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Meet the team – Mike Friend, Head of Business Development

Meet the team – Mike Friend, Head of Business Development

Mike, the Head of Business Development at iThinkMedia, talks us through at his experience in digital marketing and how his…

Adwords New Reporting Dashboards: Get A Unique View On Your Account Data

Adwords New Reporting Dashboards: Get A Unique View On Your Account Data

Google’s new dashboard allows you to create a custom reporting showing all of the metrics that you need to see…

What’s happened to Google Shopping?

What’s happened to Google Shopping?

Google Shopping will now operate as a separate business, competing for the top SERPS. Our PPC Account Manager Andrew shares…

#ThinkSearch September Wrap Up Search Highlights

#ThinkSearch September Wrap Up Search Highlights

To keep you up to date with the latest Search highlights from September, we have put together some of the…

Meet the team – Syed Ali, Head of Search

Meet the team – Syed Ali, Head of Search

Meet Syed, Head of Search here at iThinkMedia. Syed chats us through his experience within the Search industry, how he…

Google AdWords Ad Extensions for Call-Only Campaigns

Google AdWords Ad Extensions for Call-Only Campaigns

Google now allows advertisers to include ad extensions within your Call-Only Ad campaigns - Structured Snippets, Callouts and Location extensions.…

Why Use Target CPA Bidding In Adwords?

Why Use Target CPA Bidding In Adwords?

CPC and CPM bidding are the go-to for most advertisers when it comes to setting up a new AdWords campaign,…

Brighton SEO Roundup September 2017

Brighton SEO Roundup September 2017

Check out our roundup of September 2017's Brighton SEO. Full of useful tips and advice from respected digital marketers around…

How to write an effective boilerplate

How to write an effective boilerplate

We take a look at the importance of a well-written boilerplate, how it can benefit your business and our top…

Exclusive Q&A with Google’s Gary Illyes at BrightonSEO 2017

Exclusive Q&A with Google’s Gary Illyes at BrightonSEO 2017

Watch or read the full Q&A with Google's Gary Illyes as he reveals the latest on top search marketing topics…

A 5 step Guide to optimise for NAP presence & consistency

A 5 step Guide to optimise for NAP presence & consistency

NAP consistency is one of the most commonly talked about local SEO optimisation tactics due to its extremely influential ranking…

The ins and outs of topical content

The ins and outs of topical content

Following on from our last content blog post on evergreen content, we take a look at topical content and how…

Meet the team – Harry Dodd, SEO Account Manager

Meet the team – Harry Dodd, SEO Account Manager

Meet Harry, SEO Account Manager here at iThinkMedia. Harry reveals how he got into SEO and his predictions for the…

What are the Advantages of Marin Software?

What are the Advantages of Marin Software?

We take a look at the advantages of using Marin Software and how it can benefit your Paid Media campaigns.

3 Top tools for outreach success

3 Top tools for outreach success

Find out the 3-step process we follow to ensure our outreach campaigns are of high quality and highly relevant to…

#ThinkSearch August Wrap Up Search Highlights

#ThinkSearch August Wrap Up Search Highlights

With many updates and changes happening to the digital landscape in August, we’ve wrapped up some of the key changes…

Meet The Team – Dominic Corr, Paid Media Manager

Meet The Team – Dominic Corr, Paid Media Manager

Dom joined iThinkMedia back in 2011 and has since worked his way up to being head of the PPC team.…

Google Announces ‘Better, Simpler’ Ad Rotation Settings

Google Announces ‘Better, Simpler’ Ad Rotation Settings

In a shock move, Google has announced that its Adwords platform will be shaking up ad rotation optimisation by removing…

Exploring Evergreen Content in Depth

Exploring Evergreen Content in Depth

Within your content strategy, you’ll want to explore a mix of evergreen and topical content to maintain the longevity of…

Tips for Writing Your Product Descriptions

Tips for Writing Your Product Descriptions

If a picture is the body then the product description is the soul. Imperative for changing potential customers into paying…

Meet The Team – Katie Moore, Content Manager

Meet The Team – Katie Moore, Content Manager

Katie joined iThinkMedia at the start of 2016 and has worked her way up to being head of the content…

Meet Chris Ailey – iThinkMedia Founder and CEO

Meet Chris Ailey – iThinkMedia Founder and CEO

Chris Ailey founded search agency iThinkMedia from his converted garage in 2008 and has grown the company to 23 staff.

Data Highlighter Vs. Schema Mark Up – Which is best to use?

Data Highlighter Vs. Schema Mark Up – Which is best to use?

You may have heard there are numerous ways you can implement structured data to your website. By adding schema code…

Why businesses are getting social on Facebook

Why businesses are getting social on Facebook

2 billion users can’t be wrong! How many people do you know that own a Facebook account? Probably most of,…

Large scale projects – are you organised for success?

Large scale projects – are you organised for success?

Managing a large-scale project can be an overwhelming challenge. You have to track budgets, monitor timings, plan resource, assign tasks…

iThinkMedia’s Mental Health Awareness Day

iThinkMedia’s Mental Health Awareness Day

Mental health has long been a stigma that needs to be extinguished and is something that we should all be…

AdWords Editor 12.0 – Four Key Facts

AdWords Editor 12.0 – Four Key Facts

In late June this year, Google launched an update to AdWords Editor, introducing version 12.0. Here are some tips on…

How much should SMEs pay for SEO?

How much should SMEs pay for SEO?

Meeting a wide array of SME business owners and marketing managers on a daily basis, I’ve come to realise there…

#ThinkSearch July Wrap Up Search Highlights

#ThinkSearch July Wrap Up Search Highlights

July may have flown past us but over the past month we have seen a lot of activity, changes and…

Why blog? An SEO perspective

Why blog? An SEO perspective

Are you missing out by not having a company blog or keeping it up to date on a regular basis?…

Why is it Important to Have Fully Optimised Product Descriptions?

Why is it Important to Have Fully Optimised Product Descriptions?

Vital for any e-commerce site, product descriptions should be fully optimised for search engines and written to entice customers. High…

Employer of the Year 2017 Award

Employer of the Year 2017 Award

Thrilled to announce that we’ve won the Employer of the Year 2017 award at the SME Hertfordshire business ceremony last…

Google takes on Facebook in latest planned news feed update

Google takes on Facebook in latest planned news feed update

Google is making plans to add a new newsfeed to its website and app, which will show personalised news on…

How to optimise your online presence with Local SEO

How to optimise your online presence with Local SEO

At our Digital Day in June, Senior Account Executive Lewis explained the importance of local SEO, what it is, who…

A day in the life of a freelance copywriter

A day in the life of a freelance copywriter

Copywriting is one of several important creative functions that enable us to provide an exacting standard of service to our…

SEO – Why is it so important for your business?

SEO – Why is it so important for your business?

If you attended our Digital Day in June you will have learnt about the importance of SEO and how an…

The Future of the Automotive Industry

The Future of the Automotive Industry

With electric cars now in the mainstream, automated vehicle technology coming along in leaps and bounds and ideas for fully…

Which PPC or Social Channel is right for your business?

Which PPC or Social Channel is right for your business?

Those who visited our Digital Day in June will have learnt about the benefits of PPC (pay per click), why…

PPC – Can you afford to ignore it?

PPC – Can you afford to ignore it?

Before you start any PPC (pay per click) campaigns, it’s vital that you understand why PPC exists and how Google…

Is your mobile site speed losing you customers?

Is your mobile site speed losing you customers?

Search behaviours are changing and over half of overall web traffic now comes from mobile. People have high expectations for…

Get your content seen – use digital PR!

Get your content seen – use digital PR!

Anyone who came to our Digital Day in June will have left feeling inspired to go and create some real…

How to make every piece of content, your masterpiece!

How to make every piece of content, your masterpiece!

If you attended our digital day 2017, you’ll know all about this content talk hosted by Katie Moore, our content…

iThinkMedia Digital Day 2017 – top tips to use today!

iThinkMedia Digital Day 2017 – top tips to use today!

Last week we held our first Digital day at iThinkMedia’s beautiful barn offices in Hertford. 40 local business leaders came…

Huge Mobile SERP Changes in Google 2017 – More Tests?

Huge Mobile SERP Changes in Google 2017 – More Tests?

So as I’m sure most of us are aware Google loves an A/B test or two. But what’s next on…

New Features to Google Local are now confirmed

New Features to Google Local are now confirmed

Back in May, Google started trying and testing new features to improve the usability of Google Local and to provide…

5 Reasons you should be on Google My Business

5 Reasons you should be on Google My Business

Google My Business is a free tool available to businesses and organisations, which allows them to manage their presence online…

Top tips from a freelance copywriter

Top tips from a freelance copywriter

Working with freelance copywriters on a regular basis gives us a great opportunity to find out what it’s really like.…

A Mini Guide To On-Page SEO

A Mini Guide To On-Page SEO

If you are reading this blog post, you probably have your own website and have decided your site might be…

Google My Business Launches Website Builder Globally

Google My Business Launches Website Builder Globally

Earlier in the year, Google were testing a website builder for Google My Business customers. Google has now officially launched…

7 Ways Google My Business Can Get You More Customers and Traffic

7 Ways Google My Business Can Get You More Customers and Traffic

If your business relies on local trade then Google My Business is a great way to get in front of…

Meet our new Digital PR Specialist – Natalie Howard

Meet our new Digital PR Specialist – Natalie Howard

Natalie joined iThinkMedia this month to provide Digital PR and outreach services to our clients. She brings nearly a decade…

Content you must be creating for social marketing in 2017

Content you must be creating for social marketing in 2017

  What’s new in social marketing for 2017? Well, luckily people still want to buy and sell things, but there…

How to stop a Brand Bidding War

How to stop a Brand Bidding War

  Bidding on a competitor’s brand terms on Google appeals to some businesses. They gain lots of ad impressions from their…

Google’s top 25 SEO tips so far in 2017

Google’s top 25 SEO tips so far in 2017

2017 has already been a year of big change from Google, especially with the roll-out of the mobile first index.…

Applications of Keyword Research

Applications of Keyword Research

Keyword research is considered the bread and butter basics of SEO. The process produces valuable data that uncovers the terms…

Local SEO: How to Find Keywords that Trigger Google Maps?

Local SEO: How to Find Keywords that Trigger Google Maps?

Do you have a local SEO project that involves creating multiple NAP listings in Google My Business or local landing…

The ups and downs of a freelance copywriter

The ups and downs of a freelance copywriter

Here at iThinkMedia, we are lucky enough to work with some fantastically-talented copywriters who offer their expertise and specialisms to…

Our Top Five Car Tech Trends of 2017

Our Top Five Car Tech Trends of 2017

Over the last couple of weeks, the automotive industry has been showcasing the latest trends and technology at a series…

Writing on Demand: Mass-Producing Content

Writing on Demand: Mass-Producing Content

So you’re getting the hang of copywriting and finding your feet within the world of content – brilliant! But what…

It’s Not You, It’s Me…

It’s Not You, It’s Me…

We’ve all heard the expression, but would you notice – or even be concerned – if you saw it spelt…

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