Marketing Signals Blog

A place to share our thoughts

Making the most of a conference trip.

By: | Tags: | Comments: 0

Like many of you we enjoy all that a good conference trip can bring. I have been speaking, attending and even exhibiting at conferences for well over a decade now and there are a few things that I always do to make sure that I get the most out of the trip. I am in fact writing this post on the balcony of my Hotel in San Diego during the holiday I tagged on to my trip to ClickZ San Francisco where we will be exhibiting LinkRisk and catching up […]

READ MORE

Time for a rebrand? Top tips for a smooth site relaunch

By: | Tags: | Comments: 0

From time to time your website or business will need some rebranding. Perhaps that rebranding will simply mean changing a logo – but occasionally it could mean a new theme design, or a complete transformation of your brand identity (both online and off). The process of a rebrand/rebuild can be complex, and often requires more than simply re-jigging your wordpress theme and updating a few plugins. With that in mind, here are some tips for a smooth and effective rebrand that should facilitate minimum disruption when it comes to the […]

READ MORE

PPC for Brand PR – Does it work?

By: | Tags: | Comments: 0

Immediate search results are almost impossible as SEO and ‘Ranking’ is a long term process. However, what if an immediate result is needed because of an online PR issue? The answer – PPC (bear in mind PPC traffic and ranking is not the same as SEO). A PPC goal is evidently different for each client reflecting how an Adwords campaign is built and tailored. The majority wanting an ROI from a physical product through actual conversion or possibly to increase traffic to the site with an awareness goal. If we […]

READ MORE

Make PPC Part of your SEO Strategy

By: | Tags: | Comments: 0

Within this blog post, I’m going to go over a few uses for PPC which you may not have considered before and also to show you that they don’t have to be a duel between Google Adwords and your SEO Strategy… They can very much work in harmony to help produce the results that you’re looking for – More Traffic!! If you have a website which is new to SEO, or maybe you have previously benefited from SEO in years gone by, you may have found that you are no […]

READ MORE

Links. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Truth

By: | Tags: | Comments: 0

Links. For many years now they have been the backbone of any good organic marketing campaign. And while they have come under a lot of fire over the past year or two, it’s safe to say links are here to stay, and are still a crucial part of Google’s ranking algorithm. However, just because links still matter, it doesn’t mean they are ALL good. In fact, bad links are now worse than they have ever been. Low quality, spammy links can really make a website owner fall out with Google […]

READ MORE

When the Shoe is on the Other Foot

By: | Tags: | Comments: 14

  Within my role at Marketing Signals, I often find that a number of people are shocked at the prices they now need to pay for quality content and search signals, as link building has moved away from the era of spam and has been geared towards a more “natural” path by Google. Gone are the days of quick wins and directory submissions; these have been replaced by quality content, written by real people with a voice within their niche. This basically means that the whole game has changed when […]

READ MORE

The Challenges of Running a Remote Content Team

By: | Tags: | Comments: 4

When I was brought in to work for Marketing Signals in January 2013, one of my first tasks was to accrue a UK-based team of content writers who could work remotely, charge per-word within our budgets, and had capacity to dedicate much of their time to the potentially large amounts of copywriting work we were able to send their way. Whilst we obviously work together as a team from within Marketing Signals towers, as Content Manager most of what I would consider my day-to-day “team” is made up of copywriters […]

READ MORE

Inbox survival tactics

By: | Tags: | Comments: 0

Like many of you we here at Marketing Signals spend a large part of our working week managing the endless torrent of email that arrives in our inboxes. Marketing Signals is a highly transactional business and that combined with the fact that I help take on first line support for LinkRisk too means its more of a flood than a trickle nowadays. In this post I would like to share with you some of the tips and tricks that help keep me sane and allow me to stay on top […]

READ MORE

Past Performance Is No Guarantee Of Future Success in SEO

By: | Tags: | Comments: 0

I tend to deal with the new business enquiries here at Marketing Signals. I am also the managing director and see the whole picture from start to finish. One recurring theme with our clients (present and new) is that SEO is getting too expensive these days and it is taking too long to rank and the most common – why am I having to pay for you to audit and probably remove / disavow some of our link profile when we paid another agency / you to build these links […]

READ MORE

Backlink data sources – A quick comparison

By: | Tags: | Comments: 0

One of the biggest activities that our agency undertakes is Manual Penalty Removal. A manual penalty is shown via a notification within your Webmaster Tools console. This blog post looks at the main data sources used in the SEO industry and compares the data found within the exports. The aim to help you decide which data source may be the most relevant for the tasks you are completing and most importantly, which data sources you need when undertaking Google manual penalty recovery work. We will be using LinkRisk.com as the […]

READ MORE
Share with your friends










Submit
Share with your friends










Submit
Share with your friends










Submit
Share with your friends










Submit
Share with your friends










Submit
Share with your friends










Submit
Share with your friends










Submit
Share with your friends










Submit
Share with your friends










Submit
Share with your friends










Submit
Share with your friends










Submit