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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...

AMP Pages are Accelerated Mobile Pages that allows mobile content to load instantly, by taking a page that is already mobile friendly and making it load quicker. This was a project that was born in collaboration between Google and Twitter.  Read more on AMP pages, and their benefits, below. What are AMP Pages?  AMP pages lead to 2x increase in time spent on page, and convert more mobile page visitors into customers. This is done by by simplifying the...

Email is one of the best ways to share your brands content, as email subscribers are 3x more likely to share your content on social media. Content won’t travel to readers by itself and blogs are unlikely to make it into search results by themselves.  If you’re spending budget on content, graphic and video production, you want to ensure that it gets the coverage and views that it deserves. Here are some reasons why you should share...

 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...

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...

The purpose of an Ad is to be seen by your target audience, to make an impact and build brand awareness. But how do you know that your ad has been seen?  Viewability is a measure of if your ad has had chance to be seen, and provides metrics on the number of times the ad was actually seen by users. This helps marketers to identify campaign effectiveness, allowing them to improve the campaign to increase its...

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...

Welcome back to the second instalment of our Instagram for Business tips blog post, where we are looking at how you can use the growing social media channel to grow your business. Last time, we looked at why you should use Instagram for Business, and in this post we will look at how you can use the platform to grow your brand awareness and visibility.  Without further ado, let’s get started…  How to Grow on Instagram for Business  1....