Are you building a new website and would like to optimise your search engine presence? Here is an SEO Checklist to incorporate into the building of your new website! Title Tags Title tags should be able to be set individually, on a page by page basis, overriding the defaults. These are usually…

A well run AdWords campaign can save you money. Google offer plenty of functions and recommendations to help improve the quality, reduce costs and improve the effectiveness of your ad campaigns. When we take over a Google AdWords account we often notice the following mistakes: The Chosen Targeted…

Where can Google AdWords ads appear? Everyone knows that Google AdWords ads appear on Google. But in our experience, not all clients are aware quite how many other opportunities are available to them beyond Google, via the AdWords platform. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the options open to you when you advertise on Google AdWords: Search Advertising This is the most common form of advertising in use. They are text ads which appear on…

So what was it like to start at Ascendancy? Well, it’s not only my first apprenticeship but I’m also Ascendancy’s first apprentice, and I had a great first month. Everyone was very welcoming and friendly, which helped me settle in fairly quickly. I also found this is the case when clients…

1 – Outdated Tracking Code We see many historic Analytics users that are still using the older versions of the Analytics code. While all Analytics account were automatically upgraded to be compatible with the new code, not installing the code means you are missing out on new features, and…

Working in the weird and wonderful world of Google is sometimes an eye opener! While managing our clients’ search engine marketing campaigns we stumble across some interesting phrases that people search for online. We’ve collected together our 25 funniest Google search phrases of 2015…

What phrases do people search for on Google containing the word Shropshire? We decided to find out… here are the top 100 search phrases* according to the Google Keyword Planner: Keyword Avg. Monthly Searches shropshire star 201000 shropshire 27100 shropshire council 18100 shropshire star news 8100 shropshire star jobs 8100 shropshire homepoint 5400 shropshire planning 4400 shropshire council jobs 3600 shropshire council planning 2900…

For the average business owner, commissioning a website is often confusing and, sadly, disappointing. In this guide, we will look at several of the key purchasing decisions you need to make when buying a website and help you to make a more informed decision that you’re less likely to regret six months later. Choosing a content management system (CMS) Content management systems allow clients to update their content as and when they want to.…

Back in February, we were delighted to be invited by Google to co-host and present at an event put on especially for 16 of our clients and prospects at Google’s Manchester offices. Tim, a Google AdWords product specialist, presented on the advantages of working with a Badged Google Partner such as Ascendancy. Google Partners that have been awarded the badge are agencies that have been recognised by Google as trusted partners because they…

A well run AdWords campaign can save you money – and make you money. If you’ve experimented with AdWords in the past and found that it didn’t work for you – maybe it was costing you a fortune and not delivering any enquiries – then you might have written off this form of targeted advertising, thinking it’s not for you. However, it may be that with a few changes, your account could be a goldmine. When we take…

We’ve been chosen by Google to host an exclusive Local Meet Up at our office in Shifnal on November 25 at 5pm The meetup will be a chance for businesses to connect directly with Google’s advertising experts via a live stream, ideal for businesses in the area who are looking to grow their online traffic and enquiries by advertising on Google. We only have 10 places available so we are inviting interested businesses to enter a draw to win…

So – it’s Friday afternoon, the phone’s not ringing, and you’re wondering which job to prioritise. I think it’s time you put your own website at the top of your to do list. Try implementing one or more of these quick action items that could make a real difference to your business, with a small investment in your time this afternoon: 1. Make your home page title tag keyword rich If there was only one place on your…

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