SEO – 14 page elements to take into account

Web managers – are you looking to optimise your pages for search?  The following 14 page elements, ranked in order of importance, should help you accomplish good SERP (Search Engine Results Page).

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Drive: the truth about motivation

On Friday morning I was fortunate to attend a breakfast briefing with Dan Pink, author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, in conversation with David Rowan, editor of Wired UK.  Dan outlined the premise of his new book – that the current theories around motivation – i.e. external rewards like money and fame, or the fear of punishment (AKA the “carrot and stick” approach)  – do not work.  Continue reading “Drive: the truth about motivation”

SEO – advancing the science of search

Advancing the science of search – beyond the web

A lot of time and effort goes into SEO audits – not just the review of your site and the insights and actions required to improve your rankings – but a strategic decision on the keywords to optimise around.  i.e. what you want to be famous for.

The question is whether those keywords are then applied across ALL of the tactics and content you create.

We can’t control search behaviour.  When a customer is at the early stages of identifying a need and at the top of the buying funnel, they’re not searching for your company, products or solutions.  All we can do is try to align generic keywords to their issues and aim for a share of searches.

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The YouTube Effect

Much has been made of the YouTube effect – suddenly what you say in private can be captured on film and broadcast to the world.  Information is made available to millions of people online in an instant – with both positive and negative implications.  It came up as part of the US Congressional campaign, has had an affect on foreign policy and has impacted TV networks.

A couple of weeks back I met with Darren Waters, ex BBC Technology Editor and now Managing Director of Monument PR, and we discussed the YouTube effect in terms of digital media.  Continue reading “The YouTube Effect”

Social media – who wins? Large or small businesses?

Large vs. Small

I came across the following article courtesy of @miketrap on Twitter, “Small Businesses Show Social Networks Some Love“, which reveals research by AMI-Partners that small businesses have been quicker to adopt social media than some have contended.

It got me thinking about the differences in social media adoption between large and small corporations and the challenges and benefits faced by each: Continue reading “Social media – who wins? Large or small businesses?”