An update regarding the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

Ensuring the highest quality of service to our clients is at the core of what we do at Artemis. Over the last few weeks we have been taking very comprehensive steps to ensure continuity of our services, and that the health and wellbeing of both our staff and clients is safeguarded.

On Tuesday 17th of March the entire Artemis team will be working remotely. This is to test that our systems and processes can continue to work just as well, with every staff member working elsewhere. We are confident that we can continue to work effectively whilst not being physically present in our offices.

Our incredible operations team have been working hard on implementing increased general hygiene recommendations, remote working procedures for staff returning from holidays abroad and ensuring that our systems are ready and robust enough for the entire team to be remote. We have been following and applying the guidance provide by Public Health England. In addition to this we have implemented new policies to protect our staff, and would like to ask that our clients and suppliers work with us and report suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases to us if an Artemis Team member has recently visited their offices. We will also be moving from in-person meetings to audio and video conferencing with our clients.

We are assuming that the Coronavirus situation will get worse before it gets better, and we are ensuring we are completely prepared regardless of how the situation develops.

It’s business as usual here at Artemis whilst we do what we can to help stop the spread of this awful virus.

If you have any questions about the measures we are putting into place at this time, or how we can help with any urgent web amendments, informative blog posts for your customers or email campaigns to communicate your own plans then please do get in touch.


Breaking news – Artemis Telecoms launch

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Artemis are delighted to be launching Artemis Telecoms, a new arm to our business, on February 3rd 2020. Through Artemis Telecoms we will be helping both our many SME/owner-managed business clients and new clients take advantage of the many benefits cloud-hosted telephony can offer a business, along with cost-effective business mobile packages as well as business broadband and leased lines.

Simply put: many of the systems used by SMEs today are outdated – if you were setting up a business today you would not be using them. However, many companies continue working with legacy systems for a variety of reasons, from apathy and fear of change, to simply being unaware of cost savings available.

Many of our clients are so busy running their businesses that a common theme we see is that they have simply failed to keep up to speed with how the world of digital and the cloud in particular. This is causing them to miss out on opportunities that can help them improve efficiencies, work smarter, allow better collaboration among their staff and ultimately make them more profitable.

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We’ve partnered with best in class providers such as Gamma Telecom, Daisy Mobile, O2, Vodafone, EE and Cisco to offer the very best systems and products combined with the very high level of client support and backup we’ve become known for since 2004.

To offer the best possible service to our customers, we have assembled a team of dedicated industry professionals with multiple years of experience in telecoms. Passionate about providing the highest quality customer service, our team would be happy to help you out with any queries and further information you need.

For 15 years Artemis have provided essential digital marketing services to SME and owner managed businesses across the UK. We pride ourselves on our outstanding results we achieve for our clients and the more than 100 glowing reviews we’ve received.

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Our marketing efforts are all designed to increase our clients’ bottom line revenue and profits or to help them attract more of the right type of clients and customers and work smarter not harder. We believe that upgrading to modern telecoms, our customers can achieve fantastic efficiency and better working practice.

With traditional ISDN lines reaching end of life many businesses will need to change their communications setup and the great news is that the new systems are often far more cost effective and offer a broader range of features such as virtual conference rooms, voicemail, music on hold, and more.

All of our solutions are specifically designed, delivered and supported by us, for you. You’ll receive honest, open and transparent advice and solutions that make sense, both commercially and technically.

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We also believe in demystifying all the complex jargon that exists in the telecoms and digital industries so clients can understand simply the benefits and investment required in changing telephony systems and the rewards possible and what’s involved in running successful digital marketing campaigns.

If you’re looking at modernising your existing telephone systems, want to take advantage of a dedicated lease line for super high-speed data, or just need great prices on business mobile then contact our team at sales@artemistelecoms.co.uk. For more information please visit our website at artemistelecoms.co.uk.


Merry Christmas from Team Artemis

Merry Christmas from Artemis!

The team at Artemis would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

 

We would like to say a big thank you to all of the wonderful clients that we have worked with across the year. We look forward to continuing a fantastic working relationship in 2020.

2019 has been a big year for Artemis as we have settled into our brand new office in Hurstpierpoint and worked with a amazing array of clients from across the UK and beyond.

We are looking forward to growing further in 2020 and helping more businesses succeed with their online marketing.

Our team is taking a well-deserved break to enjoy some festive cheer and get in some relaxation in the run-up to the New Year to return reinvigorated in 2020.

Merry Christmas everyone!


Golf Swing Systems - Video content

Artemis creates video content for Golf Swing Systems

We are excited to be filming today with Steve, owner of Golf Swing Systems, to showcase their simulators in fantastic video content.

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Video marketing is one of a new range of services Artemis is offering to clients.

Golf Swing System - Video Content

Don’t fall behind the competition – we can help you create incredible video content to take your marketing to the next level. Get in touch with us today to chat through what we can offer you. Or for more visit out video marketing page.

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For a closer look at Golf Swing Systems’ simulators visit Steve’s website: Golf Swing Systems

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Brighton SEO Blog

Best of BrightonSEO September 2019

Five members of the Artemis team attended the September 2019 edition of BrightonSEO – one of the world’s largest SEO conferences. With around 4,000 people estimated to be in attendance, and more than 80 talks, there was plenty to see and learn. And while we didn’t get to see everything, we did enjoy some fantastic presentations. Here are some of the talks that we enjoyed the most.

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Greg Gifford

Undoubtedly one of BrightonSEOs most renowned and popular guest speakers, Greg didn’t disappoint with his talk on entities and the future of SEO. With a slideshow brimming over with horror movie references, Greg talked about how brand building and traditional forms of marketing are set to become an important SEO issue – especially for local businesses. His recommendations were to focus on relationships and utilise Google My Business to its fullest extent.

Check out his SlideShare here, not only for the fantastic content but for a great list of films to watch!

Alex Jones

Keen to dispel comparisons with his namesakes including The One Show host, and the American conspiracy theorist, Alex provided a practical look at supporting content – pieces that complement the main asset in a campaign. Rather than putting all of your efforts into one piece, Alex recommends creating multiple pieces of content that support and reinforce the main asset you are working on.

Stacey MacNaught

Stacey’s talk took a fascinating look at alternative ways to generate links other than link building; especially focusing on websites with smaller budgets. One key factor involved understanding seasonal events and how to tie them into your campaigns. And rather than putting money into infographics, you should look for new and interesting ways to present data – flourish.studio offers some great examples of this.

Marie Page

Highlighting that Facebook is putting a much greater emphasis on groups, Marie provided some great practical information for businesses that might look to leverage groups to their advantage. Companies can be linked to groups – but they should not use these groups as an advertising space. Instead, think of them as an open community.

Tim Soulo

Tim Soulo’s talk focused on the importance of semantics, and very interestingly showed how a piece of content can get a lot more traffic if you carry out proper keyword research into the topic, and ensure the piece goes into detail. He recommended that rather than targeting one specific keyword with a high search volume, it can be more effective to create content that is picked up by a broad variety of key phrases.

Paige Hobart

A highly engaging speaker, Paige’s glossary of SERP features was insightful for anyone interested in organic traffic.

Dana DiTomaso

This talk was a real showstopper. Dana discussed using the CID as a custom dimension in Google Analytics, which allows you to attach sessions to requests and improve attribution without having a big CRM or reporting tool.  This help focus on what converts as well as actually sells; not just website ‘conversions’, but actually those that bring in revenue.

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At Artemis we love to take the time to keep our SEO knowledge up-to-date, and given that BrightonSEO is only 10 minutes away from our base in the West Sussex countryside, we attend as often as we can. If you would like to learn more about what we can do for you, get in contact with the team at Artemis today.


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Artemis launches a range of new services

At Artemis we recently celebrated our 15-year anniversary – we’ve been in business since 2004, offering expert SEO and digital marketing services to small and medium sized businesses across the UK.

We felt that now was the perfect time to unveil an exciting range of new services, many of which have been requested by our clients. These services perfectly complement our current marketing offerings, and allow us to expand our variety of digital services to both existing and new clients.

Many clients have asked us in the past for services including video, photography, and design work, and historically we have recommended external partners – but the feedback has been clear: now is the time to bring these services in house.

Video Production

 

We understand the importance of superb video and photography content for use on client sites and in off-site marketing materials, but great quality work needs to be available at a price point that suits our clients.

With that in mind, Artemis is now proud to offer exceptional video and photography services. Offering everything from promotional videos and tutorials to interviews and live streaming, we can combine our marketing skills with superb visual content to produce stunning work including graphics, overlays, subtitles, and more. Our videos can help develop customer confidence and increase conversion rates.

Great photography on your site is also crucial. Our new range of photography options include headshots for staff members, enticing ecommerce and product photography, and business branding – all essential in showing off the professionalism of your organisation.

Graphic Design

 

We have also ramped up our in-house design and creative services and can now offer our clients a full list of options ranging from graphic design and logo creation to corporate merchandise and even full rebranding work.

These services are a crucial part of modern digital marketing and truly complement our current offerings.

If you are interested in learning more about what Artemis could do for your business, please don’t hesitate to give our team a call on 01444 645018 or email us directly at info@artemis.marketing.


15 Years of Artemis

15 years of Artemis

Artemis is proud to be celebrating our 15th anniversary.

From our origins in SEO in 2004 as a one-man operation with founder Mike Knivett, to a company of more than 30 staff, we currently help more than 120 owner-managed small and medium-sized businesses collectively generate millions of pounds of extra revenue every year.

We have become known for our exceptional organic SEO, where we are recognised as leading the market in our understanding of Google’s latest search algorithms and developments in artificial intelligence.

Our additional expertise in everything from Google AdWords to social media advertising makes us extremely proud of the work and results that we get for our clients.

Over our history we have built up a team that consists of genuine experts from across the digital industry. Artemis staff have specialisms ranging from technical SEO and link building, to PPC and content marketing.

15 years of Artemis

 

Artemis turns 15 on the 13th July, and we are going from strength to strength as a business. Over the next few days we are looking forward to announcing a raft of new services that complement our current work. This will enhance and build our full-service digital marketing offering.

We are keen to press on – our aim is to become the go-to digital transformation agency of choice for SMEs.

Our services are perfect for growing businesses looking to make the most of the huge opportunity that online marketing offers for increasing enquiries, sales, and revenue. We can also help businesses save money and work more efficiently through the adoption of digital methodology and moving on from legacy systems.


Learning at work week

Round-up from our brilliant Learning at Work Week

What a fantastic week we had last month at Artemis Marketing. We fully embraced the national Learning at Work Week event, thanks to some key staff on our team who put on a range of learning opportunities and facilitated some great pop-up learning sessions to enable staff to learn something new from each other.

The week kicked off with a team breakfast and a talk about the past presence and future of Artemis from our MD, Mike Knivett in line with this year’s event theme ‘Shaping the Future’. A team meeting was followed by a fascinating and insightful look at the future of SEO by our incredibly knowledgeable Technical Director, Justin Aldridge.

Learning at Work Week

 

From Tuesday to Friday we started our learning drive with healthy breakfast smoothies while we picked up inspiration from a selection of TED talks. Smoothies were yummy, the talks interesting, and it created a real buzz at the beginning of each day. This learning lark is a lot of fun!

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On Tuesday we were zinged into action with Maxine’s awesome Turmeric and ginger shots. Julia’s smoothies for the rest of the week included a beetroot, strawberry and mint concoction (mm mmm), an avocado, pear and ginger thickie (an Artemis favourite) and last but by no means least, a chocolate and blueberry smoothie with a healthy helping of cinnamon and nutmeg (delicious). It took a team of early-rising smoothie makers in our kitchen to get these freshly made each day (well done smoothie team – you were awesome).

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Our Ted talk selection included How to be Team Human in the digital future by Douglas Rushkoff

Some rather worrying insights from Pablos Holman “Top Hacker shows us how it’s done”

A brilliant reminder to us all on the power of appreciation by Mike Robbins

And finally, an inspirational snippet on how to make small and sustainable changes in your life by Mike Cutts with his talk, Try something new for 30 days

 

On Tuesday lunch-time Jack, one of our brilliant Senior SEO managers, shared his medical knowledge (he’s also a volunteer Community First Responder for the South East Coast Ambulance Service), by putting on a Defibrillator training session.

Learning at Work Week

 

Learning at Work Week

 

Our Wednesday lunch-time learning session was run by our card-playing expert Ciso on Poker, the basics. We played with real chips, but no money was exchanged (thankfully as I wasn’t very good!).

With a real buzz building throughout the week, our Rewards and Recognition team (part of our new Pride and Belonging initiative) were tasked with recognising everyone in the company.

Staff completed questionnaires earlier in the week to record how colleagues had helped them overcome a difficulty, grow in their role or learn something new. Anonymous comments were read out and each team member received a lucky dip prize. It was a fantastic session which had everyone smiling and feeling fully appreciated, with hilarious prizes and lots of clapping.

Learning at Work Week

 

Throughout the week staff made Learning at Work Week origami butterflies to record a personal and a work learning aspiration. The Butterflies are pinned on our notice board and will be shared this week. They will also be recorded in each employees’ HR file for action later.

Learning at Work Week

 

We finished the week with the usual Artemis enthusiasm for trying something new by changing up the menu at our end of week team lunch, offering a wide selection of vegan, gluten-free and diary-free options to honour inclusivity.

What a great week! A big thank you to all of those who helped make it happen! It has been great to mark the importance of continual learning at work.


Kangaroos quiz

Kangaroos charity raise £663 at quiz night

Kangaroos quiz

Artemis were delighted to support Kangaroos at their latest charity quiz night at the Savannah Café Bar in Haywards Heath last night. The café was packed out with supporters all desperate to show off their quiz prowess and support Kangaroos.

We were really happy to be involved in raising awareness of the amazing work the charity does in running clubs and fun activities for children and young adults in Sussex with learning disabilities. It was great to see some of the Kangaroos’ parents at the event too.

This year is the charity’s 25th anniversary year and fundraising has been stepped up to raise an extra £100,000 to provide members with an amazing ‘Memory of a Lifetime’ experience. Overnight trips to Disneyland Paris, Centerparcs and Alton Towers have been arranged, as well as some great day trips to London and other places for those not confident enough to spend nights away from parents and home. This is truly an exciting and great year for all of the Kangaroos members.

The quiz night was a resounding success and raised a whopping £663.50. Artemis were delighted to donate a party hamper filled with snacks and drinks fit for any summer barbecue. It made first prize in the raffle and was gratefully received by the raffle winners. We were also pleased to provide a bag of goodies for the forthcoming parents and carers pamper event.

Kangaroos quiz

As far as quiz nights go, we’ve done better! We started the evening with aplomb, playing blinders in the first two rounds, but things slowly started to go downhill (I blame the distraction of food). Our Mid Sussex knowledge definitely needs work, but we made up points in our last round on music. We may not have won the first prize, but one of our teams did get a surprise consolation (6 bottles of wine) – and no we weren’t last (just)!

Well done and thanks to the Artemis quizzers! I hope you’ll agree a good night was had by all. We will continue to support Kangaroos, our charity of choice. Our Artemis golfers are looking forward to defending their title at the Kangaroos charity golf event at Mid-Sussex golf club on 10th May. We are also planning a sponsored walk to tie in with our new Health & Well-being at work initiative soon!

Kangaroos quiz

Brighton SEO

Five key takeaways from BrightonSEO 2019

A number of the Artemis team attended BrightonSEO on April 12th 2019 and came away with a number of fascinating insights into the trends surrounding the industry. Here, Account Director, Tom Hart, provides his five key takeaways from the conference.

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1. You can’t ‘do’ SEO without using developers

Unless you are an incredibly technical SEO, you cannot work successfully on a website without the help of a developer. And not just any developer, it has to be a developer who understands what you need and can implement it without causing any issues to the site.

Polly Pospelova’s talk on trying to hit a 100% Lighthouse report score really drove this home.  The recommendations that come out of a Lighthouse report are not ones that your average SEO will be able to handle.  So, having a developer on hand to make those changes isn’t just a nice to have it is necessary in order to be proficient at SEO in 2019.

2. Leads can come from anywhere

Gregg Gifford who always delivers high energy, relevant and insightful talks, was again on point. Those of you who have seen him speak before will know he isn’t somebody you want to miss.

Along with being a great speaker he really knows his stuff and there are invariably going to be takeaways from his talks that you didn’t necessarily realise before. He showed how 40% of the questions in the Q&A area on one of his clients GMB pages were actually leads. With such a high percentage of leads coming from this avenue it is vital to make sure these are being tracked and dealt with.

3. The takeover of voice search

Is voice search actually taking over?  There seemed to be very little mention of voice search in the talks I was present in. This might be slightly surprising given the figures that are banded around when people want to argue about voice search.

Maybe it wasn’t mentioned because people are still not sure how to optimise for it. Maybe the traffic you get from voice search has little value in terms of conversions. Or maybe it just isn’t growing at the rate we are led to believe. In John Mueller’s keynote session he was indicating that a lot of voice searches are still very simplistic or even commands to your device, ‘what is the time’, ‘play Spotify’ or ‘what is the weather forecast’.  It seems we may still be some way from a full-blown voice search generation.

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4. Where were the mentions of mobile?

While with voice search I can understand why it wasn’t really mentioned, but are people really still ignoring mobile? A lot of slides that I saw just gave examples of websites on desktop screens even now when we so clearly live in a mobile-first world.

Anybody not taking mobile search seriously isn’t taking SEO seriously.  It doesn’t matter if you still get the majority of your traffic through desktop it is the mobile version of your website that you need to concentrate on.

5. John Mueller is a black belt in giving nothing away

Last year’s keynote session with John Mueller was a procession of inane questions that he could quite easily bat away without revealing anything. Somebody even asked is Google male or female. You have somebody who works in the inner sanctums of Google, is that really the best question to ask him!?

This year was far better and the questions that were put to him far more insightful and probing. There were numerous silences where you could see John didn’t immediately know how to answer. And while he maybe expected the questions, Hannah Smith did a great job of not letting him off the hook too easily. He did however, with great skill and poise, manage to say a lot, but reveal very little.

 

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