A badly structured and unmonitored PPC account can easily burn through your marketing budget in a matter of hours. There are plenty of horror stories recounting how small businesses have wasted hundreds or even thousands of pounds on PPC. Understandably this makes other small businesses nervous to start using channels such as Google [...]
My name is Matt, and I am a marketing nerd; a digital marketer by trade, this is my marketing blog. The question you're asking yourself is "Does the internet really need another marketing blog?" The answer is a very clear "no", but I went ahead and did it anyway. Have a read of my latest posts below...
We all know that mobile phones are becoming increasingly important in the research stage of the buying cycle. Research shows that 61% of UK shoppers use their mobile phone to research products before they purchase. What is not as well known is the speed at which people go from research to purchase. 43% of users […]
Following on from my post about SEO quick wins, here are simple, but often overlooked, ideas for you to use in your digital marketing. Applying these to your digital marketing will create instant results, quickly and easily. In this post I’ll show you how to: Re-optimise your website for even more traffic (I did it and increased [...]
Acquiring new customers is expensive, so it shouldn’t be left to guess work. A/B testing gets more out of your existing traffic, using data to identify postive and negative changes you make to your website. Every website has a goal. Online shops want visitors to buy products, software providers want people to sign up to […]
I am a huge fan of Google AdWords, and it absolutely the best advertising platform out there for businesses of all sizes and budgets. However, because it is self-serve with a bewildering array of options to choose from when creating a campaign, a lot of advertisers find they spend a lot of money very quickly, […]
The purpose of any content marketing is of course to be read, shared and linked to. This sounds so simple, but as I’m sure anyone who uses content marketing as part of their strategy and is reading this knows, actually doing it is a whole other ball game. Doing it consistently is the holy grail.
Quality score has a huge impact on the price you will pay per click in Google AdWords. An advertiser with a high quality score will pay a lot less per click for a higher ad position on a keyword than a competitor who has a low quality score. In this post I will show you […]
Just like any marketing channel, social media requires a certain set of specialist skills to be successful. Knowing how to use the software is one thing, but really understanding how social media fits in the marketing mix, the best ways to use it and how to measure success are another thing altogether (obviously it helps […]
Remarketing banners (aka retargeting ads) are one of the most simple and cost-effective ways to re-engage with prospects who have previously visited your website. From personal experience, a well thought out remarketing banners campaign will always drive conversions at a great CPA. A lot of advertisers simply use the same banner ad copy [...]
Following on from part 1, this blog post will look at your email newsletter, website conversion rate, press releases and your competitors. Can you answer all these questions about your business marketing?
In my opinion what sets good marketing apart from "bad marketing" is getting the basics right. By this I mean having actionable data on customers and the market that dictates the direction of a company's marketing.
Marketing is not just about the big campaigns, flashy new technology and large budgets. In fact, it is quite the opposite. In my opinion, successful marketing is made up of hundreds of small components that work together to achieve a goal. Essentially, I believe it is about having an eye for detail and ensuring everything is being used [...]