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SEMrush – marketing toolkit for digital marketing professionals
Here at TBI, it’s important for us to keep up with the latest technology developments in order to advise clients on tools that may help them achieve their goals. That’s why we were very excited to trial SEMrush recently, incorporating it in our day to day SEO and marketing activities!
What is SEMrush? What does it do?
SEMrush, simply, is an analysis tool, dubbed “all-in-one marketing toolkit for digital marketing professionals”.
Keyword research, competitive audits, keyword tracking, social monitoring, and local listing monitoring are just a few of the features available.
Keyword research to inform strategy
Keyword research is extremely important in optimising your website pages to rank higher in both organic and paid search. Being able to see which keywords are driving to a specific domain, as well as the keywords that their competitors are ranking for, is invaluable to our clients, and with this data we’re able to assist in developing a truly competitive strategy.
Social media insights
As we manage social media accounts on behalf of our clients with SEMrush we can easily track the total engagement numbers, our best performing tweets, and any accounts that have mentioned us to boost our social media strategy. Again, data informs strategy and through the insights we are able to retrieve using the tool, we can advise on iterative improvements that deliver higher returns.
We really appreciated the reporting features of SEMrush. The reports are fully customisable and use a simple builder tool to quickly make professional and data-rich reports in minutes.
Contact us here to find out more about the digital marketing projects we’ve recently undertaken.
“Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside. Oh, I do like to be beside the sea.” So sang our Marketing Manager, Amy Card, as she travelled to one of the largest bi-annual search marketing conferences in Europe last month – BrightonSEO.
BrightonSEO is a one-day event that brings together experts in pay-per-click (PPC) advertising, search engine optimisation (SEO), and digital marketing strategy with a strong focus on social media channels.
Sarah Bradley, Head of Student Engagement and Communications at Oxford Student Union, spoke early in the day on her experiences of engaging “millennials” on social media. (Slides available here:https://www.slideshare.net/SarahMBradley1/getting-students-attention-on-social-media).
Sarah has conducted several experiments over recent years, notably staging a week-long student takeover of the University of Nottingham social media channels. Her takeaways? Students are often labelled and pigeonholed – do make the effort to understand their circumstances and engage with their interests and the return on your time investment will be enormous.
Another talk of note came from Stacey MacNaught, (slides:https://www.slideshare.net/staceycav/securing-your-links-before-producing-your-content-stacey-macnaught-brightonseo-september-2018) who shared her positive experiences in validating ideas for resource-intensive content pieces (such as market research) before investing in production. Pitching an idea to a journalist at the earliest possible moment enables testing of the potential reception to a piece, offers an opportunity to iron out potential pitfalls and can secure coverage in principle before you commit any resources to creation.
From a search marketing perspective, a keynote from marketing, tech and start-up industry leader, Rand Fishkin, echoed the sentiments heard throughout the day with two difficult truths for marketers:
1. It’s never been harder to earn organic traffic from the web’s major players.
2. It’s never been more important to mark your website (and email list) the centre of your campaigns.
Businesses must now actively include SEO and website performance as a priority in their digital marketing mix. At TBI Communications we are trialling various technology solutions that streamline website keyword auditing and tracking backlinks, just two pieces of an increasingly complex puzzle our clients are facing in an effort to keep their site in front of their customers. Events such as BrightonSEO enable us to advise clients on best practice and suggest new strategies that maintain their competitive edge.
Contact us here if you would like to get a better understanding of how we can help you increase your organisation’s SEO performance.