As we move into the winter months, your business may be feeling the brunt of reduced sales during the seemingly endless COVID-19 lockdowns. Many businesses are turning to digital marketing to shore up their efforts and boost sales in winter. Whilst the world of paid digital advertising may seem daunting, paid search is a fantastic way to attract new customers and improve conversion rates of people searching for your products. Whether now is peak season for your company or you...Read More>
If your company uses Google Ads to spread the word of your business online you may have noticed a recent change in the way that you see results in the search terms report. Google recently announced that they would be updating the report to only include terms that were searched by a “significant number of users”. But what does this mean? And how does this change the way your business conducts its online marketing? Read on for our guide to...Read More>
If you are reading this, then the chances are that you have already found out that the Google Ads platform is a key part of any modern marketing strategy. We mentioned previously why now if the perfect time to shore up your digital marketing strategies so with this blog we will be going into more depth about how to audit a Google Ads account and why an AdWords audit is important for your ongoing marketing and business.   (more…)
Like it or not, Google’s smart bidding feature is here to stay. Having dabbled with the smart bidding feature with my fair amount of successes and failures, I had the pleasure of being invited to Google’s Automation Summit in October 2019. So, I'm not going to bore you with all the details of smart bidding, how each one works and best practices for implementing. (that is maybe for another post with some real-world examples - nice idea!) Instead, I'm sharing...Read More>
At current, it is estimated that around 25% of Black Country residents don't use the internet regularly, or have never used the internet, which is one of the highest rates in England and Wales. However, efforts from councils and education establishments are looking for all that to change. Just down the road is Leamington Spa, now colloquially called 'Silicon Spa' due to it's rise in the media and gaming industry. Taking inspiration from them, the Black Country is now looking...Read More>
A new WordPress plugin has been introduced by Google that will pull insights from Google tools to a user's WordPress Admin panel. A plethora of Analytics plugins have been available for the web-building platform for quite some time. However, this is the first of its kind that has been created by Google themselves. Named 'Site Kit by Google,' the first edition of the plugin will extract insights from Google Analytics, Search Console, AdSense and PageSpeed Insights, and display them in...Read More>
Google is consistently looking for ways to make the Google Ads experience more informative and functional for its users, and with that, algorithm updates or the introduction of new and improved features are rolled out throughout the year. The two latest refined and enhanced Google AdWords tools are the Ad Preview and Diagnostics tool! The Google Ad Preview and Diagnostic tool is pivotal for the regulation and management of a fruitful AdWords campaign. Ad preview allows you to readily see...Read More>
Is a competitor bidding on your brand name or brand terms in paid search? This can be a very frustrating situation to find yourself in, especially since Google (unfortunately) does allow paid search bidding on a competitor’s brand terms, effectively permitting them to take away a large chunk of your search traffic. But don’t worry, all hope isn’t lost as there are plenty of things you can do. In order of suggestion, let’s look at the best ways to deal...Read More>
It is no secret that Google overshadows Bing as far as search engines go. Everyone has heard of and uses Google, right? No one uses Bing! Wrong. Bing is becoming increasingly more popular and we as search engine marketing experts would like to share with you a few reasons why Bing Ads are a good investment on your part, alongside your Google Ads. Less competition When using PPC campaigns, many people will naturally use Google, that means that less people...Read More>
Why Switch AdWords Search Attribution? Most AdWords Campaigns measure by “last-click”, this means they give all the credit for a conversion to the last-clicked ad and the matching keyword. However, this ignores the other clicks that customers may have made along their way. We know that this isn’t the most effective way of measuring your ad clicks. This is why you need to switch your Google AdWords Search Attribution Model. AdWords Attribution helps to assign an importance to each point within...Read More>
  By now, most businesses will be aware of search engine marketing (SEM). In case you’re new to the marketing world, we’ll explain. Search engine marketing involves marketing your business with a focus on ranking on search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo etc.). In this day and age, most people are online, and therefore your business must be, too. It isn’t enough to have a really good website and maybe a Facebook Business Page, though, instead you need to consistently optimise...Read More>
  If you are selling products on your site, then it will really help your conversions to ensure your products are optimised for Google shopping in your Google AdWords or Google Merchant Centre. Google shopping is dedicated to products related to a specific search term. For example, if you type in “black coat” on Google, a number of related products will appear at the top of the search results page that are listed in Google shopping. Google shopping is powered...Read More>
Do you think you are optimising your use of social media, website creation, and web content updates? Do you feel like your content is up to scratch and doing its job in bringing in website traffic? Well, how can you really know for sure? Without checking over the analytics of your site, you can’t truly know whether your content is working or not. With the use of Google Analytics, you can find a wealth of information to help you better...Read More>
Is your business suffering some dry-spells in regards to website traffic or online sales? Do you get frustrated because your competitors seem to be getting all your customers, whilst you continue to go unnoticed? Well, if so, you have probably come across the giant that is Google AdWords. Google AdWords helps a business to appear at the top of Google’s search results page when a certain keyword or phrase is searched for. This means that you are right where you...Read More>
23rd November 2017

Online Marketing Glossary

We at SEM Consultants want to ensure that you don’t get lost in the massive world of internet marketing. Sometimes you are given a lot of information that doesn’t help and only confuses you. Well, allow us to help. Here we have created an extensive list of words and phrases often used in online marketing. You’re welcome! 404 Server Error: The HTTP 404 Not Found Error appears when a webpage you’re trying to reach can’t be found on a server....Read More>
  There are many techniques to bring traffic to your site, but here we have listed the 4 main ones. These should be a no-brainer, but some people don’t realise just how important these techniques can be. There are some things that are crucial to your business, and all of them are needed to put you on your audience’s radar. But how? Why? Well, we’re about to tell you! Don’t lose out on potential sales, instead ensure you invest in...Read More>
When you decide that it is high-time your business started to flourish, Google AdWords becomes a must-have marketing tool. In this great modern age that we live in, Google is the king and at the centre of everything. Therefore, it is imperative that your business shows up on Google searches – and at the top of the list, too. This is where AdWords comes in. Using AdWords isn’t enough though, you have to use it well in order to thrive....Read More>

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