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Simply put: many of the systems used by SMEs today are outdated – if you were setting up a business today you would not be using them.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.


Google introduces new speed report in GSC

Google introduces new Speed report in GSC

We have recently seen a couple of significant algorithm updates which were not publicly announced or confirmed by Google. It is important to note that Google applies updates to its algorithm on a daily basis and most of them go relatively unnoticed. However, sometimes particular updates can cause the search results to noticeably shift the rankings for certain keywords.

Apart from those unconfirmed updates, the most interesting news last month was about the introduction of the new Speed report in Google Search Console (GSC). Google has been testing this new tool for the past six months and is now available for all websites.

It is listed under the Enhancements section but it is still in an experimental stage so it will likely change and improve over time.

Google Search Console speed report

 

There are two reports available, one for mobile and one for desktop.

The results are then broken down into three categories:

  • Slow (longer than 3 seconds)
  • Moderate (longer than 100ms)
  • Fast

Each category then list the specific URLs that fall in that category.

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Interestingly it groups similar URLs, understanding that similar pages, for example blog pages, may all have a common theme contributing to the speed issue.

Why is this important?

Speed metrics have long been available in Google Analytics but the introduction of these reports in GSC is a further reflection of the current and growing importance of page load speeds for ranking purposes.

However, fast loading pages are not just beneficial from a ranking perspective; users are less likely to get frustrated with a website if the pages load quickly resulting in an increase in enquiries. Website visitors have little patience and often little loyalty. Improving the user experience is vital for good conversions.

SEO is a continuous process of refining pages, content, optimisation and authority whilst being relevant and useful for a given search query. A significant part of this process now is also the ongoing task of refining the pages to improve load speeds.

We have known for some time now that page load speed is a ranking factor for mobile results and the significance of it will increase over time. Working towards fast loading pages to create a great user experience is a key SEO factor going into 2020.

 

At Artemis, our team our highly experienced SEO professionals keep up-to-date with all of the changes Google rolls out so that our clients don’t have to. If you are interested in learning more about what we can offer, get in contact with our team today.


Testimonials

5 great SEO/PPC reviews since October

I’m absolutely delighted to see 5 great client reviews come in since the beginning of October.

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Check out more than 100 genuine testimonials from happy clients: Free Index

If you’re looking for a great local digital marketing agency to ramp up your business growth in 2020 we’d love to talk to you.

Mike Knivett

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Video Production

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.


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.

Brighton SEO

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.

Talk at BrightonSEO

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.

 

Brighton SEO

 

 

Brighton SEO

 

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Brighton SEO

Temp office construction

Let there be light!

New offices

 

It’s great to see walls smashed through for windows and doors in our new additional temporary office.

New offices

 

New offices

 

Our new temporary office is under construction and when complete it will serve as our base for the next 12 months while our new permanent office is being built.

New offices

 

Come back to our blog or visit our social media channels for updates on the construction progress.

New offices

Artemis sponsors local football team

Artemis sponsors Hurstpierpoint FC

We’re delighted to announce our sponsorship of local football team, Hurstpierpoint FC. The Artemis offices are based on the outskirts of the beautiful Sussex village of Hurstpierpoint so it made perfect sense for us to support the local team.

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Hurstpierpoint FC have been the village team since 1886. They currently play in the Gray Hooper Holt LLP Mid Sussex Football League Division 1. Home games are played at Fairfield Recreation Ground in Hurstpierpoint and the club trains weekly at the Burgess Hill Academy.

The club played in the Mid Sussex League for the majority of its early years, but became a founder member of The Sussex County Football League (SCFL) Division Three. Their best season so far was reaching second in SCFL Division Three in 2010/11. With us as sponsors we hope they’ll make it to the top this season!

Pre-season training is underway and the team is looking forward to the start of the 18/19 season. Manager, Dudley Christensen and assistant manager, Stuart Ritchie are feeling optimistic. Pre-season started with a 2-1 win and a 5-3 loss against a strong Southwater FC side. Despite the loss of one game, Hurstpierpoint put in two solid performances.

Our brilliant designer, Aaron Thomas is working on the graphics for the new football shirts. We can’t wait to see the big reveal and see the team in action. We promise to share more news with you soon!

Come on you Blue Dogs!


charity-fundraiser

Kangaroos’ fundraising fashion show a resounding success

At Artemis Marketing we are really proud of our developing relationship with local charity Kangaroos, who run fun clubs, activities and trips away for children and young adults with learning disabilities in Mid Sussex. We are delighted to be supporting a charity making such a difference to people’s lives in our local community.

We were invited to attend the Kangaroos’ fashion show fundraising event at Bolney Wine Estate café last Thursday. The event was organised by Kangaroos volunteer, Jackie Flynn along with Helen Hitchcock, owner and founder of clothing company, Sakala. As always, Kangaroos’ fundraising coordinator Samantha Norgate was on hand to offer her support.

The fashion event was organised to raise funds and the profiles of two very worthwhile causes – Kangaroos, and the charity arm of the Sakala clothing range, Helping Elsewhere, which funds and runs a number of Indian and Nepalese educational and development projects in and around Goa.

Eight of us lovely ladies from the Artemis team jumped at the opportunity for a night out and a chance to be involved yet again in raising money for great causes. And what a fantastic evening it turned out to be.

Kangaroos Fashion Show - Artemis team

 

Kangaroos Fashion Show 2

 

Kangaroos Fashion Show 3

 

The night kicked off with a glass of the Estate’s own wine, which we enjoyed while we heard more about the evening ahead. We were treated to really heartening tales of the charity work being carried out in India by Sakala’s founder Helen Hitchcock. This is a woman with an incredible heart doing wonderful things in India, as well as supporting great local causes here in the UK, such as Kangaroos.

Kangaroos Fashion Show 4

 

While we topped-up on wine and ordered some great tapas food from the Bolney kitchen, we watched the fashion extravaganza showcasing a beautiful range of ethically-produced Indian cottons from Steyning-based Sakala. The clothes were modelled by a team of lovely ladies, while Sakala’s founder Helen gave us a running commentary on the styles and detailing.

Kangaroos Fashion Show 5

 

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Kangaroos Fashion Show 7

 

After the show we were able to browse the clothing, jewellery and homewares collection and buy (and boy did we buy!). Sakala’s clothing is defined by a range of wonderful ethnic prints. The pieces, ranging from harem pants to kaftans, dressing gowns, pyjamas, scarves and dresses, are quite simply stunning, beautifully made and perfect for the latest British heatwave! Arbonne, botanically based beauty products, were also on offer, as well as a range of essential oils.

Kangaroos Fashion Show 8

 

Kangaroos Fashion Show 9

 

As if that wasn’t enough, massage and beauty therapist Ingvor Hicks offered taster Ayurvedic facials and head massages using Neals Yard products, which enabled us to wind-down the evening perfectly before making our way home.

Kangaroos Fashion Show 10

 

A percentage of ticket sales from the event went to Kangaroos, as well as proceeds from the raffle, massage treatments and 10 per cent of Sakala clothing, jewellery and homeware sales on the night. Kangaroos were able to raise £455, which was match funded by an individual donor to make the total raised a very respectable £910.

We were delighted to have been invited and to have contributed to this fund raiser for much-needed funds towards the running costs of Kangaroos. As well as offering our presence on the night, we contributed two great hampers as prizes in the raffle, thanks to the generous donations from everyone in the Artemis Marketing team.

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The event, attended by Kangaroos supporters, parents of children who attend the clubs and friends of the Sakala brand, was a rip-roaring success. It was a relaxed evening in beautiful surroundings with brilliant company and all for a great cause. We are planning a fundraising picnic to raise more money for Kangaroos over the summer and we’ll be doing a sponsored walk in the Autumn.

Kangaroos Fashion Show 12

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‘Boys and their toys’ – A sunny afternoon spent filming with our new drone!

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Our Video Production Expert, Vince Holton and his team, have been filming a 2018 Range Rover Sport with the latest InControl Touch Pro Duo connected infotainment system using the latest 4K Drone technology, the DJI Mavic Air, to produce high-quality, aerial footage for one of our motor industry clients.

Vince has many years producing a wide range of video content from talking heads interviews, conferences, product launches and video blogging. Video is becoming an ever more important component for online success and if you’re interested in discussing where our video production expertise could benefit your business, feel free to get in touch to discuss opportunities, where we’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.

For more information, please get in touch with our video production experts today: vince.holton@artemis.marketing