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How best to compare your website traffic

comparing website traffic

Do you have a mass of data from years of business but don’t really know how to accurately compare monthly traffic? Sometimes simply looking at one month compared to the last will not give you an accurate representation of improvements.

What you need to be looking at: Seasonal trends for your market Marketing consistencies Offline impact
Seasonal Trends

Now when I talk about seasonal trends I’m not simply referring to the effects of weather and public holidays. Instead you need to try to establish the trends of your individual marketplace. Some examples may be:

Traffic increases for one of our clients in February/March with customers preparing for the race season Another client has a peak in traffic in May/June due schools looking at plans for the summer holidays Marketing Consistencies

One of the biggest factors in increases and decreases will be extra marketing activity. For example overall traffic may decrease … [Read More]

Voice Search and the Implications on SEO

We cannot deny that mobile phones are now completely ubiquitous in our lives. The fact that nearly everyone and anyone has a mobile device is something that we have adapted to. Not only this, but as the way we use our mobiles has changed over past years, SEO practices have adapted to this way of living too. However, as technologies move forward, do we need to be doing more to make sure our SEO strategy is in line with the new ways people are searching?

The likes of the Google Home or Amazons Alexa are gaining an enormous presence in not only UK homes, but across the world too. Gone are the days when you needed to pick up you mobile to search for something, in just a few simple words you can find the answer to pretty much anything. With these technologies making further advancements too, online shopping has … [Read More]

Don’t stress the ups and downs of SEO

Have you noticed your keyword rankings yo-yoing recently? One week you can be on the first page of Google and the next week your nowhere to be seen. These days this can happen even without even making changes to your website. Somewhat unfortunately, Google is constantly updating, unless you move with it you’re very much against it.

Google never stays the same. It is constantly making changes to its algorithms, looking for new and innovative ways to make searches more practical for the user. Recent developments in smart searching through mobile devices and voice operated systems have brought the latest waves of changes through.

Sometimes these updates will make no difference to where one of your keywords rank. However there are occasions when Google decides it is going to focus on an element that is seemingly lacking on one of your ranking pages and so consequently your position plummets. You’ll … [Read More]

SEO begins at the website development stage

The foundation of a successful website starts with a great design, user-friendly interface and a well developed user experience.

But unknown to most, these have become very important ranking factors and a big part of modern search engine optimisation (SEO). This includes things like page speed, site usability and a responsive mobile design.

Although SEO starts with considering the website content as the predominant ranking factor, there are other contributing factors that help bring information to the forefront. This includes outlining the title and description of the page with your most relevant keyword. The title should be the most relevant searchable term for that particular page.

By thinking of areas such as the page title, description and keywords in relation to SEO at development stage will ensure that your website is setup with the right structure to become Google friendly.

Search engine’s primary goal is to give you the most … [Read More]

Content is king, are you falling short?

Many people say that content is now king in the SEO world. Surely though content has always been the most important thing if we think about the user.

Now that search engines have advanced far past the days when all that mattered was meta data, looking at your website from the users point of view could pay dividends.

Lets look at the main points as to why content is so important:

1. People will understand your message

Quality content, which explains well what you do will help people understand your products or services. Yes it is true that search engines too will need you to spoon-feed them what it is you do but if you were previously falling short you were failing your customers. Writing quality content which engages users is much more likely to convert visitors into customers. After all, could you really sell that product in 20 words … [Read More]