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By now, you already know that blogging is an integral part of Digital Marketing, and your business should be using this within your marketing strategies. Blogs are a great way to drive traffic and generate leads, as well as allowing you to reach customers and showcase your business as an industry expert.  But what other content types should your business be using, and why is it important to diversify your content portfolio?  Why You Should Create a Variety...

One of the best ways to grow on social media is by posting consistently and interacting with your audience. To make this easier, a social media content calendar is vital, as it allows you to schedule posts to save time and effort, as well as being able to identify what content is planned for when.  What is a Social Media Content Calendar?  This is a calendar to organise and schedule your content across your social media platforms, and...

Now that you’ve read our previous blog post on how to set up Instagram Shopping, you may be wondering how you should leverage this in your Digital and Social Media Marketing strategy.  Instagram Shoppable posts are a great way to encourage customers to make a purchase of your products, whilst also helping to shorten the customer journey - as they can checkout easily.  How to Optimise Shoppable Posts  When adding shoppable posts, you want to make sure that you’re...

In the past, the only way to connect your followers with your products was with a website link in your bio, however the new feature provides a seamless experience for users to easily shop your products - directly from your posts or stories. Instagram’s shopping feature is a great way to get customers' journeys shorter.  With over half a billion monthly active users on Instagram, it is a platform that should be used by all businesses -...

Social Media has always been used for B2C marketing, however it doesn’t mean that B2B companies can’t use social media too.  One of the largest reasons that B2B companies can often struggle, is the lack of knowledge and awareness of social media and its possible benefits, the lack of staffing and training, or lack of resources available.  However, businesses need to embrace social media marketing, as they cannot rely solely on traditional tactics such as networking events or...

 Website Accessibility is a critically important area that every business owner with a website should be aware of and prioritising.  What is Web Accessibility?  Accessibility means that a disabled person can access or benefit from your website, and it is about ensuring that your website is inclusive, accessible and mindful of all users. Ultimately, you need to make sure that your website can be used by everyone - regardless of permanent or temporary disability.  Not only does this mean...

What are negative keywords? Negative keywords are a very basic yet essential tool for controlling the positioning and spending in the digital landscape. They allow us to remove any keywords that we do not wish to appear for or that may not resemble & represent our product/service. Let’s take the example of a phone reseller, let’s say you sell all the major brands apart from Nokia. In that case, it would make sense that you do not want your...

LinkedIn is known for being one of the best Social Media platforms for B2B marketing - but what if you want to market B2C? Should you still use this platform?  The answer is yes. With over 260 million active users on LinkedIn - and 40 million of those being in decision-making positions - there is a large opportunity to connect with individuals.  Below are 7 ways to use LinkedIn in your marketing strategy.  1. Use Visuals   Drive traffic to your...

The hype around blogging may make you think that it is useful but not essential, but it is in fact critical for businesses. Below, we discuss some of the benefits of having a blog for your business.  Benefits of Having a Blog  1. Increase Traffic to Your Website  A blog gives users a reason to visit your website if you post quality content that gives value. Once users are on your website, they are likely to continue navigating across...

Local SEO is vital for businesses that operate on a regional basis, and need good footfall to their shop or offices. Local SEO focuses on appearing in the Search Engine Results in a specific location, to increase website traffic and leads. This strategy allows you to compete more effectively against bigger competitors. Here’s how to make your local SEO successful.  1. Create a Google My Business Account - and Use it  Google My Business is a really handy...