Social media has now matured far beyond its initial iterations of platform-based news and meme sharing. Today, not only does social allow us to cultivate our online personas but it gives us an opportunity to professionally market ourselves as well. LinkedIn has truly changed the way we professionally interact, including overhauling business news, recruitment, and onboarding processes, as well as the way that companies market themselves online.
Writing a blog is the perfect opportunity to share your knowledge and passion with your readers. Generally, a blog consists of written content, visuals, multi-media and often has a comment section so your readers can interact with you. When you are writing a blog, remember you don't have to be a “professional’ writer. Your blog content can either be informative, persuasive, conversational or informal. However, if you want your blog to be engaging and successful, follow our ultimate guide to blogging.
For most search engines, backlinks are the ultimate ranking factor. Traffic to your site is directly related to the quality of the backlinks your website has. Ultimately the greater number of authoritative websites that link to you, the better rankings and traffic you’ll get. It’s always important to remember the power of Google rankings. When you surf the web, Google analyses your websites backlinks to understand how your pages are connected to one another and in what way.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Landlord Protection Group design insurance policies to help financially protect landlords for some of the common risks associated with renting their investment property. LPG work to ensure landlord insurance provides protection for some of the tenant-related risks that may not be covered by standard Building Insurance, including damage caused by tenants' visitors and friends.
The company needed to create brand awareness so the outsourced marketing team at Marketing Eye designed and developed a website. In order to generate more leads, we produced marketing collateral with a company brochure focused on subscription and accompanying business cards.
LionHouse is a consultancy service that provides tailored solutions to RTOs (Registered Training Organisation) across Australia. By providing a range of RTO consulting services and outsourcing solutions, LionHouse is improving industry standards and giving confidence to RTOs to operate. LionHouse aims to support an ethical and sustainable VET sector and help it flourish.
LionHouse approached Marketing Eye to help develop their website along with marketing collateral to highlight their expertise in providing a range of RTO consulting services. The marketing consultancy firm’s strategy helped LionHouse create greater brand awareness within the industry. Marketing Eye developed a benchmarking report alongside business cards which helped clients gain greater understanding of the company’s services. As part of website development, we highlighted the LionHouse’s key services which allows clients to easily identify the specific services they need.
LaManna Supermarket prides itself on providing its customers with old fashioned customer service as it comes from the heart and not from a manual. LaManna is Australia’s largest 100% Australian grown fruit & vegetable market, offering meat, deli, seafood, bakery, patisserie and groceries. Committed to bringing the finest fresh produce to the people of Melbourne LaManna Direct offers a trusted online ordering service to save you the frustrations associated with shopping in store.
Marketing Eye was engaged by LaManna Direct to design and develop their new website. The website provided LaManna a successful digital presence with customers able to shop their products online and have them delivered directly to their home. The website helped to further generate brand awareness and develop LaManna as a strong leader in the industry. Furthermore, Marketing Eye developed information brochures enabling better brand awareness and understanding of the company’s services.
Hoverscape is Australia’s premier drone data provider, supplying asset and infrastructure professionals with the most actionable drone data on the market, by ensuring that data is not just captured, but is presented in the most digestible way possible. Hoverscape focuses on capturing the highest fidelity drone data allowing you to make better decisions.
Marketing Eye worked with Hoverscape to develop and design a full range of marketing collateral. Optimising and redesigning the website worked to enable a stronger brand presence and understanding of the services offered by Hoverscape. We helped to deliver a print strategy that included informative brochures, business cards and banners to enhance the brands competitive advantage and provide Hoverscape with informative collateral at tradeshows.
Maxxam is an IT services and networking company based in Melbourne. The company has built a reputation in selling third party technologies, specifically in the field of security. Marketing Eye helped the company establish its presence as a fast growing, innovative brand by producing marketing collateral such a business cards, along with aiding the company's rebranding efforts by desiging a new and functional website.
My Boutique consists of a team of medical professionals delivering outstanding cosmetic results across greater Sydney. My Boutique’s medical professionals have over 60 years combined experience and receive ongoing training on new advancements and techniques within the cosmetic injection industry.
With outstanding hygiene and health standards above and beyond the national standard, my Boutique provides a trusting, caring and safe space where clients are filled with confidence that their aesthetic and health goals will become a reality.
The outsourced marketing department of Marketing Eye has continued to provide support to My Boutique by developing its website to enhance clients' journey and drive traffic to their landing page. In addition to developing My Boutiques online Presence, Marketing Eye produced printed material including informative pamphlets. The marketing efforts have enabled My Boutique to create a deeper online presence in addition to strengthening brand awareness.