get into this debate is because I carried out some research on this last year as part of a campaign concept creation for a certain absence management software firm, so I’ve spent many hours getting a perspective on this.

The basic premise of the campaign was to educate business owners about the benefits of employees taking time off. I believed this would facilitate the creation of a campaign that wasn’t overly sales orientated, but which was well aligned to the core functionality of the product, and which was also contrary to the prevailing machismo of entrepreneurial literature – at least enough to make business owners sit up and take notice.  Read more

Networking With The Next Generation

Networking With The Next Generation

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

A (Belated) Networking Update

 

Well I’ve been a very busy little bee over the past couple of weeks, so much so that I haven’t even found time to pen a little GrowTraffic blog post; my clients have had loads but the GT world has been woefully neglected. Fortunately, Simon Dalley’s been stepping in to fill the blogging void, so I think we’ll probably survive, however it’s about time I started to pull my blogging weight so here’s a quick little post to keep you going.  Read more

Google Ends Authorship – What does this mean for Content Marketing?

I remember when Google introduced Google Plus all those years ago thinking they’d probably bitten off more than they could chew, and that the version of Google Plus I saw wasn’t up to much, certainly not up to the standards of Facebook, but I was up for giving it a try. Unfortunately, not a lot of other people where. Then a few years ago they introduce the Publisher and Authorship tags which required the user to point a website, or content back to a page on Google Plus in order Google gets an understanding of the “authorship” / authority of the content. Suddenly, I got more excited. Google has just announced this 3 year experiment has come to an end with failure and discontinuation. I’m not totally surprised, a little sad maybe, and more than a little curious about the implications for one of the most important tools in an online marketer’s arsenal: Content Marketing.

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Concentrating on What Google Can’t Take Away

You’re probably going to think this is a bit of a funny thing for a freelance seo consultant to say, but you really shouldn’t rely on another business for your own company’s survival. If you do it’s a risk and if that other organisation drops a clanger you are going to be in trouble – and guess what, if you drop them, they’ll just move on to the next client. Read more

What Goes Up Must Come Down

GrowTraffic has been sat at position 1 for freelance seo consultant for quite some time now and to be honest I’ve not done a lot to maintain the position, on Sasturday however for the first time in a long time the site dropped to position 3, I had a sneaky suspicion this was going to happen as GT dropped to position 2 for about half a day a week or so ago, this dance is a sure fire indicator that you’re about to be dropped slightly.

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