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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 Write Like a Copywriter

I’ve written about how to read like a copywriter (step one!), so this one’s about the actual doing: those pesky words. I’ve been trying to mentor a colleague through taking over some content writing and let me tell you: it’s tricky. There are lots of courses you can take that will show you good copywriting […]


How to Learn Copywriting by Reading

There are two elements to being a good copywriter: reading and, you guessed it, writing. Learning copywriting demands picking up the theory and analysing what’s already out there, plus trying stuff out for yourself and getting feedback on your work. This one’s about the reading bit. How to read like a copywriter 1. Internalise grammar, […]


Facebook Update: ‘Bringing People Together’

If I was being cynical, I’d translate Facebook’s latest statement as basically code for ‘We’re making it even harder for small businesses to get seen in people’s feeds. So… pay us more.’ Facebook announced yesterday (11 January 2018) that it will be prioritising ‘meaningful’ posts in feeds. Meaningful is, of course, completely subjective, so Facebook […]


How to Make Social GIFs With Canva

I love Canva, it’s no secret. Easy graphic creation for people with no skill and no budget, lovely. But up until now, I’ve never paid for it – I didn’t really need to. Even with the lure of a free image bank and magical image resizing to fit every kind of social template, I just […]


How To Drive Store Visits Through PPC Advertising

Your PPC Search Advertising may not be showing you the complete story if you have a physical store or customer-facing offices. Most advertisers use the standard KPI’s for their AdWords campaigns such as number of phone calls, emails, form fills etc. but what about increasing footfall to your store? How would you even track this? […]


How To Manage Your Business Cashflow At Christmas

Christmas can be a tough time of year for many businesses, whether it means a big drop in trading or your busiest time of year. Either way, you’ll need to keep an eye on your cashflow to make sure you don’t run into any trouble. Here are a few tips that could help. Pay attention […]


How to Raise Your Professional Profile

Steve Jobs. Anita Roddick. Mark Zuckerberg. Founders who have left legacies for their businesses that are a huge part of how people perceive them today. Businesses aren’t thought leaders, people are. And yeah, that’s a really lame phrase (it goes nicely with blue sky thinking and low hanging fruit) but it’s what raising your professional […]


11 Ways to Encourage Customers to Leave Online Reviews

73% of consumers are more likely to choose a business that has online reviews compared to a business that has none. (Source: Critical Research Ltd, 2017) In business, word of mouth is the holy grail of brand awareness; and in our increasingly connected online world, third party online review sites are worth their weight in gold […]


How to Do Basic Keyword Research

Good keyword research is an essential SEO practice, but it’s usually approached with some trepidation. However, it’s actually one of the simplest SEO practices out there when you know where to start. So let’s dive right in! What is Keyword Research? Keyword research is the practice of identifying popular search terms that are being used […]


How to Gather Email Marketing Permissions

If you send any kind of marketing communications, you’ve probably heard about GDPR, the EU legislation on personal data that comes in next year. If you haven’t, check out this article explaining GDPR – even small businesses need to be getting very serious about how gather, use and protect personal information. Otherwise, let’s get into […]


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