All posts by Danielle Saige

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 06:49 am Written by 

 

There’s no way around it, search engine optimisation is absolutely essential to online success, and in many respects, your SEO project will never really come to an end. This is because there are seemingly never ending prospects of attracting more customers, increasing sales, or boosting web traffic. In this post, we’ll be looking at some of the most effective methods of expert SEO that we assist our clients with.

First of all, why not consider making use of some of the less used SEO methods, as a way of getting one step ahead of the competition. One of these such methods, which is an effective SEO tool, which is easy to manage, and very economic, is custom blog creation. Custom blog creation simply means creating a blog space within your site in which you will be able to post additional content. Like all of your web content, this blog content is all an attraction to possible customers, and it also increases your overall content quantity, as well as broadening the subjects that you can discuss on your site.

Blogs work for two main reasons as an SEO tool. Firstly, they offer lots of new informative content to attract visitors. Secondly, the search engine will register these posts as an increase in activity, but they will also help the search engine bots and crawlers to contextualise your site.

If you regularly experiment with keywords, then this is another fantastic SEO technique to get into the habit of. The most important role of SEO experts in this process is looking at your existing content, and ensuring that each page of your site is filled with relevant keywords. To find these keywords, our experts will use Google Adwords, as well as other keyword research tools.

Next up, backlinks can connect your content with other relevant web pages to increase your traffic. A backlink is a hyperlink embedded in your text, and as you add these throughout your site, you will eventually find websites that link back to your site, allowing your two websites to in a sense share the audience base for both websites.

 

Sunday, 10 September 2017, 07:04 am Written by 

 

In this post, we would like to shine a light on one of the less obvious forms of search engine optimisation, custom blog creation. Despite being one of the less obvious SEO methods, blogs can be highly useful for pulling in traffic, as well as for the sake of the search engine. By following the advice that follows, your website will not only be likely to find more traffic, and new visitors, it will also help your site to rank better with the search engine.

There are two primary ways in which custom blog creation functions as an SEO tool, though these two break down further into more specific roles, the main two functions of SEO are appealing to your audience, and appealing to the search engine. The first one is the way your audience experiences your content and the second concerns how search engine bots and crawlers are able to analyse your site.

The main results that you are looking to achieve as an indirect result of developing your blog include increasing first page placements. A first-page placement is a count of how many times one of your web pages was featured on the very first page of Google search results in relation to a user’s search.  Secondly, you will look to increase your overall traffic, in turn having a positive effect on your advertising revenue, or visitor count. Finally, you will aim to increase sales, if relevant to your business.

The main reason that your blog will have a positive impact on your visitors, is simply by offering them more content. Also, the content within your blog is likely to be a more niche, specialist nature than the content on your main website’s, adding a sense of authority to your site.

In terms of the search engine, custom blogging is useful, again, for offering extra content, as well as backlinks, choice of keywords, and the likes. This data is digested by search engine crawlers and bots, making it easier for them to determine the nature of your website and in turn by ranking your site more highly.

Thursday, 31 August 2017, 07:02 am Written by 

 

If you were looking for a basic guide to utilising PPC management, then please return to the blog, as we’ve covered this in detail elsewhere. In this post, we’ll instead by focussing on more advanced PPC management methods to drive up results in your PPC ad campaign, while also trying to reduce your costs.

Firstly, what is PPC, and what are PPC ads and PPC management? PPC stands for pay per click, and it refers to a totally unique type of online marketing. Pay per click adverts are those sponsored links you find in the search engine, and they are hosted by search engines like Google. Placing an ad, or adverts is easy, you simply need to decide how to tag your advert, and what keywords to focus on.

As a rule, the most frequently searched terms will usually cost the most to use, though these will also likely yield the most voluminous results. It is the job of your PPC manager to create and edit your ads, to determine which keywords to target, and essentially to get you the very best results possible in the form of traffic increases, sales, advertising revenue, and so on.  Another big perk of pay per click adverts is that you can stop them whenever you decide, thus the name, pay per click.

By using keyword search tools your SEO expert will help you choose which keywords to target, from this point they will experiment with those adverts which are under performing while retaining adverts which yield a strong return on investment. It is possible to get fantastic value adverts by using conventionally less popular search terms, especially if these are applicable to your particular client base or demographic.

One last thing to mention with PPC adverts is their limitations. While PPC can be the best way to increase short term traffic, sales, and ad revenue, it can also be a waste of money if your website is poorly made, and if not enough SEO work has been carried out. As such, you will be paying for adverts to attract visitors, only for them to turn away when they see the condition of your site.

Monday, 21 August 2017, 07:00 am Written by 

 

This week’s post is dedicated to PPC management. Here we’ll be considering what PPC ads are, and how PPC management can help to boost a campaign. We’ll also be looking at the main ways that a PPC manager can work to improve your results and return on investment.

Before we go any further, though, how does PPC management work in conjunction with search engine optimisation methods that you make use of? Well, PPC management works fantastically well when used with a strong approach to SEO, but you should be aware that a PPC campaign without the support of SEO, may be money wasted.

PPC adverts (or pay per click adverts), are paid search engine adverts which are found at the top of search engine results when you enter a relevant search term. These ads are usually bold, they feature before the main list of websites, and are labelled as “sponsored links” on Google, for example. The main benefits of these ads are as follows.

Firstly, PPC ads are great for putting your content right in front of your audience for all to see. These adds do the laborious job of tallying up your first page placements, increasing the chance that a visitor will find your website.They also have the benefit of sponsored by Google, giving new visitors faith that your website is what it’s advertised as.

It is the role of your PPC manager to run and manage your ad campaign. The main variable for this task will be the keywords and phrases you make use of in your advert text. The main idea would be to line this up as closely as possible with what you expect your audience to be searching for, and this can be achieved using keyword search tools such as Google Adwords.

Keywords used in ads generally become more expensive, the more popular and widely used they are. By experimenting with different variations, your PPC manager can try to improve the effectiveness of your campaign, and can even try to do so while lowering the cost of advertising to improve your return on investment.

 

Friday, 11 August 2017, 06:57 am Written by 

 

While a well-functioning mobile website should behave much like a desktop website, there are a number of factors which become relevant with mobile website design, which is less so in normal website design. In this post, we hope to give you an overview of what mobile website design is, how it works, and importantly, how to make the most out of it.

First of all, what distinguishes mobile website design from more conventional web design work? While originally content and web design were built for large screens, with the development of the mobile web, and wide-ranging use of mobile devices and tablets, it was necessary for developers to find a new way of designing to fit these varied screen sizes, the solution, responsive design.

Responsive design is all about creating a structure to your website which is able to respond dynamically to the screen size on which it is being viewed. The way this works is by measuring your page layout using a grid, which then simply scales up or down depending on screen size, while retaining consistency and integrity to your content, layout, and more.

Of the first key principles to keep in mind when designing for your mobile audience, simplicity is key. A complicated website design can have many issues when being viewed on a mobile device, and features may become corrupt, or may simply just look cluttered and untidy, distracting your viewer’s eye from the content.

The next key principle, related to the last, is website speed. Mobile devices are not subject to the same consistency with network and 4G, meaning that connections can be less reliable. By ensuring your website is simple, you’ll also be able to focus on website speed.

Last but not least, when designing for mobile, you must ensure the pages are finger friendly. The main thing to consider here are that all of your icons, menus, and other elements which need to be clicked are large enough to work with fingers and thumbs. You should also make sure that pinch to zoom works properly, as well as scrolling elements, and anything else which might be relevant here.

 

Tuesday, 01 August 2017, 06:55 am Written by 

 

If you’re setting up a new business website and are looking for some direction, then you’ve found your way to the right place. At Executive Decision Marketing we offer top SEO services for online businesses. We can offer a complete package, or serve you in one particular area of your SEO to produce a professional and effective website.

One of the first things that people generally think of when it comes to building a website, is design. This can be useful for helping to visualise the project, and your website design will have a number of effects on your overall success online. Firstly, your website design will be one of the first things that most of your visitors notice, and first impressions count. Now there is no one way of building a website, but our advice is to keep things simple where possible, this will keep things looking less cluttered, but will also help your site to run more quickly.

Responsive design is also absolutely key today, and no new website online will go very far without it, plus, responsive design is now more cost-effective than ever. Responsive design is also known as mobile website design, and it’s all about ensuring that your site works properly regardless of which device accesses it. The main reason for responsive design is the change in the way that we use our mobile phones and browse the web. If you’ve ever entered a site on your mobile to find that it doesn’t work, this is an example of a website without responsive design. This works by using a grid system to re-scale your content depending on the screen size of the device being used, allowing a seamless experience for all users.

By building backlinks within your content, you’ll be able to pick up traffic, link with other related sites online, and have a fantastic, unique, and advanced SEO method at your disposal. Backlinks are hyperlinks that you embed within your content, and which link to other relevant web pages in order to demonstrate something or add greater detail. In time, the sites you link should even begin to link back to your own pages.

 

Saturday, 22 July 2017, 06:53 am Written by 

 

Though in many cases, there is little difference between the way that a large company and a smaller one would navigate search engine optimisation, there are some key differences and some different ways that a smaller business might do the same things. In this week’s post, we’ll be focussing on top SEO tricks for smaller businesses.

First of all, whether you’re establishing a website for the first time, or if you’ve run business sites before, or even if you’re simply looking to give your existing site a facelift – the very best advice is to try to keep your design as simplistic as possible. For this reason, you should take a minimalist approach to web design.

It is natural that, depending on what type of business you run, you will have different needs depending. For example, a service for clown rental for kids birthday parties is going to be brighter in general than an accountancy website, but this doesn’t mean you can’t use your bright colours tactically in your logo, and other small details. There are a few key reasons for simple design, and these include the speed of your site, and in order to not distract too much from your actual content.

As a small business, you will find it slightly more difficult at first to build up your web pages to land on the search engine’s first page. As such, content quality becomes even more significant for smaller firms, and as such should be an early consideration. Your content is your chance to share your expertise with your audience. As one simple tip to improve content, be sure to check out the competition, so you know what you’re up against.

Responsive design is absolutely essential today, allowing mobile users to access your website without corrupting its integrity. Without mobile design, mobile users will click onto a badly fragmented web page, or perhaps it won’t work at all. Responsive design is now very cost-effective, and it works by scaling your web pages using a grid and displaying content in the relevant scale depending on the screen size of the device viewing it.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017, 06:51 am Written by 

 

At Executive Decision Marketing we develop our clients’ websites in order to boost online business traffic or sales. These are a rich variety of different methods available to our expert SEO teams, and in this post, we wanted to take a closer look at just a few of these methods. Our teams are happy to work on large scale projects, as well as carrying out small odd jobs that you might require.

For those of you that we might be going too quickly for, SEO stands for search engine optimisation, and search engine optimisation is all about how your website relates to the search engine in order to boost first page placements, web traffic, sales, and much more.

One of the most fixed rules for SEO of all time has to be that content is king. While SEO techniques can make the definite difference to whether or not you outperform your rival, first of all, you need to ensure that your content is right. Whatever your business does, none of your potential audience or customers are looking for the second best, which is why you need to try to stay one step ahead of the competition when it comes to content. Our experts can help create or edit existing content, or otherwise are happy to help you with tips and tricks for creating or reshaping your own.

Next up in our key SEO checklist is keyword research. This involves searching for and researching the best key terms and phrases to use within your content. There are now a variety of tools available for researching keywords, which our team will supply as part of the service. These keywords are all about syncing your content with what your core audience is likely to be searching for.

Your web design, though superficial in some respects, can also play a huge role in how effective your website is. When designing your site, be sure to keep branding in mind, though, remember that too much design and fuss can be a bad thing, and too many design elements can even potentially slow your website down.

Saturday, 01 July 2017, 06:47 am Written by 

 

In this week’s blog post we’ll be considering some of the different search engine optimisation methods used by SEO specialists in order to boost your web traffic. For those of you who might not know, SEO or search engine optimisation describes the various different ways of optimising your website in respect of how search engines work. Since you will generally rely on a search engine as a mediate between your audiences search and your website, these are all very relevant to your online success.

One of the most important elements of any website is the web content on each page of your site. Essentially, the content is all written information on your website, and in a sense, all other features of your site, including design, keyword research, blogs, and so on, are all there in support of the content on your site. Your content is what your audience visits your website for, and so it is essential that you get this right.

Your SEO specialists will either be able to create custom content for you or will otherwise be able to advise if you think that you are in the best position to create your own content, as the expert in your field. Other content inspiration can come from other websites, as well as your own competition, so be sure to keep a finger on the pulse.

The most important superficial element of your website is your web design. This should be created with your own brand in mind and should reflect your business. With this said, when it comes to web design, less is more. This applies both to the visual result of your website, but also to keep it running smoothly and as quickly as possible.

Additional web tools can also have a big effect on your website’s success. These can include instant click to call buttons, as well as map services. These tools are particularly valuable to retail businesses, restaurants, bars, and other similar enterprises which rely on seeing their customer face to face. Plus, you can even keep track of how many visitors use these services, letting you know how well it is working.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 06:44 am Written by 

At Executive Decision Marketing, we specialise in working with businesses, large or small, to develop practical, workable, short and long-term SEO strategies. Our in-house SEO specialists are experienced with working across all areas of SEO, from content creation to website design. For more info on our SEO services, please read on.

One of the first SEO jobs that most businesses put as a priority is website design. Your web design gives your visitors their first big impression of your business, and so it is understandable to prioritise your website design. There are no fixed rules for website design, but you should ensure that your site is clean, presentable, easy to navigate and that it makes use of colour schemes and logos of your brand.

We can also help websites when it comes to web content. Essentially, your content is what the website exists for, so never underestimate the importance of good quality content. The written content on your site is the substance of your site, and even if you get other things wrong in your SEO approach, there’s nothing that really comes close to the importance of your web content. Whether you want to be casual or professional, that’s up to you, but be sure that your content matches your brand image.

Your general approach to branding can also be a big element of your SEO strategy online. Be sure to present your brand in ways that represent the personality of your business. If you don’t take yourselves too seriously, don’t be afraid to put this across with your on-site branding. The most important thing, though, when it comes to branding, is consistency. Be sure to present yourself consistently on each page to your site.

Another key area of SEO that is somewhat connected to your content, is proper keyword research. Keyword research is all about ensuring that you’re using the same key terms and phrases in your website content that your audience is using to search for those same things. Tools like Google Adwords and a range of other options can provide you with these SEO keywords, and they increase the likelihood of achieving first page placements for each web page.  

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