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Business Marketing
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What Is Marketing?

Marketing differentiates your business from every other business that your customer could choose. It is the first impression of your business, and we all know that first impressions DO count....
Business Marketing
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Why Local SEO is a Great Channel for Your Business

Local SEO should be considered essential for any business that targets customers in a specific location. Physical businesses including stores, restaurants and dental practices that want to get found online need to focus on their local SEO efforts. Wherever you are trying to attract local customers, local SEO plays a key role in boosting your […]...
On Page SEO
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Easy SEO Quick Wins for More Traffic

Looking for some quick wins on your website to improve your rankings and get more clicks from Google? Making changes to websites often involve skills from different people across the business such as coding and design, but these 5 suggestions should be things you can work on without needing a line of code to be […]...
SEO Case Studies
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Cosmetic Surgery SEO Case Study

Medic updates in Google have made it a turbulent year for cosmetic surgery websites, their traffic and rankings. However, we still achieved great results. TL;DR 89% organic traffic increase 28% total traffic increase 40% increase in enquires (These are all year on year stats). We started working with the company in May 2018.  During the […]...
Link Building
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Is Guest Post Outreach Just a Numbers Game?

When we are talking about digital marketing and especially search engine optimization, the question of guest blogging simply has to be raised sooner or later. And as with anything SEO-related, everyone has their (usually very strong) opinion on guest blogging. The Complex Case of Guest Blogging   One of the more important opinions on guest […]...
Link Building
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The Cost of Link Building & Links

Links cost. It is that simple, there is no such thing as a free link. There are many benefits to link building, but it is going to cost you time or money. So which is best for you – time or money, as you will pay the cost of link building in one way or the […]...
On Page SEO
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Organising SEO Tasks for Your Small Business

This is a question asked by Brian from http://www.bjp.ie/ on our Facebook page. Getting into a daily, weekly, monthly system of SEO tasks. Also getting a template for organising link building management. And lastly, wondering how much time should a small insurance broker invest in SEO we are totally new to the game. SEO is […]...
Travel Marketing
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SEO in Tourism: Things to Keep in Mind

As strange as it may seem, SEO and the tourism industry have one thing in common – both deal with pointing customers in the right direction. If you’re in the tourism, travel and hospitality industry, you’ve most certainly noticed that the market is pretty saturated and that your competition is fierce. Nothing strange, given that […]...
Travel Marketing
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6 Tips for Improving SEO for Travel Websites

Not all those who wander are lost. We know what J.R.R. Tolkien meant to say, but appealing as it may sound in real life, it can’t be applied to your travel website. If it’s not easily found on the internet and does not appear in your target audience’s searches and queries, it’s obviously not a […]...
Off Page SEOOn Page SEO
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What is SEO and How Can It Help My Website

A needle in a haystack. That’s your website on the internet. With 5.6 billion searches processed by Google every day and the fierce competition consisting of approximately 400 million active websites, you can’t expect your target audience will just stumble upon your little corner on the World Wide Web and discover all the useful and […]...
Marketing
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How to Decide on Your Digital Marketing Budget

  The best marketing doesn’t feel like marketing. – Tom Fishburne How many times have you heard that catchy concept of great products selling themselves? Probably many. And it has probably made you wonder whether you should pour all that money into marketing and advertising campaigns. If your product is great, that is. The truth […]...
Business Marketing
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How to Increase B2B Sales Leads Through Your Website

Attracting and keeping the attention of other businesses can be much more challenging than generating and nurturing B2C leads, but the rewards are also far greater. Not only in terms of actual conversion value, but also in terms of the reputation, authority and contacts gained with each successful collaboration. Like everything else, it gets easier […]...
Business Marketing
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25 Guerilla Marketing Ideas to Grow your B2B Sales Leads

Guerrilla marketing is usually associated with the B2C arena – companies surprising their potential customers with unexpected and usually very innovative messages that cost a fraction of what more traditional marketing costs. Guerrilla marketing is less common in the B2B arena and it can sometimes feel almost tame when compared to B2C guerrilla marketing, but […]...
Link Building
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The Truth About Outsourcing Link Building

Chatting to a friend who also works in digital marketing a couple of months back, we got to talking about link building. 30 minutes into the conversation, I realized I was outlining a strategy for his business. He was nodding and telling me he’d love to hire us – which was quite the opposite of […]...
Business Marketing
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Cheap SEO – Is that what you want?

First off, no I don’t offer cheap SEO and this is not an ad for cheap services.  In fact, I have a philosophical problem with any business that brands their services as cheap. Recently a client told me that their current SEO provider was cheaper and that they had various quotes that were also cheaper […]...
Marketing
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SEO Competition Research

Before starting to target your particular area online it is important to perform competition research first to find out as much information as possible.  These are the main areas I need to have information about: Is there traffic Who are your competitors? How much will it cost to compete? How long will it take to […]...