I want to thank my colleague Robert Kramers from found.co.nz for this excellent list of the best free New Zealand online directories.
Anyone doing search engine optimisation knows the value of back links from directories. Even with Google’s algorithm updates, it’s still beneficial to have high quality links from authority sites. Keep reading »
It’s tempting when you have a website that’s a few years old, to want to give it a “fresh, modern look”. But over the years I’ve seen many examples of website re-designs that have flopped. They’ve had a serious negative effect on the business, particularly those that rely on their websites to generate the bulk of their sales. Keep reading »
The inspiration for this post comes from Wes McDowell from The Deep End so I want to acknowledge this at the outset.
It’s the time of year when loads of predictions are being made about web design trends for 2016 – but in this post I want to look specifically at web design trends that work to increase conversion (i.e. Keep reading »
I’ve recently read Perry Marshall’s book “80/20 Sales & Marketing” and I want to highly recommend it. If you’re looking to make a breakthrough with your marketing in 2016, get this book and read over the Christmas holidays. It will really expand your thinking. Keep reading »
I’ve spent the last week reading‘The Ultimate Guide to Google AdWords (Fourth Edition)’ by Perry Marshall. Perry Marshall is regarded as the guru of Google AdWords. He wrote the original version of this book in 2007, around the time I was getting started with AdWords. Keep reading »
If your business is using an agency to manage Google AdWords, you probably get a report each month will all sorts of numbers.
Click through rates, cost per click, quality score, clicks, impressions, keyword data… and so on. You might get some fancy graphs, which the agency uses to show how great your campaign is doing. Keep reading »
This morning I received an email from a friend telling me about a new web design software called PageCloud. My initial reaction was, “oh, yeah, another clunky web builder designed for amateurs who want to build a cheap website.”
We all realise the importance of testimonials in marketing. But most small business websites neglect testimonials or, if they do use them, they tend to be the usual “blah, blah, blah” that no one bothers to read. Often hidden away on an inner page. Keep reading »