Google Ads: Past, Present and Future

Google Adwords (as it used to be known) was first launched on 23rd October 2000. It was initially created as a “self-service advertising program” offering ads that would appear only on the right hand side of the page, as well as functions for keyword targeting and web based reporting.

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What does the modern day marketing funnel look like?

The traditional marketing funnel is a structure that used to be applied to marketing strategy for just about every business. It starts with awareness (market potential), moving to interest (suspects), desire (prospects) and then action (customers). The thinking behind it was that the funnel was linear and that those customers who were lost at any stage were simply out of the loop. However, as technology has evolved and the way that consumers receive information from brands has changed drastically, the modern day marketing funnel now looks very different.

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5 reasons Facebook Ads is a great platform for marketing your business

There is enormous choice in marketing today and this can create confusion over where to concentrate your efforts and resources. From social channels to SEO and guerrilla tactics, where are you likely to see the best ROI? Social media is undoubtedly one investment that needs to be integrated into every marketing budget – and there are five good reasons why Facebook Ads is the platform to choose if you’re looking to see results.

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Digital Marketing trends you might be surprised by...

Politically and socially, 2019 has been a pretty confusing year so far. From the ongoing upheaval surrounding Brexit to the change in Prime Minister and even the weather there have been plenty of unexpected outcomes to deal with. And it doesn’t stop there because in the world of digital marketing too there are a number of interesting trends emerging that you might be surprised by.

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Using hashtags to increase the visibility of Instagram posts

Hashtags are an essential part of success on Instagram, whether you’re looking to grow your following or get more exposure for each post. However, the social media platform often moves the goal posts when it comes to the way that hashtags can support profile development and which practices are likely to get the best results. If you’re looking to improve performance on Instagram then these are our top tips to help you increase post visibility and attract more followers.

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What's new as part of Twitter's desktop redesign?

Social media platforms evolve – a lot. Whether you appreciate the constant changes that seem to be introduced by these apps - mobile or desktop - the driving force behind the upgrades is to make things easier for users. In an effort to do just that Twitter has introduced a desktop redesign that it hopes will make it more competitive and a more intuitive option for many who want to use social networks, whether for business or personal reasons. So, what does the new redesign involve?

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What does Pinterest offer for marketing?

Pinterest may not be the first social media platform that you think of when it comes to marketing. However, 250 million people use Pinterest every month and between 2017 and 2018, this very visual platform added more users than Facebook and Twitter combined. The site has seen a 75% increase in Pins in less than two years and a rise in the numbers of both men and women who are using the site. So, it’s thriving, but what does Pinterest really offer in marketing terms?

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What does AI actually look like for marketing?

AI is set to transform the way that we do business, interact and sell in the years to come. This innovative technology offers a wealth of advantages to businesses looking to do more with less budget and increase efficiency across the board. But, in terms of the reality of integrating and using it, what does AI actually look like for marketing?

9 examples of AI in marketing

AI has almost limitless potential and can be innovated continuously to help meet challenges as they arise. These are just some of the ways in which it has relevance to the marketing world.

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Do businesses need a Google My Business account?

Google My Business is designed to help local businesses create a competitive advantage and improve SEO. Particularly for businesses operating in a competitive local environment it can be a great way to stand out and to boost the online presence that your enterprise has. But do you really need to go to the effort of setting one up?

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5 reasons that blogging is an essential part of your content marketing

Content is king (or queen) today – this is something that most businesses are already aware of. However, not everyone is getting the most out of content when it comes to marketing strategy. If you’re not currently blogging then you’re missing out on a wealth of opportunities to optimise your content marketing and generate more ROI. These are 5 reasons why blogging is an essential component of any content marketing plan.

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