Blog posts in the category Promote Your Website

How I Built An Instagram Following Of 10,000 In My Summer Holiday

Teenage entrepreneur and business owner Chloe, from Tommi Co, started her journey to success at just 14. Suffering with migraines from a young age, she has spent her downtime with her dog, Tommi, and together they've created a website that generates hundreds of sales a month.

We invited Chloe to tell us how her business grew after she amassed a following of 10,000 on Instagram during her summer holiday - and she shares how you can do the same.


4 Tips for User Experience Beginners

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User Experience (UX) is a practice in website design that focuses on the satisfaction of your site’s visitors.

You’ll find lots on the internet about User Experience these days. With so much information, it’s difficult to know what’s what.

Read our quick tips on UX Design for those of you who are learning about it for the first time and want to successfully introduce it onto your website.


6 Tips For Collaborating With Bloggers

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It can be frustrating when you’ve set up your online business but you’re not getting the traffic and sales you want. Read on for our tips on how to engage and collaborate with top bloggers and boost your brand to the next level.


How LinkedIn Can Boost Your Website Sales

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LinkedIn has 380 million users all over the world and is a great place to boost awareness of your business and website. Follow our fantastic tips on how to generate sales using LinkedIn.


Quick Tips For Boosting Website Sales With Twitter

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Twitter is arguably one of the best platforms for your online business to really take off in terms of raising awareness and getting more customers

66% of Twitter users have found new small businesses via the platform. But what gives Twitter the edge for digital marketing, and how can you make the most of it? Follow our tips on how to use Twitter as a tool to really boost your business this year.


How Facebook Can Boost Your Website Sales

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Facebook is so big you can guarantee your target market will be on there, based on demographic, location, age, interests and more. Here are Create’s tips on how to market and build your brand through Facebook.


4 Quick Tips For Getting More Visitors To Your Website

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Whether you’ve been running your website for a while or are just starting out, we’ve got four ways you can ramp up the number of people visiting your site, also known as 'traffic':


How to Drive More Traffic to Your Website

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So you’ve set up your beautiful website, everything’s working as it should be… But where are your customers?

It’s a bit of a vicious cycle. You need traffic to generate sales but you can’t risk a massive traffic campaign if you can’t be sure you’ll make money. So the aim is to get cheap traffic fast, with a maximum conversion rate for minim


How to Write the Perfect Blog Post

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A great blog post has the power to lift your brand and direct traffic to your website and online shop. But how do you know if your blog post is any good or not?


5 Ways To Maximise Your Facebook Business Page

Facebook is the biggest social media channel to date, with over 1.9 billion active users, there are more people currently using Facebook than the entire population of China! Wouldn't it be great to be able to make the most of this and use it to your business' advantage?


Expert Advice on SEO And Google Analytics

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Knowing what keywords to add to your content and what they actually do for your business can be complicated. It can be overwhelming trying to understand SEO and organic search - which Google Analytics reports should you be looking at and why are the top keywords not showing?



How To Succeed At SEO

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Last year was a big one for SEO. We saw the continued growth of mobile browsing and the Mobilegeddon that came along with it; Google's Phantom 2 update - and a handful of others - saw the quality of website content becoming even more of a focus; and user experience became a stronger signal for search results, separating the competition across the board. Time is money, so don't waste it - focus on the key trends this year and you can succeed at SEO.


What Create Achieved in 2015

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We can barely believe it, today is the last day of 2015! We’re very excited to tell you about what's in store for 2016, but before we do let's look back at some of Create's greatest achievements of 2015 - filled with updates, new tools, free resources and advice to bring your Create website success - all thanks to you!


Free Tools To Grow Your Website

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The run up to Christmas can prove a very busy time for online sellers and so you may not have had a chance to think ahead for 2016. Once things have settled down it’s definitely worth outlining a plan for the year ahead, and we’ve put together a handy marketing calendar with some of the important dates through the year to give you a little inspiration.

Not only that, but we have also added a couple of other little resources that we have tried and tested. These FREE tools make planning your marketing just that little bit easier, which is what we all want, especially at this busy time! Read on and get your business ready for the New Year!


How to Use Enhanced Ecommerce Tracking

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Needs of the online retailer have changed in recent years. With the desire to understand shoppers and product-level performance, more sophisticated and comprehensive analysis tools are required - and Google has the answer. Make smarter decisions for your business using advanced insights into shopper behaviour with “Enhanced Ecommerce Tracking”. Read on to find out more.


What is Google Universal Analytics?

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Google Analytics have recently released their new exciting 'Universal Analytics' update - giving you access to improved data processing and more analysis tools. But what actually is Universal Analytics and why should you use it with your website? Read on to find out more.


5 Tips on How to Run a Facebook Competition

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If you're looking to gain traction with new visitors to your website, why not try a Facebook competition to drum up interest?


How Pinterest Can Help Boost Traffic and Sales to Your Site

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We are all guilty of spending hours flicking through tasty-looking food pins and planning the dream wedding - but, get Pinterest right, and this visual discovery tool will be a huge source of traffic for your business, bringing you closer to your audience.

Read on for our top tips to make sure you are taking full advantage of this platform, and you could increase site visits as well as sales!


5 SEO Mistakes To Avoid On Your Website

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There are lots of modifications you can make to improve your site’s SEO and an abundance of advice out there for climbing higher in the ranks of search engines.

However, it’s worth considering some of the things you should avoid, which could harm your search-engine friendly site and in this blog we’ll look at some of the major points that could reduce the quality of your SEO.


Introductory Guide on Link Building For Small Businesses

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When you're working on the Search Engine Optimisation of your website, a phrase that will often crop up is 'Link Building'. It's been a core activity for most SEO professionals for many years as it's been a very successful way to improve ranking in the past. These days, it's a hotly debated industry topic - is it still good to do? What does Google like? Read on to find out more.


Our Guide To The Basics of SEO

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There are a number of methods and tools you can use to build on your SEO and rank favourably with search engines. In this blog we will answer a few key questions to help you understand the basics of SEO - this will ensure you are on the right track and promoting your website thoroughly from start to finish.

Is your content and keyword selection SEO friendly?



What Is SEO And Why Does It Matter?

What is SEO?

Search Engine Optimisation – or SEO – is an important part of any website and something you should be actively thinking about. SEO helps your customers and users find your site and can help you build a greater audience.

But what is SEO, why does it matter and how do you go about improving it? This blog will focus on introducing you to the topic, explaining exactly how search engines work and preparing you for the next steps of working on your SEO.


Free Content Marketing Calendar

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If you've not yet planned out your marketing and promotional activities for the year ahead, it's not too late. To help you get a plan together we've made a Free Yearly Marketing Calendar.

This features dates of events you might want to tie your business marketing into, such as sporting events and national 'weeks' like National Baking Week and National Gardening week. Plus tick boxes for tracking you've shared on the main social networking platforms.


Using Pinterest to Promote Your Business

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Pinterest has been established in the social media world since 2010 and is growing inevitably amongst business and personal users.

We’ve blogged before with great little tips on promoting your website using Pinterest, but today we're going more in-depth about promoting your products or services and tapping into this marketing pot of gold, rich and growing by around 50 million new users every year.


How to Use Google My Business

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Connect with your customers on a whole new level using the free service from Google, “Google My Business".

This handy tool will essentially allow business owners to control how their business appears in Google search results, maps, and more. This is now all done in one easy-to-use dashboard which can be acces


Digital Marketing Tips For The First 6 Months of Your Business

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The first six months of running your new website can be a rocky and occasionally baffling time. If you are new to online selling it can be daunting and full of surprises.

The biggest surprise for many new online sellers is that it takes time to establish your website and start making sales, as the old saying goes “Amazon wasn't built in a day” (that's the idiom, r


10 Ways To Promote Your Business With Create

10 Ways To Promote Your Business With Create

As well as providing you with the website platform for your business, we think it's really important to try to work with you to help boost your website and involve you in our campaigns. Here are 10 things you can do with Create that you may not be aware of.

Have you seen something here that you are interested in? There's no time like the present so get in touch! Or perhaps you have other suggestions for ways to get involved? Let us know in the comments section below.


How To Use Short Form Video To Make Your Business Stand Out

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Today we're hearing from Rebekah Harriman, a social media consultant & coach who specialises in working with creative businesses. Short video is an emerging tool for small businesses and with networks like Vine and Instagram you can be creative and informative in an instant! Over to you, Rebekah...

Video is a very valuable marketing tool for small business owners. It’s great for your SEO and it gets shared more frequently than other media. Customers are also more likely to trust testimonials on video than in writing as they are much harder to fake or make up and actually demonstrating a product helps consumers feel confident in their purchase.


7 Tips For Redesigning Your Website To Improve SEO

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So you have been battling the search engines for a while now and you have started to get a really great position on some of your best keywords. That’s fantastic! However you may find yourself, like many others, scared to refresh or redesign


How to Create a Facebook Page For A Small Business

Although starting your Facebook business page (that's us over on the right!) is completely free, it can take time and effort to build the kind of following that makes a big difference to your business. Bear this in mind when you set up your page, and try to make a great first impression by researching


Top Tips For Increasing Your Site Visits

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So you've launched your website but you don't think you're getting the numbers of visitors you would like?

Well, there's no need to worry as it can take time for your search ranking to grow and for the word about your business to get o


10 Tips For Great Content Marketing On A Budget

Content Marketing On A Budget

Although content marketing (if this phrase means nothing to you, check out our introductory article here) can be as expensive as literally sending a man into space, the principles remain the same whether you've got millions in funding or just a couple of coppers to rub together.

The main thing to remember is that what you might not have in cash, you'll need to make up for in originality, creativity, effort and persistence.

Here I'll be sharing some tips on how you can create quality content and assess your strategy with a meagre budget or even no budget at all.


Content Marketing For Beginners

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These days we exist in a brave new world of online marketing. It used to be reasonably commonplace for sneaky businesses to implement what's know as 'black hat' SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) strategies, such as link farming, in order to boost a website's search engine rankings and increase traffic to the site.

However, since the launch of search engine updates such as Google's Panda and Penguin, we find ourselves increasingly at a point in which the very best thing one can do to boost site rankings is simply to build a good-quality, high-performance website that's regularly updated with well-written, authoritative content.


How to Get The Most Out of Facebook Hashtags

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Depending on how ahead of the curve you and your Facebook friends are, you may or may not have noticed the proliferation of #hashtags on Facebook recently. Yes, Facebook has caught up with Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and Instagram and it's finally announced support for searchable hashtags in Facebook posts.

Here I'll be looking at what hashtags are, how they could be helping your business and how a little experiment by Create showed how useful they can be.


How To Harness Google Plus For Your Small Business

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With Facebook revamping its News Feed to, among other things, display images, videos and check-ins


How to Choose The Right Social Networks For Your Business

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As time goes on, social networking becomes more and more important to the way we do business. Although it's integral to getting new customers and making business connections, it's easy to become intimidated by the sheer volume of social networking sites and new 'killer apps'. It seems like every day another web startup professes to have launched a new 'Facebook-beater'.

But instead of poring through the piles of apps, sites and networks out there, pour yourself a cuppa and use our guide below to find the ones that are right for you and your online business!


10 Tips for Using Instagram to Promote Your Business

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Instagram has become a goliath in the image sharing social media world and it's a great way to engage with friends and favourite influencers, but have you thought about how you could be using it to promote your business?

In this post we


How Can You Use Instagram Effectively For Your Business?

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Instagram is a free smartphone and tablet app (available on the App Store and the Google Play* store) which allows you to take photos with beautiful filters and retro styles and share them online.

Like Twitter and Facebook, people can subscribe to follow your content on Instagram. Your followers will see your new photos as you share them.


10 Tips For Setting Up An Instagram Profile For Your Small Business

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Instagram is one of the largest social networks in the world, with an average monthly user base of 500 million and an average 95 million photos shared a day.

How to Get Started on Instagram Get The App

The Instagram app is available on


10 Tips For Using Pinterest To Promote Your Website

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According to a variety of sources*, Pinterest now drives more sales and new customers than Facebook, so it’s well worth your while pinning some of your promotional hopes on it (forgive me).

This social network is unique in that it only allow


Top 5 Small Business Link Building Tips

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Link building is arguably one of the more important and influential aspects involved in getting your website to rank well in search engines. They are important as Google and other search engines use them as a mark of authority in order to judge


How To Write Good Copy That Will Help Your SEO

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Did you know that the quality of your writing greatly affects the Search Engine Optimisation of your website? In this post we outline our tips for making sure that the copy across your website is well-optimised, helpful to your customers and informative to Go


3 Quick SEO Tips For Beginners

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SEO is short for 'Search Engine Optimisation', which, in a nutshell, is the process of optimising your site so that it starts to climb up the natural Search Engine rankings.

Google and many other Search Engines are constantly changing their ranking criteria, what they require from webmasters to keep spammy tactics reduced and as a result their 'SEO Guidelines' are constantly changing


10 Simple Blog Post Ideas To Inspire You

An excellent way of promoting your business is to regularly blog. Search Engines love new content and blogging can really improve your sites ranking. It also help's to use a content calendar so you can schedule posts and start to build a routine with your writing and readers, take a look at our free content calen


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