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

A usefully-sensible guide to mobile and SEO

Posted by Dave CollinsSEO

Google have recently made mobile more important for SEO. Here’s what to do about it. Note: I’ve tried to keep this as brief as possible, but I recommend that you read the whole thing. Skimming may result in a less-than-optimal experience! STEP 1: Don’t panic. You may think that you have the only website that isn’t ready for mobile, but you’re wrong. More … Read More

You may not have to be that much better

Posted by Dave CollinsDigital Marketing

Why do Google keep updating Analytics on an ongoing basis? It’s not just about keeping up with new technology, and it certainly goes a lot further than cosmetic changes. So why do they invest an immense number of developer hours into something that is not only free, but has almost no competition? It’s all about tiers. Every market has different levels … Read More

SEO in 2015 – why you need to care

Posted by Dave CollinsSEO

If your business is healthy, you can always find plenty of reasons to leave SEO on your to-do-list for perpetuity. After all, SEO is technical, complicated, time-consuming and potentially dangerous. The SEO industry is full of self-proclaimed gurus whose lack of knowledge can be deadly. There’s the terrifying fact that even if you dabble in SEO in the most gentle … Read More