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Insourced or outsourced marketing: what's right for me?

Posted by Richard Stephens on 9/18/18 10:09 AM

We get asked this question a lot when we’re talking with clients and new prospects. Businesses are either new and considering how to get the most bang for their buck or they’re established and want control but are concerned about escalating marketing costs. Either way, choosing between insourced and outsourced marketing is a tough decision for any business owner or marketing team.

What should you keep in and what goes out the door? It’s a hard question to answer. We’ll confess we’re slightly biased on this one, but the reality is as with most things there isn’t a one-size-fits-all model. To decide what’s right for you, you need to consider what your internal skill set is like as well as other factors such as culture before making any big decisions.

If you have a business full of individuals with a very specific industry skill but with no marketing or sales experience, then outsourcing could make the most sense. However, if you or other people in your company have strong sales experience or a leaning towards digital marketing services, then you might consider getting them involved with your new marketing division.

And by the way, not having a marketing provision isn’t an option anymore!

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Topics: Inbound

SEO: How a simple audit will boost your search rankings

Posted by Richard Stephens on 9/7/18 10:18 AM

How important are your search engine rankings?

Well, 71% of search traffic clicks come from the first page on Google. Second-page results only get 6% of clicks.

The top listing in Google’s organic search results receives 33% of traffic, with the second spot getting 18%.

In other words, your company’s visibility in the search engine rankings is vital to its online success.

So, what can you do to make sure your site rises up the search engine rankings?

This is where Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) comes in. It’s a series of methods you can use to optimise your website, so it appears higher in the search engine results, compared to your competitors’ sites.

It’s a complex undertaking and one that relies on you implementing an effective range of internet SEO solutions to drive more organic traffic to your website. It’s also an important undertaking as a recent study reveals more than half of online traffic for B2B and B2C sites comes from organic searches.  

But every website is different. So, an SEO audit provides a comprehensive website analysis to help you identify areas of improvement to further optimise your site. It evaluates how search engines view your website and its performance in the search engine results.

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Topics: SEO

Where Your Inbound Marketing Budget Really Goes

Posted by Richard Stephens on 9/6/18 10:40 AM

In a world of increasingly stretched budgets and advancing marketing methods, you may not know which strategies to use to boost your business’s brand and reputation.

However, inbound marketing could help you to reach your target audience and get more customers in a highly cost-effective manner.

Inbound marketing is simply a marketing method based on attracting customers through content and interactions. The key to a successful inbound marketing strategy is that this content and these interactions are relevant and helpful to your customers, which builds your brand, creates true customer loyalty and transforms your customers into brand advocates.

But how much of your inbound marketing budget will have an impact on your marketing strategies cost?

It’s a fair question and one that many businesses are keen to answer.

Inbound marketing is a highly effective marketing solution. On average, businesses spend significantly less on their inbound marketing compared to traditional outbound techniques. However, over 50% more leads come from inbound marketing services.

Inbound marketing is also a long-term and ongoing solution. There are a range of inbound marketing services and strategies available to your business. For example, you may decide to invest in a blog or create a series of targeted landing pages. As a result, its cost can vary greatly depending on the extent and range of strategies you decide to adopt.

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Topics: "Inbound Marketing"

How to quickly see if your inbound marketing solutions are working

Posted by Abby Pearson on 8/30/18 3:33 PM

Inbound marketing is a marathon, not a sprint. While some inbound marketing services can manifest quickly into tangible business benefits, others can take time to plant the right seeds, build your brand reputation and get more users to your website.

It all depends on your approach. It may take just a few months for your initial inbound marketing strategies to kick in and for your website to start rising up the search engine rankings. And you may not reap the initial rewards of creating great content for many months as you build your long term digital assets.

However, in our experience, it is possible to accelerate your inbound marketing efforts so you can start to realise real results faster. Here are a handful of inbound marketing services that could help you to see such results more quickly:

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Topics: inbound marketing services

How to understand marketing measurement in 4 mins

Posted by Abby Pearson on 8/30/18 2:54 PM

When it comes to how to measure marketing performance, you may not know where to start. There are a vast range of marketing metrics and it can, sometimes, be difficult to understand which one you should use for specific scenarios and campaigns.

But we all know how valuable data is - just look at the hundreds of data and marketing analytics tools that have emerged over the last few years - and yet marketers can struggle with measuring performance and ROI.

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Topics: inbound marketing services

Why link building is so important for your SEO digital solutions

Posted by Abby Pearson on 8/28/18 11:19 AM

Link building is a vital weapon in your SEO digital solutions arsenal. In basic terms, link building is where you get other websites to link back to your website. If a lot (more than your competitors) of high authority websites link direct users to a specific page, then that page will rank highly for related keywords.. This drives traffic to your site and its content, helping you to increase your website domain authority, which is a prediction of your website’s performance in Google Search. If your website is linked to by powerful sites, then this is like a positive vote for your site. It increases your kudos with the likes of Google search.

In other words, getting other sites to link back to your website will boost your SEO. The power of link building is well established with Google announcing backlinks as one of its top three ranking signals in 2016. What’s more, SEMRush added five more backlink-related factors to its second Ranking Factors Study 2017.

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Topics: SEO Digital Solutions, Link Building

How inbound marketing can make your team more efficient

Posted by Richard Stephens on 8/7/18 11:10 AM

In today’s fast-paced world, the way people buy is changing - and therefore the way we market to customers is changing too. Tired traditional techniques are being cast aside, with new digital methodologies such as inbound marketing services taking centre stage. You can find out more about inbound here - but in a nutshell, it’s all about using clever content to attract prospects to you and build lasting relationships. However, as well as appealing to clients, inbound has a number of benefits for your marketing team too - including increased efficiency. Read on to discover how inbound can help make your team more efficient… 

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Topics: "Inbound Marketing", inbound marketing services

Your ultimate SEO solutions toolkit

Posted by Abby Pearson on 7/18/18 3:31 PM

It’s pretty simple: if you want your website to be found, you have to engage in SEO. Google gets over 100 billion searches a month - so if you want your website to rank highly on search engines and ultimately end up with more visitors, you need to optimise your site so that search engines fall in love with it.

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Topics: SEO Solutions

How to measure inbound marketing ROI

Posted by Richard Stephens on 7/9/18 2:09 PM

So you’ve decided to embrace inbound marketing as part of your digital marketing strategy - great! You’ve identified your personas, created a content strategy and are busy writing and sharing informative content that delivers value to your customers. And you know it’s working, too: there’s a definite increase in leads, and more and more people are converting to customers. So far, it’s all heading in the right direction!

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Topics: Marketing, inboundmarketing

Seven ways blogging can be a great SEO solution

Posted by Richard Stephens on 6/22/18 9:00 AM

Blogging is a fantastic way to attract more visitors to your website. With high quality, consistent and optimised content published on a regular basis on your blog, your website’s search engine optimisation (SEO) will go through the roof. SEO can be a pretty overwhelming concept to wrap your head around, but investing time in your blog is a quick (and cheap) way to direct more traffic to your website.

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Topics: SEO Solutions

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