December 7, 2023

Mastering SEO in 2024: A Comprehensive Guide for Digital Success

In the ever-evolving landscape of digital marketing, mastering Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is paramount for online success. As we step into 2024, the SEO game has evolved, presenting both challenges and opportunities for businesses aiming to enhance their online visibility. The Current State of SEO In the fast-paced world of digital marketing, staying ahead of […]

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February 6, 2023

Is WordPress a Good Platform for Website Development and SEO?

WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems (CMS) in use today and there are many advantages associated with using WordPress as your CMS; one major benefit is its ease of use. With WordPress, you can easily set up and manage a website without having to learn any complicated coding or programming languages. […]

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November 29, 2022

What questions should I ask when hiring an SEO company?

The strategy of getting your website to appear organically on the first page of Google’s search results is a good one: it can give your business a much wider reach than paid ads, and it will continue bringing you leads long after the SEO work is complete. With Google constantly changing their algorithm, hiring a […]

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September 28, 2022

How to Increase Website Loading Speed

If you are looking for advice on how to increase website loading speed, you probably already know that page loading speeds have an effect on how well a site does in search engine rankings. For this reason alone, it’s well worth investing some time and energy in optimising your website’s page loading performance. Customer experience […]

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July 4, 2022

How Important Is a Technical SEO Audit?

Most companies understand the importance of onsite and offsite search engine optimisation and the role these disciplines play in making their websites more visible. However, what may be less obvious to some is the crucial role that a technical SEO audit plays in the whole process. It may not be the most glamorous aspect of […]

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July 23, 2021

Getting Your Business Ready for the Post-COVID-19 Future

The last 12 months or so have been tough for almost all individuals and businesses. While some sectors, such as ecommerce, cloud computing and telecommunications, have thrived, other industries ranging from travel to private schools have struggled to stay afloat, never mind generate sales or even think about growth. But with vaccine programmes being rolled […]

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April 22, 2021

Why You Can’t Afford to Neglect SEO for Electricians

When businesses and homeowners require the services of an electrician, the first thing they’ll do is search online. Recent research suggests that 97% of consumers search for local businesses online. In fact, local business searches account for nearly 50% of all Google searches. So, if you haven’t made sure your customers can find your electrical […]

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September 16, 2020

In-House vs. Outsourcing – Which Is Best for Your Business?

Search engine optimisation (SEO) has been all the rage in the online marketing world for years. And there’s more than one good reason for the hype. There’s no doubt that maximising your visibility on search engines like Google can work wonders for your business. But SEO is a bit fiddly. It involves a lot of […]

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May 30, 2020

Introducing Google Tag Manager: Detailed Data Analysis

How do you make sure your website performs to its maximum potential?   By analysing as much data as you can collect so that you can make your online offering as appealing as possible.   Unfortunately, when it comes to explanations on data analysis, many business owners simply switch off. After all, you need to […]

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April 21, 2020

How and Why Digital Marketing Can Help You Grow During COVID-19

All of a sudden, a global pandemic puts the world – and your business – into lockdown. You’ve got the goods, and people still need them. But both your employees and your customers are staying inside. If your doors are closed, how can you remain open for business? Now’s not the time to pull back […]

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January 15, 2020

3 BIG Google Ads Myths Holding You Back From Making Quick Sales

Are you trying to find the most cost effective marketing channel? Confused and overwhelmed by the amount of information online? You are just one of millions of small business owners trying to achieve the same thing! So how do you break through to your customers online? One of the most effective ways to get your […]

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November 13, 2019

6 Video Marketing Tactics To Increase Sales

Why produce more video content? …and where do you even start? According to a report by Oberlo on video marketing statistics for 2019, they found 87%  of marketing professionals use video as an effective marketing tool. Moreover, 88% of marketers who actually use video as part of their strategy are satisfied with the ROI they […]

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October 20, 2019

10 Ways To Consistently Improve Your Social Media Marketing

Social media has always been somewhat of a wily beast to tame for most businesses. The problem – We know how to use and we know how powerful it can be but we’ve always struggled to use it effectively as a tool to generate leads and sales for our businesses online, largely owing to the […]

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August 17, 2019

How to Create an Editorial Calendar for Content Marketing

By now, you’re probably aware of the potential value of content marketing. However, content marketing needs to be done correctly to deliver real results to your business. With the right planning, you can create a strategy that will increase traffic to your website, improve your conversation rates and ultimately boost your bottom line – for […]

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July 15, 2019

Why Is Blogging So Important for Your Business?

Some people think that with the rise of video and infographic marketing, blogging is no longer a crucial aspect of a content marketing strategy. However, that assumption couldn’t be further from the truth. Consider these statistics before deciding whether your company should continue blogging in 2019: Businesses who publish blogs as part of their content […]

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June 12, 2019

How to Build the Perfect Website Structure for Better SEO

If you want to earn a high ranking on the search engines, you can’t ignore your site structure. A jumble of disorganised pages can ruin the user experience and make it challenging for Google to crawl and index webpages. Conversely, a clear site structure with organised pages helps people and crawlers navigate your website easily. […]

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May 11, 2019

The Top 12 Must Have Google Extensions for SEO

There are plenty of ways to spread the word of your website, from social media marketing to paid advertising. However, given that the majority of your customers are searching for your website using Google, you can’t afford to neglect search engine optimisation (SEO). SEO is exactly as it sounds – it refers to the process […]

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April 11, 2019

How to Outrank Your Competition in 120 Days or Less

…even if your competitors have been doing SEO longer than you have! If you’ve just created a new website, you may fear that you have no chance of outshining the competition when it comes to earning those top spots on the search engine results pages (SERPs). After all, competitors who already dominate the SERPs may […]

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March 5, 2019

How to Write Blog Posts That Keep Your Readers Wanting More

Did you know that websites that implement a blog strategy generate 126% more leads than those that don’t? That statistic should be enough to persuade you that blogging isn’t just a good idea – it’s a necessity. But how to do you implement a blog strategy that will actually work? Just because you insert keywords […]

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February 4, 2019

How to Write the Perfect Meta Descriptions to Drive Users to Your Website

We’re all aware of the expression ‘first impressions mean everything,’ a theory that has been proven time and time again. Whether you’re selling a property, a piece of art or even yourself during an interview, first impressions count – and the same goes for your website. When it comes to your website, first impressions are […]

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January 23, 2019

5 Quick & Easy Ways to Increase Google Ads Conversions & Reduce Your PPC Costs

It’s easy to start with Google Ads, set up a campaign and then start advertising online. However, it’s even easier to pay a lot more per click, and cost per acquisition than you actually should when your campaign is not optimised to increase Google Ads conversions. But where to start? There are many ways to […]

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January 15, 2019

How to Start an Online Business in Australia

Running your own online business could pay dividends in the long run – Australia’s growing ecommerce industry is set to generate north of USD 32 billion by 2024. Already, a predicted 1 in 10 items are purchased online. And with the restrictions in place as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic, ecommerce companies currently have […]

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December 20, 2018

How to Optimise Your Content for Voice Search

If you haven’t started optimising your content for voice search, now is the time to do so. Research continues to show that voice search is on the rise. Thrive Analytics, for example, found that over 70% of 18 to 29-year-old smartphone users utilise their voice-activated personal assistants. In fact, nearly 40% of smartphone users aged […]

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December 6, 2018

Why You Should Be Using Google Search Console and Bing Webmaster Tools and How to Get Started

If you want to boost the performance of your online marketing campaigns and SEO strategies, you need to use data analysis tools such as Google Search Console, Bing Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics. The first two of those free online tools essentially let you study the way in which search engines interact with your site […]

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November 30, 2018

24 of Google’s Best Easter Eggs

Google is the world’s most popular search engine and most-visited website, and we all use at least some of its apps on a daily basis. However, hidden within Google’s apps are some fun features called Easter Eggs, which are designed to put a smile on your face – and almost nothing more. Actually, Google creates […]

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September 13, 2018

A Guide to Semantic Search and Why It’s So Important for SEO

As recently as 2010, the key to earning the top positions on Google’s search engine results pages (SERPs) was to gain as many backlinks as possible while ensuring your content was packed with the keywords you wanted to rank for. Nowadays, such tactics are unlikely to get you very far, largely thanks to the rise […]

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September 8, 2018

The Latest Version of Google Chrome Displays Search Answers in the Omnibox by Default

During the first week of September 2018, Google unveiled its newly updated Chrome browser, Chrome 69. Now, you can view answers to queries as you search for them using the omnibox, which is the bar at the top of the browser used to type URLs. Even though Google has stated that this is a new […]

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July 31, 2018

Google Officially Confirms Its Broad Algorithm Update in August

Google has now confirmed that it released a broad core update to its search algorithm around the beginning of August, which many figures in the SEO industry suspected after noticing dramatic gains and losses in website ranking positions. Some webmasters seem to be overjoyed by the update whereas others have reported their rankings have been […]

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June 23, 2018

Two New Options Available For Google Posts Within Google My Business

What is commonly unofficially known as Google Posts or Posts by Google is a feature within Google My Business that allows local businesses to create content directly on Google. Those who feature in the Google My Business search results section will rank highly on the first page, and they can now add information such as […]

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June 14, 2018

Clearing the Confusion Surrounding Mobile-First Indexing

Google recently announced that it will soon unleash mobile-first indexing, which basically means that Google will index the mobile version of your website before the desktop version. The update doesn’t mean that your desktop website won’t appear in search results – it just means that the mobile version of your content will be given priority. […]

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May 17, 2018

Google Issue Final Warning Regarding Its HTTPS Update

From October 2018, Google Chrome and all other Chrome-based browsers will highlight unsecure websites by displaying a red icon with the words “Not Secure” next to the URL at the top of the browser. At the moment, secure websites display a green lock icon and the word “Secure” next to the URL, but that will […]

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April 23, 2018

Google Makes the Release of Mobile-First Indexing Official

For the first time, Google has officially announced the rollout of mobile-first indexing, which aims to make it easier for mobile users to find websites that are optimised for their screen. Even though Google has only just officially announced the release of this new feature, mobile-first indexing existed before the announcement. Google has stated that […]

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April 18, 2018

New Keyword Planner Tool Released for Google’s AdWords Experience

Google has rebuilt a new version of its Keyword Planner tool, which is now available to everybody who uses the new AdWords experience. The layout and appearance of the Keyword Planner tool have been simplified and cleaned up, yet it gives users access to more robust data and boasts new analytical and forecast tools. The […]

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April 13, 2018

Quora’s Top Answers to Appear in Google’s Search Results

One of the world’s most popular Q&A websites, Quora, will now have its answers displayed in a carousel feature on some Google results pages. For now, Google appears to be in its initial stages of testing the feature, but given that we’ve already seen similar updates, we may soon see top answers, reviews and other […]

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March 21, 2018

Getting Google to Index Your Site Faster

Early in March, Google’s John Mueller participated in a Webmaster Hangout, during which time he discussed techniques and tactics for getting your content indexed as soon after it is published as possible. You can view the hourlong Hangouts session here on YouTube, but we’ve also compiled some of the high points of his discussion in […]

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March 12, 2018

5 Common E-Commerce SEO Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Today’s consumers buy more of their products online than in brick-and-mortar shops. That means more sellers than ever are struggling to find their footing on e-commerce platforms. This proliferation of online markets is exciting, but it also places a burden on search engines. They have to maintain pace and guard their users from spammy or […]

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February 27, 2018

New SEO Category Added to Google Chrome’s Lighthouse Extension

Google has added a new feature to its popular website auditing tool Lighthouse. The addition of an ‘SEO Audits’ category to the Chrome extension has been met with a positive response from the SEO community, though experts warn that the new feature is no replacement for a professional SEO audit. So, what is Lighthouse and […]

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February 8, 2018

Google Search Console Available for All Websites Now

The vast majority of interested parties will, of course, already be familiar with the search engine giant’s suite of tools for webmasters, marketing executives and SEO professionals but if you are not, you can check out a beginner’s guide online, to get you up to speed. The big news today for users of the latest […]

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January 21, 2018

SEO Trends: What to Expect in SEO in 2018

With the holiday season well and truly behind us, it is only natural, for those of us involved in the search engine optimisation industry at least, that our thoughts turn to the trends we expect to dominate SEO in 2018. Which existing trends will gain even more momentum over the coming year, which current practices […]

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January 18, 2018

Google Soon to Release It’s Highly Anticipated Mobile Page Speed Update

Google has confirmed that its long-awaited Speed Update for mobile devices will be released later this year. In July, webmasters will for the first time have to have to factor mobile page loading speed when optimising their websites. Loading speed as a ranking factor was introduced in 2010, but it only applied to desktop searches. […]

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January 7, 2018

Google Introduce Rich Results Testing Tool

SEO experts who wish to target rich snippets, rich cards and other rich content – the small content elements that are featured at the very top of the first pages of search results – now have access to a new tool that will make their task a little easier: Google’s Rich Results Testing Tool. It […]

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December 14, 2017

Google Search Console Beta Now Provides Access to a Whole Year of Data

It has been over 5 years since Google first promised to provide webmasters with a year’s worth of search data for analysis purposes but the wait is finally over. The Google Search Console beta now includes the option to select a whole 12 months of data in the performance report section and whilst this feature […]

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December 13, 2017

The Top 5 Best WordPress Plugins for SEO

WordPress is known as an SEO-friendly platform in the blogging community, making it a popular choice with bloggers from all over the world who are interested in driving traffic to their website and capitalising on the content they produce. Whilst there are other choices with built-in search engine optimisation functionality, WordPress is the most widely […]

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November 30, 2017

Top Digital Marketing Strategies for SMEs over the Christmas Period

It’s easy to see how retailers can capitalise on the festive season, especially if their products make ideal gifts. However, it’s not just retailers that can take advantage of the season of spending. With the right digital marketing strategies, which usually incorporate elements of PPC,  SEO and social media, you can increase your customer base, […]

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November 20, 2017

How to Succeed with Local SEO in 2019

This article was updated February 2019: With the release of Google’s ‘Pigeon’ update back in 2014, local SEO suddenly became a lot more important for webmasters and developers. Optimising a site to pick up local searches was no longer simply a good strategy, it was suddenly an essential way to ensure online success. Fast forward […]

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November 18, 2017

How to Deal with Crawl Errors in Google Search Console (Google Webmaster Tools)

Almost every web developer in the world has to deal with Google’s crawl errors, and it’s better to remedy problems quickly to prevent being penalised by Google’s ranking algorithm. Crawl errors let Google know that certain elements of your website aren’t working as they should, such as broken links, and, fortunately, most issues are easier […]

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October 31, 2017

The Melbourne Cup: How This Historic Race Is Promoted on Popular Social Media Channels

Not so long ago, major sporting events such as the Melbourne Cup, the biggest handicap race in Australia’s horseracing calendar, were promoted primarily via traditional printed media: newspapers and magazines. However, in recent years, digital channels – in particular social media sites – have taken centre stage in the promotional arena for sporting events and […]

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September 12, 2017

How To Do Keyword Research – A Beginner’s Guide

If you’re reading our blog, it’s probably safe to say that you’ve embraced the value of search engine optimisation (SEO). But even after acknowledging that this is an indispensable aspect of online marketing, figuring out where to start is still a challenge. Fortunately, I’m here to help. The single most important (and most challenging) thing you […]

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August 17, 2017

The Role of Citations in Local SEO

If you’re currently looking for ways to improve your website’s local SEO, then you’ve probably come across the need to accumulate citations. In this post, I’ll explain what a citation is and how you can leverage it to boost your standing in local search rankings. What is a citation? A citation in and of itself […]

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August 1, 2017

Google To Enhance User Experience With Customised ‘Newsfeed’

Google is updating its user interface with a Facebook-style news feed that will be featured on its homepage. The feed will show users content they may be interested in viewing based on their browsing habits. In particular, these custom newsfeeds will feature the following types of content: News stories Feature stories Sport highlights Videos Music […]

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