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Welcome to the Click and Convert podcast - the show for business owners and marketers that lifts the lid on web traffic, online conversion, and much more besides. with your host, Sean Clark from ClarkStJames.com

The Click & Convert Podcast Sean Clark

    • Marketing
    • 5.0, 18 Ratings

Welcome to the Click and Convert podcast - the show for business owners and marketers that lifts the lid on web traffic, online conversion, and much more besides. with your host, Sean Clark from ClarkStJames.com

    • video
    VIDEO: Turning LinkedIn Content Into a Lead Generation Machine

    VIDEO: Turning LinkedIn Content Into a Lead Generation Machine

    **Note: This is a special video episode hosted by our Sales Manager Charles Holland from his online MeetUp- Hack Your Sales Funnel**

    You can find out more at: hackyoursalesfunnel.com

    Want to know how one marketer generated over 600 high-value leads in 9 months on LinkedIn through content marketing?

    We’ve got you covered!

    Our guest speaker – Chris Branch of Seed To Branch (https://seedtobranch.com/) from our first Online “Hacking Your Sales” Webinar.

    Chris is doing AMAZING things with Content Marketing on LinkedIn with his own brand and for his clients. Here are just a few of his accomplishments in the last 9 months:

    - 0-20k LinkedIn followers (company page)
    - 10-39k LinkedIn followers (personal page)
    - 600+ leads generated for his own business
    - The average value of a lead is £3.5k a month

    If that wasn’t enough, just check out his own business stats for March of this year:

    - 4.1 Million post impressions in 30 days
    - 120 leads over this period (90% inbound) (10% referral) (0% outbound)

    We’re going to run through exactly how he’s grown his personal and company pages, his secret hacks for explosive growth, and how to turn engagement into qualified leads.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    How to Sell Your Business With Chris Shipferling

    How to Sell Your Business With Chris Shipferling

    On today’s show, Sean speaks with Chris Shipferling, Managing Partner at Global Wired Advisors, where he is the first point of contact for clients looking to sell their online business. For the past seven years, Chris has focused exclusively on high-level consulting for multi-million-dollar omnichannel, digitally native and Amazon-based private label and reseller brands. Chris and his partners use their 70+ years of combined investment banking experience to provide a superior level of service that was previously unavailable in the lower middle market.
     
    But it’s not just expertise and experience to offer comprehensive financial advice. Each member of the Global Wired team has also owned, operated and sold multiple digitally native and Amazon-based businesses, meaning they are uniquely qualified to guide client companies through each step of the complex sale process.
     
    Chris enjoys working closely with entrepreneurs and small business owners throughout the transaction process. Getting to know clients on an individual level means that Global Wired Advisors can better assist them in realising their goals to achieve the best possible sale outcome.
     
    Sean and Christ cover a number of topics, including:
     
    What Chris did before Global Wired Advisors and how he got involved in this sector The types of business that Global Wired Advisors works with How long a business would typically be trading, and which factors they should consider before selling How it can be difficult for service-based business to sell, given the heavy reliance on the founder The general process for determining the value of a business, though this will vary between businesses How building a business with the intention of selling can actually be beneficial How business owners know it might be time to consider selling The types of potential buyers for these businesses How people know they can trust an agency to help sell their business



    You can find out more about what Chris and his team do by visiting the Global Wired Advisors website, where you will find white papers and blog posts that explain their services. You can also input your business data into their valuation tool to get an estimate of your business value.
     
    If you’d like more customised data about how Global Wired Advisors might help you, you can also schedule a free consultation with Chris. 
     
    Or contact Chris on Facebook.
    Check out the Marathon des Sables Podcast, where Sean interviews MdS participants in the run-up to the big event- 250km through the Sahara Desert over six days- in April 2020.
    As always if you have any questions you can get in touch via Twitter @SeanClark.
    Subscribe to this podcast via iTunes, Stitcher and now on Spotify. If you liked it we’d be grateful if you could leave a review.

    • 36 min
    SEO & PPC Past, Present and Future

    SEO & PPC Past, Present and Future

    This is a special episode of the Click and Convert podcast as Sean takes part in a roundtable discussion on the Search with Candour podcast.
     
    Sean is joined by Mark Williams-Cook and Rob Lewis of Candour as well as Michael Curtis from Further to discuss PPC and SEO. They cover recent updates and what the future holds for both paid and organic search.
    Topics covered in this episode include:
    Voice Search AI’s impact on search SEO & PPC Management in the future The teams predictions for 2020 & beyond

    • 50 min
    Social Advertising with Traci Reuteur

    Social Advertising with Traci Reuteur

    On this week’s show, Sean speaks to Traci Reuter, founder and CEO of Divine Social. Traci has a gift for looking at any business’ vision, mission and message and mapping out the right strategy for them.She’s passionate about helping businesses grow using authentic and meaningful social advertising. With 25 years of experience, it’s safe to say that Traci knows her stuff when it comes to high-level marketing strategy. She shares her expertise as co-host of Social Media Marketing Happy Hour podcast, and as a contributing author in the bestselling The Ultimate Guide to Facebook Advertising (3rd edition).
     
    Today, Traci shares her expertise as a guest on this podcast, offering up some of her greatest secrets behind mapping out a powerful social advertising strategy. She and Sean discuss a number of topics, including:
     
    How Divine Social came about They key foundations for any business when starting a new campaign and how research is the most important step of any campaign The suitability of different platforms, such as Facebook or Instagram, for different clients. Traci also gives us an insight into which she prefers Traci’s current approach to audience creation and how much she targets Divine Social’s preferred creative approach for effective ads, but how they adapt for clients How Divine Social approaches testing The most common mistakes in social advertising campaigns Tips on estimating and setting budgets How to keep up with ever-changing platforms and ensure that strategy fits with their abilities


    Want to find out more?
     
    Divine Social has a landing page especially for Click and Convert listeners, packed with resources to support with the topics discussed in this episode. 
     
    Or contact Traci on Facebook & Twitter. 
    Check out the Marathon des Sables Podcast, where Sean interviews MdS participants in the run-up to the big event- 250km through the Sahara Desert over six days- in April 2020.
    As always if you have any questions you can get in touch via Twitter @SeanClark.
    Subscribe to this podcast via iTunes, Stitcher and now on Spotify. If you liked it we’d be grateful if you could leave a review.

    • 49 min
    Nerds Do It Better With Adam Lundquist

    Nerds Do It Better With Adam Lundquist

    On this week’s episode, Sean speaks to Adam Lundquist. Harvard-educated, this former radio shock jock became is responsible for one of the first viral YouTube videos, when he uploaded one of his interviews in the platform’s early days. This viral video sparked Adam’s interest in the power of the internet and internet marketing. Now an agency owner, Adam has featured in a range of traditional media, such as VH1, MTV, and The Best Damn Sports Show. However, he’s also translated his knowledge into new media, featuring as a published author in Search Engine Journal, PPC Hero and Wordstream, to name just a few. 
     
    Adam’s digital marketing agency, Nerds Do it Better delivers paid search campaigns, making use of advanced statistical analysis from Harvard. This allows Adam and his team to remove inefficiencies and generate a consistent flow of customers in a cost-effective way.
     
    Sean and Adam discuss a number of topics, including:
     
    Adam’s journey from radio shock jock to YouTube How Adam became interested in statistical analysis and the essence of the advanced statistical analysis that Adam looked at during his Harvard studies. Adam also explains the decision behind the launch of Nerds Do it Better How to give potential customers the confidence that you can help them, and the importance of picking up the phone How Adam advises measuring the spectrum of the whole marketing campaign Human-generated vs automated ads - the benefits of each and how each has its place The importance of ad copy, and tips for writing it Tips on generating calls from ads, rather than just a click and how these other leads can be more difficult to track and test individually The perks of PPC advertising over SEO  
    Want to know more? Get in touch!
     
    Chat with the both at nerdsdoitbetter.com
    Contact Adam on LinkedIn and Twitter 
    Keep an eye out for Adam on other podcasts and articles!
     
    Resources Adam mentioned:
    The E-Myth - Michael Gerber
    Moneyball - Michael Lewis

    Check out the Marathon des Sables Podcast, where Sean interviews MdS participants in the run-up to the big event- 250km through the Sahara Desert over six days- in April 2020.

    • 57 min
    Using Fractional CMO to Help You Define, Set and Achieve Business Goals

    Using Fractional CMO to Help You Define, Set and Achieve Business Goals

    Joshua Ramsey, fractional CMO and digital marketing executive. He owns a digital marketing agency and works with companies to assist them in mapping out a more robust marketing strategy to dominate the marketplace. With nearly thirty years of digital marketing experience, Josh is also a Google Partner.
     
    On top of this, Josh hosts his own radio show and, when he’s not doing that, he’s travelling around the country to teach his marketing strategies and methods that have proven so successful over the years. As if that wasn’t enough, Josh has also masterminded, coded and has marketing and sales programs. Over the past ten years he’s built a CRM, programs for Operations Management and Website Auditing, as well as the world’s largest library of SEO descriptions. 
     
    Today, he’s here to share his expertise and talk about the release of his new book, The SEO Gimmick. Sean and Josh cover a range of topics including:



    What fractional CMO is exactly Where to start with building an effective website The limitations of using simple, self-build website platforms Marketing priorities for companies, and where SEO and paid advertising sit in this list of priorities The importance of setting goals, and ensuring that these are realistic in line with your company. These goals apply to all areas of your business type and size. Judging the value of an agency for your business and how to choose the right agency for you Balancing a finite budget The value of a good website How valuable a CRM is in boosting conversions and how offline marketing campaigns can be as effective as their online counterparts


    Josh also talks about what you can expect from his book, and how it will help businesses avoid being ripped off. The book is available to download from Joshua’s website- though listeners of the Click and Convert podcast can get a hard copy of the book if they contact him directly and mention the show.
     
    Got a specific question for Josh? You can contact Strategic Point Marketing, or get in touch via:
     
    Text: 972-832-2487
    Facebook: facebook.com/JRcmo/
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/joshuaramsey/
     
    Check out the Marathon des Sables Podcast, where Sean interviews MdS participants in the run-up to the big event- 250km through the Sahara Desert over six days- in April 2020.
    As always if you have any questions you can get in touch via Twitter @SeanClark.
    Subscribe to this podcast via iTunes, Stitcher and now on Spotify. If you liked it we’d be grateful if you could leave a review.

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

AndySloan78 ,

Nugget nugget nugget

Just listened to the Joris Bryon interview on conversion killers. Super useful conversation with heaps of immediate takeaways. Good work Sean.

Griffyndor 82 ,

Keep up the great work

Really helpful content without a hard sell. Really easy to listen to and consume, keep it up Sean, please!!

ViennaTechie ,

Incredibly good

I do not have words to describe how much I like this podcast. If you breathe E-commerce like me and always want to know what other tools there are in the market to make things just perform better - this podcast is for you. Every minute you invest in listening to this will pay off as you can learn that much.

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