Marie Page at BrightonSEO 2019 This is a pre-recorded video of the talk I gave at BrightonSEO. How to get Facebook Groups working for your business Facebook is a bit rubbish nowadays isn’t it? All those privacy scandals. A news feed full of ads no one wants to see. And it’s seen as a bit crap both for users and for businesses.Organic reach is falling. Average reach is currently around 7% but some Pages see it much lower than that.Engagement is also falling. The median...More
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I am increasingly working with clients nowadays that chime with causes and activities I personally love to do. So we have a lot of vegan clients and are delighted to work with Portuguese yoga retreat Vale de Moses (VdM) to improve their website, and in particular it's performance in Google search where it had previously been virtually invisible. Non tech savvy clients and the importance of incognito search Vale de Moses had an ancient site that ticked lots of SEO red flags - it was not mobile ...More
Facebook has introduced a new feature which enables you to accept appointments via your Page without the use of a third party app.It is something that we at The Digiterati have done for a while via our Wordpress site where people can book in an hour of our time for a quick phone or video consult. Apps such as. Acuity Scheduling, 10to8 or Vcita serve this market and there are several others designed more specifically to the gym, spa or salon markets.You may have seen a prompt suggesting t...More
Originally designed as a cure for writer's block, WordSmith (or Hemingway) Cards are a great tool to help you devise content for blog posts, newsletter content and even social media questions.I came across them (inevitably) via a Facebook ad (you can watch the video here) and it struck me that they could be a useful tool for social media managers desperately trying to think of new engaging questions they could ask of their Facebook Group fans or Page followers.The WordSsmith Deck include...More
I was recently interviewed by Telegraph Business journalist Jon Card for an article he was writing on how small businesses should use social media in 2019.Jon also interviewed serial entrepreneur and all round social media guru Gary Vaynerchuk. I felt very honoured to be quoted in such illustrious company.Inevitably a lot of the content I prepared wasn't used in the Telegraph's article so I thought I would share it here instead. Would love to know your thoughts in the comments below....More
Content marketing can help you to build your brand whatever your size or industry. In addition to improving your reputation and strengthening your brand positioning, great content can also initiate new client conversations, improve your customer engagement and reinforce purchase decisions. Key to success is crystallising your message Just this week Cambridge professor, Dr Victoria Bateman exposed herself on the BBC Today programme in order to ‘condense all her words down to a one p...More
So many small business social media marketers are massively disappointed in Facebook.Disappointed because they can’t reach more than a tiny percentage of their fans without paying for boosts.Disappointed because when they finally relent and try some advertising their ad campaigns never seem to convert in the numbers they were hoping for.Why might this be?With so much of our news feed featuring ads might it be that many people are simply ad blind now unless they come across some s...More