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How to promote your business with user-generated content

Startups and small businesses have limited marketing budgets, and so it’s not always possible to splash out on social media marketing campaigns to reach new customers. If you are looking for a simple way to speak to your audience and encourage people to check out your...

Why should you accept guest bloggers on your website?

At Muffin Marketing, we’re always talking about the benefits of guest blogging. By perfecting your guest post pitches and writing truly great content, you can use guest blogging to increase your domain authority, put your brand in front of a new audience and meet new...

How to get bloggers to say yes to your guest post pitch

No matter what Matt Cutts says, guest blogging remains one of the most popular ways for business owners to promote their businesses and gain backlinks in the process. But with bloggers becoming increasingly savvy, it’s getting harder for them to say “yes” – that is...

How to create a super engaging social media strategy

Social media channels like Twitter, Instagram Facebook are great for posting updates on your business, keeping followers in the loop on the latest industry trends, and reaching out to new people. Data shows that Facebook influences an incredible 52% of consumers...

Why you should consider outsourcing your SEO to a marketing agency

As a small business owner with limited time, marketing knowledge and budget, it’s easy to question whether SEO is a marketing technique you should be investing in. Of course, social media and pay-per-click offer more immediate results, but it’s SEO that will give you...

The biggest benefits of content marketing for small businesses

This 'benefits of content marketing' article and infographic was first published in April 2017 and was refreshed in February 2018 with more information and context. Whether you run a local corner shop or you’re head of a multinational firm, there’s no denying that...

What do emerging SEO trends mean for content marketing?

This week, we've got a great guest post from Andrew McLoughlin at Colibri Digital Marketing about new SEO trends and research, and what it could mean for content marketing and the way that we promote our small businesses online. We’re only a month into 2018, but we’re...

What to ask a web designer before signing up for a plan

Whether you’re a one-man-band or a multinational company, there’s no doubting that a new website is a big investment. The chances are that you’ll spend hundreds or even thousands of pounds on a new-look site, so if you work with the wrong company, it could be costly....

9 real-life examples of great calls to action

You may have succeeded in building trust with your website, but is it driving enough conversions and sales? After all, that’s one of the main reasons you have a website, right? If you feel like there’s some room for improvement, you could probably do with reviewing...

What to consider before buying a domain name for your business

If you’ve been running a small business for a while but you’re yet to take it online, then the chances are that you don’t have a domain name for your company. If you want to properly market your business and send people to a hub that’s packed with information about...

How to speed up your social media scheduling

Keeping your Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn profiles up-to-date with fresh content is one of the best ways to boost brand awareness and increase your chances of being seen on social media, and so a great way to keep your accounts topped up is to schedule...

How small business owners can become better writers

If you’ve spent any time on our blog, you’ll know just how important content marketing can be for small businesses. Keeping your blog posts up to date with the latest news and features from your industry can set you apart from the competition and help you grow your...

Easy ways to improve your website’s local SEO

It’s not a secret that being successful online can make a huge difference to the number of customers coming through your door. This is even more important for small businesses that are looking for a better footfall but don’t have the immense marketing budget of bigger...

An introduction to email marketing for small businesses

At Muffin, we're always singing the praises of content marketing, social media and search engine optimisation - but there's another digital marketing technique that can be effective. If you run a small business and want to reach more people, follow our introduction to...

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