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Analytics

Extracting Query Parameters in Google Analytics - Free Tool

Auditing your Google Analytics account for query parameters can be tedious but helps keep page reports clear of unwanted row duplication. We talk about the effects of collecting unwanted queries on your reporting and how to fix it. We’ve also built a free tool to make the process easier.


2 weeks ago

Tracking HubSpot Forms with Google Tag Manager

When a form has been successfully submitted to HubSpot, HubSpot propagates an event that we can listen to and use to trigger marketing tags within Google Tag Manager. Below we create a Custom HTML Tag that listens for a form success, trigger a dataLayer event which can then be used to trigger a marketing tag to push this data into Google Analytics.


2 months ago

How to get Service Provider back in Google Analytics

Service Provider and Network Domain dimensions are no more. Let's get Service Provider data back online. We'll show you how to re-enable ISP data using Google Tag Manager and an IP Lookup Service.


2 months ago

Measuring Content Engagement in Google Analytics - Part 3: Social Site Exits

Track when users leave your site to visit your social media pages. Understand when your content is driving positive move to your social assets.


2 months ago


Creative SEO

Celebrating International Women’s Day at 3WhiteHats

In light of International Women’s Day, find out what our talented team members and women in 3WhiteHats have to say about their careers so far, what motivates them, and their thoughts on equality in the digital marketing industry. 


1 month ago

A beginner's guide to newsjacking

Newsjacking can deliver a significant positive impact both in terms of SEO and brand awareness. Here’s a look at what this technique entails and the best practices to keep in mind when seeking success with it.


2 months ago

How to nail your brand's Christmas onsite content strategy

The Christmas push has begun, and marketers will require a streamlined approach to content marketing in order to keep up with the whirlwind around the season and deliver what customers are looking for. With an effective onsite content strategy, you can drive people to your website with topical content, and inspire them to explore what you have to offer.  


5 months ago

Stepping stones from uni into marketing: top tips from Polly at the Creative Careers Festival

At this spring’s Creative Careers Festival, hosted by Exeter University, our Account Executive, Polly, was invited to deliver a talk about her route into marketing and where she is now. Read on to learn about how she did it, what agency life is like, and what you can do to get into the industry too.


10 months ago


Paid Media

A guide to setting up Google dynamic display ads

Dynamic display ads are a feature within the Google AdWords display network that allows a website to dynamically display advertisements to users, based on products they have previously browsed on the website, or based on the content on websites.


2 years ago

How to optimise your Shopping feed data

So, let’s assume that you have your Google Shopping campaigns set up (if you don’t then you might want to think about it...), so now all you have to do is the usual bid optimisation and you’ll be raking in the money, right? Well, not quite. While bids and the structure of your campaigns will be the most influential factors that you can change, the feed itself can also be altered to improve Shopping performance. So what can you do to make it better?


2 years ago

How to build a paid strategy for your brand

Online marketing is a dense forest of choice. It’s also packed full of tempting but potentially injudicious ways to tear through your marketing budget, if you’re not sufficiently focused. Prominent among the promise-versus-pitfall brigade is the black hole of ‘paid media’ (also known as PPC or pay-per-click).


2 years ago

A guide to launching a remarkable remarketing campaign

To get the most out of your remarketing efforts, there are a few best practices that will help you get results in brand lift and ROI from your campaign. Here’s our guide to launching your first remarketing campaign.


3 years ago


Resources

Seven beginner WordPress plugins

So, your WordPress blog is coming along nicely. Now it’s time to make improvements. You’ve done some research, and you know there are tons of ways to boost SEO – maybe you’ve even started streamlining your blog’s SEO yourself. And while you know what to do, you’re quickly finding out that the what is only half the battle – you have to actually make the changes and keep your site optimised. But all of this tedious legwork doesn’t have to be done manually. WordPress is incredibly user-friendly, meaning there are a plethora of plugins to help with your blog’s SEO. Beyond that, there are hundreds of other SEO tools at your disposal across the internet.


3 years ago

Twitter’s expanded tweets and what it means for your social campaigns

Twitter has announced the update that many marketers have spent a long time patiently waiting for. Similar to when constructing Google Ads, there’s nothing more frustrating than composing your scheduled tweets only to find that meticulously-designed imagery tears into the character limit, forcing you to alter and dilute your messaging.


4 years ago

Things we learned from September’s Brighton SEO

It was yet another stellar Brighton SEO, booming with digital creatives from across the country and brimming with cutting-edge knowledge and industry insight. The September conference proved to be the largest in its history, with more speakers, sponsors and delegates than ever before.


4 years ago

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Update to the presentation of URLs in mobile search

Mobile search continues to be at the forefront of the digital hemisphere, as Google updates the algorithms that display URLs in the search results.


5 years ago


Technical SEO

Inside Screaming Frog: Top Takeaways From The Workshop

Ensuring your URLs can be crawled and indexed is a cornerstone of SEO. If Google can’t find that great piece of content you want to get in front of your customers, then what’s the point in writing it?


1 year ago

How Blockchain is already transforming digital marketing

When most people think blockchain, their minds go straight to those headline-grabbing cryptocurrencies. And sure, the likes of Bitcoin and Ethereum are great exponents of the technology, but they are far from its only use. In fact, cryptocurrencies represent just the tip of a particularly large technological iceberg.


2 years ago

Google changes affecting local queries

As Google continuously updates in order to keep up with our ever-changing world of tech, we ask, what are the recent changes affecting local queries? Also, what important improvements are worth considering in 2018?


2 years ago

How to respond to negative Google My Business reviews

Encouraging your customers to leave a Google My Business (GMB) review is more than just a good SEO tactic. It can be great for your brand too. But what do you do should a dreaded negative GMB review arrive?


3 years ago