There was a time when the only search engine optimisation you had to do to get to the top of Google rankings for a moderately competitive search term was stuff as many keywords into your website meta tags, get a few links from directories and some other 3rd party sites and there was a good chance you'd rank well for your chosen keywords. [Read more…]
NDS Trading Online Voucher Scheme – National Rollout Announced
It was announced in the national media earlier this week that the NDS trading Online Voucher Scheme, or Online Trading Voucher Scheme (there doesn't seem to be consistent terminology yet), which was launched in October 2013, and piloted by Dublin City Enterprise Board, is to be rolled out nationally. [Read more…]
How To Maximise The SEO Impact Of Your Website Content
The main objective behind recent changes in Google's search algorithm is to help it deliver the highest quality, most relevant content to the searcher. How is this relevant to your website? [Read more…]
Using Emotion To Sell Online
Pssst…shall I let you into a secret?
Your visitors are human. And, just like you and me, their actions and buying decisions are driven by deep-rooted emotional motivations, backed up by subjective logical reasoning.
So, how can we use this knowledge to help turn prospects to buyers? [Read more…]
Top 10 SEO Tips for New Websites
Just a quick post today. One of the most common questions I get asked is how to get to the top of Google Ireland‘s organic search results pages with a new website. While there isn't a one size fits all approach, below are my ‘Top 10 SEO Tips for New Websites' for ensuring strong organic ranking in Google.ie and other search engines when building a new site from scratch: [Read more…]
How To Turn Web Traffic Into Customers
When it comes to SEO, getting traffic to your website is only one part of the equation. At the end of the day, getting visitors is absolutely pointless if you can't get them to perform some sort of action, e.g. sign up to a newsletter, fill out a “get a quote form” or (the ultimate goal) of buying your product/hire your services. [Read more…]
Local SEO Tips for Irish Small Businesses
SEO is challenging at the best of times, but particularly so for small businesses in Ireland that have little resources at their disposal. And, in many cases, these smaller businesses are competing against recognised brands and market leaders with big advertising budgets and marketing departments with specific responsibility for search engine optimisation.
But, this doesn't necessarily mean organic SEO is an impossible task for small businesses. Big companies are often lazy in their approach to search optimisation, so there are plenty of opportunities for small players to compete with bigger brands by adopting a more intelligent, focused strategy that offsets the difference in marketing spend. [Read more…]
What Is SEO?
Bоth pay-per-click аnd SEO аrе targeted tо gеt уоur website рlасеd аѕ close tо thе top оf search engine results аѕ possible. Marketing аnd SEO аrе different, уеt very, vеrу similar. SEO аrе considered аѕ thе mаin factors in enhancing thе traffic оf one's website. Thе concepts оf good SEO аrе hаrdlу a secret. Thе people whо lеаѕt understands issues with URL structure аnd SEO аrе thе vеrу people whо create them: web developers, programmers, аnd software developers. [Read more…]
How to get a Job in SEO
Drayton Bird was described by advertising legend, David Ogilvy, as someone who “knows more about direct marketing than anyone in the world.”
UK magazine Direct Response said his impact on UK direct marketing was “unlikely to be matched by any other individual.”
In short, when Drayton Bird offers advice, it's wise to listen and take heed.
Some time ago he wrote a paper for The European Academy of Direct and Interactive Marketing on how to get a better job. The advice and tips given are some of the most useful and insightful ever written and apply equally to an Engineer or Teacher as they would to an SEO or Online Marketing Executive.
If you're looking for a job in SEO or Online Marketing, do yourself a BIG favour and read every last word of his brilliant article: