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Top 8 Reasons You Should Use Guides On Instagram

Uncategorized Jan 16, 2021

When a new feature is released, many users struggle to understand why, or whether, they should learn how to use it. Instagram Guides are no exception. There are many advantages to beginning to use new features, read on to discover why Guides could be the right choice for you.

One of the biggest reasons you should use Instagram Guides is that it is all about sharing information. Meaning you will seem to have authority on your topic, which will increase brand loyalty and trust. 

If you have already built up a loyal fanbase, being able to recommend products, posts, and places is a fantastic way for you to cement your position as a leader and an influencer. These are a great way to get brand opportunities or sponsorships.

Guides can also make way for partnerships. For example, you can partner with someone else who has a similar audience or similar brand and share each other’s posts and Guides which facilitates a fantastic working relationship, authority and expands your...

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How To Increase Engagement Through Instagram Guides

Uncategorized Jan 16, 2021

One of the most essential parts of posting on Instagram is the engagement your content brings. Your engagement can often be seen as a proxy measurement for how valuable your content is. The higher your engagement, the better.

One element, that kind of goes without saying, is making sure that your content is high quality and appropriate for your target audience. Curating your content so that it appeals to your target audience and meets your business aims is the most effective method. Then, when a new user discovers your content, they can see exactly what you are about, what they can expect from you, and what they will gain from following you.

Given that your Guides include posts from your feed, your posts will need to be relevant to your Guides. Chances are, users will click through from your Guide to the original post, boosting engagement there. The posts you include in Guides will receive more engagement than ones that are not included.

Guides should include content from other...

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Think of SEO as a Funnel for your Small Business

brisbane seo seo Jan 04, 2021

When you created your small business website, you created it for a purpose.  In most cases it is to have an information page where those that search for your products / services / website can find you.  But always, your main aim is to ... increase your sales.

We would all love it to happen overnight, but it doesn't.  You have to work at it.  So many websites are sitting in the background with no one going to them or knowing about them.  And that's where I and my Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Expert peers come in.  We bring the knowledge on how to optimise your website to work through the Funnel of Google Search. 

Top of the Funnel - Become Visible on Google Search with SEO

The first step in the funnel is for your website to be visible. 

Think about it ... how often do you you go and pick a business off a search page on page 2, let alone page 10 or more that your website might be sitting on.  It just won't...

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Free Online Software Tools for Startup Businesses

Uncategorized Oct 24, 2020

While money might be tight as a new business, you don't have to do everything manually. In this blog I will go through some free options and some necessary options for startup small businesses.   You can utilise lots of software and technology but at the start be conscious of your financials and utilise the free options that are available.  Many of these will fit your circumstances, and give you time to decide on your final product by the time that you are getting money in through the door.  In some cases, you do need to pay some money but I've only highlighted those that I think are important for a new business or are wise value.

Setting up a Website

Don't go overboard and pay for excessive website development.  If it suits your business start off with a simple 1 page website with all your key information, your package offerings and the problems you solve.  This can be achieved by setting up your free Google My Business listing and utilising their offer to...

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The Average Lifespan of Posts on Social Media

Lifespan of Social Media

Social Media Posts only display in a person's newsfeeds for a certain amount of time, due to the proliferation of posts.  They can vary depending upon each platform but also can vary due to the reactions, comments, pins, saves and shares that they get.

Lifespan of Social Media Infographic

This infographic explains the average time on each of these main platforms and some hints on how you can make your posts last longer. 


Facebook is the shortest timeframe of 2 - 5 hours - probably because of the popularity of Facebook, with only Twitter with a shorter timeframe (15 min).  With Facebook try to get engagement in the first 15 minutes - 1 hour after you post, as the algorithms feed your post out to some of your followers and based on their reactions will feed it out to more and more (to your organic reach).


Instagram has a timespan of 21- 48 hours, in fact your posts are still there but it is only if people scroll through...

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Does bounce rate matter in SEO?

Uncategorized Oct 10, 2020

Well the answer depends upon your site. 

What is Bounce Rate?

Let's understand bounce rate first.  If someone clicks into your main webpage and then leaves it without any interaction, then that is considered a bounce.  The bounce rate is the percentage of clicks that bounced over the total number of clicks into your page.

When is it not a factor? 

If you only have a straight one page webpage, with no calls to action (e.g. product pages, or contact forms, or other pages, or blogs, etc) then you will probably have a high bounce rate.  And it is not really a trackable metric that you would be interested in.

When should it matter?

But it is a factor if you have interaction points on your page, for example if you have an ecommerce online store, or you are trying to encourage signups.  If there is a high bounce rate you need to determine what is causing the bounce, which will be a process of elimination. 

Steps to check to Improve Bounce Rate

First you...

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What is SEO Strategy - does my business need it?

When it comes down to it the whole aim for SEO, search engine optimization, is to rise to the top of search engines so that you get traffic to your website (with the end goal of converting those visits to sales).  As more shopping and decisions are made on the internet this marketing traffic area has grown in importance.   And yet, so many people consider SEO some sort of black box that they hand over to a third party agency to manage, and then wonder why they are not getting the results they would like.

What is SEO Strategy?

SEO strategy is a planned approach implementing the best search engine optimization steps which helps search engines to promote your website as the answer for the user's search intent.

Now of course, as an SEO specialist I'm not saying that you don't need someone to follow through with implementing the strategy, and assisting you with that process, but you do need to be involved in forming the strategy.  Or if you do...

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Canva Content Planner - scheduling social media posts in Canva 2020

Uncategorized Aug 18, 2020

A new feature is rolling out in Canva - scheduling on their content planner for publishing on facebook pages and groups, LinkedIn, Twitter, Slack, Tumblr and Pinterest.  You need Canva Pro, if you don't have it here is the link .  Want to know the details then watch my video at 

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Social Media presence vs Website - do you still need a website?

Uncategorized Aug 11, 2020

Many small businesses start off with a Facebook or Instagram profile and their business takes off, and then the question becomes "Do I need a website still?"  I've explained my reasons for having a website at

But just as importantly there can be some problems with only having a social media presence and I discuss this on my latest blog on Women's Network Australia's blog at

Need a hand setting one up then just contact me at [email protected]

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Does a small business need a website - I'll give you 10 reasons why!

Uncategorized Aug 11, 2020

Starting a business and trying to decide if you need a website?  I explain the reasons why I believe websites are valuable and necessary for small businesses in my guest blog on Women's Network Australia at

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