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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+

What Exactly Is Search Engine Marketing?

Search engine marketing, also known as SEM, remains an incredibly powerful way to grow your business in a competitive environment. There is no denying that, in today’s digitally savvy world, there are millions of businesses vying for the same attention. This means that online advertising has never been more important to nearly any type of organisation. Put simply, search engine marketing is ideal to better promote your products or services while growing your business.

For many, SEM ranks above SEO but they are both essential components to your overall online marketing strategy. There is no magic formula to continuously achieve top spot in search rankings and if you think you can artificially boost rankings, think again. Google, Bing and other search engines constantly combat old methods to ensure search results are relevant and fair.


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How To Monitor Social Media Mentions

social media mentions

If your business has any sort of online presence, you can’t afford not knowing how to monitor social media mentions. While some customers still contact businesses directly to resolve a query or lodge a complaint, most tend to voice their opinions on social media. As a result, brands must have a social listening strategy in place to track social media mentions. It allows brands to track, analyse and respond to online conversations about your brand and industry.

Gathering data from social listening can help you manage every aspect of your business, from public relations and customer services to product development and marketing. Without a social listening strategy, your brand is missing out on valuable insights like what customers think about your brand and what they are saying about your competitors.


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How To Improve Your Website SEO

website SEO

Many businesses know they need a new or updated website but struggle to articulate what they need in terms of website SEO. Customers use search engines to gain access to the internet which means your business’ website must be optimised. Considering that Google’s search engine runs 3.5 billion searches every day, targeting this audience is a real no-brainer. However, getting your website SEO just right requires a strategic and necessary approach regardless of your website’s topic.

The primary goal for a business is to make it as easy as possible for their customers to find them. While paid search works wonders as a short-term solution, especially for specific campaigns, you cannot succeed without effective SEO. This includes on and off-page SEO, keyword research, backlinks and Domain Authority among others.


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Here’s What Happened With Google Ads In 2018

Google Ads

Digital marketing in itself is a broad term and consists of several elements. The world of Paid Ads (Google Ads) plays a significant role and if your business hasn’t yet tapped into its potential, 2019 is the year to start.

As many of you might know, one ‘human year’ is a lifetime in the digital world. Advances in technology, more upgrades and new algorithms occur regularly which means we need to learn fast and adapt accordingly. There’s no more hiding from technology and the sooner companies realise the importance of Google Ads, the sooner they will find success. Provided, of course, they know what they’re doing or partner with a digital marketing agency with PPC expertise.

In 2018 we saw many changes in the digital world including the rebrand from Google AdWords to Google Ads. That was only the beginning as there were many changes and innovations that followed. In this article we’ll briefly touch on a few but first, a quick recap on what Google Ads really is. Continue reading