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Rebecca Patrick
01/12/2018

Embracing Email Marketing In 2018

The world of digital marketing is now old enough to be able to look back at the trends that have developed over the years. From social media marketing to SEO and mobile optimisation, through it all though, email marketing has survived and still continues to be a widely used platform for digital marketing.

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Rebecca Patrick
12/13/2017

How To Increase Your Social Media Engagement Rate In 2018

It goes without saying that one of the most frustrating things about social media marketing is receiving no engagement. You take the time out to create what you feel is great content but most of the time, you’ll receive less feedback than you think you deserve. Sometimes there’ll be a like or two, you might even get a comment here and there but it’s never the result you’re hoping for. As disheartening as this experience is, most of the time it isn’t your content, it’s how you are going about capturing your audience’s attention. The aim of social media marketing is to capitalise on connection and a great hook to increase your social media engagement rate allows you to do that. Here are our top tips to rising above the social media noise next year.

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Rebecca Patrick
10/04/2017

Finding Your Ideal Target Audience In 3 Simple Steps

The potential for success of any marketing company for both big and small businesses is limited until you know who to target.

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Rebecca Patrick
09/20/2017

4 Social Media Myths Busted

With social media slowly becoming the most popular platform for small businesses to market their brand and services, certain myths have arisen as to whether or not it’s truly beneficial. Is an active social media profile a waste of your valuable time? Can you really drive sales from a social media post? You’ve probably wondered about it’s relevance to the marketing world and to your own business. We have five of the most common social media myths when it comes to SMB’s and why they’re busted.

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Rebecca Patrick
08/23/2017

Instagram: The Platform To Grow Your Business

Since being acquired by Facebook in 2012, Instagram has experienced a rapid growth rate of over 400%. The visual based app continues to grow and provide businesses with the opportunity to use an alternative social media platform to grow your business. With 80% of the users on Instagram following at least one business, if you haven’t already, now is the time to get the gram! If you’re still pondering the move, below we’ve broken down why Instagram can’t be ignored any longer.

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Rebecca Patrick
08/02/2017

Boost Your Brand’s Social Following With 3 Quick Tips

It is more often than not that some businesses are looking for alternative ways to increase their following on social media in order to drive traffic for their brand. Mistakes are made when businesses create a page and simply hope for the best without any additional marketing implemented into their social media. Instead of waiting patiently for success, it’s more beneficial for your brand to get your name out to your audience and create a strategy to keep them coming back. We’ve got some tips and suggestions regarding your social media strategy in order to boost your brand’s social following and keep it growing.

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Rebecca Patrick
07/26/2017

Brand Damaging Mistakes That Marketers Keep Making

As marketers for your business, there are many things that you can do that will either make or break your strategies and their outcomes. Your goal is to build brand awareness and generate a following in order to achieve a positive outcome. Too often that marketers make small mistakes that can and eventually will lead to brand-damaging results. We have provided you with a list of these brand damaging mistakes in order to help you adjust your strategies and find success in your marketing outcomes.

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Rebecca Patrick
07/25/2017

Tips To Creating Quality Content For Your Business

In a world where content is deemed ‘king’, quality written content takes over. Content marketing is booming, businesses are making their mark, and where does that leave you? Having trouble finding a place to start? Not sure what to create to grasp the attention of your audience? We’ve come up with some simple tips to assist you in creating the quality content for your business that your audience will enjoy.

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Rebecca Patrick
06/07/2017

Email Marketing Tips – How To Avoid Annoying Your Mail List

Contrary to popular belief, email marketing is still frequently used by businesses across the globe as an effective way to spread the word. Every email sent should be used as a lead-generating opportunity. Through email marketing, you are able to target specific audiences while making the most of a cheap and simple concept. This form of marketing is known to improve conversion rates and build traffic for multiple types of businesses. Here, we have created some quick email marketing tips for you today implement today!

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Rebecca Patrick
05/25/2017

The Benefits Of Blogging For Your Small Business

 

Blogging for your small business is sometimes seen as a waste of time. With the online world advancing and growing every day, it’s important, especially for small businesses, to establish an online presence. When you run an SME, how can you have time to run a blog on top of that? Make the time! We’ve provided you with four reasons why your business needs blogging and how useful it can be for your further development.

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31/05/2022

The Ultimate EOFY Checklist For Your Small Business

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know the end of the financial year is approaching. That means it’s probably time to get your social media marketing in order. But if you really want the end the financial year on a high note, there are some things you’re going to want to do. Below is our ultimate EOFY checklist for small businesses, guaranteed to help you end the financial year with a bang!

Get More Traffic’s Top 10 EOFY Tips

At GMT, we’re helping you get ready for the EOFY. That said, here is a checklist to help make the preparation just that much simpler. 

Review And Coordinate Your Accounts

Do you have any outstanding debts or vice versa? Say you’ve paid for Google Ads in Australia but your account is overdue or maybe you’ve provided a service to someone else who now owes you. Use this period to get on top of what you’ve paid to others and what they’ve paid you. You’ll want to make sure you pay vendors any money owed as well. Sorting all this out means you won’t have to worry about it being taxed next year. 

Keep Records And Back Up Your Data

You’ve heard the term, ‘I’ve got receipts’, and well there’s no hard evidence like proof of purchase. Additionally, we recommend backing up any crucial files or data onto a hard drive independent of your computer. You know, for safe measure. Trust us, if systems fail you’re going to thank yourself for being so proactive. 

Review Your Insurance

While you’re at it, you might as well review your insurance policies for any updates. Doing so will allow you to determine if you’re still on a package that’s right for you and your business. It’s also a great opportunity to update your insurer on any change in circumstance. 

Conduct An Audit

Count and recount your inventory so you know exactly what you have and what you need. Doing so will allow you to match what’s on paper with what’s on hand. 

Use Your Calendar

Planning is key so make a note of all your upcoming due dates, including by when you need to lodge your tax returns. 

Lodge Your Taxes

In Australia, the ATO expects you to lodge your taxes on or before October 31st so we recommend getting ready early. Organise your expenses and other tax deductions so you can have your return ready for submission sooner rather than later.

Rectify Bookkeeping Errors

With the financial year ending, you’ll want a fresh start going into the new year. We recommend going through your bookkeeping and identifying any transaction errors on your bank accounts and credit card statements.

Implement And Update Management Software

Management software makes keeping track of your inventory, finances, and other business assets easy. While we also encourage you to check all of these things manually during this time, implementing and updating your management software will save you time and resources in the long run. 

Prepare Financial Reports

Running financial reports helps point out where your business rests financially. Additionally, they’re fantastic for helping businesses outline and plan their budgeting. There are three financial reports you’re going to want to run this financial year and every subsequent year after. They are:

Balance sheet
Cash flow sheet 
Profit-and-Loss (P&L) statement

Prepare For The New Year

If you’re reading this checklist, you likely want to get on top of everything before the new financial year rolls around. By doing so, you’ll be able to figure out how your company performed over the past year and make an action plan for the future. Take a look at what worked and what didn’t and look for areas in which you can improve. Set goals and establish timelines to help you stay on track. 

Make The Most Out Of Your Social Media Marketing With The Specialists At Get More Traffic

Is your website a highway at peak hour? Because boy, you’ll be getting a lot of traffic with the help of our digital marketing experts. One of the leading digital marketing agencies in Brisbane, we’re passionate about helping businesses all over Australia harness the power of social media marketing to take their bookings to the next level. So, if you’re ready to give traffic to your website the green light and learn more about marketing, contact the team at Get More Traffic today!

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25/05/2022

How to Start Planning Your Best Financial Year Ever!

The end of the financial year is fast approaching and many businesses are scrambling to create some last-minute campaigns to increase their revenue.

However, just as important as the end of the financial year, is the beginning of a new one. While it’s always good to finish strong, it’s also important to ‌get a good head start against the competition. This means having a plan already set in place to help you jumpstart and launch your way towards success.

For that reason, we’ve put together a couple of tips on how you can get started planning the new financial year with your team and organisation.

1. Review Your Existing Business and Marketing Plan

The start of a new financial year is always a good time to review your current business and marketing plans in order for you to create a sound strategy moving forward.

As you review your business plan, make sure that it includes the following:

  • Your mission and vision statements
  • What products, packages, and services you’re currently offering
  • Your company structure, including the key staff and leaders
  • An overview of how you plan to make sales
  • A map of your basic customer journey

This quick review of your company’s basics and foundations should help remind and refresh you of the general overview of who you’re serving and what problems your business solves. 

This quick refresher should also help you reexamine and reevaluate your current goals, plans, and offerings and whether you’ve met and accomplished them, and what you’re plans might be moving forward.

 

2. Review the Past Year and Your Current Status

Before you can set a path for where you want to go, you first have to look back and see how far you’ve come.

Do a review and an executive summary of the past financial year. What goals were established? Which goals were achieved? Are there any areas in your business that you could improve on? This would be the perfect time to get feedback and suggestions from leaders and managers.

Take a day or two to meet with your staff and stakeholders to discuss the following points:

  • A SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats)
  • Does your current organisational structure need to change to better suit the organisation’s needs?
  • Are you setting the right KPIs for your workforce?
  • How have sales performed in the past year? What milestones were achieved?
  • Competitor analysis–what areas are they succeeding in and how can you match their growth?
  • Are there any plans set in place for unforeseeable challenges?

It will take some time to gather all this data and information, and much more to discuss them amongst your leaders. But achieving a good and thorough understanding of how your business has performed over the past 12 months will help you ‌move forward with setting the right goals for growth.

 

3. Decide on Your Future Goals and Targets

Now that you know where you’re coming from, it’s time to set your sights on the path ahead. 

Think about what projects, campaigns, and goals you want to accomplish in the next 12 months. Do you want to further increase revenue or sales? Is your goal to pay off any business debt? Are you looking to expand, launch new products or projects, or pivot in a different direction?

Take ample enough time to flesh out your goals for your business. Be specific. Set deadlines and timeframes so that things continue to move forward, and clearly communicate these goals throughout your organisation.

 

4. Create a Plan to Bridge that Gap Between Your Current State and Your Future Goals

Now comes the part where you have to work at bridging the gap between hope and reality. After all, every journey begins with a single step.

To achieve that, you need to do the following:

  • Breakdown each of your goals into several milestones.
  • Set deadlines for each milestone
  • Assign a leader or manager to oversee the accomplishment of each goal
  • Lay out the tasks that need to be accomplished in order for those goals to be achieved.
  • Set KPIs for each of the teams involved

When working on a strategic plan, always involve the key stakeholders to help provide proper feedback and guidance on the best path that you can take. The better you’re able to break down the steps necessary to accomplish your goals, the better. Start with the end in mind, and work backwards to determine how you can get from A to B.

In implementing that plan, however, sometimes you need an excellent partner to help you execute and achieve your goals.

Don’t worry! Because with the help of our digital marketing experts here at Get More Traffic, we can help you achieve many of your business goals for the new financial year through proven expert digital marketing strategies.

We’re passionate about helping businesses all over Australia harness the power of digital marketing to take their sales to the next level. If you’re ready to give traffic to your website the green light and learn how to increase sales and engagement through an always-on marketing strategy, contact the team at Get More Traffic today!

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