Invaluable SEO tools – Screaming Frog

Posted by Dave CollinsSEO

Screaming Frog is a useful piece of software that scans and crawls your website. It’s invaluable for quick and simple SEO diagnostics, and in my opinion should be owned and regularly used by anyone who has a website.  There’s also a free version of the software that will work on any website up to 500 pages in size. In this 5 minute video … Read More

Did you know you can create AdWords image ads with a few mouse clicks?

Posted by Aaron WeinerGoogle AdWords

If you’re only using text ads within AdWords, you’re missing out on opportunities to attract even more business. While text ads are easy to create, they aren’t as noticeable as image ads (also called display ads). Text ads are sometimes displayed alongside other text ads which can make it more challenging for your ads to be noticed. For example, the following … Read More

How to carry out an SEO audit – for free

Posted by Dave CollinsSEO

In this video I’m going to show you how to audit your website; internally and externally. Without pain. It goes far deeper than some of the other video tutorials – for instance Google Search Console – SEO triage in three minutes and How to find unbelievably effective keywords, as sometimes a little more depth is required. It’ll take you around 15 minutes to watch, … Read More

Your AdWords Account is bleeding – here’s why

Posted by Aaron WeinerGoogle AdWords

I began managing AdWords accounts back in 2005, and over the years I’ve seen many accounts make many mistakes. These have cost advertisers hundreds of thousands, if not millions, in wasted AdWords spend. The people managing the accounts were far from clueless. But the fact is that AdWords isn’t easy, and this type of waste is bound to happen if you don’t know … Read More

Google Search Console – SEO triage in three minutes

Posted by Dave CollinsSEO

If you’re not making use of the Google Search Console, then you’re missing out on what amounts to free advice from Google on how to get more and better quality organic traffic. The problem might be that you simply don’t have time, or perhaps you don’t know where to begin. So how about a video showing you how to carry out SEO triage in literally … Read More

How to make better AdWords ads and why you need to care

Posted by Aaron WeinerGoogle AdWords

It goes without saying that from an AdWords point of view, having a great product, the best keywords, and fine-tuned landing pages is all pointless without good ads. Poor ads can cost you enormously in the long run. For example, poor ads might receive impressions that have few clicks or even no clicks at all. When this occurs your click-through rate (CTR) will … Read More

SEO is dead. Long live SEO.

Posted by Dave CollinsSEO

Whether you monitor your keywords by searching for them on Google, using Google Search Console or a tool like Moz, most of us keep an eye on our website’s rankings in Google’s results. Whether we should do so is another matter. Why? Because there are too many ways to get it wrong. It’s pointless to monitor the wrong keywords. And it’s mistaken to … Read More

Selling the uncomfortable to denial

Posted by Dave CollinsMarketing

If you sell haemorrhoid treatments, you have a number of problems. Problem 1: Despite haemorrhoids being incredibly common, no-one likes to admit that they have them. Even to themselves. Problem 2: Haemorrhoids really aren’t amusing, yet they’re somehow funny to talk about.  Problem 3: Haemorrhoids are associated with a very intimate part of the body, whose main function is to emit poo. Problem 4: Haemorrhoids are often associated with old … Read More

Google declare war on desktop software (for now)

Posted by Aaron WeinerDigital Marketing, Google AdWords

Don’t skim this post. It may affect you – if not today or tomorrow, then at some point. If you sell desktop software through AdWords, you need to be aware of Google’s new stance against your business. Google recently unveiled a new AdWords policy on desktop software, “Unsupported content: free desktop software”.   “The AdWords policy on unsupported content will change in April 2015. … Read More

Your AdWords Account – How well is it working?

Posted by Aaron WeinerGoogle AdWords

Each month, your credit card is charged by Google for all the AdWords clicks you’ve received. Each month, you question yourself whether it’s worthwhile, yet there’s a good chance that you’re never able to come to a satisfying conclusion. Google provide some tools for measuring success, such as conversion tracking. But realistically you know that it’s little more than an … Read More