Tips for an SEO Friendly Web Design:

By Ish Naeem Posted Date: 2016-10-17

Useful Tips for SEO Friendly Web Design

The whole point of designing a high quality website is to create an online presence. The primary purpose the website serves is to help people find your business, learn more about your services and/or purchase your products. The websites are designed with real people in mind and made to target them in order to convert them form visitors to customers.

So how do we visitors end up on your website in the first place? – there are so many ways people find you online from social media shares, to direct website references visual Ads and even business cards, but a large majority of them would be looking for your services or products using a search engine. The most popular of them all being Google – hence why they dictate most of the rules in the world of SEO.

So when building a new business website, it’s important to take into consideration the value of SEO and build a website that is  search engine friendly or SEO friendly. Below we discuss some tips to creating an SEO friendly website...



5 Ways to tell if your business needs new web hosting

By Ish Naeem Posted Date: 2016-10-10

Does your business need new web hosting?

5 Ways to tell if your business needs new web hosting

In the modern day web hosting is essential to any business especially if it’s one that operates online and requires the use of internet connected services. At first web hosting can seem like something simple like any other commodity such as water or electricity. However it is important to realize in order to obtain a high quality service with minimal downtime, web hosting requires a variety of facets working in harmony. When choosing a hosting provider compromising on quality for cost can have a negative effect on your business and services. Below we discuss some factors that can help determine if your web hosting is indeed doing good for your business or not...



Google’s Latest Penguin 4.0 Update is Here!

By Ish Naeem Posted Date: 2016-10-03

The Google Penguin 4.0 Update

Google has recently revealed that they are making an update to the Penguin module of their search algorithm. Traditionally, the penguin update was designed to target spammy links on a website (unnatural links back to the website or its search results). The last update to the Penguin algorithm was back in October 2014, so two years later and Google has released a new version 4.0 – a new update from Google usually causes a bit of panic in the SEO digital marketing space. Websites will need to be reviewed quickly so they aren’t devalued in rank as a result of the update.

With the previous updates, the penguin algorithm would penalize websites deemed spammy and their rankings brought down in search results – The websites will then have to be checked and spammy backlinks removed/updated, after which you’d have to wait for Google to perform a refresh in order for rankings to go back up. According to Google the latest Penguin update means the days of waiting for a refresh is long-gone. In addition to this they also say that spammy links won’t necessarily affect the whole website but can impact individual pages or groups of pages.

The actual updates that Penguin 4.0 brings to the search engine algorithm are...



Important mobile digital marketing trends to be aware of:

By Ish Naeem Posted Date: 2016-09-26

Mobile digital marketing trends to be aware of

The use of smartphones has sky rocketed over the last 2-3 years, resulting in more people searching for what they want using their mobile devices while on the move. More people are engaging with content on the internet via their mobile devices – this means that mobile digital marketing is a critical part of marketing for any modern business whether small or large.

Some mobile marketing trends have become very important that ignoring them could have a negative impact on how people perceive your business and its branding. Below we discuss some of the key trends that you must be aware of and consider implementing as part of the online digital marketing strategy for your business...



Tips to building an SEO friendly Website

By Ish Naeem Posted Date: 2016-09-19

Tips to building and SEO friendly Website

Websites have become an integral part of business and is the foundation of building a strong online presence. They are essentially a way of providing your target market with information about your business products and/or services, while also providing them with the options of making purchases online. Your customers can now learn about and purchase those products and services while on the move or from the comfort of their homes.

Although the website user interface and content must take the visitor into careful consideration in order to give them the best possible browsing experience, it is also important to consider how search engines will rank and index the website. People look for and find things online using search engines, so in order to be found your website must be search engine friendly.

Below we discuss some tips to consider when building a website in order to make it SEO friendly...



5 Tools to Increase Business Productivity and Efficiency

By Ish Naeem Posted Date: 2016-09-12

5 Tools to Increase Business Productivity and Efficiency

In today’s technology dependent world a majority of small businesses are driven by a combination of productivity and collaboration. Incorporating various technologies has streamlined business processes while improving productivity and allowing for collaboration between teams in real time (even if they are in different parts of the world).

So as a small business what are the tools that can help improve the productivity and efficiency of your business and direct you to greater success? In this age of tech, there are now a number of online tools that have made it easier for teams to work together, manage projects, communicate effectively, delegate responsibilities, prioritize tasks as well as manage accountability.

There are a variety of both web based and native device apps that can be used, it’s only a matter of finding out which tool is the ideal fit for your business. Below we have listed out and discussed a few useful online tools for small businesses...



7 Challenges to overcome when launching your startup’s website:

By Ish Naeem Posted Date: 2016-09-05

Challenges to overcome when launching your startups website

The launch of a business website in today’s world is considered an indicator of validity – A company isn’t considered truly established until it has a proper online presence, especially with new businesses. The first question people would as is if there was a website they could look at for more information about the business, services provided and products sold. Since online search engines (such as Google) have become the go to place for information regardless of whether you are on the move or at home, having a website that is indexed by Google and other search engines is vital. The business website design is an important milestone in your overall startup plan.

Even though it can be fairly simple to set up a basic website with the use of template solutions and tools (like Wordpress), there are still some major challenges that you will encounter in the process. Some of these hurdles are discussed below...



What is Google AdWords & Pay per Click Advertising?

By Ish Naeem Posted Date: 2016-08-29

What Is Google AdWords and PPC

Google AdWords is a service provided by Google the search engine giant. It is an advertising service for businesses allowing them to purchase advertising space on Google Searches, websites on the Google AdSense network and on YouTube. As of last year Google had a 30% share of the entire digital advertising making it the single largest player.

The Google AdWords program provides businesses with a tool to analyse search data, set online advertising budgets and set a bid or price the business is willing to pay per click – hence the term Pay per Click (PPC) advertising...



The Perfect Formula for an 'All-in-1' Online Marketing Strategy:

By Ish Naeem Posted Date: 2016-08-22

The Perfect Formula for an Online Marketing Strategy

Marketing is something that is in the realms of endless possibilities, especially in the modern day with the emergence of hyper connectivity as well as the popularity of mobile internet and social media. This basically means there are numerous different strategies that can be employed in order to improve your business brand recognition and convert new customers. Having so many marketing options can make you ask yourself the question: “am I choosing the right combination of strategies?”

One of the best solutions to deciding on the ideal formula for your marketing is to treat your marketing strategy as an ‘all-in-one’ combination of different tactics rather than treating them as individual ones. The goal here is to create a system that constantly drives traffic back to your website where you can then convert the traffic into real paying customers...



5 Ways to Improve Your Online Presence

By Ish Naeem Posted Date: 2016-08-15

5 Ways to Improve Your Online Presence:

Although there is not much a digital marketer can do about the problems caused by changes to search engine and social media algorithms, there are improvements you can make to your overall online marketing strategy which can eventually impact your customers’ decisions.

Regular updates and tweaks to the online store or business website has become the standard response mechanism to keep up with search engine and social media algorithms in order to improve business. But creating an attractive online store or an eye catching e-commerce website and publishing fresh engaging content is just one piece of the digital marketing pie.

Businesses have to look at alternative ways to provide users with a reason to visit your website and purchase your products or service. This requires more than the standard SEO updates and strategies. Discussed below are five ways to improve your online business without relying solely on SEO and social media marketing...