As a small business, your website is often the most important component of your digital marketing. Your website is the modern day shop window. Therefore, if your website does not look the part and perform, then all other digital marketing efforts will suffer. Suffice to say, who you work with to build and market your website is a key decision that can be the difference between success or failure in the modern, hypercompetitive online landscape. In this article, we take a look at the website design offerings from Yell.com and, in particular, the problems that often make Yell a poor choice for...

Unless you live in a cave somewhere, without wifi, then you can't have avoided the news about the change to the Facebook news feed ricocheting around the marketing world. The main drive here seems to be that pages will see less visibility in the news feed whilst interactions with family and friends will be prioritised. And if the results from a trial run are to be trusted where page posts were moved to a secondary feed, the reported impact was between 60% to 80% - a pretty big deal if you rely on organic social traffic.   But How Will This Affect Advertisers? The...

One of the first questions we get asked by potential new clients is how long does SEO take? If you Google around you will see the general answer given here is between 4 to 6 months. But this is a bad answer. It is a generalised answer for starters and does not take your current situation or objectives into consideration. In this post, I am going to try and give you an overview of how to determine how long SEO would take for you. This will consider three key variables: current situation, objectives, and budget. Of course, you can always tackle...

I spend a fair bit of time writing about SEO. On our own blog, on my Search Engine Land Column, and just generally around the web. One acronym I have never been too keen on is SERP. This brief post explains that acronym and any other related SEO SERP jargon.   SERP - A Definition   SERP stands for Search Engine Result Page. So the SERPs are the search engine result pages. These are pages of results for any given search query. These SERPs will also consider other variables such as personalisation, device, and user location. A SERP will typically include organic results, features, and...

Understanding search engine results pages (SERPs) and where you rank in Google for targeted keywords is crucial to ensure your SEO tactics are delivering the required results. Even if you rank well, understanding any changes or trends allows you to keep an eye on competitors that are chasing down your Google ranking. In this article, you can find out how to check where your website is ranking for targeted keywords. We will also look at the layout of search engine result pages and the various factors that can influence the position in which your site is returned. I will then outline...