Instagram This crisp, clean, visually-focussed social network is perfect for clients with eye-catching imagery to share. Instagram sells the concept of an experience, which is why brands often employ popular Instagrammers to share images of themselves using the product: faithful audience members – in an effort to mimic the Instagrammer’s lifestyle – will shop for the same products that they see featured in the photos. While Facebook draws attention to and offers information about your brand, Instagram aims to do this visually by instilling a desire within your audience to acquire the items or places promoted in your eye-catching […]
So you’ve decided it’s time to bring your brand to social media. Or, perhaps, you’ve already accumulated several accounts for your brand, and you’re finding it challenging to figure out which ones are successfully networking your business and which are wasting your time and energy. We know that you’ve got an audience of potential clients out there who are eager to learn about your product or service. The tricky part can be finding which social network this audience are currently active on, and that’s where we come in. Working with a myriad of clients ranging from tradesmen to pharmaceutical companies […]
How is your website contributing to your business? It’s not often we start a new blog article by asking a question, but if you’re going to talk about website design for businesses, this is one of the most important questions you need to ask. Is your website improving your sales rate? Is it bringing in new leads and clients? Do people use it to achieve something they wouldn’t otherwise have been able to do? If you’ve answered “No” to all of these questions, there’s a chance your website isn’t working. Websites serve a whole lot of different purposes for businesses, […]
We talk about Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) a lot with our clients, and we’re often surprised by the outdated and incorrect views many have about SEO and how it works. To be fair, SEO has gone through a real shake-up over the last 5 or so years, and if you’re not actively keeping up to date with how it all works, it’s easy for your understanding to become outdated very quickly. We don’t expect our clients to have a thorough understanding of how it all works, otherwise we’d have nothing to do, and would probably go out of business. However, […]
If you’re like most business owners out there, you probably spent a fair amount of time at the beginning of this year setting goals and targets, and creating a marketing strategy to help you get there. Maybe you wanted to invest more time interacting with your audience on LinkedIn. Or perhaps you wanted to start pushing your products more through Facebook. It could even have been as simple as writing a monthly blog post to share on your website. Well, we’re now nearly halfway through 2016 – so how’s the strategy looking now? Are you still writing those blogs and […]
Instagram is a social media platform that allows you to visually promote your business to an incredibly wide and growing audience. It’s a community built on the power of visual storytelling, and if you’re not already on Instagram, you might want to reconsider your social media strategy. That said, launching your business onto a new platform can be a little daunting – it means more work and more activity to monitor, and you might be struggling to think what kind of content you can post that people might actually want to interact with. While these concerns are valid, you’ll soon […]
One of the most common questions we’re asked is how can business owners increase engagement on Facebook. Here’s a common scenario: they’ve been running a Facebook page for 12 months., and in that time they’ve built a following of 2000 fans. But despite posting new content semi-regularly, they’re just not getting the interaction they’d like. Every post gets one or two likes, but nothing else. What can they do? Here are 5 tips we always end up sharing.
LinkedIn is the social network for professionals. Business owners use it to network and connect, and potential employees use it to showcase their skills and experience. Because your LinkedIn profile is presented in a professional environment, it’s essential you’re putting your best foot forward. If it’s been a while since you’ve visited your profile, we recommend you take some time soon to log in and give your profile a refresh. Here are 5 simple ways you can get your profile humming again.
We talk a lot about good SEO practice, and how to make your website as search engine friendly as possible. A good search engine ranking can be so important for your businesses, and it places your website directly in front of people who are searching for the services you offer. But for every business that’s made it to the first page of Google, there are hundreds of businesses that haven’t. These businesses have websites that are sitting anywhere from page 2 to page 102, so it’s unlikely they’ll ever get much business out of their website. While there are countless […]
If you’re a small business owner, it’s very important that you have a basic understanding of SEO, or search engine optimisation. Chances are you’re very familiar with the term SEO already – as it’s likely your inbox and junk mail folders are full of emails from companies overseas offering you cheap SEO work for your website. But unless you’ve spent a little time doing some reading and research, it’s likely you’re not too familiar with what it is, what it means, and how important it can be for your business. SEO is unique in that its not a fad or […]