Over the past few weeks, you may have seen some notices from Google about ‘data retention controls’. With all the frantic news about GDPR, you could be forgiven for ignoring this as ‘just another compliance request’. However, there is more than meets the eye on this one and we’ll explain now why ignoring this will seriously affect your ability to analyse your website’s historic performance.
Just a heads up, this article assumes the reader has a prior knowledge of Google Tag Manager. If you're unfamiliar with the terminology used below then I'd start with the Google Analytics Academy - it has a great course that introduces the fundamentals of Google Tag Manager.
Update: TinyMCE, the plugin mentioned in this article, has reversed the change that was causing the referral data to be lost. Once WordPress has updated their distribution to utilise the latest version, and websites update to the latest version of WordPress, this issue should be resolved - great news!
In this post, we discuss bounce rate, its plus points and its negative points. We're not looking to dissuade use of this metric, it’s a great tool to have in our toolbox and something we as an agency actively use.
One way you might not be harnessing your customers is by working with them to boost your website’s visibility through search. When outreach to influencers goes stale, or if you’re struggling to make headway with your content marketing, working with your customer and prospect base can be an effective tactic to generate awareness and SEO value. Here’s how…
With online marketing, you can measure and adapt every aspect of your strategy, learn what your audience responds to best, and gain an advantage over your competition. But what should you test? We’ll take you through some essential pointers when looking to improve the performance of your online marketing.
This week on the blog, 3WhiteHats welcomes Marina Cheal, chief marketing officer at UGC collection platform, Reevoo. Experts in connecting brands with their customers, Reevoo understands the make-or-break value of harnessing real ratings and reviews online.
These two video hosting juggernauts have been around for over 12 years now, each offering a unique way of publishing and consuming content in an increasingly video-orientated marketing world. The question is, which one of these services is right for your brand? Here’s a guide to some of the pros and cons of each, so you can make the right choice and start getting the most out of your video content.
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).
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.
Google is dexterously moving towards a new approach for PPC keyword management, and, more specifically, how we use exact match keywords. Here’s what you need to know about the recent updates to close variants.
The use of video in marketing is by no means a new phenomenon. But our ability to track, measure and analyse the effectiveness of this platform, along with the rise of social platforms over the last decade, has given rise to an exponential increase in the popularity of video marketing.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
Tools, tools, tools; in digital marketing there are plenty to choose from, but which ones make the cut when it comes to providing useful insights? We’ve been rummaging in our SEO toolbox, and want to share some favourites with you. Here are the main ones we use on a daily basis, what they offer and why we love ‘em.
GMB provides a direct way for you to tell Google (the search engine used in 87% of UK web searches) where your business is and what it does. It also provides access to a review platform that is embedded into Google Search results, Google Maps and Google Local Guides.