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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 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 […]


How To Optimise Your PPC Campaign Landing Page

Attracting a user to click on your PPC Search advert is a challenge itself, but what about once the visitor has clicked through and landed on your website? How do you convert that visitor into a customer? Here I take you through the fundamentals to a fully optimised landing page to increase your chances of […]


How to Build an Email List With MailChimp

It’s a simple title because this is going to be the simplest guide to creating the simplest email list you ever saw in your LIFE. The reason it’s going to be simple is this: before last week, I’d never had to use MailChimp by myself. The thought terrified me. But I rolled up my little […]


How to Distribute a Press Release as a Small Business

My first ever freelance job was writing press releases. It sucked. Press releases are usually boring, often ignored and always more noteworthy to the businesses issuing them than anyone else. If you’re not Clarence House revealing the engagement of a favourite prince to a ravishingly attractive actress…I’m tempted to tell you it’s not worth it. […]


How to Build a Content Strategy with More Than Words

I’m a words person, myself. That’s because I’m a writer; a purveyor of The Word. But I’m also a content marketer, and that means I have to see beyond the medium I can work with quickest to the other media that make my content strategy varied. Because ‘content’ means much, much more than blog posts. […]


How To Make The Most Of Your Video As A Craftsman

Wow. How sexist is that title? It really is. This isn’t a joke. I’ve used the term craftsman for a specific reason but even I think it isn’t a very good reason. In my defence, I’m not to blame. I’m just fitting in with the expectations of most of my readers and that is the […]


How to Write a Powerful Business Case Study

So, what is a case study and why do you need one? A case study is an excellent way to demonstrate a business product or service and its benefits, in particular, how it worked for one of your clients. Think of it as a longer, more detailed testimonial. Case studies can be used to convince, […]


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