We spend a lot of time encouraging our clients to write in plain English. To drop the obfuscating buzzwords and infuriatingly complex businessese that plagues their landing pages in favour of simpler, cleaner language that's easy to read and understand.
Red Evolution Opinions & Musings
Content marketing is not new. Look in your Granny's kitchen and you are bound to find recipe books called something like 50 Ways to Use Stork Margarine or 101 Meals with Spam.
News of a Google broad core update is always met with a vague sense of trepidation at Red Evo HQ. We practice squeaky-clean SEO that’s designed to be fully compliant with Google’s best-practice guidelines, but you never know what’s going to happen when Google decides to make sweeping changes to their search algorithm.
Like many people in the UK, 2020 was the year I finally bought a motorhome. It's not a new one, (have you seen the price of these things?) so ongoing maintenance is a general theme, which brings me to the subject of this post.
Most of the work we do uses a retainer model. This means for a fixed monthly recurring fee, we provide a range of digital marketing services designed to help our clients attract more business opportunities online. It works exceptionally well for them and us, and in this post, I examine why.
There are some things in life that just don't make sense. Quantum physics, the fact that bumble bees can fly, pineapple on pizza and putting your newsletters on your website.
Back in 2016, I wrote a blog post entitled, What Is the Purpose of a Blog. It's one of the most popular blog posts on our website and 4+ years on; it's still gets lots of traffic. In fact, in most months it receives between 100 and 150 views.
As I was heading off to bed last night, my electricity smart meter was flashing green and red. Apparently, I'd gone over my planned budget for the day. The meter was telling me our home consumption for the day had been £15.00, something that would make our annual bill circa £5500. It's closer to £800.
As I many have mentioned one or two (hundred) times, your target market is not everybody. There is always some way or other that you can narrow down who you really want to speak to, even if everybody could, technically, buy what you provide.
We recently received an invitation to tender to deliver some digital workshops to businesses in and around the area where one of our offices is located. In the document, there was a phrase that went something like, "You will help businesses source new suppliers for the delivery of a website." As I've said before in other blog posts, referring to digital agencies as suppliers doesn't sit very well with me.
If I had a tenner for every time I've seen a blog where the latest post was added about three years ago, I'd be writing this from a villa in the Bahamas. It happens all the time though. Great intentions fizzle out when time is short and it can be really hard to get back on track.
Just like you have to keep tending to your garden to get the most benefit from it, you need to keep looking after your website if you want it to work for your business.
You keep hearing that you should be blogging but it sounds like a lot of effort for just another page on your website that nobody is going to read. You're busy and you have better things to do with your time, like getting more customers, for example.
More and more companies are embracing digital marketing including SEO, PPC and content marketing. However, based on my experience there's a big difference between what digital marketing costs and what people think it costs. In this post I'm going to explore and explain that.