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With the 1 year anniversary of the GDPR coming into effect tomorrow, we thought it would be a good idea to reflect on everything we have learned including How has the GDPR law affected businesses? And are some organisations still not compliant? When GDPR first came into play, there was lots of confusion on what needed to be addressed for businesses and what they needed to do to become compliant. GDPR was created on an existing...

Building engagement on Twitter will help to build relationships between your brand and potential customers. By getting your brand name and content out there, you can drive traffic to your website, increasing leads, visitors and sales. Here are some ways in which you can increase engagement:   1. Tweet during Daytime Hours This can help more people to see your content, increasing the likelihood of shares and interactions. 2. Share images and videos. Research shows that by including images...

Instagram is a growing platform for both individuals and businesses, and with its huge amount of users, it's a great place for your business to reach new audiences and build potential leads. Here are some ways in which you can increase engagement:   1. Hashtags Searching for hashtags brings up 9 Top Posts at the results page, which is a great opportunity for you to appear in. This can mean huge exposure for your brand to reach a...

Facebook engagement is any action that someone performs on your page, whether that me like or commenting, or clicking a link. This can lead to better organic reach, in turn driving traffic to your best. This potentially can increase sales for your business. Here are ways in which you can increase engagement: 1. Share valuable content Ensure that it is helpful to the audience by solving a problem, or giving interesting information. Make sure that it is...

You may think that your small store business doesn’t need a website, as it gets foot fall from the local high street. But every business should have a website as it can enhance your chances to be found, and with 81% of consumers perform online research before making a purchase, it’s more important than ever to have a website for your business. Here’s why you need a website, even if you are a small store… Why...

Instagram have introduced a vital new change, which you may not have even noticed. More than 285 million people in the world have visual impairments, and allowing them to access the same things as everyone else. That’s why Instagram have rolled out a new feature that allows alt tags to be automatically added to images, and users to custom alt tags too. So What is An Alt Tag? An alt tag is a brief description of...

Getting your business ranking well in Google My Business can increase your chances of showing up in Google’s Local Pack, Google Maps and general organic rankings. It's free for a business to claim and verify their listing on Google. You can include some very useful information about your business for example your address, hours you’re open and phone number. This is shown below: Many local businesses just claim their Google My Business listing and forget about it....

Google does not allow signals from social media to directly affect ranking, however it does allow you to put your business front and centre on the search engine results pages, which can mean more people will see your brand. Here’s how Socials impact SEO… Ways Social Media Impacts SEO: Drives Traffic to Websites. Posting links to great content can help you to gain shares, likes and comments, and also encourage viewers to go through to...

We all know what a Search Engine is - and how we use them in everyday life. But can you remember the time before Google?  Here’s a timeline of the evolution of the Search Engine… 1989 - Archie was the very first search engine, that searched FTP sites to create an index for downloadable files, but not the contents for each site. 1993 - Aliweb was created. This crawled meta info and allowed users to submit web pages...

Your pages ability to rank can be impacted by on-page ranking factors. These can be easily implemented or changed, helping you to rank higher and get more traffic through to your website.  Page Content The content of a page is what makes it worthy of a search result position. Creating good quality content will draw people to your website. This content should also be linkable so that Search Engines can rank it, helping to drive traffic to...