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

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

B2B Content Marketing: How To Engage With Your Audience

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Most business people will acknowledge that Social Media is a necessity at a personal and brand level. Many will also agree that quality content and good reputation management are essential regardless of business type. Considering that a B2B audience consume content differently than the average consumer, how do you market your brand properly and to the right audience?

If you only follow the habits and trends of the average consumer, your B2B content marketing strategy will fail. For businesses operating as B2B and B2C, market segmentation becomes even more important. In this article we’ll take a look at content marketing and engagement strategies for a B2B audience. Continue reading

How To Optimise Content For Voice Search

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In today’s digital world, most of us have used Alexa, Google Assistant, Cortana or Siri for voice search. Industry leaders are predicting that by 2020, between 20-50% of all online searches will be through voice. Now is the time to implement SEO best practices and techniques to optimise content for voice search and virtual assistants.

Google launched a major algorithm update in 2013, called the Google Hummingbird. It started to consider user intent and contextual meaning of queries. At that stage, marketers had to refine their strategies from stuffing keywords in articles to identifying and addressing the challenges of their audience.

Now, voice technology is another step in the right direction to improve user experience through semantics. Continue reading