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The Importance of Link Building

The Importance of Link Building

From your website’s landing pages to your blog posts, your content plays an important role in establishing your authority. High-quality content empowers an authoritative source to share their expertise with anyone who may be in need of it. The best content is relevant, informative and serves a clear purpose; and (like any good advice) authoritative content stands a greater likelihood […]

The Increased Importance of Search Entities

The Increased Importance of Search Entities

We recently discussed keywords, one of the fundamental components of SEO. But SEO is ever-evolving, meaning that such components (and their respective roles) are bound to change as well. As such, intent-based algorithmic changes within Google have led to the prioritization of understanding entities over traditional keywords. But what are search entities, and why was this change necessary? What are […]

What is User Intent (& Why Is It So Important)?

What is User Intent (& Why Is It So Important)?

In discussing the fundamentals of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) , you often see that it’s crucial to understand the importance of ’User Intent’ (also referred to as ‘Search Intent’). But what is User Intent and why is it so important? In recent years, Google has made it a priority to better understand (and anticipate) the meaning and intent behind search […]

Just the Tip – Understanding Keywords

Just the Tip – Understanding Keywords

In the same way we all have different needs online, not every online search is performed the same way. Some are phrased in the form of an informational query (using ‘who’,’where’, ‘when’ etc) to find out more about a subject. Some might be taking a navigational approach (seeking a specific URL) or performing a local search (using ‘near me’) to […]

Just the Tip – The Relationship Between Social Media and SEO

Just the Tip – The Relationship Between Social Media and SEO

The relationship between Social Media and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is complicated and often misunderstood, and in a perpetual stage of change. In reality, they are complimentary areas of focus that can drive their own results, and can help to amplify the results achievable by the other. Understanding the Roles The role of Social Media grows increasingly more important. It […]

Just the Tip – The Importance of Review Strategy

Just the Tip – The Importance of Review Strategy

No-one likes receiving a negative review; but it’s been estimated that a negative experience is 21% more likely to inspire an online review than a positive experience. It’s a trend that has experienced some welcome reversal as of late but, as a business, you need to be conscious of the impact reviews can have. Today we’re going to explore the […]

Just the Tip – Local Content: Keeping Things Close to Home

Just the Tip – Local Content: Keeping Things Close to Home

“How Do We Stand Out?” Answering this question is one of the inherent challenges faced by any business or marketer. It inspires the quality of the products and/or services that we offer. It rests at the heart of our marketing efforts. And unlike major brands and larger corporate entities who enjoy a greater wealth of resources to help attract the […]

Just the Tip – Conversational Content

Just the Tip – Conversational Content

Conversational content. Depending on the extent of your involvement with content creation and familiarity with certain principles of SEO, it’s a term you may have heard before. But it’s also a term that is commonly misunderstood. What is Conversational Content? At its heart, ’conversational content’ is about creating a personalized experience for the reader. Think of the difference between being […]

Just the Tip – Social Sharing

Just the Tip – Social Sharing

In this series we’ll talk about the importance of content (in whatever form it may take). No matter whether we’re talking about blog posts, podcasts, videos (or something else entirely) your content is unlikely to find its audience unless you deliver it directly to them. And since most consumers are unlikely to visit your website (unless they have a specific […]

Just the Tip – The Importance of ALT Text

Just the Tip – The Importance of ALT Text

When we refer to ‘optimization’ we’re usually talking about the steps anyone can take to refine their web presence, increase the visibility of their website in the eyes of Google, and improve both traffic and the potential of converting new customers. The manner in which you format the images used on your website plays an important role in this, while […]

Just the Tip – Optimize Your GMB Photos, Videos & GIFs

Just the Tip – Optimize Your GMB Photos, Videos & GIFs

Previously, we’ve discussed the important role that your Google My Business profile plays; how it’s basically your new homepage, is where you share your business information with the world and is where people searching for your business will form their first impressions of it. But with that in mind, how does one go about making the best first impression? Well, […]

Just the Tip – Local SEO

Just the Tip – Local SEO

To grow your business, you need to attract new customers. And since most potential customers will search for your products or services on Google, you need to distinguish yourself by ranking higher than your competitors in Search Results. That said, it’s important to understand any obstacles that may be working against you. For example… – 75% of Google users won’t […]

Just the Tip – Expertise, Authoritativeness and Trustworthiness – The Three Pillars of SEO

Just the Tip – Expertise, Authoritativeness and Trustworthiness – The Three Pillars of SEO

It’s estimated that 63,000 Google searches are performed every second. That’s 3.8 million searches every minute, 228 million searches every hour, and about 5.6 billions searches performed within a single day. And somewhere in the middle of that search maelstrom, is a prospective customer in need of your products or services. Google uses complex algorithms to determine the pages best […]

Just The Tip – Google My Business

Just The Tip – Google My Business

(commonly known as ‘GMB’) is one of the most valuable digital marketing assets available to businesses. Every day, millions of consumers use Google to research businesses, products and services. Most recent studies have shown that more than half of the searches conducted on mobile devices have local intent – that means people are looking for local businesses. Your GMB profile […]

Great Scott! Greg Gifford’s Headed to SearchLove London

Great Scott! Greg Gifford’s Headed to SearchLove London

On October 14th and 15th, search marketers from around the globe will converge upon London to cover everything from content and optimization, to paid promotion and analytics at SearchLove London 2019. Not only does the two-day event provide digital marketers with an opportunity to meet their industry peers, gaining inspiration and actionable techniques designed to widen their field of knowledge […]

Just the Tip – What Are “Signals”?

Just the Tip – What Are “Signals”?

We’ve defined SEO as “the process of optimizing signals both on and off a website, influencing how successfully that site can be found when someone searches particular keywords on Google”. So, what do we mean by ‘signals’? We’re referring to ranking signals – characteristics or elements present on a website that a search engine recognizes – and then utilizes to […]