Anna Francis

Win a Ticket To ionSearch 2013!

by Anna Francis

Just follow ionSearch and retweet this message for a chance to win a ticket to ionSearch 2013.

For two-days only we are running a competition to give you the chance to win a one-day ticket to ionSearch -  and you can choose which day!

To enter simply follow the ionSearch Twitter account and RT the competition tweet  before Midnight on Friday March 1st.

To find out who is speaking on which days of the conference take a look at the agenda. It’s worth taking the time to choose which day suits you best, as you could be winning a ticket to come along for free!

Good Luck!

Terms & Conditions
  • Competition is open to UK residents aged 18 and over only.
  • There is only one prize available consisting of a one-day ticket to ionSearch.
  • The day the ticket is for will be chosen by the winner.
  • Prize is non-transferable and non-exchangeable and there is no cash or credit alternative available.
  • In the event of circumstances outside of its control, ionSearch reserves the right to substitute an alternative prize of equal or greater value should the prize be unavailable for any reason.
  • The competition closes at midnight on 1st March 2013
  • Winner will be announced on Monday 4th March 2013.
  • Travel and accommodation for the conference are not included.
  • Entries to be counted will be following ionSearch on Twitter and have RT’d the competition tweet.

Twitter Advertising – Is It Worth The High Costs?

by Anna Francis

Twitter now has over 500 million users and is still one of the fastest growing platforms in the world. As it continues to expand people are keen to get involved and jump on board with the popular communication platform.

Pew Internet recently conducted a study on Twitter usage and discovered that 15% of online adults use Twitter and 8% of them do so every day with 26% falling into the age bracket of 18-29 – who wouldn’t want to target this audience?

There are 3 main Twitter advertising options that enable you to target current and potential customers in an attempt to increase your business awareness:

  • Promoted Accounts
  • Promoted Tweets
  • Promoted Trends

Promoted Account

A promoted account will feature in the “Who To Follow” section on the left hand side of your screen as well as in search results.

Read More »

ionSearch 2012 Twitter Stats

by Anna Francis

There was such a buzz happening for ionSearch 2012 over Twitter at the conference yesterday we thought we would provide you with some Twitter stats!

The person who tweeted the most about ionSearch 2012 throughout the day was Andy Kinsey (@andykinsey) with a fantastic 138 tweets (including retweets)!

The top 2 sources used to tweet from were Twitter for iPhone with a massive 35% of tweets and Twitter on the web which 14% of tweets were sent from.
Read More »

ionSearch 2012 Twitter Feedback

by Anna Francis

We all had a fantastic time at ionSearch 2012 yesterday and have been overwhelmed by the positive feedback we have received.

We wanted to share with you some of the Twitter feedback we have received in the last 24 hours:

@ Very WELL done on the conference. gutted to have missed it but hear it was a MASSIVE success. Advanced #search #marketing #rocks

Read More »

Blueclaw Win At The Yorkshire Digital & Technology Awards 2012

by Anna Francis

Blueclaw have won an award for the “Best Application of Internet Technology” at the Yorkshire Digital & Technology Awards 2012!

This was awarded for the FeedMASTER tool which turns product feeds into adverts to be shown via the Google Adwords network. The tool has had fantastic results for a number of clients producing high conversions rates due to the fact that it is very highly targeted.

Visit the Blueclaw Blog to read more about the awards or read more about the FeedMASTER here.

Group Ticket Discount!

by Anna Francis

Come to the ionSearch conference in a group!

We know that when you attend a conference its always more fun to go as a group, someone to talk to and discuss the conference throughout the day with, someone to have lunch with and most importantly someone to make new friends and network with.

Maybe you work for an agency or a small business and would like to bring a group of employees to ionSearch, or maybe you have an in house SEO team you would like to send along to learn more and network. Perhaps you are just interested in SEO and would like to bring along a few friends to engage with the experts and debate with the panels, whatever the reason may be, the more of you that go in the more you will take out.

If this sounds like you then you will be delighted to know that if you are booking 4 or more tickets to ionSearch, then we are offering you a brilliant group discount!

It’s that simple, give us a call or contact us at to find out more.

You can also find us on Twitter at @ionSearch or join us on Facebook. Join our LinkedIn group for your chance to win a ticket and engage with us on Google Plus.


ionSearch Speakers: Lee Odden

by Anna Francis

We are extremely excited that Lee Odden will be joining us as a speaker at ionSearch this year.

Lee began his career in online marketing after graduating at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota and is now the CEO of TopRank Online Marketing – a digital marketing agency that works with B2B companies to help create better connections with their customers and thus improve their sales using SEO, Social Media and Content Marketing.

As a veteran internet marketer Lee has worked with a range of leading companies such as BT, PRWeb, HP and StrongMail. He has contributed towards top industry publications including Mashable, MarketingProfs and he also writes a column for “Social Media Smarts” for ClickZ. He also publishes TopRank’s Online Marketing Blog, one of the best marketing blogs on the internet and recognized as a leading business blog by Advertising Age, Junta42 and Social Media Examiner. The blog has over 48,000 subscribers and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors.

Read More »