The Noisy Little Monkey Blog

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 Bristol

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

Events And Meet-ups for SEO Bristol

Stat fans, did you know that outside of London, Bristol is the UK’s largest digital hub? If you're a Bristol SEO, you need to get out and feel the marketing noise. Here's picks of the best events for the discerning Bristol SEO coming up.

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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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Sophie Says Goodbye

Posted in Funnies by Sophie Wells on 27-May-2016 11:37:41

It all began a hazy six-ish years ago on the side of picturesque country road in Somerset, when my mum met Jon, her neighbour. At that time, Noisy Little Monkey was a mere embryo of the spotty teenager you see today and Jon was in a panic. He was selling like crazy but delivering like… well less crazy shall we say and he needed some help. Nic hadn’t quite given up her successful, well paid, fulfilling career in Bristol to join the team (apart from making sure clients were actually billed) so my mum kindly volunteered me for the role of “helper”. She’s good like that.

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b2b Website Design Ideas

Posted in UX by Jon Payne on 26-May-2016 11:03:00

B2B website design is no longer the flailing non-swimmer in the digital marketing pool that it was just a handful of years ago. B2B is shedding its stigma and enjoying a moment in the digital sun. Grab a cocktail and join us on the pool-side, as we celebrate some great b2b website design ideas.

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Local SEO? 80% Of Success Is Just Turning Up

Posted in SEO by Nicola Payne on 24-May-2016 10:30:00

Local and mobile go hand in hand and getting your website to just turn up well for both local and mobile searches is vital. 

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11 Ways To Convince Your Boss Why You Need A New Website

Posted in UX, Posted in SEO by Jon Payne on 12-May-2016 09:49:01

Are you the proud owner of a perfect website? Do you have seamless paths to conversion, with flawless and coherent branding? Do your page load times make you weep tears of joy? Thought not. More likely those ducts emit rather more despondent tears, and you've been desperately scratching at your budget spreadsheet for as long as you can remember, trying to find some wriggle room for a website re-design.

Relax and rest those over-worked nails. Read on for our reasons why you need a new website – and how to convince your boss.

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7 Things Marketers Can Learn From Beyonce's Lemonade

Posted in Social Media Marketing by Holly Edwards on 10-May-2016 12:18:00

You probably haven't heard anything about it, but this little-known singer called Beyoncé dropped her new album last week and – well, people are pretty excited about it. Can it teach us marketing people anything though? Yes. Yes it can.

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