Why is my website not showing on Google?

Posted by Abby Mitchinson on 02/09/19 09:45

Ah, the question everybody wants to know the answer to. You’ve got a fully designed website, lots of great imagery and informative content… and yet no one is finding it. 

Google is the number one search engine across the world - 3.5 billion Google searches are made everyday - and drives the majority of search traffic to websites. In recent years, the first page of Google captured as many as 92% of search traffic clicks. Having a strong Google SEO strategy is crucial for decent ROI. 

Everyday, Google creates new algorithms that last week meant one thing, and now mean something different. It’s difficult to keep up with everything, so where do you begin? 

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Topics: Googe SEO strategy

See how we helped a recruitment agency generate a 4000% increase in lead generation

Posted by Vikki Pearce on 21/08/19 16:33

The challenge

Five months ago, we started working with a recruitment consultancy, M&E Global, who specialise in subcontracting work for the defence industry. Over the past 20 years, they’ve been offering a range of project solutions, supporting various global military contracts. They take a well-rounded approach to recruitment, not only finding their candidates jobs but also supporting them throughout the entirety of their contracts. This holistic approach to recruitment is what makes M&E unique, working closely with both candidates and clients so that all parties get exactly what they need.

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Topics: Recruitment agency marketing

Want more candidate applications? A lead generation guide for recruiters

Posted by Richard Stephens on 13/08/19 10:37

With everyone turning digital, traditional outbound marketing methods aren’t as reliable anymore. No one wants to be pestered with cold calls and direct advertising just isn’t as effective – in fact, according to research, 30% of all internet users now use ad blockers on their internet browsers to stop the constant flow of ads flashing up on screens. As a result, the marketing funnel has shifted due to changing buyer needs. Before this change, marketers used a ‘funnel model’, which looked a bit like this: 

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Topics: Lead Generation, Recruitment

Seven habits of successful marketing managers

Posted by Abby Mitchinson on 07/08/19 10:33

When you wake up in the morning, what’s the first thing you do? Perhaps you’re an early riser, taking the dog out for a walk as the sun climbs over the rooftops. Or maybe you stay in bed as long as possible, hitting the snooze button until you absolutely have to get up. No matter your morning routine, it’s absolutely possible to be successful in your role as a marketing manager.

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Topics: inbound marketing techniques

Go-to guide to your first year of inbound marketing

Posted by Richard Stephens on 02/08/19 11:14

With 55% of marketers saying that blog content creation is their top marketing priority, it’s clear to see that marketing strategies are moving from traditional, ‘outbound’ techniques to more up-to-date, ‘inbound’ methods where it’s all about enticing people to engage with the business. Producing blog content is a great way to offer potential leads something valuable so that, when they’re at the point where they’re ready to make a purchase, they pick you over your competitors. Plus, the stats are pretty promising: marketers who prioritise blogging efforts are 13x more likely to see a positive return on investment (ROI) and content marketing gets three times more leads than paid search advertising. 

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Topics: inbound marketing services

Calling all recruitment agencies! Here’s how to get the best ROI from your marketing spend

Posted by Richard Stephens on 12/07/19 11:01

There are a lot of buzzwords and industry jargon in marketing. From SEO to metadata, PPC to CPC, there’s a lot to get your head around when it comes to effective digital marketing. However, as a recruitment agency, you can’t not have a strategy in place; as we’re sure you’re well aware, the recruitment sector is getting more and more competitive. So, to help you make the most of your marketing spend, we’ve highlighted how to get the best return on investment (ROI). We’re seeing amazing results from our digital marketing for recruitment agencies, so read on to ensure you’re doing everything you can to get the most from your marketing spend.

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Topics: recruitment agency

How to find a balance between SEO and content

Posted by Richard Stephens on 05/07/19 09:41

Continually writing creative content can be exhausting, especially when you’ve got a department to run. The writing process takes up so much time - from topic creation to final draft, there are a lot of steps involved in creating just one piece of content. But as a marketing manager, controlling the content your business outputs is absolutely essential - after all, you need it to pull in the right customers for the company. However, when you throw in planning and running a successful SEO marketing strategy to the mix, you’ve suddenly got a lot of pressure weighing on your shoulders and a lot to control.

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Topics: Content Marketing Strategy, SEO techniques

What is inbound marketing, and how do you sell it to your boss?

Posted by Richard Stephens on 26/06/19 14:10

Whether we’re in the market for a new phone, a car, or a different type of cereal, the digital era has changed how we decide on what we buy, and when we buy it. No longer do we talk to a sales rep first. Instead, we browse the internet to research exactly what we’re looking for, reading a wealth of information and reviews from existing customers. Only when we’re settled on a decision do we approach the business we’d like to buy from. In 2011, Google defined this critical new marketing moment as the ‘Zero Moment of Truth’. Put simply, it’s when people immediately turn to the internet, taking charge of the information they want to gather rather than having it pushed on them by marketers.

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Topics: "Inbound Marketing"

Does social media really impact SEO?

Posted by Richard Stephens on 12/06/19 12:51

In the past couple of years, there have been significant changes to the way Google’s search engine works. Google used to deny that social media has a direct effect on rankings, but now, social media URLs appear in search engines at a much larger scale. What we all really want to know is whether social media sharing actually helps improve search engine ranking. So, how closely linked are SEO and social media strategy?

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Topics: Social Media, SEO techniques

Top five factors Google uses to decide where to rank your website

Posted by Richard Stephens on 12/06/19 12:46

Whether you talk to an SEO expert, a business owner, or a marketing specialist, you will always hear different theories about the signals Google uses to assess the authority of your website and assign your ranking. To say Google’s algorithm is a minefield is a pretty big understatement and, believe it or not, even the Google engineers themselves find it somewhat of a mystery. This is because machine-learning algorithms, such as Google’s, are opaque - even the programmers of the AI can’t see them.

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Topics: "Inbound Marketing", recruitment agency