Many business know they need a new or updated website but struggle to articulate what they need from that new website. Pointing out what’s wrong with the current website is a useful start but simply fixing what is wrong with an old website won’t lead to the best possible new website. In order to make creating a new website as simple as possible we’ve simplified the process into the 7 key steps of website development.
In the world of SEO the (right) tactics that were being used years ago are still the things that work. Good on-site SEO combined with good quality, relevant content distributed across your online channels will bring good organic search results – eventually. Remember, achieving rankings through organic SEO is not something that will happen overnight; it takes time and effort. It is a marathon, not a sprint, and is something you have to keep doing. If you want quick and immediate rankings, then you need to consider paid search advertising.
Along the way there have been some people who have discovered loopholes that may have allowed them to claw their way up the organic search engine rankings quickly in the short term. But the truth is, as the search engines improved and got better at identifying those loopholes, those short term gains turned into very long term penalties for those that adopted the practices. Continue reading →
Does your digital advertising send your visitors to your home page as the starting point of their journey? If so, you could be wasting your digital advertising budget and ought to think again! A well architected landing page is much more likely to convert visitors into leads.
If you haven’t read part 1 of our Common PPC Shortcomings series you can find it here. In our day to day work we find a large amount of PPC ads have similar faults. Often they are the kind of thing someone setting up their own ads wouldn’t think of. This also means these things aren’t asked of an agency so even if you’ve outsourced to a professional you may unfortunately still have these problems present in your PPC campaigns.
Part 2 focuses on extensions. Call Extensions, Sitelink Extensions and Location Extensions. If you’re not sure what any of those are then you need to read on! There’s a good chance you might be losing out because you haven’t asked for these things. The right extensions can have a huge effect on Click Through Rates across the board.
Bounce Rate is an important metric when it comes to measuring the optimisation of your pages, blogs and ads. However it’s not as simple as just a ‘good’ and a ‘bad’ Bounce Rate. Depending on the type of page and the aim of it a ‘good’ Bounce Rate can vary wildly. The Bounce Rate tells you if visitors are staying on your website or if they’re leaving without taking a look around.
So What Exactly Is Bounce Rate?
A site visitor has ‘bounced’ if they leave your site after viewing only a single page. If a visitor bounces it suggests one of two things, either they’ve found exactly what they were looking for or they see nothing they’re looking for. Context is important when it comes to deciding whether your Bounce Rate is in the right ballpark. Continue reading →