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LinkedIn: why your business needs to be in it to win it

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LinkedIn is the grande dame of social networks, launched waaaay back in 2003 as a platform for posting cvs and looking for jobs.

Often lagging behind more technologically advanced platforms such as Facebook, it is now really coming into its own. This is in part due to the very simplicity that made it look dated just a few years back.

At its heart, LinkedIn is indeed a simple beast. It’s an easy way to connect with business folk. Searches are quick, easy and so long as you’re not trying to find a John Smith, you’ll find the person you’re looking for pretty quickly.

You can also see contacts people you know have connected with, and expand your own network that way too.

And that’s the whole point of LinkedIn for business - finding people and making business connections.

 

 

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Do you trust me? How the latest Google algorithm changes affect your website

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It’s happened again: Google have made a change to their search algorithm and the tech world is throwing its hands in the air in shock.

We’re not sure quite why!

According to Moz, (1) Google changes its algorithm around 500-600 times per year.

That’s almost twice a day.

Most changes are so minor as to go unnoticed, but some are much more noticeable.

So, do you need to worry about Google’s changes, and how might they affect your business?

(Spoiler alert: yes and no!)

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How many online searches? Some Internet stats that surprised us

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We all know that the internet is vast, huge, enormous, and that any website is just one little tiny speck in the online universe.

 

Yet still these stats on internet use and searches are pretty mind-boggling, and can be a bit scary.

 

So, we’ve taken some of the most eye-popping and actually drilled down into what they mean for your business website.

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A game of tag: why meta tags are vital for SEO

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Your website’s success in appearing in relevant search results is basically down to two things:

• The visible content on your website - i.e. the text real people read

• The ‘under the bonnet’ hidden technical stuff - i.e. the stuff nobody reads

Meta tags sit somewhere in the middle - sometimes seen, sometimes not - which is why it’s so important to get them right.

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Social media strategies: five 5-minute tips for more effective posts


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Social media for business is a highly effective way of reaching people interested in your goods and services both locally and nationally.

That said, social media for business needs a clear strategy, a supply of quality content and someone with the time to manage it all.

This is where many smaller businesses like yours might struggle - finding the time to “do” social media.

So, here are our five top tips to help you make the most of your social media, with each tip taking just five minutes to complete.

Fill up that coffee mug, grab a cookie, and let’s make this happen!

 

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