The Noisy Little Monkey Blog

Do You REALLY Know Who Your Audience Is?

Posted in Inbound Marketing by Holly Edwards on 23-Aug-2016 11:00:00

Misjudging your audience can see a venture go spectacularly wrong – just ask the BBC.

Its decision to sign-up Chris Evans (eesh) as the presenter of Top Gear has been described as a “disaster” - and it’s not hard to see why. The latest episode attracted less than two million viewers, lower than any episode in the Jeremy Clarkson era.

According to The Sun (large bucket of salt required here), in the end, Evans was left pleading with the crowd during filming: “If you find things vaguely funny or you think they were supposed to be funny please laugh.” Ouch.

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What Is Domain Authority And Why It's Important For SEO

Posted in SEO, Posted in Glossary, Posted in Tools by Steven Mitchell on 18-Aug-2016 13:45:03

Domain Authority is a number invented by online SEO thought-leaders Moz, which is designed to approximate the website’s ‘strength’, ‘clout’, ‘respect’ or ‘propensity to rank well’.  Moz describe it like this:

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Alt Text - It's For More Than Just SEO

Posted in SEO by Josh Baldwin on 17-Aug-2016 15:06:47

Alt Text? What the f**k is Alt text? 

If your business has a CMS that's managed in house or you've have been knocking around in Digital Marketing for a while, you will almost certainly have heard this question before. If it's you that's asking said question, you my pedigree chum are in luck. That's what this blog is all about :P

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What Are Buyer Personas? And Do I Really Need Them?

Posted in Inbound Marketing by Holly Edwards on 16-Aug-2016 16:30:28

Stumble more than a few feet into the murky waters of marketing and you’ll hear all sorts of terminology being thrown around. Real time? ROI? Twitter?! What does it all mean?! Among the most confusing is ‘buyer personas’. What even is a buyer persona? And do you really need them? Really?

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Google Analytics Just Stopped Working!?

Posted in analytics by Jon Payne on 02-Aug-2016 09:30:00

You log on to Google Analytics and your precious website traffic has plummeted. WHY? Try to stall the panic and check these simple tips to work out out why Google Analytics just stopped working.

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What is a good Time To First Byte (TTFB)?

Posted in SEO by Jon Payne on 15-Jul-2016 11:14:23

Time To First Byte (TTFB) is important for web marketers because there’s a statistically significant correlation between a fast TTFB and a high ranking on Google for generic search terms (e.g. those not including your brand name). Here's a beginners guide to how it's measured, how you can check yours and what qualifies as a good Time To First Byte (TTFB).

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Events for the discerning SEO in Bristol

Posted in Talks by Claire Dibben on 01-Jul-2016 13:00:00

Events and Meet-Ups for SEO Bristol

Bristol. It's forever being voted top ten of the happiest/most liveable/least-London places to live on our occasionally-septic isle. We love Bristol and we love SEO. We love talking digital with our community here. Soooooo, here's our events and meet-ups listing for SEO and digital marketing in Bristol.  If you have an event to add, do give us a tinkle.

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Why SEO is bullshit

Posted in SEO by Jon Payne on 28-Jun-2016 09:30:00

Think this article's headline title is simply the kind of click-bait-hungry churnalism that gives Paul Dacre a head rush? Then you're (slightly) mistaken. While SEO is one of the many vital strings to our digital bow, we know that the environment it dwells in is prone to pollution by twits and chancers. It's important to remember that good SEO is just the first hurdle on the steeplechase of marketing. But do you actually know why SEO is bullshit?

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Average SEO costs in the UK and how to decide what's right for you

Posted in SEO by Jon Payne on 21-Jun-2016 23:00:00

Bristol SEO agencies are fairly thick on the ground these days. The UK SEO market is, if anything, even more saturated. As the average punter you’re in danger of being paralysed by choice. While I’m not advocating choosing your agency purely based on price, it would help to understand what the average SEO costs in the UK are when you’re choosing your next SEO agency, right?

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Vlog: Nat's 3 Top Tips For Instagram (1:20)

Posted in Social Media Marketing by Josh Baldwin on 09-Jun-2016 11:06:05

If your Insta game isn't on point you're just not fyah 🔥 

If you have no idea what that even means or how in the blazes Instagram actually works then you need to watch Natalie's latest vlog. If you're an absolute beginner and need a proper crash course, then maybe check out Nat's blog on Instagram for Noobs first.

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