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Georgia Condon
06/14/2018

Using Facebook Analytics To Grow Your Business

With 1.7 billion Facebook users (and counting) there’s a whole world of potential customers out there for you to harness to grow your business. Now that we’ve had a month or so to wrap our heads around the newly launched Facebook Analytics, here are our recommendations for how to grow your potential and active customer base using information generated by the tool:

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Rochelle L
06/07/2018

Twitter Analytics: How To Improve Your Content

Founded in 2006, Twitter quickly became one of the top social networking sites for individuals and businesses alike. However, it wasn’t until 2014 that they introduced Twitter analytics, a useful tool for measuring and boosting your impact on the platform itself. On the homepage of Twitter, click on your profile image in the top right corner to show the drop-down menu and select analytics. From there, we can show you some great reasons to start using Twitter analytics to improve your content.

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Rochelle L
02/08/2018

Digital Marketing Strategies – A Quick Overview

With marketing techniques constantly adapting and evolving, it’s important to develop new tactics to reach your target audience.

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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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Kyle C
11/02/2017

Social Media Trends For 2018

We’re in the final stretch of 2017, and in a mere two months we’ll be bringing in the new year. Businesses need to be on point in regards to brand awareness and marketing towards new customers.

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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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Rochelle L
08/15/2017

Social Media Investment – Is It Time?

It’s 2017 – time you made that risky jump and change to marketing through social media. We understand that change can be a little scary, especially if you’ve been in business a long time and have seen the benefits of traditional marketing methods such as flyers and word of mouth. But the truth is, those techniques are dying, and so will your business if you don’t make the switch. The below warning signs could mean it’s time for some social media investment in your small business.

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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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Rochelle L
07/26/2017

Branding Your Business With Snapchat

Snapchat sees over 400 million messages logged each day and you’re not using it in your marketing campaign? Snapchat is a mobile phone app that allows users to send a picture or ‘snap’ to their friends, and once gone, can never be seen again. Alternatively, they can post this snap to their ‘story’ and it can be seen for 24 hours and viewed an unlimited amount of times. Don’t understand how your brand can benefit from this oddly limited tool? Well, let me show you how you can start branding your business with Snapchat. 

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07/08/2019

Google Swaps Voice Search On Android

What if you could have your own talking AI without needing to be a billionaire? How much easier would life be for us? And, how much harder would it be for marketers to reach you beyond your AI assistant?

These days, it looks as if AI technology is developing at a rapid pace. What’s more, it also seems that that development is getting an even stronger focus, particularly at Google.

What’s happening at Google?

Changes are happening to voice search on your Android mobile devices. What was once merely a voice-activated search engine is now evolving into AI as Google swaps out its old voice search on Android devices for Google Assistant.

This change hasn’t been rolled out on all devices yet. However, Google did announce a while back that Assistant now resides in at least one billion devices.

For those who’ve noticed the change in the home page of their android phones, the conventional blue and red mic has been swapped out. However, on Chrome for Android, the Google app, and on the Chrome browser for iOS, the mic still seems to be the predominant search tool.

How does this affect SEO and SEM?

One of the main differences between the old voice search and Google Assistant is the type of information provided. Unlike voice search, which usually only provides a list of links and search results, Google Assistant “answers” your queries directly, without needing to provide you with a list of links.

What this means is that it’s a possibility that less traffic will be coming in through mobile searches. Earlier this year, Google also began testing placing ads within the Google Assistant platform, which could mean another channel through which marketers can now source their ads. (as well as yet another revenue channel for Google).

Does this mean that even organic search is going the way of paid advertising? It’s a possibility for mobile devices, as voice assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant continue to grow more advanced each day.

Adobe recently conducted a survey that concluded that 48% of consumers are currently using voice for “general web searches”. These, of course, don’t cover more in-depth content and research related to searches. But if AI is going to be on the forefront of development, then we can expect the number of voice searches to rise in due time, especially as Google Assistant’s set of skills are improving to the point that you can now book a ride and buy movie tickets through Assistant.

So what do we do now?

Should you start thinking about how to optimise your content for voice search? Should you start putting out audio content that users can easily consume and digest? Well, that’s one possible response for this change in organic and paid search.

Author, speaker, and known marketing expert, Seth Godin, once commented that podcasting is the new blogging. In fact, according to some of the statistics collated by podcastinsights.com, “51% (144 million) of the US population has listened to a podcast – up from 44% in 2018 (Infinite Dial 19)”. In other words, audio content is gaining ground in informational content.

Google’s John Mueller gave some tips on how to optimise for voice search, detailing what kinds of content fit and didn’t fit voice search optimisation.

One thing he recommended was to start thinking in terms of audio and voice search itself. What does your content sound like when it’s read aloud? How is your content structured and organised? How are the words on the page structured?

In other words, try to start thinking in terms of voice snippets. Think in terms of Q&A’s, and give a direct answer to any questions that potential readers may ask, and make those Q&A snippets obvious in the way your content is structured.

Remember these two things:

1. Structure your content so that it’s easy for voice search to answer queries using the information that you’ve given. Turn your titles or headers into frequently asked questions, and provide the answer in the first paragraph. 

2. Make sure that your content sounds good and cohesive when reading aloud. Try to keep things sounding conversational as much as possible. 

AI Assistants are on the rise, and it might be a good idea to start optimising your content for their eventual takeover.

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28/06/2018

Content Curation Tools For Every Skill Level

As with every piece of content that you write, the content you curate must have value. I’m sure we’ve all, at one stage, thought that there has to be an easier way to collecting links and images that may, someday, prove valuable to us. Well there is, and for each skill level, so every marketer should make use of these content curation tools because they will make your brand/business/company more trusted and reputable.

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