About Rob Thomas

Rob lives and breathes Social Technology, Social Media & Mobile Marketing. He will show you how to use them to improve many areas of your bottom line, not just Marketing! He’ll show you how to enhance and protect your reputation, whilst generating increased sales, reduced costs and improved customer acquisition and retention. Recognised as an expert in reputation management, digital and mobile marketing, Rob is a professional speaker both in the U.S. and across Europe. In addition to consultation services, including the “12 step process to achieve Social Proficiency” programme, Rob also coaches, trains and provides implementation services to help business owners, organisational leaders and their teams. If you want/need Rob to speak at one of your events please email him rob.thomas@wsi-emarketing.com You can follow me on Google+

Social Media Marketing Trends For 2019

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It is about that time of year again where we reflect on the past, present and future trends. This time, we will look at social media marketing and what the digital world might look like in 2019. Thinking out loud, who could have predicted the inevitable demise of Google+?

With the social media landscape constantly changing, one thing remains constant. Success in the online world depends largely on an effective social media marketing strategy regardless of business type. No matter what happens in 2019, brands need to adapt quickly. It is time to implement a strategy that not only generates interest but also encourages engagement and increases conversions. Continue reading

How To Optimise Your E-Commerce Site

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We’ve spoken at length about the importance of SEO for websites but what about e-commerce? It is no secret that the online shopping world is exceeding all expectations and the sector will likely continue to grow. In 2017, e-commerce sales totaled more than $2.3 billion worldwide and experts predict it could double by 2021.

While this is great news for e-commerce brands, they need to work extra hard to keep ahead of the competition. Finding ways to increase visibility and popularity online is becoming increasingly difficult but with the right digital marketing tactics, your business will come out on top.

Improving the search rankings for your e-commerce brand is more important than many might think. If your site does not appear at the top of SERPs when a customer is looking for a product, you will not generate new leads through organic traffic. Continue reading

Using Marketing Automation And Social Media To Grow Your Audience

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Every marketer would agree that social media has become an even bigger factor for lead generation. While platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are incredibly powerful for content sharing, brand awareness and generating business, don’t forget marketing automation. There are several fantastic apps that can do more than just send emails. It’s all about creating and spreading good quality content, generating an interest and measuring ROI.

While having 10 000 Twitter followers is great, it doesn’t mean much if nobody engages with your brand. Knowing what content to post, how to share it and to who is essential for growing your audience. It all comes down to employing social media marketing automation tactics that will help generate leads, increase conversions and accurately measure results. Continue reading

How White Hat SEO Could Harm Your Business

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Looking at SEO in more detail reveals ‘black hat’ and ‘white hat’ tactics. For anyone not familiar with these terms, black hat SEO is “bad” or disingenuous while white hat SEO is “good” or ethical search engine optimisation. Adding to the mix is ‘grey hat’ SEO which is somewhere between manipulative and virtuous but still capable of reaping massive rewards.

While not all black hat SEO tactics will hurt your online business at the moment, it may do so in the near future. That’s not all though as several white hat techniques can actually have serious consequences if you don’t implement them correctly. White hat techniques may have the best intentions for the internet and user but it’s not always as simple as ‘black or white’. Continue reading