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Obsessing over Budget 2019

Obsessing over Budget 2019

Will there be a Budget this year? When will it be? What will be in it? We wish we knew. At the time of writing (11:45am on Wednesday 23 October 2019) a Budget is scheduled for 6 November 2019 and the PracticeWeb editorial team is planning on that basis. Having spent...

Obsessing over Budget 2019

Will there be a Budget this year? When will it be? What will be in it? We wish we knew. At the time of writing (11:45am on Wednesday 23 October 2019) a Budget is scheduled for 6 November 2019 and the PracticeWeb editorial team is planning on that basis. Having spent...

Content for accountants must have a purpose

Content for accountants must have a purpose

“This isn’t about content for content’s sake – every item of content you spend time, effort or money on developing needs to serve a purpose and, ideally, multiple purposes.” Recently, I ran a content strategy workshop for a firm of accountants specialising in a...

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Budget 2019: What can you expect?

Budget 2019: What can you expect?

The kids are back at school and the leaves are beginning to fall which means, all things being equal, that Budget 2019 is around the corner. We have a new prime minister in Boris Johnson, who in building his new cabinet made Sajid Javid the new Chancellor of the...

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SEO: understanding local citations

SEO: understanding local citations

If you know a little about SEO already, it’s likely you’ve heard of local search. It’s the term for the results displayed when someone enters a query into a search engine with what’s known as local intent – something like ‘accountants near me’, or ‘accountants in...

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Mobile-first indexing

During 2018, Google starting rolling out mobile-first indexing, a change that responds to the growth in mobile browsing and their efforts to reflect this. With mobile-first indexing, Google wants to use the mobile version of your website when indexing and ranking your...

I have done my buyer personas, what’s next?

There's no point spending time crafting personas and creating valuable insights only to take no action. You have to use them to drive your marketing campaigns. You know the type of customer you want. Now it's time to use your freshly gained knowledge and go out and...

Google Analytics: Why accountants should use it

You've got a new website with all the bells and whistles, spent weeks tirelessly working on search engine optimisation and perfecting your marketing strategy. You sit back, cross your arms and wait eagerly to reap the rewards. But what's to say any of it was even...

Redesigning a small brand part two: the big plan

Not read part one? Catch up here A rebrand isn't something you knock off on your own in an afternoon with a notebook and a packet of felt tips. It needs time, and a talented team. When we wanted to rebrand PracticeWeb in late 2018, I carved out time for members of my...

Business insights: October edition

We have been back on UK Business Forums digging through the posts from the last month to pull out conversations small businesses are having that you need to see. First, while of course we know you are friendly bunch, it seems that an initial appointment with an...

Change is good?

The new PracticeWeb.co.uk is here. It's all shiny and fresh out the wrapper. We really hope you like it. The new site is just but one piece of a larger transformation project that has been running through the core of the business for 18 months now. Why change? Well,...

Reinventing PracticeWeb

Mike Crook is our Chief Digital Officer and in the past year has taken the lead on an overhaul of PracticeWeb's proposition, positioning, products and services. PracticeWeb's editor, Ray, sat down with Mike to find out how he went about getting from a blank project...

The secret science of writing headlines

We see plenty of headlines each day. From reading Metro on the bus to work to trawling through a BBC app, we all scan headlines searching for content that's relevant to us. At their best, they grab your attention and lead you into reading the article. At their worst,...

I hope you found the 'fundamentals of digital marketing' session valuable

From this you will have taken away how to use content and SEO to attract the right kind of client.

In summary you need to:

  • Know your client – define who it is you want to attract and build empathy.
  • Meet their needs – design your marketing around their challenges and needs.
  • Provide quality – meet their service and content expectations.
  • Measure what matters – track the buyer journey funnel to assess what's working

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