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Believe it or not, women play an important role in the buying process, as we make up a majority of overall home and business expenditure. In fact, we are no longer a niche market that you can simply target by adding some pink and red colours to the campaign. In other words, your campaigns must be made and designed for women. Read more
As the lead singer and guitarist of a local band, Welcome Pariah, I, like many other musicians out there, know how hard it can be to make a sustaining impression in the music industry. However, I also understand the significance and power that the Internet can provide in helping to get your name out there and get your music heard across the globe. But where do you start?
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.
In this post, I would like to take you through a number of ways to enhance your digital marketing strategy and increase your reach and authority, while helping secure your position by making sure not all your eggs are in the Google organic basket.
It can be difficult for a new website to get off the ground and get noticed, especially if there is no prior platform for promotion, for example if the new website owners already have a good web presence and following to help with the initial promotion. If the idea for the website is new, it is often difficult to capitalise on existing search volume for industry related keywords.
Back in the good old days before the internet and social media there weren’t that many places you could complain, certainly not that publicly anyway.
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?
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.
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.
Many of you will have heard or seen the recent news story about the 9 year old Scottish girl, Martha Payne, who had her very successful blog banned by her school and local council. This is such a perfect example of how not to deal with online criticism it needs a mention. The fact that this school were deliberately thwarting an entrepreneurial 9 year old whose efforts were raising thousands of pounds for charity was compounded by the other salient fact that they were doing so in order to silence a critic.