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301 Redirects play an important role in your website, and although you may have heard of them before, you may not know what they are or when you need to use them.  We’ve put together an article covering commonly asked questions about 301 redirects - read below.  What is a 301 Redirect?  A 301 redirect is a status code which a server sends to your browser for a permanent redirect. This is used to send users and search engines...

With 83% of Instagram users discovering new products or services through the platform, it is a channel that cannot be missed. However, there has been some debate as to whether a business Instagram account can help with your overall SEO.  As another avenue of traffic towards your business, Instagram can increase your company’s online presence and boost brand awareness. Having more brand-managed platforms within the top positions of branded SERPs means you have more control over how...

 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...

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...

This article is focused on fixing the on site SEO issues of your website. However, in order to fix on site SEO issues, we need to identify what on-site issues we have. The easier way to do this is using Ahref’s site audit tool, which will flag up any on site issues you have on your website. Click on-site audit and enter the domain. Ahrefs will then crawl the site and provide you with information about internal...

We all know that website security is vital, to protect you from outside threats and to keep your website safe for both you and customers. But website security can also influence your SEO. This is because, the more secure your website is, the better it will rank in the SERP’s. This increase your website's visibility to users which therefore gives you an increased chance of conversions and leads.  How Security Affects Website SEO  HTTPS  If you look at the...

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...

Just because you have a local business, this does not mean that you shouldn’t be using Google and online tactics to optimise your visibility to local customers.  Here are the things your business needs to be doing on Google:  What You Need To Do on Google  Optimise your Google My Business Listing This will appear on the right hand side of organic searches in Google, and you should ensure that this is filled out correctly. That includes general business information...

Google My Business is a feature often overlooked by many businesses and marketers - but it can be extremely effective. It helps businesses to be more discoverable both online and real life. In order for small businesses to grow and survive they must be discoverable by users and customers.  What is Google My Business?  Google My Business is a free tool that allows businesses to manage how they appear in Google Search and maps. It is information that...