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Hi, my name is Mark Johnson. I am the owner of Think Traffic and I just love internet marketing and web dev.
I started my career by learning to write HTML and PHP, since then I have fallen in love data and traffic analysis and learning to understand how and why users interact with the web. I enjoy working with small businesses too.
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Designing a landing page requires a lot of different thought processes and there is no single way to approach it. The different between a good landing page and a bad one can be a marketing campaign being profitable or not. And on top of that, a good landing page, with a great user experience is more likely to rank than a poor one. In this we are going to develop a landing page strategy from the ground up: What […](Published: May 23, 2014)
What’s the hardest aspect of SEO? For most people it’s building links. Or more to the point – earning them. Because hopefully you are well aware by this point that any sort of scaled link building is a no-no from an SEO point of view. So how are you meant to earn links? Well the easiest way is to use content marketing and to create “link bait”. Link bait is a nice sound bite, but all it really means is […](Published: May 19, 2014)
It’s hard to write a blog post twice a week every week without occasionally saying something that’s already been said. In fact, it’s more or less guaranteed that you are going to create content overlaps. Fortunately, a lot of the time you can make your content unique by adding your own voice or your unique perspective to whatever topic you are covering. Occasionally though, it’s nice to share a little of other people’s work instead. In this post, I have […](Published: May 16, 2014)
Imagine this: You have had lots of buzz around content marketing and you have been told that it’s the best thing since sliced bread. So you start creating lots of content, and publishing as much as you can. But after several weeks, or months you aren’t getting the results you had hoped for. Either you are getting no traffic at all, or maybe you’re just not seeing the Google rankings you had hoped for. Your problem could be in failing […](Published: May 12, 2014)
What is competitive link building? Simple: it is using analysis of your competitors to build or otherwise gain more links… In the past, competitive link building meant finding a list of all of your competitors’ links and then setting about getting links from those same sites. And back when that was just a case of submitting to the same directories it was a cinch. Now-a-days, blindly copying links is risky and a good way to get your site penalized either manually or […](Published: May 9, 2014)
What’s the number one thing you want to achieve through SEO? Is it to rank for certain keywords? No, it is to increase your volume and quality of traffic and grow your revenue. Those two goals should be top of your list and if they are not, you are thinking wrong. In the image below you can see the sessions graph (number of individual visits) for ThinkTraffic.co.uk in February versus April. Now This website has never been a huge traffic […](Published: May 5, 2014)
For any new website, what’s the most important activity that you need to do to get it established? It’s not SEO (per se) and it’s not link building. It’s generating traffic! The reason is that, while links and SEO matter, nothing matters more than getting eyeballs on your content… But it has to be the right eyeballs! I’m going to assume that part of your internet marketing strategy will involve content marketing. It should because content marketing CAN work really […](Published: May 2, 2014)
Today we have a short case study of a simple conversion rate test that we completed recently. This isn’t a comprehensive guide, but just an example of the sorts of things that you can test and how the process works. The site that we were optimizing was Vaiva.co.uk. Vaiva are already a successful brand in Denmark and have recently opened their UK site. Our first test was focused on the home page, we chose this page because at first the […](Published: April 28, 2014)
Imagine for a moment that you are about to start using split testing on your website. You find a list of things that you want to test, maybe you have consulted a few blog posts like this one about obvious things to test with A/B testing software. You launch your experiment and you check every few hours to see the progress. Initially your new version shoots into the lead, then it falls down a little and after some time the […](Published: April 25, 2014)
This post was originally published early last year, and at the time is was a pretty good guide to scaling your link building without compromising on quality. The method we talked about could certainly have been used for lower-quality link building, but our approach was always to use it to keep the link building high-quality and ethical. Anyway: Google seem to be on the war path against guest posting, since it has become a somewhat spammy practice in many cases. […](Published: April 21, 2014)