Keyword Research and Digital Marketing

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In our last blog on Top Social Media Tips we spoke about the importance of content marketing. Along the same digital marketing vein is keyword research. Without keywords, SEO does not exist. Keywords are like a roadmap for your SEO campaigns as they tell you where to go and whether or not you’re making progress. They also help you identify thoughts, fears and needs of your target audience.

Putting it plainly, keyword research is market research for the 21st century. Before we dive in, let’s see how the internet and search engines came to be the powerful tools they are today. Continue reading

What In The World Is Organic SEO?

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We hear this question more often than one might think and today, we’ll reveal some of the basics. Organic SEO is the process of increasing traffic to your website by making it more prominent in search engine results (SERPs) using specific targeted keywords. It means getting good rankings for your targeted search terms across all search engines without having to pay for placements.

When you carry out a Google search, for example, you’ll see the regular results along with highlighted boxes at the top and on the right-hand side. These are “Ad related to ‘search term’” which means Continue reading

Digital Marketing Strategy: Five Reasons Why You Need One

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Many businesses ask the same question as to where they should start when developing a digital marketing strategy. The ever-growing competition, globalisation and the internet provide customers with more products, easier and faster than ever. There are so many great digital marketing techniques such as search, social, email marketing and marketing automation. How do some companies still not have an integrated plan to acquire and retain customers?

Getting your digital marketing strategy just right can be challenging but it’s worth the effort. Don’t lose out to the competition by thinking your business doesn’t need a sound digital marketing strategy. You’ll see that a little bit of effort is well worth it in the end! Continue reading

Web Development and Search Engine Optimisation

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An engaging website is essential to your online success and provides the hub for your digital marketing campaigns. Good web development and SEO practices mean happy customers which keeps you in Google’s good books.

Too often, businesses underestimate the importance of effective search engine optimisation (SEO) in terms of web development. SEO is not a standalone feature or function and needs to be implemented during the build, not added in later. It’s integral to your web development process which essentially involves designing a website for search marketing and lead generation. Continue reading