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Remember Search Engine Optimising (SEO) ​ is a long-term game. To improve your site's ranking (SEO) we’ve made a list ‘10 Ways to Improve SEO’. Follow these suggestions and watch your website rise the ranks to the top of search-engine results.

  1. Publish relevant content

Quality content is the number one driver for your search engine rankings, and simply put there is no greater substitute for great content. When you create quality content specifically for your intended users, site traffic increases, which leads to an improvement in your site’s authority and relevance. For each page identify and target a specific keyword phrase and repeat this keyword phrase several times throughout the page.

  1. Update your content regularly

In addition to publishing relevant content, aim to update your content regularly. Remember search engines feel strongly about content. Regularly updated content is viewed as one of the best indicators of a site's relevancy, so be sure to keep it fresh. Review your content on a regular basis and make any necessary updates as needed.

  1. Boost pages with internal links

Internal links are links from one page on the same domain to another. When internal links are used strategically, they can significantly boost the performance of pages in search engines because internal links support the flow of PageRank around your site. In simple terms, the more internal links your page has the higher its PageRank, which is important considering PageRank is a confirmed Google ranking factor.

  1. Refresh content with diminishing traffic

Aim to complete regular content audits of your page. If you notice that organic traffic to one of your pages is decreasing, consider updating the content. Remember updating content doesn’t always mean rewriting the entire page. It comes down to your target keywords and their competition. Quite often all you need to do is refresh the outdated sections.

  1. Focus on metadata

When designing your website, each page contains a space between the <head> tags to insert metadata, or information about the contents of your page. The most important type of metadata is ‘title metadata’. This metadata is responsible for the page titles displayed at the top of a browser window and as the headline within search engine results. In terms of a good meta description aim to include generally two full sentences.

  1. Use ALT tags

A key piece of information that will go a long way in increasing SEO is describing your visual and video media using alt tags, or alternative text descriptions. The use of Alt tags allows search engines to locate your page, which is crucial especially for those who may only use text-only browsers.

  1. Replicate backlinks from outdated, low-quality pages

When you perform a Google Search, often click on the first result only to find a substandard piece of content. It’s likely you started thinking how this page is ranked number one. Moments like this present opportunities in the sense that if poor pieces of content can get tons of high-quality links and rank in Google, so can you. To do this, find the substandard pieces of content that have lots of links and get the people linking to them to link to you instead.

  1. Have a link-worthy site

Aim to focus on creating relevant links within the text. Rather than having a link that says ‘click here’ try writing out the name of the destination. If you think about a ‘click here’ link has no real search engine value beyond the attached URL, however if you write the name of the destination for example ‘​Marketing Eye Blog’​ the description is rich with keywords and will more likely improve search engine rankings.

  1. Optimise the page speed of important pages

Everyone has clicked through to a page that takes ages to load. In most cases you either repeatedly clicked the refresh button or probably clicked the back button and tried another site. Ultimately slow pages are bad for business and SEO. To improve page speed and keep readers on your site consider reducing image sizes and enabling browser caching. This will allow your users to load your page without having to wait very long.

  1. Improve the click-through-rate of your top-ranking pages

The title tag of a page acts as the headline of an article. Ultimately it is your job to entice the searcher to click through to the page. If you can write a title tag that persuades people to choose your page over the others, you’ve won. Aim to add powerful words to your title that tap into people’s emotions. Keep your title tags short and sweet to capture the reader's attention and improve readability.

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Over the past 6 months or so it has become abundantly clear that the way we do business has to change, and alongside that, how we connect with customers and prospects. There is a new marketing norm that has thrown everything we have been taught previously out the window, and many businesses and marketers are scrambling to get a grasp of what to do next.

Next looks something like this.
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Whether you are a start-up that didn't get off the ground due to COVID, a small business, or a large corporation, you are faced with uncertain times and a very volatile marketplace which means that your online performance and in particular your digital marketing strategy may not be working quite as effectively as it should.

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There are an abundance of grants available to small businesses looking to pivot their businesses online, but many are finding that the cheapest deal comes with dodgy web developers who are really just doing the numbers. Their sales spiel may be good, but their website development skills don't match. Many are offshoring their web development giving small businesses websites that are merely templates that don't have any of the basic factors taken into account.
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Normally I would say it's not Government's responsibility to help market small businesses, but all of that changed when the Government imposed bans on companies opening their doors.

With threats (and I mean threats) of more to come, small businesses throughout Melbourne and the rest of Victoria have been forced to close for a minimum of 6 weeks. That means no work, no clients, no ability to pay the bills and rent.
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Coming into our Melbourne marketing agency today, I was faced with a huge dilemma - how are we going to adapt to wearing a facemask in the office? This might sound trivial but it is not. We talk all day long, on the phone, in person, during workshops and Zoom calls. How are we going to do this with a facemask on?
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When a company chooses to engage a marketing agency or marketing consultant to run their marketing campaigns, it's important to ask a few marketing questions that will help you make a better decision on who is the right choice for marketing your company.
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Sales and marketing have been at loggerheads forever. Just ask any marketer in the room. While marketing doesn't 'sell' per se, they are responsible for providing the forum for sales to occur. This means lead generation, brand building and sales support. Sales people sell. 

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The level of awareness about your brand can say a lot about your company. Most small to medium-sized businesses don’t have the level of brand recognition of something like Apple, but it never hurts to be known for what you do. It’s essential to understand the audience that recognizes your branding and how it can grow. But how do you measure the awareness of your brand? Below, we have a few tactics for measuring brand awareness. 

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The way technology and software companies are approaching the 'new marketing' era is evolving rapidly with nimble companies flexing their stronghold in delivering customers and prospects with communications that reinforce why they should be chosen over their competitors.

Interestingly enough, technology companies are still marketing, while many of their other discipline counterparts have pressed pause. The reason for this is the reliance on technology to power through any uncertainty and secure companies with better efficiencies, long-term cost savings and outcomes.
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Is there a lack of focus in your marketing efforts? Are you having trouble committing to a certain approach? Do you have a marketing strategy in place? It can be really difficult to execute any plans without a marketing strategy. Marketing is like a game of chess, where you’re constantly thinking of the next step. A marketing strategy will map out what goals you want to accomplish and how you want to accomplish these goals.

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