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‘How to’ Articles

Looking for advice on how to make the most of the web for your business? Our team of independent digital marketing experts have shared a wealth of tips and experience on everything from how to approach your website design to making the biggest possible impact on social media. Whatever your question, it’s very likely the answer is here.

How to Set Up a Follower Campaign on Twitter

Buying followers is so 2015. For one thing: no one’s believing your new business went from two followers (you and your mum) to 5,000 overnight. For another, Twitter has had several widely-publicised culls of fake accounts. And if you’re buying followers, that’s what you’re getting. The solution? Have a Twitter account that’s actually good. Yeah, […]


How to Build a Marketing Plan

I hate plans, including marketing plans. But, I have to say, without one we’re all just lost souls wandering about aimlessly. Most of us do have a plan – it just lives in our head, and we have to hope everyone around us also has a plan and it doesn’t mess ours up. So, to […]


10 Free Ways to Maintain a Good Online Reputation

Reputation is a funny old thing. A good reputation takes time and effort to build, especially in business. It’s something that’s built over months and years, rather than weeks or days. However, if something goes wrong, all of that good standing can be lost in an instant. Huge companies employ whole teams of people to […]


7 Ways to Boost Customer Relationships over Social Media

There are a number of lazy habits that companies fall into over social media. Not least is the tendency to see social media as little more than a numbers game. We’re constantly reminded of our follower or like counts on social, but the amount of followers you have just isn’t that important. It’s the positive […]


How to Use Hashtags on Social Media

Hashtags were popularised by Twitter over 10 years ago to help users group Tweets via common topics of discussion. Lots of other platforms like Instagram and Facebook also use hashtags, with a similar purpose of grouping posts together. If you don’t know what a hashtag is then have a look at my example image of a […]


Budgeting for Your New Business: 5 Essential Tips

So you’ve decided to take the plunge and go into business for yourself. Congratulations! You’re in for an exciting (and sometimes nail-biting) journey. But the main adjustment to make when transitioning from employment to entrepreneurship is of course money. Going from a reliable, set income every month to the unpredictable “feast and famine” of working […]


How to Create a Helpful Press Kit

In the increasingly online-first, social media driven world of modern marketing, traditional press coverage sometimes seems to take a back seat. However, those who don’t consider all angles of media visibility may be missing a trick. If you want to be visible in newspapers, magazines, and broadcast media, arming yourself with a professional press kit […]


How Can The Yell For Business App Help Your Business?

It’s essential that all small businesses communicate effectively with new leads, raise their profile online, and generally stand out against their competition. And here at Yell, we offer a suite of free digital marketing essentials – including free business listings, a free online visibility scan, and even a free DIY website builder. With this in […]


How Do I Use My Business Videos?

How? “Why?” is the best question anyone can ask, but “How?” is the second best. “Why?” gives us the basis of true understanding, but “How?” gives us the practical application of that understanding. So today I want to take a look at how we now use the videos we have been making using the ideas I […]


4 Simple Steps To Manage Your Reputational Risk

Even the cream of the crop can’t please everybody all of the time. Reputational risk can come in all forms. From a full-blown meltdown in the national press to a manager acting in an unprofessional manner at an expo; from a disgruntled customer cussing you on social, to an unhappy member of staff telling their […]


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