As the force behind Tesla, SpaceX, The Boring Company and Neurallink, as well as the former CEO of PayPal we can get some idea about how Elon Musk might choose to run Twitter and this in turn, might give us an indication about the future of social media in general. Read more
Have you ever wanted to understand the buyer behaviour process? The full journey of your customer before they eventually make a purchase.
Well, look no further than the sales funnel. Read more
Special offers and discounts can be great for your business. 90% of online consumers search for a discount before they purchase and 66% of consumers try out a new service or product on the basis of an offer and spend more.
However, if your business has small margins, running loss-leader campaigns can be dangerous. So, is it ever worth doing special offers?
So you’ve spent years working and striving until you’ve achieved the much-coveted C-Suite role you’ve been after or you’ve been building. Then what? Well, if you’re like most members of the C-Suite club, you’re probably going to find yourself suffering from some kind of depression and anxiety. Read more
I’ve been on the journey of being a business owner for a long time now. Time and time again, I have to admit to myself that I self-sabotage my own business and performance. I reckon I do this unnecessary act of self vandalism on a virtually daily basis and it erupts out of me on occasion and completely decimates various elements of the business. Read more
Picture the scene; two weeks ago Rachel and I were at Rossendale’s Mayor’s Ball, which is an annual black-tie event held by our local council to celebrate the mayor’s year in office. We didn’t have a care in the world. GrowTraffic was flying, we had money in the bank and a couple of property deals on the go. Two weeks later it seems like the whole world has diametrically shifted; our digital marketing agency has had some serious setbacks and a lot of things are going to need to change. Read more
Happy New Year!
Having not written a GT blog for some considerable time, I have now been given the honour of writing our first blog of 2018 – and what an honour that is! I know, you’re jealous. I would be too.
And so, as it’s the start of a shiny new year and we’re all feeling positive and looking forward to all the good things that lie ahead (come on; it’s only the second week of January…we’re still positive!), the GT team are going to take it in turns to make some predictions on what this year may have in store for each of our areas of expertise. I know, the world and his dog are doing it, just bear with us…we need the keywords! 😉
So, as copywriting – or SEO copywriting, to be more specific – is my thing, I’m going to give you my predictions for SEO copywriting and content marketing in 2018, based on the questions I’ve most been asked recently. So, whether you’ve been content marketing for years or are a content virgin, you can make sure 2018 will be the year you finally start to grow your business online. Read more
As busy SEO consultants, our obvious number one priority is delivering results for our clients. We deliver actionable insights, that ultimately help them achieve their business goals. But how do we achieve our goals? More specifically, what tools do we use to help us achieve our business aims? Not from an SEO or marketing perspective, but the behind the scenes, daily running of a business sense.
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
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