Google News Promotes Brand Awareness and Increases Traffic

Google News inclusion promotes brand awareness and increases traffic for Pluggedin.co.uk

Content agency Blighty SEO work to target trending editorial and increase brand awareness. Highlighting the power of Google News to turn brands into publishers – check out our latest success story.

The consumer electronics website Pluggedin.co.uk has reported a significant increase in traffic to the website over the last 12 months, thanks to the adoption of a targeted content strategy that has benefitted considerably from inclusion in Google News.

Demonstrating the power of content marketing to drive website traffic, brand awareness and engagement, Pluggedin.co.uk worked with specialist online content agency Blighty SEO to achieve inclusion in Google News and to target specific, relevant trending content.

Google News inclusion can increase website traffic enormously

The strategy, which has been in place since July 2017 and saw the Pluggedin.co.uk website achieve Google News accreditation in September, 2017, has since seen regular monthly visitors to the website increase from 25,000 unique views (June 2017) up to an average of 200,000 per month (June 2017).* Even taking in to account organic growth and referrals from Comet.co.uk, which is a partner to the website, the traffic increase via Google News is impressive.

The Pluggedin.co.uk website, which aims to offer consumers all the latest news on technology products and consumer devices, as well as in-depth buying guides and information from Comet’s experts, publishes a number of unique tech related articles to the website each day.

Working with Blighty SEO to conduct a detailed content audit and analysis of popular content using Google Analytics and additional website tools, the team developed a full content strategy to publish trending news content items related to the tech world onsite.

The strategy has created a strong website proposition, with a Google Page Rank 4, that is doing much to promote Pluggedin.co.uk as an online brand.

Andy Cooke, Website Editor, Pluggedin.co.uk, says:

?The addition of Pluggedin.co.uk as a Google News publisher has not only made a positive impact on traffic but also helped to build brand awareness, confidence and transparency. All this means nothing though without top quality content to begin with. This is where Blighty SEO have been instrumental in producing timely, relevant, interesting, well written content on a daily basis.?

Blighty SEO work closely with brands to develop content marketing strategies. They have a number of in-house tools that they use to analyse trends online, which they then use to create relevant content that generates engagement and traffic. Search engines, particularly Google in the wake of their recent algorithm updates continue to add significant weight in their results to content-rich websites ? so the value of creating seo content for practically any organisation is now apparent.

The Pluggedin.co.uk strategy we have worked on just goes to show what can be achieved by brands like Comet when clear content objectives and detailed analysis of popular content is undertaken. Google News inclusion has a major impact on websites when it comes to traffic levels, brand awareness and engagement. The Pluggedin.co.uk figures show this clearly.

Content not only grabs a website visitor’s attention, it can educate, entertain and enthral people to a brand too, as well as acting as a conduit to opening up a means of communication between brands and customers via social networks. The message to brands is this; get the content right and you can succeed online.

The decision to invest in a standalone technology website, offering consumers impartial advice and news is a forward thinking initiative that more brands should consider; all brands can be publishers now.

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Working with the UK’s top brands and businesses, at Blighty SEO we provide bespoke, tailored editorial and video content to increase web presence, search engine rankings and social engagement.


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