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You have read endless articles about the importance of SEO and you are ready to do whatever it takes to optimise your search engine? GREAT!!! Now: where do you start? Before any major change, it is important to have a set of tools at your disposal. SEO is no different. There is a wide variety of free tools at your disposal that you can use, here are some of our favourite ones:

Congrats! You have a website, you may have had it for some time and yet you're still not sure if it's working as well as it could. You might even know that that there's thousands of visits but very little leads. Or maybe you used to get leads but have slowly decreased over time. I know there may be a thousand reasons as to why your website is performing the way it is. This article is to give you three tools to help you understand if there is an issue, what is the issue and even if your website isn't converting visitors into leads and how to chase after them even after they left your site.

If you've been on the Facebook app recently you may have noticed the latest way you can share your life on the social platform, and it's something you'll have seen, and possibly used, before. Facebook Stories is the most recent feature to roll out on the company's main app. It's a familiar concept and has been used on other Facebook-owned services such as Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp (although WhatsApp has now brought back its original status feature). The social platform's newest addition, although recognisable, will look different, and we're sharing what you need to know before trying it out.

Back in 2012, Facebook paid $1 billion for Instagram and it's 50 million users. However, it certainly didn't pay for its bank balance which showed a loss of $2.7m that year. Facebook is by far the most successful Social Media platform financially with a tripling of its first quarter profits back in 2016 to $1.51 billion. Yet Twitter is still to make a profit. The reason for this is Facebook's launch of business pages, a way or luring businesses into creating special pages with greater functionality and insights. However by doing this, they can then affect the organic reach of their posts by changing the algorithm specifically for them. As a result, business posts are far less likely to be seen by their own fans/followers without paying to have the posts boosted. So, what does this mean for businesses on Instagram as Facebook looks to make money from it? No prizes for guessing......the launch of Instagram Business Profiles in the middle of 2016, that's what.

Google star ratings are a visual incentive to click! When you see star ratings underneath a webpage as opposed to another you’re more likely to trust that website more. This is because people trust other people and are more likely to want a product or service that has been tested before and has positive reviews over another that has no proof of usage. So the question remains: how do we get those stars?