March 22, 2023

Is Your Agency Just A Bloke In His Pants?

Some agencies aren't, well, agencies. They are a man or woman sitting in their pants offshoring work to a low-cost economy while charging you top dollar. If they are and it works, does it matter? In this episode of the …

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March 16, 2023

Start With Nobody Cares, Because They Don't

Nobody cares about your website or your business. So, it's your job to make them care, at least a bit, by telling a compelling story and having a clutter-free website. Unfortunately, too many businesses expect their website's visitors to join …

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March 10, 2023

Don't Trust A Design Agency With Your Website Project

Somewhat controversially, for a digital agency, we're advising people not to trust a design agency with a website project. In reality, we're saying don't trust a pure design agency because, in our view, you're very unlikely to get the website …

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March 6, 2023

Why Your Website Is Tanking Instead Of Ranking

It's annoying when your website doesn't appear high in the search results for a search term you think it should rank for. In this episode, Alex and Dave discuss why and provide insights on how to improve things. It's a …

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Feb. 24, 2023

Smart CEOs Get Involved In Digital Marketing, Here's Why

We believe digital marketing engagements stand a much better chance of succeeding if the CEO gets involved. By that, we don't mean approving every design iteration, and piece of copy requires their approval; we mean at the start when the …

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Feb. 15, 2023

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Digital Marketing Engagement

A lot of client-agency relationships deliver incredible growth, but it's still common to hear people say that they're struggling to make their engagement bear fruit. In this episode of Digital Marketing From The Coalface, Dave and Alex talk about...

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Feb. 4, 2023

Making This Mistake Will Kill Your Website

When a business outgrows its website and decides to redevelop it, there's one mistake that's often made that causes lots of pain, but it's 100% avoidable. In this episode, Alex and Dave talk about how they jumped in to rescue …

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Jan. 20, 2023

What You Need To Know Before You Hire An Agency

Like any aspect of life, spending money creates an emotional response, and it's no different in business. Hiring an agency to help you grow your business requires a sensible budget; therefore, you'll likely experience certain emotions as a result of...

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Jan. 13, 2023

A Fast Paced Lead Generation & SEO Recap

Sometimes you can get tied in knots thinking about how to generate enquiries from your website, so in this show's episode, we go back to basics. It's a great episode for people whose web-based lead gen has gone awry or …

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Jan. 5, 2023

Not A Beginning Of Year Digital Marketing Checklist

To kick things off in 2023, our first podcast looks at the year ahead and specifically at some of the things we're doing. We discuss content upgrades, ChatGPT, potential agency collaborations, the possibility of joining an agency network, projects,...

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Dec. 21, 2022

Discussing Google's Helpful Content Update

In this episode, Alex, Caron, Julie & Dave discuss Google's useful content update. The discussion wanders around a bit but there are some useful, we think, thoughts on the whole "pleasing Google" aspect of digital marketing.

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Nov. 18, 2022

The Problem With HubSpot

Although we love HubSpot, and we're HubSpot partners, which means we get commission payments, there are problems with the platform and the way some businesses use it. We are regularly contacted by businesses who are paying for but not using …

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Oct. 18, 2022

How To Market Effectively During Financially Interesting Times

Between the revolving door on Number 10 Downing St, the petrol shortage in France and the rocketing price of food in the USA, it's fair to say, we live in interesting times. So how can you get great value from …

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Oct. 11, 2022

You Can't Buy Half A Pound Of SEO. Here's Why

SEO is often bought and sold as a commodity product, but this approach rarely generates results. To make a real difference, Julie and Alex argue that any work that's undertaken to optimise your website for a search engine has to …

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Sept. 27, 2022

Inbound Marketing Explained With Examples

In this episode Alex, Dave & Julie explain inbound marketing. They discuss the pros and cons and provide some very simple real-world examples of how the inbound methodology generates revenue. It's a great episode for business owners and marketing...

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Sept. 21, 2022

Everyone's A F*****g Marketing Expert

Marketing, and in particular digital marketing, isn't the only profession where people think they're an expert by osmosis, but sometimes it feels like it. In this episode of the show, we let off some steam but keep it positive and …

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Sept. 12, 2022

Are Marketing Reports A Waste Of Time?

Marketing reports are a mainstay in most engagements. In fact, the majority of agencies produce them on a monthly basis. But what if we told you that most digital marketing reports were a complete waste of paper? In this episode, …

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Sept. 6, 2022

How Digital Agencies Can Truly Make Your Web Presence Sing

Sometimes people only think about the costs when considering working with a digital agency. But the benefits of regularly improving your online presence create a business asset that just keeps on giving. This is a great episode for business owners …

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Sept. 2, 2022

Lauretta Ihonor, Content Strategist, Talks To Us About The Importance…

Effective web content has to tick a lot of boxes. In this episode of Digital Marketing From The Coalface, health and wellbeing content strategist Lauretta Ihonor shares her approach to mastering some of the basics.

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Aug. 23, 2022

Don't Start A Website Redevelopment Project Until You've Listened To …

Redeveloping your website can be a very good business move, but there are some aspects that, if you get them wrong, will bite you and bite you hard. In this show episode, Alex, Dave, and Diana discuss website redevelopment. It's …

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Aug. 15, 2022

Beware Agencies Who Are Just Big Corp Lackeys

Experience has shown us that some agencies will, sadly, sell their client the software solution that earns them the best commission or badge of (in) competence. In this episode, Alex and Dave discuss the merits or otherwise of agencies who …

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Aug. 10, 2022

Ever Googled The Question What Is SEO? In This Episode We Reveal All …

SEO continues to perplex many business owners and marketing professionals. In this episode of the show, we answer the question, ? We talk about the importance of the wind being in the right direction, the need for a full moon …

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Aug. 8, 2022

Create Your Own Digital Marketing Team, Warning This Podcast Contains…

To the uninitiated, hiring a digital marketing agency can seem expensive. In this episode, Alex and Dave talk about how to build your own digital marketing team and what that's likely to cost. It's a good episode for people who …

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Aug. 1, 2022


LinkedIn Pulse, or whatever they are calling it now, is a LinkedIn platform for publishing articles. From The Coalface listener, Peter Henderson of software development specialist https://pisys.co/ asked us how Google viewed these articles, so in this episode of the …

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