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Before the 4th July 2013 most people (who could remember) knew Katie Hopkins as a former candidate on the BBC show The Apprentice in 2006. Of those of us who watched the show we remember her as the one we all enjoyed hating. She was the show’s villain for that series. Her outrageous claims on her CV that she would do anything to get what she wanted – including her husband whom she stole from his ex-wife, did little to warm the hearts of Sir Alan Sugar or the TV audience.
Reviews offer customers a way to find whether a product or service is worth buying or not. I personally always check for reviews online before purchasing a product or service, especially if it’s an expensive one and research confirm that I’m not alone; A Local Consumer Review (2012) study showed that for a staggering 72% of people, online reviews are as valuable as personal recommendations.
When a website goes up for sale it’s often difficult to put a true value on the business. Is the business sustainable? Does it have a healthy link profile? How much is the search engine traffic worth? These are all questions which will crop up in the buying process and in this guide we will help you calculate the true worth of a website.
Do you remember the Three Billy Goats Gruff?
Depending on which story you read, these intrepid explorers risked their lives crossing a bridge which happened to house a rather hungry troll. You can read the story here if you fancy, but the long and short of it is (spoiler alert) the troll gets owned by the largest billy goat, and the three brothers spend eternity chomping on sweet, green grass.
Viral campaigns don’t just happen. It takes planning, strategy and a fair amount of good luck. After all, perfectly acceptable ideas can fall flat or be hijacked by an unforgiving social audience. So how can you create a successful viral campaign?
Usually when a company wants to enter the online space they will find a way to create an online presence, generally in the form of a website and work hard to get the website live as soon as possible. This is usually met with a disappointing flow of visitors to the website and a lack of website leads/conversions.
Today, more than ever, branding is a huge factor in marketing your business. Traditionally a brand is described as a method of differentiating between similar products or services. According to every search engine’s favourite resource, Wikipedia, the first graphic use of a brand was a watermark on papers in Italy back in the 1200s.
Alongside “SEO is dead” posts (we’ll get to them another day) the other thing I hear constantly is that SEO ruined the Internet. Their argument for this is that through the pursuit of adding keywords, gathering links and leaving web footprints, that the online environment is worse because of SEO. In reality SEO has helped the web in a lot of ways, and you don’t have to look far to find the real offenders who are damaging the Internet, with the term digital marketing being dragged through the mud in so many places. In this article I share the worst offenders in my opinion.
Or How The Cambridge Satchel Company Succeeded In Spite Of (And With Some Help From) Google. Right now Google can play a massive part in small business success and failure, so to understand the role they play I thought I’d take a look at one recent success story and the role Google played and the extent the business helped themselves.